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Honeycomb Aeronautical Alpha Flight Control USB 5 axis, 21 button, 180° Yoke Rotation, Universal Panel Mounting System £225.64 @ Amazon

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Honeycomb Aeronautical Alpha Flight Control USB 5 axis, 21 button, 180° Yoke Rotation, Universal Panel Mounting System

I have one of these and for any Xplane flyers out there, is affordable and massively better that Logitech yoke.
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Not sure how much use this is, most flights have been grounded due to the Virus.
as seen in action here on Plane Old Ben's Youtube channel -
Edited by: "speedbird747" 29th Apr
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Not sure how much use this is, most flights have been grounded due to the Virus.
teh.arn29/04/2020 18:30

Not sure how much use this is, most flights have been grounded due to the …Not sure how much use this is, most flights have been grounded due to the Virus.


Exactly a good reason to fly virtual
as seen in action here on Plane Old Ben's Youtube channel -
Edited by: "speedbird747" 29th Apr
OOS at the moment at that price
polar11129/04/2020 19:17

OOS at the moment at that price


But guaranteed price if orders now
Just on the hunt for a yoke (aswell as a good deal on a Thrustmaster Warthog dual setup - kicking myself for not buying a few years ago)

May have to see how this compares to the sub £100 Logitech one with throttle - may be enough for my needs
Cracking price, not got my hours in this year unfortunately and an upgrade to the sim setup is much-needed for Flight Sim 2020 alpha. Thanks for posting.
Dunno what the F this is but I want it
teh.arn29/04/2020 18:30

Not sure how much use this is, most flights have been grounded due to the …Not sure how much use this is, most flights have been grounded due to the Virus.


Is he being sarcastic or does he not know what the product is?
This must be a yoke.
Only flying I'll be able to afford this year.
Cannot wait for MSFS 2020, flying in Xplane is highly addictive and a lot of fun
Which rudder pedals would you pair with this yoke ?
speedbird74729/04/2020 19:03

as seen in action here on Plane Old Ben's Youtube channel - [Video]


Thanks for sharing this video

I take it no one bothered to watch it because if they did, they would have realised that they can get this yoke for cheaper by going:
Here
and entering the code 'PlaneOldBen'
you can get this yoke for £219.99 albeit on back order like Amazon
speedbird74729/04/2020 19:03

as seen in action here on Plane Old Ben's Youtube channel - [Video]


Great video, looks amazing if you wish to learn. I realised watching that, whilst it would look amazing on my projector its also a job lol :-) I’d be on less than the wife pays for my diy haha
Sparco29/04/2020 22:47

Which rudder pedals would you pair with this yoke ?


watch the video!!!
notoriouschucky30/04/2020 07:05

Thanks for sharing this videoI take it no one bothered to watch it because …Thanks for sharing this videoI take it no one bothered to watch it because if they did, they would have realised that they can get this yoke for cheaper by going:Hereand entering the code 'PlaneOldBen' you can get this yoke for £219.99 albeit on back order like Amazon


however p&p 6.63 ex vat unless you can go to one of 2 locations to collect - I'd go Amazon (if I was going to buy)

I need a throttle solution however.....I want to upgrade my T16000M for a Warthog plus its own throttle when an offer comes back on for that.....maybe I could use the throttle from that...but not the same

The Saitek one would have done me fine, however, hearing on the video that only 45 degree rotation either side is no good - they need to be 1:1
Sparco29/04/2020 22:47

Which rudder pedals would you pair with this yoke ?


I just use the yoke, no pedals in XP11. Yoke works for nose wheel steering too
Just got this yoke today. My, it's good.

Some background: came from an upgraded/modified saitek pro flight yoke (using the Leo Bodnar BU0836A controller and rubber elastic bands instead of springs). It needed constant attention, replacing rubber bands, adding oil to the shaft and so forth. It also didn't completely eradicate the notorious dead zone and it's limited by it's 45 degree roll radius.

The Honeycomb yoke looks better, feels better, flies better. It's now so easy just to trim out an aircraft in the simulator of your choice and have it fly straight and level competely hands off. It's accurate.

Worth £225? Don't tell 'em I said so, but yeah, I reckon it is - especially when nothing else comes close to it for the price.

Good find OP, but if you watch the planeoldben video also posted in this thread you'll be able to get it on Transair for £219.99 using the code "planeoldben". Sure enough they're out of stock right now, but it says new stock arriving soon. At that price it's truly a steal.

