Saitek X52 Flight Control System

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Part# 14-02845
MFR Model# 945-000025


  • Precision engineering, ergonomic design and a detailed fusion of features deliver maximum aeronautical authenticity.
  • Advanced programming provided by Saitek Smart Technology (SST) software
  • Enhanced game play through intuitive Multi-Function display (MFD)
  • Illuminated buttons and MFD - ideal for low light environments
  • Rubber grips and ergonomic design for increased comfort and fatigue-free gaming
  • Part metal construction for increased durability and authenticity
  • Includes Roger Wilco Chat software - the ideal accompaniment for on-line multiplayer gaming
  • Joystick

      • 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 buttonl
      • 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
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The Saitek X52 is an incredible little HOTAS. Ive owned mine for well over 12 years now,...that should be sufficient time for thorough product testing. Its been through several moves, storage bins, and heavy abuse (use) around the house. It still performs like new. Due to old age, the rubber grips became sticky, but with a little rubbing alcohol and elbow grease, it cleaned right up. Ive also owned different control setups like a yoke and pedals, but always fall back to using the plane-jane Saitek X52. Is it the best setup in the world? Heck no...everything has pros and cons, but the X52 is a well rounded tool for many cockpits. Electronics lasting this many years is unheard of in this day and age, and even more so that new X52s are still available on the market. I removed the annoying 25% and 75% throttle notch pin from the quadrant today, and all mating parts are still lubricated as if it were brand new. Thats a really good sign. Please note that I did not purchase this product from Aircraft Spruce, but they are a reputable business and deserve my review.

June 3, 2022

For the price, this is one of the best Hotus setups out there. My only complaint with the G series of the x52 is like everyone else says, the dial to control the amount of force pushing on the throttle is broken out of the box. I believe all of the G series X-52 are like this. You can watch YouTube videos on how to disable it, but it does void the warranty. If you have the extra buck to spend, Id recommend the Pro x-52 if your picky about your throttle controls

Timothy S
January 14, 2021


Please note, Aircraft Spruce Canada's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce Canada assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: What is the difference between this device and the Saitek X52 PRO that you offer?

The pro has a few more features and options. "The X52 Pro takes all the standout features from the original X52 and elevates them to a higher altitude."

Q: Will it work with F-16 DCS windows 11?

Yes, this should work in that environment.

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