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I am trying to get FSUIPC to take full control of my flight controls. I havce disabled the yoke and rudder pedals in FSX. I have assingned the axis with FSUIPC. But when I attempt tpo calibrate I get an error tone when pressing the set buttons.

Example:

to calibrate the ailerons, i turn hit the set button and the min center and max buttons appear. I turn the yoke to the left and release just a little and click the left set button and the number sets. Then I turn the yoke to the right and release a little and hit the right set button. The nubers don't change and my computer dings as if there is an error.

What am I doing wrong?

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I am trying to get FSUIPC to take full control of my flight controls. I havce disabled the yoke and rudder pedals in FSX. I have assingned the axis with FSUIPC. But when I attempt tpo calibrate I get an error tone when pressing the set buttons.

That only ever happens if you try to enter a lower number to the right of a higher one, or a higher number to the left of a lower one. The left-most number is the MINUMUM position which is used, and the right-most is the MAXIMUM number which is used. Press Reset and start again. You should follow the numbered steps in the User Guide, which are designed to get you the best results.

Don't forget that a NEGATIVE number (one preceded by a - sign) is lower than a POSITIVE number!

Example:

to calibrate the ailerons, i turn hit the set button and the min center and max buttons appear. I turn the yoke to the left and release just a little and click the left set button and the number sets. Then I turn the yoke to the right and release a little and hit the right set button. The nubers don't change and my computer dings as if there is an error.

There is an error, that is why! You are mixing up left and right on the yoke with left and right on screen. This is NOT a graphical calibration system! For greater precsion the FSUIPC calibration system is NUMERICAL. Left = MINIMUM, right = MAXIMUM. Please just follow the instructions, step-by-step!

Also, from your description, you are omitting the centre zone calibration, which is just as important as the extremes.

Regards

Pete

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That only ever happens if you try to enter a lower number to the right of a higher one, or a higher number to the left of a lower one. The left-most number is the MINUMUM position which is used, and the right-most is the MAXIMUM number which is used. Press Reset and start again. You should follow the numbered steps in the User Guide, which are designed to get you the best results.

Don't forget that a NEGATIVE number (one preceded by a - sign) is lower than a POSITIVE number!

There is an error, that is why! You are mixing up left and right on the yoke with left and right on screen. This is NOT a graphical calibration system! For greater precsion the FSUIPC calibration system is NUMERICAL. Left = MINIMUM, right = MAXIMUM. Please just follow the instructions, step-by-step!

Also, from your description, you are omitting the centre zone calibration, which is just as important as the extremes.

Regards

Pete

OK. Got all that, but the elevator won't calibrate. When i move the elevator on the axis assignm,ent, the movement shows on the in and out boxes. The assignment is set to send to FSUIPC Calibration and the Elevator is selected. But when I go to the joystick calibration tab and move the yoke, the ailerons change if moving left and right, but when pushing the yoke in and out, the elevator settings don't change.

All other axis are working fine.

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OK. Got all that, but the elevator won't calibrate. When i move the elevator on the axis assignm,ent, the movement shows on the in and out boxes. The assignment is set to send to FSUIPC Calibration and the Elevator is selected. But when I go to the joystick calibration tab and move the yoke, the ailerons change if moving left and right, but when pushing the yoke in and out, the elevator settings don't change.

You must have selected the wrong control in the assignment drop down, or you have a conflicting assignment which is interfering with that control.

If you cannot see anything wrong, show me your FSUIPC INI file -- it is in the FS Modules folder. It is a Text file. Paste it into a message here.

Regards

Pete

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You must have selected the wrong control in the assignment drop down, or you have a conflicting assignment which is interfering with that control.

If you cannot see anything wrong, show me your FSUIPC INI file -- it is in the FS Modules folder. It is a Text file. Paste it into a message here.

Regards

Pete

I checked the control and everything was set right. I started looking for the FSUIPC.ini, but could not find it unless it is FSUIPC4 without the ini extension. But in the middle of trying to find it, I went into the calibration again, I reset the settings and wen t to the axis again and set the delta settings and the elevator calibration now works.

A CH setup in FSUIPC pdf found in the forum ignored the delta settings so i didn;t do anything with them, at least not intentionally.

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I started looking for the FSUIPC.ini, but could not find it unless it is FSUIPC4 without the ini extension.

Hmm. You never said you were using FSUIPC4, just FSUIPC. Unless you say "FS9" or "FSX" or the version of FSUIPC I have to guess.

The INI file would be FSUIPC4.INI for FSUIPC4. There are NO files with no extension. You have Windows Explorer set to hide file extensions from you! It probably says an INI file is "configration settings" or similar. It would do the same for CFG files. There are instructions at the end of the FSUIPC Installing and Registering document for changing this Explorer setting to something more sensible.

... wen t to the axis again and set the delta settings and the elevator calibration now works.

The default Delta is best for all normal commercial joysticks. It is a specialist parameter for custom devices and software controlled axes. You shouldn't ever need to touch it for any ordinary axis.

A CH setup in FSUIPC pdf found in the forum ignored the delta settings so i didn;t do anything with them, at least not intentionally.

Hmm. Sounds like it got messed up though, and it must have been quite a high value to stop all changes being seen in the calibration. All the Delta does is say "ignore changes less than this".

Regards

Pete

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