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Hi,

 

I have a throttle quadrant that I sort of hacked up myself (see here). Is there a way to set up a reverse thrust range by assigning it a keypress below a certain range (it has a detent below "idle", but after calibration as a joystick, It seems that I could only have idle set to below the detent)? I would use FSUIPC, but free doesn't include the right settings and I don't need all the extras of full.

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Hi,

 

I have a throttle quadrant that I sort of hacked up myself (see here). Is there a way to set up a reverse thrust range by assigning it a keypress below a certain range (it has a detent below "idle", but after calibration as a joystick, It seems that I could only have idle set to below the detent)? I would use FSUIPC, but free doesn't include the right settings and I don't need all the extras of full.

 

Assign the F2 button (the default reverse command).

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Assign the F2 button (the default reverse command).

 

I know that that's the button, but my problem is that I can't assign F2 specifically to the throttle reverser range (or any other button). I'm trying to set up a sort of "banded mode" where I can assign the idle position at the detent and a button press for the range below that.

 

I might as well include a better description of the throttle if that helps anyone. It uses a saitek throttle quadrant, but the version that doesn't have its own controller board (it would go through a saitek yoke), so I wired its (throttle's) pots to the 'board of an old joystick.

 

This means that calibration through windows is like a joystick - it has me move an axis over its entire range, then leave it at center, then do the next axis. I noticed that if I leave the sticks at the detent when it asks me to "center" the axis, then the 50% mark is then set at the detent - upper 50% requires more movement, while lower is smaller and much more sensitive.

 

So I then could set the upper 50% to "normal throttle" and the lower band to a button. But, I can't find a program that has this banded mode. I think the x52 software has something like this.

 

Also, I'm using two separate axes for throttle, if that matters.

 

Did any of that make sense? :confused:

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I know that that's the button, but my problem is that I can't assign F2 specifically to the throttle reverser range (or any other button). I'm trying to set up a sort of "banded mode" where I can assign the idle position at the detent and a button press for the range below that.

 

I might as well include a better description of the throttle if that helps anyone. It uses a saitek throttle quadrant, but the version that doesn't have its own controller board (it would go through a saitek yoke), so I wired its (throttle's) pots to the 'board of an old joystick.

 

This means that calibration through windows is like a joystick - it has me move an axis over its entire range, then leave it at center, then do the next axis. I noticed that if I leave the sticks at the detent when it asks me to "center" the axis, then the 50% mark is then set at the detent - upper 50% requires more movement, while lower is smaller and much more sensitive.

 

So I then could set the upper 50% to "normal throttle" and the lower band to a button. But, I can't find a program that has this banded mode. I think the x52 software has something like this.

 

Also, I'm using two separate axes for throttle, if that matters.

 

Did any of that make sense? :confused:

 

No, and neither does the absence of FSUIPC.

Sort out a single axis for the throttle, unless you mean a duak-throttle and a paid-for FSUIPC... Not optional.!

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I think the full version of FSUIPC will enable you to program the throttle(s) as you require, but you're better off asking this in the Cockpit Builders forum - click the Forum button at the top of this page, scroll down to the Technical Forums and Cockpit Builders is the third one down.

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I think the full version of FSUIPC will enable you to program the throttle(s) as you require, but you're better off asking this in the Cockpit Builders forum - click the Forum button at the top of this page, scroll down to the Technical Forums and Cockpit Builders is the third one down.

 

Oh, forgot about that. Thanks!

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