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  1. For sale in good condition is an original Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with the popular and helpful rubber band mod. (Yoke is out of warranty period) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0xNAd73BHo This peripheral has performed flawlessly for well over 10 years, but I have shifted my simming to military aircraft and no longer use it. It comes complete with yoke, throttle quadrant, mounts, manuals, and box. Asking $130 + Shipping Will ship UPS ground (or preferred method) from California to anywhere in the Contiguous US.
  2. Hi, I have the following Saitek products: two Radio Panels, Pedals, Yoke, Trim and Switch Panel. I have P3Dv4 installed with SpadNext and FSUIPC working nicely with these products (except the Switch Panel) along with an EFIS and MCP from GoFlight. I tend to fly the PMDG 737NGX. For some reason, although I can see and configure the Switch Panel in SpadNext, it just does not show up in the Options/Control of P3D, therefore rendered unusable. Any ideas please?
  3. Is it possible or will it be possible to use the Saitek Pro Yoke Modes within ChasePlane? I would like to assign a number of buttons/switches on both the yoke and quadrant in Mode 1 to Chaseplane and assign other Sim functions to the same buttons/switches in Modes 2 & 3
  4. I bought my Saitek Pro Throttle plus extra Throttle Quadrant in October 2008. It's behaved well over the years but I now have two axes displaying signs of dirty potentiometers with spiking during part of the travel. I have watched a couple of videos on YouTube and whilst it's fiddly it does appear to be fairly straightforward to clean them with alcohol. Given its popularity I'm guessing many of you may gave cleaned yours. How did you find it and does it solve the problem long term? Apparently Saitek deliberately use low grade potentiometers made exclusively for them so finding a higher quality alternative is impossible. They want you to buy a new throttle all because something costing a few pence is dirty.
  5. This is my first forum post, and after a while of searching I felt like Avsim is the place to ask. Does anyone know where I could aqquire a desk clamp for the Saitek Cessna yoke system? I recently have purchased this yoke used from a guy online who didn't have the clamp. Any help is appreciated.
  6. cj-ibbotson

    Controller Sensitivities / Deadzones

    Guys, Have any of you modified your controller settings? I have Saitek Proflight yoke and additional throttle quadrant. I applaud PMDG on this amazing aircraft but have always been curious how any aircrafts flight model can be deemed accurate when there's so many different controllers and settings within each. I have zero deadzones and sensitivities are set on full but last night the 738 was banking like an F16 which doesnt seem right :( Any advice guys? Chris Ibbotson
  7. Hi, is it possible to make a backup of my current Saitek X55 bindings in P3D, I intermittently lose them for no apparent reason. Its quite a pain to have to reprogram them all in again. Thank you for any help you can give me. Barry
  8. Thought I'd share this find on Gumtree 2nd hand Saitek pro combat rudder pedals for £65.00 .... I already have a set,so no good to me.. here is the link https://www.gumtree.com/p/video-games-controllers/ads/1269442173?EDID=B46HSBW-KQPACQ-9CSHJ8-Z4ZJK3-O19GKI-v1&CELLID=15084827&utm_source=savedsearches&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily&utm_content=GpA_month
  9. Hi all, I have the Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Yoke, and the rocker switch below the Hat Switch is really loose since I've used the Yoke for a long time. However, when I try to assign that switch to a command in FSX's settings, it responds, so the actual control isn't damaged. With that being said, all I would need would be a replacement switch or a way to repair the loose one. I checked Saitek's site and didn't find anything, so I thought this forum would be the next step. The switch in question is labeled "Button 12," and "Button 13," in FSX's settings. Please assist! Kevin Davis
  10. I received a Logitech Flight Switch Panel for Christmas for my FSX system, and I'm not sure of the proper device drivers/software that is needed. I've had the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System with rudder pedals and throttle quadrant for years. If I remember correctly, back then I was told not to use the Saitek drivers/software and just use FSUIPC. I think that this Logitech Flight Switch Panel is really Saitek. I tried to just plug in the Switch Panel USB into my computer and then fired up FSUIPC, but it didn't recognize it. I'm assuming I need some driver first. I've seen posts for software called Linda? Do I need this? Does that software also contain a driver, or do I use the driver supplied by Logitech? Will I still need FSUIPC? Once whatever is suggested to me, will my original Yoke, Pedals, and throttle quadrant still work? Are there any detailed step by step instructions out there that I can follow? Thanks. -Greg
  11. Hi all. I am struggling to get Linda to make "bigger strokes" when using the X-55 trim buttons (wheel) on the throttle, its painfully slow. I have set up FSUICP according to this thread to make the aileron Trim faster using OFFSET SWORD Increment / Decrement http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=40237#p303155 This works a treat, but as its a button assignment I really want Linda to do this for me not FSUIPC, can anyone help me with the required Linda code please. Many thanks Rog.
