Yawman™ is proud to unveil the Arrow™, a revolutionary new compact controller for virtual flying.
The Yawman Arrow is the fusion of a traditional handheld gaming controller and the unique flight controls found on aircraft of all sizes. Designed for precision and versatility, the Arrow brings together a traditional joystick, desktop throttle quadrant and rudder pedal capability – and more – all into a handheld form factor that has never been available for flight simulators before.
For the first time in a handheld, the patent pending technology inside the Arrow unlocks intuitive rudder control with mechanically-linked triggers that make possible flight in the toughest of crosswinds, adept maneuverability while taxiing for takeoff and uncompromised control for helicopter flying.
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“The Arrow is the result of more than two years of methodical engineering to bring a completely new type of experience to virtual aviation,” said Thomas Nield, founder of Yawman. “We have created an entirely new path for simmers to join the community, bringing advanced controls that let flying be truly portable.”
Designed by simmers for simmers, the Arrow can be your primary controller on your laptop, Android tablet or desktop simulator. Packed with everything you need for the most advanced simulators, the Arrow is designed to be with you wherever you want to fly.
The Arrow is the perfect size for sitting back at your desk or kicking your feet up on the couch and easy to toss in your carry-on for flying on your laptop or Android tablet. The ultra-versatile Arrow is also ideal for the simmer who wants to fly without requiring major hardware investments.
The integrated trim wheel maximizes your realism, along with two shoulder bumper buttons, a five-button D-pad, a five-way hat switch for independent viewing angles and video recording, and a multifunction six pack of programmable buttons allows for endless combinations to control everything from autopilot functions to aircraft systems.
“The Arrow is a device for all. It lets you fly without a desk, complements your existing hardware or allows you to embrace a minimalist sim set-up without compromising functionality,” said Nield.
In addition to controls in pitch, roll and yaw, the Arrow includes a total of seven fully-programmable axes, plus two unique vernier-style engine controls like those found on some small piston-powered aircraft. Those same controls are also perfect for deploying large jet spoilers and thrust reversers.
The Arrow is designed for aircraft of all shapes and sizes: from small general aviation aircraft with individual engine controls to helicopters that rely on cyclic, anti-torque and collective all the way to high-performance fighter jets and the most advanced jetliners with automatic or manual trim systems. We’ve brought a deliberate precision to making Yawman a multi-function controller that requires no additional configuration software to maximize its plug-and-play utility.
While the Arrow is infinitely configurable with its multi-press capability, we’ve developed recommended profiles for different aircraft types that will help get you up and flying quickly and get the most from your Yawman Arrow. Every function of the Arrow is intended to work seamlessly with the most modern flight simulation platforms.
The Arrow is fully compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC, Infinite Flight for Android, Laminar Research X-Plane on PC and macOS, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D, DCS World – and more – as well as non-simulation games that support joystick controls.
The Arrow requires one available USB port.
Designed, manufactured and packaged in the USA, Yawman anticipates release of the Arrow for purchase in Spring 2023. Sign-up to receive updates on our progress.
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ABOUT YAWMAN: Based in Carmel, Indiana Yawman LLC is the creation of three passionate aviation professionals: Brothers Thomas and Dwight Nield, both aviation and airline veterans, and real-world aviation media founder Jon Ostrower. The Arrow is Yawman’s first product as it builds a portfolio of unique devices for virtual aviation and beyond.
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