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  • skysurfer
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    This is what I did. I assigned speedbrake lever in AAO software as speedbrake axis and created small dead zone, so my TQ speedbrake lever does not activate till I move the lever outside ARMED zone. I then assigned ARM Spoilers in the sim control settings as a key. I have done like 6 rejected takeoffs and spoilers deployed as expected. I believe I could have done the same without AAO, just creating same small dead zone in the sim sensitivity option.

  • Max Rate
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    Originally posted by skysurfer View Post

    Thanks for the reply. So remove speedbrake assignment completely from my TQ and just use the keyboard button?
    AAO software has an option to assign a button to the joystick or contrller to act as a button. I may play with it. Maybe I will assign the lever as a button if it allows me to use it as a button not as an axis.
    Something like that. I'm using both MSFS controls named TOGGLE SPOILERS and TOGGLE ARM SPOILERS, mapped to two separate switches on my HOTAS Warthog throttle. So you don't need AAO necessarily to control the speedbrake in this manner (although you definitely could and do fancy stuff with the axis assignment as you suggested).

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  • skysurfer
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    Originally posted by Max Rate View Post
    You could bind the speedbrakes to a button instead of an axis (lever), and just toggle them between fully deployed and stowed. Then use the speedbrake lever on your TQ for something else.
    Thanks for the reply. So remove speedbrake assignment completely from my TQ and just use the keyboard button?
    AAO software has an option to assign a button to the joystick or contrller to act as a button. I may play with it. Maybe I will assign the lever as a button if it allows me to use it as a button not as an axis.

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  • Max Rate
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    You could bind the speedbrakes to a button instead of an axis (lever), and just toggle them between fully deployed and stowed. Then use the speedbrake lever on your TQ for something else. It might be somewhat less "realistic", but it will at least allow the auto deployment to function as intended. Besides, real-life 737 pilots have stated that using the speedbrake in flight tends to be an all or nothing affair anyway, as its effect is rather anemic (thus making it pointless to only extend them partially).

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  • skysurfer
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    That make sense. If I disable speedbrakes levers in my TQ then I won’t be able to use it at all in flight. I now wonder how will I deploy speedbrakes then after landing? Probably manually pill the lever. However the last land7I tried to do that speedbrakes did not deploy.
    Appreciate the reply.

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  • Boeing 25-01
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    Thank you for your post, I have been meaning to mention this. This has been an issue since FS2004 days. I think since the speedbrake lever is assigned to an axis on your TQ, when the spoilers are driven to UP this conflicts with your TQ lever. If PMDG could implement some sort of function to ignore the lever position so the auto extension could do its thing without being commanded back to ARM since your actual TQ lever is still in the ARM position. I don't think there will be a workaround without PMDG's help or some sort or script.

    PMDG? Care to comment? Thank you.

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  • skysurfer
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    Speed brake lever issue

    Greetings.
    I have two different TQ hardware (use one but tried both) and when I arm speed brake moving the lever to ARM position I see green light showing speedbrake armed. After touchdown speedbrakes won’t deploy and the speedbbrake lever shakes aggressively (in the sim) making rattling noise. Tried different lever position when I arm speedbrakes, same issue on both TQ. If I use just keyboard assigned button it works but not all the time even if I disconnect my TQ completely. No duplicate key assignments. Has anyone experienced such issue? I have a feeling this aircraft does not like when you arm speedbrakes using hardware.
    Thanks for looking.
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