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I never purchased the P3DV4 license of FSUIPC. But as I reinstall P3D I wonder, should I calibrate my Saitek Yoke, 2 Throttles, and Pedals through FSUIPC? Are there benefits to it? Thanks

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Biggest benefit comes when you change aircraft and your controls are automatically configured for you.

Fsuipc's Profiles function is worth the price alone

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10 hours ago, Glynn said:

Biggest benefit comes when you change aircraft and your controls are automatically configured for you.

Fsuipc's Profiles function is worth the price alone

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Not only your controllers but all your buttons & switches as well. Iv'e been using it for years & it's indispensable as far as I'm concerned, although you can now program controllers & buttons in P3Dv4 & name & save them however an import is required whenever you change aircraft. With FSUIPC it's automatic. 

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11 hours ago, Glynn said:

Biggest benefit comes when you change aircraft and your controls are automatically configured for you.

Fsuipc's Profiles function is worth the price alone

Exactly this.  There's more advanced stuff you can do with FSUIPC if you're so inclined, but being able to set and forget custom control schemes is worth the price of admission alone.


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Totally agree with all above. I have my ch yoke, Saitek x55, CH rudders and CH Throttle quafrant all connected and programmed thru FSUIPC. Whichever aircraft I pick, my hardware is configured properly automatically. Wouldn't fly without it.

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Yeah, individual control assignment is the big one. It is unfortunate that this is still not integrated into the sim like it is the case in XP11 and DCS.


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1 hour ago, Boeing or not going said:

 

1 hour ago, Boeing or not going said:

PMDG airplanes have no issues with controllers assigned through FSUIPC?

I don't have any issues - and PMDG aircraft  is all I fly.  I don't think PMDG recommend controller assignments using FSUIPC though.

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2 hours ago, ErichB said:

I don't have any issues - and PMDG aircraft  is all I fly.  I don't think PMDG recommend controller assignments using FSUIPC though.

They do recommend against it but I’ve never had an issue with it. 


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3 hours ago, ErichB said:

I don't have any issues - and PMDG aircraft  is all I fly.  I don't think PMDG recommend controller assignments using FSUIPC though.

I have a Saitek Trim Wheel and it will not work with the 737

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I have never assigned anything using FSUIPC since I've always felt it would be a rather complicated job due to my lack of experience in this matter. Does anyone know if there are any tutorial videos out there that explain the process of assigning all the various buttons, rudder, brakes, etc.?

 

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7 minutes ago, ideoplastic said:

I have never assigned anything using FSUIPC since I've always felt it would be a rather complicated job due to my lack of experience in this matter. Does anyone know if there are any tutorial videos out there that explain the process of assigning all the various buttons, rudder, brakes, etc.?

 

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Check out Froogle on YouTube. He has a good tutorial.

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thanks for the info.

 


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The biggest pluses for me regarding FSUIPC is the ability to have 'conditional' control assignments, thus having a single switch operate any number of controls/switches. Additionally, the Lua script facility adds a great deal of power to the capabilities of FSUIPC.

My Saitex dual throttle quads have 12 switches (not counting the 'detent' switches on the axis) and

I use 2 of those switches to change the value, up or down,of a user-defined offset which acts as the 'conditional' portion of the control assignments for the other10 switches. Think of that as being analogous to the 'Mode' switch on various controllers. Those are usually limited to 3 modes where the system I use the number of 'modes' is virtually unlimited. In practice, I believe the maximum number of 'modes' for an aircraft is 10. (The equivalent of 100 assignable switches) Most are around 5 to 8 modes.

With so many assignments to each of the 10 switches, I use a Lua script to display the assignments for the current mode when I change modes, or when I hit F10.  The length of time the display remains is settable from 1 second up. I usually have the displays set to 3 to 4 seconds.

In most aircraft I can go from cold& dark to in the air, cleaned up and trimmed just by selecting the 'modes' and operating the appropriate switches.

I also use Lua scripts to display the trim value for 1 second each time I change one of the trim axis.

There are several PDF files in the Modules/FSUIPC Documents folder that covers the capabilities of the program.

Here is a JPG of one of my control assignment setups for the A2A B-17G:

A2A_B-17G_MAP_NEW.jpg

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