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As a disclaimer, I'm 99% certain that this is NOT a FSUIPC issue. However, since I'm diagnosing it via FSUIPC and there are some experts here on FS Control values, I figure I'd throw it out there.

I have a 3-lever CH Yoke, and the aileron axis returns values between -16384 and 16384. The Yoke was caliberated just the other day, and from the XP Control Panel it appers to be OK and centered. When I rotate the yoke left and right the values change in the FSUIPC calibration screen, but when the yoke stops moving and is held at a particular position, FSUIPC reports that it's geting an IN value of 785.

Essentially, if I turn the yoke left for full left bank, I see the IN values decrease below -16000, and then a 1/4 second later I see 785 IN. I do NOT see this behavior in Control Panel when I move the yoke around so I believe that the yoke is sending the correct values into FS9, but before FS9 passes them to FSUIPC for display, it does something funny.

Does that seem reasonable? Anyone have any ideas as to why this would be happenning, or a possible solution. My first instinct is to nuke FS9.CFG, but before I do that I'd want to double check if there's any less invasive way to fix this.

Cheers!

Luke

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... when the yoke stops moving and is held at a particular position, FSUIPC reports that it's geting an IN value of 785.

And is the same thing appearing to happen when outside of FSUIPC, i.e. when you are flying, if you hold an aileron position?

If sounds very much like something else is giving you aileron control input. Whilst the joystick values are changing, they are "winning2, but unchanged values are discarded. if something else is providing an input, that would then take precedence.

My first instinct is to nuke FS9.CFG, but before I do that I'd want to double check if there's any less invasive way to fix this.

You don't lose anything is you make a copy of FS9.CFG first -- you can always put it back. At least that should prove whether its a funny assignment someplace. But other than that you should check all the assignments in FS, just to see if you have something else doing it. Also, if you have been using FSUIPC's axis assignments page, check the FSUIPC.INI files [Axes] sections.

Regards,

Pete

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If sounds very much like something else is giving you aileron control input. Whilst the joystick values are changing, they are "winning2, but unchanged values are discarded. if something else is providing an input, that would then take precedence.

I never thought of that, but on its face it makes perfect sense. I'll give it a whirl when I get home and let you know. Thanks!

Cheers!

Luke

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If sounds very much like something else is giving you aileron control input.

And that was exactly it. I discovered that Elevators and Ailerons were getting inputs from the CH Yoke and the CH Throttle. 15 seconds later, all was well. Thanks Peter!

Cheers!

Luke

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