Thanks to its many metal components, the Saitek X52 Pro is solid, feels good in your hand, and handles very accurately. The latter is partly because of the contactless technology on the X and Y axes, as well as the constant spring tension. The X52 Pro Flight Control system can be programmed completely to your own preferences, using the software provided (PC only).
The Saitek X52 Pro continues from the development of the X52. Better and more solid material was used in the assembly of this joystick. Of course – like with its brother – the tension of the throttle is adjustable, as is the joystick grip (five different positions) and when you don’t have any rudder pedals at your disposal, you can use the 3D twist function (which can be turned off when you do use rudder pedals).
The MFD is the main difference between the Saitek X52 and the Saitek X52 Pro. The background lighting of the LCD screen of the X52 Pro is green and its brightness is adjustable, which is easy on the eyes in the dark. Additionally, you can not only read radio frequencies on the Multifunctional LCD Display, but you can directly adjust this as well. With the downloadable Software Development Kit, it’s even possible to create your own functions for the MFD.