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FutureAce
09-01-2004, 03:53 PM
Hey guys I just have a question... right now I'm just using the MSFFB2 and keyboard but my friend says he has a saitek and never uses it. Since I don't think I could fly without force feedback is the throttle alone worth using? Also, I read that the throttle slides around when you move it around due to lack of good grips. If he does give it to me and I have that problem do any of you have solutions for it? Thanks.

FutureAce
09-01-2004, 03:53 PM
Hey guys I just have a question... right now I'm just using the MSFFB2 and keyboard but my friend says he has a saitek and never uses it. Since I don't think I could fly without force feedback is the throttle alone worth using? Also, I read that the throttle slides around when you move it around due to lack of good grips. If he does give it to me and I have that problem do any of you have solutions for it? Thanks.

No601_prangster
09-01-2004, 04:11 PM
I use this combo and it works great. I also have a set of CH rudder pedals and I think it's the perfect setup. The throttle has a screw for adjusting the friction and if setup properly it slides freely without the base moving. The only drawback is that you need to have the X45 stick plugged in to use the throttle but it's no problem I just store it out of the way under the desk.

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FutureAce
09-01-2004, 04:30 PM
alright thanks for the heads up on needing the X45 stick as well that would have saved me a trip and a little confusion

lil_labbit
09-02-2004, 12:27 AM
I got an x45 + evo here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif works great http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
x45 stick is for "extra" functions (button bay http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )
yes I could profile both http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif lol but what the - i got too many buttons already http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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WTE_Galway
09-02-2004, 01:11 AM
thinking of getting a CH Throttle Quadrant USB
once they have been out a while and the bugs sorted out

STENKA_69.GIAP
09-02-2004, 04:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FutureAce:
I read that the throttle slides around when you move it around due to lack of good grips. If he does give it to me and I have that problem do any of you have solutions for it? Thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The throttle can slide around - so I have a roll of heavy duty Duck tape and about once a week put a new strip over the base to stick it to my desk.

X45 + FF stick + pedals is the best setup I've found so far.

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Udidtoo
09-02-2004, 05:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by No601_prangster:
I use this combo and it works great. I also have a set of CH rudder pedals and I think it's the perfect setup. The throttle has a screw for adjusting the friction and if setup properly it slides freely without the base moving. The only drawback is that you need to have the X45 stick plugged in to use the throttle but it's no problem I just store it out of the way under the desk.

http://www.ijeremiah.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/sig.jpg
http://www.tangmerepilots-raf.co.uk/<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Or if possible set up your arrangement so the X45 stick is easily reached with your throttle hand.
It makes a great button bay. Map to your own tastes

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tfu_iain1
09-02-2004, 05:43 AM
nice... i was just ordering an x45 when i saw this topic, and i have that stick (the best force feedback ever made... possibly best stick for feel and accuracy ever) I think now ill pay for the next day delivery!!!

B16Enk
09-02-2004, 05:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tfu_iain1:
nice... i was just ordering an x45 when i saw this topic, and i have that stick (the best force feedback ever made... possibly best stick for feel and accuracy ever) I think now ill pay for the next day delivery!!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You'll love the combo tomorrow then http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Stick as button bay in proximity to throttle works very well.

Especially the red button under that flap, mapped to eject http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Combined with the MSFFB2 and CH pedals it rocks..(TIR is also very good with it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

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Bearcat99
09-02-2004, 06:07 AM
The X45/MSFFB combo is the ultimate in immersion IMO when you throw in rudderpedals and TIR. The nice thing is that FB will recognize and fully utilise up to 4 controllers.. and the X45 counts as one controller. I use the stick as a button bay forward of and slightly to the left of my throttle. I use every function on the X45 except the pitch and roll axii which I keep on my MSFFB as it is the main flight stick. If you take the time to think about it and program the profiling software you can put every function in FB on one of your sticks and NEVER have to touch your keyboard again to fly. I have a combo profile on our squad site.. feel free to use it, although it has since been updated. Even those special commands like seperate engine starts and manual gear raise/lower are all programmed on my sticks. Dive brakes, drop tanks,fire extinguisher,tip smoke,map, radiator, quick record.. all that. Since you paid good money or you will pay good money for the X45 there is no reason short of a lack of deskspace not to use the entire stick. One thing about my profile though... since i have rudder pedals I have the rudder rocker assigned to flaps in banded mode and rudder trim is on the twist of my FFB stick. You might want to put your rudder on the twist handle if you dont have pedals. I am in the process of working on a key map and updating the new profile which has everything just about on the sticks but the older profile is good too. Should you decide to use it just make sure you assign the key commands in the FB controls menu to the same keystrokes or it wont work properly. It contains a Sidewinder profile, a Saitek profile , a readme and a list of key commands. In the next profile I will just put a notepad file that can be dropped into the config.ini file so you wont have to go through re assigning all those buttons. The whole process should take about 20 moinutes but it will be worth it. Enk has a decent profile for the same combo too.

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dee1251
03-02-2015, 07:40 PM
The X45/MSFFB combo is the ultimate in immersion IMO when you throw in rudderpedals and TIR. The nice thing is that FB will recognize and fully utilise up to 4 controllers.. and the X45 counts as one controller. I use the stick as a button bay forward of and slightly to the left of my throttle. I use every function on the X45 except the pitch and roll axii which I keep on my MSFFB as it is the main flight stick. If you take the time to think about it and program the profiling software you can put every function in FB on one of your sticks and NEVER have to touch your keyboard again to fly. I have a combo profile on our squad site.. feel free to use it, although it has since been updated. Even those special commands like seperate engine starts and manual gear raise/lower are all programmed on my sticks. Dive brakes, drop tanks,fire extinguisher,tip smoke,map, radiator, quick record.. all that. Since you paid good money or you will pay good money for the X45 there is no reason short of a lack of deskspace not to use the entire stick. One thing about my profile though... since i have rudder pedals I have the rudder rocker assigned to flaps in banded mode and rudder trim is on the twist of my FFB stick. You might want to put your rudder on the twist handle if you dont have pedals. I am in the process of working on a key map and updating the new profile which has everything just about on the sticks but the older profile is good too. Should you decide to use it just make sure you assign the key commands in the FB controls menu to the same keystrokes or it wont work properly. It contains a Sidewinder profile, a Saitek profile , a readme and a list of key commands. In the next profile I will just put a notepad file that can be dropped into the config.ini file so you wont have to go through re assigning all those buttons. The whole process should take about 20 moinutes but it will be worth it. Enk has a decent profile for the same combo too.

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Hi I was wondering if you can help me. I have a x45/Msffb2 and ch pro pedals. My x45 is not hooked up yet but I would like to use the x45 as my throttle. I am a total noob unfortunately and i need quideance. I mainly use my msfbb2 and my ch pro pedals playing DCS.
I have a few questions:
1. The profile that you are talking about is it for joytokey software? or do i need to use a different software?
2. Do i need drivers for the x45 ? if so, where can i get them?
3. If i am using the joytokey software, how do I map the throttle?

Bearcat99
04-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Wow.. I just popped in here and saw this.. it has been a while since I stopped by... The SW I was talking about was not Joy to key.. I am not familiar with it... I was referring to the Saitek SW from the official site (http://www.saitek.com/)

You map the throttle in the sim... Mission 4 Today (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php) is the single most prolific site for just about anything IL2 in cyberspace.