Sign in to follow this  
Slopey

Which datatype to use for G Force, and touchdown info query?

Recommended Posts

Hi All,I'm writing a small utility to monitor an FSX flight, and using the VB.Net Managed Request sample in the SDK I've got the basics organised - but questions are:- Is there a list of datatypes for each simconnect Variable anywhere, I've got the units one from the SDK, but the datatype I have to take a guess at or find by trial and error. Or have I missed something in the docs?- G Force - what datatype should I use for this? I get odd numbers. I understand the data should come back in ft/min^2 and 32.17 is equivalent to +1G - but I don't seem to be able to get a number I can convert to x.xG.- Touchdown - I'd like to monitor the landing - as far as I'm aware, the only way to check if I landed where i was supposed to is to compare the lat/lon of the aircraft against where it should be (i.e. within a 1/2nm radius) and that it touched down on the correct surface. Also, is there any way to get touchdown VSI/IAS etc or do I have to wait for the SIM ON GROUND flag to be set and grab the values then?And last question - how do I call FSX and get it to load a flight plan automatically with the plane cold and dark at an appropriate (or default) stand/start point? (from a command line or from an external application with a call) If I put the flight plan on the command line, I end up in the flight planner or in a menu rather than on the apron. Is there a command line option or something I need to set in the pln file to do that?Many thanks!,Slopey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this