Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    300+ Forum Addict Tom_G_2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central Mass
    Posts
    437
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Question How can I determine if the plane crashed? I want to trigger my ELT.

    Has anyone come up with a reliable way to detect the occurrence of a crash in FSX via Link2FSMulti?

    I purchased a really nice simulated ELT switch from DIY Realism some time back and I am finally getting around to hooking it up and coding it.

    http://diyrealism.webs.com/apps/webs...s/show/3203393

    I did a little reading on how the real thing functions and coding the test, arm, reset, and manual activate functions was fairly simple.

    However, a real ELT's usefulness comes from its ability to activate automatically in the event of a crash. It does this by detecting a force in excess of 5 G's. So I figures, no prob I'll just read the
    I saved a scenario that put the plane at 1000 AGL nose down with no power and the ailerons hard over so it would lawn dart hard every time. The highest G reading I got and only on one of a couple dozen crashes was +1.0 The rest are between +0.1 and +0.4. And you can create those forces with a hard landing so I don't want to get false triggers on the ELT by dialing it down that low.

    Has anyone come up with a reliable way to detect the occurrence of a crash in FSX via Link2FSMulti extractions or maybe vie the FSUIPC interface in Link2FSMulti? I've never played in the experts section but I'm always up for leaning something new if I can't come up with some regular extractions .

    Here's an example of the extractions from my last test crash:

    /C0/D0
    =M1=N0
    =O0=P0=Q0=R1=S0=U0=V0
    https://www.facebook.com/mycessnasim PC: Intel Core i7 Haswell @ 3.8GHz, 8Gb Ram, Win 7 64Bit, dual SSDs, GeFroce 780 SIM: FSX w/Aclrtn Pk, FSUIPC4, ASN, UTX, GEX, REX 4

  2. #2
    500+ This must be a daytime job



    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    NEW ZEALAND
    Posts
    867
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: How can I determine if the plane crashed? I want to trigger my ELT.

    Hi,
    Offset 0840 is a Crashed Flag in FSUIPC.
    Les

  3. Thanks Tom_G_2010 thanked for this post
  4. #3
    300+ Forum Addict Tom_G_2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central Mass
    Posts
    437
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: How can I determine if the plane crashed? I want to trigger my ELT.

    Cool! Thanks! I looked through the list but missed that one. I saw offsets that showed crash detection on or off but must have looked right past that one.

    Now I'm off to learn how to use the FSUIPC section of Link2FSMulti...
    https://www.facebook.com/mycessnasim PC: Intel Core i7 Haswell @ 3.8GHz, 8Gb Ram, Win 7 64Bit, dual SSDs, GeFroce 780 SIM: FSX w/Aclrtn Pk, FSUIPC4, ASN, UTX, GEX, REX 4

  5. #4
    300+ Forum Addict Tom_G_2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central Mass
    Posts
    437
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: How can I determine if the plane crashed? I want to trigger my ELT.

    Just a quick follow up, and a thank you to Les!

    I assigned offset 0840 to #g in the FSUIPC section of Link2FSMulti and it worked perfect. I lawn darted the plane a dozen times and was able to get a consistent ELT trigger.
    https://www.facebook.com/mycessnasim PC: Intel Core i7 Haswell @ 3.8GHz, 8Gb Ram, Win 7 64Bit, dual SSDs, GeFroce 780 SIM: FSX w/Aclrtn Pk, FSUIPC4, ASN, UTX, GEX, REX 4

  6. Likes BuzziBi liked this post
  7. #5
    500+ This must be a daytime job



    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    NEW ZEALAND
    Posts
    867
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: How can I determine if the plane crashed? I want to trigger my ELT.

    Well done Tom,
    I may need to do the same so you helped as well.
    Les