Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System
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Two of my favorite games of all times were the Star Wars : Tie Fighter by Lucas Arts and the Advanced Tactical Fighters ( A.T.F ) made by Jane’s. At the time we played these games with just a simple flight stick featuring 3-4 buttons ( which at the time was considered great ) and the keyboard. Since then game controllers have evolved in such a big way that now we get up to 15 buttons or more on a controller, force feedback, throttle control and more. Just a few days ago we started venturing into the world of game controllers and we have many more to come. Today our game controller comes from Saitek, one of the three top game controller companies in the field that focuses more on game controllers for flight simulators and for that reason their solutions have gained countless fans around the world.
Saitek designs and manufactures consumer electronics products which work together to improve the user’s multimedia, gaming and communications experiences. Constant innovation, superior technology and a high degree of functionality make Saitek products the choice of computer users around the world. The Saitek product range today includes mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers, as well as other PC peripherals. The latest addition is a new family of innovative and practical audio products designed to improve users’ digital entertainment experiences. Saitek and Cyborg are registered trademarks of Saitek and its affiliated companies. In November 2007, Saitek was acquired by Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a publicly-listed, leading global provider of interactive entertainment peripherals.
The Pro Flight Yoke System that we will be reviewing today is in fact two controllers that connect together to create the ultimate flight simulator experience. On both controllers you will find 14 buttons, a POV Hat Switch, 3-position Mode Switch, 3 axis levers on Quadrant Elevator and Aileron Axes on Yoke. Both controllers are made out of high quality materials and resemble a lot the real deal. However since just looking is not good enough we are here to see if the performance is realistic enough to make you feel you are in fact using the real thing.