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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:37 PM
Is there a way to get the Profiler software to load a profile by default? I only play IL-2:FB and have to load my IL-2 profile before launching the game.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:37 PM
Is there a way to get the Profiler software to load a profile by default? I only play IL-2:FB and have to load my IL-2 profile before launching the game.

Jet

JerseyD
09-29-2003, 12:41 PM
No they disabled that feature with the last set of drivers.I know because I just read about it at the saitek forum.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:41 PM
Not found a way yet, which is a bit of a nuisance as I have different profiles for different a/c. I tried using the mode switch for the different a/c but got very confused. lol.
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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 05:34 AM
Speaking of the X45, this is my joystick/throttle set-up as well. However, it's a love/hate thing. The product when new is great but the durability of it, particularly the joystick portion, leaves a lot to be desired. I bet I've gone through about 6 of them in 15 months. The springs get weak and soon it must be calibrated on a daily basis. It's used often but not abused from a handling standpoint.

Are others experiencing these difficulties?

I'm perfectly willing to pay additional money for an X45 with better components but it seems that it isn't offered. I've tried a Cougar but I really don't like the additional rudder peddles that are needed. Any suggestions regarding an X45 substitute that might be considered?

Any input is appreciated.

GR142-Pipper

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09-30-2003, 05:49 AM
Mind sending me one of your borked ones? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

T_O_A_D
09-30-2003, 06:22 AM
GR142-Pipper wrote:
- Speaking of the X45, this is my joystick/throttle
- set-up as well. However, it's a love/hate thing. The
- product when new is great but the durability of it,
- particularly the joystick portion, leaves a lot to
- be desired. I bet I've gone through about 6 of them
- in 15 months. The springs get weak and soon it must
- be calibrated on a daily basis. It's used often but
- not abused from a handling standpoint.
-
- Are others experiencing these difficulties?
-
- I'm perfectly willing to pay additional money for an
- X45 with better components but it seems that it
- isn't offered. I've tried a Cougar but I really
- don't like the additional rudder peddles that are
- needed. Any suggestions regarding an X45 substitute
- that might be considered?
-
- Any input is appreciated.
-
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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 09:09 AM
have one myself since yesterday.
i just want to know if there is a way to reverse rudder axis.
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T_O_A_D
09-30-2003, 09:32 AM
I'm at work and I have pedals now. But I belive if you go in to the Hotas section of the control settings in the game you can hit either side one way will have - sign the other way will have no sign on the axis assinged and it should change it to what you want. You just have to test it for desired effect.

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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 09:37 AM
I also got a X45 yesterday! It's great having all those buttons, and using the throttle when on aproach with a He111 with heavy winds is utter coolness!

My only complaint is that it's too stiff, way too sticky in the center position for precision flying. It's no doubt a matter of getting used to things, but for now I'll keep using my FF2 for FB and break out the X45 when landing 777s in Innsbruk =)

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 11:53 AM
I have had an X45 for over a year and a half. I have only had one problem. The collar on the base developed a crack where the spring on the joy meets the bottom. I now have a Force Feedback II as a joy and use the X45 throttle. This setup rocks. The X45 joy is now left of the throttle. I got more buttons than a NASA control room. The Force Feedback is really an unfair advantage...... I'm allmost ashamed. Forgive me Father.....

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 12:41 PM
jobace wrote:
- have one myself since yesterday.
- i just want to know if there is a way to reverse
- rudder axis.
- thanx
-
-
-


In Il-2? In the HOTAS section, just press the rudder the other direction (so you get either a "-R Axis" or a "R Axis" showing, opposite of whatever you have now). The letter designation for the axis is probably wrong, but you get my meaning.

If your rudder bar is oppsoite in all the games you fly, then it must need calibrating. The procedure varies according to which drivers you're using (Saitek's or a third-party set).

Re: X-45 Durability: I'm on my second complete X-45 set. It's already showing signs of failure (pinkie-trigger isn't always working, main trigger sticks). The throttle portion is rock-solid, I haven't had any trouble with it (other than the rubber boot coming off the mouse-hat). The joystick half is less than ideal though. MY first one got repaired by Saitek under warranteee and still died completely within 4 months.

If not for the affordable price -the first time- I wouldn't recommend this gear simply because it's not very durable. At least Saitek *has* worked hard on the drivers and programming software.



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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 01:14 PM
Yesterday must have been a good day for Saitek ... including me that's three people in this list got one yesterday.


jobace wrote:
- have one myself since yesterday.
- i just want to know if there is a way to reverse
- rudder axis.
- thanx
-
-

go to IL2 controls.
scroll to the bottom - hotas controls

use your mouse to click the control by rudder

press one side of your rudder rocker.

if the message has changed (added or removed a -minus) then that should do it.

if that didn't work ... click again, and press the other side of the rocker.


