USE AS A STANDALONE JOYSTICK:
You only have to replace the HOTAS sensor module, for the FSSB R3 Lighting using information from the video FSSB-R3-Warthog Alone and connect the FSSB-R3 Lighting to your computer via the mini USB found in the FSSB-R3 Lighting, the FSSB-R3 Lighting will be recognized as an HID device.
You can use any Windows tools for game devices compatible with HID, and the Joystick will be displayed on all applications that can handle HID devices with the name "FSSB R3 XXXXX". Where XXXX will be the name of the firmware installed
During quality control process, which is done manually to each unit manufactured, the FSSB R3 Lighting is calibrated and adjusted, but has also included an electronic calibration that allows the user to perform this operation as many times as necessary.
Following the R3 style, FSSB-R3 Lighting has the last features included in the SMM (special Modes Menus) plus some additional only available for the Lighting.
HAT as POV or TRIM. The HAT switch can be modified at any time to behave like a POV (default) or trim command. This allows during the use of the joystick, the HAT control the views or submit your information to 4 HID buttons for use as TRIM, that is their function in real life.
FULL SCALE CONTROL to select between four possible full scale settings of the axes X and Y, this adjusts the ratio between force applied to the joystick and the signal sent to the computer. Although this looks like a sensitivity adjustment control is not exactly the same. This setting is ideal for adjusting joystick response in complex situations, such as a landing, refueling maneuver, ground attack. The setting values are FSC 1:1 3:4 1:4 1:2
NEUTRAL POSITION ADJUSTMENT. The adjustment of the neutral position manually allows exact adjustment of the neutral position of FSSB R3, in previous models R1 and R2, this adjustment was done through potentiometers on the electronic board, now is done using digital potentiometers, which are adjusted by the firmware when the user need, including in the middle of a flight mission.
Sound/Light. These two options let you independently enable or disable the beep sound and light signals. The LIGHT option only is available in the FSSB-R3 Lighting model; the previous version lacks this functionality.
DX Buttons/Add BUTTONS. With this feature the user can create or remove the additional DX Buttons device what are part of composite device jointly to the main joystick device.
Warning Sound LEVEL. Set the percentage for the warning sound level from 1 to 99% and calculated with the actual sensibility and full scale control in 4:4
BFA LEVEL. Adjustable independently in Roll and Pitch, let you select in four steps from 0 to 10% the level of force applied to break the stable cero position.
MEMORY SLOTS. Four memory slots to save/load custom configurations.
Some features are only available in the RS_HID_DEV_TOOL program and they cannot be changed in flight, but others can be changed in flight through the Special Mode Menu (SMM).
During the selection of special modes (SMM) a beep sound/light will indicate that the FSSB-R3 is in configuration mode when not hear/see any beep/light the FSSB-R3 is in normal operating mode.
Unlike R1 and R2 models, the new R3 has a proprietary RealSimulator electronic system, both analog and digital processing, and can be used in two ways, as an upgrade and independently. Therefore behave as two separate joysticks, which can operate independently or together.
As well as TUSBA R2, RUSBA and FUSBA, FSSB-R3 is firmware upgradeable. At the moment there are the following firmwares available:
- MJF: standard firmware for modern jet fighter.
- BMS: special version for Falcon 4 BMS.
- LCJ (Last Chance Joystick): version that include the stick and throttle axes
- SSF: version for space ships fighters.
- AER: AER firmware is the MJF firmware customized with the suggestions and necessities of flight aerobatics gamers
- SSF_LH: special version of SSF for left hands users.
During the selection of special modes, a beep will sound, or a light will flash, or both, indicating that the FSSB-R3 is in configuration mode when not hear any beep or flash any light. the FSSB-R3 is in normal operating mode.