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G-Belt settings for flight - negative vertical G and power-saving timeout

I'm using the GS-5/G-Belt for DCS and would like a couple of pointers.

1) Is there a way to tune the maximum vertical G response differently for positive and negative G?

I might hit +9.3 G for positive G when pulling up, however typically when pushing down the negative G will reach a maximum of -3 G.  I'm looking for the best settings to ensure that the G-Belt tightens fully at -3G vertically, and loosens fully at +9.3 G whilst sitting in its middle position at 0 G.

A sub-question is how to get it to reliably tighten when rolling inverted for a period of time, but one assumes this should be taken care of by the above (flying level and inverted producing -1 G).

2) The GS-5 has a power saving timeout that I have increased to 30000 ms. This means the GS-5 can sustain its forces for 30 seconds which is sometimes necessary in long turns such as in dogfighting. It's otherwise quite jarring to be in a hard prolonged turn and suddenly have the seat relax. Is there an analogous setting for the G-Belt?  I often find it relaxing when it should be sustaining its forces, but I can't find a way to adjust that.


1 Answer
Bernard Villers Jr
Best Answer

Both of these are great ideas and have been added to the development work list.


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