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A2A Piper PA 28 Cherokee 180 (module Version 1.1)

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Here you can download the LINDA aircraft module for the A2A Piper PA 28 Cherokee 180

Installation notes:

  • Download and unzip it and place the two folders into: */Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X/Modules
  • Say "yes" if he'd like to overwrite anything
  • Your current Combo settings wouldn't be overwritten, but you find in Modules/linda-cfg/aircrafts/A2A_Piper_PA28_180_Cherokee files named *.default. name them to *.lua to use them.

Download: A2A Piper PA28 180 v1.2

v 1.0 --> v1.1

added baro_mode to function InitVars: -- 0 = inHG, 1 = hPa, 2 = mmHG ... default is 1, hPa

added EGT Ref

fixed NAV/GPS switch

 

Edited by ScotFlieger
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Blimey that was quick! It was only released this afternoon!

 

Just want to say thanks for this fantastic programme - Linda has revolutionised my simming. I've only been using it about a week (since getting an MCP combo thing) but I've been able to map all sorts of controls to rotaries and switches and this is only the start.

 

Right, off now to try out the controls on the Cherokee.

 

Thanks again,

Stu

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It was only released this afternoon!

 

 

Yes, I'm sorry, I was at work and wasn't able to release it right with the Cherokee  :P  ^_^

 

 

Thanks for your nice words, much appreaciated

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He's on the A2A beta team that's why it was so quick. Thanks Guenter. Just wish I could afford to buy the Cherokee, it will have to wait a few months yet.

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Oh great Günther

just received my Cherokee and hopefully took a lock in here :-)

 

Thx a lot

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He's on the A2A beta team that's why it was so quick. Thanks Guenter. Just wish I could afford to buy the Cherokee, it will have to wait a few months yet.

 

Watch out Andy you implied saving there. I thought that was a lost thing within the fs community. Thankyou for restoring some faith hehe :)

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So I broke and went and bought it earlier than I should have done, lol.

 

Point 1, how do I change the temperature units Guenter, I prefer to use Celsius. I can see the math in the code but I have no clue where to set the flag for F or C.

 

Also please can you add an option to display Baro in both formats and allow us to swap between them by pressing the Baro knob in like we can on the Cessna please. I don't particularly like the baro knob being dual function either I prefer the cabin temps and vents the way they were in the Cessna profile. The mins knob worked as a EGT peak needle adjust and rudder trim in the C172 too, it would be awesome if you could emulate that for the Cherokee too.

 

Otherwise I am loving the integration with the MCP, thank you very much.

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Hi Günther,

agree with Andy.

Found a little bug I think.

Nav/ GPS Switches are twisted. If you assign A2A GPSNav nav it switches to GPS and viceversa.

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I noticed transponder cycle doesn't work either, it acts like INC but then goes no further.

 

EDIT: Also I dont know what I did to change them but the temps are in C now too :)

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Yes, I'm sorry, I was at work and wasn't able to release it right with the Cherokee  :P  ^_^

 

 

Thanks for your nice words, much appreaciated

Do these setting all work with P3D. I would think they do but just checking

 

Thanks

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Hello Guys,

 

thanks for the feedback, will fix and implement (if able)

 

 

The temperature units are tied to the Cherokee settings metric or imperial.

I found that a cool feature. If there's need I can think about a setting where someone is able to untie it.

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Ah that explains it regarding the temps thanks, I had played with the units switch in the A2A interface, thanks again and I look forward to the changes. One other thing can you add a rudder trim adjustment and readout like there was in the c172 on the mins knob mode 2, cheers. I know it's probably not realistic for this bird, but it just a convenience thing for the rather irritating fuel tank situation on these aircraft, why they couldn't have a both position for the tanks I'm not sure.

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Hi Guenter,

 

think about to check if "AP Disconnect"- command is correct. Getting FSX CTD when assigning this function to a yoke button.

 

Gruss Nico

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Try using the default A2A input configurator and assign the AP Disconnect to your joke button in that and see if it crashes then, funnily enough I am using the configurator for this function already and it doesn't crash. I've not tried it through Linda though and I have no intention of causing fsx or p3d to crash intentionally, I've already learnt that lesson in the past with files getting corrupted requiring complete reinstalls.

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After 7 years i still did now a complete FSX fresh install. :rolleyes:  Hard work taking lots of time to do things as correct as possible. In case of other users have the same result assigning AP disconnect button via LINDA that leeds into a FSX CTD, this function should be disabled in the next Cherokee- Module update.

 

My target is to assign as much as possible via FSUIPC/LINDA/Ezdok deleting the relevant standard FSX assignments prior. I do not want to run into trouble mixing too much assigning via FSX, any aircraft configurator tools and FSUIPC/LINDA.

 

At the moment only the general elevator trim function for every aircraft i have assigned within FSX to be flexible with trim speed.

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Any assignments in the A2A Cherokee configurator (look in the Start> All Programs> A2A Simulations>, etc) only apply to the Cherokee so its not going to interfere with any other aircraft you have, so long as you have nothing assigned to the same button in fSUIPC or Linda when using the 180 you should be fine. I'm sure if Guenter can replicate the crash problem he will fix it.

 

I don't keep PC's long enough to not reinstall, 18 months is the longest time I have gone without upgrading my PC and by upgrading I mean changing motherboard and CPU etc, so a complete reinstall is the only sensible option, trying to migrate a Windows install to new hardware is not advisable unless you are only swapping out like for like components after failures etc.

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think about to check if "AP Disconnect"- command is correct. Getting FSX CTD when assigning this function to a yoke button.

 

 

No problem here on my side ...

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Module Version 1.1

 

v 1.0 --> v1.1
 
added baro_mode to function InitVars: -- 0 = inHG, 1 = hPa, 2 = mmHG ... default is 1, hPa
added EGT Ref
fixed NAV/GPS switch

Roland, thanks for the find with the NAV/GPS switch - fixed

 

 

Andy:

 

I added now in the InitVars function a line with the baro_mode.

Open actions.lua and change that to your needs.

Default is now hPa

 

I added also EGT Ref

 

 

Your requested settings with the baro and Minimum knobs (EGT Ref, Baro, Rudder) could be done by yourself if you change the assignments. The Baro thing is already implemented in LINDA (LIB:Default FSX), same with rudder trim. You just have to assign it.

What you see currently is my prefered setup - feel free to make your own.

 

 

Thank you, guys

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Thanks for the updates Guenter, they are working good for me. Here is a new addition if anyone wants it, it allows you to adjust the pitch bar in the attitude indicator. There is no show function, 1. I could not figure out how to code it and 2. I didn't think this adjustment needed any feedback. You are welcome to improve on it if you wish.

function A2A_Pitch_Att_inc ()

    local PAtt = ipc.readLvar('AttitudePlane')

    PAtt = PAtt + 1
    if PAtt > 7 then PAtt = 7 end

    ipc.writeLvar('AttitudePlane', PAtt)

end


function A2A_Pitch_Att_dec ()

    local PAtt = ipc.readLvar('AttitudePlane')

    PAtt = PAtt - 1
    if PAtt < -7 then PAtt = -7 end

    ipc.writeLvar('AttitudePlane', PAtt)

end

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It works fine on my PC, make sure you are using the latest version of the aircraft and fully patched.

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There is no update for Cherokee so far. I tried to remap to other buttons but without success. G940.

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There is an update for Accusim though, that is the underlying brains of the A2A aircraft, so it is worth trying to update to the latest version as it may help in your case. A reinstall could help too, you would need to run the accusim update again after doing that. If you need any help with that you really need to ask for advise on the A2A forum.

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