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  1. You can use a contacless sensor in a lever (or in a wheel), no advantage in one or another. Depends on what angle the sensor work, e.g. the mentioned 78º (of MagREZ) allow a precise control with a lever, but less precise with a wheel due their necessary small diameter. All kind of angle/movement sensor, be a conventional potentiometer or contactless sensor have a "effective electric angle", for example potentiometer used in joysticks have angles ~30 to 60º, not the common 270/300º* of most pot sold in electronic stores. Why is difficult replace that "$0.10" pot' in an Saitek joystick, you just don't find the 33.5º model used in then for buy. *This models is not suitable for use in joystick because will require reduction gear, with their backslash... adding unnecessary complication.
  2. This Reddit post confirm that WarBRD grip pinky button and probable the button in top of grip has spring under button cap - the guy removed the spring of pinky button. https://www.reddit.com/r/hotas/comments/c0yhxk/diy_warbrd_grip_twist_axis_lock/ The text under « » in this review of Thrustmaster F-18 HOTAS AddOn praising the "heaviness" and course of joy buttons by some brand exemplify this "realism" preference of some virtual pilots. http://www.checksix-fr.com/test-thrustmaster-hotas-addon-grip-f-a-18c-hornet/ An no, the switches in the stick mentioned in that review are not "haut de gamme" but the most cheap possible - just a cooper dome exposed over a PCB, costing less than the "solution « économique »" used by CH, VKB, VPC. That spring do the "realism" trick.
  3. Other thing to try: Go to ... Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover\ and rename the file confUser.ini, then start the game. Assuming that you already have tested the joystick in Windows Game Controllers (joy.cpl) and are OK.
  4. Most common cause that prevents game see joysticks is STEAM controller. STEAM > Settings > Controllers > un-tick all options.
  5. But Me 262 "APU" are two 10 HP 2 cycles engines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGUqV0dl9gA After this "APU" receeive electric starter https://youtu.be/kjcVr8meOM4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz25KDRE9F4 http://lucafusari.altervista.org/page7/RiedelAnlasser.html
  6. I have see similar issue in some updates, but re-start Windows solve.
  7. More easy way to make one is 3D Print, like this two projects - for desktop use https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/30579-3d-printed-gimbal-project/?do=findComment&comment=498798 If you want use long extension and have proper tools for metal work*, or have accessible ($$$) CNC service near, look in Makino project: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34143-my-new-gimbal-joystick-project/?tab=comments#comment-573993 A modern joystick gimbal design is the ones that use CAM system for centralization (like BRD, VPC, VKB, MFG, Slaw), compressed spring like Warthog, T.16000M, X-5'x'... or expansion springs like CH, Cougar... are obsolete mechanic solutions, both create issues when crossing center position. This graphic of Mudspik topic linked bellow show this issue: Taking Cougar gimbal as example you can see that is need use more force for move stick from central position, than after, same happens with other mentioned stick gimbals. * This guys make one using common tools: http://www.gavca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=24518 https://forums.mudspike.com/t/my-almost-finished-scratch-built-joystick-base/7851 And this guy achieve good result using an homemade U-Joint as gimbal (can use an automotive): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JNjoF49p5o
  8. See what happens when you press "E" in Me 262 (6:26): 😀 https://youtu.be/oBH0ULVmsow?t=384
  9. Option 1 Use VirPil software and remove the button of brake lever configuration. Option 2 Assign the axis manually be editing the file "current.input". rpc_wheel_brakes, joy#_axis_#, 0| // Wheel brakes Replace the # by number of joystick - look in other axes assignment in the file for see joy number, and the lever axis name (letter) - look in Virpil test software. This manual option allow you use the brake lever for wheel brakes in ground and assign the button for a flight function.
  10. For Single Player and conventional (non jet) planes: If someone "does not have the time available" to make these changes, I'm sorry.🤨 BTW - Topic for complain against the new engine start procedures: 😀 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/51249-3101-new-startup-procedures/
  11. Don't mention this, or soon someone will ask for an "auto-taxi" keybinding...😀
  12. But British being "British" put Full Rich in back side of Spitfire Mk.V quadrant. Think this will make the "press E" crow pull their hairs when switch planes. 😀
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