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Knowledgebase: Pro Flight Cessna
How do I configure dual throttle quadrants for multi engine control in FSX / FS2004?
Posted by Warranty Support on 23 May 2012 04:32 PM

This guide will show you how to configure your Pro Flight Yoke unit and the USB Throttle Quadrant for twin engine craft and 4 engine craft.  For the purposes of this guide, we shall call the Yoke Quadrant Q1, and the USB Throttle Quadrant Q2.

Twin Engine Craft Setup:

  1. Attach the quadrants to a suitable surface side by side with Q1 on the left side of Q2 as show in Image1 (see attached file):
  2. Attach the colored knobs onto the stick levers in this order Black – Black -- Blue Blue -- Red Red
  3. Start up FSX or FS2004
  4. Click on Settings on the left
  5. Click on Controls on the right
  6. Click CONTROL AXES tab from the top
  7. In the box named Controller Type choose PRO FLIGHT YOKE from the drag down menu (or the Pro Flight Cessna Yoke if you are using this model).  Keep in mind the quadrant is seen as part of the Yoke, so it still needs to be selected if you are making changes to the levers. Note: Do not move the scroll wheel of your mouse or the selection may be changed to a different device accidently
  8. Click on the Events category list below and scroll down to where Engines 1-2-3-4 are listed.
  9. Select Engine 1 Throttle Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the left lever of Q1 so that Z Axis appears in the box then click OK
  10. Select Engine 2 Throttle Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the middle lever of Q1 so that X Rotation appears in the box then click OK
  11. Select Engine 1 Propeller Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the right lever of Q1 so that Y Rotation appears in the box then click OK

**STOP!! you must now refer to Controller Type and choose USB QUADRANT from the drop down menu before proceeding to next step**

  1. Select Engine 2 Propeller Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the left lever of Q2 so that X Axis appears in the box then click OK
  2. Select Engine 1 Mixture Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the middle lever of Q2 so that Y Axis appears in the box then click OK
  3. Select Engine 2 Mixture Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the right lever of Q2 so that Z Axis appears in the box then click OK

Done! You have configured your Dual Quads for twin engine conventional aircraft.

Setting Engine Reverser for Jet Engines

Jet Engines can reverse the thrust.  This control is set in the button/keys and is usually assigned to the Engine 1 Throttle lever

  1. Click on Settings on the left
  2. Click on Controls on the right
  3. Click BUTTONS / KEYS tab from the top
  4. In the Event Category drop down list choose Engines
  5. Click in the event list below and scroll down to Throttle (decrease quickly).  This buttons is usually also assigned to the F2 key on the keyboard
  6. Select Throttle (decrease quickly) and click Change Assignment…Move the left lever of Q1 down to the bottom of the range so that Button 21 appears in the box then click OK (Note: On the Pro Flight Cessna Yoke this will come up as Button 20)

 Image 1:  Setup for Twin Engines (see attached file)

 

Quad Engine Setup Guide

For multi engine jet aircraft you can configure 4 of the levers to be Engine (1-4) Throttle Axis as shown in Image 2 (see attached file).  In this example we have used the Flaps and Spoilers as the remaining levers, but you can assign whatever you like.  The reverser setup is the same as before.

  1. Start from point 8 above
  2. Select Flaps Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the right lever of Q1 so that Z Axis appears in the box then click OK
  3. Select Engine 1 Throttle Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the middle lever of Q1 so that Z Axis appears in the box then click OK
  4. Select Engine 2 Throttle Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the left lever of Q1 so that X Rotation appears in the box then click OK

**STOP!! you must now refer to Controller Type and choose USB QUADRANT from the drop down menu before proceeding to next step**

  1. Select Engine 3 Throttle Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the left lever of Q2 so that X Axis appears in the box then click OK
  2. Select Engine 4 Throttle Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the middle lever of Q2 so that Y Axis appears in the box then click OK
  3. Select Spoiler Axis and click Change Assignment…Move the right lever of Q2 so that Z Axis appears in the box then click OK

Image 2:  Setup for Quad Engines (see attached file)



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