Honeycomb Alpha Flight Simulator Yoke

$249.99

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 10304A

Take your home flight simulator to the next level with the Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls Yoke and Switch Panel. The yoke has a realistic full 180° yoke rotation and a solid steel shaft with dual linear ball bearings that provide smooth control with a dampened, self-centering mechanism and no center detent or dead zone. The base includes a Switch Panel with master, alternator, avionics and light switches, as well as a 5-position ignition switch. The left and right handles feature one 8-way hat...

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Take your home flight simulator to the next level with the Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls Yoke and Switch Panel. The yoke has a realistic full 180° yoke rotation and a solid steel shaft with dual linear ball bearings that provide smooth control with a dampened, self-centering mechanism and no center detent or dead zone. The base includes a Switch Panel with master, alternator, avionics and light switches, as well as a 5-position ignition switch. The left and right handles feature one 8-way hat switch, two vertical and two horizontal 2-way rocker switches, three buttons, and a push to talk button.

Dual Mounting Solution

The Dual Mounting Solution allows for full use with or without clamps. Two heavy-duty clamps made of steel attach and secure the yoke. For thicker tabletops, a large 3M® Micro-Suction Pad that produces 40 lbs. of tensile strength can be used for a clamp-free solution.

 

Features:

  • The left handle features one 8-way hat switch, two Vertical 2-way rocker switches, a button and a Push to Talk Button.
  • Right handle features two Horizontal 2-Way rocker switches, one large & one small button
  • Solid steel yoke shaft
  • 180° Yoke rotation
  • 5-Position ignition switch
  • Master, avionics, alternator and light switch panel
  • Universal Panel-Mounting System
  • Adjustable cockpit backlighting
  • Dual Mounting Solution

 

What's in the Box

  • Alpha Flight Controls Yoke & Switch Panel
  • Mounting plate with 3M® Micro-Suction Pad
  • Two mounting clamps
  • USB-C cable
  • Yoke connector cable
  • Rubber screw caps
  • Manual 

System Compatibility: PC and Mac

Connectivity: USB-C cable

Software Compatibility: X-Plane 11, Prepar3D, Microsoft Flight Simulator

Reviews
4.9 / 5.0
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4.9 / 5
Reliability
4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (22)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Superb! Very happy I chose this.
This is a phenomenal piece of hardware. It is well designed to fit most desktop configurations. I like the option to use the clamps or micro-suction cup.

The construction is solid. The base and clamps are well manufactured and don’t feel “cheap.”

Setup with X-plane 11 was a breeze. Just plug it in and go. Obviously actions can be customized, yet I was happy with the defaults.

I certainly hope Honeycomb Aeronautical comes out with other flight sim hardware because the yoke and switch panel is fantastic!
August 1, 2020
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Simply awesome !!
July 26, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Now that I got it working properly, I love it. It is so much better then the last yoke I had, very smooth and precise. Can you send me the Throttles for this Yoke?
June 22, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very good match to X-Plane
Very smooth yoke operation, good complement of switches. easy to set up with X-Plane (at least on a Mac). Would be nice to have a matching throttle quadrant or push-pull throttle/prop/mixture with flap and gear switches.
May 30, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great purchase
Fantastic! Made the right decision for my flight training sim. Can not wait for the Bravo throttle quadrant to come out! Feels right, strong construction and the extra switches is just perfect.
May 27, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Honeycomb Yoke
Wonderful yoke, so glad I replaced my joystick. Very well constructed.
May 19, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great product for the price!
I swapped my out from a CH Eclipse yoke, man was I happy! Great product!
May 4, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Overall very nice, a great sim tool
Pros:
1. Well-made, good switches (like dual switches for trims- very thoughtful).

2. Mounting to sim table is rock-solid.

3. Resistance in the pitch axis is very good; roll axis is a little light, but I don't know notice it very much while actually flying.

4. The backlit red LED is a neat function. Switches on the main body of the yoke (ALT/BAT/Avionics/Lights/etc.) are robust and work well.

5. Packaging is excellent.

6. For the price, this is an outstanding value (none better, I think).

Nit-picks:
1. Positions of hat switch and large red button could be reversed. If you like large red button for A/P DISC, having it on the left would be better.

2. On Magneto/Starter switch, it would be nice if this were spring-loaded between START and BOTH. On this, you have to remember to physically move the switch from START to BOTH, otherwise your starter will remain engaged. It would increase the price of the unit, though, so this is probably a good compromise.

3. Also would be nice if there were two Magneto/Starter switches for Multi-engine work. Again, though, that would increase the price.

