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Saitek X52 Pro Flight System Controller

  • PS34
  • System Requirements: USB 2.0 Port Windows XP, Vista or 7 (32- and 64-bit)

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Saitek Pro Flight Combat Series X-52 Pro H.O.T.A.S. System for PC and Mac
Precise Combat Flight Sim Action

Precise Combat Flight Sim Action

Saitek's X52 Pro Flight H.O.T.A.S. System is a fully integrated hands on stick and throttle flight controller that meets or exceeds the demands of the best flight simulator pilots. Featuring an upgraded multifunction LCD which shows in-game data in real time, a progressive throttle with tension adjustment, plus an adjustable joystick with a self-centering mechanism. The X52 Pro takes all the standout features from the original X52 and elevates them to a higher altitude.

Dual-Spring Centering Mechanism

A highly accurate centering mechanism ensures the joystick will easily return to the neutral position after you let go. Non-contact technology on the X and Y axes enhance control while increasing durability. And, the stick becomes more resistant as it moves farther away from the center position.

Advanced Grip Adjustment System

Advanced Grip Adjustment System

A five-position handle adjustment system conforms to your grip style and hand size. And to promote maximum comfort during long flights, the joystick's handle also features contours which harmonize with your digits.

3D Twist with Rudder Lock

3D Twist with Rudder Lock

The joystick's twist rudder controls add another dimension of command to simulated flight. If you prefer more traditional control, a rudder lock switch disables the twist capabilities and confines input to the X and Y axes—ideal for use with Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals (sold separately).

Progressive Throttle with Resistance Adjustment

Progressive Throttle with Resistance Adjustment

The throttle unit's progressive functionality improves aircraft response. Detents—physical markings indicating where a certain action takes places—simplify control of your plane's idle and reverse thrusters. Yet another customizable feature found on the X52 Pro, a tension adjustment dial lets you change the throttle's resistance to suit the way you fly.

Multifunction LCD Display

Multifunction LCD Display

The X-52 Pro's LCD screen—with adjustable backlighting—enables you to view information about your button configurations with only a quick glance. Even more beneficial is the ability to directly manipulate radio stack information in FSX, X-Plane, Prepar3D, and most flight simulation software. You can then use the buttons residing below the Multifunction Display (MFD) to cycle through essential radio stack functions. A downloadable Software Development Kit allows you to create your own MFD interactions.

Powerful Programming Software

Powerful Programming Software (PC Only)

After installing downloadable software, you are then free to create custom profiles for different flight sims. Three mode settings and a pinkie switch provide enhanced programming options for even more control in your favorite sim. And, all button programming is color coded. Assign a color to each button's tri-state LED, and then make adjustments via controller settings within joy.cpl (Game Controllers).

    Product Includes:

  • Saitek Combat Series X52 Pro Joystick Unit
  • Saitek Combat Series X52 Pro Throttle Unit with 4.8ft/1.4m USB Connector Cable
  • 5ft/1.5m PS/2 Connector Cable (conjoins Joystick and Throttle Units)
  • 8 Suction Cups

    Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows®: 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP
  • Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or Later
  • 2x USB 2.0 Ports

    Flight Simulation Software Compatibility:

  • FSX - Flight Simulator X (PC only)
  • X-Plane 10 (PC and Mac)
  • Prepar3D® 2.2 (PC only)
  • X-Wing Special Edition
  • TIE Fighter Special Edition
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Star Citizen
  • Most Other Flight Simulation Software

    Product Features:

  • The market-leading brand in flight simulator hardware
  • Interactive Multifunction Display (MFD) screen displays important in-game info
  • Unique dual-spring mechanism provides a progressive spring force on the stick's movement—the stick is more resistant the farther it's moved from center
  • Magnetic Hall-effect sensor and non-contact technology
  • Progressive throttle with tension adjustment, plus detents for afterburner and idle
  • Backed by a two-year limited manufacturer's warranty

Learn more about the Saitek PS34




Flight Control System
System Requirements:
USB 2.0 Port
Windows XP, Vista or 7 (32- and 64-bit)

Works great with:
Aero Fly
Arma 2
Arma 3
DCS World
DCS: Black Shark
DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3
Enemy Engaged 2
Falcon 4
Falcon BMS
Falcon: Allied Force
Flaming Cliffs 1 & 2
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
Lock On: Modern Air Combat
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
Pacifc Fighters
Red Baron 2012
Rise of Flight
Strike Fighters 2
Strike Fighters 2: Europe
Strike Fighters 2: Israel
Strike Fighters 2: Vietnam
TIE Fighter Special Edition
War Thunder
WarBirds III
WarBirds: Dogfights 2012
Wings of Prey
World of Warplanes
X-Plane 10
X-Wing Special Edition


