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Saitek Question

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Hi community,


Would just like to get some opinions if possible please.


Up until last year, I had been happily simming with a Saitek X-52. This had been my faithful controller for around six years or so. Anyway, the beast finally died in a few of the axis.

A good friend of mine purchased me a new one in January as a birthday present, but this one has decided to break. It feels like the shaft has broken within the lower box that holds the controller. It still moves, but below the metal spring there is a round plate that seems to "catch" when moving the joystick.


Unfortunately, we have lost the contact details of the seller, and with Saitek / Mad Catz recently being purchased, I have my doubts that I would get a replacement anyway.


Which brings me to my current problem:


I have seen online reasonably priced, a USED X-52 Pro. Can anybody comment as to whether the build quality of the Pro is any better please?


I've also been following the Thrustmaster T16000m HOTAS, which looks a good buy to me. Would anybody care to give me an opinion please?





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The X52 Pro is supposed to be higher quality. I've had mine for several years and it's still working fine. On the other hand, I have read about a lot of problems with them too, so maybe the Thrustmaster is a safer bet?

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