Virtual-Fly, the team behind products such as the RUDDO rudder pedals and also the TQ-6 throttle set, has released their brand new yoke. Listening to customer feedback from their original Yoko the Yoke, the Yoko PLUS builds upon it adding a range of new features and functionality.
The most obvious new feature is the brand new 8-way hat switch. I suggested in my Yoko the Yoke review that it was a feature I would like to see and the team have listened. This will make panning the cockpit a lot easier when using the yoke itself. Furthermore, there are some advanced features such as Hall-effect contactless sensors, internal electric wiring (which come with a lifetime guarantee) and there’s now an even longer shaft for more comfort.
The PLUS version of the Yoko the Yoke also has pitch and roll trim switches, a push to talk switch and also autopilot disengage buttons.
Virtual-Fly’s Yoko the Yoke PLUS is part of the Certified Aviation Traning devices, which has been approved for training use by the US Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A). Edit: you will need to ensure that you have all other certified training pieces and approval before you can consider your device approved.
All of these features, the comfort and the included technology is unique to the Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke Plus. Due to the features, materials used and production quality, it is pricier than your standard yoke. The cost of the Yoko the Yoke PLUS is €995.00. Each yoke is calibrated in the factory and comes packaged with everything you’ll need to set it up either in your home cockpit or professional environment. You can buy it from Virtual-Fly’s online store.