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I have FSUIPC 4.934 with FSX 10.0.61637 on Windows 8.1

I disabled the controllers in FSX and added Joysitcks=0 in the fsx.cfg file

I set up my CH pro pedals and the

z axis is assigned to axis rudder set

x axis is assigned to axis left brake set

y axis is assigned to axis right brake set

 

the calibration settings in the ini file show

0=RX,256,F,66387,0,0,0
1=RY,256,F,66388,0,0,0
2=RZ,256,F,65764,0,0,0

 

LeftBrake=-16380,16380
RightBrake=-16380,16380

 

From the time the flight sim loads it says differential braking down in the left corner.

I have tried numerous variations of calibration settings, nothing seems to create a configuration

where i can determine how to make it so the pedals have no braking effect while they are not being

stepped on and add differential braking when one is being stepped on and braking when they both are

being stepped on.

 

When i remove the configuration and assign a button to the *-. keys i can get the differential and braking to

work properly. What am i doing wrong in terms of assigning them as axis configurations.

 

It seems like i should be able to set the -16380 closer to 0 to create a dead zone where the pedals are being

triggered but nothing seems to work.

 

 

 

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the calibration settings in the ini file show

0=RX,256,F,66387,0,0,0

1=RY,256,F,66388,0,0,0

2=RZ,256,F,65764,0,0,0

 

LeftBrake=-16380,16380

RightBrake=-16380,16380

The first lines are assignments, not calibration settings. The calibrations

 

LeftBrake=-16380,16380

RightBrake=-16380,16380

 
are the default values, which means you've not actually followed the calibration steps at all. Please refer to the calibration section of the User guide and follw the numbered steps. There is really no point in using FSUIPC if you don't actually make it do anything!
 

It seems like i should be able to set the -16380 closer to 0 to create a dead zone where the pedals are being

triggered but nothing seems to work.

 

Do NOT mess about with numbers in the INI file! Just calibrate correctly according to the step by step instructions! Also note that almost all toe brakes need reversing ("REV" option) before calibration, otherwise they'll be on unless you press them!

 

Pete

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Thx it ended up being the pedals themselves. They were an older pair. I purchased a new pair and had it up and running in minutes. Is there a way to change the settings to cause the rudder to have a greater deflection giving more rudder authority?

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Thx it ended up being the pedals themselves. They were an older pair. I purchased a new pair and had it up and running in minutes. Is there a way to change the settings to cause the rudder to have a greater deflection giving more rudder authority?

 

Rudder deflection is a function of the aircraft design, not of input settings -- you might want to look at the AIRCRAFT.CFG file for that, though the designer should have made it as realistic as possible already.

 

Proper calibration of surface controls will ensure that you can get to both extremes of movement allowed by the aircraft model. Using the 'slopes' facility you can make the effect more or less pronounced near the central area, according to your wishes, but of course you pay for that by the opposite effect further out -- whatever you change, you still always need to be able to reach all possible positions of the control surface.

 

You can of course calibrate in such a way that you get to the extreme rudder positions with a shorter movement of the pedals, but all you are really doing then is wasting part of the range of the pedals and reducing the resolution.

 

For best results follow the calibration steps as documented in the user guide carefully and accurately. You should then end up with the aircraft behaving as the modeller intended. If that isn't as real as you think it should be, it is a matter of tinkering with the model itself, not your controls.

 

Regards

Pete

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