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  1. Ruder pedals can be a dream or a nightmare, especially for us, helicopter pilots. How well can you use the Thrustmaster TPR with helicopter? “What the actual heck is that?”. This sentence could demonstrate what crossed my mind the first time I saw the Thrustmaster TPR pedals. Such weird design! After the initial shock, I decided to learn a bit more about the pedals, but I saw them as something more indicated for fixed wing aircraft. Especially airliners. So, I kind of dismissed them, I’m afraid. But, since the first announcements by Thrustmaster, I have had quite a few readers and community members ask me about them. People were very curious about the product – we have to admit the design does get your attention – and, knowing the quality of the Thrustmaster products, people obviously wanted to know more. Those that were buying the pedals were very happy about them and my curiosity started to peak. I would love to try them out, but I didn’t know of anyone that used them and could lend them for me to spend a few days trying it. Fortunately, I managed to get my hands on a unit to test it out. Game on! THE FIRST CONTACT Let me tell you this: the Thrustmaser TPR feels massive. Mostly because it IS massive. But this is not a negative aspect. This thing feels like a big chunk of very sturdy metal. Get it out of the box and you feel the weight and might of the set. And it’s not as if it’s made of plastic with some internal iron bars to give it weight. This thing is heavy metal. In more than one sense. You feel like you can rock on all night with this beauty. The black finish combined with the brushed metal parts give it an amazing look and feel. I didn’t want to put this on the floor and stomp it with my dirty feet. I wanted to put it on display over my fireplace. Or replace my TV with it. It’s such a beautiful piece of simming hardware. ASSEMBLING THE UNIT Get everything out of the box and you’ll have the central unit (the pedestal), the 2 metal pedals, the manual, the USB cable and the 4 wrenches you’ll need to assemble and tweak the pedals. Assembling it it’s a matter of placing the pedals in place, attaching the toe brake sensors to them and screwing the nuts that will hold the pedal into place. The toe brake sensors can be placed in several positions on the pedal and the actual sensor can be moved as well, allowing you to place the pedal in a position between 35 and 75 degrees. So, you can have the toe brakes as close or as far from your feet as you want them to be. Up to a point where you can even pretend you don’t have toe-brakes at all since they will be so far away. The photo below doesn't show the full extent of the possible pedal positions as I only moved one of the parts that allow you to change it. It took me about 20 to 30 minutes to assemble the set and that was because I was trying the pedal in several positions and took some photos as I went. It’s rather easy to fully assemble it and have it ready for your simming sessions. Just make sure you don’t store the wrenches away as you might want to tweak it to your liking. THE DETAILS The TPR is not only a small piece of hardware art, it also comes with some interesting cool details. The way it’s build allows you to easily adjust the pedals – not only the position but also the strength of the spring. I love how Thrustmaster allows for very easy access to the springs (yes, plural), allowing you to adjust it in more than one way. You can not only adjust the force of the spring (by stretch or contracting them) but you can also position them vertically. Putting the springs on a top position will reduce the force as the travel of the spring will be smaller. Push it down and the travel is longer, making it so that the pedal will resist more as the pedal moves away from the center. Here’s the best thing in my opinion: you can also easily remove the springs! That’s right! You can simply take them out. Now, while the pedals will perhaps become a bit too light, they are not so light that they are impractical. They actually work nicely and after I removed them, it took me some time to adjust but it’s doable. Another nice detail is the detent that stops the pedals (see photo below). These are also easily available and while you may think it’s not a big deal, this can be very handy. I’ll say more about this later. TESTING IT OUT I tried the TPR with 3 sims: X-Plane, DCS and P3D. The pedals worked flawless on all sims, but I expected nothing different. There’s not a lot to say except the pedals are very accurate and they feel solid and sturdy under your feet. I could control everything smoothly and the toe-brakes did their job perfectly. You could place your heels on the floor and use the pedals as regular anti-torque pedals but it’s not very comfortable. If Thrustmaster allowed the pedals to also be adjusted vertically, that would be a great feature for the rotorhead community as would allow for a proper pedal positioning. But this would require yet another adjustment and the source of my only complaint: the travel distance is too big. One of the reasons I found the “heel-on-the-floor” foot position uncomfortable was the fact that the pedal travels a huge distance. It’s just not practical to keep the heels on the floor and push the pedal with the ball of the foot because, well, you’ll run out of foot! This could perhaps be solved