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Saitek PZ45 Pro Flight Throttle Quandrant

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Multiple In-Cockpit Controls

Multiple In-Cockpit Controls

Saitek's Pro Flight Switch Panel is ideal for expanding the number of controls in your flight simulator setup. Attach it to your Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, place it atop your desk, or even mount it to your own custom cockpit setup. Control your landing gear and lights, engine power and other important aircraft functions, all from one compact unit.

5-Position Magneto Dial Ignites Engines

The Switch Panel accommodates a wide range of different aircraft and features a five-setting rotary switch that individually controls the magnetos in your plane's ignition system. The 'R' and 'L' positions activate their respective magneto in each engine, 'BOTH/ALL' activates every magneto, and moving to 'START' engages the starter. Once engaged, the engines and magnetos turn, working in unison to fire at exactly the right time in the ignition process.

Realistic Landing Gear Control

Realistic Landing Gear Control with LED Indicators

Bring your plane's landing gear up or down with a satisfying click of an actual control lever. Convenient LEDs provide visual indication of real-time gear status from FSX and Prepar3D. If your flight sim of choice is X-Plane, plugins are available for direct download from our website. Now you can see the exact state of your landing gear with a mere glance at the Switch Panel.

Fully Customizable

Fully Customizable to Meet Your Needs

Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke is the foundation of an authentic flight sim experience and built to harmonize with many other Saitek flight simulation products. Saitek's range of Instrument Panels are modular and interchangeable by design, and can be situated one on top of another or side-by-side. Want the Altimeter above the Compass? Done. Want your Vertical Speed Indicator to the left of your Airborne Direction Finder? Go for it. It's your choice. Easy-to-use mounting brackets provide the means to arrange your flight simulation setup in a configuration only limited by your imagination.

Saitek Pro Flight Simulator Cockpit Shell

Saitek Pro Flight Simulator Cockpit Shell—The Ideal Hangar for Flight Sim Gear

Our cockpit shell is styled after GA trainers, and ready to accept your current and future flight sim hardware. Begin with Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke, then easily add Rudder Pedals and a multitude of Switch, Navigation, and Instrument Panels to fully equip your flight simulator. Commercial or private, seasoned or novice, you have the ability to build your setup with all the essentials needed to vastly improve your skill set and muscle memory.

Pre-made Flight Sim Cockpit

Get the Ultimate Pre-made Flight Sim Cockpit

Saitek now offers two solutions which effectively remove the guesswork from creating your own flight sim setup. The first solution is a solidly built, custom cockpit frame which securely houses all of your Pro Flight gear. The second solution is even more robust—a fully loaded, professional-grade cockpit which includes all controls and instruments to qualify as a complete procedure trainer.

    Product Includes:

  • Saitek Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant with 4.2ft/1.3m USB Connector Cable
  • 2-Position Desk Clamp

    System Requirements:

  • Windows®: XP or Higher
  • Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or Higher; X-Plane 10
  • USB 2.0 Port

    Product Features:

  • The market-leading brand in flight simulator hardware
  • 3 assignable levers for controlling axes
  • Detents for idle and reverse thrusters
  • 9 programmable buttons include 3 two-way rocker switches
  • Matches the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke
  • Interchangeable lever heads
  • Compatible with any Joystick or Yoke

    Flight Simulation Software Compatibility

  • FSX - Flight Simulator X (PC only)
  • X-Plane 10 (PC and Mac)
  • Prepar3D 2.2 (PC only)
  • Most Other Flight Simulation Software

Learn more about the Saitek PZ45




PZ45 Flight throttle quandrant featuring three levers which can be used for various axis commands in flight simulators (throttle, fuel mixture, trim etc.).

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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  • Alec G.
  • 4/29/2014 10:38:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery useful

Pros: I got this mainly to use with helicopter simulators for DCS, like MI-8 and UH-1H Huey. The Throttle Quadrant will offer you more precision than the throttle slider that comes on a standard control stick itself. Which is very important for helicopters, not so much with airplanes.

But if you really want to go that extra mile to get you closer to the real deal, it will get you there with additional controls such as elevator control, and fuel mixture(or what ever you bind the levers to)

Also, the 6 buttons located beneath the levers, I was not expecting them, but they turned out to be a pleasant surprise as they are rebind-able. Allowing you to bind important functions(like counter measures) close to your throttle hand, allowing you to organize and improve your layout.

Cons: It's quite pricey, and it can't really fit onto my desk. Though my desk is not very well shaped to accommodate it. The area of the Quadrant that clamps onto the desk is about 3 inches in length, and 2.5 inches in width. make sure your desk has the space to accommodate it.

3 by 2.5 inches is just me eye balling it FYI.

Other Thoughts: Overall, its a good buy if you need precise control of the throttle(or collective in the case of helicopters).

