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Hi Peter,

I'm having some problem in getting my CH TQ to operate the flaps on the PMDG 600/700. I was able to set the detents except can't get to 40* flaps, but the lever only works backwards. That is, down on the TQ puts the flaps lever on the sim in the flaps "up" position, then as I move the TQ lever up, the flaps now move down, detent by detent. I've tried reversing the axes by checking the appropiate box in FSUIPC 3.7, but no change on the aircraft. Here is the .ini for that setup, but why can't I get the TQ axis to work in the proper direction?:

[JoystickCalibration.PMDG 737-700 - Virtual Cockpit]

ExclThrottleSet=No

SepRevsJetsOnly=No

ApplyHeloTrim=No

FlapsSetControl=0

FlapDetents=Yes

FlapStarts=-16384,-13263,-7412,-4421,1548,3999,7740,9546,16383

FlapEnds=-15343,-12483,-6371,-2861,3225,5805,8256,10707,16384

ReverserControl=66292

Reverser1Control=66422

Reverser2Control=66425

Reverser3Control=66428

Reverser4Control=66431

MaxThrottleForReverser=256

AileronTrimControl=0

RudderTrimControl=0

CowlFlaps1Control=0

CowlFlaps2Control=0

CowlFlaps3Control=0

CowlFlaps4Control=0

MaxSteerSpeed=60

PropPitch=-16380,16380

SlopeThrottle1=-4

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Jim Dowgialo

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I'm having some problem in getting my CH TQ to operate the flaps on the PMDG 600/700. I was able to set the detents except can't get to 40* flaps

You evidently forgot to calibrate the extremes, then -- you need to calibrate both ends with a degree of "play" (to allow for variations). AFTER having established the complete range, and got it working correctly 100% of the time, only then do you want to start doing the interim detente positions. Seems like you are trying to "divide the cake" without first knowing its size!

but the lever only works backwards.

That should have been Reversed to start with then. You can reverse levers either in the FS assignments, or in FSUIPC. Just don't do it in both, else it will reverse twice and come out backwards again!

Unfortunately you needed to do that BEFORE calibrating detentes. Your best bet now is to clear it all and start again. Calibrate the lever as a normal un-detented lever, make sure it works the correct way around and you can reach both extremes consistently (ALWAYS leave a little leeway each end to be sure). This is all documented, step by step.

THEN set the detentes.

Pete

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Thanks Pete;

I was able to reprogram the detents so that all 9 flap settings were active, but still the lever works backwards no matter how I set up the FSUIPC section under 'flaps'.

I first program the axis, then switch to calibration where I set the detents (without hitting the OK key, and when that didn't work, tried again by hitting the OK before switching to calibration), and did it with the reverse box checked and then redid it with the box unchecked and in both cases no assignment made in the FS9 sim itself. Still works backwards even though before programing. the V axis moves correct direction, although erradicatly and not hitting every detent, when assigned in the FS9 assignments window.

Could this be an issue in the GFG or AIR file?

Thanks again for any help.

Jim

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... still the lever works backwards no matter how I set up the FSUIPC section under 'flaps'.

ErPlease start Again, RESET stuff in FSUIPC, get it working in the right direction in FS!! As with all FSUIPC joystick calibrations, you really do need to get things working reasonably well in FS beforehand!

FIRST thing you do is:

In FS-Options-Controls-Assignments-Joystick Axes-Flaps Axis-Change Assignment, move lever, check "Reverse", press OK.

Check that it is working in the right direction in FS before ever going near FSUIPC.

Only THEN go to FSUIPC and calibrate. Do not REVerse twice!

The FSUIPC reverse reverses the final output, which is fine for turning the device around. FS's Reverse reverses the values before FSUIPC sees them. Sorry if I misled you earlierthe FSUIPC reverse is post-calibration.

Regards

Pete

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Pete;

Thanks for the help and I fixed the problem. Since I use specified cfgs for each aircraft I fly so I don't have to reprogram my CH TQ each time I switch aircraft, the problem layed in that I was trying to modify a cfg for a different 737. So I deleted the existing cfg in FS9 and let the sim rebuild it and everything works as it should. All 9 flap settings, spoilers and reversers. The only thing is that the flap settings can be adjusted with only the top half of the TQ lever movement. I'll try to adjust that in FSUIPC so as to use the entire lever range of the TQ.

Thanks again for your products and your help.

Jim

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