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Adjusting Throttle Axis To Provide Beta Range in Twin Otter

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I have been playing around with FSUIPC, and digesting the basic information out there to understand it. Some of the more advanced features will require much more time and trial and error to explore before I can confidently say I've harvested FSUIPC (and LINDA) functionality.

I am currently trying to set up my Aerosoft DHC-6 300 Twin Otter's controls through FSUIPC (axis assignments) and LINDA (switches/buttons). This may be just just bad memory, or a vivid imagination, but I recall in my previous attempts to assign axis to this bird with FSUIPC, I was able to adjust the throttle range (of my Saitek throttle quadrants) in a way that advancing the lever all the way forward (to 100%) gave me full throttle, the 25% mark equated to idle, and from 25% to 0% provided a beta range (with the switch assigned to reverser). I have two trottle levers, one for engine one, the other engine two. Engine two axis is copied from Thr1. This allowed me "accurate" representation of conductiong the Twin Otter's Beta Range Check and Beta Backup tests.

If I actually did this, it would have been stumbled on purely by accident, or there had been some sort of discussion online that I referenced , which despite my searches have failed to find such. So, was this imagination at play, or can this actually be accomplished? Would anyone be able to provide some direction on how this can be accomplished if at all?

Thanks all in advance!!

 

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9 hours ago, MaxArk68 said:

I was able to adjust the throttle range (of my Saitek throttle quadrants) in a way that advancing the lever all the way forward (to 100%) gave me full throttle, the 25% mark equated to idle, and from 25% to 0% provided a beta range (with the switch assigned to reverser).

Separate axis calibration (on the 4 throttles page) has always features reverse, centre, and forward ranges -- 4 different points of the axis. If you aren't seeing this you have the "No reverse zone" option selected -- top left on that page.

Pete

 

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Hi Pete, thanks for your support and reply. Your patience for such a simple problem is appreciated.

It was those settings that you referred that I had been playing with prior toposting, but I hadn't been doing thinks correctly. You nudged me in ther right direction and it appears now I managed to find what I was needing to do.

Rob

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The Twin Otter is the biggest load of rubbish ever produced.

For the life of me I cannot get the throttles synchronised when in every other add-on aircraft they work as expected. Visually they flick and dance around more than Gary Gilmore did when he met his fate and he had 2,500 volts going through him.

 

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Hi,

This is a problem on your side. Many pilots like me are flying this plane without the problems you have.

I assume, you have some double assignments ( simulator and FSUIPC).

Rgds

Reinhard

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