Quickmarch 488 Posted November 3, 2014 Report Share Posted November 3, 2014 Hi Guys and Girls,End of this week I'm off to the south of Spain to escape the incessant rain here in British Columbia. This means I have to check out the laptop and get FSX up and running so I'll have some vlying to do while sitting on the beach.I've done all the stuff I need to do - move the Air Hauler files and the FSX Log over to the laptop so as to maintain some continuity and setting myself up to go back to the (dreaded) Logitech 710 (ie: X-Box screwball controller) because I just don't have the luggage space to carry a joystick with me.Alas; I'm running into issues with the F710. I don't recall this being an issue in France last year, but dammit, I'm having the devils own time getting the gadget to work this time around. I'm trying to program the F710 using the stock FSX "Controls" menus. However, there are one or two switches that are not recognised by the FSX software.Specifically, the "Z" Axis sliders which are two separate pushbuttons on the front of the controller. I've assigned these under the "Control Axes" Tab in Settings - Controls to: Event=Rudder Axis, Axis=Trigger Axis. These two buttons move the Z Axis slider left and right of centre in the "Calibration" routine.- I've cleared out the "Standard.xml" file to get rid of everything except the keyboard instructions- Set up the F710 to the "X" switch setting- Running the F710 in "Mode" which does NOT light up the little green Mode lightMy problem boils down to (what appears to be) extraneous commands left over from something or somewhere that commands 3/4 throttle when I press the Yaw Right or Yaw Left (assigned to the Z axis) buttons on the front of the F710. The rudder works - left and right as expected, but the throttle also increases to approx 3/4 when either rudder button is depressed.The assignments I'm trying for are:X&Y axis on the left stick for aileron and elevatorZ axis for the rudder - this is the one that's causing the grey hairD-pad up and down for elevator trimD-Pad left and right for rudder trimX&Y axis on the right stick for panningLeft and Right "Shoulder" buttons for differential braking - both together, to brake in a straight lineY button for throttle up - this one is somehow connected to the rudder (Z) axisB button for throttle downX button for decrease RPM (prop)A button for increase RPM (prop)If I go into the FSX on-screen menu and select "Calibrate" under the X-Box Controller heading, all works as advertised: the controller shows:D-Pad as a POV switchLeft Joystick for X and Y - Axis (moves the cursor around inside the box)Left and Right front mounted pushbuttons are Z AxisRight Joystick for X and Y Rotation (sliders)A key is pushbutton #1B key is pushbutton #2X key is pushbutton #3Y key is pushbutton #4Left shoulder is pushbutton #5Right shoulder is pushbutton #6"Back" key is pushbutton #7"Start" key is pushbutton #8Depress Left joystick pushbutton #9Depress Right joystick pushbutton #10 I'm about to head over to my bona-fide copy of FSUIPC, but, I have to warn you, I've been down that path before with limited success.I can fly using most of the controls from the keyboard, however, I'd really like to have the rudder control for simple aircraft - as a rudder and for ground steering.Rudder control for complex aircraft - for ground operations.A simple joystick for roll/pitch and "whatever" for views.Anyone have experience or suggestions? Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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