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    Question turning on Master Battery with the Saitek Switch Panel

    I have my Saitek switch panel programmed to that the Battery turns on the master battery and he ALT on the device turns on the APU. Interesting enough the battery switch does not work the first time when I flip the switch. However, if I turn it off and on again it works. I would say it is just the way the device works when starting the computer, but the other switch I used for the APU (label ALT) works the first time every time. The first line in the image is a left click on the battery guard and works every time if I used a normal button, not as switch. The reason for the post was to see if anyone else is using a switch to turn on and off the battery and what they use.

    Normally in SPAD.NEXT the Change Data is uses to turn on or off sometime. but none of those seem to work with the PDMG. the last 2 commands in the image open the guard and then turn off the switch


    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkP-onLZLeuojMpL...4YhVg?e=BMBikZ
    Dean Salman

    #2
    When I get home (won't be for a while), assuming I remember, I'll investigate this and see what I have mine set up as.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      #3
      Dean, I had a look, this is the configuration I have and I haven't had any issues with it. I'm not sure if you were trying to set yours for a left and right click or what, I just used the simple on/off switch. I think you may have been trying to over-complicate it. I try to stick with just using the simple on/off switch unless I've done it and it didn't work. Only then would I do something else.
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      Captain Kevin

      Kevin Yang

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        #4
        Thank you Kevin, for the update. I was using the left and right click parameters but the bigger problem I saw was I have the event switched, the on event was turning it off. Not sure how it even worked. For the one I am just using the Guard set to 0 only and that works. However, I have the same issue.

        When I start any of the PMDG 700 series and push the battery switch on nothing happens. When I turn it off and back on again it works prefect. I tried something this morning on a second restart of the PC. Before loading P3D after starting SPAD.Next, I turned the battery on and off. Then Loaded the 737-800 in P3D and pressed the battery switch on, it worked. It seems like I just need to move a switch, any of they actually to wake up the saitek panel

        I have a question; did you load the Logictech Saitek drives as well. I have had problems with it the pass with Spad.NEXT so i stopped using the drivers. If you do have them loaded, I might try again.
        Last edited by dsalman1; 02Aug2022, 16:30.
        Dean Salman

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          #5
          I do not. The problem is the Saitek drivers don't allow you to configure the switch panel, so if you use that along with SPAD.Next, you end up with a situation where a switch does two completely different things because it has two different commands from both Logitech and SPAD.Next.
          Captain Kevin

          Kevin Yang

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            #6
            Thanks again Kevin, the switches are working much better. I used the Avionics master for the Flight Director. I hope to get a MCP one day that will work with P3D. More are coming out all the time now.
            Dean Salman

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              #7
              Dean, now you have me very curious, what does your setup look like. I think you seen mine, and it sounds like yours is just as complex than mine, if not more complex.
              Captain Kevin

              Kevin Yang

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                #8
                Here is my setup, Kevin. I seem to update it more than I need to. I still want to get a better monitor for the PFD and ND not as high and place a MCP on top like the one that PMDG lets us pop out to another monitor. That said I have set up the Saitek Auto Pilot Panel to work as a MCP. I can set LNAV, VNAV, Level Flight Change, APP, LOC, and VS. The left knob on it to change to ALT, VS, ISA, HDG, and Course allows me to set the position and move the right knob which updates the Saitek and MCP. For example, when changing the ISA, I change to that mode with the left knob and use the right knob to change the speed. It works amazing well. I don't think I could live without the Cockpit Master FMC anymore. I do not like using a mouse or keyboard, so I have the 737, 777, and 747 setups so I do not have to. I use the Saitek Instrument panel and a gauge from fipgauges.com to assign 6 functions to it, this is how i got the overhead panel setup.

                https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkP-onLZLeuojMpu...78HJg?e=J6oyDP

                Mind is not more complex, just more parts. My friend in southeast New Mexico built a real 737 simulator on a motion platform. He is the one that got my flying the Boeing after 32 years of with GA planes in FS 3 I think it was when I started.
                Dean Salman

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                  #9
                  Holy....that looks quite complex indeed, maybe even more so than even mine. Quite impressive.
                  Captain Kevin

                  Kevin Yang

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