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Saitek Cessna ProFlight Yoke - reduce sensitivity of "tophat" switch?

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Hi all,

 

I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer up a bit of assistance. I use the Saitek Cessna ProFlight Yoke which works great, except that the "tophat" switch that's used to pan your view seems highly sensitive. When I'm in the cockpit, I feel I spend a lot of time trying to make tiny adjustments and if I apply just a tad too much pressure I'm veering much too far in the direction I'm trying to adjust. I haven't been able to find a setting anywhere in FSX to adjust the sensitivity of this switch. I was wondering if anyone else was running into this problem or knows of a way to reduce the sensitivity? 

 

As always, I very much appreciate the assistance. 

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You might see if the info in Post #5 here  http://forum.simflight.com/topic/74840-settings-to-enable-pan-in-fsx/    does what you want.

 

Or, if you have a registered version of FSUIPC, see Post #2 here  http://forum.avsim.net/topic/456836-controllers-via-fsuipc-in-p3d-anyone-have-smooth-panning-via-hat/     Although described for P3D, I would guess it would work for FSX as well.

 

BTW, I’ve not tried either of these techniques, just passing the info on.  I was looking for something similar and came across this info.

 

Al

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Hi all,

 

I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer up a bit of assistance. I use the Saitek Cessna ProFlight Yoke which works great, except that the "tophat" switch that's used to pan your view seems highly sensitive. When I'm in the cockpit, I feel I spend a lot of time trying to make tiny 

 

You can change these numbers in the vc section - I always cank these both up to 100 - play with that quickest easiest way

 

file location  C:\Users\you name\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2

 

Cameras file - open with notepad

 

 

[CameraDefinition.002]
Title = Virtual Cockpit
Guid = {C95EAB58-9E4A-4E2A-A34C-D8D9D948F078}
Description = This is the description of the virtual cockpit view.
Origin = Virtual Cockpit
MomentumEffect = Yes
SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = None
ShowAxis = YES
AllowZoom = TRUE
InitialZoom = 0.7
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ZoomPanScalar = 1.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = TRUE
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Clipmode=Minimum
Category = Cockpit
PitchPanRate=100 ---------------------------------------------- change this one here
HeadingPanRate=100 ----------------------------------------- change this one here
PanAcceleratorTime=0
HotKeySelect=1

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I found what I was looking for when I came across the info above in Post #2. I use the 2nd method below which is from the FSUIPC4 User Guide (Pg 32). Hopefully one of the methods will do what you want.

Al  

 

From the FSUIPC4 User Guide: 

 

Example of assignments for HAT programming for smooth panning

 

For FS2004 (should work in FSX too):

 

 

 

Assuming ‘j’ is the joystick number on which the Hat to be programmed is situated:

 

 

Push forward: program button j,32 as PAN UP on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push forward & right: program button j,33 as PAN RIGHT UP on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push right: program button j,34 as PAN RIGHT on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push back & right: program button j,35 as PAN RIGHT DOWN on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push backward: program button j,36 as PAN DOWN on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push back & left: program button j,37 as PAN LEFT DOWN on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push left: program button j,38 as PAN LEFT on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

Push forward & left: program button j,39 as PAN LEFT UP on press, to repeat, and PAN RESET COCKPIT on release

 

 

 

For those familiar with the INI file parameters, this could look something like this (with comments added and joystick

 

#0 assumed):

 

 

1=R0,32,C65734,0 ; PAN_UP

 

2=U0,32,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

3=R0,33,C65856,0 ; PAN_RIGHT_UP

 

4=U0,33,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

5=R0,34,C65672,0 ; PAN_RIGHT

 

6=U0,34,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

7=R0,35,C65857,0 ; PAN_RIGHT_DOWN

 

8=U0,35,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

9=R0,36,C65735,0 ; PAN_DOWN

 

10=U0,36,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

11=R0,37,C65855,0 ; PAN_LEFT_DOWN

 

12=U0,37,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

13=R0,38,C65671,0 ; PAN_LEFT

 

14=U0,38,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

15=R0,39,C65854,0 ; PAN_LEFT_UP

 

16=U0,39,C66415,0 ; PAN_RESET_COCKPIT

 

 

For FSX (may work in FS2004 too?):

 

 

 

A suggested method for FSX is very similar to the one above, but uses “PAN_VIEW” with a parameter of

-1 to restore the previous view in Virtual Cockpit mode, rather than straight ahead:

 

 

 

1=R0,32,C65734,0 ; PAN_UP

 

2=U0,32,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

3=R0,33,C65856,0 ; PAN_RIGHT_UP

 

4=U0,33,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

5=R0,34,C65672,0 ; PAN_RIGHT

 

6=U0,34,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

7=R0,35,C65857,0 ; PAN_RIGHT_DOWN

 

8=U0,35,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

9=R0,36,C65735,0 ; PAN_DOWN

 

10=U0,36,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

11=R0,37,C65855,0 ; PAN_LEFT_DOWN

 

12=U0,37,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

13=R0,38,C65671,0 ; PAN_LEFT

 

14=U0,38,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

 

15=R0,39,C65854,0 ; PAN_LEFT_UP

 

16=U0,39,C66416,-1 ; PAN_VIEW -1

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Thanks for the replies guys. I apologize for my late response, I was away from FSX most of the week.

 

I'll try the above solutions this week and report back!

 

One additional question - I always seem to start flights very zoomed in, even though I have WideAspect set to true in the config files. Anyone else run into this (I may have posted this in an earlier thread many months back, but I don't think I found a solution that worked for me.) 

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Set up a flight and adjust all your zooms and then save the flight as default. The next time you start a flight everything will be as you have set it.

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I always seem to start flights very zoomed in, even though I have WideAspect set to true in the config files

 

The flag is

[Display]
WideViewAspect=True

Assuming you have this set correctly, if you still need to change your initial zoom you can set it in the cameras.cfg file for the appropriate view.

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