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#51
Accessories / Re: PSX.NET.Streamdeck - V0.0....
Last post by Swiso - Mon, 13 May 2024 14:05
Quote from: brian747 on Sun,  3 Dec 2023 10:43Hi Bode,

> "Could someone explain it to me..."

Well, they do say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so....   

I have customised my Stream Deck to suit my way of working (I also have a VRi EFIS/MCP/COM unit, which handles many functions, although a few are duplicated on the 'Deck simply for convenience).

The top level screen is like this:-




Brian,
one question in regard to your top level commands.. which key combination did you used for the "PARKING BREAK SET" command ?
Reading PSX manual, it look like it is a sequence of keys... hold space bar and B key then release space bar and then the b key...
How did you "translated" that sequence to "hotkey" window ?
Thanks !
#52
Hangar 7 / Re: "Sets MCP HDG to current h...
Last post by Swiso - Mon, 13 May 2024 09:36
Quote from: Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers on Mon, 13 May 2024 09:11Yes, this is PSX simulation to support a one-person operation. Real 747s don't have such a feature.

Some aircraft (not the 747 family) blank the heading window when on LNAV, just as the 744 blanks the speed window when on VNAV. Boeing decided not to do this, so it is common procedure to manually keep the heading window aligned with the VNAV heading. When on autopilot, the pilot flying does this. When hand flying, all MCP operation is usually delegated to the pilot monitoring.


Hoppie

Thanks a lot Hoppie !

Regards.
#53
Hangar 7 / Re: "Sets MCP HDG to current h...
Last post by Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers - Mon, 13 May 2024 09:11
Yes, this is PSX simulation to support a one-person operation. Real 747s don't have such a feature.

Some aircraft (not the 747 family) blank the heading window when on LNAV, just as the 744 blanks the speed window when on VNAV. Boeing decided not to do this, so it is common procedure to manually keep the heading window aligned with the VNAV heading. When on autopilot, the pilot flying does this. When hand flying, all MCP operation is usually delegated to the pilot monitoring.


Hoppie
#54
Hangar 7 / Re: General 744 (748) events f...
Last post by Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers - Mon, 13 May 2024 09:05
https://avherald.com/h?article=5188ac97&opt=0

Incident: Polar Cargo B748 near Tokyo on May 12th 2024, hydraulic failure
#55
Accessories / Re: alignment/zoom limit
Last post by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt - Mon, 13 May 2024 05:57
Quote from: garys on Mon, 13 May 2024 03:42Try a standard vga to vga connecton. Take the hdmi out of the equation. Only then would I consider a display problem if the problem persists.

Sadly I have nothing that outputs good old VGA any more
#56
Accessories / Re: alignment/zoom limit
Last post by garys - Mon, 13 May 2024 03:42
Try a standard vga to vga connecton. Take the hdmi out of the equation. Only then would I consider a display problem if the problem persists.
#57
Accessories / Re: alignment/zoom limit
Last post by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt - Sun, 12 May 2024 21:05
I have tried that, thanks.  The problem seems to be one step back though, a complete failure of any video output.
#58
Accessories / Re: alignment/zoom limit
Last post by Will - Sun, 12 May 2024 18:02
I don't think I can help, but have you tried Instructor > Preferences > Basics and selecting "Allow frame stretching across multiple monitors"?
#59
Accessories / Re: alignment/zoom limit
Last post by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt - Sun, 12 May 2024 17:48
Quote from: Ton van Bochove on Wed, 17 Aug 2022 16:05

Being busy for a few hours now and reading several items about the alignment of a second instance to the FDS CDU.
Solved the black screen probleem but the remaining thing is the right alignment and the accompanying "zoom limit( blue -/+) The picture shows the max of the zoom in...can't get it any further. The size of the second instance on the hardware CDU  is 1745X1040. On my other hardware CDU the size is about 900 to 700-ish. I'm stuck and not only the zoom function is limited but my brain too :-)

Hi

I have a problem with a FDS VGA CDU that was working perfectly when Gary Oliver gave it to me a couple of weeks ago, but now suddenly I have a black screen problem. How did you solve your black screen problem?

My FDS CDU is linked by an HDMI to VGA cable. NB it was working last week! I have tried two different HDMI-VGA cables, and two different computers to supply input. Both computers "see" the additional display in Display Settings when the HDMI end cable is plugged into the video card (but really they are just picking up on the electronics in the adapter as I do not have to plug in the VGA end to get this far).

With the CDU all plugged in and powered up the USB side of it works fine, all buttons work and LEDs come on and off. However the screen remains black (a) in the FDS Test Utility - I get "NO SYNC", and also (b) in PSX with a powered-up CDU. I hear the "clonk" when the screen should become active but nothing happens. In PSX I can send input from the unit and eg the EXEC LED lights up when it should.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

The funny thing is when I first got it, I think I got NO SYNC and a black screen in the test utility but then it "just worked" in PSX.

Does the PICT button on the back of the unit have any function?
#60
Accessories / Joystick commands to MSFS
Last post by Will - Sun, 12 May 2024 02:41
After 10 years of reliable use, I just retired my Thrustmaster Warthog joystick, and replaced it with the VIRPIL Constellation Alpha Prime. I like it; it's metal, like the Warthog was, and works well with PSX. It has a few more buttons than the Warthog did.

As you all probably know, MSFS reads the joystick no matter what program has the focus. That means you can have PSX keep the focus, so keyboard commands (etc.) are sent to PSX, while the joystick is monitored by PSX, MSFS, and whatever other programs are busy reading it.

How this has recently been a game changer for me is that the VIRPIL stick has an extra X and Y axis, controlled by a thumb button. These can be mapped onto cockpit view commands in MSFS (e.g. Cockpit View Yaw and Cockpit View Pitch), and that same thumb button can be pressed as well, which can be mapped in MSFS to the Cockpit View Reset feature.

What this means in practice is that you can use the joystick buttons to pan around the view in MSFS (and reset it to straight out the windshield with another button) while using the joystick to fly the aircraft with PSX. It's much more convenient than clicking into MSFS to send keypresses (or other commands) to pan the view, and then clicking back into PSX.

In sum, the buttons and axes on the joystick can be shared between the apps. Half the buttons can be configured in MSFS, and the other half within PSX. Multiple apps simultaneously from one joystick.

Of course, this isn't unique to the VIRPIL; you can do it with any joystick. Previously it wasn't a priority for me, because I had all the Warthog joystick buttons mapped to PSX commands. The VIRPIL has this extra set of axes though, and controlling the views in MSFS seemed like the logical mapping.

Just thought I'd share, in case this helps anyone get more creative with their controllers.