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Saitek PRO Flight X-65F Combat Control System for PC

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Product Description: Rule the skies with the latest Saitek X series controller - the Saitek Pro Flight X-65F Control System. Custom engineered from high grade metal castings, this is a system that is built to withstand many combat engagements. The number of controls available will cater for any pilot's needs, but the true innovation resides within the stick itself - Force Sensing technology. Click here for the Official X-65F site. What is Force Sensing? In a world first for a manufactured simulation controller, the X-65F's stick does not move; instead, like those found in real modern fighter jets, it responds to pressure that you exert on the handle, resulting in a fast, accurate and realistic response that will make you the ace in your squadron. With no moving parts and a shaft that is made from high grade steel, this provides incredible reliability and longevity. Product Features:- Metal construction for the ultimate in realism and durability. Unique force sensing stick - all input is detected from how hard you push on the stick, just like in real modern day jet fighters. This includes a force-sensing twist rudder control. Features on-the-fly adjustment of the force settings for the stick - including separate adjustments for each axis of the stick for the ultimate in stick response configuration. Dual throttle for finer control over twin engine jets, or lock the two throttles together for single engine fighters. Stick controls include: 3 x 8-way hats; 1 x 8-way thumb hat; 1 x trigger; 2 x buttons; 2 x pinkie switches; Throttle controls include: 2 x rotaries (incorporating push button controls); 1 x mouse hat; 4 x 8-way hats; 1 x 2 way 'K' switch; 1 x scroll selector; 1 x 4 position mode switch

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Saitek PRO Flight X-65F Combat Control System for PC

The Worlds First Force Sensing H.O.T.A.S

Rule the skies with the latest Saitek X series controller - the Pro Flight X-65F Control System. Custom engineered from high grade metal castings, this is a system that is built to withstand many combat engagements. The number of controls available will cater for any pilot's needs, but the true innovation resides within the stick itself - Force Sensing technology.

H.O.T.A.S. Is an acronym for Hands On Throttle and Stick.

Only Saitek flight controllers can meet your exacting standards. Our design team puts in actual hours in the air to understand your needs and to create the controllers which meet them. We use the highest quality materials and engineering techniques so that every movement of a joystick, every button press or throttle adjustment, feels just like it would in a real plane.

If you play flight simulations you value realism, control and reliability above all else. You want your controllers to feel and behave exactly like the real thing so that your flying experiences are even more realistic

What Is Force Sensing?

In a world first for a manufactured simulation controller, the X-65F's stick does not move; instead, like those found in real modern fighter jets, it responds to pressure that you exert on the handle, resulting in a fast, accurate and realistic response that will make you the ace in your squadron. With no moving parts and a shaft that is made from high grade steel, this provides incredible reliability and longevity Works great with :

  • Flight Sim X
  • Flight Sim 2004
  • X-Plane
  • Lock on & Lock on: Flaming Cliffs
  • Falcon 4 Allied Force
  • DSC Black Shark
  • IL2 and add on's
  • Rise of Flight
  • Combat Flight Sim 3
  • H.A.W.X.

Saitek X-65F Flight Combat Stick

  • Metal construction for the ultimate in realism and durability
  • Unique force sensing stick - all input is detected from how hard you push on the stick, just like in real modern day jet fighters. This includes a force-sensing twist rudder control
  • Features on-the-fly adjustment of the force settings for the stick - including separate adjustments for each axis of the stick for the ultimate in stick response configuration.
  • 3 x 8-way hats
  • 1 x 8-way thumb hat
  • 1 x trigger
  • 2 x buttons
  • 2 x pinkie switches

Saitek X-65F Flight Combat Throttle

  • Metal construction for the ultimate in realism and durability
  • Dual throttle for finer control over twin engine jets, or lock the two throttles together for single engine fighters
  • 3 x buttons
  • 1 x mouse hat
  • 1 x left mouse button
  • 4 x 8-way hats
  • 1 x 2 way 'K' switch
  • 1 x scroll selector
  • 1 x 4 position mode switch
  • 1 x Throttle Lock

Saitek X-65F Pro Combat Panel

Back panel with 5 more control switches, force-sensing strength selection, mode indication and mounting points for Saitek Pro Flight Instrument Panels (sold separately)

