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Can't correct roll to left

Postby davey110 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:49 am

I got FG installed ok, but hav never been able to correct the roll to left. Even on the ground I can't stop it from going in circles. The few times I was able to take off, no amount of right-stick would stop the roll. The joystick is working ok - all the controls respond correctly.

I have tried changing aircraft & airports, but then nothing worked, so went back to the default C172 at Honolulu. Now I can't even take off. I can only get 2100 rpm at full throttle &. 40 knots speed. The rudder has practically no effect, even though the controls respond ok. Just runs around in left circles.

I have been reading all about the joystick XML files, but my button settings don't show up in the appropriate XML file. So I am still lacking some understanding in that area.

The js_demo etc. files are not in the download.

I am using FGear 2019.1.1, Windows 10, Microsoft Sidewinder Pro (USB) joystick.

I have been messing with this for 2 weeks now & am ready to give up. HELP!
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Re: Can't correct roll to left

Postby Marsdolphin » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:53 am

Does your keyboard and mouse work?
Which aircraft are turning left?
If you are on the ground, try using the rudder.
If you see Tiller Steering in the aircraft menu, use that on the ground.
When you are in the air, use the ailerons to correct the turn.
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Re: Can't correct roll to left

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:11 pm

@davey110: i doubt very much the joystick xml files are your problem or the answer to your solution...

have you tried to calibrate your js in your OS control panel?

when you are in the sim, go to F10->File->joystick settings and see if the axes move properly when you move the stick... they should all return to zero when you release the stick and it recenters...

did you install any special software that came with your js? if so, try removing it...

the js_demo executable should be in the same directory as your fgfs.exe but there may not be an icon for it... if you look at your icon for flightgear, you should be able to copy the command line, open the old-style DOS cmd prompt, paste the line into the cmd terminal window, change the end to say "js_demo" instead of "fgfs" and then execute it...
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Re: Can't correct roll to left

Postby dilbert » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:17 pm

If you haven't already done so, go to File>Joystick Configuration> in the top menu and click Reset Configuration.
If that doesn't work, you might try the following: Go to C:/Users/{your computer name}/Roaming/ and delete the joystick file contained in the directory (this won't hurt anything as FlightGear will reestablish it with a fresh file when you restart). Restart computer with joystick connected. Then start FlightGear.
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Re: Can't correct roll to left

Postby Alant » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:54 pm

On the ground do some pre -flight checks.

The select an outside view and check that the control surfaces are all zero.
Examine the properties in /controls/flight, to see if they are all in agreement.
Move the controls using joystick/mouse or keyboard and check that they move over the full range and can be returned to zero.

In the air you can press "p" to pause the simulation and repeat the above checks.

Hopefully you will see which conreols are causing the problem.

If you suspect the joystick, then unplug it , restart the simulation and do the checks again.

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Re: Can't correct roll to left

Postby Puffergas » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:53 pm

Are your controls reversed?
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