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Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with Three-Lever Throttle (PZ44)

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  • POV Hat, 14 button controls, and 3-position mode switch
  • Stainless steel yoke shaft and 2-position clamp
  • Comes with separate three axis lever throttle
  • Integrated 3-port USB 2.0 Hub
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Integrated 3-port USB 20 Hub
  • XP, Vista and Windows 7 compatible
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSaitek
Item Weight7 ounces
Product Dimensions19.3 x 17.8 x 16.5 inches
Item model numberPZ44
ColorBlack
Number of Items1
Size19.00in. x 15.70in. x 8.80in.
Manufacturer Part Number0021165106994
  
Additional Information
ASINB000TCD1UK
Best Sellers Rank
Shipping Weight9.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Saitek
  • Model: PZ44
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Hardware Platform: pc
  • Color Name: Black
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Product Description

Whether your preferred plane is commercial or private, the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System is a must-have for the flight simulation enthusiast. Delivering realistic and precise control while enhancing muscle memory, the Yoke simulates what it feels like to truly fly an aircraft. A solid foundation for an array of specialized simulation hardware, this is as close as you can get to actual flight without climbing into a cockpit.

From the Manufacturer

“The Saitek yoke is a marvel of design, sporting a mindset oriented towards the simmer.”

-AVSIM


Closer to Reality

Delivering realistic and precise control while enhancing muscle memory, the Yoke and Throttle Quadrant with five total axes simulate what it feels like to truly fly an aircraft. Saitek’s Pro Flight equipment is modular and interchangeable, and the Yoke anchors a comprehensive flight sim setup. There’s no better way to begin your flight sim experience than with Saitek, the market leader in high-performance flight simulation hardware.

Elite Features

  • Stainless Steel Shaft Imparts Smooth, Predictable Elevator and Aileron Control
  • Separate Throttle Quadrant Unit Included with 3 Customizable Levers
  • Built-in Chronograph Accurately Times Flight Plans

Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant with Detachable Knobs

Every Pro Flight Yoke includes a Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant. For precise control over multi-engine aircraft, additional Throttle Quadrants* are available. The Quadrant’s levers are fully programmable. Detachable lever knobs enable you to customize your flight by configuring any combination of throttle, flaps, mixture or propeller pitch. Simply remove the lever knobs, create the configuration that works best for you, and then assign commands to the levers in your favorite sim. The levers’ detents – physical markings indicating where a certain action takes place – simplify control of your plane’s idle and reverse thrusters. (*Extra Throttle Quadrants sold separately.)

Pro Flight Yoke with Durable Metal Shaft

Unlike the mostly plastic offerings on the market, Saitek’s Pro Flight Yoke utilizes a durable stainless steel shaft with precision bearings for smooth, predictable elevator and aileron control. Whether navigating the front-to-back, side-to-side, or vertical axes, all controls are right at your fingertips. The built-in stopwatch is perfect for timing approaches, and if your PC lacks available USB ports, an integrated USB Hub* provides a docking station for additional Saitek hardware. (*Saitek Pro Flight Yoke Power Adapter required to power Yoke’s USB Hub.)

Rugged Mounting Hardware

Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke and Throttle Quadrant are both equipped with adaptable mounting clamps which provide the freedom to configure your kit in any manner you see fit. Whether on top of your desk or clamped to the front, you can securely place the controls exactly where you want them.

Powerful Programming Software (PC Only)

The Yoke and Quadrant combo comes with 25 buttons and switch positions, more than enough to assign the essential controls in your favorite sim. However, if you need even more programming capability, simply go to the Downloads page on Saitek.com and download the Drivers and Software for your computer’s operating system. You can then use a three-position switch to cycle through three different modes. The ability to switch modes elevates the total number of user-definable controls to 75.

Simple Plug-and-Play Installation

The Throttle Quadrant connects to the Yoke via PS/2 connector cable, and the Yoke directly connects to a USB port on your PC or Mac. You can then simply load your favorite sim, set controls in the sim’s options menu, and you’re all set for virtual flight without the need to load drivers or install extra software. The Yoke’s four-foot-long USB cable frees you to place the controls where they’re most convenient for you.

Flight Simulation Software Compatibility

  • FSX - Flight Simulator X (PC only)
  • X-Plane 10 (PC and Mac)
  • Prepar3D 2.2 (PC only)
  • Most Other Flight Simulation Software

Fully Customizable to Meet Your Needs

Saitek’s Pro Flight Yoke is the foundation of an authentic flight sim experience and built to harmonize with many other Saitek flight simulation products. Saitek's range of Instrument Panels are modular and interchangeable by design, and can be situated one on top of another or side-by-side. Want the Altimeter above the Compass? Done. Want your Vertical Speed Indicator to the left of your Airborne Direction Finder? Go for it. It’s your choice. Easy-to-use mounting brackets provide the means to arrange your flight simulation setup in a configuration only limited by your imagination.

Saitek Pro Flight Simulator Cockpit Shell – The Ideal Hangar for Flight Sim Gear

Our cockpit shell is styled after GA trainers, and ready to accept your current and future flight sim hardware. Begin with Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke, then easily add Rudder Pedals and a multitude of Switch, Navigation, and Instrument Panels to fully equip your flight simulator. Commercial or private, seasoned or novice, you have the ability to build your setup with all the essentials needed to vastly improve your skill set and muscle memory.

