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kobra last won the day on March 19 2012

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  1. It looks like you're trying to run GPSout and PocketFMS on the same computer. That's not how GPSout works. It runs over a serial connection to an external GPS. (example: I run a Garmin 295 connected to the serial port on my computer) You might be able to get it to work if PocketFMS in on another system.
  2. I use a projector that's up on a bookshelf behind my chair...lots more bang for the buck than a plasma screen. The image on the wall ends up about 9' wide. I turn off the FS panel, since it just gets in the way. Adding the gps just put the finishing touch on things. I believe that TRC is working on one for the panel, but I don't really need it now :D jwenting, on the SimKit site there are some pics of guys putting together sim cockpits in old planes. One is a MIG-21 and another is a Piper Arrow. I'm not sure I could fit that in my spare bedroom though :P
  3. I finally stepped up to the plate and got the hardware I needed to try gpsout with my Garmin 295...it works like a charm :D I had some trouble initially because I didn't quite understand the instructions. Once I'd set the 295 to simulation mode and aviation mode for the input, it worked. Setting "sentences" to AV400 with no other protocols seems to be the way to go. Using others caused the GPS to crash after a minute or so. Here's a pic of the 295 (on its yoke mount) and my TRC472 playing together. I've had the 295 for years and always wanted to get this going. Thanks for the module, Pete. Of course, the TRC472 is also heavily dependent on FSUIPC to run. I'm impressed :D
  4. One possibility that's easy to check is USB 2.0, which can get flakey and really isn't necessary for this application. I had some USB problems that were fixed by turning off USB 2.0 support.
  5. The stuff from SimKits and The Real Cockpit uses FSUIPC and runs through a single USB connection, so a serial connection shouldn't be a necessity.
  6. Help with ATC Window?

    You could use the CH software to program the keystrokes you want (hat up=1, hat right=2, etc.)