Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
yanfeng12342000

Is there a way to connect the flight joystick wirelessly

Recommended Posts

I haven't found a wireless flight joystick, and I think there are none presently. But is there any way to connect the joystick to some device which can be connected to the compute wirelessly?

I think wireless is the future and the way to go. Really wish Thrustmaster and Logitech could see this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, yanfeng12342000 said:

I haven't found a wireless flight joystick, and I think there are none presently. But is there any way to connect the joystick to some device which can be connected to the compute wirelessly?

I think wireless is the future and the way to go. Really wish Thrustmaster and Logitech could see this.

There would be no way to currently achieve this with existing devices as the devices would still require electricity even if you found a way for the device to communicate with the computer.

I personally do not share the thought process of wireless being the future for flight sim equipment. It doesn't seem compatible with it's use.

You are essentially asking for your device to have more expense and a shorter lifespan to save the few minutes of cable organisation.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1

Currently circumnavigating the world in a mix of Cessna and Piper aircraft. 

My Default Setup; MSFS, Honeycomb Alpha, Thrustmaster Hotas X, TrackIR, Samsung Galaxy Tab, JustFlight Piper Arrow. Simworks Quest Kodiak 100. 

Wishlist; Honeycomb Bravo, Honeycomb Charlie.

1:400 Airline Model Collector.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wireless USB hubs have been available for several years and some you can run off a power-brick. They tend to introduce latency to the controller. This probably isn't an issue with slower fixed wing aircraft but will reveal itself with fighter jets and helicopters

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Gadget FPV said:

You could use a Wireless Usb Hub...

How would the device receive power?


Currently circumnavigating the world in a mix of Cessna and Piper aircraft. 

My Default Setup; MSFS, Honeycomb Alpha, Thrustmaster Hotas X, TrackIR, Samsung Galaxy Tab, JustFlight Piper Arrow. Simworks Quest Kodiak 100. 

Wishlist; Honeycomb Bravo, Honeycomb Charlie.

1:400 Airline Model Collector.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rudiii said:

How would the device receive power?

From the wireless USB hub which is powered

  • Like 1

vatsim s3

1133704.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, wims80 said:

From the wireless USB hub which is powered

So does the USB hub plug into the PC or the Joystick?

Because either way, I still can't see how electricity makes it to the joystick? 

Edited by Rudiii

Currently circumnavigating the world in a mix of Cessna and Piper aircraft. 

My Default Setup; MSFS, Honeycomb Alpha, Thrustmaster Hotas X, TrackIR, Samsung Galaxy Tab, JustFlight Piper Arrow. Simworks Quest Kodiak 100. 

Wishlist; Honeycomb Bravo, Honeycomb Charlie.

1:400 Airline Model Collector.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Rudiii said:

So does the USB hub plug into the PC or the Joystick?

The USB hub is connected wirelessly to the PC, but its connected to a power socket to get power. The joystick is connected to the hub


vatsim s3

1133704.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, wims80 said:

The USB hub is connected wirelessly to the PC, but its connected to a power socket to get power. The joystick is connected to the hub

Oh I get you.

So the connection is only wireless to the PC. You remove the USB cable but replace it with a power cable plugged into the wall socket.


Currently circumnavigating the world in a mix of Cessna and Piper aircraft. 

My Default Setup; MSFS, Honeycomb Alpha, Thrustmaster Hotas X, TrackIR, Samsung Galaxy Tab, JustFlight Piper Arrow. Simworks Quest Kodiak 100. 

Wishlist; Honeycomb Bravo, Honeycomb Charlie.

1:400 Airline Model Collector.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, yanfeng12342000 said:

I think there are none presently

There was a Logitech wireless stick, the Freedom 2.4. I don´t know if it's still in production. It's very similar to the Extreme 3D Pro in functionality.


Best regards,
Luis Hernández 20px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png20px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png

Main rig: self built, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 4.4 GHz, 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Nvidia RTX3060 Ti 8GB, 256 GB M.2 SSD (OS+apps) + 1 TB SATA III SSD (sims) + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (storage), Viewsonic VX2458-MHD 1920x1080@23-144 Hz (yeah, G-Sync compatible), Windows 10 Pro. Runing P3D 5.3 and MSFS2020 there.

Mobile rig: ASUS TUF FX504GD (Intel i5 8300H @ 2.3-3.7 GHz; 2x8 GB DDR4-2666 RAM; Nvidia GTX 1050 2 GB; 256 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB SATA III SSD as storage; Windows 10 Home). Running P3D 4.5, FSX-SE and FS9 there.

VKB Gladiator NXT Premium Left + GNX THQ as primary controllers. Xbox Series X|S wireless controller as standby/travel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Rudiii said:

Oh I get you.

So the connection is only wireless to the PC. You remove the USB cable but replace it with a power cable plugged into the wall socket.

Or in some cases you can use a power brick (rechargeable battery bank) so not needing AC power

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Luis Hernandez said:

There was a Logitech wireless stick, the Freedom 2.4. I don´t know if it's still in production. It's very similar to the Extreme 3D Pro in functionality.

Wow there is...was indeed such a product in...windows 98 era! So it's possible, but for some reason it's not welcomed by the market.

Thank yo all for the suggestion. I see no sensible way of doing this currently. What a pity!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
×
×
  • Create New...