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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 09:35 PM
i suggest that YOU can rebuild the 45 with better components i personally hate the joystick spring mine have all been way to stiff and dialing the sensitivity up in the game has led to improper flight ability like 360 deg roll per sec. rates exceeding the game model and crashing the game or the whole cpu!
try your hobby shop for "landing gear wire" which is usually spring steel make a wood rod with the same inner diameter as the std spring and try re-winding a spring from thinner/thicker wire with the will there is a way!
and remember: a real plane's joy stick does not self center!

JerseyD
09-30-2003, 09:48 PM
Funny x45 story here:

afew months ago I had to return my x45 to Best Buy for a new one.(thank god they let me)

I didnt have my throttle calibrated properly but was too lazy to redo it (So in other words when I pushed it all the way forward I was only getting like 98% power) and was flying a mosquito in WBIII and I felt like it needed to squeeze some more juice out of her so I jammed so hard on the thottle it snapped in 2/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It sort of made me feel like like Lenny with the puppy in "Of Mice and Men" LOL

Anyway I told the guy at the return desk that it snapped due to the low quality plastic they used for the throttle arm and suggested they start using aluminum for that part instead/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Then I returned to may car with my brandy spankin new x45/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Message Edited on 09/30/0304:58PM by JerseyD

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 09:55 PM
Gotta like best buy for something....

There is a year warranty from Saitek on the thing too (or is it 2 year) in any case... if it is beyond the warranty period.. if you email tech support for new button switches or pots, they will just send you some if you are into the home repair kind of thing.

I read somewhere that someone took a different approach to the stiff center spring. They just took some light wire and wired together 2 or 3 of the coils... took some of the springyness out of it. Can't verify that, though.

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JerseyD
09-30-2003, 10:04 PM
LordOliver wrote:
- Gotta like best buy for something....

Oh yes I love Best Buy.You pay $12 extra(I think) when you buy it then youll never have to buy a new one,Ever!!! you can just keep returning the worn out ones and pay the extra $12 every second time to gain 2 more years returning rights/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I'm on my 3rd x45 right now and only paid full price once/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Message Edited on 09/30/0305:04PM by JerseyD

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 11:57 PM
I'm on my second... That Best Buy on International Speedway only keeps one on the shelf at a time...

Hope we both don't break the throttle on the same day! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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JerseyD
10-01-2003, 12:11 AM
lol no worries I go to a different one.But I know what you mean it's the same at the one I go to.
I always feel so bold just walking over to the shelf grabbing a new one then walking over to the return desk with both boxes in hand as if to say You WILL be replacing this for me now/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But I get so worried that someone might grab it before I do if I wait on line to ask if i can go grab it lol

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 12:45 AM
I love my X-45 I got it three weeks ago after my old X-36 gave up the ghost after 3 years of faithful service. I also got the replacement plan but with CompUsa, they have gotten me so many video cards that I know I will be safe with the X-45 too. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 04:48 AM
IIJG54_Engel wrote:
- I also got a X45 yesterday! It's great having all
- those buttons, and using the throttle when on
- aproach with a He111 with heavy winds is utter
- coolness!
-
- My only complaint is that it's too stiff, way too
- sticky in the center position for precision flying.
- It's no doubt a matter of getting used to things,
- but for now I'll keep using my FF2 for FB and break
- out the X45 when landing 777s in Innsbruk /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


Why not use the FFB as your main flight stick and just use the X45 stick as a button bay? Thats what I do. I have all the commands I need on the sticks and i have the benifit of a nice HOTAS and FFB. The CH pedals only makes it sweeter..../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 06:36 AM
can u buy just the 45's throttle???

XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 03:29 PM
No...it wouldnt work alone anyway. Just get the X45...use the throttle and keep your original stick as the flying stick. I use every part of my X45 except the X & Y axii of the stick.

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XyZspineZyX
10-01-2003, 08:41 PM
You mean you have to have the stick plugged in to use the
Thouttle? I have a msff2. I just ordered a x45 (for the throttle). I was going to put the stick in the closet as a spare if thre msff2 breaks. I cant have 3 controlers on my desk. THE WIFE WILL KILL ME!!

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 10:06 PM
i noticed they are sperate but u need the stick plugged in?
are there any other throttles that have the cool little roller thingys the X-45 throttle has becasuse i wanted to use them for pitch and fule mix?

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 12:00 AM
Toopacked, I simply put the x45 joystick behind the monitor, out of the way, I use a x45 throttle and ms ffb2 stick.

no issues

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