Reply To: Wheel, Yoke, or Stick?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Wheel, Yoke, or Stick? Reply To: Wheel, Yoke, or Stick?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Wheel, Yoke, or Stick? Reply To: Wheel, Yoke, or Stick?

  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    September 6, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    I hold my wheel at 8 and 4 which is both comfortable and the modern recommended positions, 8 and 4 are just stumps on Tesla’s yoke. So are the old locations, 10 and 2 which were recommended in my youth, that was before airbags. When they put in airbags they moved the position to 8 and 4 so that your arms don’t get blasted by the airbag if it goes off.

    It should be noted that the first thing Randy Pobst and Blake Fuller did when they prepared their Plaids to climb Pikes Peak and Mount Washington respectively was to replace the Plaid’s yoke with a Model 3 wheel. They both regarded the yoke as dangerous, Fuller refers to it as the Joke steering wheel.