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  1. Dear Mr. Dowson, At the risk of revealing too much about the sad state of my aging brain, I’m wondering whether you could clarify a point regarding Peter Hayes’ appendix on axis assignment in FSUIPC4 (pp. 55 and following in the FSUIPC4 guide). Mr. Hayes identifies four options for USB controllers: ( a ) rely on the software included with the controller; ( b ) rely on FSX only, using Windows’ own calibration routine; ( c ) use FSUIPC4 only to assign and calibrate axes; and ( d ) any mix of the above. He then proceeds to explain option ( c ) in detail. My question is whether option ( d ) is indeed feasible, and if so, how. As I read this option, the instruction to UNTICK “Enable Controllers” in FSX seems to be an essential part of this approach. If so, I’m not quite sure how one can then mix elements of ( a ) or ( b ). My reason for asking is that I face a dilemma: I have followed option ( c ), and in all respects except one, am very happy with it. The one exception is that this setup seems to leave my yoke (CH FlightSim) completely dead when I open the PDMG 777 (though it works fine with the 777NGX). Indeed, the only way I’ve found to operate the PDMG 777 is to temporarily uninstall FSUIPC4 by moving the DLL file. That immediately wakens the yoke (after re-ticking “Enable Controllers.”) However, this approach seems pretty inelegant, and is certainly annoying. As you probably already know, the instructions for the PDMG 777 state that the program is fully compatible with FSUIPC except that one should not calibrate one’s flight controllers through FSUIPC. That exception is what got me thinking about the Appendix mentioned above – specifically the “any mix” option. At this point, you may have concluded that I’m barking up the wrong tree entirely. If so, I wonder if you could point me in the right direction – one that would allow me to fly the PDMG 777 without having first to mess with my FSUIPC files every single time. Many thanks in advance, Don Sillers
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