I’m having no problems with the A2A Cessna 172 using the Saitek trim wheel. It works just like the rocker switch at the yoke.
Autopilot is an issue if you let it do lots of trimming for you and when disengaging you will get a sudden movement from the trim wheel being not in synch with the sim. This can be resolved by either giving a few swipes of trim in the correct direction before disengaging the AP or by being prepared to catch the movement with the yoke and then correcting with the trim. The transition is not realistic, of course, but if you plan to to much flying on AP with such hardware as the Brunner yoke I’m thinking the money is better spent on a large screen where you can see the yoke in the sim. The point with a FF-yoke is the fantastic response and the texture/feel of the different speeds. Also the surgical precision the Brunner allows is wasted when on autopilot. Handflying is what it’s all about. I’ve used the yoke since December and flown the A2A C-172 99.99% of the time (only testing other planes to see that they also work). I handfly basically all the time, and it’s so much fun.
And again, external trim wheel works perfectly for me. No hassle either – works out of the box with the “hardware trim” option checked in CLS2SIM.
Hope you join the exclusive ranks of Brunner-simpilots! 🙂