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Hi Peter,

I bought an old DIY joystick (Boeing 737) whose speedbrake and flaps are built from microswitches and not potentiometers. Everything is connected to a Bodnard bu0386x. For the flaps, a micro-switch gives the direction (up or down) and another on the lever goes from on/off when you pull on the lever to change notches. I am using FSUIPC's compound buttons function to pass the flap increment or flap decrement commands. If I choose an FSX plane, I can see on the 3D view the needle of the gauge progressing (flap1,2,5, etc) but if I retract the flaps from one notch, the needle returns directly to flap1. I spent a lot of time without finding the solution. Can you help me.

 

LOG_FSUIPC.txt fsuipc_ini_boeing737.txt

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13 hours ago, MikeBravo93 said:

Hi Peter,

Peter retired several years ago now.

Your post is very difficult to read....in future please post as standard text....

13 hours ago, MikeBravo93 said:

I bought an old DIY joystick (Boeing 737) whose speedbrake and flaps are built from microswitches and not potentiometers. Everything is connected to a Bodnard bu0386x. For the flaps, a micro-switch gives the direction (up or down) and another on the lever goes from on/off when you pull on the lever to change notches. I am using FSUIPC's compound buttons function to pass the flap increment or flap decrement commands. If I choose an FSX plane, I can see on the 3D view the needle of the gauge progressing (flap1,2,5, etc) but if I retract the flaps from one notch, the needle returns directly to flap1. I spent a lot of time without finding the solution. Can you help me.

Your assignments and log look ok and as expected.  One thing that is strange is the parameter you are using - 512. I don't thibk the flaps inc/dec controls take a parameter, so this should be ignored, but you could try changing that to 0 or 1.
Other than that, I am not sure why this is not working as expected. What do you see logged if you move the flaps down one notch using the cockpit UI?
I will take a look at FSX later today to check this...

John

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Thanks John for your reply.

I have to be more precise with all my previous tests. I use three software FSX PROSIM737 and SIOC from opencockpits. May be a bad interaction between these software.

I just did a test with FSX alone. Gauge needle movement works almost normally. By activating the microswitch with my hand, the flaps increase or decrease correctly.

So it's a manufacturing problem of the throttle and the compound buttons of FSUIPC work correctly.

I therefore close this topic by thanking you for listening to me.

best regards

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