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Help - Saitek Throttle Not Synchronised

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Hello,

 

I am having problems with my Saitek throttle quadrants ; the throttle levers are not synchronised at the same positions. For Example, I could have them In the exact same position (physically) on the quadrant, but on the simulator I get different output, It may only be 3-4% of a difference in throttle but asymmetrical thrust Is actually quite a problem in the simulator. The two throttle levers that aren't synchronised are both on the same quadrant which makes it even more strange. I have FSUIPC installed and I have tried mapping the throttle controls into there to see if It makes a difference, but it remains the same. If someone has a workaround for this in FSUIPC to calibrate the throttle positions to be the same I would be very appreciative if you could help me, Thanks in advance!

 

Kriss

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Could there be some dust and grime in the potentiometers? Go google dismantling the throttle and clean but beware: hacking your gear voids warranty!

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Could there be some dust and grime in the potentiometers? Go google dismantling the throttle and clean but beware: hacking your gear voids warranty!

 

Hi! I actually recently sprayed some contact spray into the pots to clear any dirt and dust off them, I read on a forum that using contact spray will save a lot more time than dismantling the full quadrant, and it worked a charm! My spiking problems with the TQ were resolved (at least for 6 months anyway).

The problem I was having was more to do with Saitek's cheap pots not being able to display the same output in the sim, But thanks to Pete Dowson and FSUIPC I managed to solve the problem by synchronizing all four throttle axes at various points throughout the movement range, which worked wonders!

 

Thanks anyway!

Kriss

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All Saitek throttle quads have this issue, the center lever must be displaced forward the others in order to get the same output values. It`s been like this for years and Saitek seem completely uninterested in fixing this...

I have had six of these units and all had the exact same problems. 

There are two solutions to this:

 

leave them as-is and use the registered FSUIPC function "Sync pos" to match them.

 

Use the windows calibration: 

 

1: Start the calibration wizard in windows and check the Show raw data bow. This displays the output numbers of the three axes.

 

2: Then you center the left and right levers (their physical and numerical centers should be the same) and move the center lever to the point where it`s in the numerical center position. This should place it slightly ahead of the L/R levers. 

 

3: Now you can start the calibration by first confirming that the levers are in the center position. 

 

4: After you complete moving them forward and back during calibration it is very important that you return them to the exact (numerical) center positions you used in point 2. 

 

With a little luck they should match up both physically and output wise. It takes a bit of fiddling to make it work but the results are well worth it.

 

I prefer this procedure as it let you use the slope axis function in FSUIPC to curve the lower half of the throttle slope. 

 

I hope my typing is somewhat understandable :)

 

Brgds

Kevin

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All Saitek throttle quads have this issue, the center lever must be displaced forward the others in order to get the same output values. It`s been like this for years and Saitek seem completely uninterested in fixing this...

I have had six of these units and all had the exact same problems. 

There are two solutions to this:

 

leave them as-is and use the registered FSUIPC function "Sync pos" to match them.

 

Use the windows calibration: 

 

1: Start the calibration wizard in windows and check the Show raw data bow. This displays the output numbers of the three axes.

 

2: Then you center the left and right levers (their physical and numerical centers should be the same) and move the center lever to the point where it`s in the numerical center position. This should place it slightly ahead of the L/R levers. 

 

3: Now you can start the calibration by first confirming that the levers are in the center position. 

 

4: After you complete moving them forward and back during calibration it is very important that you return them to the exact (numerical) center positions you used in point 2. 

 

With a little luck they should match up both physically and output wise. It takes a bit of fiddling to make it work but the results are well worth it.

 

I prefer this procedure as it let you use the slope axis function in FSUIPC to curve the lower half of the throttle slope. 

 

I hope my typing is somewhat understandable :)

 

Brgds

Kevin

 

 

Hi Kevin!

 

If you see my above reply I had sorted my problem using FSUIPC. I never knew about the other way using the calibration wizard, Thanks for letting me and others know as it may be useful for those who do not have a registered version of FSUIPC.

 

Thanks

Kriss

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No problem, i guess we overlapped our replies! :)

 

I`m glad you worked it out, it`s a shame Saitek won`t fix this!

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No problem, i guess we overlapped our replies! :)

 

I`m glad you worked it out, it`s a shame Saitek won`t fix this!

 

Yeah! Some of Saitek's products can lack quality, especially the pots inside the throttle quadrants, I guess they care more about making business than fixing a problem that a minority of users will complain about.

 

Regards,

Kriss

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