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Saitek Rudder Pedals Causing the Wobbles

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I just recently returned flight simming and the PMDG B737NGX. I attempted to setup my Saitek rudder pedals using FSUPIC and then attempted a short flight. However when taxiing each time I turned to the left or right the visual effect from the cockpit was that the aircraft appeared to be rolling from side to side like a boat. Also touching the brakes, even lightly, brought the aircraft to a stop with the red text telling me how to release the brakes appearing. Any clues as to what I am doing wrong or haven't done?

Neil Bradley

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Also touching the brakes, even lightly, brought the aircraft to a stop with the red text telling me how to release the brakes appearing. Any clues as to what I am doing wrong or haven't done?

 

Check that you have checked the "Reverse" box for those differential brakes.

Also check for duplicate assignments happening with the pedals.

They might be controlling the ailerons.

 

gb.

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FSX or P3D?

 

FSX has an artificial head movement... are you seeing that as the rocking boat effect?  You can turn it down you there's no easy fix.

 

Make sure you don't have autorudder enabled if you are using pedals.

 

Don't use FSUIPC for control axis if you are using P3D, which has a much newer and better controller interface. In fact, I have FSX and P3D and don't use FSUIPC for controller axis in either and it works very well.

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FSX or P3D?

 

FSX has an artificial head movement... are you seeing that as the rocking boat effect?  You can turn it down you there's no easy fix.

 

Make sure you don't have autorudder enabled if you are using pedals.

 

Don't use FSUIPC for control axis if you are using P3D, which has a much newer and better controller interface. In fact, I have FSX and P3D and don't use FSUIPC for controller axis in either and it works very well.

Hi Dan,, So how do you turn that artificial head movement down? I too have that problem. TIA

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I just recently returned flight simming and the PMDG B737NGX. I attempted to setup my Saitek rudder pedals using FSUPIC and then attempted a short flight. However when taxiing each time I turned to the left or right the visual effect from the cockpit was that the aircraft appeared to be rolling from side to side like a boat. Also touching the brakes, even lightly, brought the aircraft to a stop with the red text telling me how to release the brakes appearing. Any clues as to what I am doing wrong or haven't done?

Neil Bradley

If you are using ezydok camera turn off DHM in cockpit view - that will cure  the boat affect. PMDG advise against using FSUIPC for calibrating controls. Brakes you have to live with... better to manage speed by forward thinking when taxiing - a pain I know but remember these brakes are designed to bring a large beast to a halt on the runway.Problem is FSX as the friction coefficient is set too high when taxiing and PMDG cant do anything about it (read the intro). My settings in fsx  - Brake - full sensitivity, Null 0 

Rudder 50% sens, 25% Null.  Dont forget to set reverse check box as already advised -weird I know but do it.

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