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Saitek X45 joystick users, help required!!!!!

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Hi,I have just purchased a Saitek X45 joystick and have a couple of questions.1) I am trying to get the elevator trim to work using one of the rotary controls, I cant seem to get it to work any one got any idea?.2) Does anyone have a profile for FS2004 to use with this stick?CheersDan.

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Hi Dan!To use one of the rotary controls for elevator trim, you need to go to the FS2004 control assignments and assign the proper axis to this function:Settings -> Assignments -> Joystick Axes -> Elevator trim axisAfter that you must check the sensitivity settings, because they sometimes default to zero - so you won't see any effect although you assigned the proper axis.Regarding the profile, I only use the profile editor for a few shifted assignments, the rest works via the normal FS dialogue.But here is my assignment, to give you some ideas:Stick-----* A: Cycle view* B: Cycle view (back)* Trigger: ATC window* Launch: Auto pilot engage/disengage* Hat Button 1: Look around* Hat Button 1 (shift): ATC numbers 1-4* Hat Button 2: Elevator/rudder trim* Pinkie: ShiftThrottle--------* D: Brake* D (shift): Spoilers* Hat Button 3: Flaps up/down* Rotary 1: Mixture* Rotary 2: Prop* Mouse cursor: Zoom (forward/back: big steps, up/down: small steps)* Mouse fire button: Zoom 1xThat's all I have assigned at the moment. When I first got the X45 I assigned functions to all three modes, but after more than a year, this is what I use.VOlker :]

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I have my X36 (earlier model) set up as Volker explains, no problem.As to the profiles, I don't use them, just use the FS assignements.For the few times I fly props I also have a rotary assigned to rpop pitch.There was some talk quite a a while ago in the Saitek forum that using the Saitek s/ware to create profiles had a performance impact on FS, maybe Volker could say if he sees that or if he has no problems.The Saitek is a good, reasonably priced combo for flight simming.Rgds

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Hi,Ahhhhh Volker, that did the trick, it was the sensitivity thing, working great now cheers!!.Dan.

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I have not run any comparative benchmarks, but some time ago I switched from the Haphazard (sp?) drivers to the Saiteks during a reinstall of WinXP. I did not notice any negative effects.Dan: Glad it was the sensitivity setting, figuring that out took me a while as well ;)VOlker :]

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