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Has anyone actually got their hands on a working model of the Honeycomb Yoke or Throttle?  It looks like it would be a great Yoke and I am sure there are a lot of people waiting for it.  But it is starting to look like just air ware.

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I had a Christmas hint in to my family in November 2017.....  When it was slated for a 2018 Q1 release. Just saying....  Wonder at this time if tariffs have become an influence?  Oh, but that would not affect worldwide distribution.

 

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For those interested Honeycomb have released a video showing how the clamping system works.

 

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Does the throttle quadrant come with all the different commercial and GA throttle options shown for the single advertised price, or are there additional costs for adding additional options?

Thx,

Al

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2 minutes ago, ark said:

Does the throttle quadrant come with all the different commercial and GA throttle options shown for the single advertised price, or are there additional costs for adding additional options?

Thx,

Al

Who knows. I’ve never seen it at the shows I’ve been to. It exists on their website only. At a guess I would say it does.

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My 2019 Christmas gift already selected. Maybe by then they'll have the production line on full throttle.

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16 hours ago, PATCO LCH said:

My 2019 Christmas gift already selected. Maybe by then they'll have the production line on full throttle.

Based on current performance, I wouldn't hold your breath!

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Hi Ray,

 

Thanks for the updates. Since you have seen the yoke at shows, what is the cord from the yoke to the base for? Seems strange not to have it routed inside the yoke to the base. Did you try the yoke? Does the cord get in the way?

 

I appreciate your replies,

Jeff

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10 minutes ago, Camsdad13 said:

Hi Ray,

Thanks for the updates. Since you have seen the yoke at shows, what is the cord from the yoke to the base for? Seems strange not to have it routed inside the yoke to the base. Did you try the yoke? Does the cord get in the way?

I appreciate your replies,

Jeff

Hi Jeff,

It looks like it carries the cabling for switches etc. instead of it going through the shaft. Looks a little odd and detracts from its looks I feel.

I did try it but such was the force needed in the elevator axis it needed someone else to hold the yoke down. It wasn't clamped to the desk at all. Before anyone considers ordering it I would check how much of that stiffness has been reduced. As it stands it takes far too much effort to move the axis forwards and backwards.

The cord doesn't appear to get in the way but my test wasn't that thorough. Hopefully Honeycomb will release more videos.

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So here we are 2 years on..... and what are we looking at ?

..... a yoke that costs the same as the Saitek, but where most of the cost seems to have gone into the clamping mechanism ! (A mechanism that many will not need, as they hard mount their controls anyway !)

OMG. What a waste of time.

They have ignored the enormous niche between the cheapo, potentiometer-based plastic rubbish most of us use, in the 100 to 150 GBP range... and the full-metal jacket, metal bearing, hall sensor stuff, at 500 or so.

What a missed opportunity.

I for one will not be buying this stuff, at least not before my current stuff wears out completely. There is no way at 125 GBP retail (incl sales tax), these will be any better than Saitek. Hall sensors ? No chance. Metal inards ? No chance ?

And, given Logitech can afford to, it wouldn't surprise me if they just lower the prices on their range, and still sell more.

Unbelievable. What a wasted opportunity.

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 3:09 PM, Ray Proudfoot said:

Hi Jeff,

It looks like it carries the cabling for switches etc. instead of it going through the shaft. Looks a little odd and detracts from its looks I feel.

I did try it but such was the force needed in the elevator axis it needed someone else to hold the yoke down. It wasn't clamped to the desk at all. Before anyone considers ordering it I would check how much of that stiffness has been reduced. As it stands it takes far too much effort to move the axis forwards and backwards.

The cord doesn't appear to get in the way but my test wasn't that thorough. Hopefully Honeycomb will release more videos.

Thank you for your input as always Ray.

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