So, that old stock discounted G940 I got last year was a good upgrade from the T-flight, but ultimately, I saw myself fighting the unit more than using it. Buttons stopped registering mid flight, the rudders are barely usable, and I found a good deal on a barely used TMW that I can split into a lot of easier to digest installments. Besides, I have old @B12 's T50 Mongoose stick coming from my US headquarters (dad retired in Florida)…
I’m getting them with a new set of rudder pedals, and was between the TM and CH (the cheaper alternatives) but probably gonna stick with CH because I used to have a Flightstick Pro that was indestructible (probably works to this day if I can find it on my mom’s house).
Ultimately, the 237 Hours I’ve put into DCS (steam is counting not me) are going to justify it, especially since I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon…
Yeah, so much potential… the trim movement in the F14 was one of the WOW moments for me. The problem is that it’s impossible to actually trim that aicraft for hands off with that terrible deadzone. FFB works so well in racing simulators that it is a shame to see it so poorly implemented on the joystick market…
Boy, was that a long weekend… Suffice to say not all the working out, going out, and drinking could ease the expectation, I was excited as a kid in Christmas eve.The toys arrived yesterday after I miserably failed to mitigate my anxiety for those past 3 days. Really, I actually wanted to make the weekend go faster… Anyway, I was finally greeted by two boxes on my doorstep. The Warthog and the CH Pro pedals.
Boy, I should have gone this route to begin with. What a joy(stick?)! I’m still getting used to the very different travel of the throttles and with the different positions of switches. (I came back to struggling with AAR). Also, they are not just heavy, they are tall! Right now sitting way to tall on my desk, but I’ll make some redecorating with the office furniture and have it working 100% by tomorrow. Those things are monstrous. (I totally get @Troll’s collapsible cockpit now: I will have to manually hide them every time I bring a date home…)
And pedals that actually work? Oh man, I’m loving it. So now, here’s to a very unproductive week waiting for me while I get used to the new mechanics, but so far, what a dream!
So, the only com-plain is that the throttle levers are a little loose (I have a lot of side play in them). Has anybody had this problem? Is there a way to tighten them up a little bit?
You’d be surprised how often the ladies have found it more amusing/ adorable. entertaining. And I think 100% of them were happy to learn that I had hobbies that were more than just Netflix and chilling. Especially once they saw how complicated the actual simulations are.
I bought my rig from Peppergomez from That Other Place, and he used to do modeling shoots in his place, and more often than not, the models thought the whole Obutto + HOTAS setup was pretty cool.
He actually asked the mods to delete his profile, so it’s just the default username.
I just spoke to him a couple of months ago- he’s still here in the Raleigh area most of the time, though he’s taken to spending his summers in Washington Heights in NYC, doing photography stuff. I think he’s doing it close to full-time now.