[jhb_airlines] Re: Autobrake Control

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 03:09:30 +0100

I wonder if this is because the Boeing is an XML gauge and the F100 a GAU
file?

I'm tempted to have a play with it anyway..

bones

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 07 July 2005 16:13
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Autobrake Control


Right.
My stick assignments work with the Default Autobrake gauge, which looks
quite naff.

The pf10070 Autobrake gauge looks less amateurish but doesn't respond to
my yoke commands.

Gerry Winskill
gwinsk@xxxxxxx



Bones wrote:

>The autobrakes and speed brake (if set to the armed position) aren't
>activated until touchdown. I assume here that something similar to the
>squat switch on real aircraft triggers then into action - maybe a
>touchdown event. In my case I find that spoilers don't always deploy
>and remain in the armed position - maybe my landings are too gentle.
><g>
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>I could easily make a gauge for you if you send me the bitmaps. Before
>I do that however I'd like to clear up the question in my mind as to
>why you think that the Boeing autobrake is better (or does something)
>that the F100 autobrake. Have you found that the Boeing autobrake works
>with your stick assignments and the F100 doesn't?
>
>bones
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
>Sent: 07 July 2005 06:41
>To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Autobrake Control
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>The Autobrake situation seems a bit complicated. The PF100700  is
>littered with CAB files and gauges. The Autobrake is almost the odd man
>out, being a .gau  gauge. It appears to be a working gauge, in that
>mouse clicks will turn it.  My  assigned button won't.  Last night  I
>chose  not  to  use it but found that, after disengaging reverse thrust
>the a/c refused to move on, with increased poer. Engaging then
>disengaging parking brake go me going. It looks as though it may be
>integrated with reverse thrust and, or, spoilers , lift dumpers. Since
>it hasn't a CAB file I can't get at its bitmap. If you don't have the
>Project Fokker a/c, let me know and I'll send you a shot of the gauge,
>if you wish.
>
>Gerry Winskill
>gwinsk@xxxxxxx
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>Bones wrote:
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>>The Boeing dials are CAB files so you could lift the XML file and
>>plonk it into a CAB of your own creation along with a bitmap from the
>>F100.
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>>Remind me - does the F100 have a working autobrake or just a static
>>dial on the panel? If it has a working autobrake why is it necessary
>>to replace it with the Boeing code?
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>>I've now got the autobrake code from the B737 so all I need is bitmaps
>>of something you fancy in the F100. All I need is the "plate" showing
>>the AB panel markings and a reasonable bitmap of the moving switch.
>>
>>bones
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
>>Sent: 06 July 2005 22:42
>>To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Autobrake Control
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>>You've got another coconut!
>>Odd; I could get it to react to Increase Autobrake Setting but not to
>>reduce. I can get it to actuate reduce by doing as you suggested.
>>Apart
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>>from the F100, which is my heavy metal of choice, for the FPI
>>sessions.
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>>I can substitute the controlable Boeing unit but it looks naff, by
>>comparison. Pity I cant get the F100 bitmap to be used by the Boeing
>>gauge. Repeat after me "I mustn't get diverted down yet another
>>alley".
>>
>>Gerry Winskill
>>gwinsk@xxxxxxx
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>>Bones wrote:
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>>>Could you map Autobrake to a couple of keys and then map the keys to
>>>the stick?
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>>>bones
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry
>>>Winskill
>>>Sent: 06 July 2005 10:45
>>>To: JHB AIRLINES
>>>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Autobrake Control
>>>
>>>
>>>I use the CH Yoke setup and have been trying, without success, to
>>>assign one of its keys to contro Autobrake' to avoid use of the
>>>mouse. So far no luck. The Controls Assign menu gives me access to In
>>>crease Autobrake and Decrease Autobrake but the assigned buttons, 5
>>>and 6, have no effect on the Autobrake knob. FSUIPC offers access to
>>>Increase Autobrake. Again no effect. I've tried exiting FS9 after the
>>>reassignment, then rebooting. No improvemet. I've long had the
>>>adjacent double switch assigned to increase and reuce Cowls, with
>>>complete success.
>>>
>>>Any ideas folks?
>>>
>>>Gerry Winskill
>>>gwinsk@xxxxxxx
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