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okinhim 12-06-2012 11:54 AM

Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
I don't have a real transmitter since i only have a MCXP so i need to get a simulator TX. Can someone point me in the right direction. I can't afford the RealFlight setup at the moment but i want to get to practicing with a sim.

GarySS 12-06-2012 01:20 PM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
Just a thought............go to a RC Auction and look for an old FM transmitter which are going for $dirt and get an adapter cord to connect it to your computer/ Clearview. Or maybe you know some flyers with these old transmitters who would just give one to you. :)

A.T. 12-06-2012 02:54 PM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
Quote:

ORIGINAL: okinhim<span style="font-size: smaller;"> I don't have a real transmitter since i only have a MCXP so i need to get a simulator TX.
Can someone point me in the right direction. I can't afford the RealFlight setup at the moment but i want to get to practicing with a sim.</span>
Quote:

ORIGINAL: GarySS<span style="font-size: smaller;"> Just a thought............go to a RC Auction and look for an old FM transmitter which are going for $dirt
and get an adapter cord to connect it to your computer/ Clearview. Or maybe you know some flyers with these old transmitters who would just give one to you.</span>
As in post #2, check out a cheap 2nd hand Tx, but make sure that it has a trainer port as not all do.
The trainer port also varies from Tx brand and even model. e.g. Futaba had two different types of DINports and now a mini square plug.
A good 2nd hand Hitec Optic 6 or Eclipse 7 are good Tx (have same 6Pin Din Port as Futaba) which can later be converted
for use at field with either PPM or 2.4GHz modules.

Much more information available, even DIYfit sim cable to earlier Tx without a trainer port, under
"Buddy Boxes, Flight Simulator &amp; Interface." at:
Alan's Hobby, Model &amp; RC FAQ Web Links <span style="font-size: smaller;">(quick search = Ctrl+F) </span>

Alan T.

tacx 12-07-2012 08:00 AM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
When in the Clearview site you can purchase a TX that plugs into your PC and dosn't use up batteries. It gets its power from the USB port. I believe it cost about $22.00. I have one and it works great.

okinhim 12-09-2012 02:21 PM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
Any recommendations for rc auctions, you are talking online? all the ones listed in the connections from the Clearview site are out of stock.

okinhim 12-12-2012 04:19 PM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
Does the specktrum dx6i transmitter have the connection needed to use with the simulators?


ghost123uk 12-18-2012 08:04 AM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
Quote:

ORIGINAL: okinhim

Does the specktrum dx6i transmitter have the connection needed to use with the simulators?


I know that it does but the link on the ClearView webpage takes you to [link=http://www.allerc.com/simulators-and-sim-cables-c-91.html]THIS PAGE[/link] but (for me at least) I am not sure which cable to buy. I think it is [link=http://www.allerc.com/gws-usb-simulator-cord-for-jr-tx-p-2989.html]THIS ONE[/link] as their webpage says "Note: All Spectrum transmitters use JR USB cables" Though I note Spektrum is incorrectly spelled iirc ;)

I am waiting for an email back from them and will post back when I know for sure.

okinhim 12-18-2012 04:36 PM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 
I ended up buying the RC Tech 6 CH Flight Simulator Kit from xheli. should be in by friday, we'll see if it works.


ghost123uk 12-19-2012 01:56 AM

RE: Simulator transmitter for ClearView
 

I did similar, I bought the "HeliMaster" one @ ~$30 because it comes with a decent quality T/X (Sim only of course) that is connected and powered by it's own built in USB cable. It should / will work with ClearView too ans since CV now do a free version (you have to buy the models @ ~$4 each) I reckoned I would get that software too (download it from their site) and see which one I like best ;)

So far I am pleased with the "HeliMaster" software, compares well to AeroFlight Pro in dynamics but the scenery and "toys" are obviously not quite as good or varied. But I bought it to learn to fly, not look at the cows etc ;)

BTW, that cable I linked to is the correct one according to an email I just got back from CV but I decided a dedicated, lighter weight T?X that does not use batteries was a better way to go !


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