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GregP

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  1. This is really outstanding work.  I've been wondering for YEARS now how DCS has somehow never had a livery manager made by the user community when it seems that every other flight sim out there has.  So I really appreciate the work you've put into this!

    Understanding that this is a command-line utility rather than a GUI, I wanted to pose this question: manually importing DCS user files IDs or links is a very different process from how I currently install skins, and I'm wondering if there's any possibility of your tool eventually being able to be just be set as 'open with' in Windows right-click menu?  I tend to download a whole bunch of skins at once and then import them into OVGME.  In other words, do you foresee any means of using your tool to operate on individual already-downloaded skin zip files?  For me at least, that would tremendously boost its utility.  

  2. After much too long I am finally putting some time into the MiG-29 and recently started the Over the Hump campaign. Twice in the first two missions at some point I’ve had the above letters show up on the left side of the HUD halfway down the tape. I guess this would transliterate to SDP, but does anybody know what it means?

  3. 9 hours ago, walmis said:

    I'm hoping I will be able to start selling these electronics kits for anyone that wants to build own FFB joysticks. And later some finished builds, similarily how Prusa started with 3D printers 🙂

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wow, this looks incredible.  As I possess zero ability to do anything beyond very basic wood work, I would absolutely be a day-one customer for a finished build! So I'm hoping you get to that point soon.

  4. I hope Mikhail doesn’t mind me posting this here, but I’m selling mine here and so could save people in the US some waiting time if they’re interested.

     

    I had no complaints with the collective at all, really loved it but just decided to use a different one.

  5.  
    Default setting works fine for spring centering sticks.    Its just depends on your "style".
    AFAIK going back to the Black Shark days.
    Default:   When trim is released stick inputs are "dead" for 0.5 seconds until stick inputs are "read" as normal.  (you have half a second to return the stick to center)
    Central:  When trim is released Stick input is dead until the stick is returned to center.

    Very interesting, I stand corrected then. This is where, again, clarification direct from ED would be incredibly helpful. I seem to recall that the trimmer options in one of the other modules was changed at some point such that instead of there being the default option of 0.5 seconds to return to center, and the center trimmer method where you have infinite time to return to center, one of them was dropped to make it simpler for users. Maybe I’m wrong on that but I thought I recalled that happening.

    Either way, if you’re saying the default option works for you and you have 0.5 seconds to return to center, that’s good to know and I’ll give that a try tonight.
  6. 5 hours ago, GregP said:

    Yes, VitMax thank you for such a helpful post explaining both the way it is supposed to work and the bug. Your explanation I think answers most of the questions that we all have been having about the trim system up to this point.

    Until the bug is fixed, this also suggests that the bug’s effect can be minimized by doing frequent trimming and thus not allowing big differences in cyclic position to accrue between trimming. That would argue for doing lots of press and releases as we move the stick instead of the press move release or move press release methods that presumably most of us have been doing up to now. However, for those of us with spring sticks, having to constantly move the stick back to center after every press and release would get annoying very quickly, so I wonder if therefore we should try the default FFB option in the special options menu?

     

    OK no, I just verified that choosing 'default' makes things worse, as this option is clearly intended for FFB sticks where it is not assumed that the stick will return to center after being trimmed.  From some more testing and looking at the controls indicator, it can clearly be seen the Central Position option is most suited to sticks with springs, but by its nature it's not possible to do multiple small trims rather than one big one, since stick input is ignored until returned to center.

     

    Additionally, whenever the trimmer button is released and stick returned to center, immediately upon returning to center a slight 'bump' is seen in the direction the stick was trimmed.  This must be the bug that VitMax cited and that everyone has noticed as the additional undesired movement of the cyclic after they've trimmed.  Doesn't seem to be any way around either of these problems until the bug is fixed.

  7. Yes, VitMax thank you for such a helpful post explaining both the way it is supposed to work and the bug. Your explanation I think answers most of the questions that we all have been having about the trim system up to this point.

    Until the bug is fixed, this also suggests that the bug’s effect can be minimized by doing frequent trimming and thus not allowing big differences in cyclic position to accrue between trimming. That would argue for doing lots of press and releases as we move the stick instead of the press move release or move press release methods that presumably most of us have been doing up to now. However, for those of us with spring sticks, having to constantly move the stick back to center after every press and release would get annoying very quickly, so I wonder if therefore we should try the default FFB option in the special options menu?

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  8. 12 hours ago, chbn said:

    But, in case you don´t want to remove the springs, and you wish to release the trimmer switch? Well, before you do this proceedure, you will have to remember the right position where you trimmed your joystick, and you will heve to place it on the same way, otherwise your helicopter may be a little uncontrolled when you release the trimmer switch.

     

     

    Can you explain this part more?  I can't quite understand what you mean here.

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