Logitech Yoke, Throttle and Rudder Controls Issues

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Computer Alienware Windows 10 Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-10700F CPU@2.90 GHz NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 super Alienware 38" curved monitor.  Problem: Purchased Logitech Yoke, Throttle and Rudder Control system - Using the B1/B2 switch having problem with elevator trim it will not advance correctly, does not stabilize/wanders up and down also the C1/C2 switch rudder trim does not seem to work.  Any suggestions on problem?

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Having dealt with numerous flight sim hardware configurations over the years, I understand the frustration that comes with setting up and troubleshooting these systems. Let's dive into a comprehensive analysis of the problem you've described and aim to get you back in the virtual skies in no time.

System Specs & Compatibility:
Firstly, with a rig boasting an Intel i7-10700F, paired with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 super, and that stunning Alienware 38" curved monitor, you have an impressive setup. Both Microsoft Flight Simulator (released in 2020) and X-Plane 12 should run smoothly on this hardware. The issue seems unrelated to your PC specs and more connected to the hardware configuration or software compatibility.

Step-by-Step Troubleshooting Guide:

Update Drivers:
Always start by ensuring you have the latest drivers for the Logitech system. While the device might be plug-and-play, there are often manufacturer updates that improve compatibility and functionality. You can find these drivers on the official Logitech website.

Flight Simulator Settings:
Open your simulator and go to the control settings. Make sure that the B1/B2 switch for the elevator trim and the C1/C2 switch for rudder trim are correctly mapped. Sometimes, the default profiles may not align perfectly with every individual's setup.

Hardware Calibration:
Use the Windows 10 built-in calibration tool. Navigate to Control Panel > Devices and Printers. Right-click on your Logitech Yoke system and select "Game controller settings." From here, select "Properties" and then the "Settings" tab. Here, you can calibrate your controls.

Check for Interferences:
Sometimes other devices or software can interfere with the functioning of flight sim hardware. Ensure no other peripherals or software are conflicting with your Logitech system.

Reinstall Software:
It might sound a bit cliché, but sometimes uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers and related software can solve mysterious issues.

Test on Another System:
If possible, test the hardware on another system. This can help determine if the problem is specific to your PC or the hardware itself.

If you've exhausted the above steps and the problem persists, it could be an indication of a hardware defect. However, before jumping to that conclusion, it's worthwhile checking forums, reaching out to Logitech's support, or consulting with fellow flight simulation enthusiasts.

From my knowledge, it's not uncommon for these types of issues to arise, but with the right troubleshooting steps and a bit of patience, they can often be resolved. Remember to always cross-reference any suggested solutions to avoid conflicts or potential damage to your setup.

I hope this helps. Wishing you smooth skies and hassle-free flights!

P.S. If you find a solution outside of these suggestions, it would be valuable for the community if you could share it. We learn and grow from each other's experiences. Safe flying!

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