Precise Combat Flight Sim Action

Dual-Spring Centering Mechanism

Advanced Grip Adjustment System

3D Twist with Rudder Lock

Progressive Throttle with Resistance Adjustment

Multifunction LCD Display

Powerful Programming Software (PC Only)

Package Contents

Package Contents
Precision centering mechanism, non-contact technology on X and Y axes and constant spring force reduce free play, improve control and increase durability
2-stage metal trigger; 2 primary buttons in 1 convenient position
4 fire buttons including missile launcher with spring-loaded safety cover for instant access
Conveniently positioned metal pinkie switch provides shift functionality to double up on programmable commands
2X 8-way Hat Switches
3D rudder twist
3-position rotary mode selector switch with LED indicators
3 spring-loaded, base-mounted toggle switches for up to 6 programmable flight commands
5-position handle adjustment system to suit all hand sizes

Progressive throttle with tension adjustment, detents for afterburner and idle
2 fire buttons
Scroll wheel with built-in button
Mouse controller / hat switch with left mouse button
8-way hat switch
2x rotary controls
Smooth-action slider control
Clutch button initiates 'safe mode' to allow on-the-fly profile selection, or to display button functionality without activating
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Eric M.
  • 2/8/2016 11:29:35 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThree RMAs in as many months

Pros: It feels good and solid. Lots of functionality, pretty lights etc, etc, etc.

Cons: It breaks ALOT!!!! I've had to return mine for RMA twice and I'm about to return my third in three months. I'm spending half my time without the product. The issues all seem to be associated with the shoddy design of the throttle.

Things that have broken so far.

First RMA: Throttle hat downward directional stopped working.
Second RMA: Throttle Detent failure.
Third RMA: Throttle causing phantom signal on X rotation, Y rotation and Slider.

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  • DAVID P.
  • 1/26/2016 5:19:13 PM

3 out of 5 eggsNice when it works!

Pros: - compatible with many games
- illuminated so easy to see buttons in the dark
- suction cups to keep it from lifting of the desk

Cons: - software and driver support is horrible

Other Thoughts: In Windows 10 this thing keeps disconnecting and re-connecting leading to un-responsiveness while playing games. Every time I plug it into a different USB port I need to manually specify the drivers. I have tried both USB 2 and USB 3 ports, directly into my MB as well as via a powered USB hub. This has been the worst peripheral I have ever used. I need to replace it soon for fear of throwing it on the floor. I can no longer enjoy playing any games with it. I -could- replace it with an X55 but I read that it is also on the same poor quality level and the TM HOTAS does not have twist for rudder.

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  • Eric D.
  • 1/24/2016 11:29:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat product but they need to update their windows 10 drivers

Pros: Great stick, responsive, can be adjusted to fit your hand and the software allows multiple configurations and macros with in a single profile.

Cons: Software/Driver support is lacking but this isn't too surprising it is saitek/madcatz. The latest windows 10 update broke the drivers which has lead to actual BSODs in windows 10 when switching profiles or disconnecting the joystick.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend but with the warning that this can turn into a decidedly not plug and play device so if you know how to poke around the OS and search for solutions to problems go for it otherwise I would look for a setup from a company with a better track history of reliable drivers.

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  • george m.
  • 12/15/2015 5:01:19 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work!

Pros: Looks cool

Cons: Cannot even get past driver install. Terrible product! Shame on you Saitek/Madcatz.

Want to call customer support? Guess what- BOTH PHONE NUMBERS printed inside the packaged literature are NOT IN SERVICE.

A quick google search will reveal that a TON of people are having similar issues. Driver install hangs and then you have to hard reset your system. I am using Win 7ult 64bit. How hard is it to make a controller actually work when plugged in to an OS that's been out for like 7 years??? I saved my money for this thing and now i feel duped! What a waste of my time and a true disappointment.

Shame on Newegg as well- there are SO many complaints online about this thing- you should really let your customers know what they're getting into.

Other Thoughts: disappointed and frustrated. nothing makes me madder than a bogus product and a complete lack of support..

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  • Steven T.
  • 12/13/2015 7:16:52 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad drivers for USB 3.0

Pros: Good customer support, feels good in your hand. when it worked on my old MB it was great.

