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Using "Throttle1" versus "Axis Throttle1"


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Hi,

I would like to understand the specific differences between the two possibilities to assign a throttle axis to a hardware lever. I used to use "Throttle1", but learned in the documentation about "Axis Throttle 1" as the more modern way? Before I change my various assignments, i would like to understand if it is worth the effort. Thank you

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I would like to understand the specific differences between the two possibilities to assign a throttle axis to a hardware lever. I used to use "Throttle1", but learned in the documentation about "Axis Throttle 1" as the more modern way? Before I change my various assignments, i would like to understand if it is worth the effort. Thank you

 

The "ThrottleN_set controls are the oldest ones supported by FS, and the only ones which have a reverse thrust range. The idle is at 0, with negative values being reverse. FSUIPC uses them for the separate throttle calibrations unless you set "No Reverse Zone" in which case it may use either variety by INI file option. Some aircraft add-ons don't like the old controls. 

 

FS only provides assignment to the Axis_ThrottleN_set controls. Their IDLE is down at -16384, no reverse range at all.

 

The same sort of considerations also apply to mixture and prop axes, though the results of negative values for those depends very much on the specific aircraft (eg conditioning settings and prop-based reverse thrust and feathering).

 

Pete

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