The Pro Flight Yoke offers an unparalleled flying experience to Flight Sim enthusiasts. It is the cornerstone of the Pro Flight Range, and the foundation for creating your very own authentic home flight cockpit.
The Yoke is supplied with all the clamps and screws that are required to fix your controller to your desk unit. The installation manual will help you with this. The throttle quadrant that is supplied with the Yoke has a round PS/2 connector. This plugs into the PS/2 port on the side of your Yoke (not the PC). Your PC and FSX will not recognise the Yoke and the Quadrant as separate controllers. They are seen by your system as one device, hence the quadrant will not work on its own with a PS/2 to USB adapter. Check the PS/2 pins are ok and then connect the quadrant to the yoke and connect the USB to the PC to power both units. You can then run the driver and software installation.
Before you even start up your flight simulator, you should acquaint yourself with some of the controls and features of the Yoke. Go to Control Panel > Game Controllers and select the Properties for your Saitek Yoke. Here, you can test your buttons and axes to check that they are working correctly.
The Yoke has 5 axes, 2 on the control yoke itself and 3 lever axes. The Yoke has a POV switch and 8 programmable buttons. There is also a Mode Wheel on the back of the right handle that enables you to change the mode of your pre-programmed button profile. To the uninitiated, the modes apply to the Programming Software (SST) that comes with the controller. The software allows you to assign the keyboard commands from your simulator to the buttons on the Yoke. You can save these assignments as a profile, which can be tweaked as your flight experience increases. One Mode equals one configured set of buttons. So, with the SST, you can have a minimum of 3 different button configurations set to your controller at one time. You can even set more modes in the programming software itself. Instructions on this, and how to use the other features of the programming software, can be found here. The FSX profile for the Yoke can be downloaded from here.
With the drivers installed, the LCD screen will also display your PC time and a timer function. The throttle quadrant has 6 T buttons and 3 reverser buttons. They enable you to set functions such as reverse thrust (discussed below) to your quadrant. If you move your levers into the red detent section you will feel a click. These are the reverser buttons and these can be assigned like normal buttons to your Flight Sim, or programmed in our SST Profile Editor.
There are additional USB ports on your Yoke. Currently, we provide additional Throttle Quadrants, Rudder Pedals and the Switch Panel as additional add-ons to the system. All these can be powered using the USB ports on the side of the Yoke. Future additions may require a bit more juice, which is why the Yoke has a port for a power adapter, so that it can be uses as a powered USB hub.
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