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Mixing Rudder and a Single Lever Brake input to give Differential Braking


Sandy R

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I have a Spitfire cockpit with authentic style control inputs. A real Spitfire does not have toe brakes but has a single lever on the control column for the brakes. A pneumatic valve configuration operated through the Rudder control allows this single lever to actuate the left and right wheel brakes independently/differentially. 

For those with a single brake lever like mine, the following LUA script simulated this facility in the MSFS spitfires by mixing the analog Rudder input with another single analog Brake input to provide standard MSFS Toe Brake outputs. 

I have successfully tested following LUA file originally written for me by John Dowson with the Flying Iron Mk IX and the Airplane Heaven Mk1a Spitfire models for MSFS. 

The file should be placed in the FSUIPC7 folder and the lines: 

[Auto]
1=Lua spitfireBrake 
added to the end of the FSUIPC7.ini file

or add 1=Lua spitfireBrake in the [Auto.xxx] section (where xxx is the name of your spitfire profile).

 

You also then need to assign both your rudder and brake lever axis in FSUIPC7 using Send to FSUIPC Offset with Offset Dword Set. The script uses offset 0xA000 for the rudder axis and 0xA004 for the brake lever axis - use these or update the script to the ones that you use.

spitfireBrake.lua

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52 minutes ago, Darth JBell said:

I’ll take a look although I’m running PREPAR3D w/FSUIPC version 6.  The Behr Studio/Sim Market folks say the Chang doesn’t work w/MSFS 2020.

This post is for the Spitfire brake. I  referenced it for you as you need to do something similar for the CJ-6 Nanchang. I will help you with this in the thread where you asked. Once this is done, you can create a User Contribution similar to this to explain to others how to do this in the CJ-6.

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8 minutes ago, John Dowson said:

This post is for the Spitfire brake. I  referenced it for you as you need to do something similar for the CJ-6 Nanchang. I will help you with this in the thread where you asked. Once this is done, you can create a User Contribution similar to this to explain to others how to do this in the CJ-6.

Sounds good, Sir!

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