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  1. #1
    Randy Eskow
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    Strange thing happening with Spoilers and Rev.

    Hi,

    Does anyone know why I have to push a tad on the thrust, to make the spoilers
    go to zero or to make the Rev. thrust shut off. I am using GFFlight quad
    boards only for my axis controls, but set everything in FS2004. I have the
    Rev. on mircoswitch set to buttons F2. Spoilers are on a 10K pot. Both
    work OK, however, to make them at "zero" or off, I have to put just a tad of
    thrust on, and they will shut off.

    Thanks
    Randy


  2. #2
    Peter Dowson
    Guest

    Strange thing happening with Spoilers and Rev.

    On 3/25/2006 8:11:58 PM, Randy Eskow wrote:
    >Does anyone know why I have to
    >push a tad on the thrust, to
    >make the spoilers go to zero
    >or to make the Rev. thrust
    >shut off.


    Two things there.

    First, if the reverse thrust on shuts off when you push the throttle forward
    a tad then either it is pressing on your reverse button else, or your
    "idle" zone is not calibrated very well. You need are larger idle zone more
    properly positioned.

    Second, if your spoilers are engaging whilst on the ground in the first
    place, then your spoiler axis is feeding a value to FS which is Arming them.
    With throttles idling or in reverse, an armed spoiler will deploy. The
    spoilers retract even when still "armed" if some forward thrust is applied, so
    this in turn implies that your "tad" is sufficient to engage forward thrust.

    Both seem like simple symptoms of poor calibration. I assume you are NOT
    using FSUIPC for this as you would clearly see the actual results of the lever
    positions if you were. You can watch them there even if you aren't using it
    in any case.

    You can also enable Axis logging in FSUIPC's Logging options and see what is
    actually being sent to FS, then you'll know everything!

    Pete


  3. #3
    Randy Eskow
    Guest

    Strange thing happening with Spoilers and Rev.

    Hi Pete,
    I will check it out thru your mod. I was using USUIPC on some items, but was
    not sure if I was to use it along with the control/calibation settings in
    FS already? I assume then that one should use both? One to set everything
    up and then yours to "fine tune." Randy


  4. #4
    Peter Dowson
    Guest

    Strange thing happening with Spoilers and Rev.

    On 3/26/2006 9:54:38 AM, Randy Eskow wrote:
    >I assume then that one should
    >use both? One to set
    >everything up and then yours
    >to "fine tune."


    You don't have to use both. You don't actually calibrate in FS -- you are
    thinking of Windows "game controllers", though some manufacturers have their
    own too (like CH's control manager). Whether you use FSUIPC is your option.
    It is more accurate but possibly not so intuitive (depending on what sort
    of mind-set you have, I assume ).

    In FS the only adjustments you really have are sensitivity (which in my
    opinion should always be on max -- anything else simply reduces the range and
    accuracy of your joystick) and null zone. The latter may help, but it is
    something which can be set much more accurately in FSUIPC.

    Regards,

    Pete


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