I bought the X-52 after using Logitech joysticks for a while. I have never once had any problems with it.
It is excellent value for money! Mine cost me 99eur on Komplett.ie (they also have a number of european stores too).
At first I thought it was extremely complicated but after a few hours it became so simple and straightforward. I like the way you can have up to six modes setup on the single profile. I have my PMDG, Level-D, PSS, and a few others setup on the single profile so it is really easy to switch between them without having to exit FS
I know it isn't a yoke, but there is a lot more functionality with this stick, for example:
I use the two buttons on the throttle quadrant for autothrottle disconnect and reverse thrust, so when I'm on final approach I can disconnect the autopilot from the joystick and then disconnect the autothrottle from the throttle quadrant, land the aircraft (hopefully!!) and apply reverse thrust without having to take my hands off the X-52! Whereas on my old joystick I had to hold it on the centreline and reach for the F2
In short, the X-52 is brilliant, excellent value and you won't be dissappointed!!
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