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How to drive the Aerosoft CRJ 550/700 steering wheel (Tiller)


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How to drive the Aerosoft CRJ 550/700 steering wheel (Tiller)

This tutorial shows how to configure steering wheel / tiller  with the Aerosoft CRJ’s for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Of course you can drive the steering wheel with the rudder axis.
In this case both the steering wheel and the rudder will turn together.

 

How to control the steering wheel independently ? (without moving the rudder)

 

Unlike for the rudder, Microsoft Flight Simulator doesn’t provide an axis to do so but has two inputs :
INCREASE STEERING

DECREASE STEERING

These are found under the MISCELLANEOUS category of the controls.


The system is very simple : Assign two buttons or a ON-OFF-ON rocker switch or a rotary encoder to both these inputs.

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Each pulse will turn the steering wheel for a couple of degrees left or right.

 

Here are some application examples with different devices.
 

EXAMPLE 1:
The steering inputs are assigned to the elevator trim wheel inputs of the
Honeycomb Bravo Throttle.
This is simply an encoder (pulse generator) mechanically connected to a handwheel.
Rotating it in one direction will generate a pulse train on one input.
Rotating it in another direction will generate a pulse train on another input

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EXAMPLE 2:
The steering inputs are assigned to the TCA Quadrant Rudder Trim button inputs.
This button is simply a temporary ON-OFF-ON rocker switch driving two inputs.

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EXAMPLE 3:
The steering inputs are assigned to  VRinsight TT Panel  push buttons and rotary encoder knob.

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EXAMPLE 4:

You can also buid your own tiller system based on I/O board such as the LeoBodnar BU0836 or BBI-xx boards.
 

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