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P3D v4.3 CH-53E comms not working, is a battery required?


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Hey guys, I dont think the CH-53E has an actual battery to run all of its systems. Does vPilot require the battery of the aircraft to be ON in order for comms to work? I cant even type on Unicom.

 

I tried to briefly look into it, and when I load another aircraft from the CH-53, the batteries are always off, I flip the switch and Vpilots' comms come alive. But as far as I know the CH-53 that comes with P3D doesnt have any battery to run the systems. i can tune all the frequencies just fine in it.

 

-Josh

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vPilot reads the state of the master avionics switch to determine if the radios are on or off. I have run into this issue with several other aircraft. The solution is to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign a key combination to the avionics switch and use that to turn on the radions (I usually use shift-A).

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I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned a shortcut to Avionics Master and I do notice a small effect of a few instruments turning on and off, but makes no difference on the radios, vatsim comms are still greyed out on vPilot. The radios are on because thats how i tuned the frequency... unless i can tune the freq with the radios off somehow.

I also tried [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning Master battery toggle, and still to no avail... Any other possible solutions, or if someone has flown the CH-53E on vatsim, how did you get the comms working???

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It was a different heli, but, I ran into difficulty in the past when my default flight was cold-and-dark, and one of the dark systems in that scenario was a system that my heli needed not to be dark but didn't have a switch for.

 

Long story short, try loading up a default plane with everything powered & lit, and save that as your default flight. Close & re-open the simulator. Then select your Chinook & see if you have radios.

 

Not sure whether that will help but it's worth a shot...

Cheers,

-R.

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The heli is a Super Stallion actually, by Nemeth Designs, but Lockheed Martin added it into their hanger of aircraft in v4.2.

I tried what you said though, made sure everything was powered up, saved as a default, exited, then relaunched and chose the CH-53.

Unfortunately that didnt work either, the aircraft spawned in cold and dark, and im sure its doing that because of some .dll gauge with the aircraft.

 

HOWEVER, I did manage to get the comms up on VATSIM with another method; default ATC! After turning on all the systems of the Super Stallion I opened up ther default P3D ATC window (with the "`" key), and tuned what ever frequency it said I could tune too. Once I clicked that, VPilots' TX RX symbols were no longer greyed out, and I simply tuned back to the unicom frequency. Unfortunately, no atc is online right now, so i cant fully check and see if this is indeed a good solution.

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Well, it seems like the default atc window is not a viable solution to keep comms running on vatsim.

 

After a little while, it seems like the default atc tunes out of the frequency and vPILOT greys out its TX RX again.

 

I even retried to get them back up by restarting the simulator and following the same process I outlined in my message above, but I cant get vPILOTs freqs to work now.

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Yes, it is. However, the registered version also allows you to specify a different control setup for each different plane (or category of plane or what-have-you), which I find invaluable, so I considered that small investment money well spent. Your perception of value and mine may differ, of course, but it might also offer a solution to your radio power problem.

Cheers,

-R.

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