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  1. #1
    Skydvdan
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    How about landing gear indicators?

    I currently have 3 led's connected to the outputs on my 8/8/8 board. When the gear is down my 3 green leds are on. When the gear is in transit the leds stay lit. Finally, when the gear hits the well the leds go out...awesome. Here's my question- would it be possible to connect 2 sets of 3 led's, let's say 3 green and 3 red. When the gear is down the 3 greens are on. When the gear is in transit the greens go out and the reds come on for this unsafe condition. Finally, when the gear hits the wells the reds also go out indicating gear up. Does this make sense? Can it be done? Let me know. I have more questions but I'll bide my time and go one project at a time.

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    phidgets
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    Yes

    Correct - You can assign any FSUIPC function to any phidget component.

    You might find exceptions, but this one sounds feasible.

    Matt

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    imported_737nut
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    Once Alan releases the re-worked file so we can make our own changes, you should have no problems setting that up. I use the MCPEX (cpflight)board and have mine set-up just like what you're looking for.

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    alandyer
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    By creating entries in the current database, or forthcoming INI files you can do this.
    Each gear returns a value between between 0 and 16383.
    Within the database you can specifiy what value - when exceeded will cause LED to switch on.
    You can also specify a value that will cause light to go off.
    Using "Invert" function makes this very easy to set up.
    I do this with my gear lights.

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    I was wondering if you could post a sample of the ini file as changing values do not seem to work at all.

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    alandyer
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    Most of what you need to set with regard to landing gear can be done without fiddling around with INI files.
    Thresholds for digital values can be set from FS2Phidgets.
    You have read latest documentation, right ?

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    Yes, I have Alan, we were doing it from the wrong ini file.
    Works like a dream now.

    Many thanks

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    Re: How about landing gear indicators?

    Ya im trying to do this right now, might be 8 yrs later but i got a Aud Mega card, 2 sets of red and green leds and was wondering how its done too lol ....

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    Re: How about landing gear indicators?

    My gear indicators are set for the following:

    Gear down and Locked (Green Light) values ranging from 16382-26383
    Gear Unsafe (Red Light) values ranging from 3-16381
    Gear Up (no light) range 0-2

    I have 1 gear unsafe light that I set a logic variable for, the values would be the same for one unsafe light per gear. One phidget output per each gear light.
    I'm not replicating anything, because I like to fly everything.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1LP3xxn0Q

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    Re: How about landing gear indicators?

    Thanks, gone hot.

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