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Wannabe-Pilot
01-22-2004, 08:45 AM
I just bought a Logitech Force 3d FFB stick and I can't adjust the throttle. This is the problem. If i assign a plus/minus key for throttle control to the slider on the stick, I can only add or remove 5% throttle per each move of the slider. So, I move the slider up, the throttle increases for 5%, and then i have to move the slider back to neutral- it's like i'm pressing a keyboard key. How do I configure that properly? Which command should I assign to the throttle slider?

Wannabe-Pilot
01-22-2004, 08:45 AM
I just bought a Logitech Force 3d FFB stick and I can't adjust the throttle. This is the problem. If i assign a plus/minus key for throttle control to the slider on the stick, I can only add or remove 5% throttle per each move of the slider. So, I move the slider up, the throttle increases for 5%, and then i have to move the slider back to neutral- it's like i'm pressing a keyboard key. How do I configure that properly? Which command should I assign to the throttle slider?

oFZo
01-22-2004, 08:51 AM
In HOTAS setup click throttle and move slider. Done.
I have the same (crap) stick.

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BaldieJr
01-22-2004, 09:01 AM
Crap stick? The wingman FFB? I just picked one up and love it. My X45 has always had a big fat dead zone around center. Like, 1/4-inch deflection with ZERO input. It'll drive ya crazy!

But this logitech.. smoooooooth. A bit twitchy around the center, but thats good.

I did realize that FFB effects are just crap. I unplug the power from the stick and use it without FFB. The feather-lite touch is fantastic!

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Wannabe-Pilot
01-22-2004, 09:22 AM
Sorry still can't find it. Do you mean the HOTAS setup in the in-game menu "Controls"? What do I do with it?

SKULLS Virga
01-22-2004, 09:31 AM
Yes in the controls menu of FB under HOTAS, highlight the box on the right side of "power". Then click on the "change" button, after that just move the throttle forward. It should read the throttle and lable that control something like z axis.

Wannabe-Pilot
01-22-2004, 09:52 AM
And that was the first thing I did. However, it doesn't work that way. Once I highlight the text on the right side of POWER, I have only two buttons to chose from: reset to defaults and apply (meaning save and exit the menu). There is no "change" function. When i want to change an assigned key, i simply highlight the function and hit the key I want to assaign to that function and the computer automaticly adds the key to that function. If I do the same with the hotas setup (i.e. highlight any HOTAS function and move the slider or press any other key), nothing happens. My FB version is 1.0, still haven't downloaded any upgrades. Is that relevant?

Wannabe-Pilot
01-22-2004, 09:53 AM
By the way everything else works fine. I assaigned every other key, the hat switch is ok, FFB is smooth (once I adjusted the force), It's only this.

S77th-brooks
01-22-2004, 10:51 AM
ya good stick but not made to last,my 1st one had for 3 months when hell hit the fan so my shop give me new one at xmas http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif 4 weeks late it went as well,now ive no stick for 2 weeks now ,getting 45 this sat ,sad to say will not buy logtic again

SKULLS Virga
01-22-2004, 10:53 AM
You are correct Wannabe, sorry I was confusing it with Lock On. You should have to just highlight it and then move your throttle. Have you tested the throttle in windows control panel to make sure the computer is seeing it?

Wannabe-Pilot
01-22-2004, 02:36 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif OK people everything works fine and I'm a happy camper. I made a really stupid mistake configuring the stick and I'm too embarassed to tell you about it; but believe me, now it works... Anyway, thanks for all the help, and until next time... Good hunting http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sambt
01-22-2004, 05:42 PM
I want to know what your stupid mistake was. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

E_Temperament
01-22-2004, 08:58 PM
I'm on my 3rd Logitech "Wingman force 3d" since buying the first one 7 months ago. The rudder pot goes burko after 2 to 3 months and no amount of careful calibration fixes it. I take them back to the shop and have them replace the stick for a new one, bit disappointing but, well I still have a brand new flight stick. I have to wonder if there is a built in flaw with this stick other than that it is a nice stick to use.

SKULLS Virga
01-22-2004, 09:36 PM
I have but do not use a Logitech Wingman extreme - the rudder and throttle pots went out on it very quickly. I should probably find some higher quality pots to put in there as it is a nice stick, but I don't have the time right now.

kyrule2
01-22-2004, 10:42 PM
Had a Logitech wingman force stick and tried it for a week. Man, I hated that stick. The handle is way too smooth but the worst part was the inability for the stick to really center. It was so twitchy it was unbelievable. My force-feedback motors or whatever were making noise as well.

Took it back and got Saitek Cyborg Evo. Great stick except for throttle placement. 12 programmable buttons right on stick and very customizable grip/handle.

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oFZo
01-23-2004, 06:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kyrule2:
Had a Logitech wingman force stick and tried it for a week. Man, I hated that stick. The handle is way too smooth but the worst part was the inability for the stick to really center. It was so twitchy it was unbelievable. My force-feedback motors or whatever were making noise as well.
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I love the handle itself actually, I hate the bad centering and the fact that my rudder pot has gone (up in smoke? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

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