Knox1423 Posted August 31, 2021 Report Share Posted August 31, 2021 Good evening! I apologize if this is not the correct place for this type of troubleshooting question, but I'm hoping someone can help provide clarity with my situation. I will also note that I'm very new to this type of hardware and community. I acquired a PFC Cirrus II P.C.A.T.D. flight control console and rudder controls a few days ago and have been attempting to get it up and running. It's a model that was manufactured somewhere in the late 90's or early 00's, but I'm not exactly sure when. The only ports on the rear are serial COM ports - one for UCI (computer), rudder controls, and avionics. It lacked the original power adapter and serial cables for use. I ordered a new power adapter (confirmed by the manufacturer PFC to work), as well as a DB15 cable for the rudder controls and DB9 to USB-A cable to connect to my computer. I'm using a fairly new Windows 10 computer and wanted to use this control console with MSFS (2020). I installed FSUIPC and the PFC DLL files for compatibility and got the program up and running with MSFS. Once the game opened, it launched the hardware checker and confirmed everything on the console itself was good, but noted it could not detect the rudder controls (they were already plugged up to the console). This was fine at the moment as I just wanted to test out the yoke and throttle controls first to make sure those were working. I navigated over to FSUIPC, then to the PFC Add-On. I went to the Flight Controls tab for configuration, and noticed the Aileron input was changing without me moving the yoke. When I checked the throttle controls, two of them were jumping between inputs as well. I went through every calibration tab, enabled the appropriate column for which I had control (e.g. yoke, throttle, cowl flaps, etc.) and tried testing/calibrating. None of them seemed to work though; the only input being shown was the random input number changes that wasn't me. So far I've checked the cable connections, tried a similar but different power source, swapped the Ethernet yoke/quadrant connections on the internal board (in case they were inserted reversed, played around with the COM port settings on Windows 10 Device Manager, and a handful of other things that aren't coming to mind at the moment. I'm consider myself fairly technically savvy, but the combination of older hardware and layers of applications for compatibility is starting to go over my head as I've tried most solutions I would've believe to work. I can provide any additional information if needed, and have screenshot of the tabs where the inputs are changing, but the forum uploader noted they were too big to add. Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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