The VKB Gunfighter Mk.1 I have has been working pretty damn well for a few years now but I have hit a situation that has me concerned.
As I posted on their tech support forums with the following picture:
So, on the far right, I was holding the X and Y Axis off of center for one cycle of the graph. When it restarted on the left side, I moved the Y Axis forward across the center for a bit and then back. I was attempting to be smooth and as you can see, there is a plateau when I change direction, moving the Y-Axis back toward me. It appears to ‘freeze’ and after a moment (as I was continuing to ‘pull’) it suddenly became ‘unstuck’. At the bottom, I again switched direction and just after I crossed the center, it again became stuck but this time as I was continuing to push forward. Again, it became unstuck and after this, I began pulling back towards myself.
It is not ‘lag’, it seems as if the sensor gets ‘stuck’ reporting its position and then suddenly remembers what it was supposed to be doing and catches up. This event is not displacing the center of the stick, and by this I mean that it is not ‘freezing’ in a way that it then reports an offset but with continued movement it returns to function reporting the correct values for the position.
Here is an example where I was attempting to go diagonal from the top left to the bottom right. This is hard to do and not generate false data where you may think you are moving in a diagonal but are not. Here you can see it ‘stick’ and then suddenly ‘free’ itself:
I am a little annoyed. The hardware is pretty darn good. I have been happy with the base for a few years now (2 years + a few months). The Modern Combat Grip Pro is a pretty swell piece of kit, as is the Kosmosima grip. but VKB has been pretty slow when it comes to stock (luckily, because I am able to jump on the stock when it was available) and their throttle is probably going to be released in 2020 (or 2021 at this rate).