Reviews and Problems with CH Products Flight Sim Yoke USB
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I've had the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke + Pedals and the CH Flight Sim Yoke + Pedals + Quadrant. This is what you need to know.
Christopher Eastridge, Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: Alright people, listen up. This is the review you want. If you are like a normal person and can't afford the $600-$1000 yoke from PFC without getting divorced then you are undoubtedly comparing this yoke (or the CH Eclipse, same thing really) to the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke. Well I've had both, complete with their respective rudder pedals and throttles and I have returned one and kept the other. Continue reading to find which one got the boot.
Summary: I've had this for several years now for use with my X-plane sim on Mac and overall I've been happy with it. The hat switch on the right side of the yoke no longer works when you push it up, but down and right and left still work, so this is a minor irritation but I don't regret buying it. In X-plane you can assign the buttons and levers to do whatever you want, so if you want one throttle, mixture, and prop pitch control, you can do that.
Summary: I am giving this product an average review - not because it doesn't work as advertised, but because it is true that the stability of the product degrades over time and that it will need to be replaced every 2 years or so, and that's with fairly infrequent use. The calibration of my yoke after 2 years of owning it is completely out of whack.
Summary: I don't have anything other than the real thing (airplane) to compare this to, so maybe this is as good as it gets -- but I was disappointed in this yoke at the start and it gets worse as time goes by. I've owned it for three years now, using it with MS Flight Simulator, and it has degraded considerably since I purchased to the point of uselessness. I had hoped to use it for instrument practice, but no joy.
Summary: The pitch sticks so bad that it's nearly impossible to maintain level flight. I sent it back and it was returned saying it was fixed! Yea right! All they did was spray some kind of silicone lube on the shaft and called it fixed! The pitch SHOULD work as smoothly as the roll. Not worth the money as far as I am concerned!
Summary: Great product! I use it on a Mac machine and am quite happy with it. Takes a bit to get used to it if you've used only a joy stick before but now I wouldn't trade it back. The only little chink is that the clamps are very tight to open. No big deal. All in all, a good item!
Summary: OK, I'm an old private pilot who has also flown Microsoft Flight Simulator before Microsoft owned the product but with this yoke, you really really add to the realism far beyond my expectations. The size of the yoke is close to those of most 2-6 passenger planes I have flown and so the feel is right at home in your hands.
If you're going to get a flight sim at all, get this too!
Dame Jayne of the Divine Chocolatier, Amazon
18 October 2007
Summary: The whole point of getting a flight simulator is to enjoy flying a plane. A keyboard is NOT the way to enjoy anything and a joystick isn't much better. The only downside is poor documentation. The only way I could identify which was the throttle, prop, and mixture control was to open the control panel for the device and see what reacts when I moved the switches. This doesn't affect my rating at all because I'm a complete newbie at flying and I figured it out soon enough.