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Old 01-10-2018, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Recommendation for Win 10 compatible gamepad with throttle?

I've been using Logitech's Wingman Cordless Rumblepad. I'm looking for a replacement that is also compatible with Flaming Cliffs 3. Cordless would be a big plus.

Why a gamepad instead of a joystick? In a word: portability.

Please advice. Thank you
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:10 AM   #2
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Any device that shows up as Windows Joystick will work, no? FC's doesn't have clickable cockpits, so you're not looking for a HOTAS solution anyway.

Xbox controller for example would work, as would any other.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:27 AM   #3
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No. Pitch control on the y-axis in this **particular game pad** works fine in Microsoft Flight Simulator 10 but not in FC3.

Why that is, I don't know. I am assuming it is a compatibility issue that applies only to FC3 with Win 10 because my Logitech **joystick works** with both but unfortunately it is not as portable as the game pad. It is also not cordless.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:35 AM   #4
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You mean you see the Y axis work in Control pane (as axis)l but it can't be assigned in DCS? DCS won't even recognize it if you Axis-assign it?
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:17 AM   #5
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Yes. The Logitech Wingman Cordless Rumblepad has two mini-joysticks controlled by your thumbs. The right one works with the yaw (left-right bank) only.

I tried assigning the pitch movement or y axis to the right joystick but I couldn't get it to work.

It only works on the left mini-joystick.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:51 PM   #6
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If I get a chance, I'll hook up the wireless Xbox controller to DCS. It may be that the right one is not analog or broken? Does Windows Control Panel, Joystick see it as working?
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Yes, the Control Panel see's it as working and so does Microsoft Flight Simulator x. By the way, I'm using Windows 10 Creator's Update.
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I'm on the latest Win10. Xbox wireless controller works just fine. I just added pitch and roll to the left stick, rudder to the right stick. and Throttle to the LT and RT buttons. All worked as expected.

T51D, NTTR. No issues.
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