Differential braking with analog axis for wheel brakes
For years I’ve just been using the ‘K’ key for wheel brakes… Recently I expanded my hotas setup, and assigned an analog axis to the wheel brakes.
I notice that differential braking, when applying yaw-axis input, seems backward… is it?
With keyboard/dx-button braking (the ‘SimWheelBrakes’ callback) it works as expected – twisting rudder axis to the right causes my plane to turn slightly right (same direction as tail-rudder control surface).
But with the brakes assigned to an analog-axis, it seems reversed – twisting right causes my plane to turn slightly left (opp. of tail rudder).
Toe-brake axis: assigned to an analog axis
Right toe-brake: unassigned (“keyboard” … even tho there is no keybd callback for right toe-brake afaik)
On the taxiway… with NWS off:
- Taxi forward about 20 mph
- Apply right-rudder
- Apply brakes
Expect: plane slows and drags to the right
Observe: plane slows and drags to the left
I tested both 4.36 and 4.35, they seem to behave the same in this regard, so it’s not a recent change. Maybe I’m doing something wrong or stupid.
So far it’s only really noticeable upon landing … eg. decelerating, after nose down, applying a bit of rudder against the crosswind to keep straight. As airspeed decreases, the rudder has less effect, and the plane begins to turn the wrong way but once NWS is engaged the backward (?) diff braking isn’t so noticeable.
Maybe trying to do tight pivot-turns on a carrier deck, would be problematic…