If you know that there is an update for DCS but starting DCS does not offer an update for you, you can start update from command prompt by going to DCS bin folder and starting dcs_updater.exe with update option:
When trying to get Warthog HOTAS throttle EAC switch (or any other manufacturers controllers switch) to work as an landing gear handle on a Hornet, it only works every time when switch is turned into up “ARM” position:
To get on/off switches working normally (turn switch ARM -> gears in, turn switch OFF -> gears down) on a DCS, you can use Alternative keybindings mod for DCS. To add this mod into DCS, a software called OvGME is used. OvGME can make selected mods to work in DCS.
After clicking “Go!” you should see “Alternative keybindings” mod on a list. Enable it by selecting it and clicking “Enable selected” or by double clicking it.
Leave OvGME running and start DCS and go to Control settings. Now you should see alternative controls in control list. Then just map Warthogs EAC switch to Landing Gear Control Handle as seen in pic below (JOY_BTN24)
This guide will show you how to install SIMVIM firmware to Arduino Mega to be used on a home cockpit. For more information about hardware and SIMVIM Xplane -plugin visit: www.simvim.com
This guide was done with Windows but it should work also in Ubuntu
Note if using Ubuntu! purge “modemmanager” program if not needed. It reserves Arduino Mega USB port when connected to a PC and SimVim firmware upload does not succeed. You might also need to eject USB before upload can be achieved.
Arduino Mega with USB cable to PC. (Do not connect it now!)