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Using modules to configure multiple control inputs

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Hello all! A newcomer to the forum here, and a complete beginner to FSUIPC, SPAD, Lua and all that jazz. My dilemma is that I do not know how to control and input multiple control axes, a Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and X52 joystick at the same time.

At my ATC (Air Cadets) squadron, we have a pretty comprehensive setup, with Saitek panels, pedals, three screens and a projector. I'm in charge of the renovation project and a particular problem was the complications of having the two control inputs working at the same time; we had to reset FSX every time we wanted to swap.

This is a problem and as far as I'm aware, is impossible in FSX's default binding settings. Using SPAD for the multitude of panels we have "shouldn't" be a problem (we'll see!) but I am clueless about setting up multiple axes to work simultaneously (even a method where there is a "sidestick priority-esque" system to use a button to switch between control methods is fine).

Any insight is much appreciated and thanks to anyone in advance,

Liam

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a complete beginner to FSUIPC, SPAD, Lua and all that jazz.

 

Well, I don't know anything about SPAD. But I can help with FSUIPC. Not sure why, as a beginner, you'd want to get into Lua scripts.

 

My dilemma is that I do not know how to control and input multiple control axes, a Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and X52 joystick at the same time.

 

At my ATC (Air Cadets) squadron, we have a pretty comprehensive setup, with Saitek panels, pedals, three screens and a projector. I'm in charge of the renovation project and a particular problem was the complications of having the two control inputs working at the same time; we had to reset FSX every time we wanted to swap.

 

In FSUIPC, multiple assignments to the same control axes can easily be made. If those assignments are done in the mode "direct to FSUIPC calibration" then FSUIPC will arbitrate between them, just selecting the input with the largest deviation from zero, or centre.  This allows both sets to remain connected at all times, with the one not-in-use simply not being moved.

 

The calibration, however, works on the FS control, NOT on the axis. So it works best if all the parallel assignments are from the same type of device. With modern control devices there shouldn't be too much problem in finding a good calibration for differing makes and types, but you would always need to make sure they are well calibrated in Windows first.

 

I am clueless about setting up multiple axes to work simultaneously (even a method where there is a "sidestick priority-esque" system to use a button to switch between control methods is fine).

 

There's no way at present to actively select the joystick for the one aircraft, except by using one instead of the other. If both are being moved then the one which has moved the furthest "wins" until the other one exceeds it.

 

The Profiles system in FSUIPC allows different assignments for different aircraft, but that is obviously a different matter.

 

These things are described and discussed in the FSUIPC User Guide.

 

Sorry, I don't know and cannot help with SPAD.

 

Pete

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Thank you for the comprehensive and quick reply Pete, and for the information I need. It turns out FSUIPC thinks more logically than I do!

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