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eruan99

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Hi all,

 

I'm new to Linda. I am in the process of setting up Saitek's switch panel with Linda.

 

While I was able to do the lights, gear, battery I was unable to find specific commands for certain switches:

 

- Fuel Pump

 

- De-Ice

 

- Pitot Heat

 

What should I set the above to?

 

I found this list and it came in somewhat handy.

http://www.fsgs.com/page/pmdg777

However that is for Spad.next and I would like to stick to Linda and regular Spad if possible.

 

Thanks.


If anyone has panel by panel configured state screenshots, please do share.

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Also, very curious about the rotary knob on the switch panel, the one responsible for the engine control. Really curious to see how people set it all up.

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Hi eruan99

 

Welcome to LINDA. When planning to use the Saitek panels with LINDA you need to ensure that the Saitek software/drivers and SPAD/SPADnext are NOT running. Otherwise you will experience odd behaviour as the various software clash.

 

The default Saitek setup can be found with the LINDA 2.6.7 download. Look in /modules/linda-cfg/aircraft/FSX Default/confi-hid-saitek.lua. You need to copy-and-paste the Switch Panel block (from line ##### to last line) into the config-hid.lua file in the same folder. By placing the assignments in the FSX Default means that they available to all aircraft (displayed as *green) and can be overridden as required.

 

You will see that you need to assign the ON functions to the various switch OnPress values and the OFF functions to the OnRelease values. This is a copy of the assignments (the JSTK = OnPress and JSTKrl = OnRelease):

 

-- ## Switch Panel ## (06A30D670) ##############

 
JSTK["06A30D670"][1]="Battery_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][1]="Battery_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][2]="Alternator_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][2]="Alternator_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][3]="Avionics_MASTER_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][3]="Avionics_MASTER_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][4]="ALL_FuelPumps_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][4]="ALL_FuelPumps_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][6]="DeIce_PITOT_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][6]="DeIce_PITOT_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][8]="Lights_PANEL_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][8]="Lights_PANEL_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][9]="Lights_BEACON_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][9]="Lights_BEACON_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][10]="Lights_NAV_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][10]="Lights_NAV_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][11]="Lights_STROBE_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][11]="Lights_STROBE_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][12]="Lights_TAXI_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][12]="Lights_TAXI_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][13]="Lights_LANDING_on"
JSTKrl["06A30D670"][13]="Lights_LANDING_off"
JSTK["06A30D670"][14]="Engine_stop"
JSTK["06A30D670"][15]="ENG1_magneto_R"
JSTK["06A30D670"][16]="ENG1_magneto_L"
JSTK["06A30D670"][17]="ENG1_magneto_Both"
JSTK["06A30D670"][18]="ENG1_start"
JSTKrp["06A30D670"][18]="ENG1_start"
JSTK["06A30D670"][19]="Gears_up"
JSTK["06A30D670"][20]="Gears_down"

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Thanks Scot!

 

That is very helpful indeed.

 

How about the other panels? i.e. Radio Panel, Multi Panel, FIP?

 

I especially had trouble with the Multi Panel as it did not seem to grab the AP values nor affect them in any way. I saw a pretty complex tutorial on Youtube where the rotary knob is programmed as an emulated joystick key. That was done in Spad though. That's probably why I'm confused.

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Glad to have helped. The Saitek Radio and Multi Panels are also available with sample assignment block as directed above. There are a couple of anomalies I have found with the Multi Panel that need further investigation. I have not looked at the FIP panel.

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Thanks. When I was looking at how to do those things, I found a couple of tutorials online. Especially for the Multi Panel, the videos instructed to use Spad for the rotary knob and then setting it up in FSUIPC, then finally in the FMC of the plane itself. It sounds quite difficult. But you said not to use Spad and also not use Saitek drivers. I will try that out.

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