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Joystick

  1. 1. Introdution: A joystick is a personal computer peripheral or generalcontrol device consisting of a handheld stick that pivotsabout one end and transmits its angle in two or threedimensions to a computer. Most joysticks are two-dimensional, having two axes of movement (similar to amouse), but three-dimensional joysticks do exist. Ajoystick is generally configured so that moving the stickleft or right signals movement along the X axis, andmoving it forward (up) or back (down) signals movementalong the Y axis. In joysticks that are configured forthree-dimensional movement, twisting the stick left(counter-clockwise) or right (clockwise) signalsmovement along the Z axis. These three axis - X Y and Z -are, in relation to an aircraft, roll, pitch, andyaw.Joysticks are often used to control games, andusually have one or more push-buttons whose state canalso be read by the computer. Most I/O interface cardsfor PCs have a joystick (game control) port. Joystickswere popular throughout the mid-1990s for playing theDescent series and flight-simulators, although they havedeclined with the rise of first-person shooters whichinstead promote the mouse and keyboard. Modern
  2. 2. joysticks (as of 2003) mostly use a USB interface forconnection to the PC. The term joystick has become asynonym for game controllers that can be connected tothe computer since the computer defines the input as a"joystick input". Apart for controlling games, joysticks arealso used for controlling machines such as elevators,cranes, trucks, powered wheelchairs and some zeroturning radius lawn mowers.
  3. 3. 1. (Trigger) release brakes2. Cycle views3. Elevator trim down4. Elevator trim up5. Extend flaps6. Retract flaps7. Drop objects
  4. 4. 8. Landing gear up/down9. (Hat switch) Look around10. Throttle controlHeres a list of the Commanddefault joystickcommands: ActionApply/release brakes Button 1 (trigger)Cycle views (Cockpit, Button 2Tower, Track, Spot)Elevator trim down Button 3Elevator trim up Button 4Extend flaps Button 5Retract flaps Button 6Drop objects Button 7Landing gear Button 8up/downBank left (ailerons) Move stick leftBank right (ailerons) Move stick rightPitch down (elevator) Move stick forwardPitch up (elevator) Move stick backwardYaw left (rudder) Twist stick leftYaw right (rudder) Twist stick rightLook ahead/right Move hat switch up/rightLook right Move hat switch rightLook back/right Move hat switch down/rightLook back Move hat switch downLook back/left Move hat switch down/leftLook left Move hat switch leftLook ahead/left Move hat switch up/leftLook up Move hat switch up

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