View Full Version : Multi-engine Throttle Control.
11-27-2004, 08:41 PM
Hi all, I need some help with a problem I'm having. Whenever I select an engine using e+1 or e+2 etc. I cannot regain throttle control of all the engines no matter what I do. FS instructions says to press e,and 1,2,3,4 in quick order to regain control but, it does not work. I have tried to select just engine 4 for example, but then realise that I have control over engine 1 only !!
If someone can clear this up for me I would really appreciate it. Thanks guys and happy simming.:-hmmm
11-27-2004, 10:05 PM
CH Products Throttle Quadrant will clear that right up. :D
11-27-2004, 11:35 PM
Unfortunately, some of us regard this as a hobby and not as LIFE and as such, we have got to be rational about our expensitures. Those products you mentioned would of course be wonderful, sclincoln, and lend even more reality to our "virtual flight world" but all of us cannot afford to have such when there are other more important things, such as 'everyday living' to be dealt with.
I do appreciate your witty suggestion though !!!:-lol
11-28-2004, 10:44 AM
While this may sound more like I'm thinking out loud, does anybody know if the freeware (unregistered) version of FSUIPC would help this person? I have the registered version and honestly don't recall...
11-28-2004, 04:17 PM
E+1,2,3,4 should be working!
I don't believe the unregistered version of FSUIPC would help...I'm not even sure the registered version will help this problem. These are just standard FS9 keyboard control functions and they should work without any added "stuff"?
gfg, have you tried it on the DC3? Are all multiengine AC doing this?
11-28-2004, 10:09 PM
None of the default aircraft have this problem, unless you added such a faulty gauge in its panel of course.
11-28-2004, 10:13 PM
Hi prowler3, thanks for your response. You are correct, the e+1,2,3,4 keys for throttle control does work on all of the default crafts I've tested including the B737/747-400. The problem seems to be with some of the addons.
I've experienced this non-response with George Carthy\s B707(beautiful craft without all of the modern day automation), and also with Erick's wonderful B727-200, using that great panel by Richard "The Genius" Probst. BTW, Richard made that panel eons ago, but look at the quality man. Now, he has updated it for FS9, AND ALL FOR FREE !!! What A GUY !!! Thanks Richard !! (Please excuse me adding "The Genius" to your name, if you happen to read this. It's my way of saying EXCEPTIONAL WORK !!!)
Back to the issue; as I've mentioned, this seems to occur with addons only so, if you have any suggestions with respect to whether FSUIPC will clear this up, I would surely appreciate it. Thanks again prowler3, for your constructive response.:-lol
11-28-2004, 11:07 PM
Hey Rob, I read your posting of July 19, '04 and you sure do know what you are about. I never thought of gauges such as xml gauges as being the source of such issues. OK, do I now need to disable various gauges in the offending craft's panel.cfg and run tests individually to find the culprit ??...., or is there any type of work-around that can alleviate this issue ? Are there any gauges you know of that may be the likely troublemakers so that I can narrow my search ? (I guess I am looking for an easy way out, huh !!) Thanks for your wide knowledge base and input Rob:-cool
11-28-2004, 11:21 PM
One possible workaround might be to make individual adjustments using the mouse and leave the throttle axis assigned to all engines.
Another possibility (although I'm not sure it would work) would be to assign 'e1234' as a macro to a button on your joystick. It may not execute fast enough to beat the problem but it might.
See, I can also be helpful as well as a smart-$%*. :-lol
11-29-2004, 02:05 AM
Scott, hey buddy, it's a free country and you can be a smart a**, oops, I mean a smart aleck if you so choose. No hard feelings friend. What matters is that you came through and offered some constructive and helpful advice. I am going to try what you have suggested. Thank you buddy !! :-wave
11-30-2004, 12:59 AM
And if some distant relative kicks off and leaves you some money with the provision that it must be spent on FS, you could do worse than to check out the CH TQ.
There I go again. ;)
11-30-2004, 01:26 PM
FSUIPC will handle the problem. I use ctl+shift+A for my sequence, but any combo will work.
it stands for something, but I just can't remember what
11-30-2004, 02:26 PM
I appreciate all the technical advice for this problem, but I have always found it easy to cheat a bit. when I cannot get all engines running, I merely switch to one of the stock aircraft, single or multi engine, then back to the add on plane i am flying. It works like a charm...tho might offend some of the purists among us...:-)
12-01-2004, 10:14 PM
Scott, you are pushing me to pick up that CH-TQ buddy and, in all probability, it is quite good. But if I do, then I'll just have to delay my intentions to start real world flying lessons, money and all that. You know what I mean ? I want to start with the real thing soon so I have to miss some of the luxuries of simming at this time.
Thanks anyway and, if some distant relative does kick and leave some funds for FS purchases only, I will take your advice and I will let you know my impressions of that product. BTW, are you one of their sales rep.? Best regards buddy !!!...:-tongue
12-02-2004, 04:10 AM
Sometimes, I feel they ought to put me on the payroll but no, I'm just a satisfied customer. Give me a little time with my new GoFlight gear and I'll probably be spouting their praises pretty soon.
12-02-2004, 10:36 AM
Yes...but you will have a MUCH harder time trying to talk us into any GoFlight gear! :-tongue
The CH TQ I will probably spring for, eventually...multi-engine control has always been a sore spot for me with just a Sidewinder joystick (although it's just fine other than that). And pedals would dare me to turn off the auto-coordination...the twisting of the Sidewinder is just...WRONG, on so many levels. ;)
Where DID I put those lottery tickets?
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