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What Did You Do To The Joystick?

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Nefaro
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What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Nefaro on Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:49 pm

Did you go into a Belgian rage, Dukely?


(I couldn't reply in the News section post, it's set to Administrators only, so I put this here.)
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by SeaLord on Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:14 am

"Unnecessary damage to the joystick"--

A story about Lt. Louis Strange:

Having equipped his Martinsyde S1 scout with a Lewis gun mounted on the top wing above the cockpit, on 10 May 1915 Strange sought out the enemy to try out the new arrangement and attacked a German Aviatik two-seater. In order to change the empty drum on the Lewis, Strange had to stand up in the cockpit. Immediately the machine flipped on its back, throwing Strange from the cockpit and developing a flat spin downwards. Strange, hanging onto the ammo drum of the Lewis gun, managed to swing back into the cockpit and kick the stick over to right the aircraft 500 feet above the ground.

Strange later related ; I kept on kicking upwards behind me until at last I got one foot and then the other hooked inside the cockpit. Somehow I got the stick between my legs again, and jammed on full aileron and elevator; I do not know exactly what happened then, but the trick was done. The machine came over the right way up, and I fell off the top plane and into my seat with a bump.

He safely returned to base. He was criticized by his CO for 'causing unnecessary damage' to his instrument panel and seat in his efforts to regain the cockpit!
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Dukely on Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:19 am

How dare you you immediately assume its rage induced damage! Lol I can see why you might think that. Thats not the case, it was acting weird for awhile which can be seen in my latest RoF videos. Its pretty much stuck on full right even though I'm not moving the stick. I tried this with multiple games to make sure It was the stick and not controls. All bad! Good story though.

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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by SeaLord on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:51 am

Glad you liked it. You should look him up, his experiences are very interesting.
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Nefaro on Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:26 am

Dukely wrote:How dare you you immediately assume its rage induced damage! Lol I can see why you might think that. Thats not the case, it was acting weird for awhile which can be seen in my latest RoF videos. Its pretty much stuck on full right even though I'm not moving the stick. I tried this with multiple games to make sure It was the stick and not controls. All bad! Good story though.

What type of stick were you using?

I have a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro sitting around somewhere, if you need it.

I wasn't very fond of it, and I don't have any friends or family who want it, so I can ship it to you.  I would recommend getting at least the inexpensive Thrustmaster HOTAS at some point, and eventually a CH stick and pedals if you're really serious, but you can have this freebie now.  Just let me know.
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Dukely on Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:59 am

Thanks, very nice of you to offer. I noticed the stick I had in my Amazon wishlist is gone, so I think someone may of got it for me as a gift.

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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Nefaro on Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:36 am

Dukely wrote:Thanks, very nice of you to offer. I noticed the stick I had in my Amazon wishlist is gone, so I think someone may of got it for me as a gift.


Let me know if one doesn't show up sometime. This one is just gathering dust so it's an open offer.
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Dukely on Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:08 am

Thanks, I'll be sure to take you up on that, if I don't get it this holiday.

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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Nefaro on Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:35 am

So did you get the stick on your wishlist?

If so, which one is it?

If not, do you want me to send my Logitech?
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Dukely on Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:26 am

I did get it! Its a Saitek X52. Had some problems with the horrible software when I first got it, but its working well now.

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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by DrZebra on Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:21 am

nice! so you can take to the skies again, finally!

(I am still flying with the broken stick, but since I know when it quirks i kinda get along... the rudder behaves odd on throtteling back, but hey, "Wer bremst hat angst!" (who brakes is afraid)
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Re: What Did You Do To The Joystick?

Post by Dukely on Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:24 pm

Yes, I've been playing a lot more RoF lately and another game, that you should see videos of soon...


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