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  Topic: Cheap CDU Driver
chris

Replies: 0
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PostForum: Open Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:16 am   Subject: Cheap CDU Driver
Hi all, been a while since I have been here. I have been working on a project which drives a PS1 LCD, or similar, and displays the CDU output from either Project Magenta or the LD 767. It connects via ...
  Topic: help
chris

Replies: 14
Views: 7464

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:26 am   Subject: help
Frans, with hardware like Phidgets, you will need to use the Phidgets SDK and either use the FSUIPC SDK, or the free interface at Flight Deck Software to write your own program. The only other option ...
  Topic: help
chris

Replies: 14
Views: 7464

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:11 am   Subject: help
Maurice, you are right, an offset is a memory address, but this address is in relation to the program. All programs that run on Windows run in their own 'address space', as if they were the only progr ...
  Topic: help
chris

Replies: 14
Views: 7464

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:01 am   Subject: help
Frans, go to http://www.flightdecksoftware.com they have the code you need to interface Phidgets to FS. If you cant get it, let me know, I have the source code somewhere and i'll dig it out.
  Topic: Need help about LED wiring
chris

Replies: 4
Views: 3556

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:22 am   Subject: Need help about LED wiring
You can test your soldering with a multi-meter. Set for a resistance test on the lowest ohm setting, for example the lowest on mine is 200 ohms, then place your black lead on the positive side of the ...
  Topic: 737NG Moving throttle handles using Stepper motors
chris

Replies: 11
Views: 8103

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:54 am   Subject: 737NG Moving throttle handles using Stepper motors
I'm not amiliar with these systems, but I (think) I understand. Ideally you would use the pots for sensing the throttle position and sending that data to control the throttle in FS, for that you can u ...
  Topic: 737NG Moving throttle handles using Stepper motors
chris

Replies: 11
Views: 8103

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:54 am   Subject: 737NG Moving throttle handles using Stepper motors
Your right about how the stepper operates, and you have a couple of choices on how to sense position. You could use something like an optical encoder to sense the movement of the motor, same things as ...
  Topic: 747-400 radios
chris

Replies: 1
Views: 2966

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:11 am   Subject: 747-400 radios
Hi Chris, these buttons appear on the communication panels. They are only for voice and data (ACARS) communications and have nothing to do with the navigation radios. It looks as if there are three VH ...
  Topic: ATX Power Supplies - clarification?
chris

Replies: 6
Views: 4573

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:20 am   Subject: ATX Power Supplies - clarification?
Hi Chad, on the subject of led's, yes you do need to limit the current with a resistor, too much current will destroy the led. Go to this site, they have quite a lot of usefull info on led's - gtk.co. ...
  Topic: Backlighting of "Elite" Panels
chris

Replies: 14
Views: 9531

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:46 am   Subject: Backlighting of "Elite" Panels
Cold cathode lamps can be dimmed, it is a matter of switching them on and off very quickly. Obviously you don't want a strobe effect, so this would have to be fairly quick, maybe 50 hz, then adjust th ...
  Topic: Newbie NG builder
chris

Replies: 19
Views: 12076

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:14 am   Subject: Newbie NG builder
Thanks for the link Dave, surprised its still going. Sounds very interesteing ecbrusseau, I imagine your using USB to connect, can I ask if you are doing most of the processing on your pc, in your ha ...
  Topic: Newbie NG builder
chris

Replies: 19
Views: 12076

PostForum: FDS Support   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:13 pm   Subject: Newbie NG builder
From what I can gather from looking at posts, there is'nt anything available to simulate the complete cockpit. We can send in button presses etc. to FS, but it is limited in the level of realism we al ...
 
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