The Hagstrom interface itself is very straight forward. Each wire you see going into the breakout board in the last pic represents one keyboard input, which can be programmed through the Hagstrom software. Any input can be assigned including keystroke combinations(alt, shift, etc). Since LOMAC is limited to just inputs,(nothing coming back from the sim, ie instrumentation), it's pretty easy - just wire in a switch & assign the keystrokes. The guys flying Falcon have much more complex systems because they have info flowing both ways. I'm slowly setting mine up to work with both sims, so eventually I'll have full functionality...that's why this stuff can take years.Panther wrote:WOW, that is a lot of wiring. One question, is it complicated?? I mean I have my head in a fuel tank day in and day out but I don't do anything regarding wiring, lol. Just ask Striker how many times we call avionics down to the barn, hehe.
A big part of the wiring complexity you see is the lighting, I have four switchable circuits so the instruments, floods, panel backlighting, and indicators can all be dimmed as groups. Also, you see some of the resistors - those are for the LED's in the backlighting. Depending on the panel, I have groups of 2 - 12 LED's wired in parallel with a resistor to provide the proper voltage.
So, to answer your question Stephanie, no - it's not complicated, just time consuming. And when I get to the fuel tank, I'll call you!