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Old 04-06-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Saitek's PGCU finally made useful

Have had this lying around for years. It really is incredibly bad design. It's intended for FPS games but is a total pain to use that way.

And I thought: let's mod this thing and I'll have a makeshift UFC!





The cool thing is, the device is automatically recognized as a DX controller, no need to map keystrokes -- just assign stuff directly in DCS. Feels nice finally being able to feed the scratchpad from a physical controller!
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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Have had my Numpad set up like this for the UFCP for the last couple of years. It works really well :-)
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:38 PM   #3
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Nice. I like your layout. BTW, what's the display device behind your MFCD "frame"? I've seen iPads... how do you handle yours?

Might consider upgrading to that too
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Nice. I like your layout. BTW, what's the display device behind your MFCD "frame"? I've seen iPads... how do you handle yours?

Might consider upgrading to that too
Nothing exiting just an old 10 inch monitor I had kicking around with Cougar MECCa stuck permanently to it
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:27 PM   #5
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Okay cool. But: this monitor's ratio is... what? 3:1 ?!

Or did you saw one half off of it? No wait I know. You drilled a slit through your desk and the 3:4 display is actually recessed into the desk? Doesn't it hang in your knees' way?

Also nice tape job. You look like you could build a house out of it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #6
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Yep you got it. cut a hole in the top of the desk and it sits on the keyboard draw... my knees are free (couldn't operate the rudder peddles otherwise)
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Cool. Voluntarily damaging furniture for DCS is commitment. I have damaged my office chair to accomodate a throttle block. I plan to carry on damaging.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:49 PM   #8
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Cool. Voluntarily damaging furniture for DCS is commitment. I have damaged my office chair to accomodate a throttle block. I plan to carry on damaging.
If you haven't, at least, drilled holes in a desk (or chair) to mount flight sim hardware, then you aren't really serious.
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If you haven't, at least, drilled holes in a desk (or chair) to mount flight sim hardware, then you aren't really serious.
F#cked up many desks, chairs, monitors, joysticks to get this far. will for sure f#ck up many again before I leave this mortal planet or before 2.0 arrives (Which ever comes first)
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