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xSaitekPanels Configuration for SR22


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2 hours ago, scotfleiger said:

An initial xSaitekPanels configuration for the SR22 is now available to download.

I am happy to take suggestions and issues.

Thank you for doing this.

A possible suggestion would be to set one of the unused switch for switching left/right fuel tanks.

Best,

Mark

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2 minutes ago, memcbride said:

A possible suggestion would be to set one of the unused switch for switching left/right fuel tanks.

Thanks for the suggestion. One option would be to use the Fuel Pump switch off position to toggle the fuel tank selector.

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8 hours ago, scotfleiger said:

Thanks for the suggestion. One option would be to use the Fuel Pump switch off position to toggle the fuel tank selector.

That could work and would reduce one more time you have to look down to flip a switch.

Just as a point of information, I'll be giving up the use of the Saitek switch panel sometime next week as the RealSimGear Cirrus switch panels will be arriving.

Best,

Mark

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11 hours ago, lighttrail said:

The battery switch turns the batteries on but it does not turn them off when switched to the off position.

Thank you for the report. I have tested the xSaitekPanels.ini with both the SR22 and SR22TN. The Battery 1 & 2 switches are working correctly with the Switch Panel Master Battery switches - both ON and OFF. Ensure that the downloaded .ini is installed in the XP11/Aircraft/X-Aviation/SR22 Series/TorqueSim SR22 and /TorqueSum SR22TN directory.

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Yes, I can confirm that the ini file is in both locations. I have done this with a number of my other airplanes. Everything else works, including turning on the batt switches, but for some reason it won't turn them off. I also don't have any other buttons assigned to those switches. Strange...but I guess it's no big deal.

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Check that the hardware Batt Off position on panel is working. I have experienced some hardware reliability issues in the past. Try copying the 4 battery functions to an unused light switch in xsaitekpanels.ini. They are only the pre-defined arm/sr/cmd/ functions. 

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I've made minor updates so that the physical positions of the Panel switches drive their positions back into the simulator...  Except for the Parking Brake, couldn't figure that one out :wacko:

Note that you'll not be able to mouse-click on the switches to changer their position, only the physical switches move them.

xSaitekPanels---TorqueSim-SR22-1.1.zip

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3 hours ago, Pattism said:

I've made minor updates so that the physical positions of the Panel switches drive their positions back into the simulator...  Except for the Parking Brake, couldn't figure that one out :wacko:

Note that you'll not be able to mouse-click on the switches to changer their position, only the physical switches move them.

xSaitekPanels---TorqueSim-SR22-1.1.zip 12.58 kB · 0 downloads

If it helps, the parking brake lever dataref is afm/sr/f/misc/parking_brake (1 is engaged, 0 is released)

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12 hours ago, Pattism said:

I've made minor updates so that the physical positions of the Panel switches drive their positions back into the simulator...  Except for the Parking Brake, couldn't figure that one out :wacko:

Note that you'll not be able to mouse-click on the switches to changer their position, only the physical switches move them.

Thank you for your suggested changes. I have done a line-by-line comparison of your "1.1". 

I am not sure what you were trying to achieve. Most of the switches use the available _On/_Off commands (not visible to the user/developer) to operate the SR22 switches and hence their systems. You first tried to use the visible _Toggle commands before changing tack to adjusting the datarefs. While the datarefs change the system values they don't necessarily move the switches.

The Parking Brake was implemented in 1.0.0 and attached to the redundant Gear Lever (using sim/flight_controls/brakes_toggle_max). I will use @Coop suggestion of afm/sr/f/misc/parking_brake.

I don't intend to update the downloadable version to "1.1". I will look at the additional actions you suggest and issue an update 1.2 to avoid any confusion.

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23 hours ago, scotfleiger said:

Check that the hardware Batt Off position on panel is working. I have experienced some hardware reliability issues in the past. Try copying the 4 battery functions to an unused light switch in xsaitekpanels.ini. They are only the pre-defined arm/sr/cmd/ functions. 

Yes, the Batt Off position works. I use it with other aircrafts. I will try copying the functions to another switch and see what happens.

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I got the problem fixed after comparing commands in this ini file to the xsaitekpanels.ini in \Resources\Plugins\Xsaitekpanels. I had to remove the "off" between switch_ and cmd and that fixed it. See the changes below.

;command for alt master switch off command
alt_master_switch_off_cmd = afm/sr/cmd/switches/alt1_Off <-- original command

bat_master_switch_cmd = afm/sr/cmd/switches/bat1_Off <-- replacement command


;command for alt master switch off command2
alt2_master_switch_off_cmd = afm/sr/cmd/switches/alt2_Off <-- original command

bat2_master_switch_cmd = afm/sr/cmd/switches/bat2_Off <-- replacement command

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@Lighttrail thank you for the feedback. I may have introduced the issue by doing some incorrect tidying up of the xsaitekpanels.ini lines when I was editing. I did try your suggestions and I can not get consistent results. Can you check your change lines as you appear to mix ALT and BAT references?

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21 hours ago, Pattism said:

Looking forward to your next revision; and speaking of versions, look what I did yesterday...

Thank you for the screenshots. I love the overlay but I don't think have the facilities to do the same. I take onboard your Deice/Tks allocation to Fuel Pump and De-Ice switches. I have moved the left/right tank selection to the redundant Beacon switch. I will keep both BATs and ALTs ganged to the red switches. 

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6 hours ago, scotfleiger said:

@Lighttrail thank you for the feedback. I may have introduced the issue by doing some incorrect tidying up of the xsaitekpanels.ini lines when I was editing. I did try your suggestions and I can not get consistent results. Can you check your change lines as you appear to mix ALT and BAT references?

The ALT error in the post was a typo / copy and paste error on my part. I did it in a hurry and didn't look it over before posting. It has the correct bat2 in the ini file. Below is the direct copy from the reference xsaitekpanels.ini. "Off" is not used in the commands for battery master switch off. This worked consistently for me. Thanks.


*** from reference xsaitekpanels.ini ***

;command for battery master switch on command
bat_master_switch_on_cmd = 

;command for battery master switch off command
bat_master_switch_cmd =

;command for battery master switch on command2
bat2_master_switch_on_cmd = 

;command for battery master switch off command2
bat2_master_switch_cmd =

*** end reference xsaitekpanels.ini ***

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@Lighttrail I tried the missing command strings as you suggested and mine would not work. I had to return it to the full string. No other users (50+ downloads) have reported a similar problem. I was wondering if you are using the latest version of xSaitekPanels plugin (2.75 from 2018)?

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Based on valuable feedback I have uploaded v1.2.0 of the xsaitekpanels.ini to improve switch panel allocation and implementations.

The main changes to the Switch Panel allocation are:

  • Fuel Pump - now turns the Ice Protect on and off.
  • Deice - now selects Ice Protect to normal and high.
  • Beacon - selects Left and Right fuel tank.
  • Taxi - operates the Ice light.

Full details are available in the included manuals.

NOTE - it is important that xSaitekPanels v2.75 plugin is used for correct operation of the Battery switch.

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