YK1 Yoke Calibration Guide

Instructions on how to calibrate Redbird Alloy YK1 yokes.



Opening the 'Windows Game Controllers’ window

Run Joycpl

Plug a standard windows keyboard into your simulator.

Hold the Windows key and tap the R key to open the Windows Run Command.

Type joy.cpl into the window.

Click OK and the Game Controllers window should open. 

Calibrating the Yoke

Game Controllers - YK1

Select the Redbird Alloy YK1 from the list of available game controllers.

Click the Properties button.






Properties - Test - Red ArrowNavigate to the Settings tab up in the top left corner of the Alloy YK1 Properties window that pops up.









Properties - Settings - Red ArrowsFirst click the Reset to default button, and then click the Calibrate button.










Follow the instructions in the Game Device Calibration Wizard that pops up.


At the first Find Center Point screen, leave the yoke at rest (keep your hands off the yoke while clicking next).







At the first Axis Calibration page, move the yoke to the corners of its range of motion:

  • Push the yoke full forward, then turn it full right.
  • While holding full right, pull the yoke full back.
  • While holding full back, turn the yoke full left.
  • While holding full left, push the yoke full forward.
  • While holding full forward, turn the yoke full right.
  • Repeat above steps (1x).*
  • Release the yoke handle.**
    * Ensure that the yoke hits the maximum range of motion.
    **The crosshair may not sit in the exact middle of the box when the yoke is released; this is normal and the yoke will still calibrate properly.





The next screen is a Verify Center Point screen leave all three verniers centered, and click next.








Click Finish on the final page of the Game Device Calibration Wizard to close the wizard.







Properties - Test - Calibrated - Red Arrow

Back at the Redbird Alloy YK1 Properties Window:

  • First click Apply,
  • Then click OK
    *If Apply is not clicked first, Windows may not apply your calibration settings properly. 






Test your YK1 Yoke in a flight to see if it is properly calibrated. 


Contact Redbird Support if you require assistance or run into any issues with this calibration process on your Redbird Alloy YK1 Yoke.