Reviews for Logitech Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Throttle Quadrant System

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Having Issues with the Throttle Quadrant

  • By Jason from Saint Charles MO USA on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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  • Cons: Throttle Quadrant does NOT connect with the Yoke
  • Review: To be honest, I am unsatisified with this purchase. The connector on the throttle quadrant was delivered in a "broken condition", and I'm unable to connect it to the yoke. I even had 2 friends of mine who are extremely computer saavy take a look, and they said they could not repair it. I would NOT recommend purchasing this.
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Less Than 4 Month Mine Is Completely Dead...

  • By James from USA on Sunday, November 29, 2009
  • Pros: Nice feel, easy to hook up and set up buttons etc... and good solid feel, overall fit, form and function is really good for what you are paying.
  • Cons: Died after less than 4 months of light simming...
  • Review: When it was working it was a great yoke/throttle system, fit, form and function is nice. But at times the yoke display will display funny characters, if you cycle through the modes they go away. But mine just died after less than 4 months of light use, simming. No warnings whatsoever just dead. Display and LED lights will not come on, sim wont recognize inputs or calibration, nothing... Searching the internet forums it appears this is a common problem with the yoke, so I guess I now get to deal with Saitek and exchange it.
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You get what you pay for

  • By Conor from Albany NY USA on Friday, April 09, 2010
  • Pros: Cheap, reliable, works with X-Plane
  • Cons: Plastic-feeling, light, springy, no damping on yoke, pedal slant not adjustable
  • Review: I'm going to continue using this throttle & yoke combo because I don't have money for a better system (i.e. one whose yoke doesn't bind up and whose pedals are adjustable). It's definitely usable, and provides excellent value for the price, but it's definitely not representative of the controls found in certified simulators. I didn't expect the yoke to be so light and springy; I expected something heavier that would provide either more, or adjustable, resistance. The pedals have adjustable resistance, but the angle on them isn't adjustable, which can lead to foot fatigue on long sim sessions. I'm happy to report that the signals generated by these controls are clean. They don't center perfectly (there's about a 2% dead zone in the center, wherein control outputs are ambiguous), but otherwise they report their positions reliably. They work well with X-Plane, and I use them under both Mac OS X and Windows.
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  • By rbob from Hilo HI USA on Monday, October 20, 2008
  • Pros: Well built and attractive
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  • Review: See my review of Flight Sim X - I've put the yoke back in the box and am considering whether to buy a joystick instead, or just give it up. It's more the problem of the simulator than the yoke, but even so, I can't seem to set the yoke to give a smooth motion. Too much porpoising. And I'm a retired comm'l pilot and CFII, so it's not that I don't know how to fly.
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Over Rated

  • By Steve Steinbrecher from Pollock Pines CA USA on Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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  • Cons: Hard to set up, incomplete or ambiguous instructions, lack of product support via the phone and website
  • Review: I spent a lot of time deciding to purchase this product. I have a DELL server, great graphics card, FS9 with all the updates and a nice flat screen monitor to fly with. When the product arrived, I followed the instructions carefully, and the results have been mixed at best. The "mixture" axis has NEVER worked since installed on the throttle quadrant, and the RPM lever will not allow me to increase to full propeller RPMs, which makes for a less than satisfying experience when flying twins (I fly the B-25 Mitchell, King Air and Baron in the twin class mainly). The software from Saitek is good, but full of conflicts with the FS9 functions to the point of where I finally just removed the SST programming, and it seems to work fine usually. I have fairly common "glitches" in which one of more of the functional buttons will quit working during mid-flight, which makes it really awkward to fly, trying to remember and use keyboard commands and the buttons at the same time. Finally, the control yoke is not real stable in terms of responding to up and down pitch, as one would expect a more "realistic" feel as experienced when flying a real airplane. Keeping the aircraft in trim is a real pain, especially at Vr and on final approach using the ILS. If I could find a buyer to get my original investment back I would sell these items. I have a Saitek Avi8tor One joystick I used before and it is MUCH better than the control yoke set-up.
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