Brand-New Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System

I love my Saitek AV8R joystick. It is the perfect peripheral for hopping into FS quickly to check out what I have been designing. I was delighted when I heard about Saitek producing a true yoke system to give CH Products a run for their money. The features of the new yoke are quite impressive (someone did their homework):


  • Durable Stainless Steel shaft with precision bearings gives smooth and predictable elevator and aileron control
  • Accurately time each leg of your flight plan with the integrated chronograph (great for those practicing IFR turns)
  • Separate throttle quadrant with additional switches to configure any combination of throttle, flaps, mixture or prop pitch.
  • Integrated 3-Port USB Hub
  • 14 buttons
  • POV Hat Switch
  • 3-position Mode Switch
  • 3 axis levers on Quadrant
  • Elevator and Aileron Axes on Yoke

All of this for $149 USD. This sure puts some perspective on the CH Products’ USB Yoke which also retails for $149 USD. I own the CH Products USB Yoke, but I have never liked the plastic components and the tension spring never really has ever "felt" right. I guess that is why it remains under my desk collecting dust. The new Saitek yoke on the other hand is very appealing, especially since it uses a stainless steel shaft and ball bearings for movement.

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