Dump Levers . nothing works!

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maddz
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Dump Levers . nothing works!

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been trying for a few days, with Linda, to set a button to OPEN the dump chutes. (just open position, not dump)
Ive tried all the Lvars, but none of them will make the lever(s) move.

They attempt to move, but just go straight back to the closed position...blink and you'll miss it.

Anyone got a working example??

I have this, which does not work

-- ## dump chutes open ## --
function open_dump_chutes ()
-- dump chutes open --
ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpLeftLever", 50)
ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLever", 50)
end

I've tried all the others too without success.


[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDump1 = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDump2 = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDump3 = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDump4 = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpChuteLH = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpChuteRH = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumping = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpLeftLever = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpLeftLeverDrag = 50
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpLeftLeverState = 50
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpLeversPast = 50
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpRightLever = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpRightLeverClick = 50
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpRightLeverDrag = 0
[S] Watching new LVar: FuelDumpRightLeverState = 0
[S] Watching stopped for LVar: FuelDumpRightLever

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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

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I just checked that I have posted this in the correct “technical SUPPORT” forum.

But I receive zero support.

Hello?

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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

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Might try sending Lewis a PM with a link to this post. I know that all the A2A guys have been pretty busy. I would like to help but I would be of no use to you on this matter.

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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

Post Masterius »

Try this:

function open_dump_chutes ()
-- dump chutes open --
ipc.writeLvar("L:FuelDumpLeftLever", 50)
ipc.sleep(200)
ipc.writeLvar("L:FuelDumpRightLever", 50)
end
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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

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Masterius,
Thanks for the help but unfortunately that doesn't work either. Im exhausted of idea's now, i've tried every way that i know of :/ but the levers refuse to move. :twisted:

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Good day Sir,
Here are my LINDA controls for the fuel dump console. You can see the Lvars and values to create your own custom controls.

Code: Select all

 -- ## FUEL DUMP CONSOLE ###############

function Fuel_Dump_Right_Inc ()
   if ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState") == 0 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", 1)
   elseif
   ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState") == 1 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", 2)
   end
end

function Fuel_Dump_Right_Dec ()
   if ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState") == 2 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", 1)
   elseif
   ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState") == 1 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", 0)
   end
end

function Fuel_Dump_Left_Inc ()
   if ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState") == 0 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState", 1)
   elseif
   ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState") == 1 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState", 2)
   end
end

function Fuel_Dump_Left_Dec ()
   if ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState") == 2 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState", 1)
   elseif
   ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState") == 1 then
   ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpLeftLeverState", 0)
   end
end

function Eng_1_Fuel_Valve_Tgl ()
   if ipc.readLvar("Engine1ValvesSwitch") == 0 then
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine1ValvesSwitch", 1)
   else
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine1ValvesSwitch", 0)
   end
end

function Eng_2_Fuel_Valve_Tgl ()
   if ipc.readLvar("Engine2ValvesSwitch") == 0 then
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine2ValvesSwitch", 1)
   else
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine2ValvesSwitch", 0)
   end
end

function Eng_3_Fuel_Valve_Tgl ()
   if ipc.readLvar("Engine3ValvesSwitch") == 0 then
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine3ValvesSwitch", 1)
   else
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine3ValvesSwitch", 0)
   end
end

function Eng_4_Fuel_Valve_Tgl ()
   if ipc.readLvar("Engine4ValvesSwitch") == 0 then
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine4ValvesSwitch", 1)
   else
   ipc.writeLvar("Engine4ValvesSwitch", 0)
   end
end
I hope this helps and good luck
Cheers
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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

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I should have mentioned earlier that when working with LINDA, editing files, changing controls, etc, you will usually need to click the "Sync To Sim" option off and back on. Sometimes it's necessary to click the "Reload LUA Engine" option. If your new controls still don't work it might be necessary to restart LINDA. It can be flaky that way at times. I've written controls that were correct on first draft but not working. After re-writing, trying different Lvars, and fighting with it all that was needed was a restart of LINDA to save 30 minutes of head scratching and cursing :?

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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

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WB_FlashOver

Hmm... okay, thank you very much indeed :) I shall have a play about with it... i see the problem, although, when i was using the tracer in linda, i don't recall every seeing the values of 0,1 or 2, but 0 - 50 - 100. ( yours works so obviously those are the correct values)

Unable to test today :( though. Currently 4 hours into an 11 hour flight. ( Im really, really hoping it wont take that long with a decent tail wind!!) ( I could probably do this ''on the fly'' but i don't wanna take any risks, its a long flight, and I'm using FSX )

I shall let you know in due coarse if it works.

Thanks for posting.

