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raven9000
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Posted: Dec. 17 2016,10:46

Hi all,

I got myself a Warthog and would like to use it for helicopters.

What would the best way to assing contols to helo inputs be? (Besides the obvious stick for cyclic and pedals for... pedals...! :) )

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Posted: Dec. 17 2016,11:25

Do you mean how to use the t.a.r.g.e.t software to allow keyboard commands to be used as joystick button presses.

Or how to assign each axis to each cyclic, pedals, collective and throttle etc.

For "target" assignments, you open the software and make a new game profile then one you chosen the thrustmaster joysticks etc you have you end up with a clickable picture of you stick etc on the left hand  panel and simply click and hold the left mouse button on the joystick button in the picture you want to assign and drag it to the middle panel. There you can record a keypress and it is transfered to the right window once you save it.

For axis assignment do it in game in the axis controls section. Make sure you delete any duplicate assignments to the same axis.

For in depth instruction how to use target software just use google. There's some very complicated things you can do with it. what I describe above is a simple way to assign keypresses in target GUI.

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Posted: Dec. 20 2016,00:21

Quote (Manilow @ Dec. 17 2016,11:25)
Do you mean how to use the t.a.r.g.e.t software to allow keyboard commands to be used as joystick button presses.

Or how to assign each axis to each cyclic, pedals, collective and throttle etc.

For "target" assignments, you open the software and make a new game profile then one you chosen the thrustmaster joysticks etc you have you end up with a clickable picture of you stick etc on the left hand  panel and simply click and hold the left mouse button on the joystick button in the picture you want to assign and drag it to the middle panel. There you can record a keypress and it is transfered to the right window once you save it.

For axis assignment do it in game in the axis controls section. Make sure you delete any duplicate assignments to the same axis.

For in depth instruction how to use target software just use google. There's some very complicated things you can do with it. what I describe above is a simple way to assign keypresses in target GUI.

Manilow

Hi Manilow, thanks for your reply!

I guess actually your reply would be step 2 :)

My question initially was geared towards what axis/control/part of the hotas do you use for the collective and what for the throttle?

Since the real helo control is an "all-in-one", what's the best approach/option using this hotas? (Of course the stick is the cyclic and my pedals are the pedals...)


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Posted: Dec. 20 2016,12:26

Are you using the warthog in FSX?

See what feels comfortable for you. The engine throttle axis in the dodo for example is on prop pitch 1 if I remember correctly.
And collective is on the throttle Axis.
You wont get a realistic collective like you say from the warthog throttle.
I use a Ch products throttle glued down the side of my seat that works in a more realistic up - down motion.

Here's an old picture of how I mounted it originally I now have it glued onto the new seat base I made.



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