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If somebody has the PFC Column Yoke could you please give me an update on the pro's and con's of this yoke. I'm thinking about purchasing the column yoke instead of the mount-on type.Regards,jack

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If somebody has the PFC Column Yoke could you please give me an update on the pro's and con's of this yoke. I'm thinking about purchasing the column yoke instead of the mount-on type.Regards,jack
Pros: The PFC floor-mounted yoke is built like a brick you-know-what--very heavy duty--and nothing else I've seen outside a full-motion sim (and I have lots of hours in those) rivals it for the feel of a heavy. I've had mine since 2002...only work I've had to do on it was to replace the pots every few years as I wear them out. They cost about $6 and it takes about 20 min with a crescent wrench, a screwdriver, an ohmmeter and a soldering gun to do the swap.The cons: it's big and heavy, and can't be easily hefted out of the way. And once you use it you'll feel obligated to go get the matching Cirrus steel pedals (also built like a brick you-know-what)...No regrets spending the money on it.CheersBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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Bob,Thanks for the reply. I also have several hours on the 737NG simulator in Atlanta and was curious as to how this yoke would feel. I do have one other question and that is: Is it Plug & Play technology or do you have to go through an elaborate method of setting it up and also, do you use Pete Dowson's FSUIPC software or can you get away using it without it?Regards & thanks for your critique. I've got a call into PFC as I'm typing this post...:)jack

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Bob,Thanks for the reply. I also have several hours on the 737NG simulator in Atlanta and was curious as to how this yoke would feel. I do have one other question and that is: Is it Plug & Play technology or do you have to go through an elaborate method of setting it up and also, do you use Pete Dowson's FSUIPC software or can you get away using it without it?Regards & thanks for your critique. I've got a call into PFC as I'm typing this post...:)jack
Mine is the "special" version made to connect directly to the PFC throttle quad, which in turn connects to the PC via a serial port. I believe the new ones are standard USB HID controller devices (i.e. plug-n-play) but you need to confirm that with PFC. The driver that controls all my PFC controls is written by Pete Dowson, the author of FSUIPC...and it in turn uses FSUIPC to communicate with FS.So...bottom line...check with PFC, because the new setups have changed since I got mine.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

Bob Scott | President and CEO, AVSIM Inc
ATP Gulfstream II-III-IV-V

System: i9-13900KS @ 6.0GHz on custom water loop, ASUS Maximus Z790 Hero, 32GB GSkill 7800MHz CAS36, ASUS RTX4090
Samsung 55" JS8500 4K TV@30Hz,
3x 2TB WD SN850X 1x 4TB Crucial P3 M.2 NVME SSD, EVGA 1600T2 PSU, 1.2Gbps internet
Fiber link to Yamaha RX-V467 Home Theater Receiver, Polk/Klipsch 6" bookshelf speakers, Polk 12" subwoofer, 12.9" iPad Pro
PFC yoke/throttle quad/pedals with custom Hall sensors, Thermaltake View 71 case, Stream Deck XL button box

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I checked with PFC and they said that the Saab column yoke was indeed a USB type device so I ordered the yoke and the rudder pedals that they had on 'special'. As I have said before, I hope this yoke and rudder system is better than the CH style that I am currently using. Thanks again for your constructive criticism concerning the PFC column yoke.Regards,jack

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I have the SAAB desk top unit & in my opinion it's light years in front of either CH or Saitek. It would want to be for the money I guess. You won't regret your decision.


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