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I have searched the forum with out success, so Sorry if this has already been covered.

I have used Peter's Dowson's modules for a couple years and was quite happy to support him when he made a pay version

here is the issue i am having.

if i setup all my axis (CH yoke, rudder and throttle quad) it works fine, but if i start to play with the Aircraft specific settings, my mixture controls (my quad is setup for a twin prop) stop working completly. they will be reconized when goto assign axis, but not when i try and calabrate it in the next tab.

I have tried everything with no avial. i really like the aircraft specific option, as i turn my prop levers into reverse levers for jet aircraft and it makes it alot easier.

again, no matter what i do Mixture 1 and 2 will no be seen. if i add mixture 3 and 4 to those axis, it will show up, but not 1 or 2.

thanks.

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if i setup all my axis (CH yoke, rudder and throttle quad) it works fine, but if i start to play with the Aircraft specific settings, my mixture controls (my quad is setup for a twin prop) stop working completly. they will be reconized when goto assign axis, but not when i try and calabrate it in the next tab.

Questions:

1. What version of FSUIPC, please? If not the latest (3.65) please try that first.

2. In FSUIPC axis assignments are you assigning to FS controls or using the direct assignments to FSUIPC? If the former, then it sounds like your FS sensitivity settings are set to full left for those FA axis controls.

Pete

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I am using the latest version as downloaded from your website last night

here is the additional information i have found.

I used three aircraft for this test.

the Flight 1 Cessna 421c

the MS Lear

the MS Baron

all axis are programmed through FSUIPC only, including all buttons on my various control units. sensitivies have been set and verified.

I deleted all axis assignments and loaded up the Cessna 421c

I set up everything for a twin prop and flew a short patten to verify the assingments.

I then loaded up the Default lear. right away the mixture stopped working. I went into assignments and set my prop levers as reverser's. both my prop's and Mixture 1 levers worked as reverser's. I set my mixture to reverse and my props to nothing

i then took a short pattern flight in the lear to verify my settings. please keep in mind i made the changes regarding the reverser's as aircraft specific and did not change anything else

then i loaded up the default baron and used the default config which had my mixture levers as mixture and they did not move in the aircraft.

I have verified as much as a can, please help.

-kris

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am using the latest version as downloaded from your website last night

I have no Website. Could you please check the Version numbere and report that instead. So many people say "latest version ..." and it has often meant different things. You'd be amazed at how much time this wastes. Look at the first page of the options, or right-click on the DLL itself and find Properties-Version, or just look at the first line in the most recent Log file.

all axis are programmed through FSUIPC only, including all buttons on my various control units. sensitivies have been set and verified.

There's no sensitivity settings in FSUIPC, only response curves.

I deleted all axis assignments and loaded up the Cessna 421c

I set up everything for a twin prop and flew a short patten to verify the assingments.

Did you make these aircraft-specific?

I then loaded up the Default lear. right away the mixture stopped working.

Erwhat did you expect the mixture levers to do in the Lear?

If your only axis assignments are through FSUIPC, with the joystick disabled in FS, then when you switched aircraft all FSUIPC assigned axes would stop working, of course.

I went into assignments and set my prop levers as reverser's. both my prop's and Mixture 1 levers worked as reverser's.

That sounds very much like you still have the mixture levers programmed in FS --- FSUIPC defaults to using FS's mixture levers for reversers as soon as you calibrate them in FSUIPC. You can set those default assignments to 0 in the INI file. But your main confusion sounds like it is arising because you havn't got the axes disabled in FS -- check that the Options menu shows "Enable Joystick" not "Disable Joystick" -- if it shows the latter you will have both FS and FSUIPC using the same levers.

I have verified as much as a can, please help.

You need to either stick to FS axis controls, or FSUIPC ones. If you mix them you will end up confusing yourself. FS doesn't help by often setting zero sensitivity for the CH levers, especially on mixtures it seems.

If you want any more help (it would have to be tomorrow now, it is late here), let me see the Axes and Calibrations sections of the INI file. And do re-check the FS joystick settings -- that sounds the most likely root of your problems.

Regards,

Pete

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i got my drivers from this site

http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html

I have this: FSUIPC 3.65

Good. Thanks.

I will zero out all controls again and setup for twin prop and stop the config.ini as you requested.

Sorry, I'm not sure what this means nor what you intend to do. I think you may be misinterpreting me? Disabling the joystick in FS is a menu item -- look in the Options-Settings.

That's the first thing to check, test and report.

If you still have a problem, let me see the relevant parts of the FSUIPC.INI file (the sections entitled [Axes ...] and [Joystick ...]. The FSUIPC.INI file is in the FS Module folder.

Good nightI'll pick up any more tomorrow.

Regards,

Pete

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