I purchased a new Saitek Pro Flight yoke, throttle Quadrant, switch panel, radio panel, multi panel, and pedals last December. The yoke has the capacity to plug in three USB devices, making it a USB Hub, which won't work without the Saitek alternate power supply, which I purchased later.
This allowed the three panels to be plugged in to the rear of the yoke, and minimized the utilization of USB ports on the computer.
There is also a UPS and HP Printer, along with a keyboard and mouse occupying USB ports. The yoke was installed and recognized as a Flight Yoke, as were the throttle quadrant and pedals. The yoke, however, developed problems and had to be deleted and re-installed in order to use it for a session. If it remained connected, but unused, it devolved to an "Unk Device" with problems. Madcatz did provide a procedure for uninstalling, then re-installing, but that doesn't work very well anymore.
If I delete and re-install the Yoke, I can get it to become an "Unk" device in Devices and Printers, and of late that situation has deteriorated to where it's always a problem device, even after re-install.
I have the impression that either the yoke has internal circuitry which is deteriorating, or Windows 7 / 64 is not properly dealing with it. I've contacted Saitek (Madcatz), and after two weeks am still waiting to hear their response.
AMD Phenom Tri-core processor, 8 Gigabytes Memory, Windows 7 / 64 OS.
Anyone who has experienced or solved problems like this ? I'm sure Madcatz will eventually get around to an answer, but in the meantime, I'm using the system as a $600 paperweight!