Honeycomb Aeronautical Alpha Flight Controls Yoke & Switch Panel in aviation quality for flight simulators | Universal control system for simmers, student pilots and pilots | Flight simulator for PC
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Cost, I'd imagine. There's nothing inherently wrong with pots except that they rely on a direct electrical connection between the moving part and the stationary part. Eventually that will get dirty or worn, and that's when you start to get jitter in the control. Hall effect is a proximity sensor so it's a lot harder to wear them out. But I expect it to be better versus the common wrong behaviour of sim pilots of controlling the elevator via trim inputs instead of yoke movements. Trim should be only used to cancel the forces on the yoke, not for actually controlling the plane. Finally received my HC Bravo yesterday and its glorious, but the laborious task of keybinding is upon us. I have tried the PMDG 747 Alpha and Bravo profiles available from here, but I am having issues with them working correctly in the sim and wondering if I am doing something wrong. So this is the way I found to be easiest to disassemble the cords and reassemble them once you have them replaced.
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Not all pots are created equal. Some will last many years. I've got a pro-grade radio audio board with pots that was made in the 70s and used daily at a radio station until the late 90s and the pots still work perfectly. Others, like the pot on the twist axis of my Thrustmaster, won't even make it 9 months. AFAIK Honeycomb is using quality pots (though probably not the quality you found on old professional broadcast equipment), but as long as a better option is close to market I'll wait. Honeycomb Aeronautical had a pretty comprehensive set of announcements to make in this year’s FlightSimExpo. We’ve told you already about a similar announcement from Thrustmaster, with its first flight simulation yoke based on the Boeing 787 design, but Honeycomb is bringing a wider variety of new products that will surely please many fans of the hardware house. Rotate the roll bungee holder to one side and you’ll see a screw. Using a 4mm ball end hex wrench, you can just get in there and undo that screw. There’s another one on the other side. This will undo the clamp on the bottom that holds the pitch bungee in place. The buttons work correctly, however the button LIGHTS do NOT. I can't seem to find where and how the lights are programmed for a particular push button.
Pre-set buttons are mixed bag. All seem to constantly fire their state so if mapped to a button that is repeatable I believe you would get constant inputs I went to the extreme. To avoid the unrealistic always-return-to-the-same-neutral-position of spring/bungee cord loaded yokes, I disconnected the pitch bungee altogether. Pop off the cap that covers the yoke mounting flange, remove the two screws, and put the yoke aside.
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The Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC is an advanced flight simulation system compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles. The Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC was designed and developed by pilots and aerospace engineers to provide the most realistic flight simulation experience possible. Made for simulation fans, flight students and pilots, the yoke brings aviation into the comfort of your own home. The job itself is easy and wouldn’t take long at all. If you supplied the material and drew a reasonably neat, properly illustrated, isometric blueprint, you could cut down the cost substantially. Still, the shop rate would include cutting tools, setup and breakdown times (and many will add tool, coolant, & machine wear predictions).
Agreed. Even high quality pots get noisy over time. That's what finally killed my old Saitek X45, which I still miss. The throttle axis pot got so noisy that I could only control 0-20%, and then 80-100% throttle. Anything in between was fairly unpredictable as to what input it would send, and even the "good" areas were twitchy. Made landings kinda challenging, but not in a good way. 😉 You should be able to adapt your button changes to the LEDs using the LED mode of the ConfigTool by swapping the variables. Millions of gamers worldwide trust Turtle Beach to deliver game-changing peripherals and audio innovations. Now, Turtle Beach enters the simulation category with the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Developed by world-class aeronautical engineers and pilots, the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight is a complete, inclusive flight control system for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, offering intuitive and realistic controls to equip all players with the ability to experience the thrill of flight. Unfortunately I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures but what I have should give you an idea of what needs to be done.