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Forum: Home Cockpits 03-25-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By DeadMeat
Chiming in here - thanks for your work on DCS...

Chiming in here - thanks for your work on DCS BIOS, Ian. I'm having a lot of fun building stuff with it.. Hope to see you back sometime
Forum: Home Cockpits 02-14-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 153,208
Posted By DeadMeat
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: Thrustmaster 01-31-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
Yes it's night and day right? For the other...

Yes it's night and day right? For the other buttons you should consider P1-11118 which has a slightly lower force but easier on your pinky and index finger.. For the paddle you should still go for...
Forum: Object Errors 12-20-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By DeadMeat
[REPORTED]SAS Engage switches missing red elastomer seal

Nitpicking now.. But the 4 SAS engage switches are missing the characteristic red elastomer seal at the base of the levers. IIRC they should look like the Anti-skid and Anti-collision light switches.
Forum: Home Cockpits 12-16-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,326
Posted By DeadMeat
Psst.. You could strap a real landing gear switch...

Psst.. You could strap a real landing gear switch to the side of your box https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=220201
These things pop up on ebay from time to time..
Forum: Thrustmaster 10-21-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
Yup, I made a thread on it here...

Yup, I made a thread on it here https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=220201

Basically it's just a used gear switch out of a Tornado I found on EBay. It's wired up to an Arduino nano running...
Forum: Thrustmaster 10-21-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
Try https://www.peerlesselectronics.com if you're...

Try https://www.peerlesselectronics.com if you're in the US, otherwise https://www.mouser.com is a good source or Ebay if you're lucky.
Forum: Home Cockpits 10-19-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By DeadMeat
Have a look here...

Have a look here https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=140340
Forum: Home Cockpits 10-05-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
:thumbup: Good job troubleshooting the thing....

:thumbup: Good job troubleshooting the thing. It's part of the learning experience messing with these things. Always nice when it pays off!
Forum: Home Cockpits 10-03-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 220,616
Posted By DeadMeat
Ya mean this? https://i.imgur.com/F8mrTb5.jpg

Ya mean this?
https://i.imgur.com/F8mrTb5.jpg
Forum: Home Cockpits 10-01-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
Well, we're getting somewhere with this thing :) ...

Well, we're getting somewhere with this thing :)

I'm not sure why the solenoid doesn't pop back off upon landing/restart though. I'm not an electronics expert but I wonder if the MOSFET has...
Forum: Thrustmaster 10-01-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 48,046
Posted By DeadMeat
Yes please :) we need that FCC3 footprint

Yes please :) we need that FCC3 footprint
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-29-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
The sparkfun one was just an example (that I...

The sparkfun one was just an example (that I haven't tried myself) but if your power supply is bad and doesn't supply what it's supposed to it could explain the problem. I would go for at least 12V...
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-28-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
Not sure what the problem is though 0.5A supply...

Not sure what the problem is though 0.5A supply could be cutting it close, but to be sure you could measure the resistance over the coil and see what it will draw. I measured 40 ohms I think (0.3A at...
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-19-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
Sickdog, that's just fantastic! I know a few...

Sickdog, that's just fantastic!
I know a few folks around here have these gear handles laying around, so hopefully you'll have inspired them to get theirs hooked up as well.
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-18-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
Looks good! The circuit is similar to mine. It is...

Looks good! The circuit is similar to mine. It is really simple actually, you need to hook this up the same way you would a toggle switch. As I mentioned above I would recommend that you get DCS BIOS...
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-16-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
I can confirm that gear animation arguments are...

I can confirm that gear animation arguments are the same for at least the
A-10C
AJS37
AV-8B N/A
F-5E
F-14,
F/A-18C
F-86F
L-39
M-2000C
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-10-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
Well as luck has it I have found a new way to...

Well as luck has it I have found a new way to determine WoW that is more realistic and does away with reading gauges..

DCS-BIOS can output the state of all animation arguments for the external...
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-09-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,062
Posted By DeadMeat
Has anyone tried this particular model? Well feel...

Has anyone tried this particular model? Well feel free to chime in if you have..

It is different from mine for sure, but I guess the functions should be similar. You have the pin diagram printed...
Forum: Controller Questions and Bugs 09-03-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 31,576
Posted By DeadMeat
Guys, regarding the FLIR switch issues it seems...

Guys, regarding the FLIR switch issues it seems that the latest updates have changed some things, including how the LTD/R ARM position is implemented.

Not sure which version of the F18 library...
Forum: Thrustmaster 08-27-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
Looks great :thumbup: The warthog...

Looks great :thumbup:



The warthog discussion is in Debolestis' thread https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3240303&postcount=495
Note that he uses P8 switches I think so they have shorter...
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-25-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By DeadMeat
Excellent work there buddy. Let us know how it...

Excellent work there buddy. Let us know how it goes with the wiring and mmjoy box.

Space is a bit tight in the handle necks so routing could be tricky, but as long as you're dealing with digital...
Forum: Thrustmaster 08-24-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
I should probably clarify - the stock push...

I should probably clarify - the stock push buttons on the Hornet are the exact same as on the Warthog so if you were satisfied with those you should be golden.

I mean I used to be pretty happy...
Forum: Thrustmaster 08-23-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
Yes that's how mine felt as well out of the box....

Yes that's how mine felt as well out of the box. The stock buttons are pretty mushy and have a very muted click at the end of the stroke. With the OTTO buttons there is no doubt when you make...
Forum: Thrustmaster 08-20-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By DeadMeat
TM F/A-18C Hornet grip disassembly and OTTO upgrade

Just a heads up, guys - the friendly engineers at Thrustmaster made it easy to swap their stock TM buttons with OTTO buttons to massively improve the clickity on the new Hornet grip same as what you...
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