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Well, in the defense of my case
At System Start every Non Momentary switch ( like a ON/OFF switch or every Rotary Switch) "can" by unsync....
Since the complete cockpit will be very complex utilizing many Mobiboards and extremely long config list, I plan to implement the Autosync button into the panel anyway just to be on the safe side.
other user try to build a XPDR Panel..... There the Knobs was 45° ( 8 Pos 360° ) ..... Your ADF is going from 0-9 right ??? So these are Knobs with 10 Pos for 360° ?? So 36° Swtiches ??
I'm not quite sure I understand your question but I'll give you an example.
ADF has rotary selectors 0-9 so I can install 10 position rotary switch behind each knob.
The common pin of the switch is connected to GND on our Mega. Each of the ten pins is connected to its own resistor of different values and then all of them brought to the same one analog pin on the Mega. MF can then determine which position the switch is in, simply by analyzing the voltage drop. One pin = Ten options
It doesn't matter how many physical positions or what angles there are on the switch. All that would be defined in MF connector.
Those Disc Displays looks very real
They are actually real. I was so lucky to get my hands on the real cockpit section of Pa23 250 which I'm converting into the simulator. I'm very keen to keep everything in its original state as much as possible without losing the good old clicks and squeaks
And i agree with you that a Motor for the disc is bad
I didn't wanna fit motors to the ADF numeric discs. I was referring to another instrument. Particularly the kind where we have a rotary BUG that directly turns its compass card.
VOR for example..
We can buy these units on ebay for next to nothing (for parts or not working). What I was saying is that if MF can read analog values, we could monitor the cards position via infinite potentiometer and abandon the cumbersome technique of "rotary encoder / stepper motor". It would make it so much easier to convert such instrument for the sim.
So simply use 10 wires.... Create 10 Input Buttons and enjoy your panel !
I'm probably gonna do just that but I was trying to share my ideas on the future improvement of the great masterpiece
The ADF radio alone will take 37 pins though, and that just one of many instruments, switches, and levers in the cockpit.
Using the analog input too would only require 10 pins altogether.
Then there is the config part which is gonna get very very long and confusing too.
Don't take me wrong, I enjoy MobiFlight for what it is, I'm just trying to help simplify the whole thing for everybody (except Sebastian)
Over and Out