Get the Ultimate Pre-made Flight Sim Cockpit

Saitek now offers two solutions which effectively remove the guesswork from creating your own flight sim setup. The first solution is a solidly built, custom cockpit frame which securely houses all of your Pro Flight gear. The second solution is even more robust – a fully loaded, professional-grade cockpit which includes all controls and instruments to qualify as a complete procedure trainer.

Customer Reviews

It's very nice and sturdy works great.
Rubel u Jaramillo Jr
I sent the product back after being told to do so by Saitek support.
Craig S
Still a great product regardless... BUY IT!
D. Nielson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

135 of 140 people found the following review helpful By S. Kuprianczyk on January 4, 2008
Well I just did some research on this yoke and discovered that Sietek has resolved the phantom keystroke issue. New replacement units are shipping to all US distributers. If you happen to have a defective unit, per a post on Sietek's forum, owners are to call 310-972-9930 for return/replacement instructions. I am going to order one myself but am not sure if Amozon has the new units yet. Sietec refused to post a current serial number of the defective lot but a person on the forums said that he just got his and is working flawlessly with a serial number of SZ005111624. This person with a "good" unit purchased his thru Newegg in CA.

Well I am going to place my order now and I will post an update when I get it up and running.

UPDATE: I recieved the yoke and pedals three days ago and after spending an hour or so configuring the unit I fired it up. The SN# I recieved was 00492657 a call to tech support assured me that I had a unit that had the phathom key stroke problem resolved.

I spent about a total of 20 hours flying around in several planes whith included single engine ceasna's all the way up to the heavy 747. I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND ANY PROBLEMS WITH MY YOKE. I was very impressed with the quality and performance. I took a gamble but in my case I think it payed off.

Also for anyone wondering if this yoke works with a mac don't worry. I hooked the yoke up to my mac and am running xplane ver.9. The drivers were not needed it was simply plug n play. Xplane recognized the yoke and throttles with no problem. It was very simple to program.

I hope this helps.
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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By RV_Pilot on May 2, 2008
To start with, I wish I had purchased this setup much earlier. It feels so good and delivers such rock solid performance that I cannot imagine flying the civilian aircraft in FSX without it. If you want the C-172 to become as compelling as the P51 in your control, then this is the setup you'll want.

But I vacillated on this purchase for some time before buying it due to all the reviews reporting phantom key presses. I didn't want to order something I'd likely have to return or exchange. Although I love flying with my CH Fighterstick , Pro Throttle and Rudders when flying warplanes or helicopters, I always felt like I was missing out on the joy of civilian flight simulation when using a stick instead of a yoke. So I finally mustered up the courage to order the Saitek Yoke in spite of the many poor reviews while holding my breath on the "pkp" issue.

By the time I got mine, I had thoroughly familiarized myself with the scope of the phantom key press problem and the possible cures. I had hoped mine would not suffer the symptoms but those hopes were dashed very shortly after loading up my first flight with the new controls. Sure enough I had the dreaded phantom key presses switching my views. By a process of elimination - including flying other sims without any hitch, I concluded the issue lies within the FSX setup itself. I was right. Upon closer inspection I noticed two unusual controllers listed in my FSX control menu: "Mouse Yoke" and "Mouse Look". Each of those had mysteriously been assigned default button assignments which conflicted with what I had manually set up with the Saitek Yoke. Particularly, I noticed the "extend gear when throttle rapidly decreased" and "retract gear on rapid throttle increase" commands were assigned to a button in the "Mouse Yoke".
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128 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. Lomenzo on November 2, 2007
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Things just went entirely too smooth and totally glitch free which should have signaled that this in itself was not a good omen! Basically I went from the CH Products yoke, throttle quad and CH rudder pedals to the SAITEK system and even bought an extra SAITEK throttle quad to then have '6' programmable axis levers and additional buttons to program. So too, and one of the biggies, at least for me and my sim flying, the SAITEK yoke uses a METAL pitch tube for the yoke pitch control and as opposed to the CH yoke which uses a plastic shaft and hence subtle yoke movement 'sticking' no matter what lubricant I placed on the plastic shaft so I switched to SAITEK and the METAL pitch shaft on bearings. Excellent!

And then ... coming into O'Hare and I hear the jet panel voice begin the "500 above" ... "400 above" ... suddenly from nowhere comes from the aircraft I was flying, "LANDING GEAR UP PLEASE!" ... say WHAT? You guessed it, the "random phantom key press" issue! SAITEK admitted on their own forum that this was a SAITEK yoke factory defect issue [see that forum AND Amazon user comments right here!] . You'll be flying along but when the yoke is turned [or straight ahead for that matter!], things begin to happen on their own! Hence the name "phantom key press" ! The landing gear can go up and down BY ITSELF or normally hat switch activated aircraft views begin to cycle by themselves without any input whatsoever by the user! A decided defect! Worse, SAITEK says some yokes are affected, others perhaps not! That really helps, yes? Sure!

Anyway, I now have to wait until December, 2007, for a replacement yoke and I have 30 days to return the defect item via an Amazon printed-out postage free return label. I was also given the option to wait for the replacement item or cancel the order.
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