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Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 08-21-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By symowallo
Good point! It ought to be good for the price...

Good point! It ought to be good for the price they're asking :)
Forum: Saitek 08-13-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By symowallo
Per above, (refer to my comment regarding “base...

Per above, (refer to my comment regarding “base rotaries”) I use the volume knobs for things like HMD brightness and wing sweep. You could also use it for light/HUD brightness.
Forum: Saitek 08-13-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
I used a bunch of ferrite cores with 3mm inner...

I used a bunch of ferrite cores with 3mm inner diameter and 5mm inner diameter.

For example, here's some in 3mm:...
Forum: Saitek 08-11-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By symowallo
In addition: - For the virtual mouse, I use...

In addition:

- For the virtual mouse, I use that as the TDC as it's an axis and works really well for that.

- For the bottom 4 way in your picture, I use that for radar range up/down (Right MFD...
Forum: Saitek 08-11-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By symowallo
I map the antenna elevation to the top wheel. I...

I map the antenna elevation to the top wheel. I map the pushbutton function of that wheel to SRS1 (not that I use this yet - I am using Discord as I am only doing multiplayer with my kids at the...
Forum: Saitek 08-10-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
2 weeks later, no ghosting. Gave it to my son to...

2 weeks later, no ghosting. Gave it to my son to thrash and he reports no ghosting. Pretty happy with that fix - wasn't too difficult and it was cheap.
Forum: Saitek 07-30-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
Happy to say that I’ve had no more ghosting in...

Happy to say that I’ve had no more ghosting in the last 8 missions that I’ve flown in the last week, after performing my ferrite core “upgrade”.

It’ll be interesting to see how it goes while the...
Forum: Saitek 07-29-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By symowallo
Ghosting? Is it occurring with the throttle or...

Ghosting? Is it occurring with the throttle or the stick? Which buttons/switches specifically?
Forum: Saitek 07-28-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By symowallo
Sounds like you need to open it up and check to...

Sounds like you need to open it up and check to see whether you bumped some of the wire harnesses; that’s the only reason I can think of.
Forum: Saitek 07-28-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By symowallo
It’s disgusting stuff. Only reason I got rid of...

It’s disgusting stuff. Only reason I got rid of some grease is because it basically came off on the bench when it was upside down as I was fixing the internals. You’re absolutely right in not using...
Forum: Saitek 07-27-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By symowallo
Since opening mine up to repair it and getting...

Since opening mine up to repair it and getting rid of some of the grease, I've found it to be much better. I didn't get rid of all of it, just some of the excess.
Forum: Saitek 07-27-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By symowallo
Fellow newbie to newbie... I too have an X56 and...

Fellow newbie to newbie... I too have an X56 and F/A-18 and I'm also a month or two into it. I spent so much time tweaking mine but I'm fairly happy with it now.

Basically, I followed Grim...
Forum: VKB-SIM Flight Gear 07-25-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,088
Posted By symowallo
Hoping to order one of these (AU) however they...

Hoping to order one of these (AU) however they have been delisted from VKB's AliExpress shop. I assume that's because they're out of stock. Hopefully they can get the factories moving again!
Forum: Saitek 07-25-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
All good, thanks for the suggestions. However...

All good, thanks for the suggestions. However I've tried all of that. Every USB combo I could think of. I've got a dedicated powered USB3 hub, a PCI-E 7 port USB3 powered card - all sorts of stuff....
Forum: Saitek 07-24-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
Basically, the landing gear will activate, master...

Basically, the landing gear will activate, master arm/on off, etc etc - at random times. If I'm slow enough, the gear will come down at random times (irrespective of aircraft). It was funny doing...
Forum: Saitek 07-22-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
Hey mate, answers inline... Yes ...

Hey mate, answers inline...


Yes

Have tried with 30cm USB3 extension and without. No difference.

DCS

It's random - basically any of the base switches will activate randomly. In the...
Forum: Saitek 07-20-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
Yep, using the latest drivers, latest everything....

Yep, using the latest drivers, latest everything. I've put it on a separate hub, separate PCI-E USB3 card, etc etc. I've done everything I can think of.

It was in the X56 application that I had...
Forum: Saitek 07-19-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
Yeah it's not a perfect stick but as far as...

Yeah it's not a perfect stick but as far as sticks go, the X56 ain't too bad. Not great, based on what I've seen in forums online, but it's OK, I just have to program about 5 units of deadzone on all...
Forum: Saitek 07-19-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
Pulled the throttle apart yesterday (twice, I...

Pulled the throttle apart yesterday (twice, I might add...)

Added 7 extra ferrite cores to complement the one that's already there, also pulled apart the left throttle half so I could get to the...
Forum: New User Briefing Room 07-13-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 35,396
Posted By symowallo
See, those last 2 replies show exactly what the...

See, those last 2 replies show exactly what the problem is. One said "Read the manual", whilst the other said in a condescending manner "Go to the search box in Google and type what you're looking...
Forum: New User Briefing Room 07-12-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 35,396
Posted By symowallo
Great post! Thanks Pac-Man. Much more helpful...

Great post! Thanks Pac-Man. Much more helpful than just saying "Read the manual" or "The documentation is all in one place" because the best aggregated information comes from a multitude of sources...
Forum: New User Briefing Room 07-11-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 35,396
Posted By symowallo
Good post and as someone returning back to sims...

Good post and as someone returning back to sims from about 15 years absence, I totally agree with most of what the OP is saying. It's easy for us to forget what's difficult about a sim until we're...
Forum: Saitek 07-09-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By symowallo
X56: has anyone truly fixed the throttle ghosting issue?

Hi all

Have a fairly new (3 months) X56, awaiting Logitech to get stock so I can have a replacement throttle shipped to me - very frustrating delay, but patience is a virtue... so they say. (I had...
Forum: New User Briefing Room 07-09-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By symowallo
DCS noob but long time simmer

Hi all

Long time lurker, first time poster. Have been into sims since the Commodore 64. Microprose Gunship back in 1987 as a teenager and went on from there. Missed out on an air force pilot...
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