View Full Version : Joystick Settings at 100

09-13-2007, 06:39 PM
Does anyone here fly with the pitch, roll and rudder settings at 100 across the board. I am using a used saitek x45 that is a bit stiff. After watching programme called Spitfire Aces and seeing how little the controls had to be manipulated to manuvourve the Spit i decided to try out joystick settings at 100 and it seems to be working well for me

09-13-2007, 08:43 PM
I had quite a time tuning my joystick to my liking. I was usually told to tune it DOWN, to make up for the sensitivity. But this always resulted in a setting that while was very docile with small inputs,it just wouldn't feel right when pulling further back on the stick.

I wanted something that however much I moved MY stick, those movments would be directly proportional to the movements of the stick of the aircraft in game. So I turned mine all to 100. (The stick in the plane, will move directly related to how you move your stick, no compensation.) And while at first it IS very touchy, I love it. You are actually feeling the plane, as all your inputs are direct, and not "70% of how much you're actually moving your stick".

I love it, and feel that it is the most consistent, realistic (exluding the fact that we have short sticks compared to the long sticks in the actual aircraft, we have to move ours less for the same amount of input) setting. As well as the one that allows me to directly feel the plane, because my inputsa on my stick, are the SAME as the inputs on the planes virtual stick.

And I have an X45 as well. I hoped this helps, and I hope I described it in a way clear enough for you to understand. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-14-2007, 06:52 AM
It's always a good idea, IMO, to start with 100's across the board and only lower them if you find it too twitchy. The X-45 works well at 100 setting but some sticks are more sensitive and need to have the inputs turned down.

For example, when I moved from the '45 to the '52 I needed to lower the settings slightly (around 85 for the first one), but at the same time I needed to put a dead zone at the ends to tighten up the stick throw.

09-14-2007, 06:05 PM
Yep, I have them all set to 100 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I also have ZERO centre deadzone on my stick (Cougar with HS/NXT) and it's set up with a linear response.

It took a while to get used to it but I really like it now. It's like I'm now flying by applying pressure to the stick rather than by moving it around. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif