Just wondering about the display data on the JF146
For example the altitude display on the mcp shows a value that in spadnext shows as a separate l var output per digit. Using the logitec multi panel it cant show individual digits so when you turn the altitude knob up or down the multi panel can't read the display until you select the alt arm button as it's reading fs data. Is the a way of reading the data out of the display on the 146 as a whole figure that can been seen and inputed in to an external display,
I'm planning building a replica autopilot using 7 seg displays
b3lt3r last edited by b3lt3r
@rob-lockett apologies for a cut/paste from an earlier post I made just after getting the 146 - but it works for me now:
I got my logitech multipanel working in SPAD this morning with Alt select. Not straight forward and there's probably a better way but this is what I did:
Create a new local variable called bae-mcp-alt
Add an expression to calculate that based on the individual digits:
([LVAR:MCP_Alt_dig1] * 10000) + ([LVAR:MCP_Alt_dig2] * 1000) + ([LVAR:MCP_Alt_dig3] * 100) + ([LVAR:MCP_Alt_dig4] * 10) + [LVAR:MCP_Alt_dig5]
I could not find a simple variable in the data monitor with the aggregated value but this calculates correctly into the bae-mcp-alt var
configured the ALT display on the panel with 3 events:
a). Display local:bae_mcp_alt
b). Increment MCP_Alt_sel_knob (LVAR) by 1
c). as above but decrement
note I had to set the range for sel_knob as 00-99 and allow rollover.
It took me almost 2 hours to figure this out but now I can spin the knob on my panel and it updates the sim and displays correctly so it really helps.
I now see that the 10's and 1's is redundant as it only displays in 00's but meh - it works so it stays that way
@b3lt3r I'll give it a go
Just tried it and it works a treat.
Also got the RDH value and TMS figures showing.