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Throttle operating ailerons ??

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My Saitek X-55 HOTAS joystick pumps out X and Y axis commands. This is good. These axis commands control the ailerons and elevator on FSX aircraft.

Oddly enough, my Saitek X-55 HOTAS throttles are pumping out the same X and Y commands to control the engine(s) throttle. As a result, I have zero control of the engines with HOTAS throttles and if I move throttle #1 the ailerons move abruptly, Throttle #2 moves the elevator. Bad.

According to the controller setup FSX-SE looks to the Z axis to control the engine throttles. Why then, does my Saitek throttles pump out X and Y axis commands? Is there a way to program/direct the throttles to send out Z axis commands or, is my X-55 HOTAS broke?? Help please...

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Whenever Saitek drivers are installed, they add control setting bindings to FSX.  You'll need to go through and remove them all, and then set what you want.

Now, if you've done that, then you might have a short inside your X-55. There have been cases for both the X-55 and X-56 were wire insulation has worn away internally.

Best wishes.

 

 

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thanks for the information. After erasing all things Saitek and reloading fresh drivers and software, I decided that the throttle is at fault and unplugged it. FSX settled right down and runs well w/o the throttle. Guess I need to open up the throttle and inspect the wiring. Perhaps a new X-56 is in order, hmmm....

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The throttle defaults to the X axis which is why it operates the ailerons. You have to go into the settings and reassign the throttle axis to the throttle. I had the same issue. It works fine now.

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