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Joystick Configuration
I am used to playing flight simulators, so I had a little trouble getting used to some of the differences with space flight.  I normally use the twisting motion of the joystick as yaw or rudder and left and right as bank or roll.  I noticed this is reversed in the joystick assignments.  For those of you used to flight simulators, I have posted my configuration changes below.

Turn (Yaw) Axis:    Joystick RX Axis
Pitch Axis:             Joystick/Mouse Y Axis
Bank Axis:             Joystick/Mouse X Axis

Dumb question:  Does "Relative Throttle Axis" refer to the slider or dial used for speed control?  I haven't been able to use this right, so I have been using W and S mostly for speed.  I have an old Top Gun joystick I use and an old Microsoft joystick that I haven't tried yet.

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Offline KyadCK

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Re: Joystick Configuration
I am used to playing flight simulators, so I had a little trouble getting used to some of the differences with space flight.  I normally use the twisting motion of the joystick as yaw or rudder and left and right as bank or roll.  I noticed this is reversed in the joystick assignments.  For those of you used to flight simulators, I have posted my configuration changes below.

Turn (Yaw) Axis:    Joystick RX Axis
Pitch Axis:             Joystick/Mouse Y Axis
Bank Axis:             Joystick/Mouse X Axis

Dumb question:  Does "Relative Throttle Axis" refer to the slider or dial used for speed control?  I haven't been able to use this right, so I have been using W and S mostly for speed.  I have an old Top Gun joystick I use and an old Microsoft joystick that I haven't tried yet.

You want "Absolute throttle".

"Relative" is pretty much "on" vs "off". "Absolute" is "this exact position".
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Re: Joystick Configuration
Think of relative as break anc accelerator on the same throttle. Move it away from the default and it starts to slow down or speed up depending on how far from rest it is.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2013, 11:23:25 pm by karajorma »
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