|The Eclipse Yoke is the high-end flight yoke with built-in rudder and throttle functions. Programmable fingertip paddles allow for both rudder functions in flight sims or shift for racing games. Color coded handles for throttle, prop and mixture, trim / scroll wheels and a three color selector dial gives you functions galore!|
I have owned the CH Products Flight Sim Yoke and CH Pro Pedals since 2004. I was looking to upgrade my setup now that I have moved from FS9 to FSX-Steam Edition and some high quality general aviation add-ons from A2A Simulations. I have had experience with the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, but sadly that was a disappointment. Looks great but in use, too many performance and quality issues. So keeping within my budget I decide to go with the CH Eclipse Yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant. I have NOT been disappointed. The new CH Eclipse Yoke has better desk clamps, the yoke handle feels more weighty and solid, the extra buttons and axis options along with the CH Throttle Quadrant allow me to personalize the configuration of any plane in the Sim. I can perform all stages of a flight from the CH controllers, only reaching for the mouse in the virtual cockpit to set Nav and Com radios, heading bug and the odd light switch. Since I already have the CH Pro Pedals, I use the faux pedals axis on the yoke handle for pan view left and right, its perfect. But most important is the performance and feel of the yoke itself. Smooth shaft movement, no dead zone and no detent. It gives precise control of the aircraft in both pitch and roll plus the option to use a trim wheel,... it just feels like the real thing, very realistic. For a serious simmer on a budget looking for the best controllers for general aviation, at this price point, CH Products may be the way to go. American made, good quality and built to last. I give it 5 stars out of 5. Also, thanks to Aircraft Spruce for their quick response to my inquiries and timely delivery... Great Service.
The throttle system is independent from the yoke system. If both controls are compatible with the software they can be used simultaneously.
Yes, this yoke is considered plug and play. Very simple to set up and use after the USB is connected.