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I was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction as to how to properly set up my stick axis' for elevator and aileron control, twist axis on the stick for ground steering, as well as rudder control.  I want to keep my throttle as is and also allow the button assignments on my stick to keep my views set up through Chaseplane.  I also want them to be correctly calibrated via FSUIPC.  I've seen some steps and I think I have it right but want to make sure this is the way to go.

1) remove all axis controls I don't want P3D controlling for the stick and rudder (make sure I keep stick enabled in P3d if I don't want it to be completely shut down)

2) go into FSUIPC and go to axis - from there load the current profile I have set up for the FSLabs plane

After this step, I am a little lost as to what I need to do to correctly get this set.  Can someone point me in the right direction?  FSUIPC is a great tool but seems to have a lot more than I need at this point so if there are any bullets or steps to do this that would be appreciated. 

I tried doing it yesterday but when I pressed the brakes, they would only stay pressed.  Almost as if they were doing the opposite.  When I tried to do the calibration, the movements on the aileron, elevator, and tiller were WAY too fast and not smooth.  I am clearly doing something wrong.  Thanks!

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1 hour ago, zimmerbz said:

I've seen some steps and I think I have it right but want to make sure this is the way to go.

Have you looked at the FSUIPC User Guide?

1 hour ago, zimmerbz said:

1) remove all axis controls I don't want P3D controlling for the stick and rudder (make sure I keep stick enabled in P3d if I don't want it to be completely shut down)

Best to just disable controllers in P3D. No need to remove assignments. If you don't then there's a possibility of them all being re-assigned automatically if P3D should ever think the device is "new" (i.e. re-connected). And the button assignments will conflict.

1 hour ago, zimmerbz said:

2) go into FSUIPC and go to axis - from there load the current profile I have set up for the FSLabs plane

After this step, I am a little lost as to what I need to do to correctly get this set. 

Sorry, this is rather confused. YOU don't "load profiles". They are automatically loaded when you load the relevant aircraft. That's rather the main point.

And what do yuo mean by "get this set"?

1 hour ago, zimmerbz said:

FSUIPC is a great tool but seems to have a lot more than I need at this point so if there are any bullets or steps to do this that would be appreciated. 

The user guide is the reference for all the standard things, especially button and axis assignment, and calibration. anbd there ARE actually numbered steps for proper calibration. But what didi you say? You had an already prepared profile? How did you make that, then?

1 hour ago, zimmerbz said:

when I pressed the brakes, they would only stay pressed.  Almost as if they were doing the opposite.

Most toe brake pedals need reversing. There's a REV checkbox on the calibration section, and this needs doing before calibration. Please do use the documentation provided which tells you these things.

1 hour ago, zimmerbz said:

When I tried to do the calibration, the movements on the aileron, elevator, and tiller were WAY too fast and not smooth. 

They are n properly calibrated then. Unless you set a slope they move from minimum to maximum over the range you actually calibrate for those input values. That is the main point after all. You can then select a slope for less effect in the centre, but you still need to reach the maximum with full deflection of the axes.

If they aren't smooth then, assuming your device isn't jittering, you've not actually disabled controllers in P3D and its settings are conflicting.

Pete

 

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Thank you.  I will play around with it.  Where might I locate the most current manual?  Also, for those using the FSLabs 320, do you know of any preferred settings through FSUIPC that I should be using?  Thanks again!

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28 minutes ago, zimmerbz said:

Where might I locate the most current manual? 

Assuming you installed the "most current" FSUIPC, the only one currently supported, then the "most current" documentation is, as the Installation instructions acually told you, in the FSUIPC Documents subfolder in your P3D Modules folder, where FSUIPC itslef is installed.

32 minutes ago, zimmerbz said:

Also, for those using the FSLabs 320, do you know of any preferred settings through FSUIPC that I should be using? 

Sorry, no. I don't have that aircraft. Perhaps their own forum is a good place to ask?

Pete

 

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Thanks.  What is the most recent version?  I am running 4.2 and want to make sure I am on the most recent version of FSUIPC.

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4 hours ago, zimmerbz said:

What is the most recent version? 

The current one, of ocurse. 5.124.

Please refer to the Download Links subforum for information about latest versions and interim updates on all my software.

Pete

 

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Thank you.  One last question as I am looking through the manuals, etc.  Regarding the brakes, I picked them in the Axis control page for left brake, right brake.  Per my message below, this reversed my brakes to where I had the opposite deflection happen.  Per your advice, I ticked the reverse button in the calibration area.  When going into the sim after clicking that, the brakes don't work at all.  Did I miss a step?  Thank you for your help and patience with me!

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2 minutes ago, zimmerbz said:

Per my message below, this reversed my brakes to where I had the opposite deflection happen.  Per your advice, I ticked the reverse button in the calibration area.  When going into the sim after clicking that, the brakes don't work at all.

Did you RESET first so you could re-calibrate, as your calibration will be all wrong otherwise.

Pete

 

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Hi zimmerbz, 

I fly the FSLABS A320-X on P3D V4.2.

I deleted all controller assignment in FSX or P3D and assigned all controls via FSUIPC.

Doing this, you really should read the manuals of FSUIPC (all versions)

One often made failure is, when deleting the controller in your sim , you should check and delete the controller assignment for ALL attached USB devices !!! Due to the double assignment, you have strange behaviour of the aircraft control elements like elevator or ailerons, etc.

Alhard

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