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    Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    Hi all,

    I've finished the Spitfire to all intents and purposes, except for a bit of added detail I have yet to add.

    What I have not done and, frankly am a bit intimidated by, is the lights. There are only three lights that I need...

    undercarriage up

    Undercarriage down (and NO lights when in transit)

    And,

    Low Volts.


    I had an old version of FS2Phidget which I thought I understood, at least in theory. but that won't work with my new computer and W7. Computers are NOT strong point. The new version of FS2Phidget seems infinitely more powerful but also more complicated for a moron such as myself.

    I would rather spend time on detailing her as opposed to many hours working out the lights (the gauges took me over 100 hours to get working).

    So what I am hoping for is for some kind soul to save me the steep learing curve for sake of three lights? I am not being lazy or defeatest (my F-16 has something like 80 different lights that I eventually got working) I am just trying to get the project wrapped up in a reasonable time.

    Any help, pointers, greatly appreciated.



    Darryl
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    In memory of Flt Lt Tony Hill who, on 5 December 1941, at the request of Doctor R V Jones, successfully photographed a small "Würzburg radar" at Bruneval on the French coast. This from a height of only 200 ft, at high speed, under fire and from a camera mounted obliquely behind the cockpit.

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    Darryl,

    Maybe we ask get Bill or GoHot to send you their projects to help jump start you.
    I know if you offer to share a pint with Bill he might be up for it.
    Not sure what GoHot's tastes are.


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    Alan

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    That would be marvellous,cheers, I am certainly not above having a pint or two. (or three, or four, or........)
    "Tony"

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    I will send you my diagram as soon as i get home...My tastes are cheap..advise is free
    I'm not replicating anything, because I like to fly everything.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1LP3xxn0Q

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    Quote Originally Posted by gokhotit View Post
    I will send you my diagram as soon as i get home...My tastes are cheap..advise is free


    That would be great mate!! I am a firm believer in Kharma... somehow I or someone else will repay you, cheers


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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    Attachment 4128

    Here is my landing gear diagram. AS you can see there is are two sets of outputs per wheel (except the nose). One output is for all the way (set valve to Min=16484 and MAx=16485) dont know the exact numbers off the top of my head, but you get the idea. Set next set of ouputs for the desired other light (i use transition but for gear up and locked indication Min=0, max=1). DONT FORGET TO SET THE VALVES TO SHUTOFF=TRUE, it is the very bottom option on the valve config. Your LOW VOLTS light is the same thing (output, valve, light). Set the valve to the desired parameters and voila. There is probaly a more complex way of doing it, but this way works for me. The program is quite simple once you learn its quirkiness. If I have totally confused you please let me know. Forgot to mention, when it asks to set ratio to true..say no.
    I'm not replicating anything, because I like to fly everything.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1LP3xxn0Q

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    Thanks for the suggestions...I'm getting an "invalid attachment" when I try to follow yoyur link though??

    I had a look at the programme yesterday for a couple of hours, I got the Phidget working finally (although it said a 6v power supply was OK, mine wouldn't budge it..as soon as I put on a 12vlt it came to life!) but try as i could mucking about with the software I couldn't get it to light the light.

    I'm usually OK at seeing how something works if I can pull it apart, but "building" something to work isn't my strong suit!.

    Once I can have a look at your circuit I should (hopefully) not have to bother you with any stupid questions!!


    thanks

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    landing gear.jpg

    here is that attachment


    the only stupid question (especially around here) is the one not asked.
    I'm not replicating anything, because I like to fly everything.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1LP3xxn0Q

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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    Ok, I see how the structure should look but I can't get it to take any notice whatsoever of the actual FS variables. the best I got was the ability to turn the LED on and off with the test button...that was just before it stated to tell me "failed to load resources from resource file" and shut down. Now it won't run at all..same mesage each time .. still, after two complete removals and reinstalls of both the Phidgets Libray and the FS2hidgets programme?

    Help?


    Darryl
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    Re: Help on small Phidgets job...U/C and low volts.

    This happened to me a few times forgot what causes it.. the program glitched or whatever, then it save it with the glitch..I had to rewrite mine a few times before it worked fully. Best thing to do is start over and take it a little at a time. when you complete a circuit save a seperate backup and continue, that way if it does glitch, you just revert to the "working copy". Oh,turn off the autosave option.
    I'm not replicating anything, because I like to fly everything.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1LP3xxn0Q

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