Just a little hint, I kept getting drift on the stick, there are numerous posts on the internet that suggest deleteing profiles in regedit, however I couldnt access the control panel to recalibrate the stick.
It wasnt until I down loaded both the drivers and the software( I presumed the drivers would be in the software) that the control panel worked and cured the drift.
Latest drivers can be downloaded @ http://www.saitek.com/uk/down/drivers.php