From Silent Wings Wiki
There are a few things you can do if you like to use special hardware with Silent Wings:
- Connect your PDA to the serial port on your PC (or use a USB-to-serial adapter), and use PDA soaring software like in a real glider.
- Use the special serial data string format to get a high-speed output of the aircraft state, and use these data for your own projects, like driving instruments or driving a full-motion cockpit.
- Create your own simulator cockpit, and create your own controls based on USB joysticks. Cheap USB joysticks can be disassebled and the internals used for custom-built sticks, pedals and other controls.
People share their experiences about joysticks and pedals, and how they work with Silent Wings