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Saitek panels with the 777

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Hey guys.

 

Needed to know of all the possible compatibility issues with the Saitek autopilot module with the 777.I have got the switch panel and i understand that it would work with spad and linda.Not sure about the autopilot module.If someone could please shed some light on it.Thanks.

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The switch panel should work with a registered version of FSuiPC. I have done it with the MD-11 in the past. Recording the knob and tell FSuiPC what knob to turn. Fun but time consuming. I also had the radio panel working.

 

To sync the displays between saitek and FSX is a different story and is a difficult topic in the flightsim world. You can google it why and I am not even sure if PMDG or Avsim likes a saitek topic in their forums.

 

If the NGX works with Linda, sqad then there is hope. But we have to wait for the SDK to be released and then wait untill someone picks it up for saitek.

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The switch panel should work with a registered version of FSuiPC. I have done it with the MD-11 in the past. Recording the knob and tell FSuiPC what knob to turn. Fun but time consuming. I also had the radio panel working.

 

To sync the displays between saitek and FSX is a different story and is a difficult topic in the flightsim world. You can google it why and I am not even sure if PMDG or Avsim likes a saitek topic in their forums.

 

If the NGX works with Linda, sqad then there is hope. But we have to wait for the SDK to be released and then wait untill someone picks it up for saitek.

Iam sure that the panel would increase realism, however i realy wish it would work as intended, ortherwise it would be a waste of alot if money.Anywhich ways its arriving in another 2 hours.Lets hope for the best.

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Yeah I know.

 

I have many of their panels lying around wasting space. The radio panel, autopilot panel, second throttle and switch panel are collecting dust :).

 

Just Google it why Saitek isn't favored in the flightsim community and you will understand why getting support for it is so hard.

 

I fly the 777 only with their throttle and do the rest by switching the VC knobs. Maybe one day when the SDK is released I can use the rest as well.

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I use the radio and multi panels.

 

The radio panel works as-is with every addon i have, including the PMDG 777/737/MD11. 

 

The multi panel had limited out-of-the-box functionality. Most(if not all) of the autopilot functions dont work, but the AT switch will usually function, and the flaps lever will work. What i find it most handy for is the trim wheel.

 

This guy has a fairly detailed tutorial on how to incorporate FSUIPC, LINDA and SPAD to get all the functions to work:

 

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