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GAU-8
03-31-2004, 05:39 PM
OLEG, and crew

Does anyone have experience with capturing the or
monitoring the serial string data, then interfacing the
data with a stamp microcontroller to actuate valve blocks
in order to make a full motion sim? can this be accessed in FB?

Thanks for any help,

GAU-8
03-31-2004, 05:39 PM
OLEG, and crew

Does anyone have experience with capturing the or
monitoring the serial string data, then interfacing the
data with a stamp microcontroller to actuate valve blocks
in order to make a full motion sim? can this be accessed in FB?

Thanks for any help,

03-31-2004, 06:53 PM
Can't be done with this sim unless the developers choose to make it happen.

Try X-plane.
http://www.x-plane.info/udp/data_outputs.html

You'll need more than a basic stamp to handle the UDP outputs. If you're just doing this as a school project it'll get complicated fast. Good luck!

Bearcat99
03-31-2004, 08:26 PM
GAU-8 wrote:
OLEG, and crew
Does anyone have experience with capturing the or
monitoring the serial string data, then interfacing the
data with a stamp microcontroller to actuate valve blocks
in order to make a full motion sim? can this be accessed in FB?
Thanks for any help,


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03-31-2004, 11:22 PM
Bearcat99, GAU-8 was asking if there's a way to take attitude and accelleration telemetry from the sim for use in a flight simulator motion base.

You know how commercial flight simulators tilt the cockpit? Well, given the right streams of data from IL-2 you could do the same thing, provided you had the right hardware and motivation.

The Parallax Basic Stamp is a PIC (programmable integrated circuit) popular for its easy programmability. Rather than pic assembler, you can program it with "pbasic".

Anyway, the stamp can process serial data fairly well and turn it into controls for a hydraulic simulator motion base.

The first problem though, is that IL-2 doesn't provide any hooks for that kind of stuff. It's all closed up.

I suggested trying the sim X-Plane instead. It is famous for making all kinds of data available to hackers. The problem here is that Xplane's outputs are UDP (that's user datagram protocol, not usenet death penalty http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ). A basic stamp won't be able to process telemetry from X-plane. You'll need a full blown computer. UDP is a connectionless protocol that runs over IP networks (you know.... the internet n' stuff). If you enable them in X-Plane, UDP streams from X-plane just keep spewing data nonstop and can be used for nifty things like realistics instruments, gages, controls, etc. It's also quite possible to drive a motion base with X-plane.

GAU-8
04-01-2004, 01:06 AM
aye.. KNOCK IT OFF!! or do i have to pull over?

nobody likes that!

thx for the info cosmo. look for a PM soon