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Luis Hernandez

How Is The G-pad Pro Gyroscopic Gamepad?

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Has anybody tried this?http://www.fspilotshop.com/product_info.ph...products_id=954http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.p...products_id=118Is it there any advantage comparing it with a standard gamepad? I mean, when using the motion control, can I use the 2 sticks for other things (one for rudder and something else, and the other one for the hat switch) or the left stick is just a backup of the motion control for when I'm tired of it? I'm thinking about getting a gamepad for when I have to travel with my laptop and I have to leave my joystick at home, and this seems interesting. What do you think?Thanks in advance.Best regards from ColombiaLuis Miguel

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Six months and no one said anything, so I'll answer myself: I bought it (very cheap, even for a poor Colombian :() and set it up as many people has recommended here in the forums:- Throttle and rudder in the right joystick: The rudder works as usual, but for the throttle, I took an approach suggested here (but using FSUIPC): I divided its travel in 5 different zones, in this order (top-down): Throttle Increase, Throttle Increase Small, dead zone, Throttle Reduce Small, and Throttle Reduce. Excellent when you have visual feedback of the throttle lever position in FS.- The left joystick is a backup for the motion sensors. So, if the built-in accelerometers fail (or my wrists are tired), I can press the Mode button and switch to the left joystick. However, the Y-axis (pitch) looks reversed or at least, not designed for flying.- The left keypad: by default, it's the same as a hat switch in a conventional joystick. I left it untouched.With the motion sensors there is a weird feeling of being always in trim, with no forces trying to center your "yoke". But it's very comfortable for travel, specially when you travel home every 3-6 weeks with no space in baggage for the joystick (and your ex-g/f has your older joystick). The included drivers do not work in Vista, however, the default MS ones are OK. You'll lose the vibration feedback, but that's something I don't miss.Best regards from Colombia,Luis Miguel

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