Hey guys, this stuff has been bothering me for a while now, so maybe I thought I could get some help from you.
Some time ago, I came across a new Logitech G940 setup that was selling locally for a good price, no import taxes, etc, and I bought it. While the beggining was tough getting everything to work, I got to a place where I’m fairly happy with the config. Especially for the hornet, I was able to map most of the hotas commands and I am having a good time flying.
Well, except for 2 things:
First of all, the radar antenna angle control: On the real hornet, it is actually a switch that you can select it to go up or to go down, but that stays in place as soon as you take your finger of it. On my throttle, it’s a wheel. So, it being an axis, I cannot bind it’s axis position to my antenna position, only set regions where it will act like a switch (Up/Down/Stopped on the deadzone). That has been very hard to operate.
Then, there is the trim control: I’d love to use the trim mini joystick to set trim, or better yet, the trim axis on the base of the controller, but unfortunately, the trim on the F/A-18c is set by button presses (trim uo/down/left/right) and not by axis.
So, okay, fine, my workaround for this was to invert a hat on the throttle with my trim mini joystick and now I use the TDC controller hat as trim, and mini joystick fot the TDC control (one of the few controls that can be bound both to an axis or to a button). That should not be the end of the world. But my mini joystick is pretty bad, and keeps registering ghost inputs even when I set it down. So my TDC is always moving somewhere, ultil I force it to go where I want (it would be great if I could map it to work like a hat instead of a joystick).
Bottom line is I always have to wrestle my radar when I need to lock to something: Antenna elevation AND a bad TDC control, and it drives me crazy.
So the question is: Is it possible to actually hack some stuff to translate into better input on DCS? How do I do it?