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Wheel Brakes: Helpful tip for X-56 Owners


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So, I recently added an X-56 (I also have an X-55 which is on the workbench getting #2 throttle re-wired right now, alongside a pair of Saitek Combat pedals also getting re-wired) to my Obutto R3volution Cockpit over the Holiday, as I'm kind of a junkie for trying all the peripherals money can buy.

 

While I learned real life taildraggers in a Piper Cub, the DCS spitfire is HOLY LORD difficult when it comes to the lack of tailwheel lock.

 

Given the pneumatic brakes on the Spit, I did what I always do for the MiGs/L-39, and at first I assigned one toe brake axis as the stick brake lever so I can modulate the brake as an axis during taxi/rollout braking etc.

 

The X-56 - talk as much smack as you want about it - has these two little thumb sticks, one on the stick and one on the throttle, which are actually X and Y axes that can be discreetly mapped and despite gripes about Saitek's recent quality assurance fails, are quite good.

 

As such, I figured out a way to map my X56's Joystick thumb stick as a pneumatic brake "lever", and it works BEAUTIFULLY, as it is the closest you're going to get to the actual stick lever in a Spit. This same method should work for all the MiGs, and the L-39 etc - here's my mapping - I HUGELY recommend you try this if you use an X-56, as this allows you to issue very fine and modulated brake inputs with your right thumb as you steer with your feet.

 

Now when I taxi and rollout on landing I look alot less drunk!

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So, I recently added an X-56 (I also have an X-55 which is on the workbench getting #2 throttle re-wired right now, alongside a pair of Saitek Combat pedals also getting re-wired) to my Obutto R3volution Cockpit over the Holiday, as I'm kind of a junkie for trying all the peripherals money can buy.

 

While I learned real life taildraggers in a Piper Cub, the DCS spitfire is HOLY LORD difficult when it comes to the lack of tailwheel lock.

 

Given the pneumatic brakes on the Spit, I did what I always do for the MiGs/L-39, and at first I assigned one toe brake axis as the stick brake lever so I can modulate the brake as an axis during taxi/rollout braking etc.

 

The X-56 - talk as much smack as you want about it - has these two little thumb sticks, one on the stick and one on the throttle, which are actually X and Y axes that can be discreetly mapped and despite gripes about Saitek's recent quality assurance fails, are quite good.

 

As such, I figured out a way to map my X56's Joystick thumb stick as a pneumatic brake "lever", and it works BEAUTIFULLY, as it is the closest you're going to get to the actual stick lever in a Spit. This same method should work for all the MiGs, and the L-39 etc - here's my mapping - I HUGELY recommend you try this if you use an X-56, as this allows you to issue very fine and modulated brake inputs with your right thumb as you steer with your feet.

 

Now when I taxi and rollout on landing I look alot less drunk!

 

Hmmmmmm.... My G940 joystick has an X and Y axis stick for the thumb that I might could set up the same way. I hated the Spit for the first ten minutes cuz I couldn't get the thing to track straight down the runway. Then I realized it had the same weird brake setup as an L-39 and I had to set up something to operate the brake handle.

Anyway, I'll give it a try.

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Genius!!!! And a Fellow Texan. Even more excellent! Thanks very much for this. I love my X56

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]1000 miles of road will take you around town, a 1000 feet of runway can take you around the world...unless your in a Huey, you can go anywhere with no runway in a Huey!

 

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Wheelbrake solution for Warthog owners ;)

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=160749

 

That is an insanely ingenious piece of engineering sir!:thumbup:

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]1000 miles of road will take you around town, a 1000 feet of runway can take you around the world...unless your in a Huey, you can go anywhere with no runway in a Huey!

 

multiplayer name ''DustOff=3=6''

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