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Need help from Saitek throttle users Please

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Hello everyone.I am currently using a ch yoke but have also aquired a saitek throttle about 6 months ago, I have never really used it as my older pc wasnt powerful enough to run fs9 the way i wanted it too. Recently I have purchased a new system that can run fs9 like a dream.Anyways I am about to go and try and set up my throttle but have a few questions. I will be using this with my level d 767 and what I would like to accomplish is to use the first 2 levers as throtles and the third as either a speed brake lever or a flap lever, Now the main question is it even possible to accomplish this using this throttle system.Another thing i was wondering if anyone uses this with their leveld, from what I can remember trying to set it up once with my 767 and could not accomplish it. the problem was that when i would push the throttles full forward I can only acheive about 1/4 throttle in the sim i was hoping someone else is using this throttle system with their 767 and can sorta guide me in setting this up to work properly.ThanksGerry

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I see that Saitek has a new quadrant Its the same as the one we are using now but with that new one added to the old one you can use 1,2,3 or 4 levers for throttle. That I think was not possible before. I almost bought it but I find there is no real reason as the only use I would have for it would be if I flew multi engined aircraft like the B-17 as that has no tailwheel steering. But I only fly those about once a year lol. Anyway I am rambling..............John

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Gerry,I have transitioned to a Saitek based system from my earlier CH Products stuff and now have the Pro Flight Yoke, rudder and also added another throttle quadrant. So I have six levers and using FSUIPC I have them set up so that the first lever commands speedbrake, the next four are throttle 1-4 and the last one is the flap handle. When you pull the levers all the down to their minimum it will trigger a key board command and that I use to command reverse thrust on the thrust levers. This is all very easy to set up using FSUIPC and with other aircrafts I use the number 2 and 3 throttle lever to command prop and mixture. Again, all very easy since you can assign different functions to different levers for different aircrafts and FSUIPC keeps control of that.John, I don't find any new throttle on the saitek site. The extra throttle unit http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/quad.htm was released as the same time as the other stuff so a four throttle lever setup has been available all the time. Comparing the Saitek and CH Products units, I find a few feature of the CH Product gear to be better, but overall Saitek wins hands down for me. Both are very plastic though so you get what you pay for!

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If you want the best ( within reason) check out the throttles at Go Flight.com. I use those with the B-737. jerrycwo4

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Hey Gerry,Krister has it exactly.I've just purchased the yoke and a single quadrant, and with FSUIPC, (which no flight simmer should be without IMHO :( ), you can program the levers for anything you want.Like with LevelD 767, I have multiple 2-engined aircraft setup with two levers for throttle, (each for a separate engine), and the third lever used as flaps. The flaps lever is also in reverse, so pulling it downwards extends them! Hope that helpsTom

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Thanks everyone for the replies. Unfortunately i dont not have a registerd copy of fsuipc, but i beleive I may have to do something about that (opens wallet :) )

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Guest Coneman

Will FSUIPC solve Saitek throttle mapping issues?

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Will FSUIPC solve Saitek throttle mapping issues?
I'm using two Saitek throttle quadrants with a registered copy and have no problems. Although I don't fly the LDS767 I do fly the PMDG 737s, PSS Concorde, Posky 777 and 747s without any problem.

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