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    Thrustmaster TCA Boeing Yoke Gear

    Hello,

    anyone got an Idea if I'm doing something wrong or if this is a PMDG problem. Got the Thrustmaster TCA Boeing Yoke yesterday. Working fine so far. But the Gear lever isn't. If i put it up, the gear lever in the Cockpit moves up with the indication lights turning red. But the green lights are staying on instead of going of and the gear stays extended. After putting the lever on the yoke down and up again it works. Kinda fine, but annoying toggeling it two times after every takeoff. Putting the gear back down works fine. Also Asobos default aircrafts work without any problem pulling the gear up. Thanks for suggestions.

    Regards Noel

    #2
    Sounds like an assignment problem. Did you assign it correctly? If you have all lights on (reds and greens) it basically means that the gear is down but the handle is up.
    Omar Josef
    737 FO
    757/767 rated
    Spain

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      #3
      Hi there - you have to select the gear action to "On release" as well as change the gear up/down order in the assignments.
      The latter is a FS2020 bug. See the photo.

      After gear UP you also should set the gear handle in mid position for which I use my mouse.

      Best
      Bjorn Harlin
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        #4
        Here's a good video (different Quadrant but still applies)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocOBFH5rOqo

        You can skip ahead to the landing gear section. It's important to note setting "On Release" doesn't work until done a second time.
        Peter Lucas

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          #5
          Thanks for the suggestions. Done it like in the Video but didnt fixed the Problem. The Problem with the Yoke is, that it only counts as one Button. So if the lever is up, the button is active, and when its down the button is inactive. So it is different from the video where up and down are two different buttons

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          • imatams
            imatams commented
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            In that case a variation on the same should (logically) work: assign both 'Gear Up' and Gear down' to that button, and make the event for 'Gear down' to be 'On Release' and the 'Gear Up event 'On Press'. Except you wont be able to place the lever in neutral, since the gear up position is an 'active' button

          #6
          I use "Toggle Landing Gear" for the time being until the "Gear Up" issue is solved by PMDG.

          Edward Sluijter

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            #7
            I never got it to work. Tried everything.
            Kevin Kearney

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              #8
              Originally posted by asyncawait View Post
              I never got it to work. Tried everything.
              Not trying to sound rude so please don't take this that way but you most certainly have not tried everything. You can make this work, the settings in MSFS are very diverse and flexible. Make sure you don't have anything else on your other hardware or keyboard bound to the landing gear controls. You could have a conflict that is causing your attempts to not work.
              Peter Lucas

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                #9
                Originally posted by Rev2010 View Post

                Not trying to sound rude so please don't take this that way but you most certainly have not tried everything. You can make this work, the settings in MSFS are very diverse and flexible. Make sure you don't have anything else on your other hardware or keyboard bound to the landing gear controls. You could have a conflict that is causing your attempts to not work.
                I followed the settings in the video and the results were marginal at best. Sometimes the setting would just be ignored, where the lever is up but the pmdg would either not retract the gear at all, or it would delay for a good 10 seconds and then retract. On landing, I would set it to extend and same deal, a pretty long delay between actually setting the lever and the gears coming down. This was at release so I don't know what's changed in later versions.

                In the air, I played around with extending and retracting and at one point the lever and gear got out of sync and reversed.

                I just assigned it to a button on the quad and moved on with my life. The control on the yoke feels kinda cheap anyhow.
                Last edited by asyncawait; 30Jun2022, 21:30.
                Kevin Kearney

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                  #10
                  And actually I just tried it again. The video that was posted about the Bravo does not apply to the Boeing Yoke because it is mapped as a single button that is either on or off.
                  Setting the inputs to the same button (in my case 18), and setting gear up to "on press", and gear down to "on release" does yield a result, but it's not the proper one.

                  If I select Gear Down, the gear goes down. If I select Gear Up, the gear doesn't go back up, even though the gear lever does.

                  The most interesting aspect is that the gear lever does go to the proper position, but the gears themselves refuse to retract once extended.

                  Video of the configuration I'm using:
                  https://youtu.be/eTkSkBG0ZRI

                  Video of the symptom, of the problem:
                  https://youtu.be/O_kQrYtteMg

                  Note: I ensured that I was under 250 knots at the time of gear down.

                  you most certainly have not tried everything.
                  I'm all ears. Any other ideas?
                  Last edited by asyncawait; 30Jun2022, 22:57.
                  Kevin Kearney

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                    #11
                    When I attempt to do the same the gear retracts but I then have non stop gear transition sounds. I don’t know what my settings are at the moment as I’m laying in bed. But I’m almost sure it’s the toggle on release.

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