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Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke PLUS: The FSElite Review

VIRTUAL FLY REVIEW
9.2
Product Information
Developer
Virtual-Fly
Purchase From
Virtual-Fly
Price
€995
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Version Reviewed
1.0
Press Copy Provided By
Virtual-Fly
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Building on the success of their 2013 model, the Yoko the Yoke, the new PLUS edition is the next version of the popular yoke. Virtual-Fly has been manufacturing flight simulation hardware for years, gathering feedback from commercial and entertainment customers alike. With years of refinement up their sleeves, they are back with the Yoko the Yoke PLUS. Let’s dive in to see whether the new features make it a worthwhile purchase.

The Yoko the Yoke PLUS is actually a little different in size compared to the original. Measuring in at the same width of 303mm, the yoke actually stands a little taller at 214mm. Furthermore, the PLUS edition has a depth of 542mm in comparison to the original, which has a depth of 515mm. When fully extended, the yoke reaches a maximum depth of 591mm. The unit weighs in at 9KG, with the majority of that weight in the box housing in order to give it stability when on your desk or inside your cockpit.

Impressively, the Yoko the Yoke PLUS is made from 90% metal. From the main casing with all the electrical wiring, to the yoke itself, it’s made from quality material that can withstand just about anything you might throw at it. The other 10% is made of high-quality plastics in areas such as the buttons and switches.

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Virtual-Fly Release the Yoko the Yoke PLUS

YOKO PLUS Is Here The BEST Flight Sim Yoke In The Simulation Market. Still A YOKO.
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
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Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke Video Review [The Flight Sim Deck]

Review Virtual Fly Yoko The Yoke
Our friend and fellow video producer TheFlightSimDeck was also lucky enough to get his hands (literally) on the Virtual-Fly Yoko The Yoke. Whilst this review is independent of the FSElite written review we published late last year, the comments on what Patrick liked and disliked are very similar. Furthermore, as we work closely on a daily basis, it only made sense
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Virtual-Fly V3RINO TPM: The FSElite Review

VIRTUAL FLY V3RINO TPM THROTTLE Set Featured Review
7.8
The V2RINO TPM Throttle Quadrant from Virtual-Fly is one of their more recent releases. After a range of successful products that have provided simmers and professionals with high-quality hardware, it was time to explore creating the Vernier Style throttle quadrant. It is also the most expensive flight control in their entire product range. Virtual-Flight has created an impressive feature list,
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Virtual-Fly TQ-6 Throttle Quadrant: The FSElite Review

VIRTUAL FLY Tq6 Plug Throttle Set Featured Review
9.3

Product Information
Developer
Virtual-Fly
Purchase From
Virtual-Fly
Price
€605
BUY HERE
Version Reviewed
N/A
Press Copy Provided By
Virtual-Fly
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

When it comes to throttle sets, there are a range of choices out there for flight simulation enthusiasts. However, I have always found that none of them really satisfy my needs for a realistic feeling or ability to customise the controls in any way. I then spoke to the guys at Virtual-Fly who understood my comments, and then were kind enough to send me a review build of their Flight Sim Throttle Quadrant: TQ6 PLUS.

Before I go into the real detail, let me tell you what I was looking for in a product like this:

  •        Durability
  •        Accurate lever placement
  •        Ability to customise the amount of force you need to pull/push the levers
  •        Easy to attach / detach from any surface

If I had to summarise the review up right now, it would read something like: it satisfies all of my complaints about all other throttle hardware out there. For those that need a bit more detail as to why, feel free to read on below.

Inside the box you will find the TQ-6 packaged up nicely, a small installation manual (it doesn’t need more detail than what it includes) and a few clamps to get it attached to your desk. What I did notice was that the USB cable was pre-attached inside of the casing, meaning the cable attached is the cable you get. Other products I’ve used from Virtual-Fly included a separate wire so you could extend it, or replace it without it impacting the unit at all. Would have been nice to see a consistency in this regard as the 2m (or so) cable may not be suitable for everyone.

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Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke: The FSElite Review

VIRTUAL FLY YOKO THE YOKE Featured Review
8.4
Spanish-based flight simulator hardware developer Virtual-Fly has been producing high-quality hardware for many years, including throttles, rudder pedals and their full-cockpit sim set-ups. It’s no surprise that they have built up a huge following of loyal and supportive customers over the years. FSElite has been following the team for a while and we were delighted that they asked us to
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Virtual-Fly Ruddo Rudder Pedals: The FSElite Review

VIRTUAL FLY Ruddo Pedal Set Featured Review
7.8
Rudder pedals are an important  piece of equipment for any serious simmer. Whilst the effectiveness of a rudder axis on a joystick is okay, it’s not exactly designed for more complicated scenarios. Rudder pedals provide that extra sense of realism and control needed for serious pilots. They’re often one of the first things someone will purchase when looking for new
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