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  1. Treated myself to a 3D printer a while ago, was going to make an extension for my X55, then it occurred to me I could be a little more adventurous! So I made this: Underside view: WTF I hear you ask! It is an adaptor to couple the X55 joystick handle to a MSFFB2, non destructive to both sticks, and when I have done some soldering fully working with all buttons and hats. Next up is a clip on adapter to turn the X55 base into a trim control for all 3 axis and a button bay for the displaced MSFFB2 buttons. Ultimately I am looking to also create a throttle/pitch mod for the X55 base too, to add a little more immersion to helicopter flying [emoji4] Have enjoyed being an engineer again, and using 3D CAD to produce the design! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I've heard of Maker Mark! I got a Monoprice Maker Select, an iPrusa clone. It holds 0.1 mm fine and is a good starter printer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Utterly floored, yet not surprised, that some will stoop this low in a insane act of religion, and abhorrently against the very tenets of the religion they purport to act on behalf of. Good to see, however, the Brits can still summon up their 'Blitz' mentality and pull together and show the sadistic and murderous bastards we won't be cowed. Hope the c@nt gets his over endowed male virgins to torture him for all eternity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Very nice! Looks not unlike the Pan European aka ST1300, I had a ST1100 that was my main transport for a number of years, still miss it.
  5. SweetFX View File SweetFX - actually just testing the announcement of a new file feature that has been causing some raised eyebrows! Submitter B16Enk Submitted 01/28/2017 Category Utilities Checksum  
  6. I also find, personally at least, that being *too* gentle with the boost on takeoff can cause all manner of wayward behavior, being firm with boost and getting it >2.0 makes a lot of difference on rudder authority, obvious I know but it wasn't to me originally! I can now make a reasonably good impersonation of a controlled take-off! And yes - that buried take off cheat had been on, what an ego deflation finding that was!!
  7. Very nice watch that was Tom!
  8. Dave - that link was very timely! Once I got the stick working I found my throttle was doing really weird stuff, took it apart to find I had 10+ wires cracked and there was shorting amongst them due to the grease. Took a hell of a lot of cleaning up so I could solder and tape them, as a temporary repair whilst my ribbon cable is on it's way for the permanent fix. Saitek X55 has got to be the worst quality controlled HOTAS ever produced!!!
  9. G25 is a great wheel, I really miss mine still (FB has it now so not too sad) and I have promised myself a replacement in the not too distant! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Good write up Fen! I found personally that chopper flying had prepared me, once I got my joystick issues resolved, and was able to float her up of the deck, and back down again! Taxiing - now that is a different story but your post has been my lightbulb moment, thanks! Loving DCS now and hoping to lay the 'ground crew' title to rest [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks Dave, that may prove useful when I get more use out of the throttle now I have *finally* fixed the stick! Fixing the stick - wow what a saga! I was able to extend the stick and made it floor standing using 1.25" diameter PVC tubing, latex and plaster for various moulds (getting that pesky screw thread bit for example) and had really fine control with no spikes at long last! Unfortunately as predicted the stick displacement meant separation between stick and desk an chair became uncomfortable - I could set curves but a bend is really required to permit pitch up to be with stick 'in lap' whilst permitting full pitch down without striking the desk. Bits on order for this so I revisited the initial issue. Design flaw with X55 is the centering is via a spring loaded conical collar running on a cylindrical shaft, both made of ABS. Tolerances are so slack that the shaft is actually not cylindrical, and this causes binding of the collar. This manifests as intermittent sticking as it travels up the shaft, which results in sudden jumps in control input. Far from ideal with a flighty warbird (or helicopter for that matter). I bit the bullet and disassembled the entire lower half of the stick, this required cutting the 10 wires that transmit the button presses and rudder input (I don't use the latter). I was then able to separate shaft and collar, and applied abrasive paper using a cordless drill to get the shaft more truly cylindrical, and polished to a high gloss finish. Reassembled and Vaseline applied, I now have a joystick that performs as originally designed - took a freaking day to do it though!!!! Can now take off, land, and maneuver the spitfire at long last [emoji4][emoji4][emoji4][emoji4][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Maybe I should 'accidentally' buy the Kurfürst too.. loving the Spitty and have the 190 and P51 already... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi guys, and Mick . I have installed a country flag mod now, you need to log out and back in for it to work though! Also please ignore the recent announcements, they appear to be a nagover from 2012 under the old software, and relate to Vault file uploads..
  14. Hoping you are all Merry! And wishing you all a fabulous 2017 [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Nice to read this on Christmas morning Arjen [emoji4][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Get Nevada whilst on sale if you can! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Hi Chaps, Can you point an old fart in the right direction to getting CLOD setup to suit our server? Would like to start shoveling some of the dust off (going to need a pick axe to start with though) and seeing if I can get muscle memory working again.. Have Steam version..
  18. Fixed that one
  19. And thanks again Todd, injectfx looks like a must have! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Cheers Todd! That easy... I saw the ATAG announcement this morning too, exciting times! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Ok see what you mean about the likes thing, added to my list [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Thanks for pointing that out about the announcement posts, must be a permission thing that is new with this version. Will look into it. As for who likes, usually you click on the likes icon and it shows you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. :):) I'm very close to buying a 3D printer, so many things I would like to make. Being able to drive a CAD setup helps of course, as does the fact that I was a manufacturing engineer once upon a time.. First project will likely be an ABS gear to repair the foot pedal adjuster in my car, then there are joystick ideas I have!
  24. lol Rox! Turns out my X55 is officially a POS, so sticky any semblance of fine control is impossible. Looking at modding it now, guy who works for me has a 3D printer so going to get him to make a couple of couplers for me, and extend the crap out of it (floor mount the blasted thing so I get a ton of leverage). I can make it so it is fully functional by including the electrical connectors and keeping the twisty bit I don't actually use... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Bought and paid for mine too, not downloaded it yet (work is such a drag sometimes)..