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  1. So how does one manage keybindings across multiple controllers in FSX? Do you go through each contorller in the drop down list and add/remove the keybindings you want that one to handle? The key problem I'm trying to solve right now is I've got a Warthog HOTAS, CH Throttle quadrant and a CH Yoke currently plugged in. I'm using the HOTAS for DCS, the throttle quadrant for the P-47 (so many levers...) and wanted to use the CH yoke for FSX GA aircraft, however, the way FSX seem to have set things up by default, among other things, I appear to have multiple axis controlling the mixture, and I'm not entirely sure which ones it has auto-bound. Needless to say, having different axis popping in and setting key controls to, say, idle cut-off, unexpectedly does pose some issues. Recommendations? How do people typically trace what's been bound where? Thank you, Harry Voyager
  2. For me, at least, VR is a high essential for flight sims. I tried Track IR twice before giving up on it (three diopers of astigmatism make side view essentially useless for interpreting instruments, and TrackIR depends heavily on the ability to read in your peripheral vision) and I'm frankly surprised at the sheer vehemence I'm seeing from some posters arguing on the purported 'uselessness' of VR. Having both eyes is of value. While the technology is not mature, it is still a gamechanger for flight sims. I probably won't be flying in 2020 until they implement VR support. That said, I expect it will be coming, sooner than we think, and I would be unsurprised to see it come with XBox VR support as well. What the dev said was, they have seen many bad implementations of VR, and want to make sure they can do a good implementation before they put it into FS2020. I expect if that is the route they take, FS2020 will be the killer app for VR adoption, but we shall see.
  3. @E69_Brisafresca So apparently, with the combination of discounts going, one can get Texas and Oklahoma for $60, $10 less than just getting Texas alone... Yes, I can see how one can spend a tremendous amount of money on this quite quickly. The lower 48 are available on sale, only $750 plus $150 shipping. I think I'm ok running without GPS for the moment; my background is WWII era stuff, and even the DCS planes I've been flying are a bit to old to have it, so I'd rather focus on cross-compatible skills for the moment. One thing I'm still looking for info on is how to manage the bindings on multiple controllers? Do I essentially need to go to each connected controller under the FSX menu and unbind everything that I don't want that controller activating? I've run into a couple of YouTube tutorials that involve going into the config files to adjust the control behavior. Also, how exactly does the joystick input get map to the aircraft control response? Is it, N units joystick deflection maps to Y units of force of the aircraft control stick, or a more simple N units of joystick deflection maps to Y units of aircraft control deflection? Thank you, Harry Voyager
  4. @E69_BrisafrescaThank you. I'll have to read through those and start getting things set up. Considering I was typing in the airports. I consider that an acceptable number of errors (though I will say, phone autocorrect has both ruined/spoiled me over the years. Back in my day, I had to type the whole message up in word, then transcribe it back into the web browser to get decent spell check...) Agreed with minimizing spending until we see what 2020 is looking like. I'd originally been planning on just running stock FSX with the A2A Bonanza, but after seeing what the stock terrain is like, I wanted to see if there is anything better. (That and having major controls bind in weird ways: having two axis run the same mixture may result in unexpected engine cut-offs...) And given what I'm reading from the Pilot's handbook of Aeronautics, I may want to even wait until there's a good steam gauge Bonanza available too. We shall see. As I've said, 2020 is looking very promising.
  5. So, getting into GA flight sims, and trying to use my CH Flight Yoke with it, however I'm finding it has a distinct tendency to some off of my desk, particularly during periods where I'm using a good bit of backforce. Landing was fun.... Has anyone else had issues with that, and what sort of things people did to fix it? I'm wondering if it is because my desk has a bit of a lip on the underside, and I'm wondering if the clamp is simply rolling off of it under pressure. Thank you, Harry Voyager
  6. So starting out in GA flight sims. Got a copy of FSX-SE and the A2A Bonanza V33B, and starting to get everything configured and figure out what needs to be set up. I've been flying combat sims for years so I've got he basics of how to get a plane roughly where I intend to, but haven;'t really dug into the mechanics of navigation, operation in airspace, flight planning, etc, and the FS2020 trailers got me hyped enough I want to try and start figuring that out while I wait to see how it goes. So what I'm looking for right no are good setup guides for FSX, and suggestions on freeware add-ons that I should load into it, and if anyone knows of a decent North Texas map. I can live without it, but it would be nice if one is out there. I'm holding off on diving in until after we see what FS2020 is like. If it turns out to be good, I'll probably go dive into 2020, otherwise, if it turns out to be not so great, and I'm hooked on this, I'll probably dive into Prepar3d, so FSX is sort of a gap filler for the moment, but I definitely plan on using it to get the flight ops more or less down first. Recommendations? Thank you, Harry Voyager
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