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Honeycomb Bravo Throttle LED fix.

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Yesterday I received my Bravo Throttle and quickly realized I had an issue with the led's not working or at least not working unless I ran the "AFC_Bridge.exe" manually.  I noticed that many others were having the same issue and also for others it was working just fine.  So I assumed it must be a fixable and was probably just an incorrect install procedure.  Anyway, for those who may experiencing this issue here is the exact process I used to get my Bravo installed and starting up.  I also posted this on Aerosoft's forum.

I Fixed this issue on my computer (MS Store install) and here is how I did it.

1. Make sure your Bravo throttle is plugged in then go to Windows Control Panel and uninstall "Aerosoft's - Honeycomb - MSFS"

 

2. go to "AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache

 

3. Delete  file "exe.xml"

 

4. Run the install as administrator, program "AS_HONEYCOMB_MSFS_V2100.exe" or whatever the latest version is.

 

That's it, if you follow these instructions precisely the light on your Bravo throttle should now work.

I hope that helps someone.

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Thanks for sharing, but il you go to Aerosoft website you’ll find an exe file that does the job for you. 😉

Here you are:

https://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/files/file/6001-msfs-honeycomb-software/

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1 hour ago, David Roch said:

Thanks for sharing, but il you go to Aerosoft website you’ll find an exe file that does the job for you. 😉

 

That is the same installer I used when I first installed my throttle. I just did a compare and they are identical. For what ever reason it did not install correctly and these are the steps I went through to correct it. It may help someone else.


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41 minutes ago, Happygillmore77 said:

Helped me so thx! 

Your welcome!


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Had the same problem with having to manually start the  "AFC_Bridge.exe" before the LED's started to work, but this procedure solved this problem. Thanks for your tip!!!!

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Thank you @remiltonfor that solution. Works very well.

 

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On 7/11/2021 at 3:11 PM, remilton said:

I hope that helps someone.

 

Well, it's now August of 2022, and it helped me!  Any idea why it works?

Kev

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8 minutes ago, KevyKevTPA said:

 

Well, it's now August of 2022, and it helped me!  Any idea why it works?

Kev

All it's doing is running the AFC_Bridge.exe file every time you boot up the sim.

If you look in the exe.xml file it should have an entry there


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The installer is supposed to put that entry in there when you run it the first time.  Seems like it's buggy and likes to corrupt the XML lines  I had to go look around for the correct code to put in there to fix it at the time.  I now keep a backup of my exe.xml for any time I install an update for that or things like FSUIPC that also add an entry because one of those things kept corrupting/wiping out entries in there.  I seem to remember when I first ran the HC LED utility install I already had FSUIPC and maybe it didn't know what to do with that entry already being in there so it totally malformed the code and it wasn't loading.  I think an update of FSUIPC actually completely ate the HC utility lines later on.


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Yeah, it worked for a minute, then it stopped.  For FSUIPC, too.  Since I started using Vatsim rather than Pilot2ATC, I don't need that for anything, but I have to remember to run the AFC bridge manually.  But, even if I do, the lights don't work on the Fenix.

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I had some issues with the HC/Aerosoft file not running all the time so took that out of the community folder and went over to Better Bravo Lights. I think it works much better and faster. It does NOT go into the community folder.  https://flightsim.to/file/21253/better-bravo-lights.

 

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I gave up on it also and just use Better Bravo Lights. No more messed up xml file and working lights. 

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Do the lights work for the Fenix for anyone? not on my side, even with Better Bravo Lights

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Thanks to this suggestion, I also added Better Bravo Lights.  It identified a problem in my exe.xml file that made it refuse to install, and ultimately I found that the Bravo software itself had forgotten a "/" at the end of it's exe.xml entry.

So, I fixed that manually, and Better Bravo then liked what it saw in the XML and installed.  Last night, the last test I did was to run MSFS with the new, Better Bravo modified XML file, and it worked for both itself, and the Fenix software in terms of autorunning.

Then I went to sleep.

Apparently, MSFS got offended from me sleeping instead of flying, and this morning it wasn't autoloading either package, even though absolutely nothing had changed, and I was able to verify that because I saved copies of the XML at every step, and not so much as a single dot, comma, slash, or space had changed since last night.

So, what did?  I think only the god of lost programming languages knows the answer to that.

I managed to get the Better Bravo software running automatically by goofing with the XML, though by then I was pulling out my hair with multiple and different changes, so I'm not at all sure what I changed that worked.  But I can confirm what someone else above observed that it does not seem to be working with the Fenix, though I don't think the original drivers were, either.

As for the Fenix software itself, I've just resigned myself to the fact that I have to start it manually.  I would say it's a PITA, but it's really just a single mouse click so it's not all that bad.  The only real problem is sometimes, when I forget to turn it off, it runs out of control and ends up pegging my CPU at 100% for as long as it's on, in a few instances overnight, until I notice it and shut it down.  I asked Fenix about it, but all they said was I should shut it down when I'm done.

Well, duh, but it shouldn't behave that way if I happen to forget, so...  

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