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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

for the Model 1035C & 1045C THROTTLE QUADRANTS

With High Resolution USB Adapter

 

 

 

 

Below are the Instructions to install the CESSNA THROTTLE QUADRANT

(MODEL #s 1035C - SKYHAWK VERSION & 1045C - SKYLANE VERSION)

 

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Thank you for your purchase of our Re-Designed Avionics Panel - The PUSH-PULL THROTTLE Quadrant. At the present time, we have two Models; the 1035HiR and the 1045HiR. The Model 1035 depicts the Throttle Layout of a Cessna Skyhawk 172SP. This consists of a THROTTLE (Black Knob)- Fuel Mixture (Red Knob) and Flaps Adjust Spring Return Toggle Switch. The Model #1045HiR depicts the Throttle Layout of the Cessna Skylane. This panel consists of a THROTTLE (Black Knob) - Propeller Pitch Adjust (Blue Knob) and the Fuel Mixture Adjust (Red Knob). When correctly calibrated and programmed within the Flight Simulator "ASSIGN" window, you will have the time of your life simulating flights around the world! The addition of Push-Pull Throttle Controls to your Desktop Aviation setup, will, without a doubt, give you a Hightened THRILL of Actually Flying your Favorite Airplane.

 

By incorporating a 10 Bit Resolution USB Adapter Module, the 1035HiR and 1045HiR will give you MORE precise control over your aircraft. 

 


Below, you will find the detailed instructions for Calibration and Programming of your New Throttle Quadrant. Calibration of the Throttle Quadrant is essential for the proper operation and added realism of flying YOUR Cessna. So read these instructions carefully and you will have Years of Exciting Flight Simulations.

 

 

Model #1035C Skyhawk

Contains THROTTLE - Fuel Mixture - Flaps Adjust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Model #1045C Skylane

 Contains THROTTLE - Prop Pitch Adjust - Fuel Mixture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Connecting the Throttle to your Computer

 

Connecting your New Throttle Quadrant to your computer is a simple thing. All you need to do is to insert the Throttle's USB Plug into an unused USB receptical on the front or back of your computer. Even if you have multiple USB connections, your computer will sense the Throttle and load the proper software for its operation.

 


 

Calibrating the THROTTLE Quadrant 

 

Just follow the easy instructions located below each photograph.

 

 

 With your XP Computer running; Click on the 'START' Icon; 'Control Panel', then...

 

 

... "Game Controllers"

 

 

With your Throttle Quadrant connected to the USB Port, your Computer will sense the Throttle as either

 

"Skyhawk Throttle Quadrant or Skylane Throttle Quardant". Click on 'Properties'.

 

 

 

After pressing "Properities", you will see the window illustrated above. You will then Calibrate your Throttle Quadrant as follows:

 

Z Axis will be used for the THROTTLE Control (Black Knob)

X Rotation will be used for the Fuel Mixture (Red Knob)

 

RED Buttons #1 and #2 - Spring Toggle Switch (Skyhawk Model ONLY) for Flaps or Gear                     

Flaps/Gear UP = RED Button #2      Flaps/Gear DOWN = RED Button #1

 

For the Skylane Throttle Quadrant, the Y Rotation Bar will also be Displayed

Y Rotation will be used for the Prop Pitch (Blue Knob - Model 1045HiR Only)

No RED Buttons will be Displayed

 

 


 

 TESTING THE FLAPS SWITCH (Skyhawk Model ONLY)

 

If you purchased the Skyhawk Throttle Quadarant you will find a Spring Return Toggle Switch to the right on the front panel. Press the Toggle Switch DOWN, the Flaps go DOWN. If you flip the Toggle Switch UP, the Flaps go UP. So now is a good time to TEST the Flaps. With the "Skyhawk Throttle Quadrant" showing in the window on-screen; press the Flaps switch DOWN. NOTE that the #1 RED Circle Lights. When you release the Toggle Switch, the built-in spring returns the handle to its Center position. Now, flip the switch UP. Now Notice that the #2 RED Circle Lights. This Toggle Switch can also be programmed to Extend or Retract the Landing Gears. Now proceed to the next step.

 

Flipping the Toggle Switch DOWN - the #1 RED Circle LIGHTS

Flipping the Toggle Switch UP - the #2 RED Circle LIGHTS


CALIBRATING THE THROTTLE CONTROLS

At the TOP of the "Properities" window; Click "Settings"

With the "Settings" Window showing; Click "Calibrate"

The Calibration Wizard will then be Displayed. Click on the "Next" Icon

With the above window showing, it asks you to "Leave the handle centered", just click on the "NEXT" icon.

