Flight Simulator Yoke – 1991

Back at the beginning of 1991 I had some time on my hands when I was doing some industrial experience in a machine shop. I decided to build a YOKE for Flight Simulator in this spare time out of materials commonly found in a machine shop.

The yoke works on two orthoginal axes – in/out and rotate. Movements in each direction drive potentiometers. The design is not perfect, but it works. The welding is quite poor, but dones not need to be good. Some lathe work was required, but mostly for working on Nylon. With some work the lathe is optional.

The photos show all the details. I have never produced any plans, but I might attempt this if I get some spare time.