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  1. Crabby is right indeed from an MSFS standpoint. However, if you can use a throttle with an integrated analog portion dedicated to the reversers, the nternal CRJ onfiguration, accessible via the EFB in the cockpit, will allow you to control the reversers proportionally.
  2. Hi Swidzi, You can undock some instruments by holding the "Alt-GR" key down and clicking on the instrument on wich the mouse pointer turns to a "+" All the instrument will be undocked into the same new window at first. You will then need to "separate" them apart from within that new window. Just let me know if this is unclear and I will make a short demonstration video. Thank you.
  3. Hi, The throttle in the CRJ is supposed to be controlled with an analog axis rather than pulse buttons. What functions in MSFS did you assign the buttons to ? Thank you.
  4. Hi Kinger, Does it happen with all the planes ? Thanks.
  5. How to Operate the knobs with pushbuttons in MSFS-SU5 A new cockpit interaction system has been introduced with Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 5. This system is designed to work for the Windows version as well as on the Xbox. When you use the CRJ, you will notice that some buttons do not seem to work correctly. Example : Using the left mouse button or the mouse wheel only allows control the knobs, but not the integrated pushbuttons. However, this is not a bug. It is just a part of the new cockpit interaction system. You can switch between the knob and the pushbutton by clicking on the pushbutton part with the right mouse button. Once you have done this, you can click the pushbutton with the left mouse button once within the next few seconds, before the simulator switches back to the knob part. Before right‐clicking the pushbutton: After right‐clicking the pushbutton: Also new to the new cockpit interaction system is an easy way to turn knobs. All you need to do, is to click the knob with the left mouse button, hold down the left mouse button and then move the mouse to the left or right. You will notice that – to stay with the speed knob example – the selected speed value on the PFDs will change.
  6. Dear Kevin, Here is a step by step procedure to configure the Saitek throttle with the CRJ. Can you try it ? Thanks,
  7. Dear Eduardo, There is absolutely no issue with that combination. Just make sure you go in the controls configuration of the simulator and assign all the axes of all the controls to their respective functions. Simply don't assume the default assignments will make everyting work. Tons of assignment will be made based on assumptions and most common default airplanes. Moreover, these assignments assume the controller you just connected is the only one in use. ---> It may then assign functions that are already assigned to another connected controller. EXAMPLE : You connect a joystick and P3D automatically assigns the slider to the throttle function. However, you already have a throttle quadrant connected and assigned. If you blindly rely to the automatic default assignments, you will now have two controls assigned to the throttle. That will lead to conflicts and unwanted behaviors You may think that your device or the simulator is defective. Best regards.
  8. Hi Piloto, Can you show a screenshot of the spoiler assignment in P3D ? Thanks.
  9. Dear def1969, The VRinsight products rely on FSUIPC and the standard FSX/P3D offsets. The default MSFS aicraft have little of those offsets in common. Therefore, the FCU is only approximately 10% compatible when using the original VRIsim driver. The CDU II also relies on instrument windows undocking. The MSFS undocking mechanism isn't the same as the FSX/P3D one. Therefore the VRinsight driver won't work with the CDU II. VRinsight hasn't announced any driver update yet. However, for the FCU only, there is a possibility to "bypass" the VRinsight driver with a third party software called LINDA : https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/583434-new-linda-403-beta-msfs-2020-compatible-6-sep-2020/ This will give some interaction possibilities. This is a non-official driver tough, and we may not offer support for it. Best regards.
  10. Hi Lucien, There are two new tutorials that might be useful for you, even if this post is quite old. Just in case :
  11. Hi Lopezik, I just answered you here : Best regards.
  12. Hi Lopezik, Logitech modules are are for the default Flight Simulator aircraft. Each addon uses its own communication mode. Logitech has only developed a driver for the default aircraft. There is a third-party software that allows the user to create his own interface: SPAD.next Technical support can be found on the publisher's website: https://www.spadnext.com/forum/ Hereunder a video made by a user showing how to interface the Multi Panel with the CRJ : Best regards.
