Sign in to follow this  
Christopher Low

Joystick assignments

Recommended Posts

Hans mentioned using a joystick button to activate the thrust reversers on the Beechjet. Can someone explain to me how this is done ?Chris Low,ENGLAND.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Chris,You should have a "joykeys.cfg" file in your flight3 folder to start with (which i do think you have).Open that file with notepad and add the following text:joy_6 Reverse_Thrust (replace the number 6 with the corresponding buttonnumber on your joystick)That should be it! :-)// Daniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Better still Chris,this line works speedbrakes AND reversers together,( but remember reversers only work when a/c is on the ground!!)very handy for Ansgar's Boeing 747.joy_4 console func Reverse_Thrust && func SpeedBrakesAs before, replace the number with whichever number joystick buttonyou are/wish to use.:-wavePete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the information Daniel, but I'm not sure if I have a joykeys.cfg file. So I'll have to create one.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daniel & Pete,Thanks for the help. I now have the thrust reversers assigned to button 1 on my CH Flightstick Pro. I also discovered that button 3 shuts down the engines.........which is nice :-)Chris Low,ENGLAND.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately NO, Chris,Looking Glass forgot to program in reversing props in the flight dynamics, I think Daniel tried ( and gave up in the end ) with the KingAir :-(:-wavePete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>Better still Chris, >this line works speedbrakes AND reversers together,( but >remember reversers only work when a/c is on the >ground!!)very handy for Ansgar's Boeing 747. >>joy_4 console func Reverse_Thrust && func SpeedBrakes >>As before, replace the number with whichever number joystick >button >you are/wish to use. >>:-wave >>Pete Hi Chris, Pete and all,I have just upgraded my JoyKeys.cfg (fu3_joykeys_v2.zip) file and uploaded it to the library if any of you want to give it a try. I put in the line Pete mentions above except I use button 7 for reverser and now airbrakes. It works great on my computer. Thanks, Pete for the code line. I gave you credit in the readme. Hope it helps someone.Earl.... "and the greatest of these is Love." I Cor. 13:13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Earl,I was scrolling through the library looking for new things,and I happened to notice you wrote >Trim buttons must be tapped<If you'd like your trim buttons to repeat just add thisjoy_3_rep_10 Elevator_Trim_Upjoy_4_rep_10 Elevator_Trim_DownI not sure if you were aware you could do this.To make it repeat the fastest use a 1 inplace of the 10The slowest use a 15 Very important to have good controls if your landing on Deckshttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3dbad9ba18fbdd1e.jpgAnd also safer if your at FL10000 :-lol http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3dbadae91e6c58de.jpghttp://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gifAllan and Co-Pilot Puppyhttp://bfu.avsim.Net/sigpics/AllanD.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Allan,Thanks for the tip. I always felt sure there had to be a way to make the trim fuction work continuously but I couldn't find it in any of the documentation. This is much better. I corrected the JoyKeys.cfg file to version 3 and gave you the credit. I just uploaded it to the Library.Thanks again, AllanEarl.... "and the greatest of these is Love." I Cor. 13:13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Earl, you can also tie multiple functions together, by replacingthe "&&" with "||", first push of a button will do the first listed operation,second push (same button) will do second operation, and so on.Here follows an extract from the 'Readmep.wri' file which comes with the patch needed for Nvidia graphics cards:"You can now bind joytick buttons, joystick hats, and hotkeys to multiple functions using console commands. There are 2 types of multi-function console commands - one type uses the "&&" operator to invoke multiple simultaneous actions, the other type uses the "||" operator to cycle between different functions.Examples:joy_5 console func left_brake_on && func right_brake_onjoy_5_up console func left_brake_off && func right_brake_offjoy_6 console set_model_density 1 || set_model_density 3 || set_model_density 5joy_7 console head_tilt 350 && func camera_vfr_cockpit || head_tilt 0 && func camera_ifr_cockpit || func camera_forward Joystick button 5 now controls both toe brakes, acting like pressing the keypad 0 and keypad dot keys simultaneously.Joystick button 6 sets model density to 1 the first time you press, sets model density to 3 the next time you press it, and sets model density to 5 the third time you press it. The fourth time you press button 6, it will set density back to 1.Joystick button 7 selects the VFR cockpit (F2) with head tilted down 10 degrees the first time it is pressed, selects the IFR cockpit (F3) with no head tilt the second time