Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

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Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hiren » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:32 am

hi,

I am doing a project of making an analogue instrument which reads data from flight simulator. I am using Stepper Motor as Vertical speed indicator instrument and Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller for controlling it. X-plane I am using as flight simulator. Can u please help in interfacing both. I require a plugin program.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hacker3028 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:00 pm

I have not yet ventured into X-Plane but the easiest is to install the FSUIPC that can be downloaded from http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html.

In the download package you will find several programming examples.

If I can help please feel free to post here. I will check back in a few days.

Have fun. :lol:

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hiren » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:50 pm

But FSUIPC is for Micrsoft flight simulator.... I need somethng with X-plane please...


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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hacker3028 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:55 pm

Sorry - I see that now... As I said I have not used the X-Plane yet, just started to look at it in the last week or so. I assume that something can be done with the network communication interface of X-Plane... If I discover anything I will be sure to post it here. On the other hand if you find solution I would be love to know it.

I have a FSX project to finish before I start another one with X-Plane.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hiren » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:03 pm

Sure bro if I find any thing i will post here...

And if u find somethng soon thn please lemme know..

I want to ask a question??

That even if I use FSUIPC in microsoft flight simulator. Still i will be required to write a code to drive a stepper motor.

In x-plane i found a plugin but it is for phidgets servo motor controller not phidgets stepper motor controller..

I am not tht good at programming.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hacker3028 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:18 pm

That is what I would expect. I used all servos for that kind of stuff. The thing about servos is that on power up they find a home position. For example when a 90 degree servo is powered up it will assume some position, in the case of the servos I used it tends to be about 60 degrees so then I set them to where I want them.

On some machines I use steppers but you have to tell them where home is. In other words, on power up that position is ZERO and then can be moved in any direction from that point. As an example after power up you move to +13 degrees and remove power then the next time you power up that position becomes ZERO. On automation system where I use a stepper I also use some sort of external sensor to tell me where the stepper is unless its start up position is not important.

I also find that the Phidget Servo Board that handles up to 8 servo motors a better deal on the bank account for those kind of projects + servos are less expensive than stepper motors.

As for programming the Phidget Stepper or the Servo they are both about the same, outside of the ZERO problem at start up.

Hope that help a little.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hacker3028 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:34 pm

Getting info in and out of XPlane can be done via UDP.
You might find some of the information you need by starting at this website: http://jefflewis.net..

As I stated I have not tackled XPlane yet but looking forward to it.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hiren » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 am

is it simple to interface stepper motor with microsoft flight simulator thn x-plane.

if u have code for microsoft flight simulator evn tht will help me.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hiren » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:10 am

bro if you can help please help me out.

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Re: Phidgets Stepper Motor Controller 1062_1 and X-plane

Postby hacker3028 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:17 pm

Sorry for delay, I just got home - I had to travel Thursday and Friday for my work --- and I hate typing on my phone.
I will try to dig up some code for steppers and forward by email, I can't have it posted here.


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