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FSX FSX Entering Slew when Object Placment Tool is Opened.

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us-florida
I am trying to create some missions for FSX and when I open the object placement tool window, FSX enters slew mode, and then stops slewing when I exit the object placement tool.

Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.
 

dave hoeffgen

Resource contributor
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germany
"That's not a bug it's a feature."

This is done on purpose as it is simply much easier to place objects while slewing (Slew to the position, slew around to check if it's placed correctly...)
I agree with the FSX developers so far.

I don't think it can be changed.
 
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gabon
What about the endless, unstoppable turning to the left? Slew on opening seems a good idea, but nothing stops the spinning. the numeric pad #5 does not stop it, but writes a lot of 5s in the field where the cursor is placed. This refers to FSX only, no Acceleration.
Any clue?
 
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scotland
Hi Folks

ychaix -
Sounds like your joystick requires calibrating.

With FSX shut down,
in your OS -> Control Panel -> Game Controllers
calibrate & save

You might have to also repeat the calibration from within FSX.
FSX menu -> Settings -> Controls -> Calibration tab -> click Calibrate

HTH
ATB
Paul
 
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gabon
Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the trouble. I did find the "solution" yesterday, totally unexpected and certainly very common: the turn right and turn left slew actions (keyboard numerical keys 1 and 3) were mapped to the X-axis, that of the propeller pitch. You were actually quite close :) So many hours of frustration! But thank you so much. This has now allowed me to start placing objects with OPT. Happy hours ahead. Best.
NB: I think you suggested using a joystick just for the slew operations. Very smart.
 
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