it is pressed, and selects the forward no-cockpit view (F1) the third time it is pressed."And here is the list of possible functions, and their default keys:STARTDefault Joykey Bindingsx_up Zoom_Out_Donez_up Zoom_In_Donebs Toggle_Auto_Trimtab Activate_Radioenter Repeat_Messageesc Exit_Screenspace Communicate" Toggle_Navigation_Lights' Toggle_Beacon, Left_Rudder. Right_Rudder/ Center_Rudder; Toggle_Anti_Collision_Lights< Rudder_Trim_Left> Rudder_Trim_Right? Rudder_Trim_CenterB Prop_BrakeC Source_Next_CommE Select_EngineF Flaps_UpI Source_SelfL Toggle_Pulse_LightsO Source_Next_Ground_ObjectP Source_Next_PlaneX Increase_Field_Of_ViewZ Decrease_Field_Of_View[ Elevator_Trim_Up Elevator_Trim_Center] Elevator_Trim` Toggle_AntiIcea Autopilot_OnOffb Toggle_Parking_Brakesc Target_Next_Commd Increment_Time_Of_Daye Start_Enginef Flapsg Toggle_Landing_Gearh Toggle_Carb_Heati Target_Selfj Panel_Main_Backlightingk Toggle_Taxi_Lightsl Toggle_Landing_Lightsm Inflight_Mapo Target_Next_Ground_Objectp Target_Next_Planeq PCLr Toggle_Comm_Radios Increment_Time_Of_Yearu Toggle_Right_Landing_Lightw Wax_Moonx Zoom_Outy Toggle_Left_Landing_Lightctrl_D Dump_Crashboxctrl_M Toggle_Modelsctrl_R Toggle_Blackbox_Recordctrl_d Decrement_Time_Of_Dayctrl_e Shutdown_Enginectrl_f Toggle_Frame_Ratectrl_l Toggle_Labelsctrl_p Toggle_Blackbox_Pausectrl_p Pausectrl_s Blackbox_Save_Editctrl_s Decrement_Time_Of_Yearctrl_v Debug_Voice_Logctrl_w Wane_Moonctrl_z Toggle_Zoar_Modealt_enter Full_Screenalt_M Add_Auto_Markeralt_a Autopilot_HoldAltitudealt_d Toggle_PropDomealt_f Auto_Tune_Radioalt_g Maydayalt_h Autopilot_HoldHeadingalt_m Autopilot_ToggleApralt_n Autopilot_ToggleNavalt_o Optionsalt_r Change_Resolutionalt_s Autopilot_HoldAirspeedalt_t Reload_Voice_Timingsalt_v Autopilot_HoldVerticalSpeedalt_w Autopilot_LevelWingsalt_x Quit_Gamealt_y Toggle_YawDamperctrl_alt_A Add_Hoopctrl_alt_G Toggle_Grid_Texturesctrl_alt_H Toggle_Hoop_Statsctrl_alt_T Cycle_Forced_Grid_Texturesctrl_alt_g Start_Grid_Testctrl_alt_p Print_Screenctrl_alt_q QA_Print_Screenkp_8_up Look_Up_Donekp_4_up Look_Left_Donekp_6_up Look_Right_Donekp_2_up Look_Donekp_0_up Left_Brake_Offkp_del_up Right_Brake_Offf1 Camera_Forwardf2 Camera_VFR_Cockpitf3 Camera_IFR_Cockpitf4 Camera_Virtual_Cockpitf5 Camera_Externalf6 Camera_Chasef7 Camera_Spinningf8 Camera_Taxif9 Camera_MTVf10 Camera_RCkp_7 Look_Left_45kp_8 Look_Upkp_9 Look_Right_45kp_4 Look_Leftkp_5 Look_Aheadkp_6 Look_Rightkp_1 Look_Left_135kp_2 Look_Downkp_3 Look_Right_135kp_0 Blackbox_Toggle_User_Controls_Camerakp_0 Left_Brake_Onkp_del Right_Brake_Onf11 Camera_Stillf12 Toggle_Tape_Stripctrl_kp_5 Center_Controlsctrl_f12 Cycle_Active_Tapestripalt_f5 Camera_Inverse_Externalalt_f7 Camera_Abovealt_f12 Show_Taxi_Pathkp_enter Target_Next_Internalkp_* Reverse_Thrustkp_+ Throttle_Increasekp_- Throttle_Decreasekp_/ SpeedBrakesctrl_kp_+ Mixture_Increasectrl_kp_- Mixture_Decreasealt_kp_+ Prop_Deployalt_kp_- Prop_Retractup_up Pitch_Offleft_up Left_Roll_Offright_up Right_Roll_Offdown_up Pitch_Up_Offhome Target_Next_Internal2up Blackbox_Play_Forwardup Pitch_Onpageup Miracle_Upleft Blackbox_Frame_Backwardleft Left_Roll_Onright Blackbox_Frame_Forwardright Right_Roll_Ondown Blackbox_Play_Backwarddown Pitch_Up_Onpagedown Miracleshift_kp_+ Prop_Increaseshift_kp_- Prop_Decreaseshift_up Blackbox_Play_Fastershift_down Blackbox_Play_SlowerENDYou can also make keyboard strokes do more than one operation, or change assignments, in a similar fashion, just start the line inyour joykeys.cfg like so, for EXAMPLE,f11 console func Print_Screenshould get you a screenshot by pushing button 'f11'just once,instead of having to press ctrl+alt+p(I haven't tested this one, so no guarantees!!):-wavePete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete,Thank you for revealing the "proper" brakes to be used after touchdown. I have been pressing 'b' to activate the brakes, but it appears that this is actually the PARKING brake ! :-) Needless to say, this must be the most effective brake of its type in the history of aviation :-lolThe "toe" brakes (as you call them) seem to work much more realistically. Thanks for the information regarding binding these to a joystick button. I appear to have done this successfully, so now I should have no trouble with advanced training procedures like landing the Beechjet on the back of Ansgar's 747 :-lolChris Low,ENGLAND.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris, they're called toe brakes 'cos you operate them with the toe of your rudder foot pedal.In most real aeroplanes,toe brake pressure is modulated DOWN from full sytem pressure, to provide 1) a bit more 'feedback', and 2) to give the crew a chance to correct things if inadvertently, they'vetouched down with the brake pedal depressed (yes, its happened!!).Parking brakes, on the other hand, also double up as emergency brakes,and get unmodulated full system pressure applied, and also,bypass any anti-skid protection too.:-wavePete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again, Pete and all!Happy flying!Earl.... "and the greatest of these is Love." I Cor. 13:13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this