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    LED64 and PMSYSTEMS

    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know if while using an LED64 with PMsystems you can create annunciator outputs for battery switches, reverser unlocked, speed brake deployed, flaps deployed, pitot heat on, anti ice off, etc?

    Things that are not normally on the 737 six pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Hale View Post
    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know if while using an LED64 with PMsystems you can create annunciator outputs for battery switches, reverser unlocked, speed brake deployed, flaps deployed, pitot heat on, anti ice off, etc?

    Things that are not normally on the 737 six pack?

    Best regards,

    Trev
    Hi Trev,

    Lets see..

    The Speed Brake, Flaps Transient, Deployed are found on the MIP and I have not found any assignments for them within PM systems, I got the CP Flight Expansion board for the entire MIP and it works great.

    Anti Ice is found on the Sixpack so its there..

    Battery Switches, there is a six pack annunciator called ELEC...?

    Reverser Unlocked.. no idea where this is on a B737

    Cheers
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    Thanks Peter,

    I actually have been meaning to post my response through email from Project Magenta.

    Thomas Is a PMSystems god! and was able to answer all my questions. The short answer is (Very easy to do all of this).

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Hale View Post
    Thanks Peter,

    I actually have been meaning to post my response through email from Project Magenta.

    Thomas Is a PMSystems god! and was able to answer all my questions. The short answer is (Very easy to do all of this).

    Thanks a bunch.

    Trev

    Trevor,

    if it is very easy to do (aka Thomas) a manual/discription would be welcomed, as i would just love to enable the annunciators of the pedestal fire warning panel to come alive via PM systems as well..?

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    I would be more then happy to post the information from Thomas. I am at work, give me a little while and I will see what I can do.

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    Tevor It would be great sharing the info from Thomas when you have the time...
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    Hi Guys,

    Finally got a chance to do this.

    Here is Thomas's responce to my Question that started this thread.



    So it is much easier than you may be think.
    In the case you drive the Phidgets card(s) direct with pmSystems there is
    no need to define offsets for those functions.
    e.g.
    by using "help variables"
    BattOff = not Batt1
    BattOff would control the Led for Battary is OFF, in the Phidgets.txt it
    looks then like
    // Device Serial# 2315---------------------------
    // LEDs (LE) -------------------
    2315 LE00 BattOff

    For Flaps deployed you can use the existing Offset FlapsPosL direct, so
    it would display a deployed Flap from its first mm (0.04inch). But if you
    would like to display above a special (here value 4096) position you
    could also write
    FlapsDeployed = (FlapsPosL > 4096)
    So you can write any logic for those functions in this way.

    For spoiler deployed you use the position above ARMED (>0 and 4900)
    And if it should be display only on the ground
    SpoilerDeployed = (fsSpoilers > 4900) and FsOnGround

    In Phidgets.txt there you writen then only the "Help Variables" with its
    intensity if they should be less than 100%, like (80% intensity)
    2315 LE01 SpoilerDeployed 80

    Or if it should be displayed only if the Battery is ON
    SpoilerDeployed = (fsSpoilers > 4900) and FsOnGround and Batt1

    Best Regards Thomas Richter

    I Then asked him this...

    Could I add variables then like the following

    Batt1Off = not Batt1
    Batt2Off = not Batt2

    // Device Serial# 2315---------------------------
    // LEDs (LE) -------------------
    2315 LE00 Batt1Off
    2315 LE01 Batt2Off


    Is there a document that lists all of the variables and there variable
    names that I can call as functions?

    ie. fsspoilers? Ho do we know that this variable exists.

    Thanks for your help this is excellent information.

    Thomas responded with this...................

    Don't mix things.

    Offsets are defined Variables they are readable/writeable also from
    other programs e.g.over WideFS.

    Variable are just declared only for the program where they are used
    for, in this case only for pmSystems.



    So it means you can nearly use any names except for defined Offsets. So
    you need to check the sysvar.txt that the Variable you like to use is
    not difined as a Offset.

    Bat1Off, Batt2Off ... there is no problem.



    e.g. fsspoilers is listet in the sysvar.txt as 0BD0 4
    fsspoilers, so this Offset would be ued for a differend function
    and would give you problems.

    But you can use then e.g. fsAspoilers so it is a different name
    ...




    Best regards,

    Trev
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