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nearmiss
03-05-2004, 10:19 AM
I'm using the MSFT FF2 joystick. I just bought the CH Products USB PRo Pedals. I'm wondering if anyone has been able to map views to the twist handle on the MSFT FF2. Since I no longer need the twist for rudder, it would be nice to use the twist handle function for something.

I noticed the seller had a CH Prod CombatStick, but I understand the one to get is the fighterstick. Maybe someone could comment on this.

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nearmiss
03-05-2004, 10:19 AM
I'm using the MSFT FF2 joystick. I just bought the CH Products USB PRo Pedals. I'm wondering if anyone has been able to map views to the twist handle on the MSFT FF2. Since I no longer need the twist for rudder, it would be nice to use the twist handle function for something.

I noticed the seller had a CH Prod CombatStick, but I understand the one to get is the fighterstick. Maybe someone could comment on this.

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BM357_Raven
03-05-2004, 10:42 AM
hmmm..interesting idea.. if you were gonna do it, I assume you'd have to utilize the MS Sidewinder utility that came with your stick and probably re-assign the twist axis feature to...wait.. come to think of it I dont think that would work unless you could assign your lateral mouse movements to the twist action of the stick.. I think even if you could, once you had it running you, would probably do better with the hat switch...

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JG27_Arklight
03-05-2004, 10:46 AM
Combatstick = OK.

Fighterstick = MUCH better then OK.


You made a good choice.

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Aaron_GT
03-05-2004, 10:56 AM
It's the setup I have, nearmiss (FFB2, and
CH pedals, although they are gameport pedals
attached via a gameport to USB connector and
sometimes get lost).

I hadn't thought of mapping it to views.

What I'd like to be able to do would be map
it to braking. Since FB doesn't have
differential braking just variation from the
centre would be fine, to be mapped to
differential if/when available on those planes
that had it.

Bearcat99
03-05-2004, 12:42 PM
I have my twist handle mapped to rudder trim...which does come in handy when all you need is a liiiitle bit of yaw as opposed to a lot. I highly suggest if you find a X45 on sale..and they may be going on sale soon.... get one. It works absolutely great with the MSFFB & CH Pedals. You can use the X45 stick as a button bay. I dont use the putch,roll & yaw axii of the X45 stick.. thats on my MSFFB.. but I DO use all the buttons.... so lights...all of em (including tip smoke), gear....all of it (tailwheel,auto and manual raise & lower), enginestart, bail out, drop tanks, auto pilot.. all that is on my X45 stick... and thats just in one mode. It is a great setup and igf you can get one on sale you cant go wrong. You get the best of both worlds... HOTAS/FFB/Pedals.... all that = IMMERSION BABY!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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nearmiss
03-05-2004, 04:41 PM
bump

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[This message was edited by nearmiss on Sat March 06 2004 at 06:05 AM.]

nearmiss
03-09-2004, 04:12 PM
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lindyman
03-09-2004, 04:20 PM
A tip, if this isn't how you already do it, is to control the pedals with just the forward part of your feet, and let the heals slide over the floor. It gives you a much better feeling for how far you're moving them.
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