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  1. ClaudeF

    Go Flight questions for 777

    You're welcome! I'd recommend spending time at the Goflight Interface Tool website viewing the forum and the User Guides. This should be quite helpful.
  2. ClaudeF

    Manuals in Print

    The manuals I received (in PDF format) with the original download total 3,676 pages. FCTM (356pp) FCOM V1 (1,210pp) FCOM V2 (1,266) QRH (844pp) Note: The documents are Boeing proprietary licensed for use by PMDG. The pdf files are locked intentionally and can not be copied or printed.
  3. ClaudeF

    Go Flight questions for 777

    Programming the Goflight Interface Tool can be challenging. Here are my settings for the APU and Autobrake. > Settings for the APU Switch GF-T8 (toggle switches) [Select a Toggle Switch] Functions Switch Event: ON EVT_OH_ELEC_APU_SEL_SWITCH Switch Action: CUSTOM_WITH_OFF Custom Value 2 Light Data: DATA_OH_ELEC_SWITCH_APU Light Action: ON_GREATER_THAN Light Value 0 How it works: When the toggle is placed in the "On" position, the 777 APU Switch will click to "Start" then revert to "Run". Whenever the toggle is in the "Off" position, the 777 APU will switch to "Off". > Settings for AUTOBRAKE GF-RP48 (knobs, LEDs, buttons) 1) Select a Rotary Knob Functions Rotary Event: CLOCKWISE EVT_ABS_AUTOBRAKE_SELECTOR Rotary Action: ROTATE Custom Value 0 How it works: Turn the knob counterclockwise to set RTO (or, if in flight, to a lower Autobrake setting). Turn the knob clockwise for Autobrake settings 1-4.   2) Select the 2 buttons below the "rotary knob" assigned above] Button (1) Button Event: ON Button Action: NOTHING Light Data: DATA_FWDPAN_BRAKES_SWITCH_AUTO_BRAKE Light Action: ON_LESS_THAN Light Value 1 Button (2) Button Event: ON Button Action: NOTHING Light Data: DATA_FWDPAN_BRAKES_SWITCH_AUTO_BRAKE Light Action: ON_GREATER_THAN Light Value 1 How it works: Nothing will happen when the buttons are pushed. However, when the knob is turned counter clockwise (to set RTO) the LED for button (1) will light. Turning the knob clockwise the LED for button (2) will light. When the Autobrake is set to OFF, both LEDs are also remain off (unlit). Probably not the only way to program these two functions, but it works for me.
  4. ClaudeF

    Go Flight questions for 777

    I have several GoFLight modules including the MCPPro, EFIS, Throttle, LGT, T8's and P8's. And, yes, you do have to program them individually for the PMDG 737 and the 777. (The MCPPro is based on the 737, but it works well with the 777.) When I first got the modules I was, like you, only flying the 737. When the 777 was released, I had to re-program the modules. Since I stopped flying the 737 it was not a problem for me. The Goflight Interface Tool will recognize which aircraft you are flying, but knowing what each Goflight switch or button does, depending on which aircraft you're flying could be a challenge. There is a lot of information available on the Goflight Interface Forum.
  5. ClaudeF

    BA 777

    More like approx 12 300ER's and some 46+ various 200's. For the record...my post may have been mis-interpreted and I'd agree it could have been better worded. I never meant to imply that BA did not fly 777-200's. Only that they did not fly the 200LR.
  6. ClaudeF

    BA 777

    I believe it is because British Airways only flies the Boeing 777-300ER. The 300ER is longer with a larger pax capacity. (Assuming you are referring to the 777-200.)
  7. ClaudeF

    Weather radar not functioning

    For what it's worth, I have had the PMDG 777 (latest version) and Active Sky (latest version) installed in FSX (not Steam or P3D) for over 2 years and have not had any problems. I also use FSUIPC (without problems, but you have to use it with care.) Are you carefully following the the Active Sky documentation for installing as_btstrp.dll? The files in your \as_srv directory (found in the Flightsim directory) have to agree with the installed version of ASN. Installing a backup file from an earlier installation of ASN will not work even if the file "looks" similar. I'm guessing your issues could be (are) related to your installation of ActiveSky, but that's ONLY A GUESS! I would agree with Olympic260's suggestion, that you wait until you hear further from HiFi support.
  8. ClaudeF

    Decision to make on 777

    The GoFlight Interface Tool is a hardware interface tool and it has been around for more than 5 years. Originally it was developed to provide an interface between the PMDG 737 and GoFlight hardware modules. Initially freeware then donationware, it is now payware. It is found at PollyPotSoftware https://www.pollypotsoftware.org.uk/
  9. ClaudeF

    Updated GSX file 77W

    I created a modification to add the Bulk cargo belt loader to the 777-200. Assuming you've already done some GSX modifications to the PMDG 777-200 aircraft configurations, then you can edit the gsx.cfg in \user\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Virtuali\Airplanes\PMDG 777-200LR\ change the default: [cargomain] remove = 1 To: [cargomain] pos = 2.29 -18.66 -0.84 9.70 code = 0 uldcode = BELT
  10. ClaudeF

    Typing error in 777F Aircraft config file?

    FYI, I found an old 777F Aircraft.cfg dated 10/18/2014 in some backup files.. Here is the entry: [Flaps.0] type=1 W// ** FLAPS ** My PMDG notes suggest this is from SP1c 1.10.6155, Service Pack 1c Update, Released 10/8/2014 I agree with Michael (pcubine), correct or not, it works.
  11. ClaudeF

    Cant recognize Wheel Chalks and no 300ER

    Just to confirm Dominick's comment. The latest version of GSX recognizes when the wheel chocks are set In PMDG 777 Build 8386 and DOES NOT require setting the Parking brake for GSX services. Claude
  12. The GF-MESM starter module was included with the Tilt Base when I purchased it in Nov 2015. (Unfortunately it was not on sale when I bought it.) I'd agree the GoFlight web site isn't very clear on that and I've heard they do eventually respond. Did you trying calling them?
  13. Perhaps! Not all hubs are created equal. It helps, I think, to estimate the overall power requirements of all your USB devices. Devices such as keyboard, mouse, and printers, generally have low power requirements. Less than 100ma each. Plugging them into a PC should not be a problem. It's my understanding that default motherboard usb 2.0 ports provide about 100ma each. In my setup, keyboard, mouse, 2 printers, a scanners, backup UPS, flight sim yoke, and pedals are all plugged into PC motherboard ports. Their current needs avg 38ma (range 2-100ma). Since I have a number of GoFlight modules including the high current EFIS and MCP-Pro, I decided to use a combination of a powered PC USB card and a powered 7 port USB hub. The PC USB card is connected directly to the PC power supply and the USB HUB is powered by a 5V Adapter providing 3A (3000ma, avg 428ma per port). The modules, including the TQ6 are plugged into the hub. The TQ6 requires about 50ma and the other modules about 32ma each. By my estimate the modules require about 275ma total. The EFIS and MCP Pro require 500ma each so they are plugged directly into the PC USB card. FYI: The 7 port powered hub is a D-Link DUB-H7. The usb card is a Rosewill RC-503. I think the current equivalent is a Rosewill RC-508.
  14. My TQ6 is plugged into a powered 7 Port USB 2.0 hub (D-Link DUB-H7) AND that hub is plugged into a discrete USB 2.0 card on the motherboard. This has worked for me with no problems for several years.