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  1. Hi there again. It worked! The hardware switches now work. On switch hold (active) SET BEACON LIGHT - Parameter 1 Resend command while button pressed: YES On switch release (inactive) SET BEACON LIGHT - Parameter 0 I used this logic for several other SET xyz Commands. It works now almost seamlessly. Sometimes the USB Switchpad doesn't send or update signals in time, but with some Miliseconds delay MSFS reacts and sets the lights / features accordingly. Issue solved, Thanks, Peter
  2. Dear John, thank you so very much for answering and answering so soon! You just gave me a hint. I see that the "BEACON LIGHT SET" Requires a Parameter. I didn't put anything there in the parameter line yet. I will try this first prior going into the other optional solutions you recommend. So, my perception of a missing BEACON ON and BEACON OFF wasn't that wrong then. Thank you for keeping track of it. I just couldn't understand if it was a problem with MSFS or the simconnect, as you say. Basically my request is not for a specific aircraft model. I had the same issue back then with FSX as well. Some addons require proper light setting and you had no chance to verify if everything was set correctly because some models didn't have the red light beacon switch "depicted" in their 2D or 3D panels. I managed to install some default 2D panels as addon panels into some aircrafts, but I didn't like that solution either. I have my external hardware Switchboard that connects via USB, it works like a game controller. I prefer using this for all aircrafts, disregard appearance / simulation of the switch itself in the 3D cockpit. I will come back here and let you know if I managed with the Parameter setting 0 or 1... maybe thats also the cause for some other similar issues I had. I did not understand the "Parameter" - but its obvious... 0 is off, 1 is on... just a different way to address those "flags" or binary information. until next time, OE-PKR over and out,
  3. Hi there, I am so happy I have found this chat / thread here. I have been looking for some red beacon light in my sim for a long time and came across several addon tools / payware panel maker tools, but none of them addressed the here given issue. the purpose of my request is very similar. I am using several different aircrafts in MSFS 2020, I am flying from SETL everything up to Jets. Some aircrafts show a "red beacon" switch in their cockpit, some don't. Some only have NAV lights or some kind of Pulse light... (e.g. TBM Daher). I am using an external career mode: OnAir Company. This tool connects via simconnect to Flightsimulator and checks if RED BEACON is on prior starting the engine and if it's running until the shutdown of the engine. I bind the RED BEACON light toggle to a keyboard, but since it is not shown in the cockpit I can't verify if its on. I am also using an external hardware panel with buttons and flip switches. I assigned all light switches via FSUIPC7 and have it set like this. e.g. while Button 13 = pressed (flip switch) -> Assign Panel Light ON, when release assign Panel Light OFF. This seems to work for all lights with the exception of: BEACON LIGHT. I don't find BEACON LIGHT ON and OFF. It also doesn't exist in the built in MSFS keyboard assignments. There is only... BEACON LIGHT SET and BEACON LIGHT TOGGLE. --> Any Idea why this is so different from all the other lights? Has anybody made a working executable (*.exe) tool that reads the light switches as proposed above. My programming skills are limited. I would be very happy to have simple panel that shows all Light switches, or simply says if a certain light is ON or OFF. Thanks, happy landings, Peter
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