As well as stunning looks, twin throttles and perfectly positioned, programmable controls, the Cyborg F.L.Y. 5 can be adjusted in length and tilt angle letting you find the perfect configuration to suit your hand size and seating position
The new Saitek Cyborg F.L.Y. 5 Flight Stick gives you unrivalled adjustability, comfort and performance. The Cyborg F.L.Y. 5 builds on ten years of Cyborg innovation, combining precision engineering, cutting edge design and unique features to offer the ultimate control solution for flight and space games on your PC.
As well as stunning looks, twin throttles and perfectly positioned, programmable controls, the Cyborg F.L.Y. 5 can be adjusted in length and tilt angle (both the stick itself and the head), letting you find the perfect configuration to suit your hand size and seating position. And it even features a folding and removable stick handle for compact, easy storage.
Hi Everyone, The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because the buttons on the top of the stick broke off quite easily . I hadn't had it long when the first seemed loose then another . Great pity, as the stick has a lovely feel to it and in every other way is very good value , perhaps when you buy one you should buy a tube of glue as well : )
I got this as a cheap-ish precursor to the X55, which I will get after pay day (stock willing).
Coming from a very old (and very dead) Microsoft Sidewinder, the stick looks very fancy, but doesn't have quite the same build quality. Case in point, the head surround buttons feel very flimsy, and I can even see them (and the whole head) move as I press them. I'm always fearful that they will eventually just snap off.
The wheel also has a slight precision problem. It does not activate after the notch like a mouse-wheel would, so it can be a little confusing at first.
The throttle, however, is very nice. Not having used a full-sized throttle, I cannot compare it to one, but it is so much nicer than the Sidewinder.
My only problem with the throttle would be the buttons. I would have preferred less on the stick and more near the throttle, but I guess that is what a dedicated throttle is for, so I can forgive it for this.
The stick is pretty nice to grip, and the adjustments make sure it can fit just about any hand size and finger length. However, the spring is really stiff.
Just a couple of hours of play felt like I did a mini workout, trying to man-handle my craft in the direction I wanted to go. This could be the strange way I use the controls though (left-right for yaw, rotate for roll), which means I'm twisting my wrists a lot more than usual.
However, with just two cable-ties, the spring was no longer an issue. One either side of the spring made it just right for my girly arms.
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