[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Jan-01-02 AT 08:36AM (EDT)[/font][p]I would like a few people to act as beta testers for a small app I am witing for fs2002.
the function of the app is to provide custom force feedback files for individual aircraft in fs2002.
The idea is to fully disable the force feedback generated by the sim and add custom routines from an external application.
What I intend to do is provide forces and off centre forces dependent on aircraft realtime parameters, the
feel can be taylored to the specific airfile.
light controls with forward bias on ground not moving... elevator feel as airspeed increases.....
load increasing with speed, feel changes with flaps / gear etc.
I will hopefully produce a gui editor for the parameters at a later stage if things work out.
What I need from the testers are the following.
Real world time in a small ga aircraft (just to start with - will be expanded to heavies later - this is purely because more people here have more time in light aircraft han heavies)
A force feedback joystick conforming to directinput - most are - I can send you a test routine to see -
Directx 8.1 - must be installed.
VB6 Runtime - I can provide a link
edit *** ooops and of course, FSUIUPC - the latest ****
Also, I would like to ask for the following from real time light a/c pilots as a guide and discussion point.
(My own 172 / 152 experience is limited to about 100 hours but I have another coupla hundred in ultralights)
please provide a talk through of the forces felt on a typical circuit.. the guys who fly regular - i dont unfortunately - will be far better placed to consider this on their next flight..
climbing / turns
high bank turns
level flight and speed effects
Joe. (Captn S.)