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NEIL MARTIN
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Hi I understand that Vpilot does take modes and ident from MSFS,  

However could the vpilot app allow a button to be assigned for transponder info, I dent preferable.  

I can assign a button for the PTT but would be great to assign a button to trigger the Ident without having to go to the vpilot app.

Thanks Neil 

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It was my understanding that MSFS did not interact with the ident button and it being pressed doesn't communicate the fact with vpilot.

If you saying it does then I stand corrected and will allocate it to a button on my joystick or keyboard right away.

Thank You, Neil

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I have gone back to MSFS and there is nowhere I can find the opportunity to allocate a button to Ident.

I felt a little option to assign a button to ident, like the PTT option in vpilot has would be alot easier for the pilots, and make it a little more realistic.

Its a shame no one is able to do it.

Thank You,

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Right now, from what I've read, it is a limitation of MSFS2020 that it does not send the transponder mode up thru SimConnect and thus it cannot be read by vPilot.  I'm sure that our developers are in contact with their developers to try to rectify this in an upcoming update -- but for now, it's an unfortunate oversight we have to deal with, by changing modes within vPilot in addition to (or instead of) within the sim.

Cheers,

-R.

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Yes I agree,

Was just hoping the vpilot could have the option like it does PTT.

Therefore the limitation of msfs doesn't matter its just a message between the keyboard and vpilot.

It been accepted that me pushing the in game push to talk button on the yoke its possible to talk on vatsim, so its been resolved by having a button allocated within vpilot

I just thought the same could be done for ident.

Now I know its not possible to assign a button on the keyboard to do it direct without even involving  MSFS then thats thats.

Thanks All.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 1/1/2021 at 12:53 PM, Robert Shearman Jr said:

Right now, from what I've read, it is a limitation of MSFS2020 that it does not send the transponder mode up thru SimConnect and thus it cannot be read by vPilot.

I don't know what's the real problem because IVAO's pilot client Altitude does read the XPDR state (SBY / MODE C) from FS2020 just fine. For vPilot it would be nice option to add "transponder toggle" (between SBY and MODE C) to a keyboard key (or a joystick button) just like it's possible with PTT. So please devs, add this feature for the next release!

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  • 7 months later...

I think there are two different things being asked here.....

1 was the State of the MODE C transponder (which as far as I can tell has been working for some time in MSFS....  I use it all the time.  Even the CRJ now updates it ) There is a simconnect Variable for Transponder state for both the 1 and 2 transponders.  vPilot Mode C seems to follow that for me just fine.

The Issue regarding the OP Topic is about an IDENT Button...  Like PTT which is configured in the vPilot Client just like the PTT button is configured.  I concur that this would be an excellent feature and I would also request that it please be implemented...

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I discussed with the Asobo devs about making an ident event available via SimConnect, and they added it in a recent update. So now it's up to me to add support for that in vPilot. Right now I'm focusing my (highly limited) VATSIM dev time on consolidating my radar clients, but I will try to find some time to do a minor vPilot update which will include support for ident.

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6 minutes ago, Ross Carlson said:

I discussed with the Asobo devs about making an ident event available via SimConnect, and they added it in a recent update. So now it's up to me to add support for that in vPilot. Right now I'm focusing my (highly limited) VATSIM dev time on consolidating my radar clients, but I will try to find some time to do a minor vPilot update which will include support for ident.

very Cool .. thanks for the reply.

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  • 2 months later...

Hope the ident modification happens.  In VR it is difficult to access/interact with the Vpilot app.  Having the ability to assign a controller button to activate IDENT would really help.

Danny

Danny Rice

US Army Ret.

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