by adding something on that prevents the detents to travel all the way to the center of the pedal and calibrate the pedals using only a portion of the travel. I tried it in X-Plane (I added a couple of small erasers – sorry I forgot to take some photos of it) and it worked very well. Oh and, unless you like to kick your pedals around, you’ll probably won’t have any problems with the pedals moving. The sheer weight keeps the set in place. I suspect the pendulum system also plays a role here, distributing the forces better than a regular system. It’s not like you are pushing the whole set; just the pedals. Time to the springs off and go full-rotary! GOING ROTARY OK, I lied. I didn’t start the test with the springs on and took them off. I actually started with the springs off. I had to. I couldn’t resist trying to make it helicopter-able right out of the bat. One would feel the pedals could feel to light with no springs, but the fact is that the material the pedals are made of is very solid and has some weight, meaning the pedals will always try to re-center themselves. But it’s not like the pedals will be doing a lot of pressure on your feet. It’s enough for the pedal to follow your foot as you return it to center (you wouldn’t need to push the other pedal) so it does create a bit of pressure and, after you get used to it, it works nicely. Of course, considering we have 2 springs and more than one way to set them up, there’s always the possibility of using just one spring and place it in a way that the pressure is a bit higher but not so that you’ll need to fight the pedals (a huge reason why people struggle flying helicopters is the fact that controls are made to self-center and very often they are highly aggressive as they do so). The Thrustmaster TPR allows you to fine tune the spring and you can set the pedals so that it feels comfortable. It’s still not a real anti-torque pedal set but it’s pretty damn good. In fact, these pedals are the ones with the most and best adjustment in a varied amount of levels: from the pedal position to the pedal travel (which you’ll need to do yourself but it’s perfectly possible) to the spring strength, you can tweak it all. Absolutely brilliant. It doesn't make the set perfect for helicopters but it's much more comfortable than other sets I've used. Not only because of the pendulum system (instead of the regular "slide" system) but also because of the weight, sturdiness and another great detail, which I think it's possible because of the pendulum design: the distance between pedals. FINAL THOUGHTS Is the Thrustmaster TPR a set of rudder pedals you should consider as an anti-torque pedal? If you asked me this question a couple of weeks ago, I wouldn’t know how to answer you and I would probably not advise you to get it as I couldn’t get any details (or my hands on a set) that would allow me to proper evaluate it for helicopter flying. Now, of course it’s not the perfect anti-torque pedal set. It’s not. It’s made for fixed wing aircraft and it obviously shows. Nonetheless it can be easily adapted. By removing one or both springs and perhaps adding something to reduce the travel of the detents on the back (in order to reduce the travel of the pedals), you can end up with a remarkably good set of anti-torque pedals, very precise and sturdy, that you can change back into an aircraft rudder pedal easily. If Thrustmaster allows us to change the travel of the pedals and even adjust it vertically (I think these would be a couple of “easy” features to add), I would say these pedals could be pretty perfect and a very strong contender to be the pedals of choice for those that don’t want to buy a full helicopter set or need pedals that cater both world. In fact, they could be the perfect kit to do just that. The Thrustmaster TPR is one of those products that we can easily ignore. Not because it looks like a bad product or doesn’t demonstrate the quality Thrustmaster has got us used to but because it may seem like something we wouldn’t want to use on our helicopter flying. We should ignore it. At all. I was wrong to dismiss it in the first place and I am glad I had the opportunity to try it. I can tell you, very honestly, that with the obvious exception of helicopter-replica controls, the Thrustmaster TPR is, easily, one of the pieces of hardware I will be recommending to any simmer that asks me for advice on a pedal set. Well done, Thrustmaster. You won me over with the TPR. OUR RATING POSITIVES Great build quality Accuracy Pedal angle is adaptable Ability to remove the springs Ability to reduce the pedal travel (not natively but it's possible) NEGATIVES Too big of a pedal travel distance Would love if we could adjust the height Price. This thing is expensive! BOTTOMLINE Great pedals that can act as both ruder and anti-torque pedals, although with some limitations. These are some of the best pedals out there. Period. If you are on the market for a set of pedals and you need an hybrid or a set you can easily adjust to your needs, I can't recommend these enough. Installation10 Ease of use10 Performance9 Build quality10 Design10 TOTAL SCORE 9.8 I SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Review: Thrustmaster TPR pedals • HeliSimmer.com WWW.HELISIMMER.COM Ruder pedals can be a dream or a nightmare, especially for us, helicopter pilots. How well can you use the Thrustmaster TPR with helicopter?
