At the beginning of this year I had the opportunity to review the Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Yoke system. The Pro Flight Cessna Yoke setup was a two piece flight controller which had the aim of creating a more realistic flying experience for flight sim enthuseasts. Modeled after the yoke of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, the Pro Flight Cessna Yoke was a two piece setup which also included a realistic throttle/prop/mixture control unit in addition to the yoke.
The Pro Flight Cessna Yoke system left me very impressed - Saitek had done a great job at creating a realistic feeling flight control system for under $250 (avid sim enthusiasts know that competing systems can cost quite a bit more!). One aspect of the system I didn't get to touch on in that review was it's expandability. Saitek offers almost a dozen different add-on modules for the system - ranging from rudder pedals to a variety of button and radio panels and even LCD instrument panels! Today I have three expansion accessories here and I will take a look at how these add-ons perform and how easy it is to upgrade your existing setup to give you an even better sense of realism in your flight sim.
Being reviewed today are three add-on accessories that can be used with either the Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Yoke system or the non-Cessna branded Pro Flight Yoke. I'll be taking a look at the Pro Flight Rudder Pedals, the Pro Flight Switch Panel and the Pro Flight Instrument panel. Each will give us a good look into each of the different areas that this system can be expanded.