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04-28-2011, 10:29 AM
Does anybody know what exactly does the option "symmetric" do when in the joystick setup in IL2?

By default that switch is on for all joystick axis.
Should I switch any off if I'm using a FFB stick (EVO force), and use elevator trim quite alot?


04-28-2011, 02:34 PM
I never noticed that as an option but it's easy to guess. With elevator, ailerons and rudder you set the sliders for stick throw from the center out and each side is symmetric to the other but check throttle that goes full throw from one end to the other and it is non-symmetric.

04-29-2011, 12:06 PM

04-29-2011, 01:15 PM
From the Guide410.pdf:

Symmetrical Switch
Some of the control axes behave symmetrically (or mirrored). For example you probably want
your ailerons sensitivity curve to be the same if you push your joystick to the left and right.
But it doesn't make much sense to do that for Power control, for example. That's where the
Symmetrical switch comes into play. Turn it off and the sensitivity will be applied over the
whole range of values without trying to make them symmetrical. In other words, ailerons and
similar controls have values from -100% to 100% and you want the sensitivity to be mirrored
around zero value. Power, on the other hand, is more logically described as a control with
values ranging from 0% to 100%. You probably want this control to have different sensitivity
response over the whole range.

So, basically, what Gunz said... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-30-2011, 01:39 PM
I still don't understand what this is supposed to do.


05-01-2011, 02:35 AM
Sober up and read again?