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Member
Registered: Jul 2015
Posts: 10
Hello!

Can someone recommend a good quality, yet affordable Boeing USB Yoke? Can the FlyPfc 737 desktop solution be recommended?

Best regards,

Toto
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Registered: May 2009
Posts: 6
Fantastic product and people at PFC. We point to them with our customers. Solid engineering...
Peter
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Registered: Jul 2015
Posts: 10
Thanks Peter.

Could you ( or somebidy else ) state the range of travel of the PFC 737 desktop ( or column as alternative ) yoke? What would be your recommendation: the desktop or the column solution?

Is anyone familiar with this product: http://www.simw.com/hardware/boeing-yoke-737.html?

Or the ACE Yokes?

Best regards,

Toto
« Last edit by HAJTWR on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:08:43 +0000. »
Member
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 103
Location: Tucson, AZ USA
Hi Toto,

I have the PFC B737 Jetliner Column Yoke and it works perfectly with PSX. The only time I've noticed it gets close to the travel limit (elevator) is during steep turns (45 degrees bank/280 knots/5000'/295 tons).

The elevator travel limit is about 5 1/2" in either direction (11" total) as measured from the top of the column.

There is definitely enough yoke travel to maintain altitude and make minor corrections if you stay on top of it. But if you get a large enough descent trend going where you have to rapidly increase pitch to more than 6 degrees (it takes exactly 5 degrees of pitch to hold altitude and should't take more than 6 degrees to correct), it will sometimes reach the aft limit stop. But if it is done right, you shouldn't have a problem.

As far as aileron limits for crosswind landings, I found that about 36 knots is the limit before you don't have enough aileron to keep it tracking straight with full cross controls (ailerons and rudders) when you kick out the crab in the flare. There is plenty of aileron to handle the 20-knot crosswind approach into EBBR (03 Approach 022.situ).

Hope this helps.

Jon D.
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Registered: May 2009
Posts: 5140
Hi Jon,

to evaluate the maximum deflection of any external flight control you shouldn't look at the aerodynamics; you should just look at PSX's USB page and check if the respective axis moves smoothly and gradually from -1000 to +1000 units.

If it doesn't reach -1000 and +1000, the setting in the external USB driver is incorrect and you won't have full control in PSX.

Normally, every USB axis provides a range from -1000 to +1000. If you get this, your signal range is fine.

Just check the info tag (see page 258) or, when all hydraulics etc. are powered, the EICAS flight control surface indications. Check them like you do in real life.


Cheers,

|-|ardy
Member
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 103
Location: Tucson, AZ USA
Thanks, Hardy. I do get +/- 1000 on my PFC yoke. I just thought Toto was looking for something else when he asked about "range of travel." In any case, the PFC 737 yoke works very well with PSX.
Member
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 317
PFC looks great but not quite the right colour or yoke layout. I have been pointed to simujabs who can do a Boeing brown colour, plus they are developing linked motorized yokes.
Member
Registered: Jul 2015
Posts: 10
Is anyone familiar with this Yoke from Turkey:

http://www.aviationmegastore.com/boeing-737ng-captain-yoke-agronnyoke-capt-agronn-yoke-capt-joystickspedals/product/?shopid=LH355b3485226d5f7e0822cb2709&action=prodinfo&parent_id=288&art=129597

Looks promising...

Best regards,

Toto
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 44
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Hi Toto,

I don't know this Turkish product (it seems out of stock?..).

What I am using here are the dual linked flight controls from Northern Flight Sim.

http://northernflightsim.com/dual-linked-flight-controls/

Top notch and of very good qualitiy.

Just my 2 cts..

HTH

Charles
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Charles from Basel, Switzerland
Member
Registered: Jun 2014
Posts: 317
SwissCharles wrote
Hi Toto,

I don't know this Turkish product (it seems out of stock?..).

What I am using here are the dual linked flight controls from Northern Flight Sim.

http://northernflightsim.com/dual-linked-flight-controls/

Top notch and of very good qualitiy.

Just my 2 cts..

HTH

Charles



Do you have any photos of your yokes in use?
Member
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 44
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Hi GoDatum,

They are not yet built in, as I am in the process of completing my FDS Shell. As soon as I have the double frame underneath in place, I will be able to show some pics.
This does not mean, that I haven't played around with them though ;) and from what I see and touch and move, the system is sturdy and of very good quality.

I am sure that Art will send you some recent pictures of his setup once you contact him.

HTH

Charles
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Charles from Basel, Switzerland

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