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Artem Crum

Next device to support in LINDA?

  

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  1. 1. Next device to support in LINDA?

    • VRinsight M-Panel
    • GoFlight MCP Pro
    • OpenCockpit devices
    • Something else (say in comments)
    • CpFlight MCP


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Now, as LINDA is released, I can finally to think of it's future and what next device support could be integrated in it.

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VRinsight GPS5 :) You could probably get this working quite easily as there aren't that many buttons on it and I can tell you what all the commands are called from SerialFP2. Its fairly easy to use from within FSUIPC until you want to start using modes, then it becomes a pain setting it up for lots of different aircraft. I use it with the RXP GNS530 minus the controls for the COMS side.http://vrinsight.com/public_html/index.php?module=Html&action=SiteComp&sSubNo=18

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It'd be great if you could support the original (now out of production, although there are still a lot of them around) Aerosoft Australia MCP, but I guess information about it might now be hard to find..... :( Cheers,Brian

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Hi,first of all thanks for LINDA. Yhis is the program that we waiting for....I have a MCP for Cpflight and I would like to interface It with everythings. Please make a support for it. I'm a hardcore user of Fsuipc feature, but that would be the right interface with it.Thanks and regardsArnaldo Vacca

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I have a MCP for Cpflight and I would like to interface It with everythings. Please make a support for it. I'm a hardcore user of Fsuipc feature, but that would be the right interface with it.
Currently my vote is for CpFlight MCP/EFIS too. (do you like them as an owner?)But the final word is up to the sponsor who will decide to support further development.Poll is started to get the general statistics of potential users requests.

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Wow, Linda is an impressive software, maybe the VRInsight CDUII would be the next?

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Wow, Linda is an impressive software, maybe the VRInsight CDUII would be the next?
CDUII is an interesting device, but actually I don't like the idea of occupying the DVI port for it (thick short cables, additional video card for it). Sure this decision made CDU not so expensive as it could be, but... There are cheap PC displays on the market using USB connection (not VGA/DVI) to work. If CDU III(?) - will use this type of technology, it will be a really great device.i.e. http://www.mimomonitors.com/products/mimo-720-s -- 200$ for small USB-display with touch screen.

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USB video devices are utter crap for anything but a CDU to be honest, it would be useless even for a moving map, all VRinsight devices use very similar hardware to keep prices low to the consumer. The GPS5 (same display as CDU2 different orientation) when used with a moving map for instance would look awful if it used USB display technology (which it doesn't its VGA/DVI) simply because they cannot update fast enough and reliably enough to display a clear image, pushing video over it also greatly reduces the amount of bandwidth left on the BUS for other USB devices sharing the same BUS.

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Mmm... never been using the USB-displays yet. May be you are right about themBut using the dedicated video port for CDU it is not a perfect solution anyway.

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Its not perfect no but its about $700 cheaper than the alternative from the other well known FMS providers and you are also tied to a specific type of FMS too i.e. Boeing or Airbus, that's not the case with the CDU2 as you can change the buttons around easily and you can use it for other things too, like a moving map for example.

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Stop promoting it here :Peace:I'm sure this is good device for the money. Let's just say that my opinion is from the perfectionist's point of view.

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I'm not promoting anything, I'm correcting your misconceptions which is a completely different thing, it's got nothing at all to do with opinion.

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Looking the at VRi product line I think the next logical device to support would be the CDU-I (which I guess is the same as CDU-II but just without the display that occupies an DVI port!) because the MCP-Combo and CDU is the two common most used devices in jets. Also because otherwise it's really hard to make any use of VRi modules since SerialFP2 doesn't do a very good job!!

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It's not likely I'm going to support the CDU-I, sorry.
Could there be any way for other people who already own the CDU (or other VRi modules) to help you make them work with LINDA? Could there be made some kind of interface that would make it relatively simple to add new devices - either directly, or by helping you with the information needed to make it work? Or is it simply too complex a process to add new modules?The idea of many people contributing to a project I am really a big fan of, since you suddenly have a workforce of thousands of people! Good examples are Wikipedia and Openstreetmaps - not to mention your own method for other people to add aircraft scripts in LINDA!Allan JensenNorway

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Lua part of the LINDA is pretty simple... device modules are not fully separated from each other, but this could be done. However the main problem is GUI which is written in Delphi and has some messy internal design. It was not intended to allow anyone to add new module for it - too much work to create a universal approach for any device, document it and support. But, again, the idea is interesting...

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HiAre Lua Integrated Non-complex Device Assigning supporting the ArianeDesign 737 and Wilco´s Airbus V,1 and 2?Best Fredrik

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Hi Fredrik,This topic is not for asking what you have asked.. but, no, currently LINDA doesn't support any of them.

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However the main problem is GUI which is written in Delphi and has some messy internal design. It was not intended to allow anyone to add new module for it - too much work to create a universal approach for any device, document it and support.
Yes, I could imagine adding new modules without involving you is probably too much work. So the thing to ponder about is more likely if there is a way people can assist you in adding new modules.Allan

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Need more than 5 devices. I have 4 Saitek throttles, Saitek Pro Flight Switch Panel,Saitek yoke, DTA rotary encoder, USB Pulse generator 2120, USB Pulse generator 2160, CH Products Multi-function Panel, Warthog joystick and Warthog throttle.

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I am using LINDA to associate FSX, FSUIPC values and LUA scripts to 2 BU0836X boards, as well as PFC yoke. It took some time to set everything up, but it is well worth it!I also have several GoFlight modules. It would be great if LINDA would allow me to assign values to those devices as well.Well done!

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I can only afford the cheap Saitek Pro Panels, so would love to have those available under this great addon.I'm shortly to be forced out of simming for at least 2-3 months due to health issues.Thus, if you are in the UK, I could loan you the panels for some time in order to do them.Let me know if you want them...

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I am a very avid flight simmer and I own the goflight MCP pro and I have a huge amount of addons and I fly all of them and it would be great if you made LINDA for the Mcp pro.

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