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  1. calibra2001

    Reverse Thrust

    Thanks for your reply, now i know it's setup correctly
  2. calibra2001

    Reverse Thrust

    Hi, having finally purchased the PMDG 777, trying to setup my controls. I've come across a possible problem I'm using a home made throttle quadrant (spoilers, throttles and trim wheel) when i activate reverse thrust on engine 2 the spoilers lever on the 777 moves to full (all on the ground), i have checked in fsuipc and fsx controllers and cannot find a conflict. Is this supposed to happen? Thanks Phil
  3. calibra2001

    PMDG 777 (module 1.4 - Sept 18)

    Hi After finally purchasing PMDG 777 and trying to assign my home made switch box, I'm struggling to find anti-ice switches in the 777 module. Everything else i require appears to be there? Am I just being blind? Thanks Phil
  4. calibra2001

    Shifted

    Hi Greg, In know Scot has answered, but still the answer is yes, It works much better for me than FSUIPC as many controls have off/on functions rather than toggle. Its very good for home made parts, just be sure you can connect to pc and is recognisable. I started with a xbox 360 controller just used the board and wired up proper switches, but then i asked on avsim and found some usb boards, with more connections. I now use some 3 position with no problems at all.... Good Luck Phil Hi Scot, thank you very much, i haven't had a chance to try it yet, but i will later tonight. Thanks Phil
  5. calibra2001

    Shifted

    Hi I am hoping you can help me. I have 4 rotary encoders and 6 potentiometers connected to a Leo Bodnar BU0836A-NC 12-Bit Joystick Controller also several switches connected to a Leo Bodnar BBI-32 Button Box Interface. Using the rotary encoders set for heading bug (slow) + and - etc. Is it possible to use a pressure pad switch connected to the button box interface to use a shifted mode when pressed and unshifted when released. eg. when i push the pressure pad the rotary encoders can switch to (fast) + and -, when the pressure pad is released its back in the slow mode? I've been trying to make sense of it but i have seen different thoughts. I read Local shift is on when pushed and off when released (that's what i want), but i also read local shift only affects the interface the pressure pad is connected to, so i require global shift to operate the other interface with rotaries connected but then i have to keep pushing the pad to get back to unshifted. Thanks Phil
  6. calibra2001

    Lights Problem on standard 737-800

    Hi Scot I'm not saying I do or would use the mouse, to get it out of sync, it just sometimes happens with other toggle functions on startup, or when i enter a previous saved flight, the switches can be out of sync, maybe i will see about setting a cold and dark setup on every-aircraft so i know all switches off and parking brake on. Not sure how to do that yet but I'm sure there will be a way.Hopefully in the next few days i will be able to sit down and study whats happening, and then master ways of making everything happen as i want it to. Thanks for your help Phil
  7. calibra2001

    Lights Problem on standard 737-800

    Hi I'm not sure its keyboard bounce, its more there is not a definate on/off function. I will try to explain: if flick the switch for parking brake on (it goes to ON which is good), switch off (parking brake OFF), but if i use the switch to Parking brake on, then click the mouse on parking brake it goes off, but if i then switch Parking Brake off with the switch (it then goes to ON) even thought the switch is in the OFF position. which I call going out of sync. Thia isnt really a problem, as i wont click on them using the mouse, but when a new flight is started, some of the controls are out of sync depending where the switches are positioned compared to how the plane appears in FSX. I hope you can understand what i mean Thanks Phil
  8. calibra2001

    Lights Problem on standard 737-800

    Hi Scot Thanks for the info, I'm not sure I'm advanced enough to be looking at codes. I have noticed that I cannot manage to make some toggle commands work in harmony with the switches (no precise on/off command) for example parking brake, I have tried parameter 0 and 1, but to no avail. But on this one i have found an offset command for FSUIPC, which with the parameter will actually synchronize with the switch. I'm sure there is a way, but i haven't figured it out yet. Then there is some in LINDA which have the on/off commands which aren't available in FSUIPC which is why I am thinking about mixing, I guess as long as the switch doesn't have any assignment in LINDA the using FSUIPC will work ok for that switch and vice versa? Hopefully I will master this slowly, Thanks Phil
  9. calibra2001

    Lights Problem on standard 737-800

    Hi Scot MCP is disabled but i still get the error. Maybe i will have a good look using FSUIPC and the console too and see if i can get around the lighting problem. Is it wise to mix controls between FSUIPC and LINDA, some controls i have noticed work better in the other App. Thanks for your help Phil
  10. calibra2001

    Lights Problem on standard 737-800

    Hi Scot This error message baffles me, do i need to worry about it as I have not got MCP Combo enabled as I haven't even got such a device, My switch panels are home made and using a usb module interface. I have been selecting fsx default commands, as its a default plane. Everything seems fine on the Cessna regarding lights and panel lights etc. Thanks Phil
  11. calibra2001

    Lights Problem on standard 737-800

    Hi I have just purchased my copy of fsuipc and downloaded Linda 2.5.7 I have some slight problems regarding lights in the 737. If i turn on the panel lights using a switch, when i turn on taxi lights, strobe, Anti-collision (Beacon), they all tend to switch off the panel lights. But turning on landing lights and/or (66376) Logo light, the panel light will remain until one of the other switches is switched. Please note i am very new to all this, so any help would be much appreciated. Also on the console i notice after making a new aircraft module, the next time i start the computer and startup FSX if i want/need to make any adjustments the console always says [E] *** LUA Error: cannot open linda-cfg/aircrafts/Standard 737/config-mcp.lua: No such file or directory. Regardless of this all programing i did all is there (switch assignments) Thanks Phil
  12. calibra2001

    USB Controller

    Hi, I haven't got it all done yet, but i was researching before making sure i am able to do it, and i cannot see the commands on the fsuipc list, landing lights, panel lights and strobes are there but i can't see beacon, nav, fuel pump switch. maybe i willl wait till everything's done on the new board then see what i can find inside the program. Thanks for the advice
  13. calibra2001

    USB Controller

    Thanks for the info, do you use LINDA too? The standard FSX Cessna, for example the beacon light On/Off, Nav Light On/Off switches don't seem to have a command in FSX or FSUIPC but i notice assignments can be done using LINDA.
  14. calibra2001

    USB Controller

    Thanks Robin, it looks like just what i need, might go for the BBI-32 Button Box Interface - With Connectors, and use the 4 throttle pots on the xbox board assuming they will work when i finish building it After doing mega soldering last night, i discovered today some switches aren't working as planned
  15. Hi guys Is there a UK equivalent to desktopaviator usb boards (http://www.desktopaviator.com/Pages/Boards/index.html) I know they post to the UK but I would rather purchase locally (so i don't have to pay import charges and wait weeks for delivery etc) I have used a broken down xbox 360 controller and 2 pc game controllers but the wiring is a nightmare. I would like to tidy it up if possible Thanks Phil