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how to program the saitek X36 so it could reverse thrus

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hello I'm using the Saitek X36 USB HOTAS my FS2002. I'm thinking it would be cool if I can use my throttle quadrant to control the reverser instead of hitting F2 everytime when landed, for example seting a position for idle and so you could pull the lever further down to reverse thrust. Can anyone show me how to do this?

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Take a look at the axis processing and calibrating inside FSUIPC. It is pretty self explanatory.Alex

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This must be difficult to program since the throttle is continous. What I did was to program the "Trigger" button on the joystick as the engine reverser. This can be done within FS2002.Take care,Jorge

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Now is that so? My old Saitek combination that I used t have foe USAF had a detent. So I thought the expensive combination would have that too.In this case your sugesstion is far netter.Alex

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Alex,I have the X36 combo (throttle & stick) and can tell you that the throttle doesn't have a detent. Don't know about the X45.Saludos,Jorge

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>I have the X36 combo (throttle & stick) and can tell you that the throttle doesn't have a detent

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My X45 has two detens, as well. I'll try playing around with FSUIPC. Analog reverse thrust could be fun.

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Hi guys,I was just digging in some old cartons cuz I couldn't believe it and guess what. Mine has two detents also.Have fun flying backwards :-).Alex

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hello guys it's me again finally I did it!!!! now my X36 USB throttle axis could act as a reverse thrust with the help of FSUPC program. I find that I could stop my plane more efficiently this way than hitting F2 cause it always tries to bounce back to idle. tnx for your advice. Now every landing is such a joy cause it's more realistic.

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Hello.This topic interest me because I have a saitek X45 and I want to make some things on it but first what do you call a detent ??Kristof

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I can't find the reverse thrust function in the key commands list, so I can't assign a joystick or a key combination to this function. Can anyone tell me where reverse thrust function is located in the key commands list? Many thanks

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When the throttle is in idle you continously press F2 - that deploys the reverse. Gotta try configuring my X45 (that I use with CH Yoke and Pro Pedals) so the throttle axis can work as reverse too - sounds VERY nice indeed! :)/Krister

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You are right, I forgot about it (was at work when typing this, so couldn't verify). Altough it's there, it's very sensitive. But it sure is a possibility to program as a reverse thrust. Will give it a try.Thanks for correcting me.Saludos,Jorge

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To those who does not know how to assign revirse thrust function to their throttle axis, this is how to do it.- One thing to keep in mind is that you can not config reviese function to the throttle from the menu within FS2002. You need a special program called FSUIPC- You could download the latest version of FSUIPC at http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html This program is frequently updated. Any user of MS flight sim would find this program very useful. - Install FSUIPC by unziping fsuipc.dll to .../FS2002/modules/ folder.Make a doubble check, it is easy to mismatch with another folder called "models".- Now load up any flight of your choice, you will find a new menu on the menu bar called "modules"- Click on it and select FSUIPC- Click on the joystick tab and put a tick on the "map to 4 throttles" then click to go to page 3 of the joystick tab- now it's time to callibrate your throttle. Place your joystick throttle control into the 3 position namly revirse, idle, and max each time press "set" the FSUIPC will remember the position which you set. Click OK then you're ready to goooooooooooooo.happy landing

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