Glider stick?

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Glider stick?

Postby kingmaddog » Sat May 06, 2017 0:24

Hello, will there be a adapter to add a stick used in gliders?

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Re: Glider stick?

Postby UIV » Sat May 06, 2017 12:56

More details, please.

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Re: Glider stick?

Postby kingmaddog » Tue Apr 10, 2018 13:28

Like a stick used in a sailplain :)

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Re: Glider stick?

Postby AeroGator » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:36

kingmaddog wrote:Like a stick used in a sailplain :)

To our shame, we haven't flown sailplanes (yet).
So probably the answer is "no", but it'd be interesting to see what sort of stick you mean. Would you upload a picture so we could have some idea?
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Re: Glider stick?

Postby kingmaddog » Wed Apr 11, 2018 22:42

It's quite simple

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Have a look at condorsoaring.com realistic soaring sim. I use it in the winter period to train, maybe it can be a new market opportunity. I mean... They still advice using the Microsoft side winder force feedback 2 that thing is quite old...

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Re: Glider stick?

Postby AeroGator » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39

What remains unclear is, WHY our grips be that KG12 or MCG can't be used for gliding?
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Re: Glider stick?

Postby Alex VKB FSC » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:09

I guess it's a 'look & feel' thing - more feel than look though. Having flown gliders a few times, I do get why this question is being raised.

Glider sticks are usually literally just a stick/pipe sticking out of the cockpit 'floor' / seat with just one or two buttons at your disposal. The fancy sticks are exactly what the picture shows a couple of posts back.

My personal take on this is that this is a niche market in simulation where only a few would really buy a pure glider grip. If anything, it would be wiser to try to add a button or two to the GF MCG Pro extension. Just because the extension itself is a fairly close approximation of your garden variety glider stick. :wink:
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