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I just bought the MongoosT, the CM3 throttle and the rudders from Virpil. 

 

Haven't sim'd in 20 years and used to own Thrustmaster Hotas. Luxury with those were that you were able to upload other users their files so there were different configurations out there to try and easily install and return to.

 

Does anyone use the Virpil Hotas icw TrackIR?

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Too many Virpil Controllers to manage across multiple modules - the CM3 Throttle, Control Panel 1 and Control Panel 2. I took the original posted CM3 Template and created CP1 and CP2 template to match - at least I hope I have. Trying to keep the same controller button for the Warbirds to aide in failing memory. 

 

In my own configuration I have set Encoders to Axis as well, useful on CP2 for analogue trim on warbirds and set the analogue axis to buttons on CP1 for the mixture control for the P51 and the Spitfire, but have not added these yet

 

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Virpil Control Panel 2 Template.pptx Virpil Control Panel 1 Template.pptx

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PC: 9980XE @ 64GB RAM /2080Ti, Samsung C49RG90

Joystick bases: VKB GFIII, FSSB R3L, Brunner CLS-E, Virpil Mongoos CM2

Joystick grips: Realsimulator (F-18CGRH, F-16SGRH-CE), VKB (MCG Pro, F-14, KG-12), Virpil Warbrd

Throttles: Virpil CM2, Kantorrin,

Other: TrackIR, TM MFDx2 (Cubesim Screenx2), Virpil Control Panel 1

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9 часов назад, Double Dutch сказал:

What does MOD+ mean?

Mod - modification button. When button press and hold you can bind second action on same button. I use one button on control stick as mod.


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48 minutes ago, MaxMPower said:

Mod - modification button. When button press and hold you can bind second action on same button. I use one button on control stick as mod.

 

Ah.. don't know how to do that yet...

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On 6/4/2021 at 8:11 PM, *Moxie* said:

Thank you @Lynchsl62  I added your templates to my first post Google Drive archive links...

Do we have any filled in templates and where can you see them?

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Updated original post to include my profile LUA files:

 

I have added my working DCS LUA control files as well as my VPC/Virpil config tool file that I have modified to support my current F-16 profile in DCS.  This is still in progress, but have pushed to keep as many controls universal to support multiple aircraft to have similar if not the same layouts for basic controls, etc.  I also use the same profile for VR. 

 

I will update as I make progress...

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I am struggling with how to configure the 6 buttons (icw) with the 5 way button. I am thinking of doing:

- Ground (+ Carrier depending on how much you need for either)

- Landing

- A/A

- A/G

- Nav. (just flying)

 

I have done the cold start (pretty cool) but does anyone does that? Is it more common to make a hot start? I saw a configuration, where battery, crank engine (l&r) etc were mapped. Was wondering how often you do this.

 

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Anyone mind sharing their profile for the A-10C, F-16 and F-18? I realize some are already here and I've downloaded those to try out, but using this throttle+gunfighter MK III SCG 

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On 4/20/2021 at 10:25 AM, MaxMPower said:

 

F-18

 

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Hi Maxpower,

 

I have stolen many of your good ideas 🙂 but 1 I am not able to get to work and that is E1 and E2 (the dials).

 

I am perfectly able to turn them and to configure for the volume, but to press them and then being able to change the channel I can manage to do. Can you give me some pointers pls?

 

 


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On 4/22/2021 at 4:46 AM, xnomad said:

I only got my throttle the other day but found going from a CH pro throttle to this I was getting lost in VR.
So added some mods to the buttons to find my way around 'blindly'.
Fuzzy velcro (B6) button is Master Caution reset
Hooked velcro (B5) is A/G mode, above it (B2) is A/A mode
T7 with rubber grommet is Master Arm
T6 with Spring is Fuel Probe
T5 bare vanilla is flaps
T4 I repurposed a Saitek quadrant part, cut a slot and taped it on for landing gear. Was going to 3d print something but this was quicker.

