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  1. Hi all, I am trying to trace an action but Linda is not showing anything happening. No Lvar, no ipc writes or controls. This is what i am trying to trace:- My aircraft has a mini keypad to enter data such as letters and numbers. When i get for instance the "direct to" popup i then press the letters to input an icao or whatever. Trouble is that Linda sees me pressing the "direct to" button and shows the corresponding Lvar activity. However it doesn't see the keypad letters when pressed. Any ideas? Btw the aircraft is the Carenado Phenom. Cheers Stinger
  2. Hi all, I have a 4 screen setup. 2 for the main view and 2 for the G1000 PFD and MFD. to display the pfd and mfd i open two additional intrument view windows, undock them, then drag them onto their respective 10inch monitors. Here is my problem:- when i open up the additional instrument view the window appears on my main screen, displaying correctly. But when i drag them onto the 10 inch monitor they go totally black. If I drag them back onto my main screen they display ok again. it is like my video card does not have enough memory however i use a 16gb gtx1070 so i would have thought that should be ok. Could it be lack of main pc ram? My setup: 2x24inch monitors for main view 2x10inch monitors for instrument views intel i5 @ 3.8ghz gtx1070 8gb 8gb ram 250gb ssd windows 10
  3. Hi, Some carenado aircraft have there own code for certain switches and will not work if you merely assign a standard fsx action.I don't have the aircraft you are speaking of but I do have the Carenado Phenom and this aircraft certainly needs different coding to get all of the switches to work. If you install LINDA (a freeware addition to fsuipc which makes fsuipc a bit more user friendly) you can then use the tracer facility to see what is operating when you flick the battery switch in the VC. You can find the LINDA download in the LINDA forum here on Avsim. regards Stinger
  4. A single encoder occupies two switch positions in the bbi32, a double encoder ocupies 4 positions. Cheers Stinger
  5. Hi, i use 8 Leo Bodnar cards with no problem. However if you add an additional card Linda has problems holding the settings and sometimes jumbles them up. It is better to connect all the bbi32 cards at the start before you start assigning actions. I had the problem i think you are talking about but it all settled down once i had all of my cards attached. In the meantime you can put a name to your bbi cards within Linda, if it jumbles your assignments this will make it easier to get them back. Make a note of LB devce number and the name that you have given it. I also printed off my config.hid each time i had completed a new card just in case. Hope this helps Stinger
  6. There is an Avsim forum for LINDA. There is a download section where you can download the latest version. Cheers Stinger
  7. Hi there ! A year ago i set out to build my own cockpit which very little electronics or programming skills. A year later my cockpit is flyable. There is lots to learn but i found the learning part of the fun. Sure it can also be frustrating at times but there lots of help avaliable here and on other forums. I did not use arduino but simple interface boards bought from If you choose the BBI32 boards they have an option for push fitting the wires so you do not have to solder them. This is useful if you need to switch things around later. Bear in mind that a simple toggle switch requires only two wires and simple rotary switches only use three wires so even them are not too taxing. If you are still unsure if you have the abilities why not just buy 1 interface board and one toggle switch and you can see how easy it is to get started. With regards the programming side of things, if you choose either one of the stock fsx aircraft then you will have little to no prgramming to do as the BBI32 board will merely show up as another joystick to allocate functions to. You will need however a registered copy of Fsuipc and i would also suggest downloading the free LINDA program which makes fsuipc a lot more user friendly as far as allocating switches. If you have any further questions i'd be glad to help. cheers Stinger
  8. Thanks Cees, Still a bit if tinkering to do, which is fun in itself but at least i can now get back to flying after the long build. Cheers Stinger
  9. Hi guys If anyone is interested i have just uploaded a 17 minute video of my Phenom 300 home cockpit to Youtube. Search for Embraer Phenom 300 Home Cockpit Cheers Stinger
  10. Hi Guys, I have just uploaded a vid of my Phenom 300 cockpit to Youtube. If you are interested search for Embraer Phenom 300 Home Cockpit. Cheers Stinger
  11. HI Jim, i now have it working fine , it just needed the resolution on my intstrument screen reducing. I now have the following working fine on one PC ... 2 x 24inch monitors for forward view using 2d panel view but setup so that i can pan the view. 2 x 10 inch touchscreen monitors displaying and operating the PFD and MFD My pc specs are i5 cpu @3.8ghz , gtx1070 6gb graphics, 8gb ram, 250gb ssd. My settings in FSX are reasonably high with frames set at 20. cheers Stinger
  12. Hi, For use on a separate screen i open a PFD window from the views/instruments menu. Once undocked i can drag it onto my smaller screen. The problem is that when i drag the sides if the window out to fit my screen (1024x 768) the background blue/brown colours go haywire. (I actually need it wider than that because i dont want to see the knobs at the side) I can expand it to a certain point, which is almost big enough for what i need but beyond that the problem arises. Is there any way around this? I assume it is to do with texture resolution limits of the gauge. You can see what i mean by expanding the pfd window on the main screen too, so its not a problem with my second screen. Cheers Stinger
  13. I now have my screens setup using the Nvidia spanning option to stretch the front view across both screens. i also have two 10 inch screens to display my PFD and MFD .I open two separate windows then drag the instruments onto my smaller displays for this. i'd still be interested to learn if there is a more FPS efficient way of doing this. cheers Stinger
  14. Hi, I did say, i guess that you missed it, that it's to operate the pusher cut out switch on the Phenom 300. I need to understand what's happening with the lvar so that i can write a lua macro using LINDA. Once done i can then assign it to an external switch on my cockpit. I guess i was hoping that someone who knows this aircraft more intimately might spot my post. Thanks for the reply anyhow. Cheers Stinger