Kinda makes me glad I didn't buy a warthog, lol. These seem built to fit right in with that HOTAS
(hardware wise at least).
I think it's about half and half for quality with Saitek
. I bought one of the cyborg flight sticks a while back (the new ones, that they also make for the xbox/PS3) and was shocked at how much of a piece of
it was. I've never used a stick that flexed so much in my hand. Considering I used a cyborg stick to it's death in high school (it went above and beyond the call for a $30 joystick), and then an AV8R in college, I was highly disappointed.
I did recently purchase a Saitek
throttle quadrant though, and it seems nice. Levers have smooth action, and provide nice resistance. Versatile mounting too. There may actually be something to this pro-flight line...:)
I think Madcatz blew is reputation/good will with the community and became the punchline of the peripheral market. Which is why they bought up Gameshark and Saitek
, so they can hide behind their branding and community buy-in. I'd bet most of the POS Saitek
products are really madcatz at work, while the pro-flight stuff is "old school" Saitek
FWIW though, the pic on the Saitek
site of the combat pedals has changed from a CG concept image, to a picture of a real product. So...at least someone, somewhere has one../