Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System

Product overview



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The most fully integrated Stick and throttle flight controller: built to meet the demands of the best virtual pilots in the world!

The MFD screen, first introduced on the X52 Flight Controller, is now interactive. Now you can display important in-game information such as the Radio Stack and interact with your games directly. Shipping with support for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, there's also a Software Development Kit (SDK) included which allows budding programmers to create interactions with their own favourite games. See what's been created already on our forum.

New metal parts increase durability and the unique dual-spring mechanism provides a progressive spring force on the stick's movement, making it more resistant the further you move it from centre. The X52 Pro uses the same magnetic hall sensor, non-contact technology as the X52 but we've doubled the number of sensors to improve response. The smooth movement and enhanced control give you unparalleled accuracy and bring you even closer to reality.



  • 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
  • 2 X 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
  • 2 x 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



Product Description
Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System - joystick and throttle - wired
Product Type
Joystick and throttle
Connectivity Technology
Pointing Device / Manipulator
Joystick, throttle, three 8-way hat switches
8-way hat switch, mouse control, adjustable tension, rotary control, scrolling wheel, backlighting, illuminated buttons, multi-function display
Microsoft Certification
Works with Windows Vista



Product Type
Joystick and throttle
Connectivity Technology
Pointing Device / Manipulator
Joystick, throttle, three 8-way hat switches
8-way hat switch, mouse control, adjustable tension, rotary control, scrolling wheel, backlighting, illuminated buttons, multi-function display


1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A


Works with Windows Vista
Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.

Customer reviews

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5* Saitek X52 Pro
Reviewed by Anonymous on 15/05/2007
This is an brillent joystick and was a wonder to use after an upgrade from the Microsofts Sidewinder Forcefeed back.

The installtion is easy to go through But it is more recommend to use the drivers of the Saitek home page as the ones i got with the included disk where corupted and got BSOD's after pressing the trigger.

But over all it will improve game playing and makes it more fun as it does on IL2
5* Great Stick
Reviewed by Steven on 22/05/2015
I ordered this system in the week and it turned up promptly and is just as I expected, I highly configurable flight control system which is great for playing Elite and FSX. I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to after the X52 Pro was delivered in no protective packaging in an unsealed original retail box, which although the contents were all still in place looked like it had been opened a few times in transit. Parcel tape isn't that expensive and would have at least kept the lid closed. So it has put me off ordering from BT again, this was my first purchase.
Our response
Thanks Steven for the feedback about the packaging, i've flagged this to our warehouse team to check what happened here to ensure we do a better job in the future. Regards Dunc
5* Awesome
Reviewed by on 05/01/2008
This piece is absolutely awesome! Wouldn't change for anything cheaper.
5* Incredible
Reviewed by on 23/11/2008
Bought this joystick 5 months ago and it has been wonderful.

It works extremely well with FSX and the SST is very useful.

overall a great bit of kit.
5* Outstanding Joystick
Reviewed by Steve on 27/06/2007
I bought this joystick too use on Battlefield 2 as others I have tried were a bit dodgy.

What a fantastic piece of kit.

Excellent response to commands and a pleasure to use.

A bit expensive, but well worth it.
5* Faulty
Reviewed by Anonymous on 16/11/2007
Fantastic joystick, bought for playing on FSX, Vista 64-bit drivers are easily found but they exist as betas and do work.

Unfortunatly mine had the classic saitek lights out problem, which meant every few minutes it would go mad and behave as if you were moving the joystick in all axis pressing all buttons.

But the quality of the thing is suberb barring that one problem it feels solid.

Id deffinatley go for this over the standard X52 which is all plastic and of much lower quality.
5* Saitek X52 Pro With rudder pedals
Reviewed by Kris on 25/01/2009
What a great joystick. This is a must have for any Flight sim fan The joystick is very easy to use and sey up. And the pedals are a good addition.
5* Just fly with X52 PRO
Reviewed by Dzidek on 25/01/2007
This Joystick is great for FS2004 or FSX. The manual to X52 PRO is very short but anyway is easy in use. With X52 PRO you will get Saitek SST Programming Software where we can to programme every buttons to any games. Is worth to buy and build quality is excellent.
I recommend to every one who like fly!
2* Saitek X52 PRO
Reviewed by Anonymous on 03/03/2007
I bought what I thought was the 2nd best joystick on the market. Unfortunately it 'sticks' so much that it's more like a gearstick than a joystick. Drove me nuts within a minute and I'm returning it. On the plus side the install was smooth! It's a shame though as it looks the business. At best, Saitek quality control is suspect. I'll give it 2/5 as most likely mine was defective rather than a terrible product. But they shouldn't be letting duds out of the factory and now I have the massive inconvenience of return/postage of a large box and chasing my refund. Not impressed.

PS: I just saw the other guy's review... "Build quality is exellent" ... Not always!
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