Summary: I bought these CH PRO Flight Yoke & Pedals after doing LOTS of research and I AM TOTALLY PLEASED with the sturdiness. As a pilot with over 30yrs of real world flying, I enjoy using these very much and recommend them over the recent foreign imitations. CH Pro deserves the good reputation they've built over the years.
Flight Sim Yoke Software Bundle with Around the World in 80 Flights and Wellington
Robert E. Dorsey, Amazon
13 April 2012
Summary: I had to replace my first CH Flight Yoke after 10 plus years ( it still works fine) due to a new computer without a game port (game port adapter to USB does not give you all the features). I am glad I did; the new CH Flight Yoke has plenty of buttons to program all the features needed and feels as good if not better then the first one. As far as the vender the Flight Yoke arrived in just a few days with no problems.
Summary: I was disappointed to find that I needed the Simulator X to go with this product. I was under the impression that I would be able to run the Around the World in 80 Days and Wellington without purchasing anything additional. My son was able to find a download so that we could do a demo with the Flight Sim. I feel that the information given is misleading. The yoke itself has an authentic feel.
Summary: I used to have an older ch products virtual pilot pro. So to finally get this was, great with the usb connection. I had a little trouble at first getting it calibrated but when installed the software that came with it, and used that it was fine.
Summary: Recieved my new flight yoke in record time. It was as advertised and works great. Lots of programs and aircraft in the package. I haven't even had time to use all of them. This program provides lots of options to fit everones needs.
Summary: Like the first reviewer I'd agree on the trim control being too stiff. Otherwise a fantastic piece of equipment, especially for the price. After years of using a joystick,this is such a more realistic flight experience. (And I say that as someone with over 28,000 hours in real aircraft).It allows you to fly the simulator with a much higher degree of precision. It feels solid and well built and has a "feel" quite like the real airplane (at least the C-172 I normally fly).