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Jan 16th, 2018 at 6:24pm

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Is it possible to have two flap widgets? Yeah, I know both flaps should be the same. Was thinking the flap widget would be handy for the cowl flaps. I can probably use a contact. It would show 0% 25% ... 100%. A bar widget is not so handy as it would just show the voltage of the position sensor. Unless it was calibrated like a position sensor. Is that possible? Can I call the input POSITION, calibrate it between 0-100 and then use a bar widget?

I already used the FLAP and TRIM position widgets.
 

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Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2018 at 6:57pm

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Currently there isn't a way to have a second calibratable flaps position sensor.
 

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Reply #2 - Feb 11th, 2018 at 4:59pm

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Skyview seems to only be able to calibrate flap and trim positions plus fuel levels. And Dynon is correct in that there can only be one FLAP position sensor. But there is a way to add position sensors besides the predefined ones. It just takes a little hand coding.

In the SFG file I added COWL to the lists of position sensors.

Code:
sensor={
	id=POSITION
	function=POSITION
	pins=C37_P4 C37_P6 C37_P7 C37_P8 C37_P9 C37_P10 C37_P11 C37_P12 C37_P20 C37_P21 C37_P22 C37_P23 C37_P31
	name=FLAPS
	name=AILERN
	name=RUDDER
	name=ELEV
	name=COWL
	min_val=0
	max_val=100
	resolution=0
	round=1
   etc
 


There was no way to calibrate it so I check the UP and DOWN values in the EMS SENSOR DEBUG DATA page and added a user calibration to the DFG file. I also added some ranges and a gauge.

Code:
ems_module={
	c37_p10={
		valid=1
		name=COWL
		id=POSITION
		alarm_type=OFF
		range={
			max_display=100
			min_display=0
			range1_valid=1
			range1_top=100.0
			range1_bot=0.0
			range1_name=DOWN
			range1_color=BLACK
			range2_valid=1
			range2_top=81
			range2_bot=80
			range2_name=80
			range2_color=WHITE
			range3_valid=1
			range3_top=61
			range3_bot=60
			range3_name=60
			range3_color=WHITE
			range4_valid=1
			range4_top=41
			range4_bot=40
			range4_name=40
			range4_color=WHITE
			range5_valid=1
			range5_top=21
			range5_bot=20
			range5_name=UP
			range5_color=WHITE
			}
		show_units=0
		}
	user_cal={
		valid=1
		name=COWL POSITION
		num_points=2
		point={
			volts=1.82739
			value=0
			}
		point={
			volts=2.48291
			value=100
			}
		}
	}
ems_display={
	Layout_20={
		c37_p10={
			type=WIDGET_ARC_VAL_CENTER
			x_offset=15.8
			y_offset=27.1
			width=30
			height=30
			params=90
			params=270
			params=1
			value_text=XSMALL
			label_text=XSMALL
			}
		}
	}
 



You can also make it look like a standard flap position gauge. They look like this:

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