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I'm looking to connect with anyone that has successfully got FSUIPC5 (within P3D V4.2) to properly read and configure a B777 Yoke stand from ACE (Canada).

My computer reads the USB connected device, downloads a driver but refers to it as Plasma-MM2 and the thinks its a mouse.

I can configure/calibrate it in windows 10 and P3D as a joystick but if I try to fly with it, it goes haywire (uncontrolled bank to the right and unstable elevators).

If I try to calibrate in FSUIPC under joystick, the IN figures seem to read ok (I think) but the OUT doesn't register beyond an initial figure.

Setting the Min Centre and Max is problematic with eg for the Ailerons:  The Min and Centre being 15626 and the max being 16380 .

I don't know if its hardware (eg does it need a special USB Type B cable) or software (ie some setting I need to do in Windows or FSUIPC)

I've been previously using a CH Products desk yoke and it works perfectly well - so i know how to configure, save and fly.

PLEASE HELP

thanks

Saul

AUSTRALIA

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Saul said:

If I try to calibrate in FSUIPC under joystick, the IN figures seem to read ok (I think) but the OUT doesn't register beyond an initial figure.

Is this in the assignments tab, or are you reading this in the calibration tab?

14 minutes ago, Saul said:

Setting the Min Centre and Max is problematic with eg for the Ailerons:  The Min and Centre being 15626 and the max being 16380 .

The overall max should be about 16380. it sounds like you have the device registered as a digital one -- i.e. either on or off, or at least only giving alf of the proper range. ALL Windows recognsed joystick axes should have a default range of -16380 to +16380 or thereabouts. Windows calibration achieves this. Have you calibrated in "Game controllers".

If you are running some driver software for the device then this may be preventing good calibration both in Windows and in FSUIPC.

Did you check the other thread near here about the same device (I think):

Some Issues of The Axis Assignment

There is also another potential solution outlined near the end of the thread entitled

Levers not to calibrate

Pete

 

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Thanks Pete

I'm actually travelling for business and will be back on the case in 30 hours.

 

To answer your questions:

  1.  calibration tab
  2. yes -16380 to +16380 sounds right for my CH Products yoke
  3. No driver software as far as i know. I just plug and play. I did delete, re connect and have windows download the driver - but thats all
  4. yes I did find the other thread but it didn't provide a final resolution

regards

Saul

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Hi Peter

I resolved the issue. For some reason there were two Plasma-MM2 devices scanned into the  FSUIPC5.Joyscan.csv file.

I disconnected the usb from the yoke, removed the device via windows, re attached the USB to the yoke and let windows reinstall the Plasma-MM2.

the FSUIPC5.Joyscan.csv file then included only one device and the axis assignment detected the yoke and everything is working properly.

Separately, I have a button assignment question: What can I do when a button is to be assigned to a function not in the FSUIPC selection list.

i.e. My throttle has a press button in the handle to disengage the Auto-throttle and my yoke has a button to disengage the Auto-Pilot but neither of these two action items are in the pulldown list in the button assignment tab.

Any thoughts?

cheers

Saul

 

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