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Saitek Pro Flight Yoke Settings

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I couldn't find anything in the PMDG Manual for the 737-NGX concerning joystick settings such as sensitivity. If anyone is using Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, please let me know what settings worked out best for you? And I do understand that issues such as the aircraft's tendency to pitch down during turns are realistic. 

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1 hour ago, ssair1 said:

I couldn't find anything in the PMDG Manual for the 737-NGX concerning joystick settings such as sensitivity. If anyone is using Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, please let me know what settings worked out best for you? And I do understand that issues such as the aircraft's tendency to pitch down during turns are realistic. 

Hi Sherman, please note PMDG asks that we sign our full names on all posts.

I recommend that controls be calibrated such that full deflection is full span, and that the response is linear.  The only variable I suggest playing with is the null zone.  The PMDG products generally do a lot of processing outside of the box to provide accurate flight dynamics for given control inputs throughout the normal flight region.

In a turn, the lift vector is tilted from vertical to an angle corresponding the the amount of roll so of course less the vector provides less lift against gravity and more force in the direction of the turn.  Therefore, holding the same pitch angle in a turn as in straight and level flight will result in altitude loss, which is offset by increasing the pitch angle.  There is not an uncommanded pitch down tendency just because of the aircraft's roll (in a normal turn, non normal maneuvers are a different matter).

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