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J_Flyer
03-31-2004, 12:04 PM
I know it is a matter of personal preferance but I was wondering what a good set up for my 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th buttons on my m/s sidewinder joystick. the joystick is not great but it suits me v. well
just wondering as i seem never 2 use them and think i should

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

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J_Flyer
03-31-2004, 12:04 PM
I know it is a matter of personal preferance but I was wondering what a good set up for my 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th buttons on my m/s sidewinder joystick. the joystick is not great but it suits me v. well
just wondering as i seem never 2 use them and think i should

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

A good landing is one you can walk away from...A great landing is one where they can use the plane again afterwards!!!
http://www.jhsw05251.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/32F%20Website/Flying%20&%20Gliding/Powered%20Flying/Tutor.jpg

The legendary plane of the UK air cadets. The tutor!

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2004, 12:09 PM
If you've not got a separate throttle, I would use one for engine start/stop, one for gear up/down, one for gunpods on/off, one for drop tank release.

The drop tank thing is a tactic used online. You take 25% fuel and drop tanks. Use them to climb to altitude and loiter until bandits are engaged. Then drop them to improve performance. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.



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J_Flyer
03-31-2004, 12:52 PM
other suggestions, that seems pretty good but how do u get same key to b e gear up and down?

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

A good landing is one you can walk away from...A great landing is one where they can use the plane again afterwards!!!
http://www.jhsw05251.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/32F%20Website/Flying%20&%20Gliding/Powered%20Flying/Tutor.jpg

The legendary plane of the UK air cadets. The tutor!

Rebel_Yell_21
03-31-2004, 01:04 PM
I love my old Sidewinder, as well.

Maybe use:
-Internal View
-External View
-Flaps down
-Flaps up

These are things you want to do quickly. No reason to remap things that can be done quite efficiently with the keyboard.

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geetarman
03-31-2004, 02:07 PM
On my Sidewinder, I've got one button for the P-38 dive flaps and one each for flaps up and down. the rest I use the keyboard

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2004, 04:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by J_Flyer:
that seems pretty good but how do u get same key to b e gear up and down?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



The gear activator is a toggle. If the gear is up, it will lower when deployed and vice versa.

On second thought though. Since you're just using the Joystick, I would drop the gunpods on/off and the drop tank in lieu of ome button for flaps down and the other for flaps up. You use them more and would definitely benefit more from having them at your fingertips.



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horseback
03-31-2004, 09:40 PM
If you're flying German, remember that their fighters rarely used rockets-button 3 is a candidate for reassignment too. I recommend elevator trim up and down, toggle FOV, and flaps up and down. You might also consider assigning your four extra buttons to Look Front Up Right & Left, along with Look Back Up Left & Right (these views are very handy in a fight).

My tuppence.

cheers

horseback

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