Thanks for your replies, guys!
Joe - I've been flight siming for over 20 years, and have even logged 21 hours in the real fixed-wing thing, but this is the first time I've ever seen it suggested that the longitudinal axis is NOT designed to self-centre. However, I'm not disputing your knowledge as the internal design of the CH Yoke has very limited self-centering around the centre position. I assumed that this was compounded by the friction of the shaft, but going by what you say, any amount of lub isn't going to change that much as it's not intended to have a strong centring tendency. But surely in the real world (fixed wing) the yoke self-centres because of the airflow over the elevator? IF it doesn't it would mean there was no use for the trim...
And I agree that a yoke is far from the right control for a woppa woppa bird.
531 Ghost - thanks for the warning! I vaguely remember, however, that when I got the yoke there was some soft of lub on the shaft
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