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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

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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  • Michael J.
  • 5/12/2015 1:43:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2015 2:17:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood hotas

Pros: tons of buttons. smooth operation. led brightness controls. fits my large hands good. mfd is customizable.

Cons: horrible software bugs. took me 6 hours to install the driver alone. there was a conflict between my usb 3.0 driver and the saitek driver. even plugging the stick into a usb 2.0 didn't work. ended up having to uninstall Intel usb 3.0 driver to make it work.

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  • Admir N.
  • 2/24/2015 2:05:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's Great

Pros: It still works after a year
It still feels fresh and not broken in or loose
Throttle is adjustable so you don't have to move it with much effort if you like it sensitive and vice versa.

Cons: The cable that connects the throttle and the joystick together is very loose and falls out VERY VERY easily. But if you're not moving your joystick around too much, you should be fine.

Other Thoughts: Some of the buttons don't work well with some games. It's not the sticks fault. I imagine with DCS every button should be configurable.

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  • ANTON D.
  • 1/28/2015 6:22:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsWell....

Pros: As tired as this is:
Looks nice, lots of button. Rubbery-feel grip feels pretty good. Good side stick and throttle.

Cons: The (in comparison) non significant stuff out of the way:

The stick definitely feels way too light. I got used to it after a day or two (trying to set it up, more below) so it was not a big deal. To get 100% throttle, you really need to push the throttle forward so it goes past a "click", again, nothing major, perhaps the stick needs to be worked in.
My biggest problem was with installation...
I can honestly say, I have never plugged anything so horrible into the USB post of my computer. I actually felt bad for constantly restarting the system, restoring...just felt like I was abusing my tower.
First of all the joystick MAY work out of the box, if it decides to in 1/10 times.
No matter what USB ports I tried, 2, 3, front/back of computer. No matter what online instructions I tried, this joystick would seriously mess with my system.
To my partial relief, I saw that I was not the only one having the exact same issues with exact same buttons and exact same installation problems and issues in the exact same games. After 4 days straight of installing/reinstalling/editing registries, trying different drivers and different methods for installing those drivers, I have had enough.
I figured that if it is THIS much problem to install, I am afraid to imagine what it is going to be like when you have to fix an actual problem.
On the other hand, I see that for some it works ok.
I can only assume it is bad manufacturing and horrible quality control. If you like to gamble, get this, if not I would avoid completely.

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  • Andrew D.
  • 1/20/2015 3:34:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it so far

Pros: Lots of buttons, comfortable and feels good while flying. Lots of configuration options. I like that it has rudder in the stick itself so that I do not have to have separate pedals for that.

Cons: None really, make sure you download the latest drivers from the website from the time you receive it. Did not use the ones in the box. Also for some games you have to disable the clutch mode through the settings (I used it for elite dangerous and that took a bit of searching to figure out what was going on with the key binding)

Other Thoughts: Leave deadzones alone to start and then as you use it a bit make sure to go in and adjust. I think that is part of any joystick though periodic recalibration is a good idea.

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  • Robert B.
  • 1/2/2015 10:05:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Playing Elite Dangerous with this. Works very good with the ED supported bindings. Did install drivers form web but only used it for LED color control.

Cons: Does not work with any of my USB 3 plugs on my computer. I have a Asus Z77 board and this will not work on any USB 3 plug front or back. Works with all USB 2.0.

Other Thoughts: Will be getting a pci-e USB 2.0 card. I'm out of 2.0 plugs.

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  • Joseph Q.
  • 12/28/2014 10:29:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Joystick with some Quirks

Pros: Full HOTAS. Works beautifully with Windows 10 Tech Preview using windows 8 drivers so I'm sure it would be just fine for 7 and 8 as well. Do NOT use the driver CD as many have stated they are very old drivers. Download the drivers from Saitek's website. Good feel to the throttle and stick. Stick can be adjusted somewhat to fit your hand.

Cons: Stick has a small amount of play right out of the box, about a quarter inch of movement if measured from the top of the joystick. Definitely not stiff like my old thrustmaster T16000. This may be a deal breaker for some, but I am learning to live with it. Also, Spring tension is, IMHO, very much so lacking. If you have seen those videos posted online about how after a year of use the x52 joystick can be held sideways and the joystick doesn't keep its center then you know what I mean when I say this joystick did that to me out of the box. Not impressed with that one bit but there are DIY fixes posted online for this issue if you must have this joystick and want to experiment.

However, overall the joystick has a nice feel to it, it doesn't feel cheap but it doesn't feel top-of-the-line (think thrustmaster Warthog) either. Being able to change the tension of the stick would be great, but I guess you need to upgrade to the x55 for that option. There is an option to adjust tension on the throttle however.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for the release of Elite: Dangerous as this game was practically modeled around this stick. Flight controls are wonderfully done and there is a profile in elite dangerous set up for this stick. I have moved some things around on that profile to fit my own needs but for the most part if you are looking for a stick to be used with Elite then this is the one to go for.

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  • Adnan e.
  • 11/6/2014 12:55:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTook Some Effort

Pros: - LED's are beautiful.
- Too many buttons for me to push lol.
- Comfortable.
- Throttle resistance is customizable.
- Pretty great stick overall.

Cons: - The software was a nightmare to install. Took me all day until I finally found the fix.

Other Thoughts: I have a new mobo (Asus Maximus VII Formula) with an intel i7 4790 processor. The drivers for the joystick simply refused to install. I figured out eventually that I had to uninstall my USB 3.0 drivers in control panel, and that fixed the problem. I thought I was going to have to refund it, but then I got it working. Otherwise, it's a pretty great stick. I would totally recommend it.

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  • Brian C.
  • 5/13/2014 8:03:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome but....

Pros: You are not going to find a better flight stick set at this price point. There are better out there. But, they cost a lot more. Ever function of the device is well thought out and placed.

Cons: The software on the disk is O L D. Don't even bother installing it. Even if you get it to run on your machine without complaint you will get a ton of drift on one of the axises. However, a quick trip to the support page will yield newer software / drivers that will make it sing.

Other Thoughts: Bought this stick in anticipation of Elite:Dangerous. I tried playing with mouse and keyboard and it is practically impossible. I plugged in the X52 Pro and it was like the game was designed specifically for it. I would expect the same is true of the upcoming Star Citizen as well.

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