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I run FS9 and my throttle quadrant is calibrated with FSUIPC (3.997p). Over the last few weeks I've noticed that the two throttles are not in synchrony - getting worse. I have not used the sync facility in the program.

When I calibrate the max value on throttle 1 is 15539/16384. Throttle 2 is 16038/16384.

Is the hardware bust? Or am I missing something with the calibration?

Thanks

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Over the last few weeks I've noticed that the two throttles are not in synchrony - getting worse.

Well, I'd certainly worry about them getting worse as hardware doesn't change unless it's developing a fault, or getting dirty or being affected by heat or humidity. But i wouldn't worry very much about them being unsynchronised because that's quite realistic. Real throttles aren't either. Engines don't all perform exactly the same and the cable connections etc do not all stretch or contract at the same rates.

When I calibrate the max value on throttle 1 is 15539/16384. Throttle 2 is 16038/16384.

The values aren't relevant. You should be calibrating with some leeway left at both extremes in any case. Please do follow the steps in the calibration section of the FSUIPC user guide, otherwise you are really not using FSUIPC to any advantage.

Regards

Pete

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Engines don't all perform exactly the same and the cable connections etc do not all stretch or contract at the same rates.

I realise that. It is just that the misalignment of the levers on the quadrant frame is getting ridiculous.

The values aren't relevant. You should be calibrating with some leeway left at both extremes in any case.

Thanks for this. I will check out the manual again.

Regards

John

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A thorough re-read, and some careful calibrations has brought the 'faulty' throttles back to perfect working order. I reset to maximum sensitivity and zero null zone as well. And I added the STICK_SENSITIVITY_MODE=0 to the fs9.cfg file.

Before I posted about my problems with the throttles I had checked that there were no dual assignments. But I had not realised that under Options-Control in FS9 the joystick should be disabled before FSUIPC calibrations. After FSUIPC calibration, the joystick needs to be re-enabled if a control yoke is to be operated under FS control and not FSUIPC.

Thanks again, Pete.

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