Yokes

 

CH products released theFlight Sim Yoke USB. It's a yoke with a good price-quality rate.

For sale in the USA for about $149.Good value for money. Available in Europe at Flightsimcentral . Online ordering possible.

The middle one is a $495 professional trainer USB Mooney Yoke made by Precision Flight Controls I am sure it will feel like $495.....It's fully Flight Simulator compatible. PFC also delivers Beech and Jet USB Yokes for around $600.

At the right you see the $500 AFCS-III heavy-duty USB yoke & power lever (power lever not shown) This webmaster is using this yoke and it is the best one available for sure! Extremely solid and realistic. Cast from a real SAAB 340 Airliner Yoke. All metal construction. Satin black powdercoat finish. More information available at Aeti's site. Read a review of the previous AFCS II version. You can order the AFCS III USB directly at FlightSimCentral.

If you really want to have the most exclusive yoke, order this Jetliner Yoke by Precision Flight Controls, based on a real Saab 340 airplane You can buy it at this site for around $800

 
Pedals

Most professional are the Rudders by PFC again (the left one) it is expensive ($500) but the only one with Re-Enforced "Smooth Movement" Tiller Mechanism and New Proportional Braking for gas and brake functions. The Elite Rudder Control System is the best second. The CH Pedals (right) is not so expensive ( $150) and useful but not as realistic as the very expensive ones....

 
Panels

As a replacement of the keyboard a few companies will offer a panel, making command much easier and a bit more realistic. Unknown is the $150 Programmable Active Link (PAL) by Cirrus (picture).

Similar is the $180 Aerosoft Flightboard.The unit has 128 fs98 functions, each of which requires one press to activate.

 
Flight Consoles

This is the real heavy stuff. complete realistic consoles including a yoke, throttle and a set of buttons.

 

 
1. Aerosoft Australia Piper Arrow Console

The most incredible console among all public available consoles....The most remarkable thing on this panel are the realistic and moving instruments and buttons. Coming to you within four weeks delivery time for around US$8.400.....You will not be the only one ordering it: this product has already been shipped to Europe several times....

Aerosoft Australia manufactures and distributes the GA-28R Flight Simulator in Sydney, Australia. The design is based on the the popular Piper Arrow III light aircraft. The simulator is a full size cockpit with all controls and instruments functioning like the real aircraft. Simply sit a computer monitor on the unit and run Microsoft Flight Simulator. All of the flight data is displayed on the real instruments with smooth and accurate movement....even the autopilot and radio stack function correctly.

 
2. SimHawk Pro Personal Simulator (from USA)

This console is a very realistic console made for PC-simulators. Works fine with all major sims like FS98/FS2000, Fly!. ProPilot99 and so on. Consoles are expensive. Like this one: $1.395. Order it at controlvisions site.

 
3. Elite Consoles (from Switzerland)

This Swiss company makes beautiful consoles but unfortunately most of them only work with the professional and expensive Elite Flight Simulator. More information at the Elite site. Elite consoles are prices from $1.000-$2.000

 
4. Safeline Console (from Italy)

Pff.. This is heavy stuff by the Italian company Safeline. This $1.200 flight console is simulator independent (so you can use it in FS98/FS2000/Fly! etc.) and gives you 4 seperate engine throttle levers, Thrust reverse, Propeller, Mixture, Flaps, Gear, Gear lights, Trim wheel, Autopilot, Avionics, Heading and bearing selectors, 28 push buttons, 9 toggle switches, 11 rotary switches all programmable in three different modes.

 

 

 
Make your own console.......

For some people are standard yokes and consoles are not enough... They want to build their own. This one is made by Junji Hirayama.

Look at these locations to find some more information abuit building your own flight deck:

Learn all about cockpit dimensions

You will need a EPIC card to connect your PC with 300+ buttons. Some indepth about Epic.

And the glass cockpits of project Magenta

A location to buy switches and buttons (europe)

Or do you want ready to use cockpit parts? New or second hand.

Find a good example of a home build cockpit. Impressive....

 

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