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  1. #1
    Randy Eskow
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    This post for Peter Dowson!!!

    Hi Pete,

    As you recall I would put my rev (button press F2 thru button set in FS2004
    controls) and had to move the throttles a tad to stop Rev and Reset spoilers
    to zero.

    I went into your mod/FSUIPC joysticks in the game and played around with
    setting the throttles with it. I just dont know how to do them. I would hit
    reset and hit rev or center or full, etc. and still nothing is helping.

    Does it matter that the Rev are working thru a button press here and your
    joystick settings will not work, however, my spoilers are on a pot, and even
    though I was able to use your tool, and they will now go to zero in flight,
    I must still move throttles when ON THE GROUND to reset them to zero.

    Any step by step plan here will be great.

    Thanks

    Randy


  2. #2
    Bob Reed
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    Re: This post for Peter Dowson!!!

    Hi Randy. YOu may want to go to Peter's forum and ask this question
    http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html Peter does not allways check here.

    Bob Reed

    "Randy Eskow" wrote in message
    news:405655.81049@wb.onvix.com...
    > Hi Pete,
    >
    > As you recall I would put my rev (button press F2 thru button set in
    > FS2004
    > controls) and had to move the throttles a tad to stop Rev and Reset
    > spoilers
    > to zero.
    >
    > I went into your mod/FSUIPC joysticks in the game and played around with
    > setting the throttles with it. I just dont know how to do them. I would


    > hit
    > reset and hit rev or center or full, etc. and still nothing is helping.
    >
    > Does it matter that the Rev are working thru a button press here and your
    > joystick settings will not work, however, my spoilers are on a pot, and
    > even
    > though I was able to use your tool, and they will now go to zero in
    > flight,
    > I must still move throttles when ON THE GROUND to reset them to zero.
    >
    > Any step by step plan here will be great.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Randy
    >



  3. #3
    Peter Dowson
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    This post for Peter Dowson!!!

    On 3/29/2006 10:13:37 PM, Randy Eskow wrote:
    >As you recall I would put my
    >rev (button press F2 thru
    >button set in FS2004 controls)
    >and had to move the throttles
    >a tad to stop Rev and Reset
    >spoilers to zero.


    Sorry, no, I don't recall (perhaps too many hundreds of other questions
    answered since then?).

    I don't actually understand what the above sentence means. "Stop Rev and
    Reset spoilers to zero"?

    >I went into your mod/FSUIPC
    >joysticks in the game and
    >played around with setting the
    >throttles with it. I just
    >dont know how to do them. I
    >would hit reset and hit rev or
    >center or full, etc. and still
    >nothing is helping.


    Oh dear. Please, you don't just "play around" and hit buttons at random! For
    example, "hit reset" means "turn off FSUIPC control" for goodness sake!

    Please find the USER GUIDE and look up Joystick calibration there. There are
    numbered steps to follow. Just follow them!

    >Does it matter that the Rev
    >are working thru a button
    >press here and your joystick
    >settings will not work


    FSUIPC doesn't care a fig what you assign to buttons. You do what you like.
    Any my joystick settings work fine -- it sounds like you are simply "playing
    around" instead of taking things seriously and following instructions.

    >however, my spoilers are on a
    >pot, and even though I was
    >able to use your tool, and
    >they will now go to zero in
    >flight, I must still move
    >throttles when ON THE GROUND
    >to reset them to zero.


    How do they become non-zero in the first place? It sounds precisely as if
    they are ARMed all the time -- this will certainly have the effects you are
    describing in FS. You need a good "zero" zone, not an ARM zone from one end
    of the lever movement! Please see the default 737 throttle quadrant in FS
    and look at the sort of position the ARM detente normally is. Everything
    above that should give no spoilers -- you have calibrated them all wrong!

    I assume, since you are only "playing around" in FSUIPC that you are not
    using FSUIPC's much more precise facilities for setting the ARM zone on the
    spoilers? That's a new facility in the current interim release FSUIPC 3.553,
    all fully described with a documentation update in the Forum.

    >Any step by step plan here
    >will be great.


    Step by step plans for calibrating in FSUIPC are clearly given in the
    documentation!

    BTW please use my Support Forum for support of my products. This is nothing
    to do with Project Magenta and should not really be here. I can support my
    programs better in my Forum and you will find lots of other useful things
    there too.

    Pete


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