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lechevbt
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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