One of the main reasons I purchased the throttle, don't laugh, is E1 and E2 to control RWR and WPN volume in quick missions. I can't stand having to look down and dial them each time using the  mouse as they are so loud in the F/A-18 that the wife get's the proverbials. Also obviously the detents, dual throttle axes and extra buttons were also part of the decision.

 

Hi,

 

I think I have the same Virpil setup. Can you tell me with what functions you configured your 5 way switch i.c.w. the 6 buttons?

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3 часа назад, Double Dutch сказал:

Hi Maxpower,

 

I have stolen many of your good ideas 🙂 but 1 I am not able to get to work and that is E1 and E2 (the dials).

 

I am perfectly able to turn them and to configure for the volume, but to press them and then being able to change the channel I can manage to do. Can you give me some pointers pls?

 

 

 

I set “push on dial” as modifier and set channel switch as function - rotate+modifier. As result I have  capability to switch channels as second function of dials…“rotate when modifier is pressed”. It is regular modifier function in DCS.

ASUS ROG STRIX G17 (RTX2070) | Oculus Quest 2
VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle | VPC Control Panel#2 | VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Base+Grip

VPC ACE Interceptor pedals

Ми-8, Ми-24Д, Ка-50, Л-39, Миг-15, Миг-21, Су-27, Су- 33|Harrier, F-14, F-16, F-18, Supercarrier
FC3|Nevada, Persian Gulf, Syria

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1 hour ago, MaxMPower said:

I set “push on dial” as modifier and set channel switch as function - rotate+modifier. As result I have  capability to switch channels as second function of dials…“rotate when modifier is pressed”. It is regular modifier function in DCS.

Thanks.. I have seen the modifier option when I you add combo, but all I see there is shift, ctrl and such. How do you add pressing as a modifier? Or is it so simple (in the office now) that you click open the modifier options and when pressing the dial it automatically adds it?

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2 часа назад, Double Dutch сказал:

Thanks.. I have seen the modifier option when I you add combo, but all I see there is shift, ctrl and such. How do you add pressing as a modifier? Or is it so simple (in the office now) that you click open the modifier options and when pressing the dial it automatically adds it?

In Russian, but i think you will understand

 

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VPC MongoosT-50CM3 Throttle | VPC Control Panel#2 | VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Base+Grip

VPC ACE Interceptor pedals

Ми-8, Ми-24Д, Ка-50, Л-39, Миг-15, Миг-21, Су-27, Су- 33|Harrier, F-14, F-16, F-18, Supercarrier
FC3|Nevada, Persian Gulf, Syria

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3 hours ago, MaxMPower said:

In Russian, but i think you will understand

 

 

Thanks, I think I did it.... 🙂

 

Will check tomorrow!

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18 hours ago, Double Dutch said:

Hi,

 

I think I have the same Virpil setup. Can you tell me with what functions you configured your 5 way switch i.c.w. the 6 buttons?

I use the 5 way switch as the ECM switch on the Hornet which is also 5 way and matches nicely. I don't use it as a mode switch on any aircraft, I think that would be too many buttons for me that way. On the MiG-21 it is a limited version of the stores selection.

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1 hour ago, xnomad said:

I use the 5 way switch as the ECM switch on the Hornet which is also 5 way and matches nicely. I don't use it as a mode switch on any aircraft, I think that would be too many buttons for me that way. On the MiG-21 it is a limited version of the stores selection.

Do you mean the 5 possible programs you have for ejecting chaff/flares? I only use 1 and 5 (set them to fwd/aft on one of the thumb buttons.

 

I am really new so I think in structure not functionality and was thinking something along the line of assigning 6 button to:

  1. Ground related items 
  2. Landing (land - carrier)
  3. A/A
  4. A/G
  5. Flight

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On 4/20/2021 at 4:25 AM, MaxMPower said:

 

F-18

 

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can you share the profile please?

 

On 4/20/2021 at 9:43 PM, *Moxie* said:

I'm still playing with these, so very much in progress to see what works and what needs to change.  I also am using these in both standard monitor and VR.  My TM-50 "B Buttons" are more for my VR support for no need for keyboard.  I push to keep as many universal as possible so I am not learning new layouts from plane to plane...

