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Thrustmaster TX and T300 calibration issue's

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by 2pfspiff, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. 2pfspiff

    2pfspiff
    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    If anyone is having an issue with their wheel I found a Motor calibration tool from Thrustmaster that recalibrate's the motor. If a hall sensor is going then this won't help, but if the calibration process when you plug it in seems kind of wonky then try it.
    My wheel when calibrating was spinning fast to the left until it smashes against the stop then slow right then fast again (Kind of what the wheel did in the video in the link below, but in the opposite direction). After calibration and before actual driving, when turning my wheel to the left it would go real slow self centering and when I turned it to the right it would go fast self centering. Now it is like it was when it was brand new. Normal calibration and normal feel when self centering after turning in either direction.

    Here is a link to the Pcars forum where this calibration tool is at. Inside the zip file is the PDF for the instructions. Just make sure that your wheel firmware is up to date first. This was a T300 in the video with the TX all you need to do is plug into the PC. Start the calibration program first then plug wheel into the computer.

    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/sh...00RS-Self-Calibration-Issue-at-startup-solved

    Like I said this worked for me.
     
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  2. Chili P

    Chili P
    Premium Member

    I have used the tool twice now when my Thrustmaster Tx displayed the same symptoms as the wheel base in the video, both times running the calibration tool sorted it out and the wheel is back to normal.

    I have several sims/games, including rF2, F1 2015, Dirt rally and P/cars, I feel that it is worth mentioning and pointing out that on both occasions that I have had to resort to using the calibration tool I had been trying P/cars and adjusting the in game Ffb settings, after adjusting some settings my Tx would react exactly like the wheel in the video.

    It would be interesting to know if others have had similar issues and with which sim/game they started to manifest.
     
  3. 2pfspiff

    2pfspiff
    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    My issue's have been with Pcars on the XB1.
     
  4. It seems that the autocalibration of T300RS goes bonkers sooner or later, no matter what sim you are using. Mine lasted for a year without a problem. Now I have to use the calibration app every time I plug in the wheel or restart the PC.
     
  5. Raceroom, driving FR2 car.
    About a month after receiving the T300RS servo, I had the ffb turned up to 100%, ran into the gravel, I tried to hold the wheel, but the ffb was too strong. After that off track excursion, my wheel was slightly cocked to the left and the start up calibration barely touches turning left - bangs loudly turning to the right and the wheel settled with a slightly left position.

    I tried re-centering the wheel using Thrustmaster's re-centering procedure.
    Although my wheel is now centered, the ffb feels slightly weaker when turning to the left and the start up procedure still barely touches turning left and banging loudly turning to the right.

    I hope this tool fixes that.
     
  6. It doesn't do it permanently. I've sent my wheel for repairs.
     
  7. We need a "facepalm" emote.
     
  8. 2pfspiff

    2pfspiff
    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    Like I said, if the hall sensor is going then your wheel will need to be sent in for repair. The brushless motor is probably a sensor type motor (I am only speculating) so this program would only re-calibrate the sensor in the brushless motor. Either way, my wheel is working like it did when I first got it. If I start having the same issue's again then I will let you know. My wheel did center, the self calibration of the wheel was off.
     
  9. 2pfspiff

    2pfspiff
    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    Well my issue's are back. If you are having issue's with calibration then this tool is only a temp fix until it dies.
     
  10. Chili P

    Chili P
    Premium Member

    That sucks, did you try the tool again? my Tx first did it about six months ago and has been in almost daily use since then with only one re occurrence, I ran the tool again and set the fan to be on permanently and its been ok since then.
    Are the Hall sensors internal to the motor or external?
     
  11. 2pfspiff

    2pfspiff
    2015 pCars World Endurance Challenge AM Champion

    I ran the tool today and it worked fine. When I got off of the XB1 I unplugged it and replugged it back in and it calibrated funny. I will keep using it as long as it still works then I will order another servo. If that goes then it is time for a fanatec or a logitech.
     
  12. mcnasty1

    mcnasty1
    mcnasty0421

    Ive had thus problem for awhile calibration only a temp fix..the rotary sensor bolts on but the slaming to one side broke the stop off the metal steering shaft .after totally disassembling it..ive found a used rotarty sensor but no luck with the main metal shaft.anyone know where to get parts for this wheel?