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Hi everybody !

I'm buying some things since a week in order to make my own homebuilt cockpit.

But, I just wanted to know before to buy full version of FSUIPC 4, can somebody tell me if FSUIPC can display on a segment led the radio frequencies, and if it can, on what kind of card ?

I just bought this one --> http://www.desktopav...2095A/index.htm

Thanks very much for the help !

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But, I just wanted to know before to buy full version of FSUIPC 4, can somebody tell me if FSUIPC can display on a segment led the radio frequencies, and if it can, on what kind of card ?

I think you misuanderstand what FSUIPC is. It is not a hardware driver. It is an interface into FS for application programs. Any data you might need can be extracted, but it would need a driver which understands your hardware and interfaces to FSUIPC to extract it.

FSUIPC does provide a plug-in facility for small drivers and so on written in Lua. If your hardware has a relatively simple Serial or USB interface which is well documented, it wouldn't be a huge job to write the code. But if you aren't a programmer you should really look for cards which come with drivers for FS already.

Also, the interface into FS provided by FSUIPC is free for non-commercial use, so, unless you want to use the Lua plug-in facilities, or use its button, switch and axis facilities for assignment and calibration, you do not need to purchase a registration.

Regards

Pete

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Thanks for the quick answer !

And can you tell me how I must do to extract the radio frequencies data ?

They say that this card http://www.desktopaviator.com/Products/Model_2095A/index.htm is compatible with FSUIPC, so if I can extract the radio data and program the card, I will get what I want ?

In case it can't be done with this card, I've got another programmable in C++ (Teensy)

Thanks very much !!

(I will need to buy FSUIPC because I need the mouse macros =) )

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And can you tell me how I must do to extract the radio frequencies data ?

If you are writing a program to run externally to FSUIPC and drive your displays, then you need to download the FSUIPC SDK and read the documentation there. There are parts for programming in C/C++, ASM, VB, Delphi, C# etc.

They say that this card http://www.desktopav...2095A/index.htm is compatible with FSUIPC

If "they" say that then there must be a driver supplied with the card and instructions for programming it. I'm afraid I can't tell you how to work with someone else's products.

The link points to a page listing lots of products, most dealing with switch and encoder inputs into FS. By "FSUIPC compatible" they may simply mean that their devices emulate normal joystick devices which provide a standard interface to FS and FSUIPC. You need specific information for output to displays, not input from switches which is an entirely different and much easier proposition.

, so if I can extract the radio data and program the card, I will get what I want ?

If that's what "they" say, and they do mean the card for output to displays, then yes. Who are "they" BTW?

You might be better off talking to other cockpit builders. Try MyCockpit: http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/

Regards

Pete

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