What Games are you playing right now? [2]


  1. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 21H2
       #2671

    Today I received my Thrustmaster T.16000M Flight Control System and I'd highly recommend it if you like to fly about the skies

    The Stick is super smooth and when you plug it into MS Flight Simulator 2020 it is default configured so that all the important controls ( throttle, flaps, gear ) are all default configured plus many others. The control stick uses Hall Effect sensors on the x/y axis that give over 16K levels resolution. A standard Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet has only 4096.....

    Spent $70 for a slightly used Thrustmaster T.16000M on Amazon and on my maiden flights with the stick DID NOT CRASH ONCE..... even landed (Illegally) on the lake where I live

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-kwajalein-1.jpg

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-kwajalein-2.jpg

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-big-bear-1.jpg

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-big-bear-2.jpg

    The first two screen prints are of my takeoff and flight around Kwajalein Atoll
    and the second two are from around the mountain lake I live near.

    Weather is real world but the real world simulation does time of day and weather simulation only and is lacking programming for wildfires so the skies are clear rather than smokey (California is burning.... Again)
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  2. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2672

    Frabnkhs said:
    Today I received my Thrustmaster T.16000M Flight Control System and I'd highly recommend it if you like to fly about the skies

    The Stick is super smooth and when you plug it into MS Flight Simulator 2020 it is default configured so that all the important controls ( throttle, flaps, gear ) are all default configured plus many others. The control stick uses Hall Effect sensors on the x/y axis that give over 16K levels resolution. A standard Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet has only 4096.....

    Spent $70 for a slightly used Thrustmaster T.16000M on Amazon and on my maiden flights with the stick DID NOT CRASH ONCE..... even landed (Illegally) on the lake where I live

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-kwajalein-1.jpg

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-kwajalein-2.jpg

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-big-bear-1.jpg

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-big-bear-2.jpg

    The first two screen prints are of my takeoff and flight around Kwajalein Atoll
    and the second two are from around the mountain lake I live near.

    Weather is real world but the real world simulation does time of day and weather simulation only and is lacking programming for wildfires so the skies are clear rather than smokey (California is burning.... Again)
    Have you seen any of this ?
    10 amazing things we'''ve learned about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 | CNN Travel
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  3. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 21H2
       #2673

    Thanks for the article. First thing I did was buzzed my cabin at an illegally low altitude and landed on the lake with a sea plane

    The Simulator has a Drone mode for below tree level quadcopter exploring
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  4. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2674

    Frabnkhs said:
    Thanks for the article. First thing I did was buzzed my cabin at an illegally low altitude and landed on the lake with a sea plane

    The Simulator has a Drone mode for below tree level quadcopter exploring
    I can't afford FS 2020 yet for various reasons, last one I had was 2000. Don't remember exactly when it was but I got first version long ago at Toronto island airport where they had promo for it. At that time logging FS flight time counted as part of training for pilot license which I got in 1985. I had 1/2 shared in Cesna 120 which we flew around Ontario, him looking for old small diesel engines and me for classic cars.
    Btw, I soloed glider in 1968.
    One of my first stunts with FS was flying under St Louis arch and London bridge.
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  5. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #2675

    @Frabnkhs,

    How complicated is that game? I mean that in a good way. Do you have a lot of control knobs and switches available or are they canned controls for all aircraft?

    Just curious.
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  6. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 21H2
       #2676

    sygnus21 said:
    @Frabnkhs,

    How complicated is that game? I mean that in a good way. Do you have a lot of control knobs and switches available or are they canned controls for all aircraft?

    Just curious.
    Well, the entire keyboard is mapped to game functions, including the number pad. My Thrustmaster stick has 14 buttons, all mapped plus the games has live weather and air traffic plus live local Air Traffic Control chatter (plane to tower comms), all Curtesy of the Internet

    So yeah, it's a bit complex

    As complex as Orbiter, which was programmed by real life rocket scientists
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  7. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #2677

    Right, thousands of buttons. Got it.
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  8. Posts : 502
    Windows 11 Pro 22543.1000 rs_prerelease
       #2678

    sygnus21 said:
    Right, thousands of buttons. Got it.
    You can turn on lots of assistance if you want it easier.
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  9. Posts : 208
    Windows 10 21H2
       #2679

    sygnus21 said:
    Right, thousands of buttons. Got it.
    You can also go to the "In Cockpit" view.... All switches & controls (except control column or stick) are fully functional (with your mouse/trackball)

    Cockpit of the Icon A5 seaplane

    What Games are you playing right now? [2]-icon-a5-cockpit.jpg
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  10. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #2680

    Frabnkhs said:
    You can also go to the "In Cockpit" view.... All switches & controls (except control column or stick) are fully functional (with your mouse/trackball)
    Yeah, that's what I was asking. Thanks
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