Using the CH Eclipse Yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant with MSFS

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How do I set up the CH Eclipse yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant to control the aircraft?

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Hello fellow flight sim enthusiast!

Setting up your CH Eclipse Yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS) is quite straightforward. I'll guide you through the process step by step to ensure a seamless setup experience.

  1. Connect your hardware: First, ensure your CH Eclipse Yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant are properly connected to your computer via USB ports. It is recommended to use USB 2.0 ports, as these devices might not work correctly with USB 3.0 ports.
  2. Launch MSFS: Once your hardware is connected, start Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
  3. Access Controls menu: In the main menu, navigate to Options > Controls. This will open up the controls configuration page.
  4. Identify your devices: On the top-left corner of the controls configuration page, you should see a list of connected devices. Look for your CH Eclipse Yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant in this list. If they are not present, ensure they are connected properly and restart the sim.
  5. Configure the yoke: Select your CH Eclipse Yoke from the list, and you will be presented with a list of assignable axes and buttons. Assign the following axes:
    • Aileron (Roll) - Yoke X Axis
    • Elevator (Pitch) - Yoke Y Axis
    • Rudder (Yaw) - Yoke Z Axis

    In addition, configure any other desired buttons and switches on the yoke for functions such as landing gear, flaps, or autopilot.

  6. Configure the throttle quadrant: Next, select the CH Throttle Quadrant from the list of devices. Assign the following axes:
    • Throttle - Throttle 1 Axis (for single-engine aircraft) or Throttle 1 Axis and Throttle 2 Axis (for twin-engine aircraft)
    • Propeller (if applicable) - Propeller 1 Axis (single-engine) or Propeller 1 Axis and Propeller 2 Axis (twin-engine)
    • Mixture (if applicable) - Mixture 1 Axis (single-engine) or Mixture 1 Axis and Mixture 2 Axis (twin-engine)

    Assign other levers as desired for functions such as flaps or speed brakes.

  7. Save your configuration: Once you have assigned all desired axes and buttons, click on the Apply & Save button at the bottom of the controls configuration page.

That's it! Your CH Eclipse Yoke and CH Throttle Quadrant should now be properly set up for use in MSFS. I hope this helps you fully enjoy the immersive experience that flight simming has to offer. If you have any further questions or need clarification, feel free to ask. Happy flying!

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