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Setting up your Pro Flight Rudder pedals in FSX

The Rudder Pedals have three axes, one for the rudder and two foot pedal axes that are used for the toe brakes. There is also a rotary wheel in the centre that allows for the tension of the rudder movement to be increased and decreased.

After installation, Flight Sim will see your pedals as a conventional joystick. So, unless you want the pedals to control your aileron and elevator, these steps will get you setup correctly.

  1. Start by launching FSX and going to Settings > Controls > Control Axes. Select the Rudder Pedals in Controller Type.
  2. Double click the control event ‘Brake (left axis)’ to show the change assignment box.
  3. Depress the left brake on the controller. Left toe will appear in the window, and then click ok. Repeat the process for Brake (right axis) and the right pedal.
  4. Make sure that there is a tick in the Reverse Column box for both brake axes.
  5. Finally, double click Rudder Axis and perform the rudder movement, so that the Change Assignment window detects the rudder axis.
  6. If there are any other axis entries in the list, delete them using the Delete Joystick Assignment command.
  7. Now that the axes are set, go to the Calibration window. Select the Rudder Pedals and then select Advanced Controls. Make sure that the sensitivities for both brake axes are set to 75-80% and that the null zones are set to 0% for both. The rudder should be set to 50-75% sensitivity with a small null zone of about 5%.
  8. Before you load a flight, you will need to disable Auto Rudder. To do this, go to Settings > Realism and make sure that the Auto Rudder box does not have a tick inside it.

Now you are good to go. Load up a flight, when the plane is stationary on the runway depress the pedal, then release it. You will see the brake announcement in the corner of your screen. If all is well the indicator will appear and then disappear when the brake is released. If the brakes stay on, go back to Settings > Controls > Control Axes, and remove the ticks from the reverse box for the brake pedals.