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X52 calibration From time to time the joystick loses calibration and dosnt center as it should. I cannot find a calibration mode to reset it, and have to resort to turning off the p.c. and rebooting to get it centered once again. What am I missing?

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  • halobba Oct 08, 2008

    Whan I attempt to calibrate my Saitek X52 the settings are in the halfway range.(box is half in the red) Throttle is already at half speed. In my attempt to fly the aircraft the plane automatically moves at half throttle, and will not stop. How do I calibrate the settings .

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    The stick makes my plane in Flight Simulator X turn to the left so I also have some problem with the calibration settings, any fix on that one?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    All controls on my throttle part are offset, joystick is ok...

  • hutch226 Apr 02, 2009

    I cant get more than 50% range of movement on the x52. Looking at the throttle view, it does not go below 50% power....There appears to be no calibration facility anywhere I look....?

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Have the same problem with my X52; cant get the rudder control (twisting control) work fine, but it goes on its own way to the right and can't be calibrated no way. this is my 3rd SAITEK X52 (2 X52PRO, 1 X52), and all I can say is: SAITEK IS THE WORST **** I EVER HAD IN MY LIFE.

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Potential Solution here: My X52 would seemingly randomly reset, and lose calibration midflight during Elite dangerous, and Kerbal Space program (with and without saitek drivers). The problem is saiteks poor craftsmanship. I finally opened up the base plate on my stick. One thing I noticed was that pulling back and right on the stick has a null zone on the calibration screen, and this seemed to be related. Upon inspection, the wires that run from the Y axes sensor, to the board, runs right under the moving magnets of the X axes. This puts tension on these already poor quality wires, and pulls on the plastic connector that goes to the board. A bit of gentle pushing on these connectors, and a piece of scotch tape to prevent the magnets from touching the wire, has solved not only the null zone in calibration, but the reset and loss of calibration issue (I'm assuming this was causing an unplug and short state). I still have another problem with this stick, but it seems to be software related and not hardware related, but this SHOULD fix a reset and loss of calibration issue if it is anything like mine. Good luck.

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Calibration is not really something the Saitek X52 needs: there are no "resistors" or "swipers" that need to be adjusted over time. The axis sensors are Hall effect sensors, with no moving parts, and thus the "center" state of each axis is digitally controlled. Such noise is caused by loose ps2 connectors, bent pins, sloppy usb contact, etc.

That said, errors or jitters in the centering of the stick is now in the realm of "electronic noise" interfering with the control system. The computer reads the inputs (even the noise/static) as control inputs, and adjusts the stick position on the fly.

Now if its a windows10 problem, that started only after upgrading, that's a whole other story (I know how to fix it as well- reply if this is the case)

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