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    Peripherals not working with BBJ

    Hi there

    Just purchased BBJ expansion and MCP pro and aviaworx CDU don’t seem to connect with any of the BBJ aircraft. I have subsequently tried with cargo expansion and 737 800 variants and works as always. Am I missing something?

    Appreciate any assistance.

    regards

    Alex Schiavo

    #2
    Pure guesswork, as I don't own the BBJ (undecided if I ever will), but I'd think Aviaworx CDU will need a small update to recognize the new aircraft. I think they're usually very good at quick updates, so shouldn't take long if that's the case.
    Best regards,

    Lars Domen

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    • Alex_S
      Alex_S commented
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      Agree. Hopefully an update comes soon!

    #3
    Hi captains,

    I have the same issue with the CPFlight MCP Pro, it doesn't connect to the BBJs in P3Dv5. I did not install the aircraft into P3Dv4.
    Just to be sure I tested also with the regular and cargo NGXu's with the latest update and they all connect immediately.
    Which makes sense because the 737NGXu_Options.ini has the:

    [SDK]
    EnableDataBroadcast=1

    line in there.

    Hopefully this is an easy fix for PMDG.

    Best regards,
    Arthur Gerlach

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    • Alex_S
      Alex_S commented
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      Thanks Arthur. Is that a line we need to insert or PMDG?

    #4
    Originally posted by eham8 View Post
    Hi captains,

    I have the same issue with the CPFlight MCP Pro, it doesn't connect to the BBJs in P3Dv5. I did not install the aircraft into P3Dv4.
    Just to be sure I tested also with the regular and cargo NGXu's with the latest update and they all connect immediately.
    Which makes sense because the 737NGXu_Options.ini has the:

    [SDK]
    EnableDataBroadcast=1

    line in there.

    Hopefully this is an easy fix for PMDG.

    Best regards,
    Arthur Gerlach
    To fix what? Did you check with the hardware manufacturer first? There are some changes in the SDK so there are chances that the hardware manufacturers needs to update their drivers.
    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support
    http://www.pmdg.com

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    • B777ER
      B777ER commented
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      Would have been nice if PMDG announced that they changed their SDK so dev's would know about it.

    • eham8
      eham8 commented
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      So, if I understand you correctly the SDK has changed but it only affects the BBJ? But why as the other 737's all work fine?
      That is what I pointed at as ' an easy fix'. Your answer comes across as 'it's not our problem' which I find very disappointing and definately not what I was expecting from PMDG.

    #5
    Hi,
    It is not a hardware/software problem from de CP flightpanels manufactorer. All other B373 are oke, but only the BBJ not. Why is this not a PMDG problem??

    I inserted
    [SDK]
    EnableDataBroadcast
    No joy

    Regards
    Jo va Bra

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      #6
      Originally posted by Jo va Bra View Post
      Hi,
      It is not a hardware/software problem from de CP flightpanels manufactorer. All other B373 are oke, but only the BBJ not. Why is this not a PMDG problem??

      I inserted
      [SDK]
      EnableDataBroadcast
      No joy

      Regards
      Jo va Bra
      SDK changes means that the manufacturer might needs to make changes to their software drivers as well.
      Chris Makris (Olympic260)
      PMDG Technical Support
      http://www.pmdg.com

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        #7
        Oke. I try to understand why all my B737 working perfect but only the latest BBJ not.

        Regards
        Jo va Bra

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          #8
          Agree. It is unlikely in my case GoFlight will make any changes or updates to their Drivers on the basis of an expansion pack.
          Alex Schiavo

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            #9
            Are we the only ones having an issue trying to get our hardware to work with the BBJ ?Seriously I have raised tickets with PMDG, Go Flight and Aviaworx and no one is willing to assist?
            Alex Schiavo

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              #10
              We are looking at this, as there are changes as I have written. However besides us the hardware manufacturer are "responsible" to make their hardware to work with the provided SDK

              And yes changes were needed, we have not done them just because...
              Chris Makris (Olympic260)
              PMDG Technical Support
              http://www.pmdg.com

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              • Alex_S
                Alex_S commented
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                Thanks Chris much appreciated

              #11
              Hi folks,

              I'm the author of aviaworx.

              Please standby short - YOU are not being ignored. Neither by PMDG (as witnessed by Chris getting involved - thanks Chris!) and neither by us 3rd party developers.

              More news to follow within 12h.

              Best regards

              Mark Foti

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              • Alex_S
                Alex_S commented
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                Thanks Mark for your follow up!

              • B777ER
                B777ER commented
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                Mark emailed me back yesterday. He is very on top of it. I fully expect by end of week his software will be working with the BBJ.

              #12
              Good news, folks!

              Version 11 of aviaServer (www.aviaworx.com) has just been published and adds compatibility for the BBJ.

              Happy corporate flying!

              Mark Foti

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                #13
                Excellent Thanks Mark!
                Alex Schiavo

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                  #14
                  And more good news is on the way for users of the CPflight hardware as well. This morning I received a new driver for testing and it works beautifully.
                  I suspect this new driver will be available shortly via de CPflight website.

                  Best regards,
                  Arthur Gerlach.

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                  • Alex_S
                    Alex_S commented
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                    That’s good news Arthur. I am still waiting to hear from Go Flight hopefully get an outcome soon.

                  • oskar11
                    oskar11 commented
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                    Is the new driver already avialable on CPflight website, or can you send me the driver via PM?

                  • eham8
                    eham8 commented
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                    Yes, they have the new driver out (InstP3D V5_366). You can find it here: https://www.cpflight.com/en/mcp737pro3-prod-3.php in the Technical and Manual section.
                    Sorry for my late respond, I only saw your question just now.

                  #15
                  After the driver update it's working again. Great service from CPflight.

                  Regards
                  Jo va Bra

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                  • oskar11
                    oskar11 commented
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                    Is the new driver already avialable on CPflight website, or can you send me the driver via PM?

                  #16
                  For those with GoFlight modules Steve from Pollypot is going to update the GIT software to work with BBJ
                  Alex Schiavo

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                    #17
                    I deleted what I wrote, because now I understand that changes in the SDK will be addressed by the developers of the other peripherals.
                    Last edited by stopnicki; 29Oct2020, 00:01.
                    Roberto Stopnicki
                    Toronto, Canada

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                      #18
                      Hi all just out of interest are most of you flying in the VC as opposed to using GF MCP’s and other modules? I find it so much easier using modules even though I have Ezdok.
                      Alex Schiavo

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                        #19
                        Is the CPFlight MCP (EL version in my case) not working for anyone else using the NGXu at the moment? I installed the latest V5_366 driver, and the EnableDataBroadcast=1 line is there, but the MCP is behaving like that line is not there: i.e., the dials work, but the buttons and backlight don't light up etc. The MCP works fine with the 747...
                        Evert Rinkel

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                        • AviationPro
                          AviationPro commented
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                          Disregard, fixed by installing latest version of FSUIPC...
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