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  1. Hi Olivier, I find my com 1 & 2 are independent & changing the display for either does not effect the other.
  2. Good to hear you got it sorted.
  3. G'day Oliver, I have mine working OK using a profile I downloaded (by dixdetention I think) however unlike most other aircraft in my hanger I need to press the standby button first to activate the selected radio or nav unit. I am then able to change frequencies slowly as the response time is somewhat delayed. Once the frequency is selected then I'm able to swap to the tuned one. Works OK for VHF radios, navs & ADF. The transponder however I'm not able to select & adjust using this profile.
  4. Iv'e found a similar issue trying to do the Rwy 26 RNAV App as well. The approach goes OK from RTT to W1002 where the descent is supposed to begin, VNAV switches to approach mode however I notice there is an altitude of 9,500' showing for the next waypoint WI103 which is not evident in the flight plan page & the aircraft remains at 9,500'. I had been doing a series of flights between LOWI & LOWW to get the hang of ILS & RNAV approaches but am yet to have a successful RNAV approach to LOWI & have had to disconnect & hand fly it without vertical guidance. Odd thing was I dropped the HUD on one occasion & it appeared to be doing the descent OK however not certain on that. Not having any issues with cruise VNAV descents & find them great, along with other little tricks like calling up airport weather briefings if you have a weather engine (AS). Landings also are no issue with a little power on till touch down as recommended. Apart from this quirky RNAV system to someone used to the Boeing format I'm very impressed with this aircraft.
  5. Hi Erich, Replacing pots is simple as they come as a complete unit (all six) so they all get changed at once. You don't change them individually. All you do is open the case, unclip one end of the return springs & the pot unit wire connector from the main board, undo four screws & remove it. Replacement is the reverse. You will find the brass pusher rods will need to be removed also however that is just a case of sliding them out through the front of the case. They can come out whenever the throttle unit is removed from the case as you have no doubt discovered. Open the case & you will get a better understanding of what I'm talking about & you will see how simple it is to change.
  6. G'day Erich, I also have a PFC Throttle Controller plus a number of throttle units which I purchased in October 2016. Last year whilst the unit was still under warranty fortunately my #2 lever (same as yours?) started behaving oddly & was difficult to calibrate & align with either of the levers to the side of it. When checking in the Windows calibration window I could see the #2 lever advancing ahead of #1 & also jumping as it did so. I contacted PFC directly as I'm in Australia & they sent me a new pot slider unit which I easily installed myself. The throttle has been fine since. I have used the unit with W7 previously & now with W10. I would think that if your's is only a couple of years old it shouldn't need a W10 board as it should be compatible already. I suggest maybe contacting service @ PFC directly for some advice. My PFC SAAB Desktop Yoke on the other hand is much older & was giving me issues until I plugged it into my USB 3.0 port. It has worked perfectly since doing so otherwise I would have had to upgrade to a W10 board for it.
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    Benefits to assigning controllers through FSUIPC?

    +1 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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    Xtreme prototypes GLJ25

    Hi Ray, Check this link on how to find & program an LVAR using FSUIPC. A bit cumbersome compared to SPADneXt which lists all the LVAR's, Simmconnect & FSUIPC commands automatically ready for selection when programming a switch, button or lever. One reason why I use both, firstly FSUIPC then SPADNeXt for the more complicated stuff as I find it a bit easier. You can even program multiple commands for the one button & even nominate delays between implementation. This is probably possible with FSUIPC also but not so obvious in the GUI. Bill does a good job explaining how to set this up. In this case I have given you the command which appears to work for both on & off for the YD.
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    Xtreme prototypes GLJ25

    Re the YD guys, the command is an LVAR: "PEDESTALAUTOPILOTYAWDAMPEROFFBUTTONPOSITION (LVAR)" which I have assigned to a rocker switch using SPADneXt as mentioned previously. I believe there is a way you can do the same with FSUIPC. Appears to be working OK. I haven't assigned anything to the back up system as I test it using the button in the VC when doing my pre start checks.
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    Xtreme prototypes GLJ25

    Re the Yaw Damper, not sure the default keys work. I use SPADneXt along with FSUIPC to program all my controllers & see I've got an LVAR in for the switch I use for the YD. Did it quite some time ago but pretty sure I would have tried the Ctl-D commands first. One of the very handy things about SPADneXt is it sees all your hardware connected & allows you to program the switches & levers for them all & not just Saitek gear. In this instance I have a surplus Saitek throttle mounted inverted under my PFC one & use the two outside levers to start the engines & the switches for YD, engine sync & seat belts.
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    Cheyenne II Mod v2

    G'day Alex, I don't have the Carenado version but have been a long time user of the DA unit. I'm really impressed with the way the aircraft lifts off so smoothly & doesn't leap into the air as so many of the sim offerings do. Based on this & being an avid admirer of Bill's mod's I may very well have to add this aircraft to my virtual hanger.
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    Prepar3D v4.2 has been released

    As Vic said you can, I have several I have exported for early testing before installing FSUIPC including one that is set up for SLEW exclusively. Just set them up & import when necessary. I've been using FSUIPC 5.12.102 without any issues. Have been a bit slack & wasn't even aware the utility had been updated.
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    850 HP Lever, when?

    From memory I think I read in a couple of reviews of the real aircraft they would engage once established in the climb. This is what I do then disengage on descent (if I remember!) which can be a trap if you forget. Have made a few flapless landing in my time
  14. Did you disable controls from P3D menu? I've found I have controller issues if I don't do that when using FSUIPC. I expect you would have but I've run three throttles, one being the Yoke unit without issues previously. Reading your post non of this is evident in the Win 10 Game Controller Calibration app? If there is a hardware issue it will definitely show up here. As Adrian suggested, remove the FSUIPC .ini file & see if that makes a difference, I have in the past found it the only way to rectify an odd repeating occurrence with FSUIPC which I couldn't fix by re setting in the FSUIPC GUI. In the meantime are you aware you can save controller profiles in P3D now? Would mean manually importing the individual one for each aircraft when in use though. Also if the throttles are behaving OK here then again it indicates your hardware is fine.
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    Good GA small business jets?

    Xtreme Prototypes Lear 25. Great graphics & high systems programming. Can also integrate GTN750.