FORUM Forums Products CLSE-Yoke Typical back pressure on a PA-28 or 172?

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    I’m thinking of purchasing a CLS yoke to complement my GA flight training. I’m currently flying a Piper Warrior II PA-28-161. What are the typical back pressures (lbs) encountered on a Warrior or a 172? This would help me to determine which yoke to purchase.

    For example:

    CLS-P YOKE, 9.4″ travel (159 lbs)
    CLS-B YOKE, 6.3″ travel (42 lbs)
    CLS-E YOKE, 5.9″ travel (22 lbs)
    CLS-E NG YOKE, 3.5″ travel (9 lbs)

    I know from measuring that a PA-28-161 has yoke travel of 7.5″. Does anyone happen to know the yoke travel on a 172?




    Hi Stephen

    For privat customer we sell only CLS-E YOKE, and CLS-E NG YOKE.
    The forces on CLS-E YOKE will be enogh for most situation

    We do not have excact values for Piper Warrior II PA-28-161
    For a 172 we have Profiles in the cloud

    The travel of the yoke in elevator for 172 is bigger than 6.3″ (i do not have exact values here)
    so only the CLS-P Yoke will meet the requirements, but i think home users do not want so huge devices on their
    table. It is mainly for simulator builders.


    Stefan Brunner


    I understand my reply is too late to be of much use, but here it is anyway.

    I’m a licensed pilot, and I owned 2 airplanes, one of which was a Piper PA-28-140, which had very similar characteristics to the PA-28-161.

    The key point I want to make is that none of the light single-engine airplanes like those require very much force on the yoke, even for full travel. And even the largest of airplanes don’t either, because their control systems involve various hydraulic or other control assist designs.

    IMO, that factor is a non-player in choosing any simulator yoke. As long as the yoke in question has a few lbs of available force, that’s plenty. One doesn’t have to be Hercules to pilot these airplanes, and the sim control system shouldn’t require it either. Let’s don’t get too carried away with amounts of “force” in the yoke.

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