Current SPAD.neXt Release: 0.9.11.1
With next update of SPAD.neXt Release (currently scheduled Sunday Aug 29th 2021) the Midi-Integration will be shifted into Standard Edition License.
If you licensed Complete Edition just for Midi-Support, please open a ticket to get the over-payment refunded and your licensed converted.

Support of CP Flight hardware

Discussions about new feature ideas.
To request a new feature please open a ticket
Locked
lechevbt
Flight Attendant
Posts: 12
Joined: 14 Aug 2016, 22:27
Status: Offline

Support of CP Flight hardware

Post by lechevbt » 10 Jan 2021, 20:30

Hello,
Would you consider supporting the hardware from CP Flight ?

They have really nice parts for MCP & EFIS control panel. It is connected through USB and uses a serial communication protocol. Therefore sending and reading serial data on COM1 port could be used to interface with Spad.neXt

Unfortunately I'm not gifted enough to program such an interface, but I'd love someone having a look at it !
Benoit

https://www.cpflight.com/en/
https://www.cpflight.com/en/mcp737ng-max-prod-2.php

User avatar
c0nnex
Site Admin
Posts: 5452
Joined: 10 Mar 2015, 21:52
Location: Munich, Germany
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Support of CP Flight hardware

Post by c0nnex » 12 Jan 2021, 12:31

Please contact me on Discord and we can work on it. Should be very similar to VRInsight stuff.

lechevbt
Flight Attendant
Posts: 12
Joined: 14 Aug 2016, 22:27
Status: Offline

Re: Support of CP Flight hardware

Post by lechevbt » 13 Jan 2021, 22:46

Ok, I will try to do so (not used to Discord yet).

Meanwhile I found this on the Internet, it gives some clues about the protocol. Basically, on serial port, one command to wake the device up, then commands to read or write the buttons/led/display, and a switch off at the end (before ending Spad.neXt for instance)
https://www.fsc.it/ImagesNozoom2/MANUAL ... 116241.PDF

User avatar
c0nnex
Site Admin
Posts: 5452
Joined: 10 Mar 2015, 21:52
Location: Munich, Germany
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Support of CP Flight hardware

Post by c0nnex » 15 Jan 2021, 12:17

Nice, thanks for sharing. I'll implement it for next release.

Locked