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WB_FlashOver wrote:
18 Dec 2022, 12:02
I should have mentioned earlier that when working with LINDA, editing files, changing controls, etc, you will usually need to click the "Sync To Sim" option off and back on. Sometimes it's necessary to click the "Reload LUA Engine" option. If your new controls still don't work it might be necessary to restart LINDA. It can be flaky that way at times. I've written controls that were correct on first draft but not working. After re-writing, trying different Lvars, and fighting with it all that was needed was a restart of LINDA to save 30 minutes of head scratching and cursing :?

Cheers
Roger
Right OK, i usually reload the engine and have always thought that was enough...i have taken note of the above, many thanks.

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maddz wrote:
18 Dec 2022, 12:29
Unable to test today :( though. Currently 4 hours into an 11 hour flight. ( Im really, really hoping it wont take that long with a decent tail wind!!) ( I could probably do this ''on the fly'' but i don't wanna take any risks, its a long flight, and I'm using FSX )
I was always so very nervous on the long flights in FSX. I'd be at that 10-11 hour mark and setting up the perfect approach and about 2 miles out the sim would CTD. Honestly, I don't miss that. P3Dv4 is much more stable.
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As it happens, I went to have a shave as time was getting on, and on my return I noticed “we have a sick passenger on board”
1st time I’ve had it, wasn’t there to witness it, but i got straight into a decent to the nearest airport. Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough and poor Betty was getting some stick for it as I heard from the cabin.
I would have normally set pause on emergency but in the first few hours of the flight the captain announced he was sort for the problem…. Unbeknown to me, as the pilot flying, what the actual problem was. Loads of fuel at the time so wasn’t that… maybe it was the oil level?
And if it was oil, what interest is that to tell the pax????

So the flight ended up being 6h 15m .
Didn’t really get any bad comments but my salary has been dropped by about $2000! (It was around $18000 odds but it’s down to $16000 odds now.

I still haven’t tried the dump levers yet, but will later today.

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well, i really don't know whats going on here, this is what ive done

-- ## right lever only ##
function Fuel_Dump_Right_Inc ()
if ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState") == 0 then
ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", 1)
elseif
ipc.readLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState") == 1 then
ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", 2)
end
end

But it just doesnt work :s

In the console:

btn 044F04020-2=0000000000000001000>>>0000000000000000000
rl: 044F04020-2=0000000000000001000>>>0000000000000000000 bit 16 2
[EVNT] OnPress Button detected PR:044F04020:16 ++++++++
[hHID] Checking Saitek button press 044F04020
[hHID] Checking Saitek vid/pid 044F/0402
[COMM] HexToStr 06A3
[hHID] Button OnPress 044F04020_16/G: 0
[hHID] Button Repeat Cancel 044F04020_16/nil *****
[hHID] Button Repeat Cancel 044F04020_16/nil *****
[hHID] Button Repeat Cancel 044F04020_16/nil *****
[hHID] Action unshifted 044F04020/16 press call: nil
[hHID] Button Execute 044F04020/Fuel_Dump_Right_Inc

I dont know why its saying about checking a siatek button....the only controllers connected is the warthog HOTAS ( Thrustmaster)
I did once have the saitek switch panel connected but its not anymore.

Any idea's?

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Re: Dump Levers . nothing works!

Post WB_FlashOver »

I have two thoughts maddz,

First, and it may be just hopeful wishing, is that you don't have a space where maybe there should be. In the ipc.writexxx line make sure there is a space after the comma and before the value, i.e. ipc.writeLvar("FuelDumpRightLeverState", [SPACE] 1). I doubt that's it but with coding you never know and I'm not a coder so don't put much weight to what I say.

And B, which version of LINDA are you running. My controller is a Saitek X-56. I used to have an X-50 but never attached to my current PC. If I try to install to a version of LINDA above 3.2.6.1111 I have troubles. If I run a more current version of LINDA and I open file < config-hid.lua > in folder < ~:\FSUIPC6\LINDA-CFG\aircrafts\A2A_Connie_L049 > there will be a Saitek X-50 controller listed as well as my X-56. Odd. If I attempt to assign a control LINDA will actually delete a bunch of my current settings.

My suggestion would be to first check the space.

If no joy there then open the config-hid.lua file and see if there is a controller listed that shouldn't be. If so my only joy to fix this was to copy my entire FSUIPC folder to the desktop for safe keeping, delete all LINDA files from the original FSUIPC folder, install version 3.2.6.1111, go to your backup on desktop and check each config-hid.lua for all planes, remove any lines pertaining to the Saitek controller that is not attached, copy the new edited version back to your new install. I'm assuming you have some knowledge of how to manage files and folders within the FSUIPC folder. Any muddy waters here just ask 'cause one can loose all those hours of settings controls over the years :oops:

Good luck Sir.
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