Dual yokes and rudder pedals

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Winstonc
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Dual yokes and rudder pedals

Post by Winstonc »

In My 737 I have dual yokes and rudder pedals, although I have not yet connected the copilot side.

My dual setup yokes and pedals are not mechanically connected, just standalone USB.

The question is, how to have both sides connected as I believe that you can only setup one set of flight controls in FSUIPC5. Is it even possible?

Ideas/suggestions?

Thanks

David

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Post by Jetcos »

Hi David,

Very possible and done all the time in FSUIPC.

This applies to Yokes, Rudders, Brakes and Tillers.

Using "Send Direct to FSUIPC"

Assign and calibrate all the Captain side controls.

Now, you only need to Assign the FO side in FSUIPC. Do not calibrate them.

FSUIPC will take the values and work out the axis for you. You will have issues if 2 people try to work the same controls but a simple "I have control" should fix that!
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Post by Winstonc »

Good news, Thanks Steve.

I guess I now don’t have any excuse to setup the copilot side 😀, will just need to find a copilot 😀

Thanks
David

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Post by Winstonc »

Okay, so I now have my new FDS rudder pedals installation the Captains side and the Opencockpits pedals moved to the FO side.

After switching around connectors on the FDS-FC1 board on the pedals so that the axis are the same as the opencockpits ones everything is working, except the rudder pedals on the FDS pedal move the opposite way to the opencockpits ones (both using same axis).

I have reversed the FDS ones in FSUIPC, but obviously cant do the same for the OC ones as they share the same calibrations as per Steve.

Any suggestions on how I can reverse one of the pedals so they both move in the same direction?

Thanks

David

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Post by Jetcos »

Hi David,

You can't reverse the Hall effect sensors in the FDS Pedals. They need to connected to the FC1 with the red wire to the 5V.

So the big question is can you change the other pots so they go the same direction as ours?

Same applies to the Tiller.

Our brakes have 1 in one direction and the other is reversed. When fully pressed the value should be positive.
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Post by Winstonc »

The OC pedals have regular potentiometers. So if I reverse the connector so GND goes to 5v and 5v goes to ground, will that reverse the direction?

Thanks for the help

David

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Post by Jetcos »

Yes it will. Unplug the USB to reset the pots. Then calibrate in Windows then FSUIPC.
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Post by Winstonc »

Thanks Steve.

All done and working.

Just did my first flight from the right hand seat. - very weird 🤪

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Post by Jetcos »

Nice to be able to use both seats now. I sure that was the plan originally.

Always great to follow along on your project. There is no "Like" button but a big thumbs up from the FDS Team.
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Post by Winstonc »

Yes always the plan, but still need an FO :lol:

Because the my outside display screens are close to the cockpit, the view from the Captains seat is good, but I do notice that from the FO seat it feels like the plane is crabbing down the runway.

Not sure there is anything I can actually do about this without having the displays further away which is not possible with the current position of the cockpit in my room and also if I want to maintain the amount of the view out of the cockpit windows that the screens covers.

Obviously, the ideal thing would be projection onto a much larger screen, further away - one day.

Thanks for the thumbs up.

David

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Post by PatSim »

David, have you ever tried the “Rightside� view in P3D. I’ll give it a try from the FO Seat.
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