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Te_Vigo
02-26-2006, 11:36 PM
I'm curious about the higher serial numbered X52 joysticks.... 003#####

How are they in comparison to earlier versions?
Are they more stable?
Are they worth the effort of getting a replacement?

Kyril1959
02-27-2006, 07:01 AM
Any above this number function as advertised, S00245477. I have one above 3######, works just fine, very precise, great setup.
The ones below S00245477.....clunkers, huge deadzone and not a thing to be done about it but send it back for replacement.

DaimonSyrius
02-27-2006, 08:11 AM
Mine is S.N. 00255424, and doesn't have any of the problems reported for earlier ones; no deadzone at the center specifically (I was quite relieved when I actually found out at what S.N. they started to be ok, as posted by Kyril).

Actually, I only use the joystick part as an additional 'button bay', so I'm using more the throttle (HOTAS) and a Saitek Cyborg Evo Force as proper joystick, because I want Force Feedback.

Having said that, IMO the joystick part in the X52 is excellent, smooth and accurate. A very fine joystick indeed, if only it had FF... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers,
S.

MrQBerrt
02-27-2006, 08:31 AM
Does the mouse wheel work yet?

RM_bizkid
02-27-2006, 09:28 AM
I have serial SZ00227435 and have never had a problem. I believe there may have been some quality control issues in the earlier serials, but not all were affected.

DaimonSyrius
02-27-2006, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by MrQBerrt:
Does the mouse wheel work yet?
No, you're right, turning the wheel never seems to signal individual 'clicks' consistently, so that sometimes it takes several clicks to get the command actually sent. I only use the 'press button' (press wheel) as a 3rd mouse button, and have mapped WEP to it; this works well.

Cheers,
S.

Ernst_Rohr
02-27-2006, 09:42 AM
Saitek is also doing factory refurbs on the X52's and reselling them signifigantly marked down, and still under warranty.

I picked one up, and have been pretty pleased with it. They have done a pretty good job of cleaning up the issues with the 1st batches.

The mouse controls on the throttle quadrant do work, by the do seem to act a little squirrely in some profiles.

clayman_52
02-27-2006, 01:25 PM
Agreed ... the mouse controls work on the newer models but are a pain (especially the ministick). I use them for anything but mc with my flightsims.

I purchased a mine (SZ00308559) late last year ... outstanding! Especially compared to those first batches that my friends have/had. Put me off buying one till I saw they had brought them up to snuff.

Frankenstein000
02-27-2006, 01:45 PM
I picked one up Thursday nite. Returned it to the store Sunday afternoon. Huge problems with the throttle (never registered 0% when all the way back). Replacement seems to be working just fine (317319)

Tully__
02-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Kyril1959:
Any above this number function as advertised, S00245477. I have one above 3######, works just fine, very precise, great setup.
The ones below S00245477.....clunkers, huge deadzone and not a thing to be done about it but send it back for replacement.

Not all of them, mine is #229342 and it's a delight.

Tully__
02-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by MrQBerrt:
Does the mouse wheel work yet? Yes. At least mine does. If you have trouble with intermittent missed clicks you can deal with it using Macros instead of basic programming.

ATLAS_DEATH
02-28-2006, 01:03 AM
yeah... mine is a 245449 and is trouble free... of course.. I have no comparison to the later 52's... But it seems to function atleast in the same ballpark as my 45

bogusheadbox
02-28-2006, 04:50 AM
Sorry i don't have my serial number to hand (at work). But when i bought mine some time ago, the twist action was bung almost the same day. I didn't send it back the the shop. Instead i contacted siatek themselves and they were happy to receive it. They fixed it and couriered it back to me. I found saitek to have great customer service, be exceptionally prompt and concise at rectifying the hardware.

So if anyone does pick up a bung one. Don't take it back to the shop. Send it straight to saitek.

the best bit about it was, i actually spoke to the guy who fixed it. Good blokes. Good product.