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Good luck with the conversion to USB. Perhaps you could share the experience so that others could do the same if they came across similar 'military surplus' kit?

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AFAIK the control handle delivers -5V ... +5V signals whereas USB/Game controller port works in the 0...+5V range.

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I'm looking to "simply" remove all the original electronics and replace it with new one

I also have an Commander handle so for now it's at my office

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Well, I just know that the Danish Army, back in the days, did with a simple signal converter, leaving the handles fully intact. So, maybe the creation of a signal converter has two advantages,

1) being faster and cheaper to accomplish

2) leaving the gear intact for a possibly higher resale value

Remember, the thing that you have in your possession cost the taxpayer nearly 20,000 bucks back in the day.

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Well...it's quite easier than it appears!!! Actually...I have already done it for a controller such as this! Should you require any assistance, please feel free to pm me!

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I got this few month ago after the end of Belgian Leopard

I have to turn it to USB

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We've converted a few of those Leopard 1 gunners control handles to USB and have recently started to develop our own desktop gunnery training version.

https://www.facebook.com/afvsim/

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Oh, i'm green with envy...

+1 (I keep dropping suggestions that I'd be available for safekeeping for one of ours, but no dice - seems they count all as 'war material')

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Why would I possibly want an A10 ground attack jet pilot's stick to control my tanks?

cause it's build in the original tank (Leo2A5) - the attachment...

;-)

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Well,

The TC's control stick that you see in that screenshot is fixed. It only has a thumbswitch to control the turret. So now "stick-moving" :-P

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I have also asked on another thread but now found this one - how do you actually map any joystick axis ? Buttons I can do but not the axis?

Thanks for any pointers.

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I have also asked on another thread but now found this one - how do you actually map any joystick axis ? Buttons I can do but not the axis?

Thanks for any pointers.

Xpadder has made the Saitek Farming Simulator Vehicle Side Panel work in SB and other games I play. Without Xpadder all of the games I play are blind to it, even though it is shown in the Window's game controller panel.

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Alt+J (I think, maybe it's Shift+J or Ctrl+J) inverts the Y axis. That's it. Some of the reasoning behind it is explained in the other thread.

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