Dec 092017
 
Thrustmaster FCS/PFCS/WCS MKII. 24+ Functions for Tornado.
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Thrustmaster FCS/PFCS/WCS MKII. 24+ Functions for Tornado.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
DTORN.BAT 1467 703 deflated
READTORN.TXT 12658 3930 deflated
TORNADO2.ADV 401 158 deflated
TORNADO2.RMP 777 296 deflated
TORNRMP.BAT 1353 718 deflated

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Contents of the READTORN.TXT file


You should have the following files with this text file:
DTORN.BAT
TORNADO2.ADV
TORNRMP.BAT
TORNADO2.RMP
READTORN.TXT

1. Copy DTORN.BAT and TORNADO2.ADV to your C:\MARKII subdirectory.
Also copy READTORN.TXT to C:\MARKII and print it out.

2. Copy TORNRMP.BAT and TORNADO2.RMP to your C:\REMAP subdirectory.

3. Switch to the C:\MARKII subdirectory and print the TORNADO2.ADV
file and study it in conjunction with this text file.

The TORNADO2.ADV file, once downloaded to the WCS II will perform the
following functions when the remapper is NOT active:
FCS (Note: when it says use Alt or Ctl and this, it means hold the
Alt or Ctl key on the keyboard and press this button on the WCS II
or the FCS or PFCS.
BTN UB ; - cycle air-to-air weapons.
BTN MB ENT - Arm air to ground weapon - use Alt and this for Air-Air
weapons arming, and Ctl with this to cancel arm.
BTN LB d - MFD Function select. Use Ctl and this, to turn MFD off.
BTN HU HOME HOME - Cycle between up 45 deg and return to front view
in front cockpit.
BTN HR F7 - Autopilot - track mode on
BTN HD PGUP PGUP - Go to rear cockpit
BTN HL F9 - Autopilot - Terrain Follow and TF/alt acquire in track
mode toggle with second press.
WCS
BTN 1 f c f c - dispense one flare then one chaff then another flare
and another chaff
BTN 2 e - ECM on/off
BTN 3 BSP (x 15) - Activate air brakes in air - thrust/reversers on
the ground.
BTN 4 t - Select target of opportunity waypoint. Use Ctl and this,
to cancel target of opportunity.
BTN 5 n - Next Waypoint.
BTN 6 r - Ground radar on. Use Alt with this to turn air radar on. Use
Ctl with this to turn radar off.
RKR UP F10 - Activate Autothrottle and turn Autothrottle mode of remap
TSR on - Turn Autothrottle off while leaving the Autothrottle mode of
the remap on by returning the rocker to the middle position and then
switching it back to the up position.
RKR MD \ - Turns the remap TSR OFF each time you move the rocker from
either the up or down position to the middle position and leave it there.
RKR DN ESC - Disengages Autopilot (if it is on) and activates the
Landing/Takeoff mode of the remap TSR.


The TORNADO2.RMP remap TSR loaded:
To view this RMP file switch to the C:\REMAP subdirectory and then
run WCC, when WCC starts, click on File, Load, Remap, and TORNADO2.RMP.
WCC will inform you that TORNADO2.RMP has loaded. Click on OK, and then
Click on Remap File at the top. Look at the Configuration by clicking
on Configuration.
You will see there are TWO remap modes. They are called Mode 1 -
Autothrottle Mode and Mode 2 - Landing/Takeoff mode. You will also see
the number of modes is 2, and the mode active when you start Tornado
with the the remap TSR loaded will be mode 2 - (Landing/Takeoff mode).
This means exactly that, the Landing/Takeoff mode will be active and
the buttons on your WCS II and FCS/PFCS will do what they have been
REMAPPED to by the TORNADO2.RMP file from the TORNADO2.ADV file original
keypress assignments.
If you are airborne when you start your flight in Tornado, simply switch
the rocker switch on the WCS II handle to the middle position and it will
turn the remap TSR off for you. If the rocker is already in the middle
position, then switch it up and then back to the middle, or down and back
to the middle. If you would prefer to remain in Landing/Takeoff mode, then
just leave the rocker where it is. If you move it from the middle to up,
then to get back into Landing/Takeoff mode (reactivate the TSR), you will
need press the rocker back down again and leave it there. AND you will be
sitting in Landing/Takeoff mode with Autothrottle engaged. To disengage
Autothrottle and get back to Landing/Takeoff without Autothrottle press the
rocker back to the full up position and then back to the full down position.

