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Umming and arring about this or that other yoke?
on 11 June 2013
Ok, I already have the other yoke, had it 8 years, you know the one. I was umming and arring about this Cessna one as my other yoke had loads of dead spots, wouldn't centre properly, wasn't smooth and needed me to open it up and do the old elastic band mod and lube it till I needed shares in ann summers. I ended up buying this anyway, what the hell, had an amazon voucher.
Not even out of the box and I can tell the build difference. It just looks solid. Picking it up confirms this, it's slick and just looks so darn good. Tentatively I try the action out... happily it totally wipes the floor of the other one I had. It centres automatically, and most importantly returning to the same place; action is smooth and actually feels more expensive than its price tag. There are lots of hat switches and enough nobs to shake the now redundant lube at, joy.
The throttle controls are great. Can be mounted on top of or in front of the mounting bracket which is a nice option. Others have commented positively on it so I feel no need.
Is it worth it? Well, if you're wanting a sound yoke and throttle controller, yes. Lets face it, you're probably not bothered about the cost, sure, it'd be better £60 cheaper but you're still going to buy one or the other aren't you. All I'm telling you is that this blasts the other brand of similar price out of the sky. Oh, and the throttle movement is far superior to my other one which had the throttle integrated into the top of the yoke, more movement and more control on this one.
No doubt I'll slag this one off in 10 years when I've saved up for a £700 yoke ripped straight out of a cessna and lovingly modded for a pilot wannabe like myself. Until then however, for sim flight. This is the nuts. Now... I've totally wasted flight time writing this. Bye.