Saitek R220, Continued
Better inside than out
The quality of its interior build is a nice surprise. There is no potentiometer, instead there is an optical sensor which should ensure excellent precision. The axis mounting with the spring coiled around it is very neat. But it appears that the electronics are not up to it, and the spring is under-sized. The most surprising thing is the play on the axis. It's hard to understand how the engineers who designed such an ingenious and compact system managed to let such a weakness creep in!