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MCP2 Cannot get it working with the Airbus

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Hi All

 

New user here !

 

Have downloaded the latest Linda version and the latest Airbus Module.  When Airbus A320 is loaded I have the orange box around the name ' Aerosoft Airbus'

 

I have setup the MCP2 , all green and OK.  

 

there is not connection to the MCP, all it says in the comm window is 'Instrument Radio via VRiSim' and MCP-II/Boeing type V1.100...ect ect in the other window.

 

 

In the linda console there is an error : hidConfigCheck -Error loading config Cannot open file .....\modules\linda-cfg\aircraft\Aerosoft Airbus\config-hid.lua. The system cannot find the file specified.

 

Also another error: ....\mdules\linda/system/common.lua:4314:attempt to compare number with nil

 

 

Phew !!!!

 

Thanks

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Update...I now have in the comm window 'Powered by LINDA V2.8.3  and in the other window SPD HDG ALT V/s

 

 

But nothing seems to work, I must be missing something.  Have I got to tick anything in FSUIPC as an example

 

Thanks

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Hi alpha117, welcome to LINDA. I am sorry to hear you are having problems and thank you for the update.

 

The "Powered by LINDA v2.8.3" means that the LINDA is connecting correctly to your MCP2 panel. I suspect the problem you are having is that the Airbus module v4.3 is optimised for the VRI Airbus FCU panel and not the Boeing MCP. Have you checked out the MCP2 with a default aircraft (ie. the Baron 58).

 

For the Airbus, you may need to do some reassignments under the MCP Combo page to get everything working as you wish. This is because the MCP2 has many more buttons than needed for operating the Airbus but does not have the Pull knob button. The best test is to get the SPD, HDG and ALT knobs working using the config-mcp2a.lua file as an example. If you go to the Settings/Setup MCP Combo page and you can change the MCP type to FCU(Airbus) to see what is assigned there and then switch back to MCP2(Boeing) to program your settings.

 

The config-hid.lua error is because you have no programmed any of your joysticks. You need to assign something under Joysticks page and then save. Then restart LINDA and your Flt Sim to clear the error.

 

The other error you are seeing is related to display the Vertical Velocity. It is probably connected to the above points.

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OK, I can get to this state every-time now Powered by LINDA V2.8.3  and in the other window SPD HDG ALT V/s...so that's progress.

 

The Linda console window is now empty, another good thing, but still nothing on the MCP seems to work


Thanks, will get it sorted now I know what to do

 

Thanks


HAve I got to use the Aerosoft Airbus module functions, if so they look the same in both MCPs

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I would suggest you first load a default aircraft as the FSX Default module is set up to work with all panels. This will prove that LINDA and your MCP2 are communicating correctly.

 

For the Airbus you will need to use the functions to found in the Aerosoft Airbus module (half way down the list). Most of the function begin with AB_.

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Yep, got that, but the functions are the same weather I have selected the MCP2a or the MCP2. the name are the same


I have loaded the Airbus MCP into Linda(Picture are different to MCP2 :-)

 

Under HDG knob   +A: AB HDGplus

 

Now change back to MCP2 (picture are now like my one (restart LINDA)

 

Under HDG knob   +A: AB HDGplus

 

That the bit I'm confused about, they are already the same

 

Sorry If Im a bit slow tonight


Im using P3D, if that matters

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The AB_Hdgxxx functions are the ones you want. One thing to remember for the Airbus is that the knob has to be pulled (rather than pressed) for any inputs to be displayed. This applies also to the Speed knob. The best one to check is altitude (AB_ALT_).

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OK, now with the default Baron.  FSX default orange. still only get 'powered by LINDA V2.8.3

 

I must be missing something very simple, but what I'm not sure


There is an error in the FSUIPC log

 

829453 *** LUA Error: error loading module 'linda-cfg/aircrafts/FSX Default/config-mcp2' from file 'D:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\modules\linda-cfg/aircrafts/FSX Default/config-mcp2.lua':
...rtin\Prepar3D v3\modules\linda-cfg/aircrafts/FSX Default/config-mcp2.lua:611: '<name>' expected near '}'

Appears a lot

 

788687 D:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\SimObjects\Airplanes\beech_baron_58\Beech_Baron_58.air
   789656 Aircraft="Beech Baron 58"
   789922 *** LUA Error: error loading module 'linda-cfg/aircrafts/FSX Default/config-mcp2' from file 'D:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\modules\linda-cfg/aircrafts/FSX Default/config-mcp2.lua':
...rtin\Prepar3D v3\modules\linda-cfg/aircrafts/FSX Default/config-mcp2.lua:611: '<name>' expected near '}'

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I know what is causing that fault. I am away from my computer so can't give you a fix until tomorrow.

