EDIT(i was a bit ambiguous): F1 no response once in reverse. Correct, I can get into reverse and back to detent at will, but cannot advance forward of detent using any prescribed method.
Thanks again for your help Spider but please don't waste too much of your time on this.
Only after the COTS 1.1 update:
Close joystick throttle.
F2 up to the desired amount of reverse.
F3 will bring me back to detent, but not into positive thrust. I can re-enter reverse, and back to detent at will.
If I watch the throttle animation, it raises up and then goes into the reverse range. F3 then brings it back to detent and drops the handle back down to "normal" but nothing will make it advance from there.
(press and hold and tap both work on F2 and F3 in all scenarios)
I've tried adjusting null zone, calibrating basic Logitech joystick, (extreme 3d pro), etc.
If I rollback COTS update to the original version, it works fine once again. I'm still searching for the "conflict" on my machine because not everyone is experiencing this problem. I'm really running out of ideas though.
They canceled the Aluminum Overcast stop in Kenosha this weekend so I have some time to fiddle with this today. I'm once again clearing off all traces of FSX and defragging and starting clean just in case something held over from one of my many past experiments. If that doesn't work, I guess I just have to become a better pilot and pretend the reversers are broken.
Maybe this update has finally pushed FSX passed my computer specs? I've always been on the low end, But I've been able to run all the accusim products in an acceptable fps range with no issues.
acer aspire 5810 laptop, u2700 1.3ghz (shut up, my battery lasts for 5 hours
), 3 gig of ram, FSX+accel, win 7 32 bit.