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Please sticky if possible. I created a video that shows step by step how to fix the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke dead zone issue. This is a hardware fix using the Leo Bodnar BU0836A joystick board. Please view, like, share. You will love your Saitek again. Enjoy!
I recently bought a Saitek pedals and yoke (Pro Flight, not Cessna) setup to get back into FSX (it has been quite a while and my old joystick won't Z-axis anymore). I'm noticing that I can't seem to get the yoke to perform evenly for rolls (X-Axis I think). At first, it had a big deadzone (not configured, but in practice) to the left. I had to rotate left about 15 degrees before anything would start happening. Rolling right worked A-OK. So, I did the Saitek registry fix to recalibrate. Now it is improved, but there still seems to be a bit of a center deadzone that isn't defined but is at least close-ish to centered now. There also seems to be a bit of deadzone at either end. I've seen the internal gearing and that all seems to move OK, so I guess I'm asking this: Is this likely a hardware issue with the yoke's sensor (at least for the extreme far side dead zones)? Is it still just configuration trouble? Would it be worth the investment to license FSUIPC to use its calibration facility? I'd like to hold off on that for a while if possible, unless it will fix this (just spent all that other money on hardware this month!). I feel like the issue is kinda making my maneuvers less smooth since I don't know exactly when the flight controls will actually kick in. I searched around, but didn't find this exact issue. If it's already out there, can you please point me in the right direction? Thanks!