Firstly the yoke came in excellent condition, survived shipping, and was packed to prevent damage.
I have been a simmer for 20 years but wasn't as serious as many. I just like to fly around and see the sights, and hopefully land and live. I literally used a keyboard and mouse the ENTIRE TIME, for various (lazy?) reasons. I always intended to put down the money for proper kit but never quite did. This made flying difficult, or I should say flying properly, difficult.
Well, no more. While I waited quite a while to have a sim that would run good old FSX without too much lag, now that I have a system that can easily handle it I no longer had the excuse to not invest in a quality yoke.
I can't say enough how revolutionizing the Honeycomb Alpha Yoke has been for me. I was overjoyed with its build and feel - pleasantly surprised at the push and pull power needed to move it - and it has made my simming experience one of pleasure rather than work. With this in mind, and the throttle quadrant on the horizon, I am ready to take this whole hobby a whole lot more serious.
Overall - 4 of 5 stars (8.5 out of 10), worth every penny but I would have been happy to pay $25 more to fix the few errors noted in the CONS. The deadzone and weak aileron centering spring are pretty annoying but I'm still happy with the product
My review is better articulated in the video below.