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Weapons panel
Jun 15th, 2015 at 11:43pm
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I have made a replica weapons switch panel for my cockpit setup (phyisical switches mapped via a USB input controller). The switches are easily mapped to the key combinations, but the selector switches could really do with a second input assignment for each function to allow proper forward and backward selection using rotary encoders. Does anybody know how to add a second switch assignment to allow this to happen. I am assuming that some additional XML code will be needed or existing code modified.
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Re: Weapons panel
Reply #1 - Jun 26th, 2015 at 8:26pm
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Can anyone point me to where the xml code is that defines the rotary switch actions? I have looked in the gauges folder and nothing in there looks to be relevent. Perhaps Captain Sim could answer this if it is indeed possible.
I just want to add a seperate increment/decrement switch input to the rotary knobs rather than using a mouse click.

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Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2015 at 12:02am
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Just completed my Weapons panel for the cockpit. Based on the screen image but the switches operate the functions rather than using mouse clicks/keys.
Connects via USB.


still need some help with the xml code if anybody can help.

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Reply #3 - Jul 6th, 2015 at 1:17am
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It looks great Pete. Smiley

Sorry I can't help you with the XML coding. Sad
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2015 at 3:25am
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Sorry but I can not figure out how to start a new thread. So I will try my question here. When i first started using weapons I could shoot boats in the water, now however I can not and my hud settings are the same which I will list below, any help I would be grateful for.

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Reply #5 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 3:03am
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Joe Gucci wrote on Oct 23rd, 2015 at 3:25am:
Sorry but I can not figure out how to start a new thread. So I will try my question here.
You need to reach 10 posts before you can create a new Topic/Thread.

Joe Gucci wrote on Oct 23rd, 2015 at 3:25am:
When i first started using weapons I could shoot boats in the water, now however I can not and my hud settings are the same which I will list below, any help I would be grateful for.

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AA4 AIM
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Try Weapon for FSX on a default aircraft (or the F/A-18 Armed/LX-45 that is included when you install it), and in a location that only uses default scenery, and see if it works okay there.

You could also try a reinstall using the Repair option to see if that solves the problem.
  

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Reply #6 - Dec 11th, 2016 at 12:39am
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Pete,
I like your panel. Did you make any progress?
Im trying to do something similar but I want to use individual toggle switches to activate individual functions rather than cycle the sub modes in the XML. For example Id like to set up a specific toggle switch to select an AIM-9 missile without cycling though the sub modes.
  
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Re: Weapons panel
Reply #7 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 12:40am
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Hi dc8flightdeck,

Sorry for the very late reply! I have not been on the forums for a long time. In the end I changed my rotary switches to rotary encoders they work fine but only in one direction. I have done no more but I did find an interesting read. Some one had wired a 10K resistor between switch contacts and then used FSUIPC to record values against switch positions. I have not tried this yet but it could be a way forward for you.
Let me know if you have made any progress.

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