This guide will show you how to configure your Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 - Mode 2 transmitter as the input to your flight simulator. I'm using the excellent and free RC Desk Pilot with the FT Old Fogey model to practice flying my Smash Drone.
Note that I'm using PPJoy which requires disabling driver signing, which isn't ideal. Supposedly vJoy works with T6sim, but I couldn't get it working.
Download RC Desk Pilot
Grab the Flite Test models for RC Desk Pilot. We'll want the FT Old Fogey, which has very similar flight characteristics to the Smash Drone. Unzip them into the Aircraft folder in Documents -> RC Desk Pilot.
Identify and download the proper driver for your trainer cable, as detailed in the t6config documentation.
Download ppjoysetup-0-8-4-6.exe. We'll use this to create a virtual joystick that the simulator understands, reading in the data sent by T6Sim.
Turn Windows 8 Driver signing off. This is called Test Mode. Here's a guide with pictures from sparkfun or follow these steps:
Install PPJoy. You should see a popup like this at some point, install anyway:
I had to reboot at this point, otherwise T6sim wouldn't send the control data to the PPJoy controller.
Calibrate your virtual joystick by opening the start menu and searching for "usb game," and pick "Setup USB Game Controllers"
Launch RC Desk Pilot and hit start sim
Hit ESC and go to controls. Pick the right controller if it isn't already selected and move your sticks. Make sure all the controls are assigned to the right channels and you're ready to fly!