  2. The company is finally releasing a mod that allows both new and old users of the Pro Flight Trainer Puma to add toe brakes to their sets. This has been one of the most sought out features for the kit and, as of May 1st, they can be ordered directly from the Pro Flight Trainer website . This modification will cost $99 on a new set and $99 + shipping if you already own a kit and just want to add this feature do a unit you already own. Here’s the official word on the Tow Brake Modification (TMB), as well as an installation video. For more information, don’t forget to visit the Pro Flight Trainer website after May 1st. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Pro Flight Trainer launches toe brakes for the Puma • HeliSimmer.com WWW.HELISIMMER.COM The company is finally releasing a mod that allows both new and old users of the Pro Flight Trainer Puma to add toe brakes to their sets.
  3. Virtual-Fly Release the Yoko the Yoke PLUS Virtual-Fly, the team behind products such as the RUDDO rudder pedals and also the TQ-6 throttle set, has released their brand new yoke. Listening to customer feedback from their original Yoko the Yoke, the Yoko PLUS builds upon it adding a range of new features and functionality. The most obvious new feature is the brand new 8-way hat switch. I suggested in my Yoko the Yoke review that it was a feature I would like to see and the team have listened. This will make panning the cockpit a lot easier when using the yoke itself. Furthermore, there are some advanced features such as Hall-effect contactless sensors, internal electric wiring (which come with a lifetime guarantee) and there’s now an even longer shaft for more comfort. The PLUS version of the Yoko the Yoke also has pitch and roll trim switches, a push to talk switch and also autopilot disengage buttons. Virtual-Fly’s Yoko the Yoke PLUS is part of the Certified Aviation Traning devices, which has been approved for training use by the US Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A). All of these features, the comfort and the included technology is unique to the Virtual-Fly Yoko the Yoke Plus. Due to the features, materials used and production quality, it is pricier than your standard yoke. The cost of the Yoko the Yoke PLUS is €995.00. Each yoke is calibrated in the factory and comes packaged with everything you’ll need to set it up either in your home cockpit or professional environment. You can buy it from Virtual-Fly’s online store. You can read a range of our reviews or watch some video content via our Virtual-Fly hub. SOURCE INFO Flight Sim Yoke – Yoko “the Yoke” PLUS - WWW.VIRTUAL-FLY.COM The PLUS version of our famous YOKO, the Yoke. Now with an 8-Way HAT Switch, Hall Effect Contactless Sensors and Even More Precision. Still a YOKO, and for a lifetime. FSX, P3D and X-Plane Compatible. Virtual-Fly Release the Yoko the Yoke PLUS | FSElite FSELITE.NET Virtual-Fly, the team behind products such as the RUDDO rudder pedals and also the TQ-6 throttle set, has released their brand new yoke. Listening to customer feedback from their original Yoko the Yoke, the Yoko PLUS builds upon it adding a range of new features and functionality. The most obvious new feature is the brand new […]
  4. Well as I was looking at my usual facebook groups I have joined, I stumbled across this little beauty. A 3D printed throttle quadrant and levers. I did notice that you the consumer must purchase additional parts (switches etc). Still for the price you cant complain, I just wish I seen this before obtaining my Logitech Throttle Quadrant. Impressive though SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : Printable A320 Throttle Quadrant – Complete Edition – HomecockpitBuilder COCKPITBUILDERSWEBSTORE.COM NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  5. Further Previews of the Upcoming Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Sets It’s a project that has been in development for a long time, but Honeycomb Aeronautical’s throttle set development is coming to a close. Posted on Facebook, the team are currently in the factory looking at pre-production samples of the throttle. There is still some work to be done to finalise everything, but overall, they’re almost there. It was noted that both the general aviation and commercial handles will be included in the box. SOURCE INFO Further Previews of the Upcoming Honeycomb Aeronautical Throttle Sets | FSElite FSELITE.NET It’s a project that has been in development for a long time, but Honeycomb Aeronautical’s throttle set development is coming to a close. Posted on Facebook, the team are currently in the factory looking at pre-production samples of the throttle. There is still some work to be done to finalise everything, but overall, they’re almost there. […]
  6. Oculus Rift is out of stock. Is that because Rift S is to be released??? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-rift-stock-web-suggesting-rift-s-near/
