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Orfson
01-13-2005, 06:30 AM
I'm using a MS SW FF2 controller and I added a scrappy old stick (quickshot?) in order to be able to use an old TM Elite rudder pedal.
I can't calibrate the rudder in the proper way - maybe I have to chande the pot or the old stick is disturbing someway the rudder's pot (?).
In game, i correct the drifting rudder using the trimming controls.
The question: is it a proper way to deal with the problem? Trimming can be considered a way to solve controller calibration problems?
Thanks.

Orfson
01-13-2005, 06:30 AM
I'm using a MS SW FF2 controller and I added a scrappy old stick (quickshot?) in order to be able to use an old TM Elite rudder pedal.
I can't calibrate the rudder in the proper way - maybe I have to chande the pot or the old stick is disturbing someway the rudder's pot (?).
In game, i correct the drifting rudder using the trimming controls.
The question: is it a proper way to deal with the problem? Trimming can be considered a way to solve controller calibration problems?
Thanks.

Heavy_Weather
01-13-2005, 06:37 AM
you'll need to get you a set of rudder pedals only, you can find some here: http://www.provantage.com/buy-110chpu-ch-shopping.htm
make sure they are USB

Orfson
01-13-2005, 07:16 AM
...the pedals are working, and I'm thinking about rebuilding the old crappy stick in form of 3 sliders+4 buttons. A panel to keep beside th FF2 stick.
And, yes, I know I can bui a CH throttle quadrant.

Tully__
01-13-2005, 07:25 AM
There is a trick to adjusting sensitivity on controllers other than the one Windows identifies as ID#1. Click the "Joysticks..." link under my signature picture and read the section near the bottom of the article about adding a second controller.

triggerhappyfin
01-13-2005, 08:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Orfson:
...the pedals are working, and I'm thinking about rebuilding the old crappy stick in form of 3 sliders+4 buttons. A panel to keep beside th FF2 stick.
And, yes, I know I can bui a CH throttle quadrant. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I´ve done this, I´ve got old TM Elite pedals.

I made a little "Trimbox" wits three pots(Aileron-, rudder- and elevator trim) a connection to the pedals and three switches(select left/right engines, start engine and select all engines).
This I´ve connected to gameport and my Saitek X-36 to USB. Now I´ve got all the sliders possible in use. The flaps on a rotary on my throttle and prop pitch too.
Brakes I´ve programmed on to the rudder rocker on my throttle. All this work great! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Now trimming makes a lot more sense and the use of prop pitch more what it should be.

On take off I trim elevator for slight climb and when reached the alt I was heading I trim the ac to level flight. Speed increase and I have to throttle back in order to stay at the desired level and by adjusting p-pitch the speed gets higher. In fact I´m able to reach higher speeds with thew ac properly trimmed.

Go on, make your self happy and get along with the project. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

triggerhappyfin
01-13-2005, 08:18 AM
An usefull link (http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/m-howto.htm)

Orfson
01-13-2005, 08:34 AM
Triggerhappyfin, thanks for the infos. And I love your signature, because Pierre Closterman's Big Circus was one of the best war books I ever read.
Nice to see somebody likes to build things instead of buying.
Ciao.

triggerhappyfin
01-13-2005, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Orfson:
Triggerhappyfin, thanks for the infos. And I love your signature, because Pierre Closterman's Big Circus was one of the best war books I ever read.
Nice to see somebody likes to build things instead of buying.
Ciao. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tnx m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Actually lots of ppl make their owne gadgets http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Take a look at this guy</span> (http://www.bob-ma.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=3737)