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Dont know how to use GF-T8 for APU Toggle Switch


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Hello i don´t know whats wrong with my cofiguration.

I want to set one Switch of the GF-T8 modul for starting or shutdown the APU.

If i use the T8 switch nothing happens.

In the logfile i can see this if i use the switch of the T8 modul

579419 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=109, Btn=2, Pressed

579419 [buttons] 5=P109,2,C66705,0

579419 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66705, Param=0

580059 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=109, Btn=2, Released

580059 [buttons] 6=U109,2,C66704,0

580059 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66704, Param=0

and this if i use the APU switch in FSX by clicking with the mouse

582524 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66704 (0x00010490), Param= 0 (0x00000000) APU_STARTER

583444 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66705 (0x00010491), Param= 0 (0x00000000) APU_OFF_SWITCH

What can i do to get the switch work with the Goflight modul?

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I want to set one Switch of the GF-T8 modul for starting or shutdown the APU.

What Flight Simulstyor version? What FSUIPC version? Which aircraft?

If i use the T8 switch nothing happens.

In the logfile i can see this if i use the switch of the T8 modul

579419 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=109, Btn=2, Pressed

579419 [buttons] 5=P109,2,C66705,0

579419 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66705, Param=0

580059 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=109, Btn=2, Released

580059 [buttons] 6=U109,2,C66704,0

580059 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66704, Param=0

You are switching it off first, then on? Why? If you are talking about the default 738 in FSX, then the "off" takes a second or two to switch the APU off when it is on. Have you programmed your switch the wrong way around, perhaps? The controls are most certainly being sent to FS, and they do work with the defalut 738. I don't know about any other aircraft.

and this if i use the APU switch in FSX by clicking with the mouse

Aha, so it is FSX. The controls APU STARTER and APU OFF SWITCH can be assigned to button or switch or keypress and wotrk fine here, 100%. Here is the log you should see with both Button and Event logging enabled. This is on my own T8 module, third button from left, with APU off in the upper position (switch acually "on" or "pressed") and the "on" in the lower, or "off" position.

   901718 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=109, Btn=2, Released
901718 [Buttons] 506=U109,2,C66704,0
901718 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66704, Param=0
901734 JoystickValues PCnum=0, dwCount=1, data[2]={0000006d 000000fb}
901734 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66704 (0x00010490), Param= 0 (0x00000000) APU_STARTER
905531 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=109, Btn=2, Pressed
905531 [Buttons] 505=P109,2,C66705,0
905531 FS Control Sent: Ctrl=66705, Param=0
905546 JoystickValues PCnum=0, dwCount=1, data[2]={0000006d 000000ff}
905546 *** EVENT: Cntrl= 66705 (0x00010491), Param= 0 (0x00000000) APU_OFF_SWITCH[/CODE]

The "STARTER" action is immediate in effect on the visible panel switch, but the "OFF" action is delayed by about 2 seconds. Your test above has the OFF first, and the ON only just over [i]half a second[/i] later, so perhaps that's why you see no change?

Pete

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I use iFly 737NG with FSX (i think the iFly wont understand the control 66704 to toggle the needed switch on the overhead)

Sophisticated add-on aircraft like iFly and PMDG hardly use any of the default stuff. They all do their own systems. Check the User Contributions subforum -- I expect there are answers for iFly. There is also an addon which provides offsets for iFly;

also istalled LUA Version 5.1.4

Why? Are you using some extermal Lua DLLs or writing your own? The Lua packages you normally need for FSUIPC, supporting all the libraries documented for FSUIPC, are built into FSUIPC already.

Regards

Pete

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For the iFly you need to go to the official support forum and register your product to get support. Once thats done visit the hardware support forum section and you will be able to download a tool that will let you use practically every single switch, button, LED and gauge output through FSUIPC and link it to your hardware if its compatible.

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