You Can Fly Planes With a Real Yoke in MSFS. Here Are the Best Ones
One of the great things about Microsoft Flight Simulator is that it allows you to use USB peripherals like joysticks to make the experience more authentic and enjoyable. Luckily for us, flight simulation is more popular than ever, and as a result, we have a wealth of high quality flight simulation products available to us. With so many products available, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth your time, so we collected a list of the best yokes and joysticks available right now for use with MSFS, or any flight simulator.
Before we get started, the most important thing to consider when purchasing these kinds of peripherals is what kind of flying you will be using them for. For example, are you looking to fly military jets? A flight stick would be a great option since they have been designed based on the controls of military aircraft. Just looking to fly a small cessna around your hometown? Then a traditional yoke and switch setup would add a lot of realism to your daily flights. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best of the best.
Our Top Pick:
Honeycomb Alpha Flight Yoke and Switch Panel – $249.99
The Alpha Flight Yoke is one of the most advanced pieces of hardware ever released for flight simulation. According to Honeycomb, it was developed by pilots alongside aerospace engineers “to ensure the most realistic flight experience.” Honeycomb’s Alpha Flight Yoke will no doubt take your experience to the next level, and is available for purchase here.
CH Products Eclipse Flight Sim Yoke – $219.95
The CH Eclipse Flight Sim Yoke is a classic piece of flight simulation hardware, and a go to yoke for many flight simmers who swear by this product. The Eclipse is an incredibly dependable and functional peripheral, and another great option for your setup, and you can get it here.
Logitech Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Throttle Quadrant System – $199.95
While the overall quality may be lacking compared to some of the more advanced peripherals that have come out recently, the pro flight yoke is still worth looking at, as it is one of the most popular flight simulation products of all time. Get it from My Pilot Store here.
Best Flight Stick:
Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick – $299.99
If a flight stick is more up your alley, then it does not get any better then the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick. This flight stick is a replica of the U.S. Air Force A-10c stick, and features state of the art HOTAS technology that makes it the most advanced flight stick available. Pick it up here.
Logitech Saitek Pro X-56 Hotas RGB Flight Controller
The Saitek Pro X-56 is another great option if you are looking for a flight stick. This one comes with a throttle quadrant, and features “Military-grade Space Sim Precision.” It is also available here.
Thrustmaster T Flight Hotas One Joystick – $89.99
Thanks to Thrustmaster, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on your MSFS peripherals. The T Flight Hotas One has everything you need to start flying now for a great price, and you can get it here. Happy flying!
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