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    I'm thinking of making homemade rudder pedals. I bought a pot and I've tried hooking it up to the gameport via the pinouts on the internet. I have Win XP, though, and everytime I have it hooked up it says the joystick is "not connected." I'd prefer not to buy a gameport to usb adapter. Can anyone help?
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    Simplest way is buy a cheap USB joystick and pull the innards out of it, use one of the pots for your rudders, youll more than likely need a couple of cogs to gear it down but it is quite easy to make, and windows will pick it up as a gaming device, you can then tune it in FB's config.ini
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    I have a radio shack el cheapo usb adapter to run a regular linear taper 100 pot... works fine and the adapter cost $11 canadian. So why not use an adapter...?
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    Is your gameport active in device manager?

    I bet it isn't. Go into bios and check.
    Again I bet you find it turned of in the BIOS.

    Let me know.
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    Here's way to use a cheap joystick (USB) for pedals, without having to mess with wires:

    Have Fun!
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    Originally posted by guenter332:
    I'm thinking of making homemade rudder pedals. I bought a pot and I've tried hooking it up to the gameport via the pinouts on the internet. I have Win XP, though, and everytime I have it hooked up it says the joystick is "not connected." I'd prefer not to buy a gameport to usb adapter. Can anyone help?
    You have to hook at least two pots and four switches to the gameport before windows recognizes it as a gamingdevice.

    I have made myself a "trimbox" as addition to pedals that way. I´ve got TM Elite pedals hooked up on that box and have three additional pots as rudder,elevator and aileron trims. The box also holds four switches witch I use to select engines and start.

    If you are gonna build your self some pedals ad some more pots and swithes and get some more functionality .
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    Take your pick of designs, some using a Pot

    Includes the wiring diagram and a 3 pot version with toe brakes

    http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=m...wto/rudtoe.htm

    how to add feedback in a way

    http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/howto/diy/8.htm

    more designs

    http://www.62ndfightingfalcons.asn.au/62ndff/projects/r...ls/rudder_pedals.htm

    http://www.rickleephoto.com/rlpedal.htm

    http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x/a/tp...3/m/1341006833

    hope they help do a google search you will get hundreds of sites

    about usb
    http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/prima...controls_4.htm
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    Thanks everyone, now I've got some stuff to try! I'll let you know how it works out.
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    Here's the idea:



    Here's the result:



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