Carmel, Indiana – December 15, 2023 – Yawman™ is proud to announce that the Arrow™, a revolutionary new compact controller for virtual flying, is ready.
“It’s time to fly,” said Thomas Nield, Yawman co-founder and inventor of the Arrow. “It’s been an incredible journey since we unveiled the Arrow in January and it’s taken meticulous planning to reach this point. We are ready to deliver the Arrow and an entirely new virtual aviation experience for the flight simulation community.”
Initial production of the Arrow controller is currently underway at our partner factories and we intend to begin accepting orders on January 8, 2024 at 11 AM ET in the U.S. at yawmanflight.com for immediate shipping. We anticipate sharing more details in the period leading up to this launch.
About the Yawman Arrow
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 patented 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.
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 plug-and-play Arrow is the perfect size for sitting back at your desk in VR 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.
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 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 will reach virtual flyers in January 2024. Visit yawmanflight.com to learn more or sign-up to receive updates on our progress.
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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