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  • mongo52
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    CaptZeen said a week I believe on the discord channel he should have a profile for A10CII

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  • Hive
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    Wow, great work! I used Helios when I started in DCS eight years ago, but then my setup changed. Now I would like to give it a try again. Will there be an update to the profile for the new A-10c II?

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  • HowlingSwede
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    Capt;
    Awesome work! You really really put some time into this. Thank you so much! I have an AiO with touchscreen that I display this one, and cockpit view on my larger secondary screen. Soooo nice!

    Of course...now I am thinking...maybe a couple ELO monitors on the left and right side....hhmm...Figure out how to get 'world view only' on a monitor (aka projector).....

    Enjoy all !

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  • ilikepie
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    Originally posted by sobe View Post
    Is there any chance that the PTR switch is reversed by accident (able and stow seem to be reversed????) or am I just crazy?
    you no clazy....

    it's backwards

    just use the profile editor and rotate the switch 90 degrees
    Last edited 11-02-2019, 11:13 PM.

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  • sobe
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    Is there any chance that the PTR switch is reversed by accident (able and stow seem to be reversed????) or am I just crazy?

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  • scout1513
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    Thank you so much for your work.

    Does anyone know how to increase the "response rate" of HELIOS, so the gauge can show near-real time information, with minimal lag?

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  • marcgabarro
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    Hola Capt Zeen,
    Antes de nada felicitarte por tu trabajo. Es impresionante y facilita el aprendizaje enormemente.


    Tengo un pequeño probelma y no se si es por tener las dos versiones de helios instaladas. La 1.3 la tengo por que la uso para BMS con el perfil de ICE, ya que con la nueva versión, el ICP del F-16 no me sale correctamente. La instalacion de la 1.4, (ultima que tienes ahora mismo en la web) la he realizado en otra carpeta, pero comparte con la v1.3 la carpeta ubicada en documentos( images,profiles..).


    El problema que tengo es que en tus dos perfiles (a10 y Bs2) me pasa lo mismo. No puedo abrir las consolas laterales UFC CDU LFT a b c... Y en el BS2 me pasa lo mismo. No se me abre ninguna de las consolas programadas en los botones verdes de la parte inferior. Los relojes (altimetro RPMs..) tampoco me funcionan en ni en BS2 ni A10C.



    Pero es curioso que los switches de la parte frontal del los 2 aparatos funcionan perfectamente. En el a10c, los botones de los MFCD no funciona ningun OBS, pero los botones dobles de las esquinas si me funcionan.



    Alguna idea de lo que puede pasar?



    Siento escribir en español por aqui, pero no hablo ingles.


    Saludos.

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  • wagdog
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    This is timely for me!

    I just got this working today - amazing work! Thank you!

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  • gunterlund21
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    ok where is the UFC button on the dash. Has it moved. That spot on the top isnt working

    hah never mind. Found it under the right MFD
    Last edited 10-13-2019, 06:45 PM.

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  • gunterlund21
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    cant install helios because it thinks its installed even though I deleted it. Is there a rogue file out there?

    got it working. Critical to use the windows uninstaller and not something like cccleaner
    Last edited 10-12-2019, 06:26 PM.

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  • ron533
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    Thank you for your hard work!!

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  • O_KiwiMatt
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    Great work. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  • Capt Zeen
    started a topic New Capt Zeen A-10C Warthog v1.0 Helios profile !!!

    New Capt Zeen A-10C Warthog v1.0 Helios profile !!!

    Hello all !

    For several years the CapLoz profile was a standard on the DCS simmers but several changes on the ED A10C code make some of his systems stop working, like the radios, TACAN, IFF, etc.
    I made some changes on my exports, long time ago, trying to fix the issues, but i think is time to make a revisit to the A10C, and create a new updated and full working profile, he deserves it!

    Several weeks ago, i started the projec.
    The first thing i did was revise the Helios interface of the A10C, over those years some of the code become obsolete or changed, so several system on it stop working long time ago.
    Doing that i decided to add other missing systems to the interface, with the idea to create a complete new profile, adding all the panels on the cockpit.
    Meanwhile i started working on the art of the profile, creating the panels, lamps, switches, etc.
    Taking the CapLoz profile as a reference, i start working on the profile, adding the new panels, new controls, revising everything and at last finishing it last week.

    So... here you got! a brand new A10C Helios profile!



    IMPORTANT NOTICE for CAPLOZ USERS:

    This new profile uses the latest version of Helios, with all the convenient changes on the interface, so we dont need the fixes for the radios and the TACAN i made long time ago. So i removed those fixes from my export files .
    I am going to leave old versions (as always) of the export files, with those fixes included, just in case you still want to use the CaptLoz profile with the changes for radios and TACAN.

