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Rotary in FsBus, please help!

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Hello,I'm using FsBus and FreeFD. The Software of FreeFD is installed on my second PC, also FsClent.Everything is running fine.Now I want to install a rotary in my EFIS to manage the rangerings on my ND (10-20-40 etc)The rotary have 12 pins outside and 1 pin inside.How must I connect the rotary to the FsKey (which cable)?After I have connected them, I want to tell them the events for FreeFD.How can I do that?Please help,kinds Thorsten

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12 pos rotary should be connected this way:common to one of the fskey commonsfirst connect together pins1,5,92,6,103,7,114,8,12then connect these four groups, to four inputs in sequence on the fskey card.

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>12 pos rotary should be connected this way:>common to one of the fskey commons>first connect together pins>1,5,9>2,6,10>3,7,11>4,8,12>>then connect these four groups, to four inputs in sequence on>the fskey card.Yes, but he does not want this. What you described gives a rotary encoder -like switch that increments a value when turned clockwise etc.In this case one needs N-position switch that outputs a different value or keystroke when moved to each position.The switch usually has a metal "tab" that you can adjust to limit the number of steps the switch can move. So if you want 4 positions, put it so that it moves 1-2-3-4 and then the tab stops it from moving further.Then wire the center wire to a common ground signal (the fsbus KEY card has the "ground" pins common for each "row" (8 pin pairs) - you can see this from the back of the key module - the ground pins are the ones that are *away* from the diodes.So wire it like this:G-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o... < key card row1-2-3-4-o-o-o-o-o-o-o.... . . . . . . . . . . ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !... < diodes. . . . . . . . . . .1-2-3-4 are connected to those pins that the switch uses. This gives you basically 4 momentary switches of which one just "stays" on at once.You want to *uncheck* the "down event" checkboxes and just check "up event"'s so that when you move the switch to position 2, the switch "2" turns "ON" and emits a key sequence (for example "K+A;d50;K-A" for "Up" event. Nothing for down event as we dont want to mess with those - when you turn the switch to another position, you dont care where it *was* (down event) but rather where it *goes* (up event).Do this for each switch and define suitable key events that the freefd uses to switch the range stuff..I hope this helps, ask more if I wasnt clear, it is pretty late and I must sleep now :-)//Tuomas

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Many thanks, you helped me a lot. It works now. But I still have problems with FreeFD and FsClient.I read the README of FsBUS and configured my FsClient.ini for FreeFD.But it doesn't work.I configured my ND with "N" in the FsClient.Ini.Now I want to make an event on the ND by switching a button on my EFIS.I want, that the airports are shonw on the ND.I put this string in Keyboard-Event in FsBUs.WN;K+ABut nothing happens on the ND. Only when I have chosen the ND with my mouse and then switching the button, it works.---> So FsClient can't find the ND to make the event.When I look to the string again, I only read K+A, -WN- is away.Can anybody help me, please?Regards,Thorsten

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