Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Saitek rigs. Ya recon?

[HARDWARE] Remember back in the day when Saitek used to have a plethora of game controllers for PC based game applications? We'll at some point, they found the FS category of their product line up to be most profitable and thus choose to hang the entire balance of the company on it's success or failure by making and selling hardware exclusively for flight simulation. Well we just learned Saitek has taken a further step into the FS world with the advent of hardware systems built exclusively for PC flight simulators.




Currently there are 3 trims at 3 different price points and the specs are not bad. But as they appear to be OEM based processors, it may not be worth it if you choose to have an overclock freak-out in the future so customize smartly. Moreover, it looks like JetLine has direct competition. Nice looking rigs.  What's your opinion?


More info here: http://www.maingear.com/saitek/


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

If their rigs are anything like their hardware, I can't afford to buy another one every 6 months because the old one breaks.

Anonymous said...

I have the same specs for almost the half of money!

Richárd Dobos said...

It's too expensive in my opinion too. I thought those are bundled with the cockpit at this price :)

Anonymous said...

This stuff is aimed at commercial flight schools, aero clubs and rich real-world pilots for IFR training, most sims for light GA aircraft are like this. Not sure if this one is an approved training device though.

One flight school I know uses a Redbird sim to train IFR procedures to students as it's cheaper and it's a more "controlled" environment, and you can log those hours as part of your IFR training/currency.

Richárd Dobos said...

I don't really know what you mean. These are just computers at double price. There is no flight simulation gear on this website, even a link or something.

DAndre Newman said...

He means because there are options to bundle it with a full working panel

DAndre Newman said...

Like the one in the screen above

Richárd Dobos said...

Ooops, my fault I missed something then.

Anonymous said...

Lol, so true!

Anonymous said...

My Saitek X52 has been working hard for 6 years now...& still going strong!

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