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    Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Hello all,

    i use an OC Servocard for PM MCP Autothrottle. It works fine, but for any reason the servos does some peaks and jumps during A/T operations. Its heaviest when i start with TOGA....then the levers makes uncontrolled movements some mm forward and backwards. When i watch the PM N1 gauges, i can also see this small peaks.

    Is there a way to filtering this peaks?? I think about a SIOC timer to interpolate the movements, but have no idea how to program such timer.

    It would be very kindly if somebody could help me a little


    Regards

    Thomas
    Sorry for my poor english

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Hi Thomas,
    Here the basic schema. You have two parameters for fine tuning.
    - how often in time a value is read (now 10/sec)
    - the percentage of the delta in inputvalue that is taken into account (1..100)

    Code:
    Var 0 value 0
    {
      // Set up an endless timer, calling a Control function every 100 ms
      &Control = 0
      &Control = TIMER 1 0 10  // 100 msec (Just experiment a little with this value)
    }
     
    Var 1 name Control Link SUBRUTINE
    {
      // Compute the delta change
      L2 = &InputVal
      L2 = L2 - &DampedVal  // L2: delta
      // take 10% of the delta  (Just experiment a little with this percentage)
      L1 = MUL L2 10   
      L1 = DIV L1 100   // L1: 10% of delta
      L0 = &DampedVal + L1
      &DampedVal = L0
    }
     
    var 2 name DampedVal value 0
    {
      &OutputVal = &DampedVal
    }
     
    Var 3 name InputVal Link In ...
    Var 4 name OutputVal Link Out  ...

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    DoublePost...sorry
    Last edited by hercules; 10-27-2009 at 02:40 PM. Reason: DoublePost...sorry

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Hi Nico,

    thank you very much for your assistance in learn how less i know the SIOC Code

    I need a little more help, i have no idea how do add your code to my existing Servo Code. I reall dont want a plug and play solution, but a finger in the the correct direction

    Here is my Servo Code for the A/T. Will the TIMER work between the calculated value (normaly send to the servo var) and the Servo Var, in this way that the TIMER takes the calculated value, modify it and send it to the servo output Var?


    THX

    Thomas

    Var 0024, Link FSUIPC_INOUT, Offset $310A, Length 2
    Var 0025, Link FSUIPC_IN, Offset $088C, Length 2 // THROTTLE 1
    {
    IF V0024 > 7
    {
    L0 = V0025 / 40
    L1 = L0 + 20
    V0501 = 355 + L0
    }
    ELSE
    {
    V0501 = 0
    }
    }
    Var 0500, Link USB_SERVOS, Output 1, PosL 233, PosC 335, PosR 608

    Var 0030, Link FSUIPC_IN, Offset $0924, Length 2 // THROTTLE 2
    {
    IF V0024 > 7
    {
    L0 = V0030 / 40
    L1 = L0 - 350
    V0500 = 615 - L1
    }
    ELSE
    {
    V0500 = 0
    }
    }
    Var 0501, Link USB_SERVOS, Output 2, PosL 300, PosC 535, PosR 770

    Var 0082, Link FSUIPC_OUT, Offset $0932, Length 2 // Engine 2 Throttle lever, 4096 to +163
    Var 6502, name Throttlepoti2, Link USB_ANALOGIC, Input 1, PosL 1, PosC 125, PosR 190 // Throttlepoti1
    {
    V0081 = &Throttlepoti2 * 125
    V0082 = &Throttlepoti1 * 125
    }
    Var 6501, name Throttlepoti1, Link USB_ANALOGIC, Input 2, PosL 1, PosC 125, PosR 132 // Throttlepoti1
    Var 0081, Link FSUIPC_OUT, Offset $089A, Length 2 // Engine 1 Throttle lever, 4096 to +163

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    here it is:

    Code:
    Var 0 value 0
    {
      // Set up an endless timer, calling a Control function every 100 ms
      &Control = 0
      &Control = TIMER 1 0 10  // 100 msec (Just experiment a little with this value)
    }
     
    Var 1 name Control Link SUBRUTINE
    {
      // Compute the delta change
      L2 = &InputVal1
      L2 = L2 - &DampedVal1  // L2: delta
      // take 10% of the delta  (Just experiment a little with this percentage)
      L1 = L2 * 10   
      L1 = DIV L1 100   // L1: 10% of delta
      L0 = &DampedVal1 + L1
      &DampedVal1 = L0
    
      L2 = &InputVal2
      L2 = L2 - &DampedVal2  // L2: delta
      // take 10% of the delta  (Just experiment a little with this percentage)
      L1 = L2 * 10   
      L1 = DIV L1 100   // L1: 10% of delta
      L0 = &DampedVal2 + L1
      &DampedVal2 = L0
    }
     
     
    var 2 name DampedVal1 value 0
    {
      &OutputVal1 = &DampedVal1
    }
     
    Var 3 name InputVal1 
    Var 0024, Link FSUIPC_INOUT, Offset $310A, Length 2
    Var 0025, Link FSUIPC_IN, Offset $088C, Length 2 // THROTTLE 1 
    {
      IF V0024 > 7
      {
        L0 = V0025 / 40
        L1 = L0 + 20
        &InputVal1 = 355 + L0
      }
      ELSE
      {
        &InputVal1 = 0 
      }
    }
    Var 0501, Link USB_SERVOS, Output 2, PosL 300, PosC 535, PosR 770
    Var 0081, name OutputVal1, Link FSUIPC_OUT, Offset $089A, Length 2 // Engine 1 Throttle lever, 4096 to +163 
    Var 6501, name Throttlepoti1, Link USB_ANALOGIC, Input 2, PosL 1, PosC 125, PosR 132 // Throttlepoti1
    