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Good Morning

 

No problems, many thanks for you very quick help on this

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This Mornings update

 

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Also , assigned joystick buttons, but these are also not be communicated to the SIM


...and allocated  'keypress' to a Joystick button....not communicated to the SIM

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There is an error in a couple of files for new users of LINDA 2.8.3. I will correct this with v2.8.4 but it will not resolve your problem. I need you to locate and edit the files listed below. You need to search for the line beginning ["LAMP."] in the Radios block and change it to: ["LAMP."] = Lights_PANEL_toggle, 

 

You need to check and edit these files:

 

\modules\linda-cfg\aircrafts\FSX Default\config-mcp2.lua

\modules\linda-cfg\aircrafts\FSX Default\config-mcp2.default

\modules\linda\data\templates\config-mcp2.lua

\modules\linda\data\templates\config-mcp2.default

 

Again I suggest that you concentrate of getting FSX Default working with your MCP2 first and then we can address the Airbus problems.

 

 

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Hi Scott

 

Done, but I only have .lua and no .default


Any ideas why the mapped button on the SAITEK throttle do not work in the SIM?

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Hi Scott, 

 

Final got it working with a deffault  aircraft (Baron).

 

Also purchased the PMDG NGX.  BUT  could not get LINDA to work with that one!

 

I have downloaded the NGX module, but no luck.  The MCP works perfect using the VR software, but I want to use LINDA as it is easier to configure the buttons etc.

 

What have I missed/or still need to do to get LINDA to work with the NGX

 

Again, many thanks for your swift help on these 'newbie' issues with LINDA


Also in the FSX Default folder there is 'config-hid-saitek.lua', does this need copying to the Airbus and NGX aircraft folders?

 

Thanks

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Morning

 

Finally  the NGX now works. Only issue is that the SIM does not respond when you change the Transponder, not the 'mode' that's OK; it is when you change the 'numbers on the MCP the NGX does not respond.

 

So, all is good. I will test the airbus later today, but I'm sure that will work also.

 

Thanks

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Morning

 

Finally  the NGX now works. Only issue is that the SIM does not respond when you change the Transponder, not the 'mode' that's OK; it is when you change the 'numbers on the MCP the NGX does not respond.

 

So, all is good. I will test the airbus later today, but I'm sure that will work also.

 

Thanks

 

 

I am glad you have got a handle on LINDA and have your MCP2 panel working.

 

When you change the Transponder code you need to press the transfer button under the frequency knob to activate it. It is the same button used to change COM/NAV active and standby frequencies.

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Scott, 

 

No luck with the Airbus, nothing moves and also the radio section does not initialize. 

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No luck with the Airbus, nothing moves and also the radio section does not initialize.

 

Almost everything will move using MCE Beta for FsLabs.

 

Just request files from support if interested.

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No luck with the Airbus, nothing moves and also the radio section does not initialize.

 

As you now have the default aircraft and PMDG 737NGX working, I would check that you are not getting any errors on starting the Airbus. Any errors during initialisation will invariably stop the MCP2 working.

 

I also suggest you open the Console and select Verbose LUA logging. Then select a Restart Lua Engine and load the Airbus. Then email me the config.log and linda2.log files in the /modules folder. Use LINDA@awginfosys.net. I will need look at them over the weekend when I get some free time and get back to you.

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Sorry I needed your fsuipc4.log file (not config.log).

 

Also for FSX default aircraft you need to assign a least one button and save to remove the errors you are seeing.

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Everything is sorted with the Default and NGX, just the final fix awaiting from Scott for the Airbus

 

Great Work

 

Thanks

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Clive

 

I have dusted off my MCP2 panel and found the cause of the common.lua - line 4314 error you have been experiencing. The quick fix is to do the following:

  1. Edit file \modules\linda\aircrafts\aerosoft airbus\actions.lua.
  2. Locate line 6704 (or nearby) and function InitDsp().
  3. Find line starting DspVVS(ipc.readLvar("L:AB_AP_VVS_Select")).
  4. Change L:AB_AP_VVS_Select to L:AB_AP_VS_Select.
  5. Save file.
  6. Click 'Restart Lua Engine' on LINDA page.

This should allow you to use Aerosoft Airbus with your MCP2 panel. I will issue an update to the module 4.3 shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Edited by ScotFlieger
Corrected Lvar name

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Good Morning

 

A great fix by the Airbus Techs, who have found and fixed the issue we had on arrival in Poland(EPKK).  Can now be on our way to France(LFLL).

 

 

Many thanks Scott for you quick fix on this one.

 

 

PS...just completed pre-flight  all works just fine :smile:  

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