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How to reset an axis stuck at 50% in Flight Simulator ?


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How to reset an axis stuck at 50% in Flight Simulator ?

 

In some cases it has been reported that joysticks, throttles or any other controls
have one or more axes stuck/locked at 50% of their course in Flight Simulator.

 

Usually, reassigning the axes or creating a new profile with brand new axes assignments 
solves the issue.

 

However in some cases, even that doesn’t bring any solution.
It has been found that one reason could be a default sensitivity setting to a
flat horizontal curve with zero reactivity :

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Even uninstalling drivers, rebooting the computer, changing USB port, etc. doesn’t help

 

We will step by step solve this simply by resetting the sensitivity curve.

 

STEP 1:
Go to OPTIONS -> CONTROLS, select your device in the upper list and click SENSITIVITY

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STEP 2:

The sensitivity configuration window opens.
We can clearly see the reactivity set to zero and the extremity dead zone set to 100%.
Simply press RESET

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STEP 3:
The curve values will reset to fully linear however the curse graphical representation will remain flat.
This is a simple graphical glitch. The parameters are correctly set.
Press DONE.

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STEP 4:
Once back in the axes assignment window, the axis bar will now move correctly from one end to the other.
Click APPLY AND SAVE to save the settings.

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