Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    75+ Posting Member Mr. Midnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    129
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    gear lever timing

    Hello folks i have the 8/8/8 and im constructing my gear lever for my 737 cockpit, after reading and trying to get the board to work im wanting the led,s to have a delayed reaction when they light up( gear up red lights come on then off, not for sure but is there a way to get the 8/8/8 to do that.

    Thanks.................Robert

  2. #2
    25+ Posting Member pylet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Pole, Alaska
    Posts
    74
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    I use a Phidgets 0x16x16 and FS2Phidgets and this is in my *.ini file. This gives me the red and green indications that I need plus using the FS2Phidgets software you can use the sliders for the element that you are trying to modify or "delay". I have also attached a screen shot where in the FS2Phidgets program that you would select when something would start and stop thereby giving you the delay you need. This picture shows my nose gear. Hope this helps some.

    [LANDING_GEAR_HANDLE]
    Offset=0BE8
    Length=4
    FSType=Proportional
    LoValue=0
    HiValue=16383
    Format=###########
    Multiplier=1
    Divisor=1
    Integer=False
    WriteOnly=False
    [LANDING_GEAR_LEFT]
    Offset=0BF0
    Length=4
    FSType=Proportional
    LoValue=0
    HiValue=16383
    [LANDING_GEAR_NOSE]
    Offset=0BEC
    Length=4
    FSType=Proportional
    LoValue=0
    HiValue=16383
    [LANDING_GEAR_RIGHT]
    Offset=0BF4
    Length=4
    FSType=Proportional
    LoValue=0
    HiValue=16383
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Lyle Kirgan
    B737NG SSTD Owner

  3. #3
    75+ Posting Member Mr. Midnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    129
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Thanks

    thanks for the info , i have the 8/8/8 and the 16/16.
    however im not up to speed yet on its many uses.

    let me ask you a question, i understand ini files but where does this come into play here, excuse me for being ignorant on that.

    once i have the landing gear built and i have the swicthes and leds in place do i need to change my ini files before i program or am i confused.

    thanks............Robert

  4. #4
    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Trevor Hale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,432
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    The entire unit should work without modifying the ini. Try just attaching the switches and LED's and program it in fs2phid Software. See where that gets you first.
    ________________________
    Trevor Hale

  5. #5
    1000+ Poster - Fantastic Contributor Bob Reed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Holley, New York U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,880
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Hi Robert. A lot of what you are trying to do is built into the FS2Phidgets software. Phidget users, are there any tutorials around?
    Bob Reed

  6. #6
    25+ Posting Member pylet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    North Pole, Alaska
    Posts
    74
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Try this web site http://www.phidgetsusa.com/fs/fs2phi...FS2Phidget.asp . It has the software and I think there is a pdf file that explains exactly how to setup the software with a landing gear example. Pay close attention to chapter six of this guide http://www.phidgetsusa.com/fs/fs2phi...FS2Phidget.pdf . After checking that out if you still have questions feel free to contact me.
    Lyle Kirgan
    B737NG SSTD Owner

  7. #7
    300+ Forum Addict Rodney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO USA
    Posts
    370
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    I'm not using the 8/8/8 for LED's rather a 64 LED. But I have attached 3 screenshots that show how I have each configured. The trick to get the red transient lights to work is between 0 and 16383. One pic shows that. Hope it helps explain it, as a picture is worth?
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Rodney -
    Real 727-200 pit
    Last Flown as N392PA
    FS9

  8. #8
    1000+ Poster - Fantastic Contributor Bob Reed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Holley, New York U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,880
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Hey Rodney! Good to see ya!
    Bob Reed

Similar Threads

  1. Gear lever colour 737
    By Steve A in forum General Builder Questions All Aircraft Types
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-13-2010, 09:05 PM
  2. Gear Lever Tutorial?
    By Holclo in forum Cockpit Parts and Motion Platforms
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-28-2007, 03:26 AM
  3. build your own 737 gear lever
    By esa1203 in forum General Builder Questions All Aircraft Types
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-26-2007, 07:09 AM