Helicopter specific controls

02 Feb 2018 15:05 #37600 by StuartC


My stuff from helikit arrived today, however there be an issue or 2 setting it up on FlightGear.

I have just bought a Helicopter set up from Heli Kit.
It all runs through a single USB to the PC. Windows configuration tool recognises all buttons and axes for everything.
However, Flight Gear does not find nor recognise the pedals. Out of the 7 available axis on the joystic configuration tool in FG, none react to the pedal input. How can I trace what axes it is to manually input it into the xml ???

Second issue.
I need to reverse the throttle input. There is no reverse option tick box in the FG Joystick configuration for that axis. I have tried adding a factor or -1 to the axis code, but that has no effect.


Need help.
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02 Feb 2018 16:29 #37601 by timi
if you start fgjs.exe from FG's bin folder, hit enter until the count down starts and move the cyclic up and down until the counter stops. The axis with a number other than zero should be the one provided that the tool shows it in the first place.

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02 Feb 2018 18:34 #37602 by StuartC
Not getting any count down. It just starts FG in windowed mode with the C172

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02 Feb 2018 18:40 #37603 by StuartC
The throttle/collective issue is resolved ( and I have the twist grip on the collecting working with the engine power setting in our choppers too ), but its all useless unless I can get the pedals working.

So far I have only got all the inputs working with FSX.
Tried in XP11 as well, which lets you set it up, configure it, then totally ignores it after that pont once you are in a chopper..

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02 Feb 2018 19:14 #37604 by timi

StuartC wrote: Not getting any count down. It just starts FG in windowed mode with the C172


That's odd. It starts a cmd for me:
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02 Feb 2018 19:32 #37605 by StuartC
are you pressing enter as FG is loading 9 during the loading screen ) or at what point ?

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02 Feb 2018 19:47 #37606 by StuartC
Figured it out and got that console up. Not detecting any input at all from the pedals.
The Standard Windows calibration tool verifies they are working, its just FG cant see them.

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02 Feb 2018 20:10 #37607 by Algernon
Is the Windows calibration tool actually working, i.e. giving you the ability to adjust their settings? My issue with my Rhino throttle seems to manifest similarly to this - in my case, the controller appears in the USB Game Controllers, but no calibration controls show up - it's just a blank grey panel with some text at the top...

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02 Feb 2018 21:01 #37608 by StuartC
Yes I can calibrate it all just fine with the windows tool

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02 Feb 2018 22:31 #37609 by Porcius
Specific driver for that set of controls ?

Windows will do its usual job of guessing, FG may need proper details.

Porcy

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02 Feb 2018 22:50 #37610 by StuartC
there is no specific driver set, you just plug it in, Windows does its bit, and that's it.

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02 Feb 2018 22:50 #37611 by Algernon
If Windows can see it, we'll get it going in FG, fear not. If you're around a bit before the flight tomorrow I could help you dig into the property tree...

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02 Feb 2018 23:03 #37612 by StuartC
I'll be around.
Concerned that my £400 has been wasted.

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02 Feb 2018 23:58 #37613 by Porcius
Fear not - if crapdows can see it , anything can see it.

Algy will be your mainsii .

P :)

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03 Feb 2018 10:25 #37614 by Algernon
I think I know where the inputs enter the property tree, and if we can see it in there, we can script up a solution.

Stickhack might help us out here too. It's worth having anyway if you now have controls which you might want to change from aircraft to aircraft...

I'm in all day - let me know when you might have an hour free to look at it.

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03 Feb 2018 10:56 #37615 by StuartC
I'm on TS right now

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04 Feb 2018 18:51 #37632 by StuartC
Another stick test

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