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PMDG 777 front wheel not turning sufficient

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P3Dv4.4
FSUIPC 5.15
PMDG 777

Can't seem to configure my Saitek pedals correct through "send direct to FSUIPC Calibration" along with PMDG 777.
Brakes and rudder works fine, but the front wheel works poorly, which means that I have to use my throttles violently as a compensation in order to make sharp turns.

For my Saitek pedals ONLY I previously through the years used to send my Axis to "FS as normal axis" (rest of the "joysticks" direct to FSUIPC) which worked fine until FSUIPC/P3Dv4.3. From then on my other "joystick", my yoke, went totally bananas and out of control! No surprise here, as according to the manual, one is not supposed to mix  "send direct to FSUIPC Calibration" and  "FS as normal axis"...anyway this worked for a long time, until now when I don't seem to have no other choice than let all my axis on all my "joysticks" assign to  "send direct to FSUIPC Calibration", which in practise wont work for my pedals!

What is going wrong here?
Would it perhaps help if I instead use "Send to FSUIPC Offset" ONLY for my pedals mixed with "send direct to FSUIPC Calibration" for the rest of the "joysticks"..?

Cheers,
Morten

Attached files: log and ini.
               

FSUIPC5.ini

FSUIPC5.log

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Hi Morten,

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as according to the manual, one is not supposed to mix  "send direct to FSUIPC Calibration" and  "FS as normal axis"

what did you see this? Its fine to send one axis to "send direct to FSUIPC Calibration"  and another to "FS as normal axis". Of course, each axis itself can only have one destination.

Can you also check that you have the controllers in P3D disabled (maybe they became active again after your P3D update?).

There is no “front wheel” control used in FSUIPC. You may be able to use the FS control “STEERING SET” which I think was new to one of the releases of P3D and so never used by FSUIPC in its controls. Steering on the ground has always been by rudder operation, hence the blending between the steering tiller operation and the rudder.

“Sharp turns” in a PMDG 777, or really any airliner, need low speeds, and judicious use of differential braking and, yes, occasionally asymmetric thrust (as the aircraft slows even more during the turn). I don't fly PMDG aircraft, but maybe some other PMDG users could help you out here.
 
I'm actually surprised that using “send direct to FSUIPC calibration” on any PMDG Boeing airliner works at all. Those tend to read the control values themselves direct from Simconnect, whilst FSUIPC is calibrating them and sending (possibly different) values at a much lower Simconnect priority level (to avoid an infinite loop). This generally give unwanted jerkiness.
 
Cheers,
 
John

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Also, please see this thread (originally for FSLabs A320) for a general discussion on steering using the tiller/steering axis rather than rudder:

 

 

 

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Hi John

Thanks for your profound suggestions...
Now I totally erased axis for my pedals inside the FSUIPC.ini  and instead established axes directly inside the P3Dv4 controls environment. So far steering is back to normal again.

Cheers,
Morten   

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13 hours ago, Morten said:

Now I totally erased axis for my pedals inside the FSUIPC.ini  and instead established axes directly inside the P3Dv4 controls environment. So far steering is back to normal again.

Assigning in FSUIPC to FS controls is effectively identical to assigning in P3D. The exact same controls are sent to the sim. Only the dedicated "direct to FSUIPC calibration" controls are processed differently.

The P3D steering axis control is also assignable in FSUIPC.

Pete

 

 

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