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Hello,

Could I ask for a bit of help please?

I have version 7.4.12 of FSUIPC7 along with v2 of the inibuilds A320 and the Honeycomb Alpha yoke.

I don't seem to be able to program any of the Alpha switches, I've tested the Beacon light on/off switch with the default 747 and A320 (v1?) which worked just fine.

So my question is why I'm unable to get the switch working with the A320v2 or indeed the Fenix A320?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Dave

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10 hours ago, DaveEastwood said:

I don't seem to be able to program any of the Alpha switches, I've tested the Beacon light on/off switch with the default 747 and A320 (v1?) which worked just fine.

So my question is why I'm unable to get the switch working with the A320v2 or indeed the Fenix A320?

Presumably you are using the standard FS controls/events for this:  Toggle Beacon Lights, Beacon Lights On, Beacon Lights Off or Beacon Lights Set.

Many aircraft, especially complex add-ons, don't use the standard controls and you have to look for other mechanisms of control. These are presets & input events (there are also lvars and hvars, but these can be used via presets)..
Presets are names attached to a calculator code string, and are available for assignment by checking 'Select for Preset'. If you do this,  you can then click the Find Preset...  button, you fill find the following presets for the Fenix under MobiFlight->FenixSim->A320->Lights
    FNX320 LIGH/t BEACON ON
    FNX320 LIGH/t BEACON OFF
    FNX320 LIGH/t BEACON TOGGLE

You can also use the MobiFlight HobHop site to search for presets: https://hubhop.mobiflight.com/presets/. Please see the Advanced User guide on how to use Presets (in WASM section).

There are also presets available for the Inibuilds  A320, but i do not see anything for the beacon lights. I don't have this aircraft, so cannot look into this, but you can try the following:

1. Use logging: activate logging for Events (Log->Events) and Input Events (Log->Input Events) and open the logging console window (Log -> Open Console). Then flip the beacon lights switch in the VC - do you see anything logged? If so, you can assign to that.

2. List the available input events (Log->List Input Events) - do you see anything that looks applicable? If so, you can assign to that by checking Select for Input Event.

3. Look for any lvars that may hold the beacon lights state. You can list available lvars using Log->Add-ons->WASM->List Lvars. If you see one that looks relevant, you can then try changing its value using the Add-ons->WASM->Set Lvar menu option. If changing the value of the lvar changes  the state of the beacon lights, then you can use that. There are several ways to use lvars in FSUIPC: by adding to offsets, via a macro file, or via a preset. The preset method is the easiest - you would create a preset (using the myevents.txt file) and then assign to that.

Note that the beacon lights in the Fenix A320 are controlled by lvars - this is the preset code that is used (from the MF events.txt file):

Quote

FNX320_LIGHT_BEACON_OFF#0 (>L:S_OH_EXT_LT_BEACON)
FNX320_LIGHT_BEACON_ON#1 (>L:S_OH_EXT_LT_BEACON)
FNX320_LIGHT_BEACON_TOGGLE#(L:S_OH_EXT_LT_BEACON) ! (>L:S_OH_EXT_LT_BEACON)

 

John

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