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Can anybody tell me how to reverse the collective axis for helicopter flight. I read somewhere that adding a line to the appropriate cfg files would do the trick, but when I tried it, it had no effect.

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Are you talking about reversing the throttle? If so you can do it in the joystick asignment section.Jon

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Hi, GraghamDTry with this in your FS9.cfg file.A minus sign before the value (AXIS_SCALE_XX=-64) will reverse the action of the selected axis (if has a minus sign yet, delete it).[JOYSTICK_MAIN {9274CA80-29A1-11D7-8001-444553540000}]AXIS_EVENT_00=AXIS_RUDDER_SETAXIS_SCALE_00=-64<---------------------------reversed axisAXIS_NULL_00=36AXIS_EVENT_01=AXIS_PROPELLER_SETAXIS_SCALE_01=128<---------------------------normal axisAXIS_NULL_01=1AXIS_EVENT_05=AXIS_THROTTLE2_SETAXIS_SCALE_05=-128<--------------------------reversed axisAXIS_NULL_05=1AXIS_EVENT_06=AXIS_THROTTLE1_SETAXIS_SCALE_06=-127<--------------------------reversed axisAXIS_NULL_06=1BUTTON_DOWN_EVENT_00=BRAKES_RIGHTMine FS9.cfg looks as above.Hope helps for you.Regards Dirk Trotteyn

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Thanks Dirk,I'll try that. I was hoping there might be something I can put in the helicopter cfg files so that the throttle would not be reversed for fixed wings. If the worst comes to the worst, I can always write a batch file to switch cfg files according to which I am going to fly.

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Hi, GrahamDYes, I did (in the past) a batch file for selecting one of the two fs2002.cfg I had.What I did, whas for select the trhottes assignment for the FROLOV

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MS Force Feedback 2 for everything. I've generally got used to using this for Helicopters. In both Enemy Engaged Comanche vs Hokum and SAR4, I have the collective reversed, hence have got used to using it this way.

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Hi, GrahamDI send you some pictures of a collective control I home-made by myself.It is very pleasant an realistic for helo flight.If you have some technical resources, and you encourage to build something like this, I will happy to send you more info.Best regards...Dirk Trotteyn (SANT)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/30683.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/30684.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/30685.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/30686.jpg

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Thanks,Much as I would like to build something like that, I don't think I'd get planning permission. I'd be interested to know what kind of circuitry is required to interface with the PC though.Graham.

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Dirk,Those with families will know what I mean by "planning permission."

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