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I am using one of the available FSUIPC offsets to light up an annunciator. I use a switch to set a value in that Offset. I want to keep that annunciator lit up for a small period of time (say 5 seconds). And then set the offset value back to 0 - thereby turning the annunciator off. The switch however continues to stay on.

With FSUIPC's extensive facilities (I learn newer ways of using it each day i use it!) Is there a way to do this without resorting to writing a program?

For example - say a timer facility within FSUIPC that i can use to reset the offset value?

I can also see a situation where based on a timer, I can increment the value in an offset.

Any suggestion would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

CPJ

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I am using one of the available FSUIPC offsets to light up an annunciator. I use a switch to set a value in that Offset. I want to keep that annunciator lit up for a small period of time (say 5 seconds). And then set the offset value back to 0 - thereby turning the annunciator off. The switch however continues to stay on.

With FSUIPC's extensive facilities (I learn newer ways of using it each day i use it!) Is there a way to do this without resorting to writing a program?

For example - say a timer facility within FSUIPC that i can use to reset the offset value?

No, but it would be easy to do with a Lua plug-in --just three lines, by the sound of it. You could call it "programming", but it is a lot easier than messing with some of the Button 'programming' tricks.

Something like

  • ipc.writeUB(, )
    ipc.sleep(5000)
    ipc.writeUB(, )

Save that as, say, "MyLight.lua", and assign the switch to "lua mylight" in the drop-down.

Regards

Pete

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Thanks Pete.

Your work and insights are invaluable.

Will try it out tonight and post my results here.

P.S: Did some pretty good use of Compound Button programming over the past few weeks. Very happy with what i was able to achieve.

Immensely grateful.

Best regards,

CPJ

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