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Old 03-08-2019, 03:14 AM   #641
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Thanks guys.

The PNEU switch is a momentary rotary switch. No such switch exist in the market, except for a CAM switch which is 5 times bigger. And certainly not rotate momentarily 45 degrees to one side and 90 degrees momentarily to the other side.

So to keep it simple, I used a MOM-OFF-MOM flat toggle.

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Old 03-08-2019, 03:23 AM   #642
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Front dash done.



All gauges are just printed paper with acrylic for reflection.

Except for TISL and Circuit Breaker panels, all other panels and switches are wired and working via two Arduino Megas for the front dash.

Feels good to be able to press every switch in the game directly instead of the mouse.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:23 AM   #643
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Great job, you came a long way

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Old 03-20-2019, 08:31 PM   #644
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anyone know what these keyboard commands do? I tried them and nothing happens.

Explosion X+LShift+LCtrl
Levitation H+LAlt
Binocular view toggle B+LWin
One frame mode Pause+RShift
View all mode Delete+RCtrl
View enemies mode End+RCtrl+RShift
View friends mode Home+RCtrl+RShift
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:43 PM   #645
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When learning to do start up, I realized that there is a 'push to set' input on the Accelerometer to add. The others were added just for fun.

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Old 03-21-2019, 04:13 PM   #646
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No one has tried those keyboard commands?
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:11 AM   #647
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This dcs bios code for the emergency trim hat is for a rotary switch.
const byte efcpEmerTrimPins[5] = {PIN_0, PIN_1, PIN_2, PIN_3, PIN_4};
DcsBios::SwitchMultiPos efcpEmerTrim("EFCP_EMER_TRIM", efcpEmerTrimPins, 5);

Using the code above, it gets stuck in one position, does not move back to the center.

I am using this one from digikey. it's more like 4 sets of push buttons.
https://www.digikey.ca/product-detai...289-ND/2063280

i can't find any code for 4 sets of push button for this switch via google.

how did you guys get it to work?
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:58 PM   #648
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Hi rocketeer,

I used the method GSS Rain/Joe Sim used in this YT

Diagram is seen 5m51s



It's a NAND chip that basically send the fifth pin if none of the others are active. It might be that it's easier to re-write the DCS-BIOS code but I found this working and haven't looked back.

Credit for the solution is GSS Rain/Joe Sim

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Thanks Han for sharing this. I'd try to digest it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:53 PM   #650
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This Auxiliary Landing Gear Handle. I've always thought it is a push button and just for show and non functional. Shows that I don't know the aircraft well. Spent much more time building than flying it.

Now I learned that there are two parts. From DCS Bios documentation.

Auxiliary Landing Gear Handle Lock Button
DcsBios::Switch2Pos auxGearLock("AUX_GEAR_LOCK", PIN);

Auxiliary Landing Gear Handle
DcsBios::Switch2Pos auxGear("AUX_GEAR", PIN);


So when the main landing gear handle fails to bring the gear down or up, we are to use this one.
From trying it on the ground so far, not in the air, I observed the following:
1. push pin down to unlock gear handle
2. pull aux gear handle
3. after landing gear comes down or up, push aux gear handle back in
4. pin pops up, gear handle becomes locked
Without pushing pin you can't pull the aux gear handle as it is locked.

I can build the aux gear handle on rod and a push pull switch.
I can make the pin with a latched push button, not the momentary type.
And with dcs bios both gear handle and the unlock pin will function accordingly.

But I can't make the physical pin lock the gear handle in real life.
This needs to function like a car door-push a pin to lock or unlock, mechanically, not a powered door lock to complicate things.
Anyone tried something like this?

At minimum I can build the gear handle and pin separately via the push pull switch and latched push button, with the latter locking the former.
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