MadCatz Announces New Saitek Pro Flight Accessories
Is it possible to go too far in simulating an aircraft for flight sim aficionados? Apparently not. MadCatz is taking the whole building a virtual flight system to the next level. How? by expanding its new line of Pro Flight accessories with three flight system add ons. All three add ons support Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator 2004 and will be available at retail in October.
Virtual pilots not satisfied with using their screens to display warning information can add a backlit information panel. A second accessory allows easy adjustment pitch/throttle and mix using a simulated airplane interface. There is also an upgraded pedal/rudder system that features some impressive features, like independent left/right braking axis and reinforced pedals to give the new Pro Flight Combat Rudder Pedals comfort and endurance.
Here are the full details and prices on these interesting accessories for the virtual pilot:
- Saitek Pro Flight Combat Rudder Pedals: Fully compatible with all major flight simulation titles, the Saitek Pro Flight Combat Rudder Pedals add comfort and realism to any pre-existing flight simulation set up. Inspired by pedal designs found in modern fighter aircraft such as the F16 or F35, the Rudder Pedals are constructed from a highly robust Di-cast alloy, providing durability and authenticity for the most demanding of aspiring flight-sim pilots. Independent left and right brake axis allows for greater accuracy and precision when performing braking maneuvers. Self-centering rudder axis works in conjunction with a user configurable dampening adjuster, allowing users to define levels of pressure required to operate rudder controls. 3-way adjustable pedal angle allows for a bespoke flying experience, while optional foot plate provides extra comfort during flight. Powerful Saitek ST software allows users to fully configure their Rudder Pedals with software of their choice. The Rudder Pedals are ideal for use with the Saitek X65-F and X52 H.O.T.A.S. Pro Flight Systems and are compatible with Windows™ 7, Vista™, XP™ and XP64™. MSRP: $199.99 / £179.99 / €199.99
- Saitek Pro Flight Throttle, Pitch and Mixture System: Fully compatible with all major flight simulation titles and pre-existing flight simulation set ups, the Saitek Pro Flight Throttle, Pitch and Mixture System replicates the control surface found in light aircraft, such as the Cessna®, Piper® and Money Bravo®. Three durable aluminium rods allow users to accurately alter throttle, pitch and fuel mixture levels and an additional 9 fully programmable toggle switches provide a host of user defined controls during flight. Complete with mounting clamps which allow users to secure to a desk or flat surface, the Throttle, Pitch and Mixture System is compatible with Windows™ 7, Vista™, XP™ and XP64™. MSRP: $149.99 / £129.99 / €149.99
- Saitek Pro Flight Backlit Information Panel: Compatible with Microsoft® Flight Sim™ X and Flight Sim™ 2004, the Saitek Pro Flight Backlit Information Panel provides users with clear and authentic information during flight. Supplied with over 70 individual ‘command tiles’ which display a wide variety of in flight commands and information, users can customize their Information Panel to display flight information relevant to their aircraft or personal preference. In addition, users can assign a choice of three colors to each or the 24 segments, allowing different command tiles to light up with different colors during flight. Command tiles not illuminated remain invisible to the naked eye, allowing aspiring flight-sim pilots to accurately access the information they need, when they need it. Standard Pro Flight mounting brackets are supplied, ensuring full compatibility with other ‘Panel’ products in the Saitek Pro Flight range. Complete with powerful Saitek ST software, allowing users to fully configure their Backlit Information Panel. Compatible with Windows™ 7, Vista™, XP™ and XP64™. MSRP: $149.00 / £129.99 / €149.99