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Programming default cowl flaps for Saitek panel

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I'm trying to setup LINDA for a default aircraft and so far everything seems to work fine, but now I'm at the cowl flaps, but I cant find the assignment for it.

 

Could someone please point me to the list where I can find the cowl flaps assignment?

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Look under FSX Control near the bottom of the menu.  You can type 'cowl' and you'll see all the definitions for cowl flaps.

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I found the offsets, but I cant seem to figure out how to set value for the cowl open setting. It seems to move from value 0, to value 1 and I can see the switches in the VC move a tiny bit, but no matter what value I enter for the open setting, the effect in VC doesnt change.

 

What can I do to get the cowl flaps to open fully?

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I'm not sure what aircraft you're talking about here or what kind of switch you're using.  If memory serves, there are commands for CowlOpen, CowlClosed, CowlIncrement and CowlDecrement.  I use one of those momentary up/down toggles for cowl flaps and use the CowlInc, CowlDec and also put it into OnRepeat in LINDA so that I have to hold it until they open/close.  CowlOpen/Close should work with a single call without setting a parameter if the aircraft uses that properly.

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The aircraft I'm using now is the Carenado Skymaster, but the cowl flaps always worked on the standard assignment from the panel, when working with SPAD.

I'm making a default profile, so I want it to be able to be used for any default aircraft and as template for aircraft that need just a couple of adjustments.

So what I'm looking for is similar the offset that SPAD uses for the cowl flaps, by default.

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Here are a couple of functions you can add to a Linda module that will do the trick for a 2 engine aircraft...

 

function C337_CowlFlaps_Open ()
    ipc.writeDBL("37F0",1)
    ipc.writeDBL("3730",1)
end
 
function C337_CowlFlaps_Close ()
    ipc.writeDBL("37F0",0)
    ipc.writeDBL("3730",0)
end

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Greg..might be dumb question , but how/where do you go to add it ? 

 

Yair

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