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Saitek Releases Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick

Last updated Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:28:32 GMT
Originally posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:20:30 GMT

Flight Simulator flight stick expert, Saitek have released a new product, F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick – a high-end flight stick for every simmer who wants to be in control in a cockpit of any civilian and military aircraft.

Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Stick

Available for the first time for PlayStation 3, the F.L.Y. 9 is the newest offering in Cyborg’s line of PC flight sticks. Simmers will enjoy a strikingly realistic control in any flight simulation or flight combat software. As a wireless flight stick, F.L.Y. 9 synchronizes with your console quickly and easily. This means you will not need to worry about being disconnected at a critical moment during a battle maneuver.

Features

  • Customizable to suit you – to achieve the perfect fit and have the ultimate flight experience, you can adjust the following:
    • Handle angle
    • Handle length
    • Handle rake angle
  • After all the adjustments, once you have achieved the perfect fit for your hand, the adjustment tool locks in the base for future use.
  • Comes with twist rudder and throttle controls - offering full maneuverability.
  • Has a distinctive base design with integrated lap mount which has removable feet – this means you can fly in front of the television or from your desk.

This product offers you complete control of your flight games, which is vital in aerial battles. Why should you continue using a gamepad when you can use a stick and take your combat capabilities and accuracy to a completely new level?

F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick is compatible with the latest flight games:

Playstation 3:

  • Tom Clancy HAWX
  • Blazing Angels
  • Heroes over Europe
  • Birds of Prey

Xbox 360:

  • Tom Clancy HAWX
  • Ace Combat
  • Blazing Angels
  • Heroes over Europe
  • Birds of Prey

Reviews

Several people who have purchased F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick from Amazon are pleased with its performance.

A review by a product user Beau Braunberger, says,

This flight stick has a great design. Most of the important fit paramaters (height, rake angle, head angle) are adjustable to make it quite comfortable to use. The button placement is great for the games that it is compatible with. My complaint is that there is too much of a dead-zone when moving the stick. If you are trying to make minor adjustments, the stick has to be pushed well outside of the center position before any movement registers. This makes fine control during these games difficult. Overall, this is an awesome product idea; it would be much more user friendly if the movement tracking was more sensitive when making small motions.

Another User, David Stone, says,

If you want a flight stick for your games, this is the one to get. Set up is a little difficult, since it tells you to hit the connect button on the Xbox and the controller, but it doesn't show where the connect button is (on the bottom with 3 little white arcs above it). Once connected it is a pleasure to use, and adjustable to fit any size hand. Be sure to get a battery charger and some rechargeable AA batteries because it does not use a charger or a cord.

About Saitek

Founded in 1979 by Swiss technologist Eric Winkler, Saitek designs and manufactures a wide range of consumer electronics. The company is well known for their PC gaming controllers, keyboards, and Flight Yoke System. By the 1990s, Saitek had offices in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany and China. In the mid 1990s, the company diversified into peripherals for PCs, with a particular focus on game controllers for flight simulation, driving and first-person gaming.

Saitek was acquired by Mad Catz Interactive, Inc in 2007 at a price of $30 million. Mad Catz is a peripherals manufacturer for a wide range of video game consoles. The company produces a variety of accessories, including PC Games Controllers, connection cables, PC Peripherals, PC and iPod Speakers and Headsets, Mice & Keyboards, memory cards and control pads.

If you want total control of aircraft and weapons, this product is for you. 

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Barry Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:33:33 GMT

No mention about use on a PC?

Benjamin ThompsonFri, 04 Dec 2015 03:24:31 GMT

Can the flight stick "Cyborg F.L.Y 9 be configured for PC use? Benjamin ghostrider01t

Rami Abou ZahraSat, 25 Jun 2016 13:04:30 GMT

Wow that looks exactly like the madcatz fly 5 joystick that I have. And the madcatz one works for playstation 3 as well... Starting to get a little suspicious.

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