  13. How to configure the Logitech X52 throttle with the MSFS CRJ The X52 throttle is a very basic single-lever quadrant. There is a detent at the bottom of the course of the lever. However this detent is purely mechanical and does not trigger any input. The reversers will therefore be configured in the CRJ EFB and NOT in the simulator configuration. Only the throttle axis assignment is made from within the simulator. IMPORTANT : On the side of the X52 quadrant is a lever-resistance-adjustment knob. If the resistance is too high, the reverser detent may not be “felt” anymore. It is therefore recommended to lower the resistance as much as possible. Rotate the knob clockwise to decrease resistance. STEP 1 : Create a new controller profile for the X52 and name it “AEROSOFT CRJ” for instance. For the full and detailed profile creation process, please see the tutorial below. STEP 2 : - Set the FILTER to “ALL” - Locate the “THROTTLE AXIS” under POWER MANAGEMENT -> THROTTLE STEP 3 : - Assign the lever axis to the “THROTTLE AXIS” function - Press VALIDATE STEP 4 : - The lever is now assigned. - Do NOT check the “REVERSE AXIS” box as the polarity should be consistent with the CRJ lever. - Click APPLY AND SAVE STEP 5 : - Go to the CRJ-EFB, start the throttle calibration utility. - Check “Single Axis” - Check “Throttle hardware has a reverser axis” - Only the “Eng#1” settings will be active. - Manually position the throttle lever to each of the corresponding “Throttle Position” and for each of them, click the corresponding “SET” blue button. - Press OK You are all set !
  14. How to create new controller profiles in MSFS. Beside the “how”, the most important is “why”… Because, when first connecting a USB controller to MSFS, if this controller is in the “known controllers” MSFS database, default assignments will be automatically loaded. Altough this may seem a good idea, it isn’t always one. Tons of assignment will be made based on assumptions and most common default airplanes. Moreover, these assignments assume the controller you just connected is the only one in use. ---> It may then assign functions that are already assigned to another connected controller. EXAMPLE : You connect a joystick and MSFS automatically assigns the slider to the throttle function. However, you already have a throttle quadrant connected and assigned. If you blindly rely to the automatic default assignments, you will now have two controls assigned to the throttle. That will lead to conflicts and unwanted behaviors You may think that your device or the simulator is defective. The best is therefore NOT to rely on default assignments and create your own assignments set from scratch. This may seem a heavy task, but it will save a huge amount of time and hassle later. Moreover, MSFS allows to create and name different custom profiles. You can therefore create for instance a B737 specific profile and a A320 specific profile. This is VERY powerful and gives you full control of your own configuration. STEP 1 : - Connect your controller (we use a Saitek/Logitech X52 pro) - Go to CONTROLS OPTIONS - Under the controller name appears the profile in use. Here it is “DEFAULT” - Lots of assignments are already setup STEP 2 : - Click on your controller tab. It will highlight in white. - Click PRESET MANAGER STEP 3 : Click “+” STEP 4 : - A dialog box appears - Enter a profile name of your choice. à Make it relevant ! Example “Aerosoft CRJ”, or “MSFS A320” - Press OK STEP 5 : - Your profile name now appears under the controller name Nothing is assigned. This is a 100% blank profile. STEP 6 : - Set the FILTER to “ALL” - Click EXPAND/COLLAPSE ALL to only show the functions categories in the center panel STEP 7 : - Goto POWER MANAGEMENT -> THROTTLE - Choose the function you want to assign to the throttle lever. For this example, we will choose the first one “THROTTLE 1 AXIS” - Click on the first grey rectangle on the right of the function name. STEP 8 : A detection and assignment box appears. - Click the START SCANNING zone - When the zone becomes highlighted, physically move the lever on your controller for the simulator to detect it. STEP 9 : When detected, click VALIDATE STEP 10 : The assignment will now appear in the list à Repeat the steps above for the other levers, sticks, buttons, switches you want to assign. Leave the unused ones unassigned. - Click APPLY AND SAVE You are all set !
  15. Hi Bernard, There is a third party software called PollyPot. https://www.pollypotsoftware.org.uk/ This is a payware and it claims to allow interface between several GoFlight modules and addons or even MSFS. This is for information only as we don't sell this software. However, based on several feedback, it is worth having a look at it. bEST REGARDS;
  16. Hi jharris, Please send us a screenshot of the throttle assignments (bindings) in MSFS. What aircraft are you flying with ? Thank you.
