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Scharnhorst1943
12-25-2006, 11:33 PM
In the main menue, go to the "Controls" button. It will be on the right side of the screen/menue; Or if you are flying, hit ESC and it is one of the buttons on that menue too. In that big list you will have to assign functions. Not everything has an assigned key by default. So "Open/Close Canopy" and "Add/Release Chocks" and "Toggle Wing Fold" will have to be assigned in order to takeoff from aircraft carriers, fold wings or open your canopy.

Also you will have to assign keys for the bombsight in order to use it on dive and level bombers.

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Jaws2002
12-26-2006, 12:06 AM
Hello Sir and welcome.

You find the manual as PDF file in your IL-2 root folder.
For the control axis you go into your "controls " section and scroll all the way to the bottom.
There you'll have a section called "Hotas". That's where you assign the axis for the pitch roll yaw, rudder, prop pitch, trim and so on.
I have CH Fighter stick, CH Pro pedals and X 45 for throttle. They all work happy together. I combined the CH gear in one controler with the CH control manager.
To assign a function to a button or axis in game, in the controls menu click on the area just to the right of the function you want to assign. A window will open and then you just click the controler button/axis to assign it.

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flybill_50
12-26-2006, 12:09 AM
Thanks scharnhorst for that info. I got to the controls menu and was able to assign a few buttons and the throttle. I did not realize I had to click on the assignment name to change or add one. Also got the rudder working under the hotas heading.

Will have to fly a bit to see what I need buttons to do especially firing. I guess each plane will need a slightly different config.

Thanks again for getting me going
Bill

Edit: Thanks also Jaws I will look for the pdf.

Scharnhorst1943
12-26-2006, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by flybill_50:
I guess each plane will need a slightly different config.


Actually, not really. You will need to go through that whole list in the "Controls Menue." It is not that each plane has its own config, necessarily. But certain planes use certain keys. Like fighters can't use the bombsight as they don't have one. Just go through and make sure you get all of the functions mapped to a key. That way you will be able to enjoy the game to it's fullest.

I would make sure you have these functions mapped:

Chocks
Wing Fold
Arrestor Hook
Lower Gear Manually
Raise Gear Manually
<span class="ev_code_RED">Some aircraft such as the Wildcat and I16 have to raise gear manually</span>
Feather Prop
Radio
All Bombsight keys
Dive Brakes
Radiador Flaps
Toggle Gunpods
all crew positions

<span class="ev_code_RED">* For multi engined aircraft you must assign keys to "Select/Deselect engine#" if you have seperate engine start in your difficulty setting</span>

Just to get the hang of things, I suggest toning down the difficulty.

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notamuppet
12-26-2006, 10:35 AM
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flybill_50
12-26-2006, 10:43 AM
Thanks for that detail explanation scharnhorst...

I have saved for input as I have my work cut out for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Cheers

scottmal1
12-26-2006, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by flybill_50:
A newbie here so please bear with me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I realize this is more of a game than flight simming

Bill

You will soon realise that this is more of a brilliant WW2 flight sim than a game - be sure.