Has anybody had any problems using their reverse thrust mapped to their joystick throttle? The way i have it set up it works on every airplane except the 377, but when I pull the throttles down into TR's, the throttle vibrates between TR and idle causing the engines to stall. If i hold F2, it works fine. I am using the Saitek throttle quadrant. There is a button at the bottom of the throttle so when the throttle is pulled all the way down past idle, it presses a switch (TR). Any ideas?
The Accu-Sim B-377 is not "every airplane"
The sequence for entering and exiting reverse pitch
is well documented in the manual and in various posts on this forum.
In a nutshell, press F1 to force throttle inputs to IDLE. Press and hold F2 until the throttles move
back into the reverse pitch region. The further back they move, the higher the RPM in reverse pitch.
Before you come to a complete stop or foul your plugs, press and hold F3 to move the throttles
OUT of the reverse pitch zone. Once back into the "normal" region (just past idle) you can once
again use the throttles normally.
On my dual Saitek throttle quads I have the #4 detent switch programmed (vis FSUIPC4) to activate
a small Lua script that sends F1, then a series of F2's that put my throttles into full reverse pitch.
When I move the throttles (#4 actually) OUT of the detent, I trigger another Lua script that sends
a series of F3's.
Once could accomplish this with the Saitek software by using the repeats and inter-key delays for
the "into detent: and "out of detent" conditions.
If you happen to have a registered copy of FSUIPC4, which I HIGHLY recommend, then you can
use the Lua script approach.
here is the Lua script to go into reverse pitch:
i = 0
while i < 14 do
i = i + 1
And here is the script to exit reverse pitch:
i = 0
while i < 15 do
i = i + 1
This method works without fail for me as long as I do not stay in reverse pitch to
the point of coming to a complete stop or fouling my plugs.
I have, on occasion, actually backed the B-377 up using reverse pitch