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Hi

When i load the sim, and the gear handle on the switch panel is in the up position, LINDA will make the LED's flash to make the user aware - Good Stuff!

So, somewhere there must be a file (?) that controls this....or rather, the LED's are able to be controlled, some way.

All i'm trying to do is make them go OFF when i turn off the master battery switch ( A2A comanche 250 )

Can anyone advise how to?

Many thanks

 


Luke Pype

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The Saitek Switch Panel flashing gear LEDs were added to remind users to operate at least one switch so that all current switch positions can be read by LINDA. Without I found that when I operated the Gear Lever after takeoff all power and engines were shutdown. Not what you want.

The LEDs are controlled by the LINDA GUI code and cannot be alternated by users. All you need to do is, as I do when I start up my Flt Sim and LINDA, is to operate any switch. This will then make the Gear Light reflect those for the aircraft selected (ie. 4 greens or no LEDs for fixed undercarriage aircraft).


Andrew Gransden

Scotland, UK

LINDA Support/Developer - VATSIM and BAVirtual - Airbus Flyer

i7 1TB SSD GTX980 - FSX/P3D - Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 - FS2Crew

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Hi Andrew

Yes, it all works as you explain.

What i wanted to achieve is what i see on screen, when in cockpit.

When i switch the master battery off, can the LED's on the switch panel also turn off? As it does in the VC

master ON, Light ON, Switch panel lights ON

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Master OFF, Light OFF, Switch panel light ON

2s0lh1x.jpg

 

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Luke Pype

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Can you confirm which switch panel you are referring to? LINDA works with the Saitek Switch Panel.

 


Andrew Gransden

Scotland, UK

LINDA Support/Developer - VATSIM and BAVirtual - Airbus Flyer

i7 1TB SSD GTX980 - FSX/P3D - Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 - FS2Crew

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To add, the gear lights work fine, as in they turn red with gear up, green with gear down, its just they stay illuminated after shutdown with the battery off.

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Luke Pype

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I now understand. I will check the code but I am sure that there is no link to the battery switch position. The Avionics switch does affect the AP and radio panels. 


Andrew Gransden

Scotland, UK

LINDA Support/Developer - VATSIM and BAVirtual - Airbus Flyer

i7 1TB SSD GTX980 - FSX/P3D - Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 - FS2Crew

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Not had the chance so far. 


Andrew Gransden

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LINDA Support/Developer - VATSIM and BAVirtual - Airbus Flyer

i7 1TB SSD GTX980 - FSX/P3D - Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 - FS2Crew

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I don't know if this helps but all my lights go off in the Comanche when I turn off the battery on my Saitek switch panel. I have that assign to Battery1Switch (LVAR)

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3 hours ago, FreeBird(Josh) said:

I don't know if this helps but all my lights go off in the Comanche when I turn off the battery on my Saitek switch panel. I have that assign to Battery1Switch (LVAR)

Thanks for your input. Certainly does help, mine doesn’t so I need to double check what’s going on my end. Will check tomorrow.


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OK, i was useing a switch on the TM Hotas throttle. I changed it to the batt switch on the switch panel, check that i was useing the correct Lvar, (Battery1Switch), i am :

 

function A2A_Battery_on ()

    ipc.writeLvar('Battery1Switch', 1)
    DspShow ("BATT", "ON", "Battery" ," on")

end

function A2A_Battery_off ()

    ipc.writeLvar('Battery1Switch', 0)
    DspShow ("BATT", "OFF", "Battery" ," off")

 

 

But when i switch the Batt off, the lights on the Saitek Switch Panel remain ON


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