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  1. New wheels

    I'm driving an all-wheel drive Acura; had the TL and now the TLX. I'd never go back to two wheel drive, especially up here in Canada in the Winter. Now, another question is, who makes airplane sounds while driving? :-)
  2. Are you looking to fly fixed wing or helis? The Warthog has a bit of a center detent that I found threw off my fine control when flying helicopters, but it was fine for fixed wing. There are some online tutorials on how to smooth out the center, but this involves disassembly and careful sanding, and lubrication of the ball at the base of the joystick - probably a warranty voider. Cheers, Phil
  3. I had a hard time telling the difference with the new textures, so I took screenshots before and after installing the HD textures; the only difference that I see is that things like the texture on the glare shield and yoke look a little better, but important items like button labels don't look any better, and if fact, some of them are worse (the VOR/DME label under the auto/manual nav tuning button, for example) I really don't see any value to this add-on.
  4. Just a followup to my post; DSD sent me a testing utility that showed that all of the outputs are working so it looks like neither P3D nor X-Plane poll fast enough to catch the short button press signals. I've installed FSUIPC in P3D and set the button polling to 10 ms and this seems to help a bit but still doesn't catch all of the button presses. I looked into writing my own handler that would maybe capture the button presses and then send the appropriate event via SimConnect; I can capture all of the button presses but can only get a few of the controls to accept events. At least I know it's not an issue with the hardware itself. Cheers, Phil
  5. Hi, all, Just wondering if anyone out there has tried the DSD FLT1 button box with either P3D or X-Plane? I just received mine, but I'm having issues with both the rotary encoders and the on/off switches - they're both sending very intermittent button pulses; even in Windows Game Controller properties, where you can see each button press, they're very intermittent. I've tried a couple of different USB ports, both directly on the PC (no hub) and a second computer with the same results. Thanks, Phil
  6. I ran into a similar issue where most of the time, I couldn't engage the reverser lock (even though sometimes the yellow reverse lights would come on), and when I could, when applied reverse thrust, even though the animated controls moved backwards, the plane would accelerate forwards. I'm using a CH Products quad. What I found what that if the four throttles where out of sync at all, which is most of the time, with four controls, I would have issues. My solution was to use the CH Control Manager and putting in dead zones and specific range values at the detent so that when the controls are in the detent, they all send out the same value. Note that if you use the Control Manager, it creates new virtual joysticks so you have to remap your controls to these new joysticks. Cheers, Phil