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First and foremost, please accept my sincere apologies if this question has been asked already a thousand times. I promise you, I searched the forums and internet high and low before coming here. I have two Saitek Pro Flight throttle quadrants. I have it set up for 2 throttles, 2 prop pitch, and 2 mixture controls. Everything but the mixture is behaving as I would like it to be. Right now, If my engines are running, and I pull the mixture handle all they to "0" the fuel is completely cut off and the engines stop. I would rather the engines stay on and not be cut off unless the handle is pressed below the "0" and into the "red zone". Ultimately, I would like to have the handles in the "red zone" while starting the engines, then when N1 reaches the desired level, snap the lever from the "red zone" to "0" engaging the fuel to the engines and the most leanest level without cutting them off. Does this make sense? I can still fly fine having them the way they are, no worries. Just thought I'd give it a shot the other way.

Thanks in advance for your tips.

Chad

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First and foremost, please accept my sincere apologies if this question has been asked already a thousand times. I promise you, I searched the forums and internet high and low before coming here. I have two Saitek Pro Flight throttle quadrants. I have it set up for 2 throttles, 2 prop pitch, and 2 mixture controls. Everything but the mixture is behaving as I would like it to be. Right now, If my engines are running, and I pull the mixture handle all they to "0" the fuel is completely cut off and the engines stop.

That is correct, exactly what happens in a real aircraft.

I would rather the engines stay on and not be cut off unless the handle is pressed below the "0" and into the "red zone".

As I understand it, the "red zone" is not actually part of the axis movement detectable by the computer, it is merely where a button is pressed.

Ultimately, I would like to have the handles in the "red zone" while starting the engines, then when N1 reaches the desired level, snap the lever from the "red zone" to "0" engaging the fuel to the engines and the most leanest level without cutting them off. Does this make sense? I can still fly fine having them the way they are, no worries. Just thought I'd give it a shot the other way.

The only way you can do this is to use the lever as a switch -- just program the forward zone as "MixtureN rich" (where N is the engine number) using the right-hand side of FSUIPC's axis assignments tab. Don't assign it on the left at all. (This should be only for jets -- you want it the way you currently have it for props ad turbos).

Then program the button pressed in the red zone as "MixtureN lean". That won't matter with props and turbos.

These two FS controls are those sent to all engines by key presses Ctrl+Shift+F4 and Ctrl+Shift+F1, respectively.

Regards

Pete

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