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  1. GPS Out & USB

    Hi Pete, I emailed Garmin asking if data can even be sent in the USB port, this is the reply, figured this can help you answer any further questions - short answer, it's only serial port / aviation format. Dear David Voogd, Thank you for contacting Garmin International, The 296 can send GPS and NMEA data out, but can only receive "Aviation In" data through the serial cable (this format would be selected if the 296 were receiving data from a 430/530 GPS). With Best Regards, Jason W Product Support Specialist Pilot Operations Garmin International
  2. GPS Out & USB

    Well I tried every combination of the \\.\WCEUSBSH### port numbers from 1 to 15 and back again with different settings, no response on it. Seems I'll just have to be patient and wait for the serial cable.
  3. GPS Out & USB

    Hi Pete, Ya I was just using the FS9 docs up to now but I pulled up the FSX docs up last night and tried it with the . in it. I haven't tried different numbers though so I'll just keep counting up to see if I get a connection. Either way I ordered the Garmin serial connector cable (going to be a week wait for that) - but if I can get it working Via USB either way I'd prefer that as when you're on USB you can connect the external power cable and run off that, but on serial it is battery only as the Garmin serial cable connects via the external power port. From what you said there it seems that is a generic windows USB address and not just Palm PC's as I falsely assumed. I'll give it a whirl when I get home - thanks again for all the help!
  4. GPS Out & USB

    The \\\WCEUSBSH001 port number didn't work either.
  5. GPS Out & USB

    Hi Pete, I tried some combinations of the above USBPDO-7, the hub & port name etc. - nothing worked there. I'll try that port listed in the docs - I assumed it was just for PDAs but there's no harm in trying I suppose.
  6. GPS Out & USB

    Hi Pete. I have the GPS hooked up to the PC, no Garmin software installed or running (Win 7 recognized it as a Garmin GPS immediately), its hooked up via USB and running in Simulator mode - Com1 Serial Data Format is set to Aviation In. In FSUIPC 4 / FSX I have GPS enabled, AV400 checked, enter a unique port name checked, now here's the tricky part, what's the port name. Windows is showing the GPS's location as Port_#0005.Hub_#0001 - Windows shows also the following in the USB device Properties window... Physical Device Object name \Device\USBPDO-7 Legacy bus type 0000000F Bus Number 00000000 Enumerator USB Address 00000005 Location paths PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0B00)#USBROOT(0)#USB(5) Device Instance Path USB\VID_091E&PID_0003\5&13FA7037&0&5Parent USB\ROOT_HUB\4&1F0C074E&0 Any idea what to write for a port name?
  7. GPS Out & USB

    Thanks Pete. If Garmin has their program for Mac I'll just install it on there instead for managing the maps and all that so it won't interfere when I'm using it for flightsim on the Windows machine. I'll be picking up the GPS today :)
  8. GPS Out & USB

    Thanks for the reply Pete. From what I've read it's only a matter of figuring out the USB port number, but I haven't figured out how you do that. I want to avoid using a serial cable if possible as the GPS can't use external power when its on one (just the way Garmin set it up for whatever reason) and I'd rather not use up battery cycles on flightsim. I'll surf around to see if I can figure out how to do this.
  9. Hi Peter, I'm looking to buy a Garmin 296 and hook it up to my computer to practice using it with flightsim & GPSOut. My current computer does not have any serial ports, and the Garmin only comes with a USB connection - it would cost about $100 for the Garmin serial cable and a USB to Serial adapter, so I would prefer just to have it hooked up via USB cable. I've read in past posts that you can connect USB devices via GPSOut but that finding the GPS's USB port address is tricky. How do you go about finding out what the USB's port address is, how complicated is it to coordinate that with GPSOut? Just wanted to know if it's going to be complicated to get it hooked up via USB or if I should just spend the $100 on the serial cables. Thanks, David
  10. Hi Peter, I was just wondering if GPSout will work with modern GPS units, as in if I plugged in a Garmin 96, 296 or whatever in to my computer could I use GPS Out to communicate flightsims location to the GPS and therefore use the GPS with flightsim. Would it work with USB connections or just serial? If not do you or anyone else know how and if this can be done?
  11. I'm having a bit of a problem - I purchased both FSUIPC and WideFS7 through Simmarket, but I had different email addresses at the time. (bought fsuipc with my @rogers.com address, WideFS with my @gmail.com and now use a @me.com address. Thank spam for chasing me out of the old ones...) I can't get both to register at once, only one or the other (even with the register both option on install).
  12. Setting up two control schemes.

    Thanks Peter, It is certainly a very strange setup. I think the reason the developer does this is to get around some flightsim limitations, it is by far the most realistic turboprop setup you can get. It works very easily if you just have the CH Yoke with a single throttle for all engines, but it gets rather complicated as you can see if you have a throttle quadrant. Just to clarify, to control engine 1 with a throttle quadrant, it will read the engine 3 axis. You can't have anythign set to engine 1 or it will interfere. To Control engine 2, it reads the engine 4 axis. This goes for throttle, prop and condition lever. It seems I may, or may not have a virus on this system now though, so I want to get that sorted out first. I have a feeling I'm going to end up formatting both this computer and my laptop, as something wierd keeps happening on both even though virus scanners find nothing :S
  13. Hello Peter. I want to try and set up two separate control schemes for my axis controls in FSUIPC. I need one set for the Majestic Simulations Dash 8 (which uses axis 3 for engine 1 and axis 4 for engine 2), and one for everything else (normal setup). I have a CH Throttle Quadrant, and the Majestic Dash 8 doesn't work with the default setup. For it to work, you have to have Engine 1's controls assigned to engine 3's axis', and engine 2's to engine 4. So I have to have FSUIPC assign my control axis and not flight simulator, as flight simulator control assignments will intefere with the dash 8 engines. I want to tell FSUIPC that for all planes to use engine 1 axis for engine 1, and so on. I then want to tell it that just when the Dash 8 is loaded (aircraft specific), to use engine 1 axis for engine 3. I tried setting this up before but everything went crazy and flight simulator and FSUIPC wouldn't respond to anything, even after a reinstall, so I'm a bit leary in trying this again. Is there any chance you could help me out when you have some time?
  14. Aircraft Title readout problem

    Thanks Pete, I forgot to report back here, it was the FSEconomy system's SQL that didn't appreciate the character. It's all fixed up now though :D
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