  12. Many people complain about the bothersome detent in the pitch axis of this otherwise good product. There have been a number of "improvements" that others have done to counter this issue, such as removing one of the pitch springs, replacing them with other springs, or even one person who re-engineered the product to behave like the CH yoke with side springs which provide both pitch and roll resistance. Still others have cut the bushings and changed lubricants. After trying some of these suggestions, I still was not happy with the performance of this product. So today I decided to open it up for the 101 time. I thought that there must be some simple solution to this problem. I noticed that there are two plastic "horns" on the middle yoke shaft, and equidistant vertical tabs a few inches forward and back of it. This reminded me of a video of improving the CH yoke by attaching rubber bands to these horns. I decided to give rubber bands a try. Though I am not a fan of using rubber bands to fix issues, in this case the application is a good place to use them. I removed the two springs that control the pitch axis resistance and removed the arms to which they were attached to, saving them in case I wanted to go back to the original configuration. I found two identical rubber bands, rather thick and short, and attached one around the horns and front vertical tab, and the other around the horns and rear vertical tab. Finally I took a much smaller and thinner rubber band and simply strapped it across the two horns to secure the 2 main rubber bands upon strong deflection in the pitch axis. To my surprise, I did not need to do anything to secure the rubber bands about the vertical tabs, as the bottom cover of the yoke already has grooves into which these tabs slide into when you put the yoke back together. Its almost if Saitek designed the yoke with such a solution in mind. After putting it all together, its like a whole new yoke. Now I still have not had much time to test this out extensively, but the clunky mechanical detent is not there, and the yoke does return to center quite precisely, behaving more like the CH yoke. The resistance is uniform throughout the axis. Since I am only studying engineering , there may be improvements to this fix. Specifically, there may be a better way to secure the rubber bands from ever slipping off, though I don't think they will. Of course, more expensive rubber bands may help if these wear out. You may choose stronger/weaker rubber bands to suit your tastes. If you find the roll axis too stiff, you might want to remove the roll spring as well, though I find it to work well. The only drawback I have noticed thus far is that pitch resistance is very slightly higher when the yoke is turned, but this is barely noticeable and is just because the rubber bands must stretch more when you turn the yoke. It may also be possible to do this mod with springs instead of rubber bands, though that may be noisy. I may also make a cut on the plastic bushings, as there is still a tiny amount of stiffness when turning, but so far, I feel much more control in pitch. Please feel free to offer improvements. Tom G. Please note that this will void your warranty and I do not take any responsibility if you mess up your yoke. (Though its very unlikely). You may also have to recalibrate your yoke.
  13. I've recently purchased the Saitek H.O.T.A.S X56 Joystick and Throttle and have not been able to use it due to FSX control settings changing the sensitivity level from whatever it was before to 0. It is happening constantly and I haven't found any solution yet. If anyone is having this issue or knows the solution it would be greatly appreciated if you could reply on this topic. Mohammed
  14. I had to reinstall my FSX software yesterday and I'm now having issues with my rudder pedals (Pro Flight Saitek). I am unable to fix the brakes issue, even after I checked the reverse boxes in the controls section for the pedals (toe brakes). The brakes remain on during taxiing and takeoff. The differential braking works fine. Any assistance will be appreciated.
  15. How do I know if my orbx is working. Also, my saitek pro flight throttles jump from 0 x axis, to halfway, then move freely. What do I do to fix this?