Note that even if the website is accessible from any devices, it's unrealistic to practice some tests on a small screen. For example, PILAPT® - Checkerboard
seems impractical with an Iphone 5...we recommend at least a 8'' (Ipad mini) screen.
Gamepads and browser compatibility
Dexterity tests are often designed to be played with a gamepad. The following browsers are compatible with gamepads: Chrome, Safari or Firefox. We have recently noticed a compatibility problem with Safari v12 and recent Mac OS. We are trying to fix this problem. MS Edge and Internet Explorer are not compatible with gamepads.
If you use real gamepads, you must first carry out a calibration phase which is done once for all per test. The calibration purpose is to link axis and buttons to the test. Let's calibrate together your gamepad to play the PILAPT® - Total
You know you are suppposed to move the ILS laterally with the left/right gamepad axis(1). Move the joystick laterally. The blue rectangle (2) moves which represent joystick 1/axis 3. In the select menu, you will select joystick 1/axis 3 for axis (1). Do the same for the vertical axis and link the relevant axis. Note that if the sliders are not greyed, you can adjust the axis sensitiveness with the sliders (A).
To link the trigger button (3), just pull on the trigger on your gamepad. A blue rectangle will blink (4) which is joystick 1/button 5 on our example. Enter joystick 1/button 5 for the trigger in the select menu (B).
Normally, if you release your gamepad, the blue rectangles of the axis should all be halfway. If it is not the case, just release all your gamepads and press the TRIM button. It will add an offset that will recenter your axis.
Gamepads calibration and Windows
If you use Windows (but why? ... :-) ), a windows gamepads calibration is done upstream of your browser. Most of the time, it works well. But if it doesn't, our website will receive incorrect gamepad position values.
In such a case, please go to (1) Control panel > All control panel items > Device and printers
. (works with Windows 10 - for former versions, press Windows key + "R" and enter "joy.cpl"
+ Entrer). Select the relevant gamepad (2) with right click + "parameters" to display the calibration tools (3). Click on the game controller and open the properties windows (4).a) Axis are all centered.b) Single axis (Z, Rotation or Thrust lever) are centered HALFWAY which is 0 on the picture and not -1 or 1.c) No button is pressed.d) Potential point of views controller are centered.
Once the calibration phase is done, click the button "Save the calibration". Your calibration for this test is now saved as a cookie and will stay available as long as you don't erase it.
All gamepads detected by your OS will be detected by Pilotest. If you use Chrome or Firefox and that your gamepads are not detected, move the axis or click the buttons to wake them up. If it doesn't work, unplug and plug them back. Some browsers need to have the gamepads plugged after the browser is launched. We have also noticed that some browsers only detect gamepads in a single tab. If you have a joystick detection problem, please close all tabs but for the pilotest one. If it still doesn't work, please visit this website
to check whether your gamepads are correctely detected by your browser.
Use Pilotest offline
You must be able to access the internet to launch a test. However, you can then play the test without an internet connection (metro, tunnel...). Internet access is needed to upload your result and to convert it into a stanin mark. You must also access the internet to load a new set of questions.
Exam or training mode.
For most tests, 2 modes are available. In exam mode, you just answer the questions one after another and no correction is given. In training mode, a correction is given after each question while the chrono is set to pause.
Other technical problem
Don't hesitate to contact us
. We will try to reply within 48 hours (two working days).