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PSX CDU control from iPad (and maybe iPhone)

Started by felixk2, Wed, 3 Sep 2014 18:36

felixk2

Hi Everyone,

I love PSX, but I wanted to be able to control the CDU (and possibly other things) from an iPad (or maybe even my iPhone).

Here's a screenshot of a very early version of the app. It's currently getting all the data from PSX by connecting to it as a client.

If you have any requests let me know while i'm still working on it. I'll let you all know when it's available on the App Store.



Felix

jlpilot

Hi Felix,

It looks pretty good! Looking forward to the finished product.

Regards,

Jermaine.
Regards,

Jermaine.

Ray_CYYZ

Only one request, but it is a biggie: Android support!

Cheap 7" androids are about < $200. The cheapest Apple I see is a iPad mini for $319.

felixk2

Yep, there will be an android version as well... First apple though. I have 3 iPads waiting to become part of my sim  :)

Hardy Heinlin

Quote from: felixk2If you have any requests let me know while i'm still working on it. I'll let you all know when it's available on the App Store.
You do know that this painting you want to put on the App Store is copyright protected? :-)

Ray_CYYZ

Quote from: felixk2Yep, there will be an android version as well... First apple though. I have 3 iPads waiting to become part of my sim  :)

Cool! I understand the "my toys first" completely!  :mrgreen:

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

I have another picture in various large sizes of a 744 MCDU that may be relevant. It includes annunciator bulbs on and off.

Hardy Heinlin

Quote from: felixk2I'll let you all know when it's available on the App Store.
I'm always fascinated when someone just carries over the work from someone else without even asking for permission, as if the work would freely grow on the trees for everybody; I wonder whether this ignorance is planned ignorance or just lack of ethical competence?

felixk2

Hardy:

#1, I needed a placeholder, so i used your art. I won't release the app using your artwork.
#2, I'm not charging for this app. I was planning on giving it away for free...

Felix


felixk2

Quote from: Jeroen HoppenbrouwersI have another picture in various large sizes of a 744 MCDU that may be relevant. It includes annunciator bulbs on and off.

Jeroen, thanks for the offer. But I'm just going to draw one myself.

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

#11
But it is a PHOTO    :mrgreen:



And I have a real 747-400 MCDU at hand here in my lab so I can even do other stuff. As said, I have these high resolution photos available with all annunciators on, so you could even overlay images to make the bulbs light up very realistically.

See also http://www.hoppie.nl/mcdu


Hoppie

Joe Corrigan

So you did receive it? Your welcome!

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

Yeah, sure, I now bake eggs on it for lunch   :-)

I should have told you it got here in one piece. Worked straight away. It even kicked off hitherto unused code in satLINK MAX as it was initially unstrapped and thus showed up as 0230, the spare MCDU (not left, not center, not right).

The thing requires forced air cooling but I could fix it with a simple external fan.


Hoppie

OmniAtlas

Quote from: Ray_CYYZOnly one request, but it is a biggie: Android support!

Cheap 7" androids are about < $200. The cheapest Apple I see is a iPad mini for $319.

There are now windows based tablets on sale for $150, Windows runs on Atom.

OmniAtlas

Quote from: felixk2Hardy:

#1, I needed a placeholder, so i used your art. I won't release the app using your artwork.
#2, I'm not charging for this app. I was planning on giving it away for free...

Felix

Thank you Felix, for your contribution.

The Aerowinx community really is the best.

Ray_CYYZ

Quote from: OmniAtlas
Quote from: Ray_CYYZOnly one request, but it is a biggie: Android support!

Cheap 7" androids are about < $200. The cheapest Apple I see is a iPad mini for $319.

There are now windows based tablets on sale for $150, Windows runs on Atom.

Really? Lowest I have seen is $299 here for a Dell 8" with an Atom.

I assume with one of these you simply run the whole PSX as a client instead of just a tcp/ip addon that sends button clicks and displays variables.

felixk2

Hoppie,

I didn't realize you actually had a real cdu. I'll take the photos if you are still offering.

Can I get one without the annunciator lights, and one with them all on.

Also, any suggestions on what the best font would be to match the look of the cdu?

Thanks again for the help.

Felix

OmniAtlas

#18
Quote from: Ray_CYYZ
Quote from: OmniAtlas
Quote from: Ray_CYYZOnly one request, but it is a biggie: Android support!

Cheap 7" androids are about < $200. The cheapest Apple I see is a iPad mini for $319.

There are now windows based tablets on sale for $150, Windows runs on Atom.

Really? Lowest I have seen is $299 here for a Dell 8" with an Atom.


http://www.pcworld.com/article/2600807/toshibas-7-inch-encore-mini-could-be-the-first-99-windows-tablet.html


You can also use pluggable products --  usb 3.0 -> HDMI to expand the video outputs.

John Golin

I assumed that was 'RT' but it's running an Atom processor - crikey!
John Golin.
www.simulatorsolutions.com.au