Saitek X52 Joystick Review :: Connecting & Setting up the X52

01-15-2008 · Category: Hardware - Misc

By Vlad Mihaiescu

The Saitek X52 Flight Control System is extremely easy to connect and set up but it is hard to master; let me explain.

First of all, there are literarily three connections that must be made before the Saitek X52 is ready to go. After connecting the throttle controller to the joystick, then all you have to do is connect the USB cable attached to the throttle controller to any USB open ports on your computer.

The next step although trickier should still be accomplished in no time at all. Start of by inserting the Saitek X52 Flight Control System CD in your CD-Rom drive and install the software once the CD boots up. Assuming that you are not new to the computer world, the software installation should go smoothly, but if any problems arise feel free to contact the friendly techs at Saitek or visit the Saitek website at

Now that the Saitek X52 Flight Control System is connected and the software is installed you are ready for takeoff (if you so chose to). You can of course start messing around with the many programmable functions and setting of the joystick. As a matter of fact, the X52 can be programmed for each individual game using the “powerful Smart Technology Software.”

Saitek X52 Joystick Review