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Hi Pete.

Just got the Ifly 737NG (-800) and what a nice aircraft.

I have the PFC Jetliner console, Yoke and pedals, nice stuff..

FS9.1, FSUIPC 3.99, PFC 2.307. XP SP3

Problem: When I bought the bird their version was SP1 - 3. AutoBrakes worked fine, the AB knob trtacked the switch just fine. They then came out with another SP (SP 2.1) and now the Auto Brake switch on the PFC console will no longer make the Ifly knob move. I have tried "autobrake set" with the correct parameters. (Joy 18,buton 8-13) and with mouse macros. I can rotate the knob in FSUIPC and see the correct assignments displayed. No rotation of the Ifly knob. I tried assigning some unused FS controls (ctrl+shift+F2 and F4) no joy. However if I do hit the FS controls on the keyboard it works fine. (Mouse clicks also work fine).

Ifly has a key assignment facility and it has autobrake "rotate left and rotate right" only.

I guess the question is how to get the AB switch on the console to send left/right rotation commands that Ifly will be happy with. I'm sure it's something simple I'm missing but I am even simpler than the soultion.

Mike B.

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Problem: When I bought the bird their version was SP1 - 3. AutoBrakes worked fine, the AB knob trtacked the switch just fine. They then came out with another SP (SP 2.1) and now the Auto Brake switch on the PFC console will no longer make the Ifly knob move. I have tried "autobrake set" with the correct parameters. (Joy 18,buton 8-13) and with mouse macros. I can rotate the knob in FSUIPC and see the correct assignments displayed. No rotation of the Ifly knob. I tried assigning some unused FS controls (ctrl+shift+F2 and F4) no joy. However if I do hit the FS controls on the keyboard it works fine. (Mouse clicks also work fine).

Which FS controls? Increase Autobrake Control and Decrease Autobrake Control?

Ifly has a key assignment facility and it has autobrake "rotate left and rotate right" only.

If they've changed their code to ignore the FS setting and only do their own method it won't please a lot of cockpit hardware owners that's for sure. Seems an odd thing to do for a company which seems to be very well oriented towards enthusiast needs. Have you asked them about it?

I guess the question is how to get the AB switch on the console to send left/right rotation commands that Ifly will be happy with.

Well, unless you can get iFly to implement something which responds to a value (0-5) to set the desired position I'm afraid all you can really do is assign one of the A/B switch positions to Increment and the another to Decrement, with an unassigned one between. Say RTO = decrement, 1=increment. Leave the switch on Off normally, turn it to 1 and back to increment, or RTO and back to decrement. A bit naff, but otherwise the only solution would be to use a Lua plug-in program to process the FS value (0-5) and send the appropriate numbers of incs or decs to the aircraft.

I believe it would be worth asking iFly about this. It shouldn't be hard for them to implement a suitable control internally.

Regards

Pete

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Hi Pete:

Just wanted to follow up on my "issue". I contacted Ifly and one of their 'A' team members worked with me to resolve the issue. Here is what he came up with and it works great:

Reminder, my hardware is the PFC JetLiner console, serial connection.

[buttons.iFly 737-800 (Wide screen)]

//AUTOBRAKE

//RTO

0=P18,8,C66299,1

1=P18,8,C66299,1

2=P18,8,C66299,1

3=P18,8,C66299,1

4=P18,8,C66299,1

5=P18,8,C66299,1

//OFF

6=P18,9,C66299,1

7=P18,9,C66299,1

8=P18,9,C66299,1

9=P18,9,C66299,1

10=P18,9,C66299,1

11=P18,9,C66299,1

12=P18,9,C66298,1

//1

13=P18,10,C66299,1

14=P18,10,C66299,1

15=P18,10,C66299,1

16=P18,10,C66299,1

17=P18,10,C66299,1

18=P18,10,C66299,1

19=P18,10,C66298,1

20=P18,10,C66298,1

//2

21=P18,11,C66299,1

22=P18,11,C66299,1

23=P18,11,C66299,1

24=P18,11,C66299,1

25=P18,11,C66299,1

26=P18,11,C66299,1

27=P18,11,C66298,1

28=P18,11,C66298,1

29=P18,11,C66298,1

//3

30=P18,12,C66299,1

31=P18,12,C66299,1

32=P18,12,C66299,1

33=P18,12,C66299,1

34=P18,12,C66299,1

35=P18,12,C66299,1

36=P18,12,C66298,1

37=P18,12,C66298,1

38=P18,12,C66298,1

39=P18,12,C66298,1

//MAX

40=P18,13,C66299,1

41=P18,13,C66299,1

42=P18,13,C66299,1

43=P18,13,C66299,1

44=P18,13,C66299,1

45=P18,13,C66299,1

46=P18,13,C66298,1

47=P18,13,C66298,1

48=P18,13,C66298,1

49=P18,13,C66298,1

50=P18,13,C66298,1

I don't fully understand what he did here but it works great now.

Thanks for a great product.

Regards, Mike B.

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Just wanted to follow up on my "issue". I contacted Ifly and one of their 'A' team members worked with me to resolve the issue. Here is what he came up with and it works great

Good.

I don't fully understand what he did here but it works great now.

It is using a sequence of Autobrake Decrements and Increments to get to the correct position.

Thanks for posting this follow up.

Regards

Pete

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