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Hope someone out there can help. I am new to the X-plane world and have not been able to get this answered. I have the full global version of X-plane 10. My hardware consists of a Precision Flight Controls C2 Professional Flight Console and a set of PFC rudder pedals. Both are USB though I had the pedals before the C2 so they plug into separate usb ports. After I was able to get the correct x-plane 10 driver from PFC and put it into the resources/plugin folder I have been able to use the hardware and fly in X-plane for the first time. BUT - I cannot calibrate the hardware except for the rudder pedals and toe brakes. X-plane recognizes that I have the USB rudder pedals and also that I have the C2 Professional console (and I have made sure that the serial port model of PFC hardware is unchecked) but I am totally unable to calibrate any of the flight controls. I can program the buttons but moving the yoke, throttles, etc. does not make any difference, nothing in x-plane responds so that you can calibrate and assign the correct function to it. They work and do what they are supposed to do but you just cannot calibrate them. I can still fly for the most part though the trim is totally screwed up and makes it difficult to control certain aircraft. Most of all it is just driving me crazy because I cannot figure out what is going on and/or how to fix it. PFC hardware is RECOMMENDED by Laminar Research and the combo is used by flight schools across the country so I know it is something that had to be addressed a long time ago. Does anyone out there know the answer to this and what I need to do to get this fixed for once and for all? What am I missing or doing wrong? BTW- if you drop the same PFC X-plane 10 HID driver into X-Plane 11 you get the exact same situation. It does work, X-Plane 11 recognizes the hardware and you can fly but you are totally unable to calibrate the device ..... which X-Plane 11 kindly reminds you that your hardware is uncalibrated ...every time you fly a new scenario. Thanks for any help. A frustrated n4208t
I've had my Saitek Pro Yoke & Throttle quadrants for 8 years and overall they've worked well. But nothing lasts forever and I'm considering what to do should one or more units fail. If the throttle quadrant supplied with the yoke should fail it's not possible to buy another. It's only supplied with the yoke so I'd need to shell out around £140 for a replacement. Given my current PC is more than adequate for P3D v3.4 (and v4 eventually) I don't need to shell out a couple of grand for a new one any time soon. So I'm considering moving to a high-end yoke and throttle. My CH pedals are fine for now. they seem almost indestructible. I've considered and rejected the GoFlight yoke and throttle. Not enough buttons on either and no real rave reviews about either. That leaves PFC. I know their quality as I visit Pete Dowson on a fairly regular basis and his PFC kit is quality. Okay, I'm not considering the same hardware as Pete has but PFC only builds quality kit so I know I can trust them. I'm looking at the PFC Cirrus Saab Yoke (12 buttons); Throttle Quadrant Console with a Four Engine Jet Spoilers/Throttles/Reversers throttle unit. I could buy direct from PFC but there a UK retailer in Norfolk offering all this kit albeit at fairly high prices although they include taxes, VAT etc. Their website is here:- http://flight-simulators.co.uk/acatalog/Cirrus-Saab-Yoke-144.html#SID=51 I haven't heard of them, have any of you? Would appreciate your views on this proposal. I know it's not cheap but it's half the price of a new kitchen and less than a house rewire! But it's definitely more attractive than either. And as I usually say, it will probably see me out!