    Probably with the new changes on the Helios interface, some of the broken systems on the Caploz profile, become active again!, but I can't assure that all systems work now, and some of then probably need to change some values on the switches.
    Anyway, later in this document, i am going to make a realtion of all the changes i did on the interface, just in case you need it for your home cockpit.




    THE NEW CAPT ZEEN A10C PROFILE:


    For this profile i exported all the instruments, lamps, selectors, switches and levers in the A10C cockpit.
    Of course i added the navigation panel from others profiles, so you can check airport charts, tactical maps, ndbs, etc


    - HELIOS VERSION NEEDED:

    This new profile uses the new A10C Helios interface, so you need to have the Helios version 1.4.2019.1005 or above
    You can donwload from here: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/3302014/
    And yes, for the first time in Helios, you can use the mouse weel to rotate rotarys and pots, thanks to BeamRider!



    main panel


    Left A and Right A panels


    Left B and Right B panels


    left C panel


    CDU and UFC panels


    New Kneeboard Nav panel



    - PROFILE FILES:

    A10C_V1.0.hpf .....................16:10 monitor resolutions
    A10C_V1.0b.hpf .....................16:9 monitor resolutions


    - EXPORT FILES:

    In this version i included a new file organization for the export. Thanks a lot to Crivi, who reorganized all the files and functions by planes.
    Now, new airplanes can have their own files and do not interfere with the helios main export functions.
    You need to install those files in your scripts folder.

    - MONITOR ASPECT RESOLUTIONS:

    I made two different profiles, v1.0 for 16:10 monitors and v1.0b for 16:9 monitors. Use the one better fit width you monitor resolution.

    - Thanks:

    I made the entire graphic art, based on screenshots of the simulator, using the Ricardo's mod to improve the cockpit visuals, and the textures folder of the game.
    I used the airport charts from http://www.virtual-jabog32.de
    I used the Persian Gulf Kneeboard pages by Pellelil - https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/3303320/
    I used the Nevada/Arizona Airports diagrams V2.3 - http://www.476vfightergroup.com
    I used the DCS Normandy Aerodrome Charts V1.0 by Capt Zeen - http://www.captzeen.com
    For the export.lua i used the Loophole version, compatible width KA50, A10c and FC3 as a base for all my implementations.
    In the export.lua i include a couple of functions by [FSF]Ian to export the digits of the UV26 for the MI-8
    Thanks to Crivi, who reorganized all the export files by airplanes and functions.
    I want to give thanks to Bluefinbima, for let me include the new helios controls and features, and the new A10C interface.
    Thanks to Rashmaninov, for implementing the new helios Trans-rotate control.¡Gracias amigo!
    Thanks to Cylution, yzfanimal, Damien022, Derammo, Piet Van Nes and BeamRider for the good work done implementing new Helios features.
    And of course to Gadroc for creating Helios, this great software.


    PROFILE FEATURES


    Main Front Panel:
    - All the instruments, switches and lamps
    - Empty spaces to visualize the viewport exports for left and right MFCD, Countermeasures display, UHF repiter, Digital Clock, and RWR.

    Auxiliar top panel:
    - Accelerometer instrument
    - AOA indicators
    - refueling indicators

    Left A, B and C panels:
    - The Left panel is divided in three subpanels
    - All the instruments, switches, levers and lamps
    - Empty spaces to visualize the viewport exports for UHF radio and channel

    Right A and B panels:
    - The Left panel is divided in two subpanels
    - All the instruments, switches, levers and lamps
    - Empty spaces to visualize the viewport exports for countermeasures, and the new CDU viewport export.

    CDU panel:
    - A big version of the panel, with all the switches included to use the CDU as a part of the Right MFCD

    UFC panel:
    - All the switches included

    TISL panel:
    - All the instruments, switches,levers and lamps

    Brakers panel:
    - All the switches


    Navigation panel:
    Aerodromes and visual operation chart v 4.0.3 - http://www.virtual-jabog32.de
    Persian Gulf Kneeboard pages by Pellelil - https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/3303320/
    Nevada/Arizona Airports diagrams V2.3 - http://www.476vfightergroup.com
    DCS Normandy Aerodrome Charts V1.0 by Capt Zeen - http://www.captzeen.com
    Custom panel - for user custom images, replace the ones in : Documents\Helios\Images\Capt_Zeen\Kneeboards\custom using the same name of the images

    - About panel:
    - Info about the profile and version.



    INSTALLATION

    -Install Helios if you don't have it yet. https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...files/3302014/
    -Copy the profile on the profiles folder, usualy in user/my documents/helios/profiles
    -Copy the folder Capt_Zeen on the images folder, usualy in user/my documents/helios/images
    -Run the HeliosProfileEditor, load the profile A10C_V1.0 or A10C_V1.0b, and perform a Reset Monitors from the menu Profile.
    -Save the profile using your custom name

    As example, here you got a video tutorial where you can see how i do this process on the F18 profile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n1cL1Szgmg


    RUNNING THE PROFILE


    -Open the Helios Control Center, select the profile and start it.



