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    Hi, I have a thrustmaster afterburner II Joystick and throttle setup, and yesterday it started "dropping" the left wing on odd occasions. I read some posts after searching, and DLed some recalibration software that worked a bit (It was for Logitech), but it's still dropping that left wing. It's not my trim, as I have been testing all day. Does anyone know of a fix? I also opened it all up for cleaning, but it was good, and noticed its not the type with potentiometers, its USB, so not sure what you call this type now. Thanks for your trouble.
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    Provided it is physically centered....

    Go to...

    Start menu

    Settings

    Control Panel

    Game Controllers

    Properties

    Settings

    Calibrate

    And follow the instructions. Hopefully that is all you need!
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    Yes I've tried that, but XP doesn't let you recalibrate it. it shows as slightly off to one side. apparently directinput wont save yet, another MS wonder.
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    horseback's Avatar Senior Member
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    It's not Microsoft's responsibility to provide software to calibrate your stick, it's the manufacturers'. Check the Thrustmaster website and see what they have for your stick, and/or look for one of Tully's posts. He has a number of links to joystick resources in his sig and one of them may tell you what you need to know.

    cheers

    horseback
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    Yes I've got the latest Thrustmapper software from manufacturer, it used to let you calibrate under 98, but not XP, that option is missing. DXTweak2 from logitech will try to calibrate it, but until MS modifies DirectInput, XP wont save it (thats from them), thanks anyway.
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    Not pots?
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    Originally posted by roybaty:
    Not pots?
    No, it's not fitted with the pots I remember in my old CH joystick, or the MS Sidewinder for that matter, just these small (approx 7/16th x 1/8th inch) on 2 axes, all the others work fine, it's just the "X" axis one thats pulling slightly to the left. One of the recalibration programs shows how it's polling, all others stay steady, but the "X" axis keeps moving. just thought someone may have had similar experience, but I can buy new replacement for $89 AUD, or if I knew what plug was on throttle connection, (it's not USB, but plugs into joystick), I could get another joystick with more BUTTONS (Goood). It looks similar to keyboard/mouse fittings, so maybe could get a USB converter. Have to check. Thanks roybaty, han freak solo, and horseback for your help.
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    G'day sc1949, you also from Oz ?

    I've got a "Thrustmaster Afterburner Forcefeedback" with a similar problem. Within a few months of purchase the twist rudder doesn't seem to centre correctly. Keeps drifting to the left and throws off my shooting. Gather its just wear and tear, as it was in constant use. Thankfully it has a rudder cradle on the throttle, which I'm still trying to get used to. Understand where your coming from about configuring it. I have XP and it allows little scope to do anything. Not sure whether taking it apart will fix it or stuff it, but I'll probably just save my pennies, look around. Those X52 thingy's look nice, but I'll first see what the various computer aces recommend.

    Goodluck mate.
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    Originally posted by WTE_Warg:
    G'day sc1949, you also from Oz ?

    I've got a "Thrustmaster Afterburner Forcefeedback" with a similar problem. Within a few months of purchase the twist rudder doesn't seem to centre correctly. Keeps drifting to the left and throws off my shooting. Gather its just wear and tear, as it was in constant use. Thankfully it has a rudder cradle on the throttle, which I'm still trying to get used to. Understand where your coming from about configuring it. I have XP and it allows little scope to do anything. Not sure whether taking it apart will fix it or stuff it, but I'll probably just save my pennies, look around. Those X52 thingy's look nice, but I'll first see what the various computer aces recommend.

    Goodluck mate.
    Yes, I'm near Brisbane. Sometimes that switch (to change rudder from twtst to rocker, I've noticed it wil stick a bit. make sure it's all the way to one side). I'm trying to fly using pedals from my wheel as ailerons or twist as ailerons, pedals as rudder, but it's BLOODY hopeless, although I've started liking the pedals for rudder bit, but can't get used to losing my ailerons, Looking to see what to do, do you know what name they give that type of fitting that joins throttle to joystick? maybe could convert throttle straight to USB, and just get another stick!
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