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gf-tq6 does not idle (completely)

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Hello, I have a problem which has prevented me from flying a few multi engine prop planes. This problem is only noticeable with the prop planes and not the jets. Basically, when I am sitting on the runway with the tq6 throttle levers all the way to idle, the airplane will still move forward. Upon looking at the "virtual" throttle unit on the plane in fsx, it seems to be on idle, but when i hit F1 (the key assigned to cut the throttle completely), it will lower a tiny bit, enough to make the plane stop . I have calibrated my device many many times and i still have the same problem. It is quite annoying having to hit f1 everytime i want the plane to stop. So my question is, if i purchase fsuipc, will that most likely fix my problem? and if i do, can i just calibrate the tq6 using fsuipc and leave all the other gf modules to run from the goflight software? Thanks!

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Hello, I have a problem which has prevented me from flying a few multi engine prop planes. This problem is only noticeable with the prop planes and not the jets. Basically, when I am sitting on the runway with the tq6 throttle levers all the way to idle, the airplane will still move forward. Upon looking at the "virtual" throttle unit on the plane in fsx, it seems to be on idle, but when i hit F1 (the key assigned to cut the throttle completely), it will lower a tiny bit, enough to make the plane stop . I have calibrated my device many many times and i still have the same problem.

The calibration is not good then. Have you tried providing yourself with a null zone in FS? (It's one of the sliders). Normally I'd say the sensitivity should be max (full right) and the null zone full left, but for poor units a little null zone might help.

So my question is, if i purchase fsuipc, will that most likely fix my problem? and if i do, can i just calibrate the tq6 using fsuipc and leave all the other gf modules to run from the goflight software? Thanks!

You can do. FSUIPC does provide more precise and versatile calibrations. If you still have everything assigned in FS, you calibrate the throttle control, the one inside FS, rather than the Axis, so it is then irrelevant what the rest of the controls do. FSUIPC only calibrates axes directly when it is used to also assign them.

Try the null zone first. It seems a bit expensive buying FSUIPC just for that one purpose. ON the other hand, install it and read the User Guide, see if it is something you'd find worthwhile in any case. You don't have to buy it. but you might then want to for other reasons. ;-)

Regards

Pete

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