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Old May 16, 2006, 02:22 PM
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New Product
SmartPropoPlus and PPJoy

For those who want to connect their Tx to the computer via the soundcard. For those who think that SmartPropoPlus is too FMS-oriented. For those who like PPJoy.
I think I managed to create a piece of software that you are going to like. It is only Alpha, so it is still unpolished and basic. But, it works!
It goes like that:
You connect your Tx to the soundcard (e.g. Mike).
You install PPJoy (Virtual Joystick of course)
You launch this SmartPropoPlus Extension
And you get a universal joystick out of your Tx.
Please try it - I need your comments!
Downloads are here
Documentation is here.
My email address is in the application about box.
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Old May 16, 2006, 10:46 PM
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Great news. This is the way to go. I tried to use it in ClearView and it is almost there. With my Futaba 8 radio, I could get only 3 channels working - throttle, aileron and elevator. The best about this solution is that the cable is only few dollars and trip to Radio Shack.

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Old May 16, 2006, 11:46 PM
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Stefan has kindly sent me a license for ClearView. I will see what I can do ASAP. Thank you Stefan!
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Old May 16, 2006, 11:53 PM
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So it fully emulates a joystick? If that is the case I better try it with my code to run the RFG3 demo. Could be the easy tx-interconnect solution I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old May 17, 2006, 12:56 AM
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Rutat, this is only a zero-zero version. It works fine on my box, but you will have to test it on yours as well. Please send/post your feedbacks.
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Old May 17, 2006, 08:47 AM
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I installed PPJoy, and when I start configure joysticks and click add, the options explained in your instructions are blocked out. What might be the problem, or did I do something wrong?

-Daniel
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Old May 17, 2006, 01:11 PM
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On the contrary. You have no other option but the correct one. You are on the right track.
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Old May 17, 2006, 05:16 PM
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Ok, I got all four channels working corectly, now if I can just set up the dual rates.......

-Daniel

BTW, PPM-Audio played a key role in getting this to work. Apparently, having the ATV and EPA set up on my radio was causing problems, and I was able to see that by using PPM-Audio.
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Old May 18, 2006, 01:32 AM
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Phil's Thermometer is very useful indeed. And since we do not share code, it helps me a lot when debugging mine. Thank you Phil!
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Old May 19, 2006, 03:18 PM
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I installed PPJoy and it works very well with FMS. I now have complete throttle control. Before PPJoy, I had no way to stop throttle, it was always at one quarter, never lower.

I tried it on the ClearView demo, so far zero success.
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Old May 19, 2006, 03:50 PM
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PPJoy works with ClearView. What was your problem?

Stefan
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Old May 19, 2006, 04:06 PM
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I tried everything out on FMS, then switched to ClearView. After opening Clearview, switched joystick but could not calibrate. It mentioned something about calibrating with Windows. Tried the game controller function in Control Panel, would not calibrate there either.

I am using a JR 6 ch, connected with trainer cord through my sound card.
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Old May 19, 2006, 06:16 PM
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First, connect in your radio. Then start the SmartPropo console and make sure that PPJoy Virtual Joystick works and is properly callibrated in Windows Game Controllers screen. Just after that, start ClearView and select the Virtual Joystick in the Controllers setup window. Then assign the channels and save. It will work.

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Old May 20, 2006, 06:28 PM
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help with futaba

I am thinking of connecting my 6EXA to the Mono jack using the following diagram
[IMG]C:\Futaba_Square.jpg[/IMG]

Is it the right diagram. The thing that is confusing me is that the TX is labled as slave, but I thought it is the master as it is in control and sending the singnals to the computer. Can somebody explain it to me please?
Thanks.
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Old May 20, 2006, 06:44 PM
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Lets see if the image is displayed now...
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