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Hey guys I use the saitek multi panel, most of the  functions work however I want to  be able to somehow map the saitek modes as follows but not sure if its possible so let me know.

 

Saitek HDG to Lear HDG

 

Saitek NAV to Lear NAV

 

Saitek IAS to Lear SPD

 

Saitek ALT to Lear ALT  SEL

 

Saitek VS to Lear VS

 

Saitek APR to Lear GS

 

 

Again not sure if its possibe. Anyone else your the multi panel with the lear?

 

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Do you use SPAD and have a registered version of FSUIPC? With that you can map the panel buttons to virtual joystick buttons and assign anything to them via FSUIPC.

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Never heard of spad, looking into it, I do have a reg copy of fsuipc

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Do you use SPAD and have a registered version of FSUIPC? With that you can map the panel buttons to virtual joystick buttons and assign anything to them via FSUIPC.

Do you have it set up? Im lost, just starting with the ALT button on the the Saitek panel, I want it to turn on the lear ALT SEL, in SPAD I go to setup/buttons/ALT, fsuipc Virtual Button is checked and it says Virtual Joystick 64, Virtual Button 0, not sure what to do in fsuipc

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Do you have it set up? Im lost, just starting with the ALT button on the the Saitek panel, I want it to turn on the lear ALT SEL, in SPAD I go to setup/buttons/ALT, fsuipc Virtual Button is checked and it says Virtual Joystick 64, Virtual Button 0, not sure what to do in fsuipc

 

I only have the Switch Panel, not the Multi Panel, but with that my setup is e.g.:

SPAD/Default.ini:
[SwitchPanel1]
SwitchSELSTARTOn=VButton,64,5
SwitchSELSTARTOff=None
SwitchSELOFFOn=VButton,64,1
SwitchSELROn=VButton,64,2
SwitchSELLOn=VButton,64,3
SwitchSELALLOn=VButton,64,4
SwitchSELOFFOff=None
SwitchSELROff=None
SwitchSELLOff=None
SwitchSELALLOff=None

SPAD/C337.ini:
[SwitchPanel1]
SwitchSELSTARTOn=VButton,64,5
SwitchSELSTARTOff=None
SwitchSELOFFOn=VButton,64,1
SwitchSELROn=VButton,64,2
SwitchSELLOn=VButton,64,3
SwitchSELALLOn=VButton,64,4
SwitchSELOFFOff=None
SwitchSELROff=None
SwitchSELLOff=None
SwitchSELALLOff=None
SwitchDEICEOn=VButton,64,6
SwitchDEICEOff=VButton,64,7
SwitchPANELOn=VButton,64,8
SwitchPANELOff=VButton,64,9

I'll take the global Magneto selector switch and the = C337-specific panel light switch as an example, in FSUIPC4 I have configured:

FSX/Modules/FSUIPC4.ini:
[Buttons]
...other buttons...
42=P64,4,C66027,0       -{MAGNETO_START}-
43=P64,3,C66026,0       -{MAGNETO_BOTH}-
44=P64,2,C66025,0       -{MAGNETO_LEFT}-
45=P64,1,C66024,0       -{MAGNETO_RIGHT}-
46=P64,0,C66023,0       -{MAGNETO_OFF}-

FSX/Modules/Profiles/C337.ini:
[Buttons]
...other buttons...
13=P64,7,Cx06000D0C,x0220 ; Panel+Cabin Light   -{offset word setbits, offset 0D0C}-    -{offset word setbits, offset 0D0C}-
14=P64,8,Cx0A000D0C,x0220 ; Panep+Cabin Light   -{offset word clrbits, offset 0D0C}-    -{offset word clrbits, offset 0D0C}-

Beware that the button numbers in SPAD's ini files are 1...n, while in FSUIPC they are 0...n-1, but I think SPAD's GUI interface already shows these identical to FSUIPC.

 

Now you have to find out, which FSX controls, which FSX offsets, or which L-vars are used in the Lear to control the auto pilot.

The folder FSX/Modules/FSUIPC Documents/ might contain the corresponding information in the files "List of FSX and P3D controls.pdf" and "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf".

 

Using controls would be the best, here are all controls with "AP PANEL":

65798  AP PANEL HEADING HOLD
65799  AP PANEL ALTITUDE HOLD
65890  AP PANEL VS HOLD
65891  AP PANEL SPEED HOLD
65915  AP PANEL MACH HOLD
66103  AP PANEL ALTITUDE ON
66104  AP PANEL ALTITUDE OFF
66105  AP PANEL ALTITUDE SET
66106  AP PANEL HEADING ON
66107  AP PANEL HEADING OFF
66108  AP PANEL HEADING SET
66109  AP PANEL MACH ON
66110  AP PANEL MACH OFF
66111  AP PANEL MACH SET
66112  AP PANEL SPEED ON
66113  AP PANEL SPEED OFF
66114  AP PANEL SPEED SET
66115  AP PANEL VS ON
66116  AP PANEL VS OFF
66117  AP PANEL VS SET
66353  AP PANEL SPEED HOLD TOGGLE
66354  AP PANEL SPEED ACQ TOGGLE
66356  AP PANEL MACH HOLD TOGGLE
66357  AP PANEL MAX SPEED TOGGLE
66358  AP PANEL CRUISE SPEED TOGGLE

But I would assume that SPAD (or SPAD:Next, if you want to use that) already maps most (or if you are lucky, all) of them correctly, unlike the default Saitek drivers, which I recommend disabling in exe.xml (just change "<Disabled>False</Disabled>" to "<Disabled>True</Disabled>", or remove the block), or alternatively uninstalling from your system.

