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    phidgets reverser help!!

    Hi we have a real 737-200 series throttle that has been wired up by a pro sim shop with phidgets 888 on board

    problem is, both reverse levers have been wired to the same switch.

    how do we get both engines to reverse using the single switch?

    really struggling here with this fantastic piece of software/hardware
    cliff

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    Re: phidgets reverser help!!

    hi cliff -

    a couple of Q's -
    1. I assume you're using FS2P?
    2. and your 2 throttle levers are connected to one potentiometer each for sensing?

    I guess you're asking how you can have separate switches for the 2 engines -

    I don't know how your vendor has wired the TQ - here's what i have on my rig - -

    I have a pot on each of my throttles which cover the full range from max forward to full reverse - using FS2P, i have calibrated them to read 0 > +16384 for the fwd part, and 0 > -4096 for the reverse, with a dead zone at the 0 value - this lets you use a single pot for the fwd and reverse -


    I don't think FS2P supports multiple assignments per input - ie, I dont think you can trigger the reversers on engine 1 & 2 with a single switch - you could add another switch and use separate offsets for each reverser -

    I would try and use the single pot for the reverse/fwd, as with this you can control the amount of Reverse as well -

    hope this helps -

    fc

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    Re: phidgets reverser help!!

    thanks fc,

    wonder if you could help me .

    both of my reverse levers have switches...and both of these switches are wired together into a single input on the card, so when i activate either reverse lever, i only ever get one phidgets input to show ever.

    just need some kind person to tell me how to activate reverse thrust on both engines using a single input.

    in fsuipc it would be "decrease throttle" etc.

    thanks guys!!!!

    cliff

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    Re: phidgets reverser help!!

    hi cliff - are you using FS2P to assign phidgets inputs?

    I would suggest you wire both switches independently to 2 inputs in phidgets = as far as I know, FS2P does not support multiple assignments per input - (I may be wrong here!)

    I'd say its more realistic to have separate reversers for each engine -

    How has your vendor assigned the reverse switch? Maybe you can ask them -

    There are 2 parts to this, one is the wiring of the input to the card, and the second id assigning them in FS2P -

    The thing I need to know is if you're using FS2P -

    fc

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