[jhb_airlines] Re: B350

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 21:33:06 +0100

There are gameport to USB converters around for about 15 quid. Here?s a link
to a Maplin one:

 

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=23256&DOY=13m8

 

bones

bones@xxxxxxx

http://woodair.net

 

From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
Sent: 20 August 2008 20:54
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350

 

No

It's the Gameport version.

The original gameport/midi port, that used to installed as standard on
motherboards, then as a port  on some sound cards.

Alastair

Paul Reynolds wrote: 

If there are serial port units, can you get serial starboard ones? Â Â Or
even serial sherry ones (for the ladies)?  Yeah, I know, renew the frog
pill order ?It?s been a long day!

 

Paul

 

From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bones
Sent: 20 August 2008 19:25
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350

 

Is this the serial port unit? If so it may work with a serial to USB
adaptor.. I use one of these for the CH pedals.

 

bones

bones@xxxxxxx

http://woodair.net

 

From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
Sent: 20 August 2008 18:39
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350

 

Just out of interest is anyone using the CH yoke (analogue), with Vista, or
is this a big no no, now, with regards�  to Vista's support of the
gameport.

Alastair

Gerry Winskill wrote: 

Yes, they are quite different. 

One single Saitek quadrant will only provide controls for a single prop, or
a twin jet. To get flexibillity across types you really need a pair; which I
illogically acquired... 

OTOH they are really well made and have a very nice feel to them. The
graduated positions agree exactly with FSX's reading of them, via the
Percent Thrust gage wot I made. 

Reports on the Saitek yoke are also excellent but I've got used to my button
assignments on my ageing CH Yoke, so I'm too lazy to upgrade. 

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