Saitek Flight Simulator System (Yoke with Throttle Quadrant and Rudder Pedals)

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Regular Price: $359.95

Special Price $289.95

Regular Price: $359.95

Special Price $289.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: B1539A

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This deluxe system is great for the serious flight simulator pilot. Yoke features a durable stainless steel shaft with precision bearings for smooth and predictable elevator and aileron control. Built-in stopwatch is perfect for timing approaches and integrated USB hub provides a docking station for other Saitek hardware. Included throttle quadrant features detents for idle and reverse thrusters. Extra throttle quadrants are available for twin engine simulation. Self centering Rudder Pedals with tension adjustment completes the setup with precise rudder and toe braking control. Requires USB 2.0 drive and Windows XP or higher.
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Problems with throttle and rudder, poor customer service

Not Recommended

I purchased this item 5 years ago. About 2 years ago, I had problems with the throttle registering 100% when it was set for 20 to 25%. Customer service was no help, the only answer they had was that I buy a new one. After it sat for a year an a half not being used, I did manage to take it apart and clean the potentiometer, but it was a challenge to get it put back together - it seems like they have many more parts than they should need. I did get it back together and the throttle now appears to function correctly - again, with no help from Saitek.

Today, one rudder peddle break actuator made a horrible sound and then lost all resistance. I took it apart and found that a plastic piece holding a relatively heavy spring broke. Looks like a very poor design to me - a thin plastic hook holding a heavy spring? Like they thought this thing would last a reasonable amount of time?
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Sportys | 4/4/2015
 
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franklin knowles | VISALIA, California, US | Aviation enthusiast | 12/16/2014
 
Pros:
Enhances flight sim for better realism.
Very easy to setup and use.
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DonSweet | ATHENS, Tennessee, US | Private | 12/13/2014
 

Not Recommended


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yoke does not provide predictable aileron control. I have been unable to balance aileron control. requires greater yoke displacement when turning left turn than right. cannot make predictable shallow left turns with slight yoke displacement.
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Guest | Private | 6/2/2014
 
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Zach_ray7 | Not a pilot | 6/2/2014
 
Pros:
Very sophisticated. Works well with Xplane on my Mac.
Cons:
Takes some serious setup to have all functions work with Xplane. There is no documentation to tell you how to do this. Works on Macs but accompanying software will not work on Macs.

Yoke and Throttle Quadrant wil NOT clamp to many tables and desks. It requires a deep overhang.

Very impressive user experience.
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Guest | Private | 4/9/2014
 
Pros:
Good product. Still learning how to use the program set everything, controls, conditions, lots of fun.
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The rudder pedals are the only negative on this set. They do not stay put on the floor or carpet. Just a little hard to fly when you can not control the yaw of the aircraft.

This would have gotten an overall 5 stars except for the rudder pedals issue. I would suggest this product to others.
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Guest | 6/1/2013
 
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Guest | 1/24/2013
 
Pros:
Great feel of reality. Of course I am a new student pilot so my knowledge is quite limited at this point.
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None noted yet.

Quite satisfied and felt $259 was fair for a new kit... I'm using my system with Flight Gear, a free simulator for Mac, and Microsoft. I say this because you'll need to do a bit of research/OJT to ID what all the Saitek buttons actually control with flight gear application on a Mac. If you're using a Microsoft system, it would decrease learning curve by buying a Microsoft flight simulator, and the Saitek guide IDs how the buttons interact.
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Guest | 1/18/2013
 
Pros:
Better mimics a Cessna flight yoke than a joystick. Very useful as a Student Pilot going for Private Cert.
Lots of fingertip buttons (though many of the buttons aren't on a real C172 or C150).
Simple USB attachments. Practically plug & play setup once software installed.
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It is a bulky setup to keep mounted on a desk, need to take it down after use each time (don't have a dedicated computer & table). Rudder pedals would be nicer if metal - afraid plastic pedals will break when using shoes.


There's a BIG difference of flying with the Rudder Pedals and yoke vs. just a joystick. When the simulator removes Auto Rudder, it's more of a true simulator when Reality Mode is set to Real. As a student pilot, I've needed practice with this and it's helping significantly without the costs of getting in the air. Slight tweaks needed in the C172 after getting comfortable with the basics of rudder/yoke/level flight and turns. Actual cost of the product totals about 2 lessons (rudder & yoke system together). ROI so far is equivalent of more than cost of 12 lessons. To early to know how long/durable it will last.
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Student for Private Certify | 10/29/2012
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