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DX6i No Throttle or Yaw control

A topic by J_asonR created May 20, 2016 Views: 2,692 Replies: 18
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I've got one of the USB dongles mentioned in the Spektrum help post, and center the sticks before starting the game etc as suggested, however only my pitch and elevator(both right stick) work, and I can't get the left stick to register at all.

I've got a simulator which I use for planes with the same DX6i and that works perfectly.

Any suggestions would be brilliant!

Thanks

Developer

On the calibration screen of FPV Freerider, are you able to move any of the little circles up and down with the left stick?

If not, you might be able to remap the output (in the menu of the transmitter itself) so that it send to another channel.

If you are able to move them, but the problem is that the automatic stick detection selects the wrong channel, you can just click on the little circle that you see is the correct one for the stick that you are currently calibrating (instead of just clicking OK).

Not able to move the channels on the controller as far as I'm aware.

It must be something in game not picking it up as it works fine on other RC sims.

Any other in game options?

Developer

Keep an eye on the little circles on the calibration screen.

It will tell you which sticks/directions work and which do not.

If you can move at least some of the circles smoothly up and down you should be able to get it working.

If you have vJoy or Smartpropolus installed on your computer that might mess things up.

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No circles are moving in any direction when I use the throttle or yaw controls, only when I adjust pitch/elevator.

Would it make a difference running the program on Mac/Windows by any chance?

EDIT: Also, no additional programs are running at all.

Developer

Ok, so you can move some circles, the there is hope.

Make sure you don't have any other joysticks/controllers connected, that might cause a conflict.

Make sure you have "Heli" selected as model type on your radio. ("Plane" generally doesn't work so well).

Heli selection worked slightly better, and we're getting there.

I managed to get throttle controls to work too now, so it's just Yaw controls we're looking for now.

I had a look through the settings on the DX6i but couldn't find anything there.

Anyone else had similar issues?

Developer(+1)

Yes running the program on Windows/Mac makes a difference. Windows and Mac generally have different joystick input methods, so what setup works on one system may not work as well on the other (and vice versa).

Good to hear that Heli selection at least got it a bit closer.

I don't have any first hand experience of the Spektrum radios myself, but I believe it should be possible to remap the sticks to other output channels. Hopefully some other Spektrum owner will be able to help. Otherwise you might also try to search for an answer on the official FPV Freerider thread on RCGroups:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2394419

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I'm having a similar issue…Spektrum DX6 on Mac OS X Yosemite, connected with the USB to 3.5mm…but I cannot get my sticks to move any of the circles during the calibration.

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Have you got a heli selected on the DX6? That helped me out slightly. Still looking for that last yaw input control!

Same here I even have it in heli mode and I followed all the tips and tricks and no conflicting drivers or spp. Still have nothing

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I as well am having the same issue above. Spektrum dx6 yaw not working at all. Everything else works. Same results on both FPV Freerider & FPV Freerider recharged. When you try to calibrate the yaw nothing moves. The software is not registering the yaw movement. :( Please help. This game looks awesome. Exactly what me and my friends are looking for.

Developer

Here are some general suggestions for when one channel is not registering:

- Make sure you don't have any other joysticks/controllers connected, that might cause a conflict.

- If connecting via USB, make sure you uninstall vJoy and Smartpropoplus if you have them. Their driver messes with things when connecting via USB.

- Make sure you have "Heli" selected as model type on your radio. ("Plane" generally doesn't work very well).

- If you are using a USB dongle - check if there's a switch on the dongle where you can select different modes.

- Perhaps you can remap the output channels (in the menu of the transmitter) so that it sends to another channel.

  • No other joysticks/controllers installed
  • Yes I'm using a USB dongle (USB Flight Simulator Cable for DX5e Dx6i DX7 JR Futaba RC RealFlight Spektrum Esky FMS [version:x6] by DELIAWINTERFEL)
  • No vJoy or Smartpropoplus installed.
  • I have tried all model types. yes you are correct Heli it the closes that it gets to getting it to work but still have Yaw issues (does not respond at all). That being said when you have it set to Heli there is not option for Yaw it's been replaced with rudder and I cannot change it to yaw. I can only change it to Rudder, Throttle, & Gear. I'm think we need to use Multi mode as it does show the option for Yaw but in Multi mode nothing works. It would be nice if I could customize but I don't think Spektrum allows you to do that.
  • No switch on this version of the USB dongle. Looks like it was removed.
  • As mentioned above no luck with changing it to another channel.
I'm thinking it just won't work. If anyone else has gotten it to work please share your fix. Would love to play this sim!
Developer (1 edit)

Just found this:

https://github.com/albhm/macPPM

Which is the equivalent of Smartpropoplus for OS X according to the developer.

(Smartpropolus is a method for connecting your transmitter directly to your Windows computer using a 3.5mm mono audio cable)

Haven't tried it myself though, I don't own a Mac. Seems like it might require some hacking skills. It would be interesting to hear if anybody has tried it.

I have Windows, and I am having the same problem, everything but my yaw is working. Have you found a fix?

Developer (2 edits)

Generally one of the fixes mentioned earlier in this thread works for most people. 

That is:

- Make sure you don't have any other joysticks/controllers connected, that might cause a conflict.

- If connecting via USB, make sure you uninstall vJoy and Smartpropoplus if you have them. Their driver messes with things when connecting via USB.

- Make sure you have "Heli" selected as model type on your radio. ("Plane" generally doesn't work very well).

- If you are using a USB dongle - check if there's a switch on the dongle where you can select different modes.

- Perhaps you can remap the output channels (in the menu of the transmitter) so that it sends to another channel.

Have you tried those? (the first one is often enough)

i have a similar problem on android.

On PC everything is fine, but on my S6 phone with the same receiver and usb OTG cable, only right stick working.

Throttle and yaw not. What can i do? Default android 7.0 no special app, or anything.

Radio is good, because on pc left stick works too


thanks!

Developer

Android use a different input system, so it's not guaranteed that it will work although the same transmitter works on the desktop version.

You can try to remap the  throttle and yaw channels to different channels (in the menu of the radio itself) and see if that helps.