Thread: Axis control
09-29-2005, 08:12 PM #1janpedersenGuest
First of all excuse me for this rather long thread.
I`ve started my cockpitproject, and I`m new to FS2Phidget, but learning. What a wonderful program.
One thing bothers med though. Maybe I`m confusing myself.
I am building a set of control columns and rudder pedals, and will soon be ready to connect them to FS/Phidget-cards.
WARNING! Real newbie-question here. Please bare with me.
My plan was to connect liniar pots to a 0/8/8 board. I read this example in the FS2Phidget-manual: "Assign AILERON_DEFLECTION to the SERVO#0...and observe the servo tracking aileron postion."
Does this mean, that a servo is connected to the ailerons, and not a potmeter?
And further: "This is the position of the control surfaces, not the control columns. To observe control columns, assign servo #0 to AILERON_CONTROL."
This I canīt figure out: What is the difference between DEFLECTION and CONTROL? :confused:
And finally, if I can assign a servo to a axis, will the servo then move the controls, when A/P is on? Or is there any Phidget-solution for this?
Really hope, someone can help me out here.
09-30-2005, 10:19 AM #2alandyerGuest
Let me summarize your main question and you tell me if I understand you correctly.
Your main question:
What is the difference between a control column and a control surface ?
Something I am not clear about in your post. You will need to help me.
I get the impression you think statements made in the manual about the operation of servos are relevant to the operation of potentiometers ?
10-01-2005, 07:25 AM #3janpedersenGuest
Sorry, I can see now, that my thread is a bit confusing.
Let me try to make it better:
In the FSUIPC documentation, I can see 2 offsets for both elevator, rudder and aileron. Letīs take aileron:
0BB6 - Aileron control input
0BB8 - Aileron position indicator - is this the same as AILERON_DEFLECTION?
If I want to connect a potentiometer to my homebuilt control-column, to control aileron-input, sure that must be the 0BB6 offset, or the AILERON_CONTROL. Am I right? But as I read the FS2Phidget manual, a servo is connected to these offsets. So can a servo be used for this too? :confused:
Now, AILERON DEFLECTION. Is this the aileron position? And can a servo assigned to this offset follow the aileron movements?
I donīt know if this is possible, but I need something to make my columns follow the movements of the ailerons, (as well as elevator and rudder), when on A/P. Can this be done? With a servo?
Hope this helps, Alan.
Many regards, JP
10-02-2005, 11:21 AM #4alandyerGuest
Any FS Variable (offset) can be assigned to any type of Phidget.
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