Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
AJT1967

Saitek Question

Recommended Posts

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?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew.


Kind regards,

 

Andrew.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?


Asus Prime X370-Pro / Ryzen 7 1800X / 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz / Asus GTX 1070 Turbo
Fractal Design XL R2 / Phanteks PH-TC14PE / Corsair CX650M
2 TB SSD / 4 TB HDD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    21%
    $5,490.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...