Best Flight Yoke for Commercial (737-747)

Montgomery Bonner Guest

There are 3 yokes many simmers are either commenting on or own.  All three seem to have trade-offs.

They are:

  1. Yoko "the Yoke Plus"-somewhere in the 900-1,000 us dollar range. The downsides are price, clamping system.  Everyone loves the quality of this one.  But "hello-this is just a game after all". 
  2. Honeywell Alpha - This has been reported to have calibration issues at the null, or close to null position.  It complicated the recalibration process as one YT video explained.
  3. Logitech G Pro Flight System - Several negatives for this one, range of travel (left/right), and quality of the product.

Yes, there might be at least two others, which I have watched/read reviews on, their build quality is poor, and feels cheap.

I have searched all over the web, are these the only ones?  And if you have one of the above, do you like it, how long have you used it?; would you get it again, problems?

Thank you all in advance.  


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Ian Stephens (ianstephens) Captain
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Hello Monty,

I can certainly understand your concerns in finding the perfect yoke for your flight simulator experience, especially when focusing on commercial aviation such as the 737-747. Let's delve into the three you've mentioned:

Yoko "the Yoke Plus" (in the range of 900-1,000 USD)

  • Pros:
    • Quality: Renowned for its high-quality build and craftsmanship.
  • Cons:
    • Price: Definitely on the higher end.

    • Clamping System: Some users find it less favorable.

Honeywell Alpha

  • Pros:
    • Feature-rich: Offers unique characteristics that appeal to certain users.
  • Cons:
    • Calibration Issues: Known to have issues at or near the null position, making recalibration complicated.

Logitech G Pro Flight System

  • Pros:
    • Accessibility: More readily available and well-supported.
  • Cons:
    • Range of Travel: Limited left/right motion.

    • Build Quality: Some find the construction less satisfying.

From my knowledge, these are indeed some of the most talked-about yokes, but there are always new products and lesser-known gems in the market. Here's some advice:

  • Research: Keep an eye on specialized flight simulation forums and manufacturer websites for announcements and reviews.
  • Test: If possible, visiting a local flight simulation center or exhibition could allow you to test different yokes.
  • Compatibility: Ensure that the yoke is compatible with your preferred simulator, whether it's Microsoft Flight Simulator (released in 2020) or X-Plane 12.

Ultimately, the "right" yoke can be subjective and depends on your specific needs, preferences, and budget.

Your Experience:
If any fellow simmers here have used one of the mentioned yokes or have other recommendations, please share your experiences. Monty, and others in the community, would appreciate your insights!

Safe simulated flying!

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