  • 4 x control buttons
  • 1 x safe button
  • 4 x force Sensing Settings
  • 4 x mode light indicators

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 12.1 x 8.9 inches ; 9.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B003BXVIQS
  • Item model number: SCB440420002/02/1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Jovial John on November 20, 2010
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I would give this product a 1 star if Saitek didn't do such a great job of engineering this product. It truly looks beautiful and fits my hand like a glove but the one I recieved was useless. I spent hours trying to get the stick to center, got frustrated and boxed it up for return. We aren't talking a small amount either. In some force sensing settings it was close to 1/3 the total defection. I later came accross Saiteks fix (which took 6 months after releasing the product) on the internet which required deleting some registry keys and what not. So I unpacked the product which is a lot of work since they package it very well. To be fair, I had to give it one more chance. I followed the instructions and repeated the process several times but to no avail. I am a software developer so I know my way around a computer. In fact I have written several calibration routines for strain gauge load cells in industrial applications (which is what's used for the force sensing in this stick). Load cells do float around and need to be calibrated occasionally. They could easily put a button on the side or run the simple math routine on start up. Well after their calibration process it was still all over the place in different force settings. Especially at the lower end which are really the only usable settings. Higher settings require a ton of pressure for full deflection. I then call Saitek customer support and talked to them for about an hour. They were kind and personable but the person I talked to didn't know as much as I did about the product. I do a lot of research and usually read the manual before buying just about anything (obviously not enough on this product). They didn't know Saitek had a procedure to fix this problem ineffective as it is.Read more ›
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jake on March 23, 2013
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If you buy this setup, you are signing up for a different paradigm. The stick does not move and you have to train yourself to concentrate on your hand pressure on the stick...and this takes time to get used to. At first you will be going back and forth on the pressure settings trying to find one you feel you can control well...and likely will start out using a setting that requires more pressure, as its easier to control that way (the "lighter touch" stick settings are more sensitive and take a lot more practice to get used to).

However you will find you get fatigue at first, because in the early days of using this stick you will find yourself using way more pressure than you need to. Also proper placement of the stick (finding a natural height and placement of the stick that is not too high or low and feels natural for your reach) in my opinion is even more important for this stick than a traditional one that moves. However, after you have used the stick for a while, you will find that you can move to the lighter force settings...that gives you much finer control of the aircraft, and you will eventually hit that breakthrough moment where you realize the full potential of these controls.

I did not have a problem with the throttle or stick moving around/off my table surface (mine actually sit in a drawer that I pull out and put them in, that happens to put the controls in a comfortable spot for me) and mine are not Velcro or screwed down. I think proper placement of the controls helps a lot with that concern. It's all about learning and adapting to how to apply pressure to the controls. At least for me it was.

The build quality of this setup is amazing. The feel of every switch/control surface is amazing. It looks and feels very professional.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By JJ328 on November 26, 2010
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I'm an avid flight simmer of both combat and commercial aircraft. My previous HOTAS was the Logitech G940 FFB. It was nice but had too many trim issues within DCS: Black Shark (my favorite sim BTW). So after selling it I went on the prowl for a new HOTAS. The only two options worth looking at were the Saitek X65 and the newly released TM HOTAS Warthog. I spent days reviewing the two items, measuring the good with the bad. The TM stick is, at the current time, very new and not many user reviews have been posted. The Saitek on the other had has been out long enough that reviews are pouring in.

It seems the biggest problem people had with the Saitek HOTAS was the Force Sensing. Most people couldn't wrap their heads around a stick that doesn't move at all! Others claimed it was the best thing since sliced bread. The only uniform problem people were complaining about was a centering issue of which Saitek had released an updated driver to fix the problem, so they say. Well, given the fact that the TM Warthog was $100 more than the Saitek I decided to save a little money and get the X65. It arrived with 3 days (KUDOS to Amazon) with standard shipping and was packed very well. Initial setup took just a couple of minutes and the stick looked awesome. Buttons and rotories galore, oh my!

Naturally my first test was with DCS Blackshark. It definately takes some getting used to. I will say that the rudder ability is only there for people who can't afford to buy rudder pedals. It is very hard to keep from adding a twisting force while moving in other directions. After about three hours of playing I started noticing the nose of my aircraft being pushed forward on its own. So I checked my calibration and sure enough the stick had off centered itself foward and to the left.
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