Cons: First one had the throttle break. Then I got a new MB with USB 3.0 ports and the trouble started. Could not load the driver software with out crashing my computer. MONTHS of trouble shooting it's a known issue where people disabled their USB 3.0 ports in order t install it. No thanks I sold it and got a warthog. Too many problems! Look up the problems people have had before you buy!

Other Thoughts: If they fixed the USB problem with the install software and fixed the throttle from breaking it would be a great HOTAS set up.

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  • Jeff G.
  • 11/21/2015 1:13:20 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat stick while it lasts

Pros: Bought this a little over a year ago to play Elite Dangerous. It really makes the game more fun and easier to play. Lots of buttons. Twist rudder.

Cons: Mouse stick on throttle got erratic and unusable within 6 months had to turn it off. After 9 months some of the LEDs started getting intermittent. Now one of the buttons that gets used a lot is getting intermittent.

Other Thoughts: I really wish they built this better. No one seems to be making a HOTAS with good build quality and a twist rudder on the stick.

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  • austin d.
  • 10/6/2015 7:02:15 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, So good, Very good!

Pros: -Works, and I know this is a problem with some unlucky buyers.
-Drivers and software were a simple install
-Lovely brightness slider for MFD and LEDs (great for darker rooms I imagine, they can be pretty bright at the default max setting) along with being able to change their color.
-Comfortable to hold, although I recommend finding the lowest possible spot for them (around the arm of your chair's level) to make your arms comfortable too
-Surprisingly non-cheap feeling other than the unit's weight.
-Awesome suction cups! (IMPORTANT NOTE: I have a glass desk!)
-So many buttons and knobs and switches and hats that it will really be "Hands On" untill you need to type something. Luckily voice chat is standard in modern games.

Cons: -A couple of the buttons on the throttle specifically are difficult to reach comfortably while also using the throttle. (Size of your hand may change this)
-Before I used the suction cups the units were noticeably top heavy

Other Thoughts: Functionally this is a perfect X52 Pro. Being a day one review I feel that I will update this in the future. After six months I should know how good mine really is. Considering this stick has been manufactured since 2004 (the standard model at least) and owners from back then still use it today I have a good feeling about it. I will assume that if it comes working perfectly, it will stay working perfectly.

The detents, by the way, are extremely useful in some games while making little sense in others. They are totally removeable as noted in Youtube videos but this would void warranty.

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  • Kevin P.
  • 9/11/2015 4:17:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy Saitek x52 pro

Pros: Exactly as expected, as usual newegg ships fast

Cons: A bit hard to find the Windows 8.1 64bit driver and software on-line

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  • Michael J.
  • 5/12/2015 1:43:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFeels great, works well

Pros: As my review title states, this system feels great and works very well. There are plenty of buttons for everything, and far more than I even need using it right now for Elite: Dangerous.
I can't think of too much to say beyond that scope. It is very solid, but it does have a few issues...

Cons: I would love to give this 5 stars, but I'm not going to for two reasons:

1) The DIN connectors are just cheap. The connection to the throttle is way too tight... so tight in fact that I bent a pin and had to bend it back to make the connection. The DIN connector for the stick is too loose. And they stick straight out, which means unless you can maintain at least 3-5 inches in front of the things, you're always risking problems.

2) There are 4 little pads at the bottom of the throttle control. On my unit they're not quite even, and the thing wobbled unevenly on my desk like a chair with one short leg, and I had to pad it out myself in order to make it level.

Now these things may sound like nit-picking, and maybe they are, but both these issues could have been solved with just a tad more quality control and very little money, which I would expect for a product in this price range, but... oh well, I'm extracting my revenge for Mad Catz's apparent lack of concern by denying them one extra star...

Other Thoughts: I'm using it with Elite: Dangerous, and it works very well with it. 'nuff said.

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  • Brian R.
  • 3/5/2015 9:12:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSaitek X52 Pro

Pros: > A lot of programmable buttons
> Sturdy construction
> Feels great in your hand - very ergonomic/natural feeling
> Works with every game I have used it on ( Star Citizen, Elite Dangerous, X-plane 10, X-Rebirth )
> Easy install and setup with latest drivers ( Download online )

Cons: < Short USB Cable, need an extension cable if PC is over 2 feet away.
< i Button doesn't seem to program well
< Spring on Joystick seems a little loose

Other Thoughts: Overall I am very happy with my purchase. Newegg delivered as promised. Flight stick works great. I would highly recommend buying from Newegg. Very competitive prices. Delivered on time and in great condition.

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