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Throttle Problem When I use the ST290 with Flight Simulator X, for some reason the throttle doesn't work properly. I've recalibrated many times and still have the same problem. My problem is that even with my joystick throttle lever all the way down at 0%, I can never get the cockpit throttle levels on the screen below 40%. If I am at a gate and I get a pushback, once I reach the taxiway I try to slightly raise the throttles to idle to get to taxi speed, but even with the slightest push they jump right up to 40% and I can't get them down again to taxi speed unless I use the keyboard to do so. Obviously the same problem makes it impossible to slow the plane down enough (without keyboard assistance) during final approach. What am I doing wrong? PLEASE HELP!! Thanks!

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Re: Throttle Problem

Here is what worked for me, for this **** pile of **** joystick. I opened it up (6 screws), and shorted the capacitors using a screwdriver. If you dont know how to do this or dont want to, leave it unplugged for some time. Keep trying a longer period of time of the previous amount didnt work. I've not trying this unplugging myself but doing so might help discharge the capacitors.

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