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12 hours ago, TrueGrey said:

that sad Warthog throttle

 

I had many hours of happy use with that!. What I like most, in retrospect, is that all switches, buttons and axes are mappable in game settings.

Some of the functions on my new throttle, eg oil and water radiator controls and eject switch, aren't recognised by settings. I'll now have to finally come to grips with 3rd party software to fully utilise  all the features.  

It does feel very nice under my left hand though, and learning to use Vjoy/Joystick Gremlin will certainly be worth the effort.

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Hi guys!

 

I know, wrong wallpaper but i play almost exclusively il2GB. Warthog is in my line of work though so sometimes i do a little DCS ont he side, 

I fly GB in VR and with this setup its easy to find all controls blind. The trackball mouse in front of the stick is the latest addition so i can use the mouse in the map while still holding the stick with my right hand.IMG_3487.JPG.31dfc7f6208f79d4d9e2f2c556f7165d.JPG

 

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On 6/27/2019 at 9:45 AM, jaygee485 said:

Some of the functions on my new throttle, eg oil and water radiator controls and eject switch, aren't recognised by settings.

 

After more time spent calibrating and mapping controls, I'm pleased to report that my first impressions were incorrect.

While a few of the many switches, knobs and buttons aren't recognised in Windows Control Panel settings, most of them, including covered eject switch, oil and water radiator axes and switches, and inlet/outlet cowls,  are recognised in the game settings.

The more I use this throttle, the more I like it.  

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18 hours ago, jaygee485 said:

While a few of the many switches, knobs and buttons aren't recognised in Windows Control Panel settings, most of them, including covered eject switch, oil and water radiator axes and switches, and inlet/outlet cowls,  are recognised in the game settings.

 

Yes, is not issue with hardware, but because Windows Game Controllers is the same since last century,  was not updated for follow latest version of DirectX controllers support: up to 128 buttons (plus 8 axes, 4 POV HAT).

 

Anyway  is not issue if game follow more recent DirectX controller support: IL-2 GB recognize up to 64 buttons (DCS up to 128).

Old games, e.g. IL-2:1946, CloD follow the old limit of 32 buttons, then for use buttons above #32 of controllers like Kanttorini, GVL224, Virpil...is need keymapper software.

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She’s coming along!

fun fact, that green desk is from the Livermore labs, where they developed the H-Bomb.

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On 7/10/2019 at 5:12 PM, von_Michelstamm said:

She’s coming along!

fun fact, that green desk is from the Livermore labs, where they developed the H-Bomb.

 

Love that retro desk! :good: 

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Not mine but "quite" nice.

 

 

 

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Not as good as the last guy, but I knocked up a simple wooden rig for my VR setup. This allows me to permanently mount my stuff rather than using desk mounts. Equipment list:

  • Virpil T-50 stick and throttle
  • Saitek throttle quadrant
  • MFG Crosswind Pedals
  • 4 x Dayton audio puck tactile transducers (bass shakers)
  • Lepy amplifier with built-in low pass filter
  • Powered 7-port USB 2.0 hub

The build is from 2x3 wood rather than the usual 2x4. I'm a bit challenged with the cuts because we only have a cheapo saw and mitre box at home, so I got Home Depot to do most of the cuts. I'm sure someone with a decent tool room or garage could do it easier and faster than me (I think I probably sunk 15-20 hours into it, plus multiple trips to Home Depot to get more stuff). But anyway, it's done, and it's mine! Needs more cable management, though.

 

 

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So here’s my hiding spot from the kids and wife haha

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14 hours ago, rowdyb00t said:

So here’s my hiding spot from the kids and wife haha

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Is that a custom vkb stick extension?

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2 hours ago, s8n said:

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At first glance it looked like you have already acces to the beta version of the WWI Arras map. :biggrin:

 

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@von_Michelstamm 

 

yes it sure is. It’s a gladiator that I took apart and made an extension for. It actually works quite well. I custom made a spring under the rubber boot and tightened the internal springs. Also I got rid of the twist

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On 4/13/2019 at 9:44 PM, JG7_X-Man said:

Here is where I do my thing:

 

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Loving the red tail and the butcher bird!!!

 

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My collection of flight sim paraphernalia I have collected over the years, which has allowed me to fly all kinds of planes with greater immersion. There is also provision to attach a collective to fly helicopters - something that I'm increasingly falling in love with.

 

 

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And the whole room in context :)

 

 

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My Cave ; modified playseat, Warthog, buttkicker, VKB rudder pedals (added) TWCS throttle, Dodge charger seat with T-110 parachute deployment bag stuffed with pillow

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And the rest of the story a RL C-47 pilots seat for my next project

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Can't believe I forgot to post this here after posting it at Reddit. Monstertech mount; throttle and button box made by @GVL224 (the lights next to the Bomber Call switch illuminate when the switch is toggled, kind of like in the real planes). The recognition light control box (originally made for the P-47N) has a Leo Bodnar board (shoehorned) inside. Much credit to my electrical engineer friend for helping me with that one - for the most part, it functions much like the device originally would have (save for the LED light and the fact that it's illuminated all of the time when powered on). The red button on the box is used for toggling the altimeter reading, and then the left three toggle switches are used for flares. The Amber switch is then used for (tada!) the recognition lights and pausing / unpausing the game. 

 

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