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How to assign keystroke to ap alt. switch?

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I can't figure out how to assign a keystroke to the alt switch on the radio AP. Alt hold (ctrl+shift+z) does just that,holds the alt.I want it to continue climbing till I reach desired alt.Thanks,Ron

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>I can't figure out how to assign a keystroke to the alt>switch on the radio AP. Alt hold (ctrl+shift+z) does just>that,holds the alt.I want it to continue climbing till I reach>desired alt.Thanks,Ron'ctrl+shift+z' is altitude bug select.Basically set the 'altitude' and then set 'climb rate in feet-per-minute' (vertical speed).Toggle MasterAutoPilot = zToggle Attitude = CTL tToggle Localizer = CTL oToggle Approach = CTL aToggle Heading = CTL hToggle Altitude = CTL zToggle WingLeveler = CTL vToggle BackCourse = CTL bToggle NAV1 = CTL nToggle Airspeed = CTL rToggle Mach = CTL mToggle YawDamper = CTL dToggle FlightDirector = CTL fToggle AutoThrottle = CTL SHF gToggle NavGps = CTL SHF m

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Thanks for the response.That is what I do.I was just trying to find a keystroke so I didn' have to click on the alt switch.I am using TrackIR and it is easier to use a key than "chase" the alt switch.Ron

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HelloI have TrackIR and what i have found to be helpful is to assign the middle mouse button/wheel press to the pause fuction in the trackIR software.You can then freeze the VC momentarily with the middle button then select the AP functions with the normal left button click easily without the cockpit jumping around.

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Thanks for the response.I am doing that,I've just found that assigning keys to things like heading and course adjust,speed inc/dec and alt inc/dec makes it easier.Maybe that's just a slacker way to do it,but it works for me.Ron

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Is there a way to select altitude hold with a keystroke and not have it reset your dialed-in altitude to your current altitude? Same thing with heading and speed hold. Whenever you use the keystroke to set those swtiches it resets your dialed-in altitude, heading, or speed to your current position.

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I have tried all settings.I can assign a key to the alt button and it will activate it but it resets the alt to the current alt not the alt I have set..I have a key assigned to the heading,nav, and approach switch and they work.Ron

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Hi,FSX, like FS9, has two events to toggle AltitudeHold.When AltitudeHold is Off, there are two ways to activate it:- AP_ALT_HOLD , which sets "Current AltitudeHold"; this holds your current altitude, by setting the AltitudeSelector to the current altitude rounded to 100 feet.This is, by default, CTRL-Z.- AP_PANEL_ALTITUDE_HOLD , which sets "Selected AltitudeHold"; this causes the aircraft to go to / hold the altitude that you have selected in the AltitudeSelector.Now, the second event is generated when you click the ALtHold gauge in the AP.Unfortunately, a lot of events (like this one) cannot be set via the FS menu.There are two ways to assign a keystroke to this event.A. Via the registered version of FSUIPC.B. Manually, by editting the controls file of FSX that holds all your keyboard/joystick definitions.Method B. is cumbersome, but doable :-)Here is how.....NOTE: substitute "{" as the "LessThen" symbol , and "}" as "GreaterThen" symbol.1. By default, your FSX.cfg file (in folder "..Documents And Settings'username'MicrosoftFSX) contains:[CONTROLS]........Controls_Current=Standard........This means that all your keyboard/stick definition are stored in the file:"..Documents And Settings'username'MicrosoftFSXControlsStandard.xml2. Make a backup of this file, and open this Standard.xml with Notepad.You see something like:{SimBase.Document Type="ControlsFile" version="1,0"} {Descr}Classic Default Mappings{/Descr} {Filename}ClassicControls.xml{/Filename} {SimControls.Map} {Name}KEYBOARD_MAIN{/Name} {Entry} {Key}F9{/Key} {Down}VIEW_CAMERA_SELECT_1{/Down} {/Entry}etc. ect.3. Now, below the {Name}KEYBOARD_MAIN{/Name} line, add a new entry that assigns a free key (e.g. CTRL-SHIFT-F7) to event AP_PANEL_ALTITUDE_HOLD.Like: {Entry} {Key}CTRL+SHIFT+F7{/Key} {Down}AP_PANEL_ALTITUDE_HOLD{/Down} {/Entry}4. Save the file, and start up FSX.You'll see that now CTRL-SHIFT-F7 does exactly the same as clicking the AP AltHold gauge.Cheers, Rob Barendregt

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Thank you for that information.I have FSUIPC (what does that stand for?) andI now have a key assigned.Ron

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