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Hi there,

I wonder wether it is possible to restrict the boundaries of any axis with the joystick calibration feature?

I've got a Saitek ProFlight Yoke and the maximum deflection of the aileron axis is not 90 degrees, as is on screen within FS9 and FSX. I'd like to have a more realistic feeling of the deflection, and the slopes don't give enough control over the settings - unless I don't get anything wrong...

So it would be good to either set maximum deflection boundaries after calibration, i.e. less than +- 16383, or to influence the slope to be kind of regressive linear in the middle (lower output than input) and exponential at the very end, giving 90 degrees at the yokes very ends only.

Is this somehow possible? If not, take it as a wish for FSUIPC 3 and 4 (I'm using both because of old FSX incompatible airplanes on FS9 I like).

Thanks for your answers!

Eik

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So it would be good to either set maximum deflection boundaries after calibration, i.e. less than +- 16383, or to influence the slope to be kind of regressive linear in the middle (lower output than input) and exponential at the very end, giving 90 degrees at the yokes very ends only.

The latter is exactly what one set of the slopes provided in the calibration system provides. Have you not checked that facility? It is described, with pictures I think, in the User Guide section on calibration. Half of the slpes exaggerate centre response, the other half go towards what you want.

The former would involve assigning in FSUIPC and using the multiplier option on the axis inputs, after calibration has been done, so that the full input provides a smaller range than that calibrated. Axis scaling is described in the Advanced Users documentation (see the section entitled Additional parameters to scale input axis values.

Regards,

Pete

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Thank you for the answer!

Half of the slpes exaggerate centre response, the other half go towards what you want.

For me it should be more linear in the middle before it goes steep at the ends. Example, just for making clear what I mean: having it linear (~ 1:1) in the middle up to +-10000, then exponential to the end.

Maybe there already is a way, but then I'm blindfolded like a mole :-)

... is described in the Advanced Users documentation (see the section entitled Additional parameters to scale input axis values.

Oh, didn't find that 1st time (though I've already looked at that document, but not read it completely). Page 37, ok. Thank you!

Greetings,

Eik

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For me it should be more linear in the middle before it goes steep at the ends. Example, just for making clear what I mean: having it linear (~ 1:1) in the middle up to +-10000, then exponential to the end.

There are a variety of slopes like that. Choose to taste.

Maybe there already is a way, but then I'm blindfolded like a mole

The facility is called "slopes" and you access it from the FSUIPC calibration tab, using the button so called.

Pete

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