Force Feedback Yoke: Simionic in MSFS Reviewed!

Today, we’re diving into the exhilarating world of flight simulation and exploring the Simionic Force Feedback Yoke, also known as the Simionic Yoke. If you’ve ever wondered how to elevate your flight sim then this is for you. Let’s go through the highlights of this remarkable piece of technology that brings a genuine touch of realism to your virtual flights.

Simionic: The Feeling of Control

Imagine piloting a virtual aircraft and feeling every subtle movement, just as if you were in the cockpit of a real plane. That’s the magic of the Simionic Yoke. Landing becomes an addictive joy as you experience the weight and precision of controlling your aircraft. With no detent, it’s like operating a genuine plane. The sensation of the plane awakening when flaps extend is simply brilliant. And don’t even get me started on the feeling of maneuvering at various speeds, feeling the balance shift between responsiveness and sluggishness – it’s an absolute delight.

A Game Changing Force Feedback Yoke

 One of the standout features of the Simionic Yoke is its exceptional build quality. With 145 millimeters of travel, it mirrors the controls of an actual plane, making a significant difference in your flight experience. It’s more than just a layer of immersion; it’s a whole new dimension. This yoke brings you closer to the real thing, allowing you to immerse yourself in your virtual world.

Areas for Improvement

While the Simionic Yoke is a game-changer, a few areas could be refined. The steering wheel’s build quality, for instance, might benefit from higher quality plastics or additional mounting points. And then there’s the software. While it’s fairly easy to set up, it would be great to see Simionic releasing their own software. Relying solely on XP Force can be a bit limiting and I’m yet to receive a reply to a support ticket I have with XPFORCE. All said, the software does seem to be very stable and works well.

The Price of the Simionic Force Feedback Yoke

Let’s address the elephant in the room – the price. The Simionic Yoke might appear expensive, and understandably, it might be too much of a stretch for some. This yoke isn’t intended for newcomers to flight simulation. If you’re just starting, it’s wise to explore more entry-level options. However, for seasoned flight sim enthusiasts with a passion for immersion and deepish pockets, you wont be disappointed, this is a must-buy.

A Word of Caution

Keep in mind that software support isn’t provided directly by Simionic. The compatibility of the software, especially for Windows users, is something to consider. Windows 11 users, in particular, might have varying experiences with XP Force. (I have now moved to Windows 11 and XPForce works well)

Final Thoughts on this Force Feedback Yoke

Simionic offers a 15-day refund or exchange policy, showing their confidence in the product. It’s a testament to their belief that you’ll fall in love with this yoke. As we wrap up, remember that while I’m discussing this based on my experience at this moment, I’ll be revisiting the topic in six
to eight months to provide a more comprehensive view. As I put the Simionic Yoke through its paces over a more extended period, I’ll share how it stands the test of time with rigorous use. So, there you have it – the Simionic Force Feedback Yoke, a fantastic piece of equipment tht really does give you a massive leap in immersion, from turbulence, landing, ground vibrations. It really does sell a very deep level of in flight immersion for those can justify the price.