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Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Alex-1968 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:56 am

Hello guys,

I would like to buy the Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel but it seems out of stock everywhere, since months and nobody is able to inform about a certain delivery time.

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If someone of you owns one, new or used but in a very good condition, I would like to buy it, if available.

Thank you :D
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby OldAirmail » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:59 pm

I had a post a short time ago asking why much of the Saitek flight sim equipment was either unavailable or at a very high price.

It turns out that Mad Catz, the owner of the Saitek brand, was/is having money problems.

Doing a spot check just now, I see a Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with Three-Lever Throttle (PZ44) for sale on Amazon for $540.75.

I have a suspicion that all the common flight sim equipment has sold out, and what IS in stock, is basically the lesser wanted items. Once they're sold out, I doubt that they'll be made anymore.

For instance, I was thinking of buying a Saitek yoke back in November. No sales anywhere, and most companies didn't have them in stock.


Hopefully, I'm wrong, but you might want to get what you can, if you can.

Heck, I may sell my stuff and retire to Tahiti. :whistle:
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Jetranger » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:33 pm

WOW - I've got the SAITEK STUFF

Digital Flight Yoke

Throttle Quadrant

Combat Style Rudder Peddles (Aluminum)


I might Consider selling all 3 as a package, maybe :roll: :roll: :roll:


Asking Price : $750,000,000 Million Dollars ,,,,,,,, CASH ONLY Will Ship for FREE tho !!!!!

or ya' can pick it up at your Con'venience

Limited Quantity available just 1 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Alex-1968 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:25 am

OldAirmail wrote:I had a post a short time ago asking why much of the Saitek flight sim equipment was either unavailable or at a very high price.

It turns out that Mad Catz, the owner of the Saitek brand, was/is having money problems.

Doing a spot check just now, I see a Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with Three-Lever Throttle (PZ44) for sale on Amazon for $540.75.

I have a suspicion that all the common flight sim equipment has sold out, and what IS in stock, is basically the lesser wanted items. Once they're sold out, I doubt that they'll be made anymore.

For instance, I was thinking of buying a Saitek yoke back in November. No sales anywhere, and most companies didn't have them in stock.


Hopefully, I'm wrong, but you might want to get what you can, if you can.

Heck, I may sell my stuff and retire to Tahiti. :whistle:


I am afraid you are right: what we are able to buy at the moment, are just items left in stock and they will not be produced anymore.
About the Saitek Joke, I recently bought it (Cessna version, without the display on the joke) on Ebay for a decent price of about 200€.

I think that we have only the alternative to buy Pro Flight™ Multi Panel which has a small pitch trim wheel. Probably is better than nothing.
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Sinkrate » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:52 am

None of my Saitek stuff works with Win 10, including trim wheel and throttle quadrants. I have yet to find any Win 10 drivers for it that actually work.

Now I am using a CH Eclipse yoke which has trim wheels and thumb pedals built in.
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby OldAirmail » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:41 pm

First thing to do is uninstall ALL Saitek drivers.

Then try SPAD.neXt.

But sometime in the next few weeks there should be a VERY significantly improved release.

Don't let SPAD.neXt scare you - It's very powerful, but you can get full use of both Saitek, and other USB controllers, while using it at it's simplest settings.

You can also get a full access, 5-6 day trial.

If you use any of the high end PMDG or A2A aircraft, SPAD.neXt can control them through the Saitek equipment too.

Just remember - First thing to do is uninstall ALL Saitek drivers.



Here's a simple search on SPAD.neXt for "Windows 10".

The important part is - "Yes, SPAD.neXt is Windows 10 compatible." from the developer.
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Alex-1968 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:15 am

OldAirmail wrote:I had a post a short time ago asking why much of the Saitek flight sim equipment was either unavailable or at a very high price.


I have found it here:

http://www.mln.com.au/product/?itemID=5974

What do you think?
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby OldAirmail » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:34 am

Frankly, it looks like a good deal. Get it! :D


I notice that the other Saitek Pro Flight equipment on their site somewhat matches the higher prices elsewhere, but it looks like they do have Saitek stuff in stock.
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Alex-1968 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:36 am

It looks like the Saitek Trim Wheel is back available.

I found it here and already purchased:
https://www.flightstore.co.uk/dvds-sims ... heel-p2447
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby TryHinkel » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:25 pm

Dang. Glad I bought all the Cessna stuff new, 3 years ago!
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby KeeganOtto » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:21 pm

Goal: Bring trim wheels comparable with Saitek flight simulators back to life without paying $400 on eBay to get an old used one!
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[/b][/b]I've looked everywhere for Saitek pro flight trim wheels and I can't find them in stock anywhere. I've called hundreds of stores and manufactures trying to get any with basically no luck. I even got in contact with Mad Katz and asked them to do a small production run of the trim wheel so we'd finally be able to have complete flight simulators but I was turned down.

Sooo... I'm turning now to my (limited) understanding of electronics, to create a replica trim wheel.

I'll continue to post as the project develops.

Please let me know if you'd like to get one. It will help me figure how many to make in my first production run.
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby EVVFCX » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:07 pm

Hi,

You'll find the Saitek hardware under Logitech label now, it's been there a while

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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby KeeganOtto » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:17 pm

I've 3d printed a good portion of the wheel. (still working on some of the internals)

The code for the software is started but still has a bunch of bugs. I'm not that familiar with it so a friend of mine from Spain is helping me get it ironed out.

Here's a pic of the last 3d print:Image

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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby Sinkrate » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:35 am

Glad I invested in a CH Eclipse yoke before the prices went crazy – it has trim wheels built in. The sim controller market has become a huge rip off now that the money men have cottoned on to it! :(
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Re: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Trim Wheel

Postby pete » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:30 am

KeeganOtto wrote:I've 3d printed a good portion of the wheel. (still working on some of the internals)

The code for the software is started but still has a bunch of bugs. I'm not that familiar with it so a friend of mine from Spain is helping me get it ironed out.



Cheers!


VERY impressive! Hope you get the bugs resolved.
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