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How to make the Saitek Cessna trim wheel work with Prepar 3D v3?

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I disconnected it.

It will crash Prepar 3D, and freeze the PC.

Even if unselected from the sim controls and using FSUIPC or viceversa.

 

Windows 7

 

Any ideas?

 

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Plug it in after you have started the Sim, if it's plugged in when you boot the computer it will either crash the sim or not work.

I plugged mine into the Yoke and so far so good but lots of people are having the same problem as you are, I did.

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Same problem here.  If I unplug it or reboot with it plugged in, it freezes the system independent of P3D.  Works fine if it is plugged in after the system has been rebooted.

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On the other side of the coin I have never, at least to my memory, had it directly freeze or crash my system.  I have had it not correctly been recognized whereby I go into FSUIPC and give the wheel a few spins until FSUIPC catches then... then no issue.   But as of late with P3Dv3 I have not even had to do that.

 

Just pointing out the above issues do not affect everyone.  Good luck on solving your issues.

 

Clutch

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Yes same here it crashes and a system freeze occurs, I just make sure the Saitek trim wheel control panell is open and spin until it becomes active then start p3d, all ok until I do a system test art.

 

Bob

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Are you running Saitek drivers? If the system freezes it could well be that those are the culprit. I don't install drivers (they don't add anything for me that I'm interested in) for my controls and never had any freezes or problems with either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. 

 

(I do have the trim wheel)

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+1 for Harry's comment. I didn't install driver. No freeze with trim wheel.

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No drivers here....but the freezes do happen.  Its not a huge deal as I usually don't have to restart very often nor unplug it.  One headache I have seen in the past with it is if the controls are being programmed outside of P3D in something like an A2A control configure program (which recognizes the controllers by their number and not their name) then when you plug it back in after a restart, windows may assign it a new number and mess up all of your assignments in the control configure program

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All I need to do is to spin the wheel once before I start P3D, listen for the Windows sound effect that tells me it has been recognised and then start the sim. It is fine then.

 

However, if I don't spin it first so that it is recognised, then use it after I start the sim, It will freeze and the only way out is to restart my computer!

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All I need to do is to spin the wheel once before I start P3D, listen for the Windows sound effect that tells me it has been recognised and then start the sim. It is fine then.

 

However, if I don't spin it first so that it is recognised, then use it after I start the sim, It will freeze and the only way out is to restart my computer!

Yep, still have to do that. did remove the drivers but still the same.

 

bob

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If any of you have the Saitek Yoke , plug it in its hub...no problems at all...

 

Jorge

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I never had a problem with Windows 7.

 

With Windows 10, the only way to prevent the freezes is to connect the wheel after booting up, and not disconnecting it before shutting down.  I use a USB hub with power switches so I do not have to physically unplug the wheel repeatedly.

 

Saitek has been ridiculously slow with developing Windows 10 drivers, but the Windows 7 drivers were always fine so I am surprised you are having problems.

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Barely worked in fsx on windows 7 - hardware short coming - gave mine away had enough of that nonsense 

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Trim wheel: no drivers installed. Have to remember to spin wheel a few times to dis/reconnect after starting windows and before starting P3D. Same experience as Stuart. Throttle quadrants and rudder will not work without drivers installed.

 

Does anyone know whether or not Saitek is going to update drivers for their pro flight and cessna gear. Last I looked, it appears they've only done their high end stuff.

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Hello !

It seems that the last winsows 10 's update (1511)  had corrected this bug. It's ok for me =)

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Thanks Jean Marc,

 

I will have to see if it is playing well on my end too.

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Checked last night.  The same mouse related error persists if the trim wheel is unplugged for me

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I leave it plugged when I start or shutdown  my PC, and no issue to use it ... I did'nt need to reinstall it after updated Windows 10.

Sorry You still have the problem =(

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No yesteday I had the same issue : nothing new in fact,  sorry for this wrong news... I d'ont understand because it worked at the first start but it does'nt now.

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Disconnected the Cessna trim wheel for a year almost.

Re connected it.

It works in Aerofly 2

IL2 BOS

IL2 COD

Prepar 3D , computer freezes, and still doesnt work.

 

I bought this Cessna trim wheel specifically for Prepar 3D and ironically its the only simulator that doesnt support it.

 

I shouldnt have to disconnect reconnect and do all sort of aerobatics to make it work.

 

Is there a fix now ? 

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Is there a fix now ?

not yet, as I know of.

If you go to start menu, Devices and printers,right click on Pro flight Cessna trim wheel, select game Controller Setting.

Click on the Cessna pro flight trim wheel, click propertise and then spin the wheel. it then disapears, repeat to check it works.

 

bob

edit.. you need to carry this out every time you start your computer.

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So if I do that the PC wont crash?

its not crashed for me using this method, just to check we are talking about the Saitek cessna trim wheel and not the trim wheel on the Saitek yoke.

 

bob

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I just have to spin it before starting the sim and then it works perfectly. If I forget and then spin it while the sim is loaded, it freezes up so badly that I have to reboot my PC - nothing else will solve it. But yes, with that one minor thing to remember, it works flawlessly otherwise.

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