  17. Hi Dornier728, This mainly happens with hubs as they usually reenumerate the ports when something is disconnected. Each usb device has a 7 bit identifier (so 2^7 gives a maximum of 128 devices connectable). What sometimes messes the things up is that the USB hub is also considered as a usb device and, when disconnected and reconnected, sometimes gets a new identifier (or is "reenumerated") The identifier is given according to the order they are found. There isn't much the simulator (and even less the hardware) can do about that. I would suggest make sure all the devices and controls are connected as you want before configuring them in the simulator, then save the configuration under specific profile names. If the configuration is messed up for any reason, just reload the saved profiles. Aslo make sure you always have some USB ports free incase you need to add some extra device. This will avoid disconnecting the ones already connected. Also always use externally powered hubs. Best regards.
  18. I absolutely agree with Crabby and also thank him for his great contribution to our forum. All the information is incredibly easly available. Just take sometimes to make quick search. Don't dwell on an issue. We are incredibly lucky to be in 2021. We can find answer to almost every question in a few minutes. We just need to search wisely and not jump on the first answer found. I simply would add one more point : Use the information you get to build experience. Process and compile the information to turn it into your own knowledge base. And never forget to use common sense. When you encounter a problem, stop and think. Then deconstruct the process from the very bottom to the top. Check every little step of it, even the most obvious ones because sometimes the problem lies where you assume there would be no problem. Do not got to the next step until you completely check, understand (and solved if needed) the previous one. I am personally involved in hardware support. Hardware support is far less complex than software and system but it involves mixed technologies. The step by step problem solving process works well for hardware issues as there are quite distinct layers or building blocks. So, if you have a hardware related problem, start from the bottom. Then step by step, or layer by layer, go up and I assure you that most of the time you will find the solution. This is the reason why we are building this tutorial section : https://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/forum/1072-tutorials/ Check the tutorials and you will realise that there is absolutely no rocket science at all. The tutorials hardly give new informative elements. They simply try to give methods Thank you.
  19. Hi Dvir, Do you confirm this path exists ? Thank you
  20. Hi Bernard, As the TQ6 throttle is recognized as a standard USB controller, you should be able to configure it via the MSFS controller configuration. It may however not have an already predefined profile and may appear as unknown. This is not a problem at all. Please check this tutorial : Best regards.
  21. Hi Tomcat, The standard MSFS interface to the autopilot doesn't work for some complex addons. Some of the functions are only accessible via the addon-specific variable (L-Vars) Access to these variables is not yet possible via MSFS and there for require external 3rd-party utilities. Please check the two posts hereunder : Thank you.
  22. Hi jHarris, Please show the assignments in the simulator. MSFS allows axis assignment to button (on/off) functions but in this case it indeed works 0 - 100%. Also check the calibration as Mathijs said and make sure the sensitivity is set to linear with 100% reactivity. Thank you.
  23. How to configure the Logitech Throttle Quadrant with the Aerosoft CRJ This tutorial is valid for both the standalone quadrant (with a USB plug) and the quadrant part of the yoke/throttle set. NOTICE : Altough there is a contact triggered when the lever is set into reverse, it is advised not to use it and instead set the reverse function from within the CRJ EFB. It will allow for progressive reverser control, while the contact only allows for ON/OFF. STEP 1 : Calibrate the quadrant. Calibrate it on all the course, including the reverse portion. As the lever triggers a contact when entering the reverse portion, you need to keep any button pressed during the calibration process to avoid the calibration utility to jump to the next axis. For the standalone version, the levers are on axis X and Y. Do not forget to leave them centered when required ! STEP 2: Assign the axis to the “THROTTLE AXIS” function in MSFS. No need to check the “Reverse axis” box NOTICE : In some cases, it has been reported that the THROTTLE AXIS isn't recognized. In this case ONLY, try using THROTTLE 1 AXIS IMPORTANT : Double check that no other axis or even axis from other devices isn’t assigned to any throttle function ! STEP 3 : Make sure the sensitivity of the throttle axis is linear and reactivity set to 100%. STEP 4 : In the CRJ, start the EFB. Check “Single Axis” and « Throttle hardware has a reverser axis » Perform the axis calibration as required, then press “OK” You are all set !
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