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Saitek Goes Full Throttle For MS Flight Simulator 2004

by Thomas on July 28, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT

Saitek Industries Ltd. announced that it is increasing production of it's top selling two-piece flight control stick and throttle to coincide with the much anticipated release of Microsoft's new Flight Simulator 2004 software title. Saitek's X45, touted by many as the world's most advanced flight controller, introduces an unparalleled degree of reality to the flying experience -- user's will swear they are in the cockpit as they throttle up for their flight. Built to precision engineering specifications and combining pro-feature content with authentic aeronautical styling, the X45 delivers an impressive instrument-set to facilitate the most complicated of maneuvers.

Saitek's advanced X45 Digital Joystick and Throttle is a true HOTAS (Hands-On Throttle and Stick) gaming device -- which means all important pilot controls can be used without the use of the keyboard. The X45 features six-axis control with its joystick, throttle, rudder and two-rotary controls for unparalleled accuracy. In addition, there are three selectable program modes, pinkie shift control, three eight-way hats, mouse cursor control and 14-digital inputs for unlimited programmability of 276 functions. A rubberized finish and ergonomic feel complete the package for total hand control.

Saitek's Smart Technology Software makes programming simple by including profiles for popular games and offering automatic profile download and installation. New mechanical features include a smooth constant-force spring joystick gimbal, back-lit joystick and throttle buttons, removable pinkie switch extension, and a launch button safety cover.

Smart Technology Software is compatible with Windows 98, SE, ME, 2000 and XP.

Stick Features Throttle Features

-- 4 Fire Buttons -- 2 Fire Buttons

-- Missile Launcher -- 4-way Hat Switch

-- 2 X 8-way Hat Switches -- Throttle Control with Detents

-- Pinkie Switch -- Full Rudder Control

-- 2 Rotary Analog Controls

-- 8-way Mouse Controller

System Requirements:

-- PC Pentium 133MHz or higher with USB port/Microsoft

-- 98Me, 2000 and XP/DirectX(R) 8.1 compatible


Stores and other vendors interested in carrying Saitek's award-winning line-up of products may contact Saitek directly at

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