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Hi folks I will paste what I have posted over at the AS forums hoping some kind soul has an answer :)

To cut a long story short. All my sim'ing is controlled by hardware switch panels and BU0836X controllers via FSUIPC registered. The one aircraft I have trouble with is the AS Twotter and the starter switch.

clicking on the switch with the mouse delivers a single "Toggle_Starter1" or "Toggle_Starter2" command as per normal.

If I run through FSUIPC I get a double command on each action as shown below hence no engine start. Thinking it may be a fsuipc control error I set up a keyboard key press in the main FSX config but I get the same result a double input.

377788 [Buttons] 61=PE,30,C66300,0
   377788 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66300, Param=0
   377788 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66300 (0x000102fc), Param= 0 (0x00000000) TOGGLE_STARTER1
   377835 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66300 (0x000102fc), Param= 0 (0x00000000) TOGGLE_STARTER1
   379566 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=4 (E), Btn=30, Released
   379566 [Buttons] 109=UE,30,C66300,0
   379566 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66300, Param=0
   379566 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66300 (0x000102fc), Param= 0 (0x00000000) TOGGLE_STARTER1
   379613 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66300 (0x000102fc), Param= 0 (0x00000000) TOGGLE_STARTER1

I have tried to make a macro but it does not seem to be a compatible function.

If someone has any clues or has come up against this and cured it I would love your input.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Pete

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The one aircraft I have trouble with is the AS Twotter and the starter switch.

clicking on the switch with the mouse delivers a single "Toggle_Starter1" or "Toggle_Starter2" command as per normal.

If I run through FSUIPC I get a double command on each action as shown below hence no engine start. Thinking it may be a fsuipc control error I set up a keyboard key press in the main FSX config but I get the same result a double input.

Assuming it is only that aircraft which gives this double click result I think that sending the command to FS does the toggling okay, and the aircraft gauge sees this and alters its switch, which in turn sends another control. I wouldn't think there was any way around that without a fix in the gauge.

I have tried to make a macro but it does not seem to be a compatible function.

Possibly the switch can be operated via Local Panel variables (L:Vars)?

Regards

Pete

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Sorted, thanks for the jolt Pete, for this old dog rolling over and learning a new trick was something I wasn't really wanting to do, but I got there :)

Code for any one else with the AS Twin Otter

    -- 1 = Starter L On
	-- 2 = Starter L Off
    -- 3 = Starter R On
	-- 4 = Starter R Off


	-- Set to Zero
	ipc.writeLvar("L:STARTER",0)

    -- Starter L On
    if ipcPARAM == 1 then


        dh6_starter = "L:starter"
        val = 0

        if ipc.readLvar(dh6_starter) == 0  then
           val = 1

        end
        ipc.writeLvar(dh6_starter, val)
		ipc.writeLvar("L:CAT_SWITCH_ON", 1)


		-- Starter L Off
    elseif ipcPARAM == 2 then

        dh6_starter = "L:starter"
        val = 0

        if ipc.readLvar(dh6_starter) == 1  then
           val = 0

        end
        ipc.writeLvar(dh6_starter, val)
		ipc.writeLvar("L:CAT_SWITCH_ON", 2)



    -- Starter R On
    elseif ipcPARAM == 3 then

        dh6_starter = "L:starter"
        val = 2

        if ipc.readLvar(dh6_starter) == 0  then
           val = 3

        end
        ipc.writeLvar(dh6_starter, val)
		ipc.writeLvar("L:CAT_SWITCH_ON", 3)


		-- Starter R Off
    elseif ipcPARAM == 4 then

        dh6_starter = "L:starter"
        val = 3

        if ipc.readLvar(dh6_starter) == 3  then
           val = 4

        end
        ipc.writeLvar(Cat_starter, val)
		ipc.writeLvar("L:CAT_SWITCH_ON", 4)

	end

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Code for any one else with the AS Twin Otter

Great!

Could you do us a favour, please, and post this with a suitable heading it the User Contributions subforum? That way it remains a reource for others. Left here it will scroll off and disappear pretty quickly.

Thanks!

Pete

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