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4 months 2 weeks ago #16018 by aikey81
Reverse Thrust was created by aikey81
I don't know if I am not seeing it or it actually isn't there. I want to assign reverse thrust to my throttle quadrant but I cannot find it in the FSX settings. I have the Steam edition so I don't know if they removed it or not. I cannot use F2 because on my computer that controls the volume, not to mention it isn't realistic doing that. It should be in settings but it isn't...any advice before I write Steam or Microsoft and start cussing at them? Thx!

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4 months 2 weeks ago #16020 by Westcoast
Replied by Westcoast on topic Reverse Thrust
Ed,

If your set up has a separate throttle control, and you have a registered version of FSUIPC, you can reset the zero of your throttle to something above zero on the throttle control (like 20%) and then use values below this to input negative (reverse) throttle.

Mike Daugherty
VP, Operations; Training Manager

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4 months 2 weeks ago #16021 by SPA031
Replied by SPA031 on topic Reverse Thrust
I have a Logitech GX52 controller, and it is programmable.

This throttle can be programmed by zones. It has three zones for the throttle by default. You could set up the first zone for reverse thrust if you like. The second and third throttle zones can then be set for thrust.

You can program up to three different modes. This means one mode for flight simulator, and another mode for spacecraft, and another mode for truck simulations. Or, you can set up modes for different aircraft simulations.

It's up to you to configure as you like.

Check out this video: <em><strong><a href=" www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+prog...4780A28A1CD201E37112 ">Programming the Logitech X52

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edited by: SPA031, Jun 10, 2020 - 09:14 AM

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4 months 2 weeks ago #16022 by jer029
Replied by jer029 on topic Reverse Thrust
Holding the f2 key in FSX results in reverse thrust. I use FSUIPC registered version to assign a button push for repeating F2 key until the button is released - then upon release - f1 key once. This cancels the reverse thrust. My saitek throttle quadrant has triggers a "button" signal when the throttle is moved to the lowest position. I assign this with FSUIPC for the repeated F2-key and then use the FSUIPC "on release" for that setting to trigger the single F1-key to cancel the reverse thrust.

The only issue with this is that you can't do other control things during reverse thrust (not that you'd want to anyway) because it seems to only be looking at the pressed f2 key and blocking out other commands. While this isn't a problem for flying, it can cause head-scratching moments when you find your system unresponsive for unknown reason - like sitting in your cockpit with the engine off, only to find you either bumped or left the throttle in the reverse thrust position. Moving the throttle back to neutral fixes that issue of course.

John

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4 months 2 weeks ago #16023 by Westcoast
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I elected to use FSUIPC to redefine the "zero" of my Saitek throttle in order to have access to the "Beta" range of my Aerosoft DHC6 Exended for taxing. Unfortunately, it fails to function well enough to allow taxiing. However, it still allows me to apply variable reverse thrust.

Mike

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