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Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 11-08-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By Terry Dactil
Does aileron deflection match the roll rate? I...

Does aileron deflection match the roll rate?
I think probably not. I imagine V squared would be in the equation somewhere.
As a pilot I don't care about what aileron displacement I get.
I think I...
Forum: Multi Monitor 09-17-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Terry Dactil
Cursor invisible but working on startup screen - FIXED

I haven't seen this mentioned before, so I thought this might help anyone with the same problem.


I have a 3 screen setup, but use only the larger center screen for DCS.
194144


The DCS...
Forum: Input and Output 09-09-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Terry Dactil
Thanks for the kind thought, but that is not...

Thanks for the kind thought, but that is not necessary.
Like you I have been helped a lot by this forum, and I just want to contribute something in return.
Also, it is quite satisfying for me to...
Forum: Home Cockpits 09-09-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Terry Dactil
+1 for the Anycubic I3 Mega. I have been using...

+1 for the Anycubic I3 Mega.
I have been using one and I am very happy with its performance.
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-09-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By Terry Dactil
For anyone who does not like the previous version...

For anyone who does not like the previous version as it looks like a mixture control lever operating their landing gear, here is one with a more standard looking wheel on it.
191732

191733
STL...
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-07-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By Terry Dactil
BlacleyCole: If you are referring to my post...

BlacleyCole:
If you are referring to my post above and not to Blue73.
Sorry, this is just a hobby for me and I expect the postage from Australia would make it uneconomic for you.
However, you are...
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-07-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By Terry Dactil
Great minds .... etc. I also came to the...

Great minds .... etc.
I also came to the conclusion that a bit of 3D printing can improve the VR experience.
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(The yellow lever is for setting the Harrier's nozzle angle. It has a detent at...
Forum: Input and Output 07-31-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Terry Dactil
Warthog mod - Harrier Nozzle lever

I have been using the Warthog throttle slider to set the Harrier's nozzle angle.

Adjusting the axis curve to set the 82° hover setting at the weak detent at 50% travel kinda worked, but gave...
Forum: Virtual Reality 07-27-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By Terry Dactil
With right-click now working on the touch...

With right-click now working on the touch controllers they are now very useful in the VR cockpit, so I have put holsters on the side of the chair for easy access.
Saves a lot of groping around if...
Forum: Input and Output 07-21-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Terry Dactil
I stay with one brand on the assumption that I...

I stay with one brand on the assumption that I won't have to change any settings when I change to different colored filaments. Seems to work.
The filament is the Chinese E-DA brand, readily...
Forum: Input and Output 07-20-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Terry Dactil
I am using an 'Anycubic I3 Mega'. Costs less than...

I am using an 'Anycubic I3 Mega'. Costs less than AUD400 now in OZ, and it works flawlessly. I was amazed that I could print male and female threads and they matched perfectly. Close working...
Forum: Input and Output 07-20-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Terry Dactil
I'm using the free version of Fusion360. It is an...

I'm using the free version of Fusion360. It is an incredible program and seems capable of just about anything. I'm way down on the learning curve (I have just got to about 'V1 rotate' in aviation...
Forum: Input and Output 07-20-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
TWC_Alamo: As we are both using Fusion360 the...

TWC_Alamo:
As we are both using Fusion360 the native format should work:
Try this then:
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(I had to zip it to get this accepted as an attachment).
I see that the latest pro (paid)...
Forum: Input and Output 07-19-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Terry Dactil
Warthog joystick extensio - 3d printed (part 2)

This is version 2 of my 3d printed extension for the Warthog joystick.
190251 190252
Because the unit is mounted on a chair, the handle is low down at thigh level. Therefore I want the handle to...
Forum: Input and Output 07-19-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
TWC_Alamo: Sorry to see you are having...

TWC_Alamo:
Sorry to see you are having problems.
I have only managed to break the one part, which is understandable considering how much force can be applied to it.
I have had no trouble with...
Forum: Input and Output 07-17-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
Ooops.... :( I have managed to break the...

Ooops.... :(

I have managed to break the lower nut retainer.
If you hit the gimbals stops the leverage on that part is pretty fierce.
It is also acting along the layers which is the weakest...
Forum: Guides & Tutorials 07-08-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,214
Posted By Terry Dactil
If you don't want to modify your original detent...

If you don't want to modify your original detent to make it 'push through' instead of 'lift over' then here is the file to 3d print a new detent with modified stops....
Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 07-08-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Terry Dactil
It has been fixed in the latest update :thumbup:

It has been fixed in the latest update :thumbup:
Forum: Virtual Reality 06-20-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,195
Posted By Terry Dactil
TrackIR, although very good, is unrealistic in...

TrackIR, although very good, is unrealistic in that you are always moving your eyes in the wrong direction.

eg. turn your head to the RIGHT to get a 6 oclock view in the monitor, but then you...
Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 06-17-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By Terry Dactil
I take your point that WEP is a variable setting....

I take your point that WEP is a variable setting.

You have given me another idea which may be more practical for me in VR. I have made another plastic detent stop slightly modified so the...
Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 06-16-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By Terry Dactil
Why not make use of the afterburner detent...

Why not make use of the afterburner detent feature in the warthog throttle too. This would give the tactile feedback required and could also be used in VR where the lights cannot be seen.
Forum: Input and Output 05-28-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
That's seems more like a reasonable price for...

That's seems more like a reasonable price for outsourcing the job.
I printed mine in PLA which is not quite as strong or high temperature resistant as ABS, but is still perfectly adequate.
Can you...
Forum: Input and Output 05-27-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
Errr. No. But..... I am using Fusion360 and it...

Errr. No. But.....
I am using Fusion360 and it saves its stuff in.amf format.
Its output normally defaults straight to a 3d printing program.
However, I found that can be changed so it outputs a...
Forum: Input and Output 05-27-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
Thanks for the idea. I was not aware of...

Thanks for the idea.
I was not aware of Shapeways before, and I am not trying to make money from this.
I am just trying to give something back to this forum that has been so helpful to me in many...
Forum: Input and Output 05-25-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Terry Dactil
Warthog / Cougar stick - 3D print an extension for a better VR experience

In VR it feels weird if you leave your throttle and stick sitting on the desk where you had them when using TrackIR and a screen. You have your hands up near shoulder level operating controls that...
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