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hmkim
03-03-2006, 06:28 PM
I love my X52. I like it more than my MS FFB2. I cannot figure out the best way to use the rotary wheels. For what functions do you use them? Your answers will give me some good ideas about programming those cool wheels!

Taylortony
03-03-2006, 06:33 PM
on my x45 i have the fore aft one set for elevator trim and the lateral one for aileron trim

bodaw
03-03-2006, 06:35 PM
Trim and prop. pitch for me. When I fly jets, I use it for radar azimuth and elevation.

F16_Neo
03-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Using CH Fighterstick with X52 throttle...

high rotary: elevator trim
low rotary: rudder trim
slider: prop. pitch

gx-warspite
03-03-2006, 07:25 PM
Trim.

hmkim
03-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Hmm... maybe I'm missing something. For the wheel to act as trim, you must be able to assign a discrete value to a particular wheel position, right? So, I assume that there's a way to achieve that via the Saitek prograaming software. I hope I'm on the right track.

gx-warspite
03-03-2006, 07:55 PM
No, you go down to the bottom of the IL-2 controls page where it lets you customize each axis.

Arms1
03-03-2006, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by F16_Neo:
Using CH Fighterstick with X52 throttle...

high rotary: elevator trim
low rotary: rudder trim
slider: prop. pitch

same setup here

high rotary: aerleron trim
low rotary: rudder trim
slider: elevator trim
throttle axis on fighterstick: prop pitch

HellToupee
03-03-2006, 09:57 PM
slider - elevator trim
top rotary - rudder trim
bottom - nothing yet, probly alerons when i map it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Freelancer-1
03-03-2006, 10:38 PM
Here's mine

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/Freelancer1/Misc/ThrottleMode1.jpg

Cheers,

_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-03-2006, 10:53 PM
Upper rotary for Prop Pitch

Lower Rotary for Elevator trim

Precision slide for views: Wide, normal, gunsight(for those hard to spot ground targets)

Sama51
03-03-2006, 10:56 PM
I have an X45 and have one of my rotary buttons assigned to flaps.

ATLAS_DEATH
03-04-2006, 12:36 AM
(X52) Top rotoray is Prop pitch.. lower is elevator trim.. slider is 'banded' with different FOV/zoom levels and also functions as an anolog brake... I use the upper left hat switch on the stick for all my other trimmings.

triggerhappyfin
03-04-2006, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by Sama51:
I have an X45 and have one of my rotary buttons assigned to flaps.

Same here!The other one is for proppitch. The rocker I use as wheelbrakes. Ive got an additional DIY box with four axis and four switches. One of these axis I´ve connected my TM pedals to. Remaining axis is for trims.
I´ve got all the axis in HOTAS settings covered http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

NonWonderDog
03-04-2006, 05:03 AM
I've got the upper rotary assigned to prop pitch, the lower assigned to rudder trim, and the slider assigned to FOV (lots and lots of bands).

I use the hat switch for elevator and aileron trim, like in the jets.

Taylortony
03-04-2006, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by Sama51:
I have an X45 and have one of my rotary buttons assigned to flaps.

I use the hat button 3 for that ( the one in front and to the side of the fwd rotary, one push down is one stage of flap 2 pushes 2 stages etc and the same up, push it left and the throttle controls the port engine only, push it right for the stb engine, ( handy when taxiing etc ) after a period of time ( about 5 secs) it reverts to both engines http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Diablo310th
03-04-2006, 07:32 AM
Prop and Elevator trim here too

Dash_C.
03-04-2006, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by F16_Neo:

high rotary: elevator trim
low rotary: rudder trim
slider: prop. pitch

Word.

Chuck_Older
03-04-2006, 09:14 AM
Prop pitch and rudder trim

I have an X-45:

thumb rotary- rudder trim
fore-finger rotary- prop pitch
thumbstick- roll and pitch trim

That took a little getting used to, but now I absolutely love it. I trim in a nano-second when I need to, just a glance at the needle and ball, and my hand automatically trims. I mapped them like that so that my thumb is what trims, no multiple digits involved, and all the trim controls are grouped closely together. Often I can keep the pad of my thumb on the thumbstick, and the tip of my thumb on the rotary. Nearly instant trim adjustment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

stathem
03-04-2006, 09:48 AM
I go with the majority, except

Top wheel - Rudder trim

Thumb - elevator trim

Slider - Prop pitch

However, I've got a problem where the slider after a while stops giving me 100% PP and gradually gets worse, so I have to unplug and re-plug the controller to re-set it. Does anyone know of a permenant way of fixing this? (short of mapping it upside down)

MadBadVlad
03-04-2006, 11:27 AM
Rudder and elevator trim here too

LT.INSTG8R
03-04-2006, 03:05 PM
Top Wheel=Elevator Trim
Bottom=Rudder Trim
Slider=Flaps(for Spits and Hurris)
Mouse stick=Prop Pitch

DudeAbides82
03-05-2006, 08:24 PM
I have an X52 and used to use the thumbwheel on the throttle for rudder trim and the slider for elavtor trim. I felt like they were both way too sensitive. I found myself constantly fiddling with trim adjustments... trying to give that slider a little nudge to adjust trim and having the nose of the plane shoot up was driving me crazy. -Especially on trim needy planes like a P47.

Since then I've switched my elevator and rudder trim to the hat switch under my forefinger. Now it's much easier to trim. I like the accurate control of trimming two or three clicks.