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WB_Outlaw
06-23-2004, 10:29 AM
If possible, please implement more "absolute" controls in addition to the toggles we now have. For example, having to cycle through all the radiator positions is a pain. It also makes it very difficult for those of us building custom controls/cockpits to get a decent setup.

As further examples I would like to be able to set a defineable key/button/axis (as applicable) for the following...

Gear-Up
Gear-Down
Increment Radiatior/Cowl Flaps Open
Increment Radiatior/Cowl Flaps Closed
Individual Throttle Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Individual Mixture Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Individual Prop Pitch Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Blower/Turbocharger Wastegate Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Intercooler Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Increment Flaps Down
Increment Flaps Up
Individual Wheel Brakes
Absolute Magento Setting For Each Engine

Also, starting an engine with a single keystroke is really lame. I want to be able to map a rocker switch to engage the starter and then mesh with the engine to start.

Anything else you can think of that was controlled from the cockpit.

Thanks,

-Outlaw.

P.S.
Oh yeah, tone down the muzzle flashes.

WB_Outlaw
06-23-2004, 10:29 AM
If possible, please implement more "absolute" controls in addition to the toggles we now have. For example, having to cycle through all the radiator positions is a pain. It also makes it very difficult for those of us building custom controls/cockpits to get a decent setup.

As further examples I would like to be able to set a defineable key/button/axis (as applicable) for the following...

Gear-Up
Gear-Down
Increment Radiatior/Cowl Flaps Open
Increment Radiatior/Cowl Flaps Closed
Individual Throttle Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Individual Mixture Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Individual Prop Pitch Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Blower/Turbocharger Wastegate Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Intercooler Axes/Keys for Each Engine
Increment Flaps Down
Increment Flaps Up
Individual Wheel Brakes
Absolute Magento Setting For Each Engine

Also, starting an engine with a single keystroke is really lame. I want to be able to map a rocker switch to engage the starter and then mesh with the engine to start.

Anything else you can think of that was controlled from the cockpit.

Thanks,

-Outlaw.

P.S.
Oh yeah, tone down the muzzle flashes.

gates123
06-23-2004, 11:29 AM
Im gonna need a second keyboard pretty soon!!!

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Did anyone see that or was it just me?

GT182
06-23-2004, 12:29 PM
LOL , that's just it, there's only so many keys to use and setup. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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WB_Outlaw
06-23-2004, 02:08 PM
Windows will recognize many axes and buttons so there is no need for a keyboard at all. For $47 you can purchase a USB interface that will accept 16 analog devices, up to 60 buttons/switches, and 4 8 way hats. A $30 daughter boards adds support for 4 ACE rotary encoders.

I have finished my drawings for a B-17 style 4 engine throttle quadrant with seperate throttle and prop pitch levers. Mixture control will be via linear encoders mounted on the instrument panel. The #4 throttle lever will have a rotary axis for elevator trim, a rotary axis for flaps, one or two 8 way hats, and a momentary rocker for brakes. Single engine aircraft will either utilize the #4 engine controls since they will be closest to the pilot and have the hats/trim, or I may just rig a grip I can slip over all the handles to make it into one. Twins will use the #1 and #4 controls.

After I finish construction of the throttle quadrant I'm going to start on the stick.

Buttons and switches for anything else I feel like will be on the instrument panel also. Hopefully the TrackIR has ended the need for a view hat, but, since I don't have a TrackIR yet I'm still just hoping.

Of course, between SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL you can still get hundreds of combinations with a single keyboard, which is good b/c at the rate I'm going, I will be dead many years before anything is completed.

-Outlaw.

Bearcat99
06-23-2004, 03:37 PM
For the $77 you just mentioned you can get an X45 and be done with it. If you already have a stick you like then thats OK too. Get an X45 and use its stick as a button bay while continuing to use your original stick. I only have to touch my keyboard to type when on HL. Of course the satisfaction of actually completing such a project is priceless.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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WB_Outlaw
06-23-2004, 03:41 PM
Like my Cougar, an X45 falls far short of what I'm planning.

-Outlaw.