Trouble with FMS interface

Can someone tell me what I need to do to get my 4 Channel Futaba radio (came
with the RTF NexStar) to work with FMS? It is recognized as a controller in
the control of XP, but cannot calibrate it or use it with FMS. Can someone
tell me what has to be done? I don't have to modify its circuitry do I?
Thanks again.
Darren
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Darren Earle
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You need one of these.
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rc_guru
System is designed to operate only with RealFlight: refer to -=
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If you wish to use with FMS then refer to the pages on how to make your own connector at =
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see also the good information at
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other links available at
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under Buddy Boxes. Servo Leads.Simulators.Interface regards Alan T. Alan's Hobby, Model & RC Web Links
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A.T.
Hi, UPDATE 02/08/04
FMS INTERFACES
This is a small summary of possible interfaces for FMS. Good study! The general rule : the PC needs from your transmitter the following : a) the ground b) the PPM OUT-signal How to find those 2 contacts on your buddy connector or how to find the connections in case your transmitter is not fitted with a buddy box connector, check out my website
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chapter 1 paragraph 1.1
A) For Win 95-98-Millennium with FMS, 2 easy possibilities (above all possibilities that are also possible for Win 2000 and XP, see section "B"). 1) THROUGH THE PARALLEL-port (LPT1) eventually with a resistor and zenerdiode, see the manual of FMS c("handbuch" in German)
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or some examples on my website which I personally tested
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figure 7f-fms and others in chapter 7. Or here :
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(German).
2) THROUGH THE SERIAL-port See the manual of FMS ("handbuch" in German)
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If you think you're not able to make such a cable, buy eventually one :
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(German)
B) For Win 2000 and Win XP with FMS, a SIMPLE connection through the parallel-port or serial port is not working, those 2 versions of Windows are handling other protocols on these ports than Win 95-98-Millenium.
Your options then : 1) VIA PPJOY By downloading and installing PPJOY and connecting your transmitter with a simple parallel or serial interface. download :
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2) THROUGH THE SOUNDCARD With smartpropo :
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advantage is that it's simple to make : 1 audio-cable and a resistor or potmeter
3) THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT (Com-port) a) via an interface with a programmable IC (PIC), which is described in the directory of FMS, see .FMS\Doc\Interface\readme_en.htm on your harddisk. Or "Simple PCM" : this one has the advantage to use the power of the transmitter and not by the control-signals ofthe PC. And as such is neither depending on the system settings, neither of the used program :
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or the same electronic interface that you can buy ready to use here :
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(German)
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(French)
4) THROUGH THE USB-port
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(selfmade)
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(French)
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(French)
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selfmade)
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: kit)
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(German)
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(German) If you have a 4-axis joystick, you can use an interface-cable gameport-->USB, for sale in every computershop, thus ideal for modern laptops without a COM-port
5) THROUGH THE GAME-port a) with an interface which transforms the signal of the transmitter in a joystick-signal
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(French)
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(selfmade)
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(German)
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(German)
b) buy a 4-axis-controller joystick
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(German)
c) or make yourself a 4-axis joystick with an old RC-transmitter, removing all electronics, replacing the 4 potmeters by potmeters of 200K (not 100K like mostly mentioned), and wiring like in :
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6) Or make a partition on your harddisk where you will install Windows 95-98-Millennium. Then you can connect your radio simply via the parallel-port or Serial-port as described in the manual of FMS and start the older Windows (see section "A").
Hope this helps, Olivier
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tx2tx
Yet the Realflight Interface works fine with FMS - ????
David
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quietguy

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