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GTN and smartcopilot (shared cockpit)

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Hi Jean-Luc, I'm currently working on some smartcopilot files. I want to synchronize the GTN750 between both pilots and I've already added the differents commands (Home, DTO...) but what is missing is the touchscreen itself. Smartcopilot works by sending datarefs and commands between both computers so I think one way to do it is if you can add two datarefs like : pointer_x and pointer_y which would indicate where the cursor is on the screen and where to click.

PS: Si c'est plus simple pour vous nous pouvons communiquer en français par MP 🙂

Thanks once again for your amazing products and looking forward for the G500H.

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Hi,

This is interesting but datarefs won't work because they are polled at interval in order to be sent. What would be best is to relay commands instead. They trigger upon actual actions (event based). We're packing up the update today but I'll see if we can insert a last minute change with a form of 'command' for you to experiment, as I've reviewed the SmartCopilot docs and they seem supporting commands too.

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Yeah smartcopilot is supporting commands so I can try this when the update comes out.

Thanks a lot for your support !

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Hi,

Unfortunately we haven't been able to add a late minute change in the update, but I'll keep it in our TODO list for a future one.

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Hi, any news on the commands ? Also can you add a dataref for which device is master ?

Best regards

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Hi,

I'm not forgetting you and you may try something with v2.5.12:

1) add the following to your device setting in the ini file:
[GTN_750_1]
UseSharedTouch = true

2) configure SmartCopilot to share this dataref:
RXP/radios/indicators/shared_touch/GTN_750_1

This shall work more or less fine. However there are limitations:

NB: when enabling this option, you disable any mouse wheel input (pinch-in/out). There might be out-of-sync situations when you press zoom in/out or when you use any other 'animated' touch action (scrolling lists etc...) because the 'timing' of the animation is internally updated within the GTN independently and depending on the action, one could 'animate' the action a little faster than the other. This is why we disable mouse wheel but this can still be exhibited when pressing the (-) (+) buttons to zoom the map.

For these reasons, the feature is not documented yet and just experimental to toy with the idea for now.

However, you gave me the idea to explore the 'shared' cockpit capabilities and I've already started to explore how to do it the 'correct' way. This will take much more time before any official implementation though.

 

 

 

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