As an aside, there's also the honeycomb throttle quadrant on there for £239.99. I think that's quite steep. I'm sure it's very good quality, just like the yoke - and for a throttle quadrant - it looks good in terms of features, but many of those features won't easily patch through to some of the more complex models such as the PMDG series. Like the autopilot modes, for instance.
davidicus04/05/2020 18:53

Just got this yoke today. My, it's good.Some background: came from an …Just got this yoke today. My, it's good.Some background: came from an upgraded/modified saitek pro flight yoke (using the Leo Bodnar BU0836A controller and rubber elastic bands instead of springs). It needed constant attention, replacing rubber bands, adding oil to the shaft and so forth. It also didn't completely eradicate the notorious dead zone and it's limited by it's 45 degree roll radius.The Honeycomb yoke looks better, feels better, flies better. It's now so easy just to trim out an aircraft in the simulator of your choice and have it fly straight and level competely hands off. It's accurate.Worth £225? Don't tell 'em I said so, but yeah, I reckon it is - especially when nothing else comes close to it for the price.Good find OP, but if you watch the planeoldben video also posted in this thread you'll be able to get it on Transair for £219.99 using the code "planeoldben". Sure enough they're out of stock right now, but it says new stock arriving soon. At that price it's truly a steal.As an aside, there's also the honeycomb throttle quadrant on there for £239.99. I think that's quite steep. I'm sure it's very good quality, just like the yoke - and for a throttle quadrant - it looks good in terms of features, but many of those features won't easily patch through to some of the more complex models such as the PMDG series. Like the autopilot modes, for instance.


Yeah throttle quadrant was due May 11, pushed back for obvious reasons.
Will be getting it myself, as having AP and radio com dial will be a lot better than clicking with a mouse
Cheep_Like_The_Budgey04/05/2020 18:56

Yeah throttle quadrant was due May 11, pushed back for obvious …Yeah throttle quadrant was due May 11, pushed back for obvious reasons.Will be getting it myself, as having AP and radio com dial will be a lot better than clicking with a mouse



I'm actually selling the Saitek Multi-Panel on eBay right now. Never use it.

It worked fine with basic GA aircraft, but I seldom fly GA. But I couldn't get it to work with the payware airliners.

I'm sure there might be a way, and I wish you good luck tinkering with it - afterall all of us simmers seem to enjoy just as much tinkering & tweaking as we do actually flying!

Thanks again for the deal - I was contemplating one of these for months - but this price, coupled with having little else to do right now, got me over the line. Well happy!
davidicus04/05/2020 18:59

I'm actually selling the Saitek Multi-Panel on eBay right now. Never use …I'm actually selling the Saitek Multi-Panel on eBay right now. Never use it.It worked fine with basic GA aircraft, but I seldom fly GA. But I couldn't get it to work with the payware airliners.I'm sure there might be a way, and I wish you good luck tinkering with it - afterall all of us simmers seem to enjoy just as much tinkering & tweaking as we do actually flying!Thanks again for the deal - I was contemplating one of these for months - but this price, coupled with having little else to do right now, got me over the line. Well happy!


Defo game changer, I also modded my Logitech yoke with rubber bands and removed the detent. Massive difference between the two chap.
Xplane 11.50 beta was the icing on the cake in terms of a nice FPS bump
Cheep_Like_The_Budgey04/05/2020 19:04

Defo game changer, I also modded my Logitech yoke with rubber bands and …Defo game changer, I also modded my Logitech yoke with rubber bands and removed the detent. Massive difference between the two chap.Xplane 11.50 beta was the icing on the cake in terms of a nice FPS bump


Think last time I had X11 was perhaps around X11.36 or something. Love the sim itself, and the flight dynamics were great. I think in theory it's got better potential than P3D. But I prefer the models/addons for P3D.

Faves on X11 were the FF 757-200, FF 767 & Zibo 737 (in that order).

FS2020 will be the game changer. I hope. Said the same about FSX before it's release, and it's taken this long 15-16 years (in the form of P3D) to get it to run stable & smooth(ish)!
Edited by: "davidicus" 4th May
davidicus04/05/2020 18:53

