Of all the available simulator games, flight simulator games probably require the greatest investment. This is not to say they are expensive but because of the demanding nature of those who play them. Flight simulator fans are known to be very specific in what they desire and almost always express their lack of contentment whenever their demands are not met. Keeping in mind that this game requires the creation of a virtual reality from scratch, developing such a system is not always easy. Developers of such games always try hard to create something as realistic as possible while grappling with the possibility of their target market’s wrath if they fail to satisfy them. A tricky business indeed. Pleasing these fans has proven to be particularly challenging forcing game developers to be on top of their game to post any meaningful sales. One such company that has succeeded in keeping their customers happy is Saitex.
Capabilities of the system
Saitex published their remarkable invention, Saitex x52 Pro CSI (Control System Impression), on 22nd of December 2012 much to the amusement of game enthusiast. Even more exciting was the outstanding capabilities of this new console. This was very new in the market and everyone was excited about it. The flight simulator runs on iMac 27 with a processor base frequency of 3.4 gigahertz. It can also run on Intel i7 with a processor frequency base of 3.4 GHZ and 3.8 gigahertz during boost mode. It also has a general system requirement of 16 gigabytes of Double Dynamic Rate 3 Random Access Memory (DDR3 RAM). This enables the simulator to run effortlessly without straining or overheating the entire system. Saitex X53 Pro can run on Windows 7, on a 64bit computer or a Macintosh Operating System 10.8.2. It also requires the Flight Simulator X accelerator to empower it to run efficiently.
Early Stick systems
Unlike its predecessor the X65F, the X52 is what is referred to as a full (HOTAS) Hands on Throttle and Stick system. This basically means that the player gets access to other functions or settings on the plane without taking their hand off the throttle. This goes a long way in mimicking the situation in a real life aircraft, and this is primarily the main difference between the X52 and its forerunner, the x65F. The X52 Pro is also very different from the X65F in that the throttle can be moved around to necessitate the required plane movement as opposed to the later whose stick was made of metal and required special sensor to simulate actions such as pitch, roll and yaw.
The latest X52 Pro joystick requires a lighter touch as it makes use of a dual spring mechanism that gives it a more flaccid feel. It also becomes more resistant as you move it further from the center with a non-contact mechanism that prevents it from tending too much towards either the X or Y axes. This enhances the pilot’s grip and control in the game as well as increasing the console’s durability. It also comes with a new elegant and stylish look, quite different from the traditional silver synonymous with the others before it.
What to expect with the Saitex X52 Pro Flight Controller
This system is without a doubt one that exceeds the average pilot’s expectation. Armed with an improved multifunction Liquid Crystal Display Screen that shows the current game data in real time and a joystick that readjusts itself to the center, this simulator kit is a very dramatic improvement from the others of its kind. A fantastic new edition is the console’s illumination. The throttle units illuminate relative to the throttle’s position. The pink, amber and green choice of button illumination is also excellent and is and particularly perfect for the low light environments that simulator game dens are. X52 also features a five-point hand adjustment arrangement. This effectively ropes in players with tiny hands as a user can adjust the system to conform comfortably to his or her hand size. The game successfully ushers players into a new age of computer simulation, where pretty much nothing stops you from enjoying your favorite game. An even more cleverly placed and exciting feature in the X52 Pro is the little stick that doubles up as a mouse control. Retailing at a pocket-friendly 135 US dollars, it is undoubtedly the cheapest and most handy HOTAS system in the market.