View Full Version : CH Joystick settings?

04-13-2006, 01:04 PM
I am fortunate enought to try out a CH Fighterstick during the holidays as I am thinkking about buying one..

Even though it feels very robust, I have to say that I have never used a stick like this, it is quite different, different "resistance" in different axis. Also One has to use quite big movements... So does anyone have some JS settings that works well which I could try?


04-13-2006, 03:05 PM
for most planes i set all ingame sliders to 100, and leave the ch joysticks settings of roll pitch and rudder at default.

04-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Download the latest software over at CH, if you need it, or want the latest http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I realy like the ch fighter s, I also have the pro throttle, it give's you another 40 or so button option's, plus a mini stick mouse for looking around


04-13-2006, 03:23 PM
Well you could try mine m8...
Set ingame to 100 all the way for X & Y and then


You'll get used to the separate-spring mechanics in a while, drove me nuts at first, love it now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

04-13-2006, 03:42 PM
I am fortunate enought to try out a CH Fighterstick during the holidays as I am thinkking about buying one..

Fortunate indeed! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Do you have a set of pedals you can use too?

You will hopefully get used to and come to like the relaxed throw of the stick. It's still pinpoint precise, but the springing of the gimbals makes for an ease of movement that the optical sticks lack imo. The tension remains the same throughout the whole range of deflection too - no simple compression of a single spring, you should take a look inside if the owner will let you, it's very impressive.

I'm still using the "Oleg's settings", from way back to Sturmo, I think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

X=0 0 3 7 15 25 35 50 66 84 100 0
Y=0 0 5 10 17 25 33 43 54 71 100 0

Where X=aileron & Y=elevator.

One caution. If you start using the coarse trimwheels for pitch and yaw incorporated in the base - beware! Firstly, they only induce a deflection of the axis centre - they don't control the trim tabs. That's fine for the Gladiator/J8A of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But on planes using trim tabs this coarse trimming may induce drag and it's better to use the keyed settings. The trimwheels can be useful on a long climb or descent - but the REALLY important point is to REMEMBER if you're using them, and set them to neutral long before you get into any action! I still do it sometimes and I've had this FS for three years!

You are hopefully not as dull-witted as I can be http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Enjoy yourself!


04-13-2006, 06:13 PM
Thanx guys, I will try them all.. Neo, I guess I need the CH Program for that one? I just plugged and played, XP has the drivers...

Yes I do have the rudders, had them for over a year niow ana is actually one of the reasons why I would consider buying the stick. They are very robust and I can hardly see them brake. Using the CH pedal and JS with this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2531022134) would make an excellent setup.... IF I can get used to the strange sensation of the stickhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

@ Brando... already made that mistake with the sliders hehehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif but the "aileron" trim is really nice when you fly e.g the 109 .. and dont have to compensate the lean to the lefthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-14-2006, 08:56 AM
Orheim, I simply use the default settings. They initially seemed a bit soft, but after so many years they're second nature to me now.

I DO use the CH Control Manager software but sold my Fighterstick and opted for a simpler, less-functional Flightstick Pro (I'm a lefty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif )


04-14-2006, 09:56 AM
I've got the Combatstick, which is fighterstick minus a few buttons.

I've got my settigs as follows:
1X=0 27 38 52 63 69 75 83 88 93 100 0
1Y=0 28 44 55 62 70 79 88 93 96 100 0

Download the control manager to setup key binds to the various stick buttons. For example, the pinky button at the bottom of the stick is programmed as a "shift" function. In that way the button that's on the upper right corner of the stick is programmed for gear up and when I press the pinky button, that same button is now tailwheel lock.

It takes a little getting used to once you've programmed keys and function, but once memorised and once there it will make your reactions that much quicker. Oh and I've set up elevator trim on the throttle wheel, since I use a Logitech MX700 for throttle and for a variety of functions as well.

04-14-2006, 10:17 AM
Hi Voxman,

Could you post how you setup elevator trim on the the throttle wheel.


04-14-2006, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by nachtjadg:
Hi Voxman,

Could you post how you setup elevator trim on the the throttle wheel.


Basically in the game controls section, down at the bottom under HOTAS and the Elevator Trim setting, I just assigned the Throttle wheel as the trim.

Then in control manager, I've set up the following: