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    Motion Control Software Open Source

    After reading various posts from Jim_NZ, IanH1960, Wannabeaflyer, and others who are creating motion software to connect FSX to 2-DOF and 3-DOF platforms - I'm wondering if there are other people willing to start an open source project to create FSX motion control software with SimConnect and C#?

    I have done quite a bit of the base C# code already as can be seen here: www.simulatormotion.com

    Right now I am converting it over to use the KT-5198a motor controller via serial port (thanks Jim!) This time it will also have motor speed and simulator position to work with.
    http://www.oceancontrols.com.au/moto...ontrollers.htm

    Thoughts?

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    Are you talking about developers who can contribute to your project ?

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    Great idea !!!!

    Dutchboy ... great idea.

    This idea has got to be one of the best idea postings on mycockpit.org.
    Sure beats the problem of everyone floundering along, doing "their own thing".
    Fantastic idea !!!!
    Who said good things come out of Dutchland ????

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    Thumbs up Gonna second that motion LOL:-0 great idea

    Hi Dutchboy its safe to say from my point of view you hit the nail on the head with this suggestion. Like most i suppose i have great plans for my Humble project and even though its getting bigger by the minute its the challange that pushes my buttons so not underestimating the task at hand any help in getting my code started cant be a bad thing, Just worked my way through a tutorial By a Guys website " Notasenator " he has a Fab tutorial about starting simconnect so makinh so progress cos now i can begin to try to import data from FSX and will be making an API to see that data live as my first step, I'll then do the same with My K8055 and K5198 Motor controllers before i start to knit them togather as one package. Have a small problem with my K5198 Controller Card and am hoping the guys at Ocean will help me out so's i can move onto the next phase. In a nutshell count me in and when i can confidently post some of my experiances i'll do so Cheers

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    If you want to go into this direction, I can provide a private forum area, ftp to who ever you would approve access.

    I would require someone to monitor this area and let me know who should have access.

    Something to think about.

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    Perfect

    Fantastic!

    Whoispankaj, I'm not looking for developers to work on MY PROJECT, I'm looking for people to help me start a group project. I believe open source is the way to go with this.

    Jim_NZ, I'm actually Canadian, but my parents are both Dutch so I have been using the "handle" Dutchboy since the good old days of DOOM!

    Wannabeaflyer, thanks for the support. What is wrong with your 5198 board?

    Ok, so what I'm going to do is clean up my code and add some more descriptive comments and then start the open source project on sourceforge.net.

    MattO, a private forum for code discussions/troubleshooting would be perfect. If that is possible, then I would be fine with helping to monitor that area. Any other volunteers are of course welcome.

    One thing I should mention, is that I'm getting married in one month, so I won't have as much time this month to code as I would normally have, but I will set this up and get it moving so that we can all contribute.

    Dutchboy

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    Oh yeah...Thats what i meant..An open source motion control software..
    Well guys i surely think this is the way..

    Pankaj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchboy View Post
    Fantastic!

    MattO, a private forum for code discussions/troubleshooting would be perfect. If that is possible, then I would be fine with helping to monitor that area. Any other volunteers are of course welcome.

    Dutchboy
    Give me a name for the Forum, and I'll start to set it up.

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    The forum is set up, and I made Dutchboy the Moderator. All this can be changed, You guys set up the rules how you want to operate this forum, I'll leave it up to you.

    PM me if you are going to be participant in this project and I'll give you access to the forum.

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    Hey Guys,

    Under the User Groups Forum Heading, You can hit this thread.

    http://mycockpit.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=150

    If you do not have access, you will need to request access from the Moderator above, via Private message.

    Hope this tickles your fancy for an Open Source Motion Forum.

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