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...since I'm rated and I fly as a first officer on the real 737...
Unfortunately I haven't tried the 777 or the 747 by PMDG in years so I can't really tell what the differences are but as far as I understand from you I picked the harder plane to configure
A switch you prefere it´s hard to find on the market, but you can build this by your own.
That´s nice, so I can ask you if the rudder trimknop works in same way. Here I have also the possibility to use an encoder or a switch like above descripted.
If you already have a HID Controller
...but they are pretty hard to rotate, I'm scared a spring won't be able to handle it...
In the meantime can I ask you if once I get it I have to do everything with that or if I can still keep using Mobiflight in the traditional way and VJOY only for what I need?
...and the rudder trim switch moves definitely less than 45° each direction, probably around 30°
Anyway, I will take into consideration to buy a dedicated board like the BU0836...
You don't need a MobiFlight for these switches, you can assign them directly via FSUIPC
You as a Pilot.... Do you looking for a Homecockpit that looks 100% Real OR do you enjoy just the real optics in your job and you need just a "Fun Simulator" to test some things.
Compromises are required when it comes to the flashing characters in the IAS / MACH display. They cannot be reproduced with MF.
For example some rotary switches in a real B737 have a 45° switching angle.....
The 32 switches on the BU0836 are a switch matrix. Using these in a Sim can be problematic when two buttons are pressed at the same time.
Ok we go for 30°. In this case a rotation switch should be fit too. Due to the fat knob, the notch force is may negligible
And this is one of the things I hate about the 737, so many different hardwares, the overhead just looks like a mess compared to an Airbus or even more recent Boeings.
This means that a matrix would also no longer be possible here.