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I chose to just disable the Axis for all controls in FSX settings instead of just disabling controllers as that took away the Free/mouse look functionality for me.

I have set all axis via FSUIPC via "Axis Asignment", when entering "Joystick Calirbration" all Axis are showing In/out numbers indicating they are working properly accept for my Throttle axis.

I am trying to learn all of this using my old AV8R-01 from Saitek which has 2x throttle axis attached to the main base joystick unit. Throttles still function in the sim and act on the aircraft, but show no in/out being processed within FSUIPC for the "Joystick Calibration" tab. I have tried setting throttle Axis assignment using both "Axis Throttle" and "Throttle Set" for all 1-4 of each.

My goal is to get the throttles working independantly for two engine aircraft.

Yes a bit redundant but im trying to be clear.

Thanks

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I chose to just disable the Axis for all controls in FSX settings instead of just disabling controllers as that took away the Free/mouse look functionality for me.

FSUIPC provides mouse look too -- it's an option in the Miscellaneous settings.

I have set all axis via FSUIPC via "Axis Asignment", when entering "Joystick Calirbration" all Axis are showing In/out numbers indicating they are working properly accept for my Throttle axis.

I am trying to learn all of this using my old AV8R-01 from Saitek which has 2x throttle axis attached to the main base joystick unit. Throttles still function in the sim and act on the aircraft, but show no in/out being processed within FSUIPC for the "Joystick Calibration" tab. I have tried setting throttle Axis assignment using both "Axis Throttle" and "Throttle Set" for all 1-4 of each.

My goal is to get the throttles working independantly for two engine aircraft.

Where are you looking for the Throttle calibration? Which page in the tab? If you are assigning to separate throttles for each engine that will be on about page 3. The single throttle calibration on the first page, with aileron, elevator and rudder, is the single generic throttle for al engines ("THROTTLE SET" or "AXIS THROTTLE SET").

Regards

Pete

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FSUIPC provides mouse look too -- it's an option in the Miscellaneous settings.

Where are you looking for the Throttle calibration? Which page in the tab? If you are assigning to separate throttles for each engine that will be on about page 3. The single throttle calibration on the first page, with aileron, elevator and rudder, is the single generic throttle for al engines ("THROTTLE SET" or "AXIS THROTTLE SET").

Regards

Pete

About the first part: Very happy to hear that, i had just googled a solution and only found the one i stated above.

Second: Perhaps i was up a bit to late last night, i wasnt paying attention to the pages (at the very top) within the Axis assignment tab, everything works as it should now.

Another question on functionality if i may, again my goal being to have 2 seperate throttle inputs for multi engine aircraft, mostly just for tight turns on the ground and option for fuel conservation. Does FSUIPC have the ability to keep the throttles synchronized as one, until a set level of difference is inputed, it is very difficult to provide consistent thrust on each engine when not running 0% or 100% or perhaps something that would allow a similar result.

Thanks

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Another question on functionality if i may, again my goal being to have 2 seperate throttle inputs for multi engine aircraft, mostly just for tight turns on the ground and option for fuel conservation. Does FSUIPC have the ability to keep the throttles synchronized as one, until a set level of difference is inputed

Yes, there is a 'sync' facility on the 4 throttles calibration page and it is documented in the User Guide. This allows you to calibrate so that both throttles provide the same input when they are lined up. It is done by calibrating a number of "sync points" in order to get around differences in the axis travel.

Alternatively there is a Hot Key setting you can assign which simply makes all throttles follow throttle 1 until you toggle it off again. This is also documented in the user guide.

It would be well worth your while browsing through the User Guide and seeing what FSUIPC offers. You might find things out more quickly than posting here for each question. ;-)

Pete

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Yes, there is a 'sync' facility on the 4 throttles calibration page and it is documented in the User Guide. This allows you to calibrate so that both throttles provide the same input when they are lined up. It is done by calibrating a number of "sync points" in order to get around differences in the axis travel.

Alternatively there is a Hot Key setting you can assign which simply makes all throttles follow throttle 1 until you toggle it off again. This is also documented in the user guide.

It would be well worth your while browsing through the User Guide and seeing what FSUIPC offers. You might find things out more quickly than posting here for each question. ;-)

Pete

I had gotten as far as joystick calibration in the user's guide which is where i had discovered the issue with throttles not being detected for In/Out, i dont see any clear explanation of the pages up to this point.

Of course i could be missing something ;)

EDIT:

Ok i see it mentioned but its not clear what is meant by "Pages" i had assumed it refered to the Tabs, at least it wasnt clear to me but i must admit i wasnt reading word for word.

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Ok i see it mentioned but its not clear what is meant by "Pages" i had assumed it refered to the Tabs, at least it wasnt clear to me but i must admit i wasnt reading word for word.

Tabs are the things at the top of the dialogue, used for selecting Axes, Buttons, calibration etc. The calibrations tab has about 11 numbered pages you can move back and forth through.

Pete

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Tabs are the things at the top of the dialogue, used for selecting Axes, Buttons, calibration etc. The calibrations tab has about 11 numbered pages you can move back and forth through.

Pete

Yep i get that now :)

Anywho thank you for the help Pete.

Hand flying is now a joy!!

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