Just got this yoke today. My, it's good.Some background: came from an …Just got this yoke today. My, it's good.Some background: came from an upgraded/modified saitek pro flight yoke (using the Leo Bodnar BU0836A controller and rubber elastic bands instead of springs). It needed constant attention, replacing rubber bands, adding oil to the shaft and so forth. It also didn't completely eradicate the notorious dead zone and it's limited by it's 45 degree roll radius.The Honeycomb yoke looks better, feels better, flies better. It's now so easy just to trim out an aircraft in the simulator of your choice and have it fly straight and level competely hands off. It's accurate.Worth £225? Don't tell 'em I said so, but yeah, I reckon it is - especially when nothing else comes close to it for the price.Good find OP, but if you watch the planeoldben video also posted in this thread you'll be able to get it on Transair for £219.99 using the code "planeoldben". Sure enough they're out of stock right now, but it says new stock arriving soon. At that price it's truly a steal.As an aside, there's also the honeycomb throttle quadrant on there for £239.99. I think that's quite steep. I'm sure it's very good quality, just like the yoke - and for a throttle quadrant - it looks good in terms of features, but many of those features won't easily patch through to some of the more complex models such as the PMDG series. Like the autopilot modes, for instance.


Could I please ask how far in the mounting brackets go? And how deep able to make it the brackets?
My desk is a typical work office type desk (got it from one of the work buildings as they were closing down), and has a metal frame a few inches in under the desk going around the whole front. It looks a bit like this one
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Bit worried that the support bars may get in the way if I'm to buy it, so either have to hook it on front of it, behind it if deep enough, or if it lands directly on the bar than have to be braced to the bar itself
Feverdawg05/05/2020 00:00

Could I please ask how far in the mounting brackets go? And how deep able …Could I please ask how far in the mounting brackets go? And how deep able to make it the brackets?My desk is a typical work office type desk (got it from one of the work buildings as they were closing down), and has a metal frame a few inches in under the desk going around the whole front. It looks a bit like this one[Image] Bit worried that the support bars may get in the way if I'm to buy it, so either have to hook it on front of it, behind it if deep enough, or if it lands directly on the bar than have to be braced to the bar itself



I had a quick measure today. The clamps measure roughly 7 cm tall by 8.5 cm deep inwards. The screw-ins on the clamp extend a bit further so mine are actually touching a wooden frame similar to your metal frame and the yoke is perhaps sticking out a bit further than it would normally. Not an issue, especially because they've been thoughtful enough to design additional tightening mechanisms at the rear of the yoke unit so even if there's some angle, it'll be pressed down against the table.

Additionally, they've even designed it so that you don't need to use clamps at all! It comes with a suction/sticky back surface which is designed to withstand usual loads. So even if clamping is an issue, you can stick it to the surface of your table without buying anything additionally.

Really very good!
davidicus05/05/2020 19:24

I had a quick measure today. The clamps measure roughly 7 cm tall by 8.5 …I had a quick measure today. The clamps measure roughly 7 cm tall by 8.5 cm deep inwards. The screw-ins on the clamp extend a bit further so mine are actually touching a wooden frame similar to your metal frame and the yoke is perhaps sticking out a bit further than it would normally. Not an issue, especially because they've been thoughtful enough to design additional tightening mechanisms at the rear of the yoke unit so even if there's some angle, it'll be pressed down against the table.Additionally, they've even designed it so that you don't need to use clamps at all! It comes with a suction/sticky back surface which is designed to withstand usual loads. So even if clamping is an issue, you can stick it to the surface of your table without buying anything additionally.Really very good!


Cool thanks
Feverdawg05/05/2020 20:08

Cool thanks


Yep, the suction requires using the release clamps to loosen it's clasp, so it's solid, especially consider the surface of a work desk
Edited by: "Cheep_Like_The_Budgey" 5th May
Anyone had this delivered yet?
Wish I'd ordered when it was available.

It's still available on transair site using the Ben code, but I much prefer the convenience of potential returns with Amazon

I have at least have had my Warthog delivered for now
Feverdawg11/05/2020 16:00

Wish I'd ordered when it was available.It's still available on transair …Wish I'd ordered when it was available.It's still available on transair site using the Ben code, but I much prefer the convenience of potential returns with AmazonI have at least have had my Warthog delivered for now


I'm the same with Oculus Rift S. I recently upgraded my pc for the purposes of playing XP11 at a more consistent frame rate.
I dug out my Oculus DK2 over the weekend, and was simply blown away how cool it was flying in VR! Alas, the clarity of the instruments on Oculus 'beta' headset is not great.
I guess I'm going to have to wait until they are back in stock and manage as is
Edited by: "Cheep_Like_The_Budgey" 11th May
It is back in stock - 3 left - then 2 when went to basket - now 1. So 1 left lads if anyone is tempted - other half is gonna kill me, I still have the TM Warthog and some new rudders still in box untouched as not had time yet
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