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  • Birthday 04/22/1956

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    FPS, Flight sims, movies, home automation and music
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  1. Thanks guys. The biggest issue for me is that my nephropathy is getting worse as is my back issues.
  2. I will sell them for $120 for both with several template label overlays. Let me know if your interested I have stopped playing do to health issues
  3. Hi guys LTNS. Just a heads up. I am going to be selling my two custom button panels with the overlays as I took my simpit apart. With Joystick Gremlin you can map any button or axis on a per game basis Still deciding a price for the set.
  4. Well I took the plunge and purchased IL-2 BOS, Moscow and Kuban along with the Spitfire Mk.VB, Bf 109, P-40E, Yak-1b, La-5FN and the Fw 190. I could not pass the prices on sale. Is there any other DLC I should pick up (maybe fly with some of you again).
  5. I am still around. Been traveling a lot this year but the cooler weather is coming so will get back into gaming. I just finished swapping a couple switches out in my throttle and added a wrist rest to the stick. Debating what to start flying again.
  6. Not had a X-45 apart. Does the Stick plug into the throttle like the-x52? So you can't change much of the electronics in the throttle or you lose the stick. If the stick has the USB connector you might be able to use that separately and use a new control card in the throttle. I liked the X-52 mechanics as it has a lot of buttons and I prefer the throttle's movement over the x-45. I got a used x-45 cheap off Ebay a couple years ago and was looking to MOD it but I didn't like the feel of it. I really don't like the Saitek X52 stick. The new set I bought had a HUGE deadzone issue. Lucky for me it died and I sent it back for a refund. I really like the feel on the Thrustmaster 16000m stick itself. The buttons were crap though. The stick uses a HALL effect like the Warthog but the movement efforts are way less. Even with an extension my wrist was killing me after awhile. I also liked the CH Products Fighterstick handle and their switched are some of the best in the joystick market. So I grabbed a cheap serial version off Ebay and a used T16000 off Ebat and merged them. It has worked out really well. There was just enough room in the shaft to transfer all the base switches of the T16000 to all the buttons and hats of the Figherstick. A lot of fine soldering but otherwise not too hard. I find dealing with the original electronics a pain sometimes as they use special matrix setups on their switches so it is hard to make changes. Also neither the x-45 or X-52 stick has enough buttons or hats for my taste. You can get a cheap used x-45 off Ebay if you want to try and rip one apart and see. That way your not out a setup if it turns bad. At the minimum you have some spare parts to use on yours. If it were not for the cost of the BU0836X 12-Bit Joystick Board the total price to do what I did on the x-52 throttle would not have been too high. The second highest cost was the HALL effect pot for the throttle itself. But of coarse that was the whole point. Get rid of the cheap little pot Saitek used. In fact it was pitiful to see how cheap all the pots and switches were. Also the other thing I wanted was a real mini joystick instead of what they had. It was basically a DPAD type arrangement that was passed off as a stick. It is no wonder why so many people complained how lousy the accuracy was. Using the BU0836X 12-Bit Joystick Board I was able to keep the scroll wheel on the back as it is basically an Encoder like they use in a lot of mice these days. The BU0836X 12-Bit Joystick Board can handle encoders. Also with 8 analog inputs you can add some pots for trim and pitch control. Here is a parts like of what I used. Velleman 12KEY Keypad 12 Keys Common Output https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TA8PE4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 On/Off/On Momentary Mini Miniature Toggle Switch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYGWWHA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Mini Micro Momentary SPST Push Button Switch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HH2QZ1Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 PC Mount Linear Taper Slide https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/652-PTA15432215CIB50 9mm TOCOS B10K 10K Linear Taper Potentiometer 180° Degree Rotation https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-9mm-TOCOS-B10K-10K-Linear-Taper-Potentiometer-180-Degree-Rotation/253049730107?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Hall Effect potentiometer https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/858-6127V1A60L.5 Slide Potentiometers 100Kohms Travel=60mm Center Detent https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/652-PTL60-15R1-104B2 100K ohm 3 Pins Split Shaft Rotary Single Linear Taper Potentiometers https://www.amazon.com/BLS-Terminals-Linear-Rotary-Potentiometer/dp/B0745FBWT2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548039741&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=100K+ohm+3+Pins+Split+Shaft+Rotary+Single+Linear+Taper+Potentiometers 3D Controller Joystick Axis Analog Sensor Module &Thumb Stick https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-3D-Controller-Joystick-Axis-Analog-Sensor-Module-Thumb-Stick-HN8/332765941258?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 BU0836X 12-Bit Joystick Board http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=94&products_id=180
  7. Hey guys. Been busy in the real world with the grandkids and retirement travel. I did however finally got the time to finish my X52 upgrade project. Pretty much all new high quality parts as well as a HALL Effect for the throttle position. Also includes a mini thumb joystick for the strafing requirements in the 6DOF games I play. I will be updating my blog when I install it in my simpit.
  8. The latest version of BAT is out. I have to say I am quite pleased with it. BAT 3.4 Linebacker expansion looks awesome and runs super smooth. Check it out https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,59368.0.html
  9. Last month I was up in the White Mountains, NH along Crawford Notch State Park and looked up and saw two Warthog A-10 flying canyon maneuvers. I managed to get my phone up fast enough to get a picture of one.
  10. Started a skin for the BF109E just to see how it would work out. I am not too familiar with the German planes. I believe a lot of the Battle for Britain missions have BF109E's (but not sure). If there are other variations in any BoB campaigns you know about let me know. I would like to get all these 1280X1024 skins worked out while this stuff is in my head. At my age that things don't always stay in the brain long. LOL Sine my quest is to play BoB campaigns are there are any other planes I might need please let me know as well.
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