    var 4 name DampedVal2 value 0
    {
      &OutputVal2 = &DampedVal2
    }
    Var 5 name InputVal2 
    Var 0030, Link FSUIPC_IN, Offset $0924, Length 2 // THROTTLE 2 
    {
      IF V0024 > 7
      {
        L0 = V0030 / 40
        L1 = L0 - 350
        &InputVal2 = 615 - L1
      }
      ELSE
      {
        &InputVal2 = 0 
      }
    }
    Var 0500, Link USB_SERVOS, Output 1, PosL 233, PosC 335, PosR 608
    Var 0082, name OutputVal2, Link FSUIPC_OUT, Offset $0932, Length 2 // Engine 2 Throttle lever, 4096 to +163
    Var 6502, name Throttlepoti2, Link USB_ANALOGIC, Input 1, PosL 1, PosC 125, PosR 190 // Throttlepoti1
    {
      V0081 = &Throttlepoti2 * 125
      V0082 = &Throttlepoti1 * 125
    }

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Nico,

    thanks a lot for the great service! Unfortunately the code doesnt work. The Levers immediately moving full in both directions (one in upper and one in lower direction).
    After some seconds one Servo begins to stuttering. I tried to change the values that you recommanded to play around with, but seems to have no effect.

    I dont want to steal your time.

    Regards

    Thomas

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Hi Thomas,

    I have no experience with programming servos's. Hope somebody else will jump in to correct that part of the code.

    regards,
    Nico

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Hi Nico,

    to program a servo is basicaly easy. The Servo has a pot or the positioning which use values from 1 (full left) to about 1000 (full right). In Sioc you can just send the value to the Servo Var for the needed positon. I think is not so far from motor controling.

    Thanks again for your support and i will see how i can use your suggested code.

    Regards

    Thomas

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Hi,

    That sounds simple indeed.

    I have looked at it again, and I found two mistakes I made. I had connected the outputvals to FSUIPC offsets instead of to the servo's...
    Try this file:


    Code:
    Var 0 value 0
    {
      // Set up an endless timer, calling a Control function every 100 ms
      &Control = 0
      &Control = TIMER 1 0 10  // 100 msec (Just experiment a little with this value)
    }
     
    Var 1 name Control Link SUBRUTINE
    {
      // Compute the delta change
      L2 = &InputVal1
      L2 = L2 - &DampedVal1  // L2: delta
      // take 10% of the delta  (Just experiment a little with this percentage)
      L1 = L2 * 10   
      L1 = DIV L1 100   // L1: 10% of delta
      L0 = &DampedVal1 + L1
      &DampedVal1 = L0
      L2 = &InputVal2
      L2 = L2 - &DampedVal2  // L2: delta
      // take 10% of the delta  (Just experiment a little with this percentage)
      L1 = L2 * 10   
      L1 = DIV L1 100   // L1: 10% of delta
      L0 = &DampedVal2 + L1
      &DampedVal2 = L0
    }
     
     
    var 2 name DampedVal1 value 0
    {
      &OutputVal1 = &DampedVal1
    }
     
    Var 3 name InputVal1 
    Var 0024, Link FSUIPC_INOUT, Offset $310A, Length 2
    Var 0025, Link FSUIPC_IN, Offset $088C, Length 2 // THROTTLE 1 
    {
      IF V0024 > 7
      {
        L0 = V0025 / 40
        L1 = L0 + 20
        &InputVal1 = 355 + L0
      }
      ELSE
      {
        &InputVal1 = 0 
      }
    }
    Var 0501, name OutputVal1, Link USB_SERVOS, Output 2, PosL 300, PosC 535, PosR 770
    Var 0081, Link FSUIPC_OUT, Offset $089A, Length 2 // Engine 1 Throttle lever, 4096 to +163 
    Var 6501, name Throttlepoti1, Link USB_ANALOGIC, Input 2, PosL 1, PosC 125, PosR 132 // Throttlepoti1
    var 4 name DampedVal2 value 0
    {
      &OutputVal2 = &DampedVal2
    }
    Var 5 name InputVal2 
    Var 0030, Link FSUIPC_IN, Offset $0924, Length 2 // THROTTLE 2 
    {
      IF V0024 > 7
      {
        L0 = V0030 / 40
        L1 = L0 - 350
        &InputVal2 = 615 - L1
      }
      ELSE
      {
        &InputVal2 = 0 
      }
    }
    Var 0500, name OutputVal2, Link USB_SERVOS, Output 1, PosL 233, PosC 335, PosR 608
    Var 0082, Link FSUIPC_OUT, Offset $0932, Length 2 // Engine 2 Throttle lever, 4096 to +163
    Var 6502, name Throttlepoti2, Link USB_ANALOGIC, Input 1, PosL 1, PosC 125, PosR 190 // Throttlepoti1
    {
      V0081 = &Throttlepoti2 * 125
      V0082 = &Throttlepoti1 * 125
    }

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    Re: Smooth A/T with Servocard

    Although I cannot help in detail, there's a lot of information on the internet about:

    ** slowing servo ** (Google)

    Hessel
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