| > That is why I am offering to sell you an interface to connect your
| > OWN radio (not some plastic joystick) to your computer and fly RC planes
| > your computer.
| It works well even of XP boxes. I got a couple, one for my kid and
| one for a friend who is laid up in a VA hospital.
I'm skepitcal. Upon seeing a picture of it, it's a parallel port
interface, which is exactly what is known not to work with XP. His
site even says so --
The parallel cable will ONLY work with windows 95/98/ME.. Instead of
the parallel port connector you can also have the Windows 95/98/ME
cable made with a serial connection but the serial cable version
requires the newer serial port chip on the motherboard (166550A uart).
... though perhaps the serial port version would work with XP.
I'm especially amused by this comment under the picture --
(*actual cable may look different*
I reserve the right to deny sales
to anyone for any reason. These cables are NOT for resale anyone
caught distributing my cables will face legal action.)
As if he gets to decide what happens to his cables after he sells
them. I'd like to see what sort of legal action he has in mind ...
Note that these cables are really quite easy to make. Here's some
nice instructions --
Personally, if you want to buy something, I'd suggest paying some
extra and getting a USB adapter, like this guy sells --
(That's just an example -- it's not the only source for something like
that.) It'll make your transmitter look like a joystick to your
computer, allowing you to use it with any program that uses a
joystick, not just FMS. So you can use it with the Slope Soaring
Simulator, with MS Flight Simulator, with anything you want.
It'll also provide power to your buddy box, something the parallel
port version will not. Without power, you'll need to turn your
transmitter on, which means it'll be transmitting unless you remove
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