RC4 not moving in-sync with aircraft controls
I have been testing the RC4 in DCS and Elite Dangerous, and I am having the following problem in both (note these are the only two programs I use, I have not tested the sim in other games):
The motion platform does not move in sync with the controlled motion of the air/space-craft. When I move the joystick, the aircraft moves correctly, but the RC4 moves differently -- I move in a yawing motion around in the cockpits seat. The RC4 only rotates/yaws, and it does so in the reverse way of whichever way I am moving the joystick; it does not pitch and it does not roll.
The RC4 motion platform moves in-game the same way it moves when I run SimTools Axis Testing with output type "DOF Output", versus when I change the Axis Testing type to "(a) Axis Output" where I can test the axes individually; however, testing with "(a) Axis Output" works correctly, as expected. When I test with "DOF Output" the RC4 only yaws, regardless of which motion I select (Roll, pitch, etc.).
About my SimTools setup:
I have SimTools correctly installed. I have patched DCS and Elite (they both say patched). I have run the PluginUpdater (in administrative mode, which I required), and I added the plugins as required. Before starting the game, I have selected the correct game in SimTools.
I don't know what I am doing wrong, all help would be appreciated.
That is a common issues with some setups, it can be bacause of an USB HUB or in rare occations the computer. The solution is quite simple and it's due to the COM ports being reversed. You can find the problem on page (34? or 35) In the manual v2 and the solution on page 25 in the same manual. For some reason the COM ports gets reversed in rare occations.
Please note that our official settings for DCS uses forces instead of the traditional axis assignments, we think it works better but it might not be to your liking.
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I uninstalled SimTools, reinstalled, went through the setup and patching process, then did as you said, as mentioned in the manual (I switched the com ports). It is now working as expected.
Strangley, this did not work originally; I had to uninstall and then reinstall SimTools.