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Offline mdavenport

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Control "Look Left" and "Look Right" from cockpit panels?
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:25:47 AM »

I'm trying to reduce my use of a keyboard in my cockpit as much as possible and one of the thing I need it for quite often is "look left" and "look right" as I don't have side screens.  I currently have to use SPACE BAR + MOUSE to look around and then SPACE+CTRL to re-centre.  My yoke is a replica 737 so doesn't have a hat switch.

I want to see if its possible to use any dials or switches on my Sismo Overhead or Pedestal that don't really get used and assign these somehow to look left and right?  One thought was to use was OVERHEAD / Circuit Breaker / Bright dial or PEDESTAL / Det Select switches?

Is this possible to assign Sismo (script based) equipment to a P3D action like this?
Does anyone have any suggestions how I could achieve this?


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Re: Control "Look Left" and "Look Right" from cockpit panels?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:32:09 AM »
If it is a switch that you don't care about the function, Pick up a USB Joystick card $20.00 and connect it to the different interface, then program the look features with FSUIPC and the joystick card.

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Re: Control "Look Left" and "Look Right" from cockpit panels?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 09:21:39 PM »
I think folks are not reading his previous post. He is using a Sismo set of equipment, these are already pre-wired. So he is looking for a method to use Prosim, which senses the Sismo switch closure, to then control his look angle.
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Re: Control "Look Left" and "Look Right" from cockpit panels?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 11:48:03 AM »
I think folks are not reading his previous post. He is using a Sismo set of equipment, these are already pre-wired. So he is looking for a method to use Prosim, which senses the Sismo switch closure, to then control his look angle.
LOL Jim.  Seen as I am the only reply ( I am the folks ) But I did read his post..  And prewired or not, you should be able to remove a switch connected to a sismo interface board or PCB and control it from somewhere else.  (I have soldered wires to the back of a goflight PCB many times to take an input to a different Interface.  But personally have never seen a Sismo Interface. I think you have some..  Maybe you know of a better way.  I just made another suggestion.  (remove the switch from the Sismo Board and add it to another interface)  If you can't do that, then he is screwed for that option and will need to do something else.
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Re: Control "Look Left" and "Look Right" from cockpit panels?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 05:19:14 PM »
Ha - you haven't looked inside the overhead that Sismo builds. A nightmare to work on.  :)
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