Controls - Landing gear "HOLD" option apart of toggle.

Hello,
I managed to get Cargo scoop working on second position of x52 Pro stick "mode-roller". So when I switch roller to second position, led turns pink and cargo scoop (button set to "hold" in elite controls) is opened as long as roller is on 2nd position.

It would be awesome to be able to use 3rd position of the roller for landing gear - but as roller works as a stable, non momentary switch (its "on" as particular position as long as it is in that position) this works for cargo scoop (as "held" button) but landing gear is controller as a "toggle" button in elite controls.

Could you add configure option (same way as cargo scoop) to have landing gear button configurable as hold/toggle?
 
I second this Hard. I have the exact same Joystick and throttle, and this would work so much better. Currently it works, but it is clumsily and could feel so much better if it worked as a "hold" option. The exact same thing with lights and night vision. Using switchs for these would be so amazing, and it would be awesome if your team could look into it
 
If you are using "mode switch" metal roller for this, it can be done - in logitech software bind a macro to roller position 3 - sending "L" key twice. Press and release on entering position 3, and press and release on exiting position 3.

Without "HOLD" button mode in elite though - this is problematic because you cant retract landing gear when its deployed automatically during docking. You have to press L then.
As for the lights, and night vision - Im using throttle "mouse nipple" for this - set as bands in logitech software. Tried using it as an analog thrusters (after rebinding it to unused roller axes with registry hack attached) and it was great, but it's positioned stupid on the throttle and it wasnt ergonomic.

You can also use MFD buttons and rollers by the way ,)

But still, a HOLD option would be great.
 
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Hello,
I managed to get Cargo scoop working on second position of x52 Pro stick "mode-roller". So when I switch roller to second position, led turns pink and cargo scoop (button set to "hold" in elite controls) is opened as long as roller is on 2nd position.

It would be awesome to be able to use 3rd position of the roller for landing gear - but as roller works as a stable, non momentary switch (its "on" as particular position as long as it is in that position) this works for cargo scoop (as "held" button) but landing gear is controller as a "toggle" button in elite controls.

Could you add configure option (same way as cargo scoop) to have landing gear button configurable as hold/toggle?
theres one problem though.

Elite doesnt register sliders or switches as inputs.

that one slider switch on the throttle is completely useless for elite.
 
I second this for the use of the TM Warthog throttle. It has several hold switches, which can hardly be used in Elite.
 
Which particular are you writing about?
I am using them - slider next to D button is set as sensor zoom axis, roller around the E button is used for tuning while scanning.
Rollers on MFD I can bind to anything - currently next/previous target, and setting throttle (by throttle up throttle down)

Rollers on MFD are available to the game - with a little hack: install vJoy driver (to give you a wirtual joystick to remap to) and remap these buttons with FreePIE and code below:
Code:
from System import Int16

if starting:
	   
	# Joystick index
	x52pro = joystick[1]
   


# Map Throttle Base buttons and rollers to vjoy buttons so they can be used in game
vJoy[0].setButton(0, x52pro.getDown(31)) # Left Roller Click 
vJoy[0].setButton(1, x52pro.getDown(32)) # Start/Stop
vJoy[0].setButton(2, x52pro.getDown(33)) # Reset
vJoy[0].setButton(3, x52pro.getDown(34)) # Left Roller Up
vJoy[0].setButton(4, x52pro.getDown(35)) # Left Roller Down
vJoy[0].setButton(5, x52pro.getDown(36)) # Right Roller Up
vJoy[0].setButton(6, x52pro.getDown(37)) # Right Roller Down
vJoy[0].setButton(7, x52pro.getDown(38)) # Right Roller Click


#vJoy[0].x = x52pro.x
#vJoy[0].y = x52pro.y
#vJoy[0].rz = x52pro.zRotation
#vJoy[0].z = x52pro.sliders[0]


#diagnostics.watch(vJoy[0].x)
#diagnostics.watch(vJoy[0].y)
#diagnostics.watch(vJoy[0].z)
#diagnostics.watch(vJoy[0].rz)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.x)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.y)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.z)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.xRotation)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.yRotation)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.zRotation)
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.sliders[0])
#diagnostics.watch(x52pro.sliders[1])
 
i have the X56 and elite has never registered the slider on my throttle, so i have everything on button presses aside for the axis knobs for things like FSS and radar.
 
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