Flight Sim Global make high quality video reviews of flight sim software and hardware. Recently they turned their attention to the basic building blocks of a flight rig, the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Pedals. Check it out in the video above!
Saitek is looking for a few good testers. Hardware testers, specifically, who own Saitek equipment and are interested in participating in beta testing both hardware and software. First up is helping Dovetail Games with their beta testing of FSX on Steam. Now’s your chance to squash some of those longtime legacy bugs from almost 10 years ago!
To be considered for the “Saitek Beta Team” send us a Private Message on Facebook with your computer specs, list of flight sim hardware (Saitek and non-Saitek), and years of experience with flight sim. If you are accepted, we’ll send you an NDA and a beta key to get started. Help out the future of flight sim today!
In aviation parlance the flare is the transition between an approach to a landing. There’s quite a bit more to it than cutting the power and pulling the yoke up in a semi-panic when the runway is approaching, which is what I usually do. In this week’s episode Chris Palmer from Angle of Attack explains the importance of a stable approach and the correct elements of a proper flare including using your peripheral vision.
Angle of Attack is a subscription based video service that specializes in flight simulator training using real world standards. Whether you are a seasoned flight sim pilot ready to take on PMDG’s 777 or a beginner just starting out in flight sim, Angle of Attack is a realistic, impactful, and entertaining training resource. The entire first series of videos, Aviator 90, is available for free on their website to members (signup is completely free). We will be re-posting one video from the Aviator 90 series once a week here on Saitek.com.
A study guide for all the Aviator90 episodes can be downloaded here. Originally posted in 2010.Discuss this article on Facebook.
Long-time Saitek enthusiast Serge V. has sent us some great pictures of his home rig. He’s opted for the Cessna configuration that includes the Cessna yoke and pedals along with the TPM unit. More pictures after the jump.
Serge is retired and has decided to devote a room of his place to flying in the virtual skies. Note the triple monitor and map of the world on the wall. Great use of the TPM to hold his keyboard and the GPS on the side too!
For more info on the Pro Flight Simulator Cockpit, click here.
Interested in a small form factor keyboard for your Saitek setup? Check out the S.T.R.I.K.E. M!
A big shout out to Serge V. for letting us share his rig!