charlie172sierra Posted August 1, 2011 Report Share Posted August 1, 2011 Hello Mr. Dowson & fellow simmers, I have recently upgraded to the registered version of FSUIPC (version 4.7 I believe) in the hopes of tweaking the FSUIPC data output to the Flight Illusion Simulator Control Program Version 7.0.8. Flight Illusion's gauges require both the FSUIPC and FI software to complete the interface between FSX and FI's gauges. Specifically I have the following problem: The GSA40 Directional Gyro is reporting the true heading instead of the magnetic heading. Flight Illusion's software allows monitoring the received values of both magnetic heading and true heading (among several other flight characteristics.) Furthermore, FI's software can force the gyro to report the compass heading (a.k.a. magnetic heading) but with the following huge drawback: the gryo mimics all of the lags associated with a whiskey compass. What I would like to do, if possible, is configure FSUIPC to send the magnetic heading value in place of the true heading value. That is, Flight Illusion's software thinks it is receiving the true heading from FSUIPC when in fact FSUIPC is sending it the magnetic heading. Is such a programming trick possible? I realize that there would be another work-around. I would simply use the heading encoder to adjust the GSA40 to match the FSX simulated whiskey compass' heading, like what is necessary to do to correct for gyro drift. Alas, I cannot get the encoder to function so I'm unable to do this (I'm waiting to hear back from FI or other simmers in a different posting within Flight Illusion's forum pages in the simFlight website.) So, for now, I have to either endure a gyrocompass with gyro stability always reporting the true heading, or a gyro that reports magnetic heading but exhibits all of the lags of a whiskey compass. I am no expert at computer programming (I have minimal experience with Visual Basic) and am certainly no flight expert (I've only just begun flight school -- best decision in my life!), so I understand that I may be in error in my understanding of the situation. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks much, David Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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