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Old 12-20-2016, 10:00 AM   #11
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Do you have a video or pictures to demonstrate what this is and how it works. Is this similar to helios or something like mmjoy?
Hello Oberfeldwebel Elmo,

Ikarus is similar to Helios, but has much more different gauges to adjust detailed cockpit panels.

Ikarus is a Windows application that requires .Net 4.5.
The software can be operated on the same PC as DCS or over a network on another PC.
The exporting script is required for exporting the data: DCS ExportScript.

Not only is it possible to display instruments, but also the use of switches and pushbuttons, so you can create complete cockpit panles.

For the modules listed above, there are all the instruments of the respective front panels, each of which is arranged on a base profile.

For the A-10C and the Ka-50, we have created a few detailed profiles.
See the following pictures.


A-10C front panel


A-10C Radio panel


A-10C CDU panel


Ka-50 front panel


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Old 12-20-2016, 02:33 PM   #12
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I would say it is similar to Helios, some things are better some things might be less. I.e. export instruments/gauges and indicators to a second monitor or client.
You still need to export viewports for radars and MFD´s etc. though.

I consider it easier to configure than Helios, but that is probably very much a personal thing.

Here is a thread with some images from a MIG-15 profile I have been working on. If you are used to Capt Z profiles in Helios you might think a stock Ikaurs profile looks poor when it comes to looks, but it is possible to add layers of gfx on top of it and customize it as you like.
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=167717
that is a very nice looking profile. I fly the MiG-15 a lot, would love to use this one!
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:14 PM   #13
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That's kind of a dry introduction to your software, just posting a gihtub link, but hey, I guess you guys are not into marketing that much.
Anyway, thank for you contribution to the community. Why did you feel the need to create this when Helios + Captain Zeen profiles have been doing the job so far? Not a critic at all, but what does Ikarus do better than Helios?, or what did you miss in Helios for creating Ikarus?
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Edit: Nevermind, just read the McMicha post.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:47 PM   #14
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I have found an issue with Ikarus L-39 HSI. I am no programmer, but I am guessing there is a number rounded off incorrectly and once export starts it shows up.

Please note the following photos:



Photo above shows enlarged HSI with only Ikarus running. Course pointer and RMI are 'in-line' and pointing at 180 degrees. Both ends of pointers are lined up correctly (North).



This photo shows HSI after receiving export from DCS (1.5 or 2.0). Plane is on a runway at Mozdok. RMI and course pointer are pointing at 088 degrees. Note that opposite end of pointers are now 2.5 degrees apart. Pivot point for course pointer art has shifted, hence my guess of a number rounded off and creating math errors.

Shut off DCS and both pointers jump back into alignment. This error affects how the ILS works and it would be wonderful if someone much smarter than I took a look at the cause.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:56 PM   #15
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So it's like helios OK doesn't really fit my bill as I don't have a second monitor or the desire for one. What is the button mapping portion....it's it similar to what mmjoy or the target software does?

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That's kind of a dry introduction to your software, just posting a gihtub link, but hey, I guess you guys are not into marketing that much.
Anyway, thank for you contribution to the community. Why did you feel the need to create this when Helios + Captain Zeen profiles have been doing the job so far? Not a critic at all, but what does Ikarus do better than Helios?, or what did you miss in Helios for creating Ikarus?
Thanks.

Edit: Nevermind, just read the McMicha post.
Hello BaD CrC,

Yes you are right, that was not a good marketing, but we are just software developers and no PR gurus.

Ikarus has a long history.

We started with D.A.C. (D.A.C. on GitHub) to control a special I/O USB card from DCS.
The export script was quickly extended by an export for Helios.

Unfortunately, it turned out that Helios was no longer developed and there are accordingly only a few instruments.

Then Heinz developed HT (HT on GitHub) as an extension for HawgTouch.
Unfortunately, there were many technical limitations and unfortunately we do not get the source code from the original developer.

Icarus was then developed.
Especially in the endeavor, that we always there the complete gauges of the respective available modules.

This is, what Icarus can do better than Helios. It has (almost) all the gauges of 22 different aircraft and helicopter.

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So it's like helios OK doesn't really fit my bill as I don't have a second monitor or the desire for one. What is the button mapping portion....it's it similar to what mmjoy or the target software does?
Hello,

The buttons have a mouse and touch event.
This causes the button ID stored in each case to be sent to the export script.
The ExportScript then sends the data directly to DCS.

All inputs and gauges are transmitted over the network.

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Hello JG14_Smil,

Thank you for the error message.
We will check it.
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Hello,

The buttons have a mouse and touch event.
This causes the button ID stored in each case to be sent to the export script.
The ExportScript then sends the data directly to DCS.

All inputs and gauges are transmitted over the network.

CU Micha
So it's a cockpit panel that works by clicking the screen similar to how you already do in dcs?

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Old 12-21-2016, 10:25 AM   #20
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Can we get a better idea of how this works in a multi PC setup and how we go about configuring it? Very interested to see it working as per others so if someone can do a youtube demo that would put some questions to bed perhaps?
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