BU0836X – Joystick Controller

Today i received the  ordered Joystick controller BU0836X from Leo.

It’s a simple USB connected controller, where you can connect up to 32 buttons / switches, etc.
USB Joystick controller

Hopefully the order from Opencockpits will also arrive soon, so i can start connecting the switches to the controller.

Status report

I have now the full test setup working. Programmed all in SIOC and using FSUIPC macros.

  • Ground Power
  • Generator 1 & 2
  • Engine Valve 1
  • Engine Low Pressure 1 & 2
  • Wing Antiice
  • Engine Antiice
  • Ram Door 1&2 (depending if we are on ground or in the air)
  • Window Heat (1st part)

The following is missing:

  • APU Availble light – done
  • APU Maint. light – done

But hopefully this isn’t a big issue. (<– it wasn’t 😉 )

The next steps i will continue when the delivery from Opencockpits was made. The are waiting for some engraved LED caps. If they are here i will start to manage the FUEL section.

SIOC Programming

Yesterday i spent 4 hours (including 1,5 with my wife, thanks alot:-) )to get the following running:

If Aircraft on ground and Engine is running, than one LED should go on.
If the Engines are off the LED should be off.

If the Aircraft is in the Air, the LED should be off, except if the Flapstatus is >0 than the led should be again on.

But we were not able to get this working. Hopfully someone in the OC Forum can help us… I will post the results here.