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    Posted: January-28-2007 at 5:31am
We get reports about power setting troubles from time to time. There are two possible problems:

a) Aircraft moves forward with parking brake set and power levers in idle position (doesn't only happen with the ATR)
and
b) Engines don't spool up properly when the power levers put into the notch.


Both problems have the same reason: a badly calibrated throttle axis on your joystick and/or yoke which doesn't go from -16384 to 16383 but has a smaller range (for example -16000 to 16200). This smaller range means that the throttle setting is never truly idle or full.
In some rare cases this can be fixed by reconnecting the device or recalibrating it using the Windows game controls control panel. Much more often it's just the cheap rubbish, hardware manufacturers put into their expensive joysticks and yokes.Wink

To fix the problem you need a registered(!!!) version of FSUIPC (Version 3 for FS2004 or Version 4 for FSX).

I also created a tutorial long for the calibration process some time ago. It's still based on FSUIPC version 2.9xx for FS2002 but since the user interface has barely changed, it still works for FSUIPC3 and 4:

English Version (PDF)

German Version (PDF)
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