Fly just like a professional pilot without ever leaving home. With Saitek Industries' top-of-the-line Pro Flight Multi Panel, you can control your autopilot's numerous features, raise & lower your plane's flaps, manipulate the pitch trim, and engage/disengage the auto throttles through actual hands-on interaction. Saves you from repeatedly switching between onscreen views and from excessive mouse clicks to operate the features you want. The LED display is surprisingly lifelike, and the numerous controls are just like what you'd encounter in the cockpit of actual aircraft.
Compatible with Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 operating systems. Developed to work seamlessly with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, and will accommodate X-Plane 9/10 with additional drivers. Also ideal for pairing with Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke System [sold separately]. An robust, user-friendly tool for a flight simulation experience like no other.
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH X-BOX OR PLAYSTATION.
Glad I got it
First off, don't install the Saitek drivers. Do a search for SPAD and use that. Second, if you have an issue with the display where the backlight seems to come on but no characters light up when you've loaded a flight in FSX, search for USB Enhanced Power Manager Disabler and use that. Both of these free utilities solved my initial problems using this panel with FSX:SE on Windows 10. Now that I've got it working, I'm glad I got it. It seems well built like it should stand up to some use. The function selector knob on the left is a bit stiff with it's smallish diameter. That is easily remedied with an aftermarket 1 diameter knob for a 1/4 D shaft providing more mechanical advantage.After everything, it's a great addition to my flight sim experience.GoFlight might be a better option for some who want to spend the money.
Flight Sim Realism
Saitek has developed a series of panels to increase flight simulation realism. While added realism is definately achieved, basically they do nothing more than bring some of a plane's controls and gauges outside of the virtual cockpit onto your desk, freeing your screen. This saves a lot of view-changing and mousing around. However, since they do not bring all of those controls and gauges onto your desk, not even if you got several of all of them, view-changing is still essential. To avoid view-changing, something like Track-IR would be more useful. Also, the view changing now takes place on these controls and gauges, for instance, unless you have 5 multi panels (which would be plain silly), if you want to see the AP's HDG instead of ALT, you'd have to rotate the button on the left hand side of the Multi Panel. This display-select knob is a little tough to turn around, btw; requires more force than I expected. The knob to set those AP values is a lot smoother. These panels are made to be ******* on the yoke which is meant to be ******* to your desk, but if you do not have a yoke, pressing the buttons on the panel will just move the panel backwards. The panels are rather smoothly made so they slide easily. Saitek supplies velcro patches to stick on the panel and your desk so they won't move, but I would not want to stick those velcro patches directly on my desk. Sticking them onto another panel won't have much effect - screws are supplied for that purpose anyway. The supplied USB cable is kind of tough, not easily bendable. Some USB devices are lighter than the cable's toughness and as such will not stay where you put them, and this is true for the radio panel. But again, these devices were meant to screw on the yoke. USB devices may need more power than you think so it is advised to use a powered USB hub or directly into the computer. Esp. if you have more than one panel.The Multi Panel looks like how Saitek designed it, regardless of the chosen plane in the sim. I have not noticed it to have any impact on a computer's performance at all.I think these Saitek panels are really cool and for me, being an aviation enthousiast, worth the cost. But if you're just an occasional flightsimmer, they are probably not.
Very Good Product
Product usage is really amazing and as described
I am very satisfied with the quality of my Logitech Saitek Pro Flight Multi Panel, soon I be making my next order for the Radio Panel too.