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Sep 30, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Using rc airplane controller as sim joystick


Is it possible to take my futaba skyport 4 (6-pin din) and turn it into a controller for a simulator like realflight g5.5. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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Sep 30, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mranavayaII
Is it possible to take my futaba skyport 4 (6-pin din) and turn it into a controller for a simulator like realflight g5.5. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
You don't need to "turn it into", you can just use the supplied cable to connect it to the Realflight controller.

Note that Realflight will not work without its own controlled plugged in (it forms the copy protect mechanism), so you can't substitute a transmitter for the controller, but you can feed it through the controller.

However, since your transmitter is really no better than the regular Realflight controller, and in fact lacks the extra channels on the controller, I don't see what the point would be.

You could use the transmitter with other simulators, but will probably need a suitable cable to connect to USB on the computer. The first thing to do is to decide which sim you want to buy.
Sep 30, 2011, 10:48 PM
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If you insist on using that Futaba Skysport-4:
http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...ight_G4_5.html
Sep 30, 2011, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by coriolan
If you insist on using that Futaba Skysport-4:
http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...ight_G4_5.html
If i did this would my controller be read as a joystick in the computer though.
Oct 01, 2011, 12:15 AM
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Yes, that dongle convert the ppm pulse train coming out of the trainer jack to a signal compatible with the USB port of any computer. There is a forum on RCG dedicated to Sim with more expertise on the subject:
https://www.rcgroups.com/simulators-172/
Oct 01, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by coriolan
If you insist on using that Futaba Skysport-4:
http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...ight_G4_5.html
What do they mean by:
Compatible with RealFlight G4.5. Includes driver software.

Have they broken the RealFlight copy protection? Note that 4.5 is an old version.
Oct 01, 2011, 11:36 PM
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Have they broken the RealFlight copy protection?

That's not beyond HK practices They have similar products for XTR/AeroFly/FMS,Phoenix RC:
http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...roFly_FMS.html


http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...hoenix_RC.html


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