Since I got ahold of an X52, yaw and pitch are on the stick, and roll is on the twist axis.
Hmmm...I've recently switched to a X52 Pro, but I've got some strange troubles:
1) I need to unplug it from USB and plug it back in if my machine was in S3 or suspend to disc - otherwise it's not working at all
2) Everytime I need to open the profile editor and load/apply the profile as otherwise it always "forgets" what it should do - and that programming software is a real PITA, it slows down the mouse and adds lag to it?!?
Is there some easy solution/workaround for that?
Two suggestions -
The drivers and software that came on the CD with it may be the older, buggy versions that may not be vista/7 compatible. That was true with me. Best bet is to check Saitek's website for the latest versions. I'm sure they have vista/7 ready versions by now.
The X52 tends to be a little power hungry, and in some cases the stock USB ports can't send enough power to it, which causes odd behavior. That's true in my case, and connecting the stick to a powered external USB hub resolved the problem.
Another thing I can tell you is to always plug it into the same port every time; for some reason the driver refuses to load if the stick is connected to another port. Go figure that one.