Saitek throttle quadrant
I was considering building my own push-pull throttle set-up but I wonder if I would be better just to buy a Saitek throttle quadrant.
First, yes I did search. Only two posts come up for a search of Saitek Pro Throttle and they are not useful for this query.
My questions are:
1 Does the Saitek pro throttle quadrant work fine on X-plane on a Mac? I know Saitek don't support OS X but I would think this throttle would simply get "seen" by OS X as a three axis six button joystick? Does anyone know? I know I could just try it but I don't just want to throw down $50 without checking.
2 How much realism do people feel is lost by using a "rotary-style" throttle/mix for a Cessna sim? I am not building a 1-1 simpit but I do want something that helps train me in doing/making the right procedures, movements and decisions.
3 If I decide I want to build a push-pull throttle/mix later, am I likely to be able to cannibalize the board from the Saitek anyway and just interface it to new (slider) pots and switches?
Hi Just my two cents worth but unless you already have a dead saitek throttle quad handy i belive you would be better off using a Leobodnar BU036 interface Board and a few cheap Linear Slide pots, Leos great entry level PCB cost around £16.00 ( Check website for actual cost ) and slide pots are maybe £1.50 each ... Since your on the DIY path Time is the only downside. Have bought both Leo's Interfaces ( BU036 and the BU036X ) and they are so easy to setup and use it make projects like these a doddle. ( Easy ).. Just my opinion its been done and there are loads of examples around Cheers
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