If you are having problems getting Flight Sim. X to work with the Sailtek X52,
Try this.
It will give you a basic setup to start on, then you can do all other settings via Flight Sim X
Let me know if it works for you.

Please follow the steps below:

Make sure that during installation process, the device is unplugged and plug it when it prompts you to do so. We strongly advise not to run the driver directly from the web site, save it first in your PC and then install it.
Also, please plug the the joystick into a 2.0 USB port form the back of the PC.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) is the example I shall use here, but its predecessor Flight Sim 2004 and other titles will have similar setup routines. When you load FSX, the X52 will be automatically detected, and a basic default control configuration will be loaded to the device. So, if you want to jump straight in, then just click Fly now, and do exactly that.

However, you may want to change, or add to, the basic default setup in FSX. Start off with the buttons; go to Settings > Controls > Buttons/Keys. Make sure that the X52 is selected in the Controller Type menu, otherwise FSX will not recognise the assignments you are trying to make. For example, say you wanted to set button T1 to Engine Auto start. To do this, scroll down through the alphabetical list of button events until you reach Engine Auto start, left click the title and then click the Change Assignment button below the assignment list. When the Change Assignment box appears, press the T1 control and it will appear in the box, then click OK to confirm the assignment. You can speed the process up by double clicking the name of the button command to bring up the Change Assignment box.

Setting up your axes is very similar, except this is handled on the Control Axes page. Again, make sure the X52 is selected in the Controller Type menu. For example, to set Elevator Trim to one of the rotary wheels, double click the entry in the Event column for Elevator Axis, and then move your rotary of choice. When the axis designation appears, click ok to confirm.

The final thing to do before flight is to make sure that the sensitivities of the axes are set. To do this, go to Settings > Controls > Calibration, and select the X52 in the controller type menu. Then select the Advanced Controls option. The settings that FSX assigns are fine, but as an example, this is how I usually set my X52 up.

Aileron – Sensitivity 75%, Null Zone 5%
Elevator – Sensitivity 75%, Null Zone 5%
Throttle – Sensitivity 100%, Null Zone 0%
Rudder – Sensitivity 75%, Null Zone 5%

A good rule of thumb is to set similar axes functions to the same settings. For example if you wanted to set the Mixture axes (a lever control) to the Precision Slider then set the calibration sliders to the same values as the throttle axis.


Tech Support Team