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  • Roy C.
  • 9/15/2010 10:28:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA little goofy, but still nice.

Pros: Smooth controls. Extra knobs and a "T" handle to gang throttles. Recognized by FSX. Solid mount and anti-skid pads work well to keep it in place. Works with Win XP x64 out of the box with CD drivers.

Cons: Screws too short for proper top mounting. You only have about 1 thread and can strip it out. Programming software instructions seem to be for the joystick. You need to interpret them for your use. Seems to need calibration in FSX each time you fly. Sometimes overlaps my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro flight stick functions, but may just be drivers.

Other Thoughts: Drivers MUST be installed. Drivers on the disk are dated 2007. Plastic shafts need care when changing knobs. It's clunky and really isn't positioned like a real throttle quadrant in a plane. This control needs to be used on the left (if you're right handed) when using a joystick. A flight yoke might be better.

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  • David B.
  • 10/4/2009 5:57:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome fun

Pros: Love it! I was debating b/w CH and Saitek, and I am happy I went with the Saitek. Motion is fluid, no problems with buttons, and feels very sturdy. Feels like a completely new game compared to my MS wireless controller, which I used for about 6months.

I do not use the included drivers/program as FSUIPC works perfectly, and I understood many people had problems with "phantom buttons" after installing the included software. I simply didn't even try!

Cons: None

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  • Joshua F.
  • 6/29/2009 12:53:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNice Flight SimX Addition

Pros: *Customizable lever knobs, including a 4 engine jet connector for dual quadrant setup, i liked that.
*Lots of different mounting options for different desk setups.
*Feels pretty rugged & durable, will provide many hours of fun.
*Not too expensive considering that i was planning on home brewing one and came up to around $100 in parts and 2-3 hours of labor.
*If you are really into rotorcraft you can flip it around and mount it to your mouse tray or tv tray and use the throttle lever as a collective lever, it works really well, you can even use the propeller as the collective and then assign the throttle as the literal throttle for a piston engine heli!!!!!
*Looks amazing sitting here on my desk, im glad they used the color scheme they did, black with red and white decals, "almost looks like a real throttle quadrant, would have been better if they angled them like in a beechcraft baron58, oh well.......

Cons: *Was sort of a pain to setup in FSX w/ Accel.
*Suffered from phantom key presses and random key assignments, there is a fix if you visit the saitek forums, but we shouldn't have to do that, DO NOT INSTALL THE SAITEK SOFTWARE!!!!!, Windows can recognize and use it just fine and FSX will work with it out of the box.
*I was able to purchase this at a local big box retailer for less than newegg had it for!? Come on newegg, what's the deal?
*It comes with a very short USB cord, i needed a few more feet so i had to go buy a 6' USB ext. cord.

Other Thoughts: If you are an avid FS gamer, you can't go without this. I fly mostly heli's and my order of purchase was 1.)High quality joystick, 2.) Saitek Pro Flight Rudder pedals, 3.) This item, 4.) Saitek Pro Flight switch panel. (very fun btw).
Good buy, would def. buy again
Highly recommend to others

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  • Jose M.
  • 6/10/2008 6:33:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggssort of kind of

Pros: Good Looking

Cons: When you toggle between views at flying mode the throttle comes back to idle. Needs driver installation the CH Fighterstick USB works right out the box, No driver installation needed.

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  • Eng O.
  • 1/22/2008 7:51:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot For Flight Sim 2004

Pros: Technically it worked.

Cons: This comment is for Flight Sim 2004 only. Only 1 of 3 throttle worked some what, the other 2 would not go to 110%. And even the 1 that worked, would not go down to 0%, hang around 20% or so. REV worked. Tried to configure the other 2 as FLAP and Elevator Trim, but they would not work 100%. Flap would only go from 5deg to 20deg (supposed to be 0deg to 30deg), and Trim go from 0% to 50%, then jumped to 100%, why?

Other Thoughts: I had bought this to suppliment my Saitek PS33 Aviator Joystick, which worked FANTASTIC controlling the elevator trim and throttle (except no REV, have to use a button for that). So if you want to fly Flight Sim 2004 (or X), just get Saitek PS33 Aviator Joystick, the rest use keyboard or the switches.

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  • Alec B.
  • 11/2/2007 3:24:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell made throttle

Pros: Very smooth lever movement. Indents at the bottom of the axes provide a very nice null zone, and they go down a little extra.

Cons: Cable is only 6 ft or so, I would have liked at least 8 ft. Doesn't have 4 levers for a dual engine, spoilers, flaps config. (but one throttle is just fine). Doesn't have indents for flap positions. (I guess I will have to custom fab)

Other Thoughts: If more levers are needed a second(or more) can be purchased and placed side-by-side.

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