Verdict: I love this yoke. It's robust, feels good while flying, and adds elements of realism with the switches. For the current price, you cannot go wrong with this yoke.
April 21, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good yoke for X-Plane
This is the yoke recommended by staff at Pilot Workshop and works well with X-Plane. It can be adjusted to approximate the feel of an aircraft, though no sim can do that perfectly. The multitude of switches provide ample opportunity to customize controls. The more physical switches available, the less one has to deal with mouse pointing to operate them. It's still brand new, so I cannot comment on durability and reliability. So far, so good.
April 8, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Honeycomb alpha yoke
The yoke is a smooth and accurate instrument,and very well made.l enjoy using it Rbb
February 8, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Question and Answer
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What is the thickest table that this will clamp to?
David B on Apr 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 1 1/2 inch
Is this Mac/Apple compatible?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is Mac compatible.
What is the best software to buy with this?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend x-plane 11.
What throttle quadrant would work with this Honeycomb yoke?
JOHN H on Dec 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can use any of the throttles that are available.
How does this yoke compare to the CH Product yoke?
Brent T on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The Honeycomb is a much higher quality yoke. I use it in X-Plane 11, and it has given me much greater control for landings. Some folks complain that the Honeycomb has too much resistance in elevator controls, but I have found that if I map the elevator trim control to a hat switch on the yoke or to a lever on my companion Logitech throttle control, I can overcome the elevator stiffness easily. It feels to me that the yoke has force feedback, and getting the elevator trim in the right spot (a good training tool, by the way) makes the elevator control smooth and accurate within a band of movement. Once you get out of that band, control becomes harder, requiring you to re-trim.

I don't need the fancy lights that the Honeycomb has on its "panel", and have turned them off. They might be useful for night flying, but I haven't been doing that in my sim.

The CH yoke had a dead spot leading to lack of control in aileron movement that I found intolerable, and I could never make decent landings with it. I was all over the runway. Its return-to-center force was too strong, and I was constantly having to hold a bias against it while in the air. I eventually tore it apart and replaced its inner return-to-center springs with rubber bands, which helped, but the inner potentiometers in aileron and elevator weren't precise enough, making my landings terrible. The Honeycomb, on the other hand, is very precise.

I would highly recommend the Honeycomb yoke, and I can't wait for the company to come out with their throttle quadrant/trim control.
does this have centering indentations like the Saitek yokes?
RobinT R on Dec 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It does self Center and feels like it’s centering between opposing springs. It doesn’t have a detent such that you feel it click into a center position. Spring pressure is light near the centered position and gets heavier the further you get from centered. Once trim is properly set, it feels fairly realistic. Pulling on the yoke in the flare to land, I think it feels realistic and I’ve had the best landings I’ve ever made in the simulator with this yoke. I was using joysticks before so I have no personal experience with the Saitek yoke.
How much does it weight?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 4 lbs.
Is it possible to adjust the trim?
Robert K on Nov 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is possible to assign trim control.
Is there a way to eliminate or reduce the Dead Zone of the yoke?
Monty O on May 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This can be accomplished with x-plane. It is referred to as the null zone.
Will this work with a Mac with USB 3 only (e.g., a 2019 iMac)? If so, do you have a recommendation on a converter cable/dongle?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work on the Mac.
Does it come with warranty?
Yuval G on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a one year Warranty.
There are no pictures to show exactly how this attaches to a table. How does it attach? Need pictures!
A shopper on Apr 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you view the pictures under the product you will see that the yoke is secured to the table via two clamps.
how do you control Yaw?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can purchase rudder pedals or you can set the software to automatically add redder input.
Does it work with ELITE SIM?
jorge m on Jan 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work with that sim.
Will this be compatible with Microsoft's next release in 2020?
Troy G on Dec 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should be.
Are you certain you will be able to ship this product on Dec 13? That's what the product page shows.
fppilot on Dec 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The date is supplied by the manufacturer. We can not guarantee that the item will ship on this date.
Is this compatible with X-Plane 10?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is compatible.
Does it have force feedback, that is, can the pilot feel how much pressure the control surfaces are exerting in the yoke?

Got rudders?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It does not have force feedback. We have rudder peddles available from CH products or Saitek.
I want to like this but I'd be switching from a Redbird yoke and the yoke shaft looks pretty small. I doubt if the feedback is sufficient to emulate a real aircraft. How much feedback is there?
Michael on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The feedback is slightly less than the Redbird yoke. Difficult to measure the difference.
Can this be approved to be used as a BATC?
John O on Nov 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it can not.
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