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  1. Gents, thanks for your responses. Thanks for fetching that program Jim, it seems to work great for extending the sleep threshold. It certainly helps on, for example, landings, where I have to take care of a billion things, and on the ground (it thrusts up fully virtually every time it disconnects, which is very annoying) and allows me to rest assured it won't disconnect while I pay attention to those things. However, unless I want to keep my joystick awake for 1-3 hours nonstop (which would kill - nay, murder the batteries), the issue of sporadic and unpredictable input when I eventually reconnect it remains. A workaround I've devised for when I connect is to pause the sim and make sure there is no sudden input on the virtual yoke (and if so, correct before unpausing). It's annoying but it works somewhat. However, it doesn't apply when the joystick disconnects (although I think I could use Caffeine to pause just before it sleeps). I'm now assuming that there doesn't seem to be any way to prevent that spazzing upon disconnecting/connecting? In all honesty, it wouldn't be so bad if I could tell when it happens, but it seems totally random. Sent from my iPod
  2. Hello, I've been using a trusty wireless Logitech Freedom 2.4 for a long time now, and it's great. I do also have the CH yoke and rudder pedals, but they are uncomfortable and awkward for me to use on my desk setup, plus it's a very big hassle to set them up each time I have to play. The joystick, on the other hand, is much more convenient. Since it's wireless, it will auto disconnect after a minute or two of inactivity, which is no problem. Pressing any button on it will get it to reconnect. However, occaissionaly and unpredictably, my aircraft will spazz the heck out as it disconnects/reconnects. I've had so many otherwise perfect takeoffs and landings ruined because of this, causing my aircraft to suddenly pitch up or down dramatically. Everytime I fly, I have to constantly worry about whether this will happen or not. In fact, I just had another landing at EGGW spoiled by this. As I was on final, about 5 miles off, and connecting my joystick to take over manually, my plane suddenly pitched up at least 40 degrees. I did manage to recover and land it, but it left a very bitter taste in my mouth because it just destroyed all the immersion I had and basically screwed the entire two hour flight, and this was only one of many times. There is no way to avoid it. I realize that wired peripherals are more reliable and generally the way to go. But my current financial circumstances do not allow me to purchase another joystick (and besides, I love everything else about this joystick). Has anyone else with a wireless joystick had/solved this issue? There has to be some way around this. If anyone could suggest a solution or even a temporary fix that has worked for them, I would be very grateful. This little thing is completely spoiling my flight sim experience.