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    Flashing annunciator since new version?

    Hi everyone,
    Since I installed the newest version for my LED dimming ....my LE FLAPS EXT which has been assigned to FLAPS HANDLE and worked great before..now flashes and I cant stop it .Except fpr inverting but that kills it all together i. :confused:
    Anyone else having this problem and what can I do?
    Evrything seems normal in the PHIDGETFSUPIC.INI for FLAPS_HANDLE.
    Never touched it,Verified offsets in FSUPIC.DOC .
    PHI VALUE in the PHIDGETS software is flashing "10" from the digit "100"
    Restarted FS/ WIDECLIENT./ PHIDGETS thinking one of these might be causing it.
    Still doing it..Hmmm.possible bug issue..I dont know.
    Installation issue mabe? Installed without issues..

    Kind regards
    James

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    Alan,
    I am back at it again tonight and trying the process of elemination on this problem since the upgraded software.
    I reassigned a different LED on the board and assigned it to FLAPS
    -HANDLE and that lamp also did the same of flashing very quickly,I choose invert and the lamp stops flashing and stays lit and then when I go back to uncheck invert it flashes again.

    [FLAPS_HANDLE]
    Offset=0BDC
    Length=4
    FSType=Flaps
    I even tried adding the HiValues and LoValues and that didnt work.

    Regards
    James




    PHivalue is stuck on 100 and that number flashes also.
    Reinstalled the Phidget program again but no luck.
    I checked all my wiring and that is good.(NOSE GEAR ISSUE I RESOLVED)

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    Ok.
    I resolved the flaps issue by reassigning to another setting etc.. LEFT FLAPS DEFLECTION and that enabled me to calibrate and the flashing stopped.
    Their still is an issue with the FLAPS HANDLE though...Like I said I tried another LED and it still did it. (flashing)
    Also I got the GLIDESLOPE P/INHIBIT to work using what you gave me for info and it worked this time.I did some reading in the FSUIPC.DOC and it said you have to place any kind of addin info at the end????
    Whatever it was it worked this time.I placed as the last entry and I did not get any errors this time and it allowed me also to calibrate with no problems.

    You have to excuse me on these little issues...I'm not really up on the FSUPIC language and never really understood it up untill now.Still learning ..but I can see
    it opens up many different avenues in Flightsiming..especially when interfacing.
    Kind regards
    James

    Can you look into this "flashing" issue and let me know?

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    Thanks for bringing flashing to my attention.
    Flashing is definately a bug.
    Let me look at that.

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    James,

    You will notice in FS2PhUIPC.ini file that FLAPS_HANDLE has fstype of Flaps.
    This is intended for analog input for setting flaps.
    Very special case because of the way MS-FS handles flaps settings.

    Must admit, when I added dimness fuctionality I did not test for fstype=flaps.
    Did not think anybody would ever assign this offset to digital output.

    Here's a possible workaround:
    Create following entry.

    [FLAPS_HANDLE_POS]
    Offset=0BDC
    Length=4
    FSType=Proportional
    LoValue=0
    HiValue=16383

    Assign above and let's see how that works.

    Alan.

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    i have the same problem

    since i installed the new ver 2.1.1
    Ramair and cowlvalve2 starts flashing when i start up fs2phidgets

    The offsets i use are

    [Ramair]
    offset=5681
    length=1
    fstype=proportional
    lovalue=0
    hivalue=16383

    [cowlvalve2]
    offset=5659
    length=1
    fstype=proportional
    lovalue=0
    hivalue=16383

    Whit these value the annunciators are flashing.

    These annunciators are on a 64 led board

    I have the same value for cowl valve 1 but this annunciator is on a output of an 16/16/0 i/o board.

    the cowl valve 1 is working correctly how is this possible???

    regard Martijn Schoot

    Building a 737-700

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    Martijn,

    Thanks for heads up.
    Its a bug. Will fix it.

    Thanks,
    Alan.

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    James,

    Did latest version cure flashing problem for you on LED64 card ?

    Alan.

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    Martjin,

    Can you cut and paste entries from PhidgetLED9999.ini file for outputs associated with ramair or cowflap2 ?
    This will help me out.

    Thanks,
    Alan.

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    Smile entries from PhidgetLED5523.ini file

    here are the entries

    [Output 19]
    FSID=RamAir
    Enabled=True
    Invert=False
    SMin=0
    SMax=0
    Dimness=100
    Brightness=100
    DMin=1
    DMax=1
    PositiveRate=False
    NegativeRate=False
    RateThreshold=1

    [Output 24]
    FSID=CowlValve2
    Enabled=True
    Invert=False
    SMin=0
    SMax=0
    Dimness=100
    Brightness=100
    DMin=1
    DMax=1
    PositiveRate=False
    NegativeRate=False
    RateThreshold=1

    i've have attached a attachment of my .ini file i didn't no if you only needed the ramair and the cowlvalve or al of them.

    I hope that i've have helped you so far, so you can solve the problem.

    If there is any question you can also email me at mca.schoot@planet.nl

    Thanks for so far ,

    Regards Martijn Schoot

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