This section allows you to calibrate the Throttle Control (Black Knob). With this window displayed, pull the Black Knob IN then OUT. You will see the Blue bar in the window move from Left to Right. Do this 3 or 4 times. Then Click "NEXT"

This section allows you to calibrate the Fuel Mixture Control (Red Knob). With this window displayed, pull the Red Knob IN then OUT. You will see the Blue bar in the window move from Left to Right. Do this 3 or 4 times. Then Click "NEXT"

The Next Section is to Calibrate the Prop Pitch Control (Model 1045C). If you purchased the Model 1035C, goto:
Programming Your Flight Simulator

This section allows you to calibrate the Prop Pitch Control (Blue Knob). With this window displayed, pull the Blue Knob IN then OUT. You will see the Blue bar in the window move from Left to Right. Do this 3 or 4 times. Then Click "NEXT"


This now completes the Calibration of your THROTTLE Panel. But we're not finished yet. We still need to program the Throttle Functions into our MS Flight Simulator. For this procedure, I will use the MS Flight Simulator 2004. If you have FS2002, that's no problem. The programming is still the same, MS might have just changed the terminalogy a bit.

 





Programming Your Flight Simulator

As previously encountered above, a picture is worth a thousand words. I will use photos extensively throughout the programming procedure. First; make sure the THROTTLE's USB Connector to an unused USB Port. And that all Optional equipment is also installed.


 

When Flight Simulator is RUNNING, Click on "SETTINGS" then "Assignments"

 

 

With the NEW Window showing; Find "Joystick Type" then "Skyhawk Throttle Quadrant or Skylane Throttle Quadrant". Then CLICK. Before programming any functions, scroll down the Joystick Assignment List and DELETE ANY Default asignments that your Flight Simulator might have made. Only when the Assignment List is CLEAR of any settings, you can program the Flaps Switch. If you purchased the Model 1045C, the next section can be ignored.

 

Programming the Flaps Switch (Model 1035C)

 

 

Lets first Program the Flaps Control Toggle Switch (Model #1035 ONLY) In the Assignment List, scroll down until you find "Flaps extend incrementally (for FS2004). Extend flaps ....(for FS2002)" Click

 

 

In the lower left hand side of the screen; locate and CLICK ON "Change Assignments"

 

 

With this smaller window appearing, Press the spring Return TOGGLE Switch "DOWN". The text "Button 01" will appear (see Arrow). Then CLICK "OK"

 

 

Next, find in the Assignment List "Flaps retract incrementally" (for FS2004) or "Retract flaps" (for FS2002); then CLICK

 

 

In the lower left hand side of the screen; locate and CLICK ON "Change Assignments"

 

 

With this smaller window appearing, Press the spring Return TOGGLE Switch "UP". The text "Button 02" will appear

(see Arrow). Then CLICK "OK"

 

 

And this is how your computer should look when BOTH Flap Control Settings are Programmed. Notice that the

REPEAT Bar is FULLY to the LEFT.

 


 

Programming the Throttle, Mix and Prop Pitch

 

 

 

To program the Throttle Controls, lets go back to the SETTINGS Window. Again, Click on "Assignments"

 

 

This time Click on "Joystick Axes"

And then "Skylane Throttle Quadrant"

 

 

Locate and Highlight on "Engine 1 Throttle axis"

 

 

Then Click on "Change Assignments"

 

 

With the above window showing; Pull on the Throttle Lever (BLACK). Z Axis will appear in the smaller window.

Then Click OK.

 

 

Back to the Assignment List; find and Highlight "Engine 1 Mixture Axis". Then Click on "Change Assignments"

 

 

With this window showing, pull the Fuel Mix Lever (RED). X Axis will appear in the once empty window.

 

Then Click "OK"

 


 

Programming the Prop Pitch (Model 1045)

 

 

If you purchased the Model 1045HiR Throttle Panel, you have the added feature of adjusting the Pitch of the Propeller.

To program this feature, Click on "Engine 1 Propeller axis" then Click "Change Assignment"

 

 

With the above window showing, Pull the BLUE Lever Out. "Slider" will appear for FS2002 "Y Rotation" for FS2004, in the once blank window.

 

Then Click "OK"

 


  Programming the Sensitivity of the Panel

Back to the now famous "Settings Window", Click on "Sensitivities"

Then find and Click on under Joystick Type, "Skyhawk Throttle or Skylane Throttle Quadrant"

Click on "Simple". Notice the 2 Blue Bars. The left most saying "Sensitivity - all axes". The right saying "Null zones - all axes". Take note of the placement of both bars. "Sensitivity Bar" MUST be all the way to the RIGHT, while the "All null zones" is places all the way to the LEFT. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If these Bars are not set correctly, the Flight Simulator will NOT provide FULL Lever deflection. Example; When you push the Throttle All the way IN, your engine Tach will read only 1800RPM, not the full RPM needed for Takeoff. When Axis setting is complete; Click "OK"

This completes the Calibration and Programming of the Throttle Panel




 
 

HAPPY FLYING