Summary: *Mine came with 2 small grooves in it. Im not sure if it was supposed to be that way or if it was just a bad yoke. Not going to knock an egg off for that though. *I enjoy using this yoke every day because of its ability to do everything I want it to, except bring me food. A big step up from my old Saitek joystick. *I would buy from CH Products again, there were no problems at all associated with this company.
Pros: *Sleek design *Includes 3 customizable Throttle levers (I have mine set on throttle, spoilers, and flaps.) *Easy and effortless control over any plane *Very easy to mount, and only needs a USB to plug in
Cons: *No way to control the rudder, unless you set it on 'rudder trim' If you don't use the rudder or already have pedals, this might not be a con at all.
Pros: Very cool yoke, feels right, works right, makes flight simming that much more realistic. With this yoke, a 24" widescreen monitor, HIS Radeon HD 5870 card running FSX on high makes any FAA approved flight simulator look like an '80s video game.
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: 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.
CH Flight Sim Yoke USB for Microsoft Flight Simulator
The _Book _Man_2008, Amazon
16 February 2007
Summary: I give this 5 stars because it has done everything I thought it would do and more. I am still finding new ways to calibrate and customize the yoke. The doc says I can program up to 23 functions and it doesn't seem to advertise it is that is has a trims wheel as well as 12 programmable buttons (24 if you define one as the <shift> function).