    CONFIGURING THE SECOND MONITOR

    Included in the package, there is a folder called "DCS Monitor Configuration" width a complete folders structure you can drop on DCS World instalation folder. This structure prepare the diferents lua scripts to export the views to the second monitor to represent the Pilot cockpit.

    Unless you got my same configuration (two 1920x1080 monitors), you will need to change the coordinates x and y of every viewport and the width and height sizes of them in the DCS Monitor Configuration\Config\MonitorSetup files.
    Change it before copy to the game folder, and save a copy of this structure, cause DCS world rewrite this files every update!

    To calculate the correct position of each viewport, run Helios and start the profile. Take a screenshot and paste the image in any art program. Paint from Windows works well.
    Put the cursor over the left-up corners of every empty spaces and write down the coordinates. Drag a box from that point to the right_down corner, and take the width and height of the rectangle.
    Modify the 2_monitors-A10C.lua width your correct numbers. and you can now copy the complete "DCS Monitor Configuration" folder to the DCS game folder, or use a Mods control program like OVGME to do it.

    As example, here you got a video tutorial where you can see how i do this process on the F18 profile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjlfZ1P-VQk

    And as a template you can use this image with the names of all the viewports and his position in a 1920x1080 monitor:


    Viewports template




    ADDENDUM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Just in case you need to know what changes i made on the Helios A10C interface files in Helios 1.4.2019.1005

    Interface A10C new changes and additions:

    - New devices added for:

    DIGITAL_CLOCK, AAU34, TACAN_CTRL_PANEL, AN_ALR69V, TISL, DVADR and ACCELEROMETER.

    - New functions for:

    60 ELECT/PNEU ThreeWaySwitch
    50 Pure Max Airspeed
    68 Toggle Clock and Elapsed Time Modes
    69 Start, Stop and Reset Elapsed Timer
    773 Flap Setting
    787 Extend boarding ladder cover
    788 Extend boarding ladder button
    785 Canopy jettison lever
    786 Canopy Jettison Lever Unlock Button
    789 DVADR Function control toggle switch
    790 DVADR Video selector toggle switch
    791 DVADR EOT Lamp
    792 DVADR REC ON Lamp
    709 Arm Ground Safety Override Cover
    710 Arm Ground Safety Override Switch
    706 IFF antenna switch
    707 UHF antenna switch
    708 EGI HQ TOD
    72 Left eng temp Off Flag
    75 Right eng temp Off Flag
    904 Accelerometer Push to set
    15 Accelerometer Current gs
    902 Accelerometer Min
    903 Accelerometer Max
    16 RWR Adjust Display Brightness
    629 TISL-AUX indicator
    631 OVER TEMP indicator
    633 DET-ACD indicator
    635 TRACK indicator
    464 CDU V1
    465 CDU V2
    770 Seat Height Adjustment
    777 Internal canopy actuator disengage lever
    666 to 703 all Circuit Breaker Panel buttons
    286 Environmental Control Temp Level Control
    776 Environmental Control Anti-G suit valve test button
    285 Environmental Control Air Conditioner MAN/AUTO
    128 Throttle Friction Control
    8 Position of the Left Engine Throttle
    9 Position of the Right Engine Throttle
    652 TEMS DATA button
    795 IFF Reply Button
    796 IFF Test Button

    - This functions now return two values, the actual one and the pure dcs value:

    L Fan speed of engine,
    R Fan speed of engine,
    L Interstage Turbine Temperature,
    R Interstage Turbine Temperature,
    Current indicated air speed of the aircraft,
    Current vertical velocity of the aircraft

    - Fixed:

    "101", "IFFCC", "Ext Stores Jettison", fixed output buttom number.
    All TACAN values changed from device TACAN to the new device TACAN_CTRL_PANEL.
    All TISL values changed from device IFFCC to the new device TISL.
    Corrected the output buttons number of all IFF functions for the correct ones.
    Added one missing position to Intercom, Transmitter Select Dial.

    - Changes on the interface functions to fix radio and TACAN problems:

    TACANChannel
    VHFPresetSelector
    VHFRadioEncoder
    VHFRadioEncoder1
    VHFRadioEncoder3
    VHFRadioEncoder4
    ExportFunctions

    - Changes on the gauges A-10/TACANChannel

    TACANChannel.cs


    END OF ADDNDUM --------------------------------------------------------------------------









    You can download from my site:
    www.captzeen.com


    Hope you like it !



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    Last edited 10-08-2019, 12:27 AM.
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