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Adjusting toe brake steering / pedals?

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Hi everyone,

 

I fly a few planes that use toe-brake steering.

 

Having some trouble figuring out how to calibrate; rudders work fine in the air but drastically oversteer on the ground and I end up weaving around a lot.

 

Also - the plane I fly the most (Alabeo DA40) seems to have too much toe brake friction, but I assume that could be adjusted?

 

Rudder steering should not work at low speeds, but does.

 

I have the paid version of FSUIPC if that might help, but I'm pretty new to it.

 

Any help appreciated!

 

thx

Andrew

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Hi Andrew - Do you use aircraft specific profiles in FSUIPC?  I assign my rudders "DIRECT" to FSUIPC cal, then calibrate the rudder axis and the two brakes in FSUIPC, then I set a slope of between 1 - 3 depending on the airplane.  I can post the FSUIPC.ini if needed but you can do all this from the add on menu interface. All the FSX airplanes I fly have steerable nose gear or power NWS but in the light GA I use toe brakes to assist tight turns on taxi. -Bruce

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Hi Bruce,

 

Thanks for the help.

 

I haven't set up any aircraft-specific profiles yet, but think I should as I typically fly a few different aircraft.

I'll follow your guidance here & see how it goes.

 

Cheers

Andrew

 

Hi Andrew - Do you use aircraft specific profiles in FSUIPC?  I assign my rudders "DIRECT" to FSUIPC cal, then calibrate the rudder axis and the two brakes in FSUIPC, then I set a slope of between 1 - 3 depending on the airplane.  I can post the FSUIPC.ini if needed but you can do all this from the add on menu interface. All the FSX airplanes I fly have steerable nose gear or power NWS but in the light GA I use toe brakes to assist tight turns on taxi. -Bruce

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I struggled with FSUIPC initially but now I'm pretty good at it.  Let me know if I can assist. Your final FSUIPC4.ini file should have some lines that look like this: (only relevant lines listed)

[General]
ShortAircraftNameOk=Substring
UseProfiles=Yes

[JoyNames]
AutoAssignLetters=Yes
A=CH Fighterstick USB
A.GUID={DACE02F0-3C2C-11E5-8001-444553540000}
B=Saitek Pro Flight Yoke
B.GUID={23B97E30-1B54-11E5-8001-444553540000}
C=Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
C.GUID={84934DC0-8257-11E5-8001-444553540000}
0=CH Fighterstick USB
0.GUID={DACE02F0-3C2C-11E5-8001-444553540000}
1=Saitek Pro Flight Yoke
1.GUID={23B97E30-1B54-11E5-8001-444553540000}
2=Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
2.GUID={84934DC0-8257-11E5-8001-444553540000}

[Profile.Archer]
1=PA-28 Archer METALBLUE

[Axes.Archer]
RangeRepeatRate=10
0=BX,256,D,1,0,0,0
1=BY,256,D,2,0,0,0
2=BZ,256,D,4,0,0,0
3=BV,256,D,6,0,0,0
4=CX,256,D,7,0,0,0
5=CY,256,D,8,0,0,0
6=CR,256,D,3,0,0,0

[JoystickCalibration.Archer]
SteeringTillerControl=0
MaxSteerSpeed=80
Aileron=-16384,-512,512,16383/8
Elevator=-16384,-512,512,16383/8
Mixture=-16384,16128/8
Throttle=-16384,16383/8
Rudder=-16384,-512,512,16383/8
SlopeRudder=0
LeftBrake=-16384,16383/24
RightBrake=-16384,16383/24
SlopeLeftBrake=2
SlopeRightBrake=2

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