 

F-16 Viper

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P-51 Mustang:

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Universal TM-50 "B - Push Buttons":

 

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all of these profiles have expired in cloud app.

 

 

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On 5/2/2021 at 11:45 AM, Lynchsl62 said:

Too many Virpil Controllers to manage across multiple modules - the CM3 Throttle, Control Panel 1 and Control Panel 2. I took the original posted CM3 Template and created CP1 and CP2 template to match - at least I hope I have. Trying to keep the same controller button for the Warbirds to aide in failing memory. 

 

In my own configuration I have set Encoders to Axis as well, useful on CP2 for analogue trim on warbirds and set the analogue axis to buttons on CP1 for the mixture control for the P51 and the Spitfire, but have not added these yet

 

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Virpil Control Panel 2 Template.pptx 132.21 kB · 41 downloads Virpil Control Panel 1 Template.pptx 128.32 kB · 51 downloads

Thank you for the templates, could you share your profiles as well?  I also own the CM3, CP1&2.

 

thank you.

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I just received my VPC Constellation Alpha and MT-50 CM3 yesterday and I'm working on setting up my profile now. Where can I find the editable templates you're using to notate the commands I set to the buttons. I appreciate the help!

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On 3/13/2021 at 12:23 AM, ralch said:

Here is mine, but for the Virpil TM-50 CM2 and VKB-Gunfighter.   I bought them last year, and learned how to use their software to change a few things like shift mode and others but I feel like I got the most out of my gear with Joystick Gremlin.  I have special macros like to setup my plane for ACM mode (Master Arm On, Radar to Boresight or Vertical Scan, Select Guns or Infrared missile, and so on) and plugins for virtual detent.

 

I wanted to avoid having different virpil profiles for different planes which by the way might require to exit DCS world to change from one plane to the other and other issues, so what I did was to do a single virpil-profile for DCS and any other possible flight games I have (star war squadrons, strike fighters, ace combat, il2, etc, etc).   My T1-T4 have independent assignments for up and down and even my flaps have buttons assignments for 0%, 50% and 100% that way I can use flaps axis for games that support it and buttons for games that don't (strike fighters for example).  This also makes it easy to upgrade firmware versions because I only need to rewrite 1 profile.

 

For virtual detent and afterburners for DCS, instead of configuring those in the virpil software I configured all of my buttons and the specific afterburner detents with  Joystick Gremlin, so I have a profile for FC3 planes, another for the F-14, and one for any other games.   In my experience I have found these virtual detents to be so useful that I am not really interested in the CM3 at all, I am happy to just smash my throttle to the limit and know that I wont be in afterburner unless I hit the virtual detent button.  I even added a specific sound in Joystick Gremlin that simulates a physical detent lever being overpassed'(useful in VR).   I have implemented virtual detents using plugins so you only need to chose the plane and the profile knows what are the afterburner specific limits for each plane.

 

I wish I had the time, skills and audience that Havoc has for youtube videos to share my Joystick Gremlin profiles or virpil profiles with a proper video but if you think this could be useful to you as well I'll be more than happy to share my files here (Joystick Gremlin, Virpil and Gunfighter profiles), just let me know or send me a message here.

 

Since my gear has so many buttons I decided to use almost all of the buttons for something useful to me.  This is mostly the template for the F-14 but it also has some assignments most used on other planes like Helmet Mode for the FA-18C and F-16C and Alpha/On/Off (Cobra/Overg) for the Su-27 for example).

 

I found the pictures on the web and used Microsoft Publisher to write my assignments.  

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I would love to see your 16 and 18 profiles. Especially 16 tho

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I have added/updated a new "Full Layout" template as an all in one layout for the TM-50CM3 Throttle that now includes the VKB NXT Gladiator.  I have included the original power point version as well as the PDF version for those who want to edit and change up as needed.

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JMhibRTaaKabvpK2tnRrYnT4dcz50_XP/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112239411219577180356&rtpof=true&sd=true

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-3F-ckA0QfA6lPXzY95okpmGnaZlYKAx/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

 

Full Layout Master Template.pptx


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