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How to use the TCA Throttle with Aerosoft CRJ 550/700
This tutorial shows how to configure the Thrustmaster TCA throttle quadrant with the Aerosoft CRJ’s for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

This is an easy setup thanks to the CRJ’s built –in configuration utility.
Moreover, this utility is directly accessible from within the Electronic Flight Bag  (EFB) of the aircraft.
No need to go back to the Windows desktop or menu.

 

---> Want the short video version ? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IvL3C2pNGw


We assume you have successfully installed the CRJ addon.
 

 

ASSIGNING THE THROTTLE AXES

In Flight Simulator, go to OPTIONS -> CONTROLS,
go to POWER MANAGEMENT -> THROTTLE, assign the TCA Throttle levers to THROTTLE 1 AXIS and THROTTLE 2 AXIS.
Check the REVERSE AXIS box.

Note that the REVERSE AXIS box has nothing to do with the reversers

but is only a signal polarity inversion needed with some devices.

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IMPORTANT :
Do NOT use THROTTLE 1 AXIS (0 TO100%) and
THROTTLE 2 AXIS (0 TO100%)

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STEP 1:
Start a flight with a CRJ.

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STEP 2:

Note that the Electronic Flight bag on the left is OFF
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STEP 3:
Start the EFB (Video)

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STEP 4:

Once the EFB is started, click the “OPTIONS” tab
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STEP 5:
Then “NEXT PAGE”

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STEP 6:
Click “Calibrate Throttle”

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STEP 7:
Once in the calibration screen, make sure the Type and Reverser parameters are
checked like below :

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STEP 8:
Calibrate the throttles.
The system is really simple. Just move the TCA levers to each detent then click the “SET” buttons
next to the corresponding detent in the EFB utility. (Video)

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STEP9:
This is it !
Check in Flight Simulator that the levers move along with the TCA ones. (Video)

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In theory, once for ever.
But it is always a good practice to calibrate any control with any simulator and any addon once in a while.

Simply because :

1 -  The controls are made of mechanical parts that tend to develop endplay and backlash with time.
2 - There are analog components inside these products such as potentiometers and they drift with time, heat, frequency of use, ...
3 - Because when computers are supposed to fail, they will, and when they are not, they will anyway.

So, be smart : Once in a while, redo a calibration, and check your axes and buttons assignments.
--- > The C-Check for flight simulators...

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Wow super explanations... what about the spoiler and flaps axis which are not working properly (can't go to full detent for the spoiler (even on the ground) and flaps go from up to full down with no transitional position 

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Hi, I have tried all of this but i am unable to use reverse on the controls page as it puts my numbers like this:

Max: -16384

TOGA: -15681

Climb: -13821

Idle: 0

Rev Max: 16384

 

If i take the reverse tick off the control settings it goes like this 

Max: 16384

Toga: 0

Climb: -13851

Idle:-15686

Rev Max: -16384

 

Has someone else having this issue?

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i guess this is a TCA issue, but I have both throttles on my TCA on the same "amount" but in the efb the values differ by around 200 input units.. Resulting to a imbalance in thrust.. Anyone also having this issue, that the tca is too sensetiv?

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2 hours ago, noodles4186 said:

Hi, I have tried all of this but i am unable to use reverse on the controls page as it puts my numbers like this:

Max: -16384

TOGA: -15681

Climb: -13821

Idle: 0

Rev Max: 16384

 

If i take the reverse tick off the control settings it goes like this 

Max: 16384

Toga: 0

Climb: -13851

Idle:-15686

Rev Max: -16384

 

Has someone else having this issue?

Yep, I've got the detents lined up and working, but the reversers are inop.  Guess I better use long runways for now! Lol

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3 hours ago, noodles4186 said:

Hi, I have tried all of this but i am unable to use reverse on the controls page as it puts my numbers like this:

Max: -16384

TOGA: -15681

Climb: -13821

Idle: 0

Rev Max: 16384

 

If i take the reverse tick off the control settings it goes like this 

Max: 16384

Toga: 0

Climb: -13851

Idle:-15686

Rev Max: -16384

 

Has someone else having this issue?

I have same issue...and reverse not work yet!

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13 minutes ago, MisterEvo said:

My idle is around -7600 sure you idle is zero?

i have

Max Power : 16384

TOGA: 0

Climb: -13738

IDLE: -15655

REV MAX: -16384

 

When i click validate it say:  ERROR: Engine 1 REV MAX overlaps IDLE

                                               ERROR: Engine 2 REV MAX overlaps IDLE

 

Throttle move well now ..but REVERSE not working.

 

EDIT: now everything is working... use the gap for example my gap IDLE-REV MAX was 1000 ...but if you see che real value...the difference is 600 ...so i put 600 in gap and now reverse work

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vor 13 Minuten, Khendal sagte:

i have

Max Power : 16384

TOGA: 0

Climb: -13738

IDLE: -15655

REV MAX: -16384

 

When i click validate it say:  ERROR: Engine 1 REV MAX overlaps IDLE

                                               ERROR: Engine 2 REV MAX overlaps IDLE

 

Throttle move well now ..but REVERSE not working.

 

yea yours seems off. Which quadrant are you using?

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So here's what worked for me. First, I had to reset my sensitivity settings in the sim. Then I loaded the CRJ and went in to the Options menu. These are the settings that worked for me. When I clicked Validate, there were not any conflictions. I'm still tweaking it though.  I did a take off and landing and although it had adequate speed at V1,and VR, the N1 didn't seem very high. Also, now my problem is the Flap settings. My keyboard freaks it out and then it locks at 30 and will not retract. Using the mouse works, but it is not precise and sometimes the flaps retract when I need to extend them.  Clearly I need more work on this, but otherwise it was quite nice.

 

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vor 9 Stunden , Jay 340 sagte:

I did what was said above, and i'm having the same problem as well  we all having the same problem its frustrating.

Me too:

When calibrating in EFB, MAX POWER is -16384. Thrust Levers do not move. Seems, there is no connection between Thrustmaster and CRJ.

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10 minutes ago, PetterWS said:

i need help i dont find out, problems with my controll settings 

 

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And we are supposed to understand your problem from the image? All looks totally normal to me. I can set my aircraft up like that and it would be 100% normal.

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Hello, I use the TCA Throttle  Quadrant with aa-on, tried to calibrate the throttle, but it doesntb work. The throttle levers do not move in the cockpit and also not in the EFB. Speedbrake and gear work, landing flaps only 0 and full.

Who can help?

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Some basic guidelines in case your controller isn't recognized in the EFB calibration utility : 

1 - Axes assignments in Flight Simulator : 
     Do NOT use THROTTLE 1 AXIS (0 TO100%) and THROTTLE 2 AXIS (0 TO100%)
      Use instead  THROTTLE 1 AXIS and THROTTLE 2 AXIS

2 - Make sure that no other control has any axis still assigned to any trottle function.
      (Such as default assignments of yoke, rudder, interface boxes...)

4 - Calibrate you controller in the Windows joystick utility first.

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