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    Improve throttle position resolution

    It looks like the throttle position metric returned in Link2FS is a number from 0 to 100. In contrast, most joystick cards have 10bit resolution giving you resolution of 1024 values. As I work on an auto-throttle, I'm a little concerned it may be "jerky" due to the lower resolution position information. Any thoughts on how to best deal with this?

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    Re: Improve throttle position resolution

    Input resolution is an entirely different ball-game compared to output resolution for motor control ,, although this would depend on what one is doing.

    For a throttle ,, it's operating arc is about 90 degree's ,, the "Mutli" outputs that as a figure 0 to 100 ,, that's an accuracy of under one degree.

    As far as "jerky" goes ,, that's a product of the code you write for the Arduino ,,, big difference, move fast ,, small difference, move slow.

    If you think you might be able to spot the position of the levers is out by half a degree ,,, then it's probably best if you use some other method.

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    Re: Improve throttle position resolution

    True point, Jim. Was just trying to foresee potential issues. Will keep moving forward on this and keep you posted on progress.