IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to extremely high demand for flight simulation hardware, an extended lead time applies on this unit. We are accepting pre-orders and will fill the orders sequentially based on time and date of order (first come, first serve). We are anticipating late Fall 2020 to complete shipment on pre-orders.
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This control yoke worth every dollar. And service as always no issue at all. Absolutely 5 stars
Ive been flying simulators going back to (and possibly before) the first Flight Simulator on an original IBM PC. Ive used dozens of peripherals and have tested literally hundreds (I owned a QA company in the games industry). Few products hit the sweet spot like the Honeycomb Alpha of balancing a workable price with a high-quality product. Sure, you can spend a LOT more for a yoke, but this product matches 95% of products costing several times more. For under $300 this yoke feels surprisingly substantial, gives a sense of deep authenticity and even goes above and beyond with the LED. Why the LED? Isnt it just for aesthetics? Nope. We often fly in the dark. Then we struggle to write things down (frequencies and such) and struggle to read our own writing. Now you can just turn on the red LED and easily jot down notes without impacting your night vision. Brilliant! The only MINOR drawbacks are that youll need to get throttle controls in another device (like their upcoming Bravo Throttle Quadrant) and the buttons and switches on the yoke itself requires an extraneous cable to run from the yoke to the main housing. Its the only part that impacts the immersion. This is a trade-off. Other companies run this wiring through yokes post, but since Honeycomb uses a solid steel tube, theres no way to run wiring through it. Ill take that trade every time. The buttons and switches all work right out of the box in virtually any simulator you care about (mainly X-Plane, P3D and MSFS2020. For the vast majority of the flight sim community, this product will be the jewel of your peripheral collection. The enthusiast may want to squeeze out that last 5% by going in another direction. Thats another trade-off Ill take every time. I smile every time I take this product out, and thats saying something about a simple joystick.
Very good piece of hardware. Material quality is excellent. This yoke is a little pricier than other but so much better. 90 degrees rotation on both sides instead of 45 so you get the full range of motion. For the price you also get an embedded switch panel for ignition, avionics, lights, etc which would be an additional cost with the competitors. Unlike the Saitek yoke, there is no sticky center zone on the pitch axis which is a huge plus. Its the best mid range device you can get right now.
Very good feel, and it appears very solid pleasant to fly with in one word: exceptional
This yoke is exceptional. Highly recommended.
Big improvement over the Saitek/ Logi yoke I was using before. Very comfortable, sensitive, and great range of motion. Would recommend at least trying this one before jumping to something like a Yoko, might save some cash!
With this middle of the pack Yoke my X-plane Flight Sim time has gone from fighting with the system to focusing on the training. Upgrading from the entry level Yoke to the honeycomb had made my sim experience come to a new level. Note, I also fly Redbird Sims - their yoke is better, but also 5x the price. . .
Bought this as an upgrade to another brand yoke I already had and its well worth it a real game changer. So much heavier than the competition, it feels way more realistic.
Excellent mid range yoke that allows for much more control fidelity. This has made both X Plane and P3D a more effective training aid and a more enjoyable experience.
I am very pleased with the overall build quality of the Honeycomb Yoke. I have not used it in sim, but I am reasonable sure of pleasing results. I am hopeful that Aircraft Spruce will continue to carry this product line. I have had excellent service with Aircraft Spruce over the years.
At this time there are no matching rudder pedals. Honeycomb is currently developing the pedals with expected release in 2020.
The pedals would connect directly to the computer on another USB port. This would also be a direct connection to the computer.
Yes, it should be compatible with the Steam edition FSX.
30 days from receipt. Unit must be in new, resellable condition for full credit.
This unit does not have an integrated throttle control. Please see the Honeycomb Bravo (PART # 13-23178)for the companion throttle unit which is due out later this year.
This yoke system does not have integrated throttle control. You could use another brand throttle control or the keyboard on the computer.