The TORNADO2.RMP Mode 2 - Landing/Takeoff mode, when active by pressing the
WCS II rocker switch to the DOWN position will cause your WCS II and your
PFCS or FCS to perform the following functions:
FCS (Note: when it says use Alt or Ctl and this, it means hold the
Alt or Ctl key on the keyboard and press this button on the WCS II
or the FCS or PFCS.
BTN UB w - Sweep wings forward 1 stage.
BTN MB s - Sweep wings back 1 stage.
BTN LB g - Retract or extend gears (undercarriage).
BTN HU HOME HOME - Cycle between up 45 deg and return to front view
in front cockpit.
BTN HR F6 - Autopilot - approach mode
BTN HD PGUP PGUP - Go to rear cockpit
BTN HL F8 - Autopilot - alt/hdg acquire.
WCS
BTN 1 f c f c - dispense one flare then one chaff then another flare
and another chaff
BTN 2 e - ECM on/off
BTN 3 BSP (x 15) - Activate air brakes in air - thrust/reversers on
the ground.
BTN 4 q - Flaps/slats up 1 stage.
BTN 5 a - Flaps/slats down 1 stage.
BTN 6 b - Wheel brakes on/off.
RKR UP F10 - Activate Autothrottle and turn Autothrottle mode of remap
TSR on - Turn Autothrottle off while leaving the Autothrottle mode of
the remap on by returning the rocker to the middle position and then
switching it back to the up position.
RKR MD \ - Turns the remap TSR OFF each time you move the rocker from
either the up or down position to the middle position and leave it there.
RKR DN ESC - Disengages Autopilot (if it is on) and activates the
Landing/Takeoff mode of the remap TSR.

REMEMBER SWITCHING THE ROCKER ON THE WCS II HANDLE TO THE MIDDLE ROCKER
POSITION FROM EITHER UP OR DOWN WILL RETURN YOU TO THE ORIGINAL KEY
PRESSES PROGRAMMED AND DOWNLOADED BY TORNADO.ADV - IN OTHER WORDS -
EVERY TIME YOU SWITCH THE ROCKER FROM ANY OTHER POSITION TO THE MIDDLE
POSITION, IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY TURN THE REMAP TSR OFF AND IT WILL
REMAIN DORMANT IN MEMORY UNTIL YOU RECALL IT BY SWITCHING THE ROCKER
EITHER UP OR DOWN AND LEAVING THE ROCKER EITHER UP OR DOWN.

The TORNADO2.RMP Mode 1 - Autothrottle mode, when active by pressing the
WCS II rocker switch to the UP position will cause your WCS II and your
PFCS or FCS to perform the following functions:
FCS (Note: when it says use Alt or Ctl and this, it means hold the
Alt or Ctl key on the keyboard and press this button on the WCS II
or the FCS or PFCS.
BTN UB ; - cycle air-to-air weapons.
BTN MB ENT - Arm air to ground weapon - use Alt and this for Air-Air
weapons arming, and Ctl with this to cancel arm.
BTN LB d - MFD Function select. Use Ctl and this, to turn MFD off.
BTN HU HOME HOME - Cycle between up 45 deg and return to front view
in front cockpit.
BTN HR F6 - Autopilot - approach mode.
BTN HD PGUP PGUP - Go to rear cockpit
BTN HL F8 - Autopilot - alt/hdg acquire.
WCS
BTN 1 f c f c - dispense one flare then one chaff then another flare
and another chaff
BTN 2 e - ECM on/off
BTN 3 BSP (x 15) - Activate air brakes in air - thrust/reversers on
the ground.
BTN 4 = - Autothrottle speed setting adjust increase. Use Alt and this
for fine speed setting adjust increase.
BTN 5 - - Autothrottle speed setting adjust decrease. Use Alt and this
for fine speed setting adjust decrease.
BTN 6 r - Ground radar on. Use Alt with this to turn air radar on. Use
Ctl with this to turn radar off.
RKR UP F10 - Activate Autothrottle and turn Autothrottle mode of remap
TSR on - Turn Autothrottle off while leaving the Autothrottle mode of
the remap on by returning the rocker to the middle position and then
switching it back to the up position.
RKR MD \ - Turns the remap TSR OFF each time you move the rocker from
either the up or down position to the middle position and leave it there.
RKR DN ESC - Disengages Autopilot (if it is on) and activates the
Landing/Takeoff mode of the remap TSR.

