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Well here I am again so let you all in whats really going on. Part 1, consider it a preamble.   Goal: requirements ie Start of the Plan.   Requirements Control Command_Name (variable) Channel Number Digital Ports Header 5 Header 6 Arduino mega for hardware (this gives me 16 analog inputs) Use CAN bus for communications Use big joystick for the software. and modify it to work with more analog inputs, communication via CAN bus versus USB which has its share of problems ...
What have I done? It seems that I have created a monster. Originally, when I started with this undertaking, I made first of several statements, and they are worth repeating.http://www.phoenixcomm.net/~phnx2000/sim/software.shtml No KeyBoard encoders. Must use standard equipment protocols. AIRINC-410, ARINC-429, MIL-1553, etc. Must be able to support x-number of crew stations. ie. P51, 747, L1011, B-52, Starship Enterprise, or naval craft's: CICS bridge, etc. If you wish to read my diatrib ...
NexGen: Hacking a Sitek X-35 Joystick.Converting the Game Port to USB - Part 1    THE ANALYSIS:   - Disassemble the unit, and give them a bath, but if your handles turned gummy, I used "Brake Clean" in the Red Can. You will need some elbow grease as well. The GamePort cable has these 15 wires: black, white, red, purple, pink, green, light green, yellow, brown-white, black-white, black (dull, thick), orange, gray, red-white, blue. - Identify the wires. You should ring them out ...