Sign in to follow this  
TracyQ

Enjoyment increase with yoke vs stick (for yoke r/w airplanes)?

Recommended Posts

I know how much better it became when I purchased some rudder pedals to replace my twisty stick,  I'm wondering if someone can tell me how much going from a stick,  in GA a/c such as Cessnas,  Pipers, etc,  to a yoke (thinking of Saitek) would increase the enjoyment?   I realize this is subjective,  of course.

 

I would just say that my enjoyment with pedals vs. twisty stick has to be at least 95% better,  I cannot imagine flying without pedals now.   It's that much better!

 

Would I, do you think,  enjoy a similar jump in enjoyment with a yoke vs a stick?  Or not so much?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

This is an automatic message.

 

This topic has been moved from "MS FSX Forum" to "Hardware Controllers & Drivers". This move has been done for a number of possible reasons.

  • The most likely reason is that the post was off topic.
  • The topic could also have contained images or a video that were not appropriate to the original forum it was posted in.
  • The images might not have been "illustrative" or "explanatory" in nature.
  • The topic could have been moved because we deemed it to be more appropriately placed elsewhere.
Please ensure that your posts are "on topic" and contain illustrative images or videos as appropriate. Do not post videos or images just for entertainment purposes anywhere but in the screen shot or video forums. See our image posting rules here.

 

Members who continue to post off topic posts can be denied entry to specific forums in order to reduce and remove the practice. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know how much better it became when I purchased some rudder pedals to replace my twisty stick,  I'm wondering if someone can tell me how much going from a stick,  in GA a/c such as Cessnas,  Pipers, etc,  to a yoke (thinking of Saitek) would increase the enjoyment?   I realize this is subjective,  of course.

 

I would just say that my enjoyment with pedals vs. twisty stick has to be at least 95% better,  I cannot imagine flying without pedals now.   It's that much better!

 

Would I, do you think,  enjoy a similar jump in enjoyment with a yoke vs a stick?  Or not so much?

As you acknowledge, that's subjective, so it's hard for us to tell you what you'd enjoy. I think it really depends on what you fly, too. A yoke wouldn't be too realistic for a helicopter or an Airbus, for instance. I fly the Boeing jets, and if I had the space....and the money....for a yoke and pedals, I'd get them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will stay with my force feedback stick until there is an affordable FFB yoke available

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went from a simple thrustmaster universal challenge joystick to the ACE 737 flight yoke (i fly exclusively the pmdg 737ngx).

Different universes. Can't comment on the saitek yoke.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going from stick to yoke was night and day for me. I also fly real world so a yoke was normal for me. Get a good yoke like a PFC or so yoke. For me, the PFC  yoke gave me the rigidness and smoothness a little closer to what I'm used too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would expect the change to be far, far less than what you got when you added pedals - assuming yoke and stick are of equal quality.  Like Rick above, all my RW flying experience is in planes with yokes, so purchasing a yoke was a high priority for me, but if you have no point of reference either should work well for you.

 

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fly RW as well and I had been using the Saitek X52 twisty.  Here is the odd thing.  I have the Yoke but no peddals.  LOL  I fly a lot of automation in RW so I do in the sim world too.  The peddals were not and still are not a high priority for me.  Now with the yoke I see where it is getting to be though.  

 

I will be getting peddals.  If I were you, I would get the yoke.  I just got mine for fathers day and love it!  If you get the Saitek yoke you can get extra knobs for the throttles from Madcatz as well.

 

Also if you are FSUIPC savy, what you can do is download the current driver and software from Madcatz (Saitek) and you can no make use of the mode switch, which tripples what you can assign to all the buttons.  With FSUIPC you can make even more use of buttons etc via mouse macros.  (Mouse Macros simply trap what you do with a switch, after you name it, FSUIPC stores that new command in the same place all the other controls commands are).  

 

Add that all up and you now can assign up to about 6 commands to 1 switch on your controller if you do it right.  

 

Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this