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WildeSau2
10-02-2007, 01:47 AM
Hi all, I am going to buy new PC together with a new joystick.

Is the Saitek X-52 any good for combat flight sims (mainly for the Il-Series)? Is it having a rudder function, which allows you to turn the joystick around its own axis like the Microsoft PrecisionPro?

Thanks for any feedback.

Michael

VMF-214_HaVoK
10-02-2007, 02:24 AM
Do a search it has been a hot topic as of late. I owned one for about two years. Twist axis broke the second week or so. Its a decent stick and if you live outside the US its a good bang for buck. I have CH hotas with CH pedals now and love it like no other.

S!

Lehnert
10-02-2007, 03:09 AM
Hello WildeSau2,

look here and you get all what you want to know.........

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8031033395

And our forum has a search function too - for example: Search Saitek X-52

Cheers
GErhard


Originally posted by WildeSau2:
Hi all, I am going to buy new PC together with a new joystick.

Is the Saitek X-52 any good for combat flight sims (mainly for the Il-Series)? Is it having a rudder function, which allows you to turn the joystick around its own axis like the Microsoft PrecisionPro?

Thanks for any feedback.

Michael

Zoom2136
10-02-2007, 07:56 AM
I had about 6 or 7 of them....

They are good HOTAS they just don't last me very long http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Get one and buy an extended warranty... I got mine at FuturShop (same as Best Buy)...

Every time it goes south I just bring it in and get a new one... on average every 3 month... but I log in about 2 to 4 hours of flight time every day... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

God in nead a life http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Chivas
10-02-2007, 11:21 AM
The X52 is ok but I think there are much better options.

Saitek Aviator (has twist rudder)
MS Sidewinder series (twist rudder)
CH Fighterstick (requires seperate rudder)

Cougar Throttle (best but you have to keep joystick plugged in)
CH throttle

Saitek Pro rudder pedals

GAU-8
10-02-2007, 03:09 PM
the X52 i own hasn't failed me yet, and it gets heavy usage daily. the X45 on the other hand .has failed me miserably (3 seperate hotas failures)


for the money, it is the best bang for the buck. i have no problem recommeding the X52 (OR PRO) but if money isnt really a problem, then you can try CH products of flight stuff. but again, sometimes they have problems too. but just because it is more expensive, doesnt mean that it wont break down. all companies have some kind of failure somewhere.