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12-28-2008 01:42 PM  8 years agoPost 1
bigdad390

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I have been looking for how to construct an adapter to use my DX7 as a controller on a simulator. I know it can be done, but have not had any luck finding a schematic on how to wire it.

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12-28-2008 04:29 PM  8 years agoPost 2
george0079

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The Phoenix sim comes with one

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-28-2008 05:50 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Mike66

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You can buy a USB adapter from Ka-Planes for $8 that will fit the JR and Spektrum transimitters.

http://www.ka-planes.com/inc/sdetail/714

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12-28-2008 06:23 PM  8 years agoPost 4
daytona7

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Cable

Depends on what sim you have. My G3.5 came with the adapter which fits my DX6i, (JR adapter) if not mistaken

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12-28-2008 11:38 PM  8 years agoPost 5
bigdad390

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Thanks all, however one reason I got into this hobby is that I enjoy making and building stuff. I know I can purchase one, but I would like to build one myself.

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12-29-2008 02:54 PM  8 years agoPost 6
pH7

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You still didn't say what sim you want to use this with. If it is one of the good ones: Phoenix, Reflex XTR, Real Flight, you aren't likely to be successful. Their USB device is also the software key to allow the sim to run. To build one is possible, but technically very challenging not to mention illegal. Also, any information you might need is proprietary.

If you want to interface it to use as a joystick in game programs or free sims like fms then it can be done. You might want to check out their links page. There is information in there about building an interface.

If you really want to do this you have a lot more spare time than I do, and I'm retired.

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12-29-2008 02:59 PM  8 years agoPost 7
bigdad390

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You still didn't say what sim you want to use this with. If it is one of the good ones: Phoenix, Reflex XTR, Real Flight, you aren't likely to be successful. Their USB device is also the software key to allow the sim to run. To build one is possible, but technically very challenging not to mention illegal. Also, any information you might need is proprietary.

If you want to interface it to use as a joystick in game programs or free sims like fms then it can be done. You might want to check out their links page. There is information in there about building an interface.

If you really want to do this you have a lot more spare time than I do, and I'm retired.
Yes, lets say I want to use FMS.

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12-29-2008 03:09 PM  8 years agoPost 8
pH7

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It may not have been clear in my earlier post, but in that post, click on "fms", that will take you to their web site. You can read the whole thing to get more information. On the left side of their home page click on "Links". There is plenty of info there about building your own interface.

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12-29-2008 04:08 PM  8 years agoPost 9
bigdad390

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It may not have been clear in my earlier post, but in that post, click on "fms", that will take you to their web site. You can read the whole thing to get more information. On the left side of their home page click on "Links". There is plenty of info there about building your own interface.
Yes, I have done that, however every link tries to sell me phones or offers to me to purchase the web address or leads me to " The webpage cannot be found
HTTP 404
Most likely causes:
There might be a typing error in the address.
If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date"

I'm talking about connecting two wires from a standard 1/8" jack to a USB plug, does no one here know how???????

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12-30-2008 01:34 AM  8 years agoPost 10
pH7

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I'm talking about connecting two wires from a standard 1/8" jack to a USB plug, does no one here know how???????
No, that won't work. Every one I have ever seen has a PIC (Programmable Instruction Chip) that requires software. Any DIY, PPM to USB interface that I have ever seen includes the firmware and PIC to accomplish the necessary conversion of the PPM stream out of the trainer port of the Tx to interface it to look like an analog joystick to Windows.

I have seen plans to connect the PPM stream directly to the audio input and software on Windows to do the conversion. I thought that I found that on the fms site, but that was quite a while ago that I saw that.

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01-02-2009 05:15 PM  8 years agoPost 11
DarkSide41

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Will this work as a normal PC joystick ?
http://www.ka-planes.com/inc/sdetail/714

I'm looking for a way to use my DX7 in the online RC DogFight game and keep RC like controls . The USB cable that comes with Phoenix only works with Phoenix (Great sim BTW)

The Free RC Dogfight game I'm refering to is here:

http://www.realitycraft.com/games.php

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01-03-2009 07:34 PM  8 years agoPost 12
briangp

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I have seen plans to connect the PPM stream directly to the audio input and software on Windows to do the conversion. I thought that I found that on the fms site, but that was quite a while ago that I saw that.
worked on my Blade CP transmitter, cept for thats how I realized that it was the problem with my heli. I 'modified' and spliced to cords together, one S-video adapter from my spare pile, and an 3.5mm jack. Install with ppjoy and voila! I might have to try this now with my Dx6i. After awhile I couldn't figure out why my collective axis was bouncing all over the place, when I realized it was the same glitch that was getting reproduced in flight, it all made sense.

bigdad30 I'll start working on it in the next few days. I'm sure this is very easy. USB cords are only 4 pin.

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04-04-2009 06:08 PM  8 years agoPost 13
etraud

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El Paso, Texas, USA ​79936

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DX7 usb Cable or other

Hi all,

have anyone found a solution to connect the Spektrum DX7 to the PC?
what is the best Cable/combination choice for a Free Simulator?
I have read a lot around but not an easy solutio (or hard solution).

please help! I want to start Sim Flying asap! :-)

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04-04-2009 09:27 PM  8 years agoPost 14
DarkSide41

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http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/...?ProdID=SPM1800

No wires

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