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Looking at yoke/rudder hardware for use with FlightGear

Postby Aidonithith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:40 am

I'm looking at maybe a Saitek Pro Flight set. Do I need to do any special programming for FlightGear to recognize the hardware? Open source is sometimes a bit hard to set up for me.....

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Re: Looking at yoke/rudder hardware for use with FlightGear

Postby Knüppelrührer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:51 am

From my experience under windows 8.1:

Saitek rudder pedals: Zero problems. Plug in and play. FGFS does the job.

Also for the Thrustmaser Flight Stick-X it was also no problem. For some changes in the button configuration help was needed by forum members and was done in a very friendly way.

For Saitek switch panel I will have to switch to Linux to make it work (apparently...), but this I wanted to do anyway.
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Re: Looking at yoke/rudder hardware for use with FlightGear

Postby Catalanoic » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:12 am

From my experience under windows 7 x64 with FG 2018.3.1 and saitek drivers from late 2018:
Saitek rudder pedals: Zero problems. Plug in and play. But need to preconfigure some buttons on joystick menu.
Saitek yoke and quadrant: Zero problems. Plug in and play. But need to preconfigure some buttons on joystick menu. Parking brakes (c172) button assigment dont work, only normal brakes.
Saitek Switch panel and radio: Not tested yet but tried only to install switch panel unsuccessfully. Need to investigate
Other instruments: Not tested
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Re: Looking at yoke/rudder hardware for use with FlightGear

Postby stuart » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:45 pm

I have the Saitek Cessna set, which is pretty much identical to the Proflight set (yoke, pedals, quadrant, trim wheel). All works fine. I wrote a review of them on the wiki here: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Hardware_Review:_Saitek_Pro_Flight_Cessna_controls

I've also got the CH products pedals, quadrant and Fighter Stick. Again, all work fine out of the box.

Since I wrote the review, my setup location has changed, and I have a little less room than before. I now tend to use my CH Products equipment rather than the Saitek.

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