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So I have been reading here on the forum regarding the combined buttons and with the advanced manual en my PMDG 737 SDK running with P3D v5, I think I will be able to make it work. But now when I openend the FSUIPC.ini file I see the following buttons programmed.

[Buttons.B737_Thustmaster]
0=R2,3,C65966,0     -{THROTTLE1_DECR}-
1=U2,3,C65966,0     -{THROTTLE1_DECR}-
2=R2,4,C65971,0     -{THROTTLE2_DECR}-
3=U2,4,C65971,0     -{THROTTLE2_DECR}-
4=P0,17,C66079,0     -{GEAR_UP}-
5=U0,17,C66080,0     -{GEAR_DOWN}-
6=P2,6,C65792,0     -{AUTOPILOT_ON}-

Note that the Throttle is assigned two time, this is pretty weird especially when I look below at the calibration area.

[JoystickCalibration.B737_Thustmaster]
More stuff here offcourse but for readability deleted.
Throttle1=-16383,-16383,-16383,16383
Throttle2=-16383,-16383,-16383,16383
Reverser=-16380,16380

Can I delete the button assignments or should I keep it?

 

Thanks in advance for any advise

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You have assigned the throttle button to decrement (on repeat) while the button is held (R), and also to decrement again when the button is released (U). That is weird. You can delete the assignment sent on release (U), but, if this is the button that you are using to activate reversers, then you would normally assign the release to the throttle cut control. This then gives you reverse thrust while you gold the button and goes to idle when you release.

 

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Ahhh ok I think I know where it went wrong. In the UI I have tried to use the reverse thrusters as well. And it went a bit messy as the UI show a negative value up to a positive value for full scale of the thruster position. I use the Thrustmaster TCA Boeing Edition which hase a dedicated button for reverse thrust. I think I need to fiddle a bit more for making this work.

Thanks a lot

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7 minutes ago, John Dowson said:

Ok - but also when using a button for reverse thrust, make sure you also calibrate the axes with No Revere Zone (NRZ) checked.

Yeah well there it went wrong. I could not set the values for reverse thruat zone to 0. So it has this high negative values. 

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Not sure what you mean.... How are you assigning?

Assign your throttle with Send direct to FSUIPC calibration using the Throttle1 and Throttle2 controls. Then go to the calibration. tab and calibrate with NRZ checked.
If you then look at the out value sent, the minimum will be 0 at your calibrated idle position (usually around -16383). And if you have assigned your reverser button to Throttle Decr (on repeat), pressing and holding the button will activate the reversers. And the assignment to Throttle Cut on release will kill the reversers and go back to idle when you release the button.

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Yeah I found it in the manual I did it wrong (silly me..no RTFM) I only did this:

image.png.62d1e2a068d461f4fcff7e51b119d3da.png

 

And than at button assignment when the reverse Thruster is pressed the Throttle Decr is set.

This is wrong. I will see if I can create a new file and start over again this seems to me the best way. Than I can also add all the button assignments in the fsuipc.ini file. Just finished my flight so now I will take some time to fix this and set it up as I like.

I appreciate the support and your time

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Yes I found it thanks a lot, is there a way to start over again? So basically throw the old Profile away and make a new one?
I checked the UseProfile setting and it is set to Yes, but when I select Profile Specific I don't get the option to choose a new file.

For me the best way is to remove my old profile and start all over again....clear start.

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3 minutes ago, Ray1981 said:

Yes I found it thanks a lot, is there a way to start over again? So basically throw the old Profile away and make a new one?
I checked the UseProfile setting and it is set to Yes, but when I select Profile Specific I don't get the option to choose a new file.

For me the best way is to remove my old profile and start all over again....clear start.

I did it the crude way and just deleted all code related to the profile I was using.

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Am I right that this type of text is comment?
  -{GEAR_UP}-
 -{GEAR_DOWN}-

So if I want to add somthing here it would not reate issues? I ask this beause while programming all my custom control I like to add the description of the control e..g. Turn On/Off Auto Pilot)

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1 hour ago, Ray1981 said:

I did it the crude way and just deleted all code related to the profile I was using.

That is the best way to do it, otherwise you would have to clear/delete every profile-specific assignment via the UI. Once am aircraft has been assigned to a profile, the only way to remove it i by removing the aircraft name from the [Profile.xxxx] section. And if you want to remove the profile completely, you have to delete the [Profile.xxx] section together with all the other sections referencing that profile, e,g, [Axes.xxx], [Buttons.xxx], etc.

52 minutes ago, Ray1981 said:

Am I right that this type of text is comment?
  -{GEAR_UP}-
 -{GEAR_DOWN}-

Yes - they are comments that generated automatically.

53 minutes ago, Ray1981 said:

So if I want to add somthing here it would not reate issues? I ask this beause while programming all my custom control I like to add the description of the control e..g. Turn On/Off Auto Pilot)

From the Advanced User guide:

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You can add comments following a semicolon (;) at the end of the line, and these will be retained. You can also insert lines containing only comments, but they need an <Entry number> too, otherwise they may not retain their relative position. Comments can contain up to 63 characters—longer ones will be truncated if and when the [Buttons] section is re-written by FSUIPC.

John

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