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Grand Wing System U.S.A. USB Flight Sim Module Cable for JR

USB Flight Sim Module Cable for JR
Average Customer Rating:
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3 out of 3(100%)customers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for USB Flight Sim Module Cable for JR
Review 1 for USB Flight Sim Module Cable for JR
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botree
I would recommend this to a friend!
no worries, mate
 PostedFebruary 11, 2012
the cable works as described. what is the problem? put the end with the pin in your xmitter and the usb end in your computer (windows OS) and fly!
Review 2 for USB Flight Sim Module Cable for JR
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JasonP
Location: Toronto, ON
Hobbyist Type: Advanced
Frequency of Use: Several times a week
Hobby use: RC Airplanes
Age: 18-24
Length of time in hobby: 1-3 years
I would recommend this to a friend!
Great Cable For Sims
 PostedOctober 23, 2011
I felt I needed to make this review since the other review on here has a lot of complaining of everything EXCEPT for the actual cable. First of all the issues he/she was having about not having the right drivers and not working on Vista was a problem with the simulator he was using! He was using FMS simulator which is a free basic rc simulator which has some problems when installed on a vista machine (I know because I had similar issues with an actual usb transmitter). This cable did just fine connecting to this simulator with my DX6i and any other difficulties had to do with the actual simulator itself.
I also used this cable on a Pheonix simulator and again it worked fine, no problems. A must have if you want to practice your orientation. Oh and by the way, you don't necessarily need to buy a $150 simulator to learn how to fly. Everyone is different but it is important to know that simulators are there to really help you with your orientation when flying. All other skills can be learned on better simulators but a basic sim like FMS will still do wonders! I only used FMS simulator and once I got the orientation down I can do various stunts in a local park with ease.
I am not sure if the other reviewer was just bitter about him feeling a basic simulator wasn't adequate, but everyone is different and you should first practice on anything you can get you hands on. After that you can decide if you're ready or not. Besides, you shouldn't be flying the fastest plane you can find as your first flight if you don't feel comfortable! Look for trainer planes which have a high wing & dihedral.
Bottom line is this cable works well with connecting your DX6i to any computer RC simulator you have!
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Review 3 for USB Flight Sim Module Cable for JR
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Alucard0822
Location: PA
Hobbyist Type: Recreational
Frequency of Use: Several times a week
Hobby use: RC Helicopters
Age: 30-45
Length of time in hobby: 4-10 years
I would recommend this to a friend!
Works with DX6i once set up, setup is difficult
 PostedSeptember 16, 2010
The cable plugs into the DX6i, and will work with all 6 channels in sims, it seems to be well built, and at about 6' long gives enough reach as long as you are close to the computer, a wireless adapter would be great for use with laptop/bigscreen TVs, or computers that are located remotely, or when a USB port is not accesable. You can use a basic airplane program as is or create a "sim" model in your transmitter, expo, dual rates and throws come through fine, and can give you a very good feel for thel differences that programming makes, and if you have a model in the sim that is similar to the model you are training for, you can get a general idea of what different programming will do. This has been helpful, although it will not work with any elevon, flapperon or CCPM heli mix, although a simple channel to channel coupling mix or throttle curve will work fine.
The cable is much less expensive than other adapters, and allows the use of inexpensive and basic sims like Clearview, however the sim must have a game controller setup and calibration feature. There is no software included, only instructions to download a file from a mostly chinese language website, and this proves to be difficult especially being the website is full of dead links, and turned out to be wrong (correct one is http://n.ethz.ch/~mmoeller/fms/index_e.html). There is also a glitch that keeps the program from working with Vista. The "fix" is to download and install the software/drivers to an obsolete computer(luckily enough I have one), copy d3drm.dll from this obsolete computer, and paste it in windows system 32 folder. Or there are a few places that have the file available for download if you look around. After this, you have the drivers, although in one Vista 64 computer it worked without them, the FMS sim is pretty much worthless, but it is free.
While this cable works, and can allow you to use your spektrum/JR TX with an inexpensive sim, about all it will teach you is basic orientation and controls, the models are nowhere near accurate in their controls, and for anyone that is looking to actually practice intermediate flying or 3D, you need a good sim. In my case, the $10 cable let me learn the value of a good sim, and that basic sims have little correlation in how a model will actually handle. In this case a decent sim like Phoenix comes with a cable, and is accurate enough to give a general idea of what expo and travel setting to use with the real life model.
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