B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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Subwofer2
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B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4... Can anyone can help me? I'm unable to use the throttles for reverse on landing... keyboard F2 works, need to use F3 to get them back over the gate... but when using the throttles themselves, they just fluctuate/flutter below the gate. I have a zero range set for each individual throttle, below that they go negative and each do try to go into this range on landing BUT, still, I must use F2 to reverse and F3 to then move the throttles back over the gate. I've tried to program the button presses using the throttles position buttons at idle and reverse as well but this never seems to work either. I'm not understanding how to use this Linda thing I've briefly read about via Google. Thanks in advance, I hope someone has an answer.

Also, I used the updater that searches and updates all A2A aircraft, one concerned I noticed is the installer has a message that the B377 cannot be found... (is this because I have the COTS B377?).

flapman
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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We've never gotten it to work with any reliability.. the easy solution is just to use the F2 and F3 keys. Seems the Strat just likes that a lot better.

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ThomasAH
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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Subwofer2 wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 17:20
Also, I used the updater that searches and updates all A2A aircraft, one concerned I noticed is the installer has a message that the B377 cannot be found... (is this because I have the COTS B377?).
Correct, the COTS is considered a different product/aircraft.

Subwofer2
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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Thank you for your assistance.

Tomas Linnet
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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Scott sent an update to the B377 to me and a few others, a couple of years ago. The update made the reverser work for me and some of the other guys. I'll see if I can dig it up. I've build a new PC since then, but I'll have a look. I believe it was supposed to be released as an official update, but I don't think that ever happened...
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Tug002
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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That would be great as I have the same problem.

Keep smiling
Tug :)

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ThomasAH
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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I still have the file (377_rev_thrust_fix.zip in case you need to find it on your harddisk), and could upload it, but only if Scott allows this.

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Gypsy Baron
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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I used 2 small lua scripts to implement the reverse thrust entry and exit functions.

They simply used the 'F' keys in a loop to enter reverse and exit it.

I posted the solution here several years ago.

Paul

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Gypsy Baron
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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I tried to post the contents of my Lua scripts here but some draconian 'protection' feature would
not let me post them. I am going to try something else.

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I assigned one of my throttle quadrant detent switches to run the first lua when the throttle was
moved INTO detent and the 2nd lua when the throttle was moved OUT OF detent.

This worked for many folks but there were a few that still had problems.

The FSUIPC4 INI file entry for the switch assignment is here:

16=PA,8,CL2:R,0 ;//REVERSE THRUST ON
17=UA,8,CL1:R,0 ;//REVERSE THRUST OFF

I used my Controller 'A'. switch '8'. FSUIPC4 assigned the two luas numbers '1' and '2' (CL2,CL1)

Let's see if that draconian piece of 'security code' will accept this !!


Paul

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Subwofer2
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Re: B377 thrust reverse, CH throttle quadrants and FSUIPC4

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Thank you all for the kind inputs. I have yet to learn the art... or even the basics of LULA. I feel this is where I will need to turn next. Also have some issues related to the B17... that's another topic, not for this forum.

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