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  1. The former Saitek throttle quadrants ,now distributed by Logitech,could be what you are looking for. When they where still sold by Saitek there where a bit of hit and miss,quality wise. I don't know about Logitechs quality. CH Products has a similar system,but with 6 levers with shorter travel than Saiteks.
  2. What about a plane around that seat. :thumbup: It looks excellent.
  3. SVmapper can see only the first 4 controllers,something I forgot to mention earlier. So if you have Stick,throttle and pedals as No. 1,2,3 then it could be difficult to have more than 1 box. I think the device limit is higher with JoytoKey,but I'm no expert.
  4. To make use of On/Off toggle switches you could also use a keymapper,like SVmapper or JoytoKey, where key commands can be configured for the Off position.
  5. I was in the same boat as you,when I started my first buttonbox. I didn't want to solder anything because I thought it would be difficult and take longer etc. So I searched for switches and buttons with screw terminals or push in terminals (not sure about the correct term). But I had to add a connector to every damn wire using a grimping tool. On my next project I used soldering connections,and after a few tries it went a lot faster than with the other method. If difficulty is your concern, I would advice to give soldering a fair try atleast. Now I prefer it over anything else,atleast for wiring switches. Soldering wires to some small conectors of a PCB may be more difficult though,in this case I used Bodnar boards too.
  6. I had something similar happen some years ago,turned out the PSU was faulty.
  7. I had the Multi switch Panel. It worked with any sim I have tried,it's seen by Windows as a standard Joystick. In Windows it's always Device 1,so your controller list may change. The case was metal,but those buttons and rotaries felt cheap. Everything worked fine though. I'd rate the product as "Ok" at best. It had blue Backlighting which could not be adjusted or even switched off. Edit: You could also check those DSD Button boxes http://www.derekspearedesigns.com/index.html they look like more of a quality product in different configurations.
  8. I only use socks,or when it is hot in summer with bare feet. Never had a problem with it.
  9. From memory 5 has a very soft center and force increases to the end of travel,while either 4 or 6 has a noticable center and the other has also a soft center and froce doesn't increase much to the end of travel. I believe there is some FAQ at the Crosswind site explaining the difference of the CAMs Edit: Here is the link to the FAQ http://mfg.simundza.com/assets/downloads/CAM%20Presentation.pdf
  10. I'm using the strongest Spring Setting and CAM 5 for about 4 Years now.
  11. I have had my Warthog setup for a bit over 4 years under heavy use until I replaced it. For me it has been very reliable,never had a button or anything else that stopped working. Biggest issue I had was with the stiction,in my unit there was almost no grease inside, what was there was almost tried up. I had to disassemble the stick and apply new grease. There are several how-to's out there and I advice to be very carefully when re assembling it. I snapped some wires in the process which was a real pain to fix. I advice to also get one of those extensions,I've used a ca. 10cm one since the beginning. It is a must in my opinion. Never had any issues with the Throttle unit. I can not fully recommend the Stick because of the stiction, go for it only if you are willing to fix it yourself,if necessary. That said,not everyone seems to have the stiction on their unit,seems like a game of hit and miss....
  12. You just have to connect everything you like to the board. The Board is plug and play with USB. Just remember the Board supports 32 Buttons,1 POV hat and 8 Axis. Your Throttle will be seen as Standard Game Controller by Windows. Every Game that makes use of Joysticks will see the controler aswell. I might add,the Board is pretty large ca. 12cm x 5cm ,it will not fit into the Grip. You have to find a way to route the wires from the grip to some kind of box which contains the Controler Board.
  13. I use a BU0836X in my Throttle unit,no problems with conecting buttons and axis to it. It's pretty much straight forward and easy to use. I have no experience with other controler boards, but I imagine they would work well too.
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