 

Edit:

I just remembered this thread: Replacing Lear35A Mouse Clicks with Keys or Buttons

So the regular controls do not work, but you can map ark's lua scripts to the virtual joystick buttons.

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I only have the Switch Panel, not the Multi Panel, but with that my setup is e.g.:

SPAD/Default.ini:
[SwitchPanel1]
SwitchSELSTARTOn=VButton,64,5
SwitchSELSTARTOff=None
SwitchSELOFFOn=VButton,64,1
SwitchSELROn=VButton,64,2
SwitchSELLOn=VButton,64,3
SwitchSELALLOn=VButton,64,4
SwitchSELOFFOff=None
SwitchSELROff=None
SwitchSELLOff=None
SwitchSELALLOff=None

SPAD/C337.ini:
[SwitchPanel1]
SwitchSELSTARTOn=VButton,64,5
SwitchSELSTARTOff=None
SwitchSELOFFOn=VButton,64,1
SwitchSELROn=VButton,64,2
SwitchSELLOn=VButton,64,3
SwitchSELALLOn=VButton,64,4
SwitchSELOFFOff=None
SwitchSELROff=None
SwitchSELLOff=None
SwitchSELALLOff=None
SwitchDEICEOn=VButton,64,6
SwitchDEICEOff=VButton,64,7
SwitchPANELOn=VButton,64,8
SwitchPANELOff=VButton,64,9

I'll take the global Magneto selector switch and the = C337-specific panel light switch as an example, in FSUIPC4 I have configured:

FSX/Modules/FSUIPC4.ini:
[Buttons]
...other buttons...
42=P64,4,C66027,0       -{MAGNETO_START}-
43=P64,3,C66026,0       -{MAGNETO_BOTH}-
44=P64,2,C66025,0       -{MAGNETO_LEFT}-
45=P64,1,C66024,0       -{MAGNETO_RIGHT}-
46=P64,0,C66023,0       -{MAGNETO_OFF}-

FSX/Modules/Profiles/C337.ini:
[Buttons]
...other buttons...
13=P64,7,Cx06000D0C,x0220 ; Panel+Cabin Light   -{offset word setbits, offset 0D0C}-    -{offset word setbits, offset 0D0C}-
14=P64,8,Cx0A000D0C,x0220 ; Panep+Cabin Light   -{offset word clrbits, offset 0D0C}-    -{offset word clrbits, offset 0D0C}-

Beware that the button numbers in SPAD's ini files are 1...n, while in FSUIPC they are 0...n-1, but I think SPAD's GUI interface already shows these identical to FSUIPC.

 

Now you have to find out, which FSX controls, which FSX offsets, or which L-vars are used in the Lear to control the auto pilot.

The folder FSX/Modules/FSUIPC Documents/ might contain the corresponding information in the files "List of FSX and P3D controls.pdf" and "FSUIPC4 Offsets Status.pdf".

 

Using controls would be the best, here are all controls with "AP PANEL":

65798  AP PANEL HEADING HOLD
65799  AP PANEL ALTITUDE HOLD
65890  AP PANEL VS HOLD
65891  AP PANEL SPEED HOLD
65915  AP PANEL MACH HOLD
66103  AP PANEL ALTITUDE ON
66104  AP PANEL ALTITUDE OFF
66105  AP PANEL ALTITUDE SET
66106  AP PANEL HEADING ON
66107  AP PANEL HEADING OFF
66108  AP PANEL HEADING SET
66109  AP PANEL MACH ON
66110  AP PANEL MACH OFF
66111  AP PANEL MACH SET
66112  AP PANEL SPEED ON
66113  AP PANEL SPEED OFF
66114  AP PANEL SPEED SET
66115  AP PANEL VS ON
66116  AP PANEL VS OFF
66117  AP PANEL VS SET
66353  AP PANEL SPEED HOLD TOGGLE
66354  AP PANEL SPEED ACQ TOGGLE
66356  AP PANEL MACH HOLD TOGGLE
66357  AP PANEL MAX SPEED TOGGLE
66358  AP PANEL CRUISE SPEED TOGGLE

But I would assume that SPAD (or SPAD:Next, if you want to use that) already maps most (or if you are lucky, all) of them correctly, unlike the default Saitek drivers, which I recommend disabling in exe.xml (just change "<Disabled>False</Disabled>" to "<Disabled>True</Disabled>", or remove the block), or alternatively uninstalling from your system.

 

Edit:

I just remembered this thread: Replacing Lear35A Mouse Clicks with Keys or Buttons

So the regular controls do not work, but you can map ark's lua scripts to the virtual joystick buttons.

Oh wow thanks for all the info, I appreciate it so much,

Check out Spad:Next, a successor to Spad. Here is a video link, and you will find more videos in the sidebar when you follow the link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv19n0Qunx8

I was using the old version, thanks for the info

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