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    My Slew feature isn't working 100%. I hit Y and "Slew" appears in the lower right of the screen, so that's good. But then not much else happens. I used to be able to twist the joystick handle to rotate the plane on its axis, in place. That doesn't work any more. I can't slew sideways or up and down.

    And yes - I am flying FSX.

    What's the fix for this, please?
    Last edited by pdmike; 02-21-2021 at 04:20 PM.

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    Slew controls differ from the normal flight controls.
    You probably cleared them, and need to reassign.

    Wim

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    is the game paused perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by il88pp View Post
    is the game paused perhaps?
    No, but thanks for the response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f16jockey_2 View Post
    Slew controls differ from the normal flight controls.
    You probably cleared them, and need to reassign.

    Wim
    Yeah, that's what I thought too, but I wanted to see if there might be an easier way to fix this. Guess not. Thanks - I'm off to reassign.

    And right back again. As I anticipated, not so easy to reassign. First off, there are only three Slew commands listed in my Options/Controls section. Slew On/Off was already assigned the Y key. I knew that going in. The only other Slew commands available are Slew Right (Tilt) and Slew Left (Tilt). Where are the ones I really need, i.e., Slew Up, Slew Down, Slew Forward, Slew Back and Rotate?
    Last edited by pdmike; 02-21-2021 at 07:30 PM.

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    In my Standard.xml file for my rudder pedals:

    <SimControls.Map>
    <Name>Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals SLEW {5B5F8A70-D33D-11E2-8001-444553540000}</Name>
    <Axis>
    <AxName>XAxis</AxName>
    <Index>0</Index>
    <AxEvent>AXIS_SLEW_SIDEWAYS_SET</AxEvent>
    <AxScale>127</AxScale>
    <AxNull>5</AxNull>
    </Axis>
    <Axis>
    <AxName>YAxis</AxName>
    <Index>1</Index>
    <AxEvent>AXIS_SLEW_AHEAD_SET</AxEvent>
    <AxScale>127</AxScale>
    <AxNull>4</AxNull>
    </Axis>
    <Axis>
    <AxName>RzAxis</AxName>
    <Index>5</Index>
    <AxEvent>AXIS_SLEW_HEADING_SET</AxEvent>
    <AxScale>126</AxScale>
    <AxNull>11</AxNull>
    </Axis>
    <Entry>
    <Index>0</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_RESET</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>1</Index>
    <Down>VIEW_MODE</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>2</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_ALTIT_PLUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>3</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_ALTIT_MINUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>4</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_PITCH_PLUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>5</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_PITCH_MINUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>6</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_BANK_MINUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>7</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_BANK_PLUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>8</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_FREEZE</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>9</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_RESET</Down>
    </Entry>
    <POV>
    <Index>0</Index>
    <Down>PAN_VIEW</Down>
    <DownRpt>1</DownRpt>
    </POV>
    </SimControls.Map>
    =====================================
    And for my joystick:

    <SimControls.Map>
    <Name>Joystick - HOTAS Warthog SLEW {871032F0-1B8D-11E1-8001-444553540000}</Name>
    <Axis>
    <AxName>XAxis</AxName>
    <Index>0</Index>
    <AxEvent>AXIS_SLEW_SIDEWAYS_SET</AxEvent>
    <AxScale>64</AxScale>
    <AxNull>36</AxNull>
    </Axis>
    <Axis>
    <AxName>YAxis</AxName>
    <Index>1</Index>
    <AxEvent>AXIS_SLEW_AHEAD_SET</AxEvent>
    <AxScale>64</AxScale>
    <AxNull>36</AxNull>
    </Axis>
    <Axis>
    <AxName>RxAxis</AxName>
    <Index>3</Index>
    <AxEvent>AXIS_SLEW_HEADING_SET</AxEvent>
    <AxScale>127</AxScale>
    <AxNull>1</AxNull>
    </Axis>
    <Entry>
    <Index>0</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_RESET</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>1</Index>
    <Down>VIEW_MODE</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>2</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_ALTIT_PLUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>3</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_ALTIT_MINUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>4</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_PITCH_PLUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>5</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_PITCH_MINUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>6</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_BANK_MINUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>7</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_BANK_PLUS</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>8</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_FREEZE</Down>
    </Entry>
    <Entry>
    <Index>9</Index>
    <Down>SLEW_RESET</Down>
    </Entry>
    <POV>
    <Index>0</Index>
    <Down>PAN_VIEW</Down>
    <DownRpt>1</DownRpt>
    </POV>
    </SimControls.Map>

    That may not exactly give what you want, but it's something to work with.

    I see the indentations don't take in this post, but they're strictly visual and don't affect the code itself.

    Larry N.

    As Skylab would say:
    Remember: Aviation is NOT an exact Science!

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    I don't use rudder pedals. Does that make a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdmike View Post
    I don't use rudder pedals. Does that make a difference?
    It just means that you don't need the rudder entries. There should be keyboard keys to slew in yaw. And if all else fails, you can go into the Controls menu choices and set things individually, though that's tedious.

    Larry N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
    It just means that you don't need the rudder entries. There should be keyboard keys to slew in yaw. And if all else fails, you can go into the Controls menu choices and set things individually, though that's tedious.
    Not sure you read this in my post (#5) above.

    " ...there are only three Slew commands listed in my Options/Controls section. Slew On/Off was already assigned the Y key. I knew that going in. The only other Slew commands available are Slew Right (Tilt) and Slew Left (Tilt). Where are the ones I really need, i.e., Slew Up, Slew Down, Slew Forward, Slew Back and Rotate?"

    Those missing slew commands really should be in there, and they aren't. Until they are, I don't think there is much I can do. Any idea why they aren't in the Controls section or what I should do now?

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    Not sure you read this in my post (#5) above.
    I did read that, which is why I posted the relevant contents of my Standard.XML file. That file contains what is assigned to controls and, on my system, is located in C:\Users\Larry\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Controls.

    I figured that with those contents you could enter that in your Standard.XML file, with slight modifications to fit your system, saving a backup copy of the existing file, of course.

    Larry N.

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