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FSUIPC Reverse for a button?

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Right,

Im trying to set up my saitek throttle so that I press a button for the Reverse but I cannot find out what FSUIPC calls this, Throttle Cut, Throttle DEc etc.


Ron Hamilton

 

"95% is half the truth, but most of it is lies, but if you read half of what is written, you'll be okay." __ Honey Boo Boo's Mom

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Right,

Im trying to set up my saitek throttle so that I press a button for the Reverse but I cannot find out what FSUIPC calls this, Throttle Cut, Throttle DEc etc.

 

You'll want use the Throttle Dec command or the keystroke F2 along with repeat while held so that you can decrement the throttle far enough to get into reverse thrust.

 

You do know that you can program your throttle axis through FSUIPC for reverse thrust?

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Im trying to set up my saitek throttle so that I press a button for the Reverse but I cannot find out what FSUIPC calls this, Throttle Cut, Throttle DEc etc.

 

 

 

Hello here is what you need for your Saitek throttle reverse,

 

 

 

 

You do know that you can program your throttle axis through FSUIPC for reverse thrust?

 

Hello

The saitek throttles unlike the CH use a microswitch at the back position of the throttle for reverse

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I prefer the 'Throttle Decr Small" as well as leaving the 'Control Sent when button released' blank as that allows for idle reverse, and the various other ranges of reverse instead of just full reverse and then straight back to idle.

 

Decr Small also makes controlling the reverse a bit easier with the smaller increments... useful on the JS41 where you definitely don't want full reverse but you also don't want it popping back to idle when you're not hitting the button.


Joseph Chamberlain

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That FSUIPC command only seems to control 1 engine. How do you link both ?


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Max

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Hello

The saitek throttles unlike the CH use a microswitch at the back position of the throttle for reverse

 

I know this as I happen to own the Saitek Throttles and much prefer utilizing the axis rather than the microswitch. :wink2:

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I know this as I happen to own the Saitek Throttles and much prefer utilizing the axis rather than the microswitch. :wink2:

 

hello

The OP might also prefer utilizing the axis, if he knew how.

You could always consider showing him how that is done.

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No I meant for a button, so thank you guys very much! Answered my question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ron Hamilton

 

"95% is half the truth, but most of it is lies, but if you read half of what is written, you'll be okay." __ Honey Boo Boo's Mom

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Oh..Cool. My reverse sucks in my Saitek. I never had the problem when I was using Ch Throttle. The axis thingi is so loose in the Saitek, it doesn't distinguish between idle and reverse position. I get the same numbers in FSUIPC for the most part..it flickers aroun all over the place.

 

so I may give this button thingi a shot.

 

Manny


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I may be wrong, but isn't it far easier to nip into the FSX settings page and configure F2 to a controller button? Takes me a matter of seconds. No need for FSUIPC.

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Takes me a matter of seconds. No need for FSUIPC.

 

Hello

That is true, but you will have a much better time of it with Fsuipc

better control over your axis controls, access to many FS controls that are not in the FSX dialog, individual profiles for all your aircraft automatically loaded, mouse macro programming, conditional button presses, lua capability, variable response curves for your axis and to many other features to mention.

 

Or you could stick to the FSX dialog and be severely limited with the same control inputs for every aircraft.

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For a bit more 'elegant' approach:

 

I use a couple of smal Lua scripts to implement reverse pitch, particularly on the

A2A B-377.

 

The scripts are activated by one of my 4 Saitek throttles being pulled back to

the detent, activating the switch.

 

The 1st script sends the "F1" keystroke to set all throttle to 'idle', then it

sends multiple "F2" keystrokes to 'pull' the 377 throttles back into full

reverse...I think it takes around 45 discrete F2's. (as opposed

to holding down F2 )

 

To exit reverse pitch I move the throttles forward out of detent. The

assigned detent switch action then activates the second script

which sends multiple "F3" keystrokes to move the 377 throttles

out of the reverse zone.

 

The A2A B-377 requires the use of the F1/F2/F3 sequence to

properly enter and exit the reverse pitch regime but these scripts,

or modifications thereof, should work for other aircraft as well.

 

Here are the two script files I use.

 

B377_RP.lua

i = 0
ipc.keypress(112)
ipc.sleep(250)
while i < 14 do
ipc.keypress(113)
ipc.keypress(113)
ipc.keypress(113)
ipc.sleep(50)
i = i + 1
end

 

B377_Exit_RP.lua

i = 0
while i < 15 do
ipc.keypress(114)
 ipc.sleep(50)
ipc.keypress(114)
ipc.sleep(50)
i = i + 1
end

 

The files, with the .lua extension simply go into your Modules folder

along with the other FSUIPC4 files. When FSUIPC4 is loaded, it will

see these files and add a menu item (actually several items) in the

Buttons + Switches assignment section. (See Mad Dog's post above

for that menu layout)

You can then assign them to any button or switch you wish using the

same procedure you use for any other normal FSX command.

 

Paul


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