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Fanda Dash 8 - jerky throttle control

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Hi all,I've just downloaded the fs2004 patch for Fanda's dash 8. Nice, probably one of the best examples of freeware panels out there.However, one problem is that small movements on my joystick throttle can have an adverse reaction in the torque! Sometimes when coming into land, I drop the throttle a bit and the torque falls below flight idle into beta range. I think it's the thottle control that makes it such a hard plane to land - falls out of the sky when I try to flare. It was a problem in fs2002 as well.Now whilst other planes are easy to control (probably due to slow throttle reaction), I think it could be hardware related. I have a Saitek ST110 joystick plugged into a gameport. The joystick signals come up as quite jittery on the fs2004 calibration program and this also shows up on some gauging instruments. Could a new USB control stick solve the problem, or is this a problem with all joysticks? Can I get a background utility program somwhere that smooths the joystick input signals?

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Power management was difficult on his FS2002 versions of the Dash 8 as well. Between the jump seat view perspective and the difficulty in managing the turboprops, I just could not fly this plane with any level of enjoyability. I could never land it, either because I could never really figure out where it was pointed or I couldn't control my speed.

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Hi Anthony,Go on over to the fanda forums and there are lots of guys willing to help you out.Just click on my sig below and it will point you in the right direction. When you begin to master this puppy you'll never turn back.

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