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Old Jul 12, 2002, 03:17 PM
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Flight Sim. cable


I am looking for a cable to connect my futaba sport 4 ch radio to usb. On the back of the radio it looks to be like an s-video cable. Anybody know where to get a cable for this, and does anybody have a link to that free flight simulator that everybody raves about. Thanks
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Old Jul 12, 2002, 04:14 PM
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try here...


http://fms1.mattclement.com/
Old Jul 12, 2002, 04:19 PM
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Check out this link.
I can't remember their homepage, but I bought a cable to interface my Airtronics to my computer. Price depends on what kind of connection you want (USB, Serial port, Game port, ect).
I believe they have cables for just about any kind of radio, and FMS comes free with the cable.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1747271204

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Old Jul 13, 2002, 05:00 AM
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Another option is http://www.rc-electronics.co.uk/

Everyone on the FMS forums seems to rave about Ken's interfaces. Never any problems and he ships world-wide.

The basic address for the free FMS sim is http://simulator.home.pages.de/

BTW I don't believe matt clement (the first link given) makes the more complex USB interface.

Steve
Old Jul 13, 2002, 03:16 PM
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Matt wasn't making USB back when I bought a parallel port unit from him. Don't know about now...

I didn't think FMS was compatible with USB devices. Read that a while back on one of the USB adapter cable mfg.'s website. Was it just their cable then?

Matt did an excellent job on my adapter, and has a stellar reputation on this forum. If you don't mind the serial or parallel port connections, I'd say go with his stuff.

One other thought. A buddy of mine has the new USB Tx/adapter for the RealFlight simulator. He can either use it by itself or plug his Hitec Eclipse into the "buddy port" and use his real Tx. Pretty cool for about $80.

Wings
Old Jul 13, 2002, 05:57 PM
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FMS / Futaba


As I've mentioned before, I use Ken Hewitt's PIC based USB cable and have had no problems whatsoever. I think it's one of those things that you get and take for granted that it will always work - no glitches, smooth, reliable - the thing just works. I wish I could say the same for most other things I use.
I use XP/Futaba FF6 and FF7/FMS/RCCSIM etc

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Old Jul 13, 2002, 06:08 PM
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Re: Flight Sim. cable


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I am looking for a cable to connect my futaba sport 4 ch radio to usb. On the back of the radio it looks to be like an s-video cable. Anybody know where to get a cable for this, and does anybody have a link to that free flight simulator that everybody raves about. Thanks


...when you order from Matt ....he sends you the FMS software free ..on a CD..!
Old Jul 13, 2002, 06:12 PM
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..another web site for Cables...


http://www.rc-electronics.co.uk/
Old Jul 14, 2002, 04:03 AM
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Re: ..another web site for Cables...


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http://www.rc-electronics.co.uk/
Remarkably like the one I posted 5 messages up . BTW this is the site of Ken Hewitt as recommended by Tonyo.

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Old Jul 14, 2002, 06:35 AM
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Doesn't look like Matt makes one for JR radios...if he did I'd be interested in one for those rainy days...
Old Jul 14, 2002, 07:00 PM
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hello guys

sorry i didnt catch this thread.

i do not currently make a JR interface.

i do not currently make a usb interface.


the usb interfaces work much like a joystick interface from what i understand. its the same as having a joystick hooked up which will work on ANY simulator. i might start working on a joystick interface for the higher levels of compatibility with other games/sims.

i would also second ken's interfaces as i have heard only good stuff about him. steve lewin is also a great guy to ask questions about FMS as i see his name a lot on the info boards. between me and those two gentleman one of us should be able to help you.
Old Jul 14, 2002, 08:50 PM
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to matt ..


does this... http://rc.matthewclement.com/ ... not work anymore ?
Old Jul 15, 2002, 01:14 AM
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I have one of Ken's USB cables (connected to my Hitec Flash 5X Tx) and I'm very happy with it.
Old Jul 15, 2002, 06:30 PM
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www.simblaster.com

Joystick interface, works with any flight sim or software, comes with FMS and models on a CD, it has a JR version...and best of all they are right here in North America (U.S.)

I have one and love it. They have wicked customer service as well.

T.
Old Jul 15, 2002, 09:52 PM
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The RC-Electronics cable is a bit cheaper ($40 compared with $65) - although the shipping cost may tip the balance. Both can run other flight sims apart from FMS.


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