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It looks awesome, but that about it

  • By Darren from Bothell WA USA on Thursday, March 03, 2016
  • Pros: Formfactor is beautiful, increases the sense of realness
  • Cons: Does not work on Apple/Mac - only Windows (native), latency issues
  • Review: I bought this thinking it was going to be a great addition and enhancement to my sim experience. I am an instrument rated pilot, and was thinking this would be great during my practice approaches.

    I did a bit of research on the Saitek website to confirm that it is compatible with XPlane10 running on a mac. Website gave slightly conflicting information, but their sales team explicitly stated it does work on a Mac. So I bought it here at MyPilot Store

    After receiving the unit, I discovered after several weeks of phone calls, emails and advice, third party drivers and plugins, it does not work on a Mac. You can run a service on a Windows box somewhere else and share the information back to your mac, if you have a Windows box somewhere else. Or you can run a VM running windows to run the service (requires 2 processors (not cores) and 16+GB of ram and Vram) which is too resource intensive, OR you can load Windows into Bootcamp on your Mac and run Windows.

    I eventually loaded Windows into boot camp to run this unit. It is ok. The performance is slow relative to the simulation. The rotary knobs response is about three or four clicks to one action.
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"Too much whiz and not enough bang"

  • By Alberto from Pico Rivera CA USA on Monday, May 01, 2017
  • Review: It works good, but it is to expensive.
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