djvagelis80

saitek throttle quadrant setup

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hi to all..i need your help...how can i assign the fuel cut off and on in my saitek throttle quadrant ? i want to put the blue in number  1 and the red in number 2 ...any help? for ixeg 737-300... do i have to make a lua file?and how?

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Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by "put the blue in number 1 and red in number 2".

Please explain in a bit more detail what you're trying to accomplish and I'll see if I can maybe assist.

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20 minutes ago, jfjoubert said:

Hi, I'm not sure what you mean by "put the blue in number 1 and red in number 2".

Please explain in a bit more detail what you're trying to accomplish and I'll see if I can maybe assist.

The saitek quadrant module has 3 colored levers 

black painting is the throtle

blue painting is the prop

red painting is the mixture

 

these are the tipical 3 levers you have on a GA aircraft

 

he is trying to use the blue lever to map engine1 cutoff lever and the red one to map engine2 cutoff lever

 

i do assume he uses the black lever assigned to throttle and move them as one

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Hi my friends... yes the black is the throtle and i ask if we can assign the blue lever to map engine1 cutoff lever and the red one to map engine2 cutoff lever... i'm taking about ixeg 733 ... :)

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Ah, ok... As far as I know you cannot assign an axis to the fuel levers through the default X-Plane joystick configuration.

Attached find a basic FlyWithLua script which you can use to map your joystick axis to the IXEG fuel cutoff levers.

Please read the text at the top of the script file which will explain some basic info about what to do... and let me know if you need help.

I tested it on my rig and it's working.

Just as a thought... the way I have my throttle quadrant set up for the IXEG is as follows:

The 2 right most levers (mixture and prop) are configured as throttle 1 and throttle 2 for the IXEG. Then I use a Lua script which will activate the thrust reversers independently for each throttle when you pull the lever into the bottom switch position. This will simply "toggle" the reverser on/off and then you simply push the lever forward again to control the amount of reverse thrust you need. Pulling it back into the bottom switch position will deactivate the reverser and normal throttle control will return. Works a charm.

I also have a Lua script which adds the fuel cutoff commands to X-Plane and I have the 4 buttons beneath the 2 levers mapped to control the fuel cutoff levers. Not as nice as having an axis, but then again the fuel is either on or off in my books.

Let me know should you be interested in the other scripts.

Jean

ixeg_fuel_lever_axis.lua

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Glad it's working...

I have a Lua script which will activate the thrust reversers independently for each throttle when you pull the lever into the bottom switch position (assuming you use 2 levers to control both engines independently).  This will simply "toggle" the reverser on/off and then you simply push the lever forward again to control the amount of reverse thrust you need. Pulling it back into the bottom switch position will deactivate the reverser and normal throttle control will return. This gives you full control on the amount of reverse thrust... not just all or nothing.

I also have a Lua script which adds the fuel cutoff commands to X-Plane and I have the 4 buttons beneath the 2 levers mapped to control the fuel cutoff levers. So for the 2 right most levers button T3 is fuel engine 1 on and T4 is fuel engine 1 off and T5 is fuel engine 2 on and T6 is fuel engine 2 off.

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I have the black lever in the throttles but when i pul it back for reverse the throttles are going in front... can i fix it when i pul it back to have the reverse in this lever?because i have only one saitek  for this!

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I'll have a look at adapting the script to work on a single lever...

Will let you know once done.

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Hi, apologies for the delay...

So here's the good news. Try the attached FlyWithLUA script and let me know if it's working for you. 

Once again, please read the section at the top of the file which will describe what you need to do to map your joystick button to toggle the reversers.

The "debug" mode is on by default so you can see what is happening... just change the debug_on = true to false to disable the on screen display.

Enjoy.

ixeg_single_throttle_control.lua

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