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timholt
11-27-2004, 12:14 AM
Just went to set up a new pilot but when I got to the HOTAS controls it won't let me change them (actually reverts to X Axis and that just follows whatever area I select in the HOTAS section)and now I have no control over any the controllers - CH Combat stickstick, CH throttle and CH Pro pedals - ia any arena QMB,FMB Single missions or campaigns.
All these are showing as working fine in the controllers test in the control panel.
The rest of the weekend looming and NO FB+AEP+PF.
All suggestions welcome, please.

x6BL_Brando
11-27-2004, 03:53 AM
Are you using the CH Control Manager? You might try here http://www.ch-hangar.com/forum/ I've always received prompt and helpful replies from the people there.

Tully__
11-27-2004, 05:52 PM
You've got just enough jitter or spike in whichever axis is reporting as X-axis to cause the game to assign that axis as soon as you select a control. Use the CH Control Center to add a slab of deadband on that axis, assign all your controls and use CH Control Manager to put your x-axis back to its original settings.

To avoid this in future, you can simply copy the settings.ini file from your old pilot folder to the new pilot folder. If you still have the correct assignments on your original pilot you can still do that. If you know how the game designates each axis on your controllers you can also manually edit the settings.ini files using notepad.

timholt
11-27-2004, 06:07 PM
Thanks fellas, I shall try copying the pilot controllers tomorrow night when I get home.
I'm a **** head though, the only reason the rest of the game was not working was because I was trying to fly with the pilot whose controllers I couldn't input. The previous set up pilots are working fine.
I will post on Gen Disussions to get a feel how common this is.

Thanks again

Tully__
11-27-2004, 09:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by timholt:

I will post on Gen Disussions to get a feel how common this is.

Thanks again <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It'll be quite common among those who have cheap or worn out controllers and frequently try to create new pilots. If you're like me and rarely change pilots &/or have a stable controller, it's a non-issue.

timholt
11-27-2004, 09:46 PM
Tully,
I don't class CH products as cheap and whilst the pedals are maybe 12 months old, the combat stick and throttle combo are just on three months old.
Mind you they get a good workout (on an average
about 3 hours a day) and watching TV has been a thing of the past since the original IL2.

Thanks once again for your prompt response - much appreciated.
What part of the world are you in?

x6BL_Brando
11-28-2004, 03:34 AM
Just had a late thought on this:

Do you have manual trimwheels on the CombatStick, Tim?

If so, make sure they are both in the centre, neutral position when you do the HOTAS setup. Otherwise you will have a pot that is constantly sending its axis signal!

Let's know if that's it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tully__
11-28-2004, 05:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by timholt:
Tully,

...What part of the world are you in? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Australia. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

x6BL_Brando
11-28-2004, 05:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I don't class CH products as cheap and whilst the pedals are maybe 12 months old, the combat stick and throttle combo are just on three months old. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Too right! I've been using my Fighterstick/pedals for well over a year now, averaging 40-50 hours a week, every week. So 2,000 - 2,500 hours so far and not a trace of slop in any of the axes at all - this is really good kit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Many owners report years of use without having to replace any springs or switches.....and it should be noted that most manufacturers won't even supply spares!
I'm betting on a trim-wheel as the cause of your problem.

timholt
11-28-2004, 02:06 PM
Gentlemen, I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the Trim wheel, I shall try it again this evening.

Tully, ditto Australia, Adelaide in fact, and you if I may be so bold to ask?

Tully__
11-29-2004, 06:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by timholt:
Gentlemen, I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the Trim wheel, I shall try it again this evening.

Tully, ditto Australia, Adelaide in fact, and you if I may be so bold to ask? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Melbourne.

timholt
11-29-2004, 01:45 PM
A trim wheel off centre was the problem gents, many thanks for all your inputs, I be a happy flier again.

x6BL_Brando
11-29-2004, 07:10 PM
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