  7. To avoid disappointment for some of you .. I am referring to hybrid HDD/SSD strorage drives ('SSHD'), and not some futuristic propulsion technology!! I have recently purchased a Seagate 2TB Firecuda hybrid gaming drive, as a way to get a balance between performance, cost and storage capacity. I use the drive as my main Windows OS / boot drive, with XPlane 11 files stored on a separate SSD drive. I am going down this road due to the amount of disk space that ORBX True Earth GB files require (which outgrew my SSD drive capacity)! I was expecting the hybrid to be quicker than HDD, but not as fast as SSD. However, I have found the new hybrid drive to be really slow (slower than my 9 year old Kingston 1TB HDD!), with boot up being slower, and my machine being intermittently unresponsive (e.g. when attempting to open or close programs). It is MUCH quicker to boot than Sparks' machine though (!!), but not as responsive to use once Windows has opened). The drive continues to be slow and almost rendering Windows unusable, even after allowing several restarts when I had hoped that the brain of the drive would learn which files I use the most and keep them cached in the internal SSD. I have run health check tools from Seagate and it says the drive is performing normally. Have any fellow loungers experienced this? I'd be grateful for your views and any tips on improving performance from the Hybrid drive. My tired old rig, purchased new in 2010, is an HP p6658uk (which has an AMD Phenom II processor (can't recall precise model now); with Foxconn H-Alpinia RS780L micro ATX motherboard, upgraded to 8 GB RAM, added Kingston 256GB SSD, plus with uprated PSU and running Windows 10 Home 64 bit). I am connecting the hybrid via SATA cable to the mobo. Many thanks, TCUK SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  8. Bell Nexus. Image via Bell Bell rings in the new year by revealing its autonomous VTOL aircraft at the Consumer Electronics Show. President and CEO Mitch Snyder says travel by air taxi will be a reality by the mid 2020s. Bell unveiled its vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) autonomous air taxi at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. The Bell Nexus, named to signify the convergence of transport and technology and of comfort and convenience, will enter service as part of the Uber Elevate initiative, which plans to launch fleets of electric VTOL aircraft in Dallas, Los Angeles and an unnamed international market by the mid 2020s. Mitch Snyder, Bell’s president and CEO, introduced the Bell Nexus VTOL aircraft at CES on Monday. Bell, which, according to president and CEO Mitch Snyder, dropped Helicopters from its name to better reflect its focus on creating opportunities in urban air mobility, showcased a version of its air taxi cabin concept at CES last year. This year, the company will display an updated, full-scale mockup of the hybrid-electric powered vehicle, equipped with six tilting ducted fans. While Bell is leading the design, development and production of the Bell Nexus, it’s collaborating with Safran (hybrid propulsion and drive systems), EPS (energy storage systems), Thales (Flight Control Computer hardware and software), Moog (flight control actuation systems) and Garmin (avionics and the vehicle management computer) to bring the on-demand mobility solution to market. View image on Twitter Room for One More The Bell Nexus is a four-passenger vehicle with space for a pilot or mission manager. “The aircraft is designed to be fully automated,” Snyder announced at today’s press conference. “Once the regulatory authorities and community accept that it’s ok to not have a pilot, then it will be a five-passenger vehicle.” Bell Nexus interior. Image via Bell Bell will also have a flight simulator at CES this year in order to determine how the average person might operate the Bell Nexus. “We want to see what’s intuitive for people to learn how to fly these as opposed to just pilots,” Snyder explained. Coming Soon to a City Near You Bell aims to make air taxis that are safe, quiet and affordable. “We’re still working with Uber to determine the cost of traveling in the vehicle but it’s going to be more affordable than you think,” Snyder said. “The ability of these aircraft to [complete] multiple trips within an hour window allows you to work the economics in a favorable way,” added Michael Thacker, Bell’s executive vice-president of Technology and Innovation. While Bell is working closely with Uber, Thacker insists that the company is setting its sights even further. “We are taking Uber’s specifications into consideration, but this vehicle actually goes beyond what the Uber specifications require,” he said. “While Uber is one of the potential applications, it’s not the only one.” Snyder and Thacker are optimistic about the timeline. “Defining and developing urban air mobility is a complex undertaking, requiring collaboration across industries, regulatory agencies and other communities of interest,” Snyder said. “Although there is still a lot of work to be done, the future is real, it’s possible, and it’s coming soon.” SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://apex.aero/2019/01/07/bell-nexus-uber-elevate-vtol-air-taxi-ces
  9. Engine trouble caused aircraft forced landing copyrightAAIB The aircraft hit a furrow in a field and was flipped upside down A microlight aircraft landed upside down in a field after a "probable" fuel problem caused its engine to stall, a report found. The Flight Design CTSW was five nautical miles from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire when the pilot made a forced landing, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said. The landing gear collapsed when the plane hit a furrow, flipping the craft. The two pilots were not hurt but the plane was damaged beyond repair. The accident happened on 15 September as the pilot and passenger - another qualified pilot - were returning to the airfield after a short flight. The aircraft was returning to Sywell Aerodrome after flying over Deenethorpe Airfield and Market Harborough The report stated the engine "coughed" before stopping, forcing the pilot to choose a suitable field in order to land. However, he had no choice but to make a downwind landing, meaning "the touchdown was at a higher groundspeed than the pilot would have liked". "The pilot was beginning to apply the brakes gently to avoid locking the wheels when the nose dropped suddenly and the aircraft lurched forward, coming to rest upside down." the report said. The AAIB said the "cause of the engine failure could not be positively determined". The report concluded "the failure was probably due to a fuel supply issue". SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-46824501
  10. Ever wondered how propellers are made? Hartzell Propeller is infamous for making propellers for its first customer, the Wright Brothers. Enjoy! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  12. LTT Review, great benchmarks for existing technology, better than 10series etc etc,.... all that fancy new tech jazz though, currently and for the foreseeable future MIA SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  13. Title says all ! This is a video of the 1st wave of production line v1 (200 sent to pre-orders). Getting closer... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER LINK : https://flyhoneycomb.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneycomb/
  15. View Online Pre-Order GeForce RTX Now! NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ delivers the ultimate PC gaming experience. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary RTX platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is a whole new way to experience games. PRE-ORDER NOW SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/20-series/?ncid=em-ded-52956&deliveryName=DM13651 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  16. GPU Sag is a real issue, cards keep getting more powerful, and with that, hotter, longer, and heavier. One thing that seems to stay constant is the port location which is at the port side of the card. This location is the only connecting point to your motherboard, over time as the card heats up it also can begin to sag. Not only is this going to put stress on the motherboard port potentially damaging it, but additionally on the ports of the card itself. I'm also water cooled at the GPU and the last thing I want is to in some way influence flow in any direction, a level card is a bonus I'd think. There are many GPU brackets on the market, so when doing research I kept a few things in mind, my card is long, I don't need any more LED's, and I want it to blend into the case. Most of the ones out there were really short, and in my mind didn't do much to support the entire card, really they were just transferring weight to a new stress point. My search eventually led to the CloverTale GPU Bracket on Amazon that comes in either Red or Black. Graphics Video Card GPU brace bracket kit. Support your cards from sagging and weighing on the motherboard. Bead blasted anodized aircraft 6061 grade CNC milled aluminum, comes in 3 colors, Red, Black, Blue. Prevents sagging and stress on motherboard, adjustable for different video card weights and sizes. Designed for a wide range of graphics cards and boards. Low profile for single or dual setups. Full kit includes set of 3 screws, brace and rubber spacing feet. Lifetime warranty. Made of aircraft grade aluminum and with a low profile truss style it was a match made in heaven. I'm excited to share how it turned out. Installation took about 5 Minutes. As you can see in the next photos, my GPU "top" is actually sloped, the provided risers in this kit helped to deal with that elegantly. The bracket and card themselves are perfectly level. I really do wish the provided screws were black, but I'll source some myself. The finished product fully lit up, looking down at the case you can't even see the stealthy rock solid bracket. This gets a solid BUY from me, remember the price you paid for your Video Card and Motherboard? What's $14 to protect them both from damage? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077LGLN4G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 -e
  18. You may remember that Honeycomb Aeronautical, already doing equipment for GA aircrafts IRL is is soon to make a move into the flight sim segment with a yoke and a throttle with both good quality, practicality and price ! Well they stayed quiet for a while, and they are back on the news track Here is a picture : Well if you're lucky and are going to Gamescom, you'll be able to test it ! Thanks to their partnership with Aerosoft they have a stand there. Here are some news : They also posted some blueprint from the Alpha flight control I don't know for you but I am getting impatient ? SOURCE INFO WEBSITE LINK : https://flyhoneycomb.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneycomb/
  19. Found an ad on the local craigslist for a Saitek PRO Flight Yoke System. Thought one of you guys might need it. Seems like a good deal to me. https://tucson.craigslist.org/sop/d/saitek-pro-flight-yoke-system/6659741225.html Let me know if you need help getting it picked up and shipped. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  20. Hello lounge! Excited to share a little hardware upgrade I did in the studio this past weekend. Sitting in a room full of Phillips HUE lights is awesome, but there are definitely some downsides. One is that you're now essentially sitting in the dark, the glow of monitors do a really nice job of lighting me up, but that's assuming the scene on screen isn't dark. A lamp on the desk is how I got by for a long time, but it didn't have much flex with regards to light output and often it just simply lit up the damn room. I knew what I wanted so I started the search for a portable video light with a few requirements, mostly size and versatility, but USB powered was at the top of the list. This deep dive into the world of video tech gadgets led me to the Aputure Amaran LED Video Light...I'll just get to the photos of this amazing light for the studio! Small packaging, big box, yay Amazon! Unexpected Carrying Case is always a bonus, and even a caribiner! The light itself is small, compare against the space key on a standard keyboard. That top cover magnetically attaches to the unit and functions as a diffuser and method to hold on color gels. The initial intent was to mount it this way....but then I put a bit more thought into it... Some tough double sided tape will do the job...lets get creative! Perfect flat surface on the back of the Logitech C920 webcam...clean first! Perfect flat surface on the bottom of the included Aputure Hot Shoe Mount! It can also screw directly onto a tripod. Ta-daaaaaa! LOWEST SETTING HIGHEST SETTING w/9 steps of dimming Learn more about it here: https://www.aputure.com/products/al-m9-1 Buy it here! https://www.amazon.com/Aputure-AL-M9-Amaran-Light-Camera/dp/B01ITRLJIW
  21. This is probably not the right place to ask this question, and if so please move or tell me where this should have gone. I am building a computer with the following specs/components. Was wondering if anyone had any heads ups for me before I start. Component: NZXT s340 Elite, Matte Black, Red Trim Case Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Motherboard Intel 8th Gen Core i7 8700K Six Core , overclocked to 5.0 Corsair Hydro Series H100i Liquid Cooling 16GB Corsair DDR4 SDRAM 3200MHz CORSAIR HXi Series Power Supply, HX1000i, 1000 Watt Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD X 3 Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s Thanks for any comments SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  22. Even if I wanted this which I do soooo bad Ireally cant justify the price and it locking me to a certain model SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://youtu.be/xBCDeImWuG4
  23. One thing came out of flightsimexpo for me I would like to do pilot edge and get the cat ratings using some hardware in my sim with a 172 or 182. I saw 2 vendors that I liked. The first was diagma which I put the link in. I like their flight deck which is about 1700. Javiator had one for 995. It’s a bit smaller but did not come with the controls . What do you guys think of these? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.flightsim-diagma.com/product-page/flight-simulator-set-alpha
  24. HI all, Been using Wheelstand Pro Products for a while in particular the one shown below that hold the Saitek Peddles, Yoke and Throttles, see picture 2. But I was never satisfied with their way of holding a HOTAS. Recently they have developed a new product the Super Warthog Stand, see picture 1. What I like about it is the ability to move the joystick and throttles around. I can use it like shown in picture 1 to fly a plane with the joystick in the middle and throttles to the right or I can reconfigure it like the Airbus with the joystick on the left and throttles on the right. The stand will accept the following: Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals Thrustmaster T. Flight 4 HOTAS Saitek Pro Flight X-55/X-56 HOTAS Saitek Pro Flight X52 Control System Saitek Pro Flight X-65 MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals Thrustmaster T. Flight Rudder Pedals - mounted with special bands - email mail them for the bands. The lady at the website is most helpful and will almost certainly return your email or phone call that same day. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.wheelstandpro.us/wheel-stand-pro-super-warthog-wheel-stand-for-your-thrustmaster-hotas-warthog-and-saitek-pedals-pedals-mouse-keyboard-throttles-not-included/
  25. First, open Control Panel/Power Options and make sure it isn't already enabled . To enable ultimate performance mode. You will need to make sure that you have installed the latest Windows April 2018 update. Ultimate performance mode is only available to Windows Workstation, but you can enable it in any edition of Windows. Open a command prompt with admin privileges and type in the following: powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61 Then when you go into power plans, you should see ultimate performance mode listed. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.davebennett.tech/how-to-enable-ultimate-performance-mode-in-windows-10/
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