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Ymsetjenesta
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Posted: Mar. 12 2016,18:13

I hope this is the right place to place this problem. But I can´t seem to get the adjustments for my collective right.

Attached is a video better describing the problem, and a overview over my set up.

https://youtu.be/Fvfb1INi1zw


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Shawn
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Posted: Mar. 13 2016,00:11

I wasn't sure from your video but is the problem that the throw of the collective is too short in the sim compared to what you calibrate as full movement?
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Posted: Mar. 13 2016,09:43

Shawn. I guess that is describing the problem quite accurately. I tried to find a cfg file for the craft, so that I could just edit the sensitivity of the controls for a specific craft.

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Posted: Mar. 13 2016,16:47

Have you checked your null zone and sensitivity for your "Z" axis? Null should be "0" and sensitivity 100%.

One other thing I would do is move your collective lever axis to something other than the "Z" input on your BU0836 interface. FSX sometimes assigns an axis on it's own for multiple controllers, which might conflict with the "Z" axis, which is usually associated with the rudder control.

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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,03:33

I think Jess had got it covered. Let us know if that doesn't work.
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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,12:31

Ok. Can you give me a smal instruction on how to change the axis of the control?

Thanks for the help so far.


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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,14:45

Sorry, I thought maybe you had built and wired the collective yourself.

It should be easy to change the wires around on your Bodnar USB board (unless they soldered the wires directly to the board) but for the time being, did you have a chance to look at the null zone and sensitivity of your "Z" axis?


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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,15:30

Jepp null zone and sensitivity is set correctly.

But I read somewhere that you can edit  a cfg file for the specific craft, and there you can adjust sensitivity.

I guess I can do a swith-a-roo on the connections on the control card, but do you think that will resolve the issue?


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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,15:53

Go through the list of axis assignments and make sure that FSX has not assigned additional assignments to that axis. It isn't a cfg problem, it's almost certainly within the FSX control configurations.
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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,17:15

https://picasaweb.google.com/111694332074408828721/14Mars2016?authuser=0&feat=directlink

This is the cyclic, collective and anti torque. Cant see that z/axis is given any additional assignments.


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Posted: Mar. 14 2016,20:00

Quote (Ymsetjenesta @ Mar. 14 2016,10:30)
I guess I can do a swith-a-roo on the connections on the control card, but do you think that will resolve the issue?


Whether this will have any effect on your problem at the moment is anybody's guess, but it may help FSX keep future assignments more predictable. I see you have another BU0386 board as well as a third controller, actually all of your controls could run off a single BU0386, keeping things simple and possible conflicts to a minimum. Just remember if you do just change the "Z" on the one board keep the axis different from your other BU0386.

To change the "Z" axis to another rotational axis just find the USB interface that runs your collective and have a look at how the wires are attached.

I'm guessing you have the 10-bit version of the Bodnar interface, if so, you could see this webpage for the pin outs for the board.


One thing I forgot to ask before is are you using (or were using in the past) FSUIPC or any other third party software to calibrate any of your controls?


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Posted: Mar. 15 2016,08:05

No thirs party software.

Sendt a email today to OE-XAM with the same video I posted here. Maybe they have a solution.

I'm mot sure how to put both BU0386 devices on the same controller card. The other BU0386 controller is in the antitorque pedals.


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Posted: Mar. 26 2016,07:37

Both your controllers have the same name, if I'm reading that right? Leo Bodnar has a utility on his website that will allow you to rename the cards. I don't know if the same names are causing a conflict or not but it might be worth a shot renaming them?

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Posted: Dec. 09 2017,01:55

Join the club with C-Tek.

I purchased a C-Tek Cyclic and C-Tek Collective at the end of last year.

Due to a serious injury, I was only just able to finish it recently.

So I attached my C-Tek Cyclic and Collective last week. And was it good ... No Way!!!

Firstly the 'Idle Dent' button doesn't work on the Collective.

And whilst calibrating the Cyclic on it's very first use, the plastic shaft literally snapped in half.  No Metal, just cheap plastic for a part that requires good strength to last.

Also the Collective is not recognised by FSX, P3D and X-Plane despite advertising it works straight away. Only works in DCS.

So I tried to contact C-Tek. No Response to multiple emails. So much for warranty. So much for compatibility.

So those interested in C-Tek products ... Buyer Beware!!!


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