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 Post subject: AP Mode LVAR control
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:42 pm 
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I am trying to set up my Saitek Multipanel Autopilot heading button to select through the AP Mode options ( ST HD TRK) but no matter what i do i cannot seem to get it to work. I'm using Spad.neXt and have set up my controls, radio and switch panels and the last thing i have been trying to get to work is the AP. Has anyone managed to get this working with Spad.neXt?


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 Post subject: Re: AP Mode LVAR control
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:21 am 
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"AP Mode" lvar is a only read one.

Use the following lvars:

"ApMaster" to switch on-off the autopilot.
"ApModePushSwitch" momentary push button to change mode.
"ApDisconnectSwitch" momentary push button to disconnect AP.
"ApAltSwitch" momentary push button to altitude hold connect/disconnect.


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 Post subject: Re: AP Mode LVAR control
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 am 
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Thanks

Have managed to get both heading and Alt to work ( although for some reason they take a double push of the button to work).


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 Post subject: Re: AP Mode LVAR control
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:56 am 
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zkiwi wrote:
... for some reason they take a double push of the button to work).


It make sense. You are toggling the variables. If it is 0, you push (and release) and goes to 1. Push (and release) and goes to 0.
But those buttons in the comanche are 1 while push, only while push. If you release the button, goes to 0.

So. you need to push twice to make the variable go to 1 and then to 0.

You will have to change something in the setup software, or fsuipc... or whatever you are using :)


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 Post subject: Re: AP Mode LVAR control
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:05 am 
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Chiming in rather late here guys, but the correct way to use the L:Var "L:ApModePushSwitch" is to SET it to 1 on press and SET it to 0 on release. This should avoid the need for the double press. This can be done easily with FSUIPC, but I'm not familiar with SPAD.neXt.

The same goes for "L:ApAltSwitch" I believe.

Cheers,
Nick


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