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    Need Help Tough Yoke Decision

    Hey guys, my birthday is coming up and I am thinking about getting myself a Column Yoke for FS. I've searched around and narrowed it down to either flypfc.com 737 Jetliner yoke, or www.737yoke.com which, is cheaper, and IMHO looks and sound like it would function better. My question is, which one have you guys had experience with? Basically what would you recommend. I will be flying at my desk, with a standard, desk chair, will the desk and my chair be in the way? Could you guys recommend a good chair that would have mounts for the keyboard or something on the side, or a special desk of some-sort. They yoke will just be set on the floor. I had a Sim-Cockpit System Desk, but wasn't real crazy about it. Any help, comments would be appreciated.

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    Did you see the home page press release on the B737 Yoke. Looks impressive!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo Cosma View Post
    Hey guys, my birthday is coming up and I am thinking about getting myself a Column Yoke for FS. I've searched around and narrowed it down to either flypfc.com 737 Jetliner yoke, or www.737yoke.com which, is cheaper, and IMHO looks and sound like it would function better. My question is, which one have you guys had experience with? Basically what would you recommend. I will be flying at my desk, with a standard, desk chair, will the desk and my chair be in the way? Could you guys recommend a good chair that would have mounts for the keyboard or something on the side, or a special desk of some-sort. They yoke will just be set on the floor. I had a Sim-Cockpit System Desk, but wasn't real crazy about it. Any help, comments would be appreciated.

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    Angelo Cosma
    Angelo, If your looking or considering PFC, I would suggest you have a look at the Yoke on the home page of the site. Contact the manufacturer and ask questions.

    You may be better off going this route instead.

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    And in the spirit of cockpit building, you could do it yourself for less than half of a commercially purchased yoke. And, have a real retired airliner yoke to boot with the correct switches, wiring harness, and history.

    In fact, you can buy an already assembled yoke and column, with the original wiring harness intact. All you would have to supply is the mounting for the column and the input card.
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    I can only speak of the flypfc yoke. I have had one for 9 years. In that time I have worn out a set of switches, had issues with the controller board, and replaced one pot. I called them the first time the board acted up. They answered (Jake) and I sent my board in. Being as old as it was, they reflashed it but that sisn't last too long. Called them again and they sent me the newest board and switches for $60 (about 3 years ago). Many emails exchanged with prompt resonse. It works just fine, and I would recommend them to anyone. But as Michael says, a true boeing part built by yourself is worth it all. That is the route I will go next.
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    Like this one Mr. Carter


    Ian P.Sissons did a fabulous job on this. Great work


    http://www.737ng.co.uk/Boeing_B737_Control_Column.pdf

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    Except for the repro yoke, yes, just like that.
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    Nice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Like this one Mr. Carter


    Ian P.Sissons did a fabulous job on this. Great work


    http://www.737ng.co.uk/Boeing_B737_Control_Column.pdf

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    Wow! Nice work on this one....

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    737 yoke

    ah! i did a better job on mark 3 ))
    promise to get the yoke document updated . i'm on holiday till the end of october and then the lelystad weekend. but after that..... promise. cost of mark 3 yoke is GB£350,(420 euro or US$610).
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    A spledifiorus job Ian! I like the first one though. I like the pedals.
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