Note, if you switch the rocker to the up position, this will turn the Auto-
throttle on and it will STAY on, even if you return the rocker to the middle
position. You will return to your original TORNADO2.ADV keypress assignments
(listed above) and the TSR will be OFF, but autothrottle will stay on. Thus
you won't have the speed settings (= & - ) or the Autopilot - Approach mode
(F6) or the Autopilot - alt/heading acquire mode (F8).
If you wish to have the Autothrottle key assignments active without the
autothrottle engaged, then you will need to return the rocker to the middle
position and then return it to the up position again. (It's like having a
THIRD mode!).

Practice with this stuff loaded. There are 24 different functions you can
perform from your WCS II and FCS or PFCS, in addition to controlling the
throttle - and MORE if you hold the Ctl or Alt down on the keyboard while
pressing certain buttons in certain modes. This will take a little time
to learn. You can add even more functions if you wish. Just create another
mode or three with the remapper and you can have enough functions to
completely befuddle yourself in the midst of an air-air engagement. 8)

Some additional stuff you need to know before you try using this:
1. Tornado is extremely slow in responding to keypresses. When in doubt
try pressing the key more than once. And ALWAYS wait a bit before
pressing a button after pressing a button previously. Tornado just
acts that way. Press the button slowly and positively and hold it
there a bit. If you press the hat up and it doesn't change from the
straight ahead view to up 45 deg right away, then press it slowly
again after waiting a slight bit.

2. Use DIGITAL throttle, and don't change anything in the TORNADO2.ADV
file except the number of throttle steps. I have assigned 75 steps
which gets me to 100% throttle at the full military detent. That
works best for me on my 486/66. If you have a slower machine, you may
find that you are not getting to 100% by the mil detent. If so, then
first switch to the C:\MARKII subdirectory and run the CAL.EXE program
(BE SURE AND FOLLOW THE ONSCREEN INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY AS THEY APPEAR
IF YOU DON'T RETURN THE ROCKER TO THE DIGITAL POSITION WHEN IT TELLS YOU
TO THE CALIBRATION WILL FAIL!!!).
If it still doesn't make it to 100 % at ful mil, then add some steps to
the throttle in the TORNADO2.ADV file. You may find you will need 100
or more. Tornado's throttle is such that to activate the reheat (after-
burners), you have to first open the throttle to fully open, return it
to off, then reopen it again. This is the way Tornado is programmed and
so, consequentially, digital throttle works best. Also, when you advance
the throttle, only advance it to the ful mil position and then stop and
wait for it to get to 100 % (move the handle slowly - ramming it will not
make a jet engine spool up any faster - it will spool up just as fast if
you ram the throttle forward as it will if you move it with a nice, slow,
steady movement like you should). Slamming the throttle back and forth
is something you would expect to see Tom Cruise do - in Top Gun, but doing
that will do nothing but waste valuable energy you need to fight with.
Good fighter pilots fight with their BRAINS, not with rapid, jerky throttle
and joystick movements.

Now, to get started using this series of files:
1. If you have not already downloaded the TORNADO2.ADV file, then switch to
the C:\MARKII subdirectory and type DTORN. The rest of the process will
be automatic, just follow the instructions as they are presented to you.

2. If you have already downloaded the TORNADO2.ADV file, then switch to the
C:\REMAP subdirectory and type TORNRMP - again read the instructions and
perform them just as they ask you to. It is always a good idea to start
from the dos prompt in whatever subdirectory you are in and make sure the
handle on the WCS II is all the way back and you have clicked on Button 1
on the WCS II handle until you see characters generated. If you don't see
characters, don't be alarmed, it may be that you have programmed some key
like F7, for example onto button 1 and F7 will not produce anything at the
DOS prompt even if you press it on the keyboard - it's a non native key. If
if doubt as to whether your WCS II or FCS or PFCS are actually generating
characters, use KEYTEST in the C:\MARKII subdirectory.

Happy flying,
Buzz Hoffman
Chief Test Pilot
ThrustMaster, Inc.



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