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03-07-2005, 09:19 PM
In the joystick callibration panel, what is the axis what is the roll and what the yaw mode???

03-07-2005, 09:58 PM
The axis is the direction of movement for the joystick. For example, moving the joystick left or right is usually X-axis, foward and backward is usually Y-axis. Throttles, sliders and rotary knobs, etc all have axis too...U axis might be the throttle for example.

Ok - Roll, Pitch and Yaw are all ways and aircraft moves through the air, and fit to these axis. Roll is when you use the aeriolons on your wings to 'roll the aircraft' - that's controlled by the x-axis, or pushing your joystick right or left.

Pitch is pointing the nose up or down - that's y-axis (joystick back/foward).

Yaw means to slip the tail of the aircraft from side to side, and that's controlled by the rudder (Z or U axis, depending on the stick and whether or not you have rudder on your stick)

All of them are important for basic aircraft control - if you don't have a joystick that twists for rudder, you can use keyboard commands (z for left and x for right as default) but bear in mind that it doesn't give you the same level of control as a joystick (or expensive set of rudder pedals).

The reason all those controls appear in the joystick calibration panel is that you can control how your joystick responds in each axis individually. What joystick are you using? For most sticks, the default settings (or the alternate settings suggested in your Pacific Fighters manual) work quite well. If you're using an X45 or X52 (nice joysticks from Saitek) you're going to have to do some tweaking.

Good luck!

Junko 'Kimura' Ifurita