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#61
Hangar 7 / Re: General 744 (748) events f...
Last post by Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers - Sat, 11 May 2024 09:58
https://avherald.com/h?article=5187c123&opt=0

Incident: Lufthansa B748 over Atlantik on May 9th 2024, electrical odour on board
#62
Accessories / Re: (Solved)Has anyone been ab...
Last post by asboyd - Fri, 10 May 2024 14:36
Quote from: John Golin on Fri, 21 Oct 2022 10:41;)

John,
How do you configure which EFIS you have in Adaptpsx with the Aerosoft MCP?
I have an EFIS unit from opencockpits that I use for the Capt side (left).
Normally the Aerosoft unit has the EFIS and Eicas joined and then connected to an expansion port.
I want to use the Aerosoft EFIS for the FO side, but I think the original second EFIS unit was a different piece of equipment configured to be standalone. (IE No Eicas connector). I was hoping you could "tell" adaptpsx which one was connected via the MCP...
If not, then no problems, I will rebuild the OC unit into the FO side of my glareshield.

Cheers,
AlexB
#63
Accessories / Re: Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP...
Last post by asboyd - Fri, 10 May 2024 14:28
Panos,
Thank you for the info. I have ordered a USB to serial for Windows 10.
Will install it and use your settings to test the MCP.

Thank you,

AlexB
#64
Accessories / Re: Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP...
Last post by PanosI - Fri, 10 May 2024 09:05
Quote from: asboyd on Fri, 10 May 2024 00:20PanosI,
  Did you manage to get this working with USB on Windows 10 64-bit?

Cheers,
AlexB



Hi Alex,

Unfortunately the USB divers from Brian's "complete collection" doesn't work.

The solution for me was posted below in first and fifth post

https://aerowinx.com/board/index.php/topic,7000.0.html



I use these specific Prolific drivers and the port settings








Also this old vesrion of AdaptPSX.

It is in Brian's "complete collection"  as adaptpsx.b2.6.zip. The last version doesn't work.

And I don't use the Aerosoft software. Only for panel check and to assign the com port in preferences.













#65
Accessories / Re: Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP...
Last post by asboyd - Fri, 10 May 2024 02:27
If anyone has the Aerosoft MCP running under Windows 10 64-bit, could you please let me know what your setup and connection is?
I can get the 64-bit driver installed and it shows up as Com6 (I turned off driver signing to do this).
If I run the Aerosoft MCP panel I can test all displays and buttons.

When I try to run AdaptPSX (2.6b or 2.7b) I try to enable the serial connection. When I select Aerosoft MCP and Com6 (of which there are two showing in the drop down list) when I try to click start adaptPSX simply shits down.
If I have Aerosoft MCP software open, adaptPSX debug shows the com6 as busy.
I also tried the latest AdaptPSX 1.2.2 but that seems to be trying to receive CDU data.

I am hoping someone can shed some light on this, for example do I have to use a USB/serial adapter and the 9pin connection with prolific drivers for Win 64?

If I do, do I need to set a specific baud rate for the Com device.

Cheers,
AlexB
#66
Accessories / Re: Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP...
Last post by asboyd - Fri, 10 May 2024 00:20
Quote from: PanosI on Tue,  3 Jan 2023 20:04Thank you for the reply, Jeroen.

I have tried everything with no luck. Unfortunately I can't use my MCP with windows 10 and pair it with PSX.

PanosI,
  Did you manage to get this working with USB on Windows 10 64-bit?

Cheers,
AlexB

#67
Accessories / Re: Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP...
Last post by asboyd - Thu, 9 May 2024 23:57
Thank you Brian,
I have not been able to find any other drivers for the Aerosoft MCP.
So I guess yours will work or else :)

Best wishes
AlexB
#68
Accessories / Re: Aerosoft Australia 747 MCP...
Last post by brian747 - Thu, 9 May 2024 10:30
Hi Alex!

Well  <*cough*>  you're welcome to my collection as-was, but unfortunately I haven't updated it for many years (I ceased using the Aerosoft Australia unit some time ago).

I would expect, therefore, that there may well be more up to date drivers available (although, having said that, some people have reported that the old ones work better for them than the newer variants, so...   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  ).

However, with caveat emptor (not to mention 'E & OE' and other reservations) you can download the old stuff from THIS LINK.

Good luck!   🙂

Cheers,

Brian
 
#69
Hangar 7 / Re: "Sets MCP HDG to current h...
Last post by Swiso - Wed, 8 May 2024 15:04
Quote from: Hardy Heinlin on Wed,  8 May 2024 14:55Hi, it's a PSX feature. Not a real function.

Another one is the X key for "Sets MCP HDG to runway heading". Second X keypress sets reciprocal heading.

Consider it a command to the virtual copilot who then sets your desired HDG bug.


|-|ardy

All clear.
Thank you very much Hardy !

EDIT: this is also a PSX funtion ? "Sets all altimeters to QNH of nearest airport, or STD when above TA/TL."
#70
Hangar 7 / Re: "Sets MCP HDG to current h...
Last post by Hardy Heinlin - Wed, 8 May 2024 14:55
Hi, it's a PSX feature. Not a real function.

Another one is the X key for "Sets MCP HDG to runway heading". Second X keypress sets reciprocal heading.

Consider it a command to the virtual copilot who then sets your desired HDG bug.


|-|ardy