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Honeycomb Aeronautical Preview Upcoming Alpha Flight Controls Yoke

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Honeycomb Aeronautical, a company that is currently developing an all-new yoke and throttle solution for the simulation market, has released updated previews of their soon to be released Alpha Flight Yoke and its companion heavy dual mounting system.

This system will help keep the yoke in place when in use better than previous mounting methods, and should ensure a smoother and more sturdy feeling. Many attendees of Cosford last year noted that the yoke felt loosely attached to the table, so this is a welcome addition to the product.

Additionally, Honeycomb gave updated renders of their yoke, which indicate the product is ever closer to release.

Honeycomb has not confirmed the release date of the yoke and throttle yet, simply teasing instead that the product is closer to launch than ever before, though we should know a final release date before the product actually releases. Honeycomb did, however, announce that they would be attending and demonstrating their products at the following simulation expos and conferences:

  • Sun N Fun (Lakeland, FL – April 2nd – 7th)
  • Aero Friedrichshafen (Friedrichshafen, DE – (April 10th – 13th)
  • FlightSimExpo (Orlando, FL – June 7th – 9th)
  • Airventure (Oshkosh, WI – July 22nd – 28th)
  • FS Weekend (Lelystad, NL – Dates to be confirmed)

You can view the full post as well as the community reaction over at Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Facebook page.

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Thrustmaster Introduces New Hardware at E3

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Introducing Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls

Honeycomb Aeronautical is a brand new hardware developer who is focusing on creating quality yokes and throttles for a reasonable price. The premise behind their designs is to ensure maximum comfort, usability and durability for a range of different aircraft types and configurations.

In the video above, you can see it in person as Nicki demonstrates the product.

It’s due to launch very soon for a price of $199.99. As we get closer to release, we’ll be sure to cover the product in more detail.

For now, head to their website for more details.

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