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Great little video! What axis are you binding to throttle detents (Feather, from Cut-off into Lo Idle into Hi Idle and then Into Flight Idle?) I've tried pretty much all available axis in x-plane 11 to no avail. Thanks!

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I'm curious about how you are binding an axis to the "Lo/IDLE" side of the throttle.  I can't seem to find an axis that let's me control that movement of the throttle from Cut-Off to Lo-Idle to Flight Idle.  I use a Saitek TQ.  The far left lever controls the left side of the throttle, and the center lever full-back button controls the "toggle reverse" switch.  I'd love to use the far right lever to control Cut-Off to Flight Idle.

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9 hours ago, Ozav8r said:

Great little video! What axis are you binding to throttle detents (Feather, from Cut-off into Lo Idle into Hi Idle and then Into Flight Idle?) I've tried pretty much all available axis in x-plane 11 to no avail. Thanks!

I've programmed warthog dual throttle, the functionalities are not coming out from stock one

check link above

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4 hours ago, MMcCl said:

I'm curious about how you are binding an axis to the "Lo/IDLE" side of the throttle.  I can't seem to find an axis that let's me control that movement of the throttle from Cut-Off to Lo-Idle to Flight Idle.  I use a Saitek TQ.  The far left lever controls the left side of the throttle, and the center lever full-back button controls the "toggle reverse" switch.  I'd love to use the far right lever to control Cut-Off to Flight Idle.

what only we have is "mixture lean a bit" and "mixture rich a bit", so need  do some code work

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1 hour ago, CDNCAVOK said:

Sweet! I still use an old Saitek AV8R-01!  It Is just awful to try to control any single engine prop aircraft! 

saitek they also have reprogramming software I remember

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Hi,

I also use a HOTAS Warthog set.
To manage the four states of the throttle control (Cut-off, Lo Idle, Hi Idle and Flight Idle), I use the red switch on the right side of the HOTAS Warthog Throttle (this switch has three positions: forward, neutral and backward. Neutral is the default position and after pressing this switch backward or forward, it automatically returns to the neutral position)

Setting is as this:
- push forward = "mixture rich a bit"
- pull backward = "mixture lean a bit"


Each time the red switch is pressed, I move the throttle between the four positions, in both directions.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Goofy said:

Hi,

I also use a HOTAS Warthog set.
To manage the four states of the throttle control (Cut-off, Lo Idle, Hi Idle and Flight Idle), I use the red switch on the right side of the HOTAS Warthog Throttle (this switch has three positions: forward, neutral and backward. Neutral is the default position and after pressing this switch backward or forward, it automatically returns to the neutral position)

Setting is as this:
- push forward = "rich a bit mixture"
- pull backward = "mixture lean a bit"


Each time the red switch is pressed, I move the throttle between the four positions, in both directions.

 

 

Thanks Goofy - I'll give your method a go. I think using one of the axis to achieve the OP's outcome would require using the Thrustmaster Target interface, and - as I'm a bear of very little brain - would rather try to avoid complicating matters unnecessarily.

Edited by Ozav8r
Clarifying what I meant

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It is indeed very simple, only X-Plane is required for this setting :)

For the reverse mode of the engine, I used button number 4 ("Right throttle knob press") in the X-Plane interface for the HOTAS Warthog Throttle:
=> Right throttle knob press = Toggle thrust reversers

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7 minutes ago, Goofy said:

It is indeed very simple, only X-Plane is required for this setting :)

For the reverse mode of the engine, I used button number 4 ("Right throttle knob press") in the X-Plane interface for the HOTAS Warthog Throttle:
=> Right throttle knob press = Toggle thrust reversers

Apologies Goofy, I've edited my original response for clarification. Your method was the easy one - the OP's would require Thrustmaster Target programming (I think). Thanks a lot - your method works great!

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6 hours ago, Ozav8r said:

Apologies Goofy, I've edited my original response for clarification. Your method was the easy one - the OP's would require Thrustmaster Target programming (I think). Thanks a lot - your method works great!

yes I am talking about thrustmaster TARGET programming.

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I accomplished this same task by utilizing flywithlua for those that don't want to use TARGET.

Here's what I used: (snipped from my much larger lua script for the TBM)

local mixture_axis = 25  -- Axis ID
joystick_axis = dataref_table("sim/joystick/joystick_axis_values") -- Table of all Joystick AXIS values
local axis = joystick_axis[25]

function feather_control()
	if(joystick_axis[mixture_axis] ~= axis) then
		if (joystick_axis[mixture_axis] > axis and joystick_axis[mixture_axis] - axis > .25 or joystick_axis[mixture_axis] == 1) then
			command_once("sim/engines/mixture_down")
			axis = joystick_axis[mixture_axis]
		elseif (joystick_axis[mixture_axis] < axis and axis - joystick_axis[25] > .25 or joystick_axis[mixture_axis] == 0) then
			command_once("sim/engines/mixture_up")
			axis = joystick_axis[mixture_axis]
		end
	end
end

do_every_frame("feather_control()")

You can adjust the sensitivity for your taste by just changing the .25 in the function to something else.

Enjoy.

Brett

Edited by Brett Adams

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I too use a button to toggle reverse thrust. I’m wondering though.....I workes great but it actually dumps the throttle straight into reverse thrust. Do you think it could cause long term wear and tear to the plane? I also had an incident where I used reverse thrust to move the plane backwards a little when almost standing still in a 14knot headwind. The plane tilted back on its elevators and tail.  I wonder if the abrupt dumping of reverse thrust, and me not reacting quick enough contributed to this. 

Edited by Captain744

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There's no abrupt reverse thrust, as long as you don't pull your physical throttle all the way back while your virtual throttle is stopped at flight idle before you press your toggle key.

If you stop your physical throttle at flight idle, then press your toggle key, you will be able to smoothly bring it back to beta, then reverse range.

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