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    New helicopter cockpit =) Help please..

    This is gonna be interesting, i got lots of help on my previous thread in the newcomers forum

    Will just start with that i have flown FSX helicopters ONLY, for three years, over 1500 hours in it, so i know a bit about helicopters + ive read alot about the instruments, how to operate them and how they work i am helicopter lover, thats what i am hehe..

    My idea :

    The USB hub: I am gonna buy hubs, but then again, i gotta buy a bigger powersupply, only have 650 W black edition, so i gotta buy a bigger one. (and maby a talk with the electric company hehe )

    About the Cockpit and the buttons:
    I've been thinking of buying:

    http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/fip.ht...ip_turnjpg.jpg -> Pro Flight Instrument Panel

    http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/pfmulti.htm -> Pro Flight Multi Panel

    http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/pfradio.htm -> Pro Flight Radio Panel

    http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/pfhead.htm -> Pro Flight Headset

    http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/pfpanel.htm -> Pro Flight Switch Panel

    OR

    http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=351657 -> Saitek Pro Flight Instrument Panel

    Im gonna do it easy, im gonna disassemble Pro Flight Switch Panel and take the buttons and place them the way i think fit me best. That is not the problem, but this is gonna be:

    http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/x52pro.htm -> X52 Pro Flight System

    X52 Pro Flight System: I was thinking of removing the joystick, and let the bottom part be, and then im gonna weld on a pole, just to extend the length of the joystick, if you know what i mean.. Thats the real problem im facing, rest is just piece of work.

    Btw, if i buy two sets of Pro Flight Switch Panel and i connect them to the PC, would it be the same hats and buttons on each of them, or is it like if the one Pro Flight Switch Panel have buttons 1,2,3,4,5 and the other Pro Flight Switch Panel continue with 6,7,8,9,10 ??

    Oh, and btw, im not gonna buy lots of screens, ill just buy TrackIR for my cockpit http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/...kIR-4-PRO.html

    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AO0F5sLdVM (this is pretty impressing )

    Sorry if i ask too much :P

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    Re: New helicopter cockpit =) Help please..

    I'm not quite sure what you are asking here, sounds like you have it planned out already.

    You don't have to have more watts from your power supply for USB hubs. Your mainboard controls the USB power and if you have lots of USB devices then powered USB hubs are the way to go as you don't want to overload the board.

    If you buy two of those switch panels you are talking about then they will both show up in the Windows Game Controller with the same name (unless they have firmware that lets you change the ID) and same switch configurations, but you will be able to assign the buttons differently in FSX. It gets a little confusing but it can be done.


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    Re: New helicopter cockpit =) Help please..

    nice nice, thanks for the help,

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