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How to use your transmitter with FMS flight simulator

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* Connect the socket's inner connector to D10 through a 1000 Ohms resistor; the resistor will protect D10 in case of an accidental short circuit to GND.
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* Connect the socket's inner connector to D10 through a 1000Ω resistor; the resistor will protect D10 in case of an accidental short circuit to GND.
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* Connect the jacks' inner connectors with the signal wire of the cable through a 33,000 Ohms resistor; the resistor will protect the PC's audio input; use a small resistor that can fit inside a male jack plug.
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* Connect the jacks' inner connectors with the signal wire of the cable through a 33kΩ resistor; the resistor will protect the PC's audio input; use a small resistor that can fit inside a male jack plug.
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**use the graph to adjust the microphone input volume to maximize the modulation.
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**use the graph to adjust the microphone input volume to minimize distorsion and maximize modulation.
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**connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable;
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**connect the Tx to the microphone input of your PC with the cable;
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable, set the microphone input volume to 50% in the Control Panel, and display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application. Use the graph to adjust the microphone input volume to maximize the modulation.
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* Test the cable:
**connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable;
**set
the microphone input volume to 50% in the Control Panel of Windows;
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display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application;
**use
the graph to adjust the microphone input volume to maximize the modulation.
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable and display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application:
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable, set the microphone input volume to 50% in the Control Panel, and display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application. Use the graph to adjust the microphone input volume to maximize the modulation.
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->[[{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity.png|{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity_t.png"PPM output"]]
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->[[{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity.png|{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity_t.png"PPM output"]]\\
''The 6 channels pulses repeat every 20 milliseconds on this Audacity graph''
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable and display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application:\\
[[{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity.png|{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity_t.png"PPM output"]]
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable and display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application:

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[[{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity.png|{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity_t.png"PPM output"]]
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable and listen to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application.
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* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable and display to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application:\\
[[{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity
.png|{$IcoDir}/PPM_audacity_t.png"PPM output"]]
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* Optionally, define ad hoc flight sim model(s) in your transmitter.
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Additionally, using one's own transmitter to control a flight simulator is a must for learning to fly.\\
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(:title How to use your transmitter with FMS:)
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(:title How to use your transmitter with FMS flight simulator:)
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Using one's own transmitter to control a flight simulator is a must, either for learning to fly or for testing the ArduinoRC software.\\
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The simulator is useful for testing the ArduinoRC software.\\
Additionally, using one's own transmitter to control a flight simulator is a must for learning to fly
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Using one's own transmitter to control a flight simulator is a must. You just need to add a PPM output socket, make a simple cable  and install some Windows software.
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Using one's own transmitter to control a flight simulator is a must, either for learning to fly or for testing the ArduinoRC software.\\
You just need to add a PPM output socket, make a simple cable  and install some Windows software.
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(:title How to use ArduinoRC with FMS:)
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(:title How to use your transmitter with FMS:)
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Using one's own transmitter to control a flight simulator is a must. You just need to add a PPM output socket, make a simple cable  and install some Windows software.
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(:title How to use ArduinoRC with FMS:)

'''1. Add a PPM output jack'''

* Mount a 3.5 mm mono female jack socket in the Tx; use a 3-connectors switched socket, the switch will be used to turn off the RF module when using the simulator
* Disconnect the RF module's GND wire from the Tx GND
* Connect the RF module's GND wire to the socket's switched GDN connector
* Connect the socket's common GND connector to the Tx GND
* Connect the socket's inner connector to D10 through a 1000 Ohms resistor; the resistor will protect D10 in case of an accidental short circuit to GND.

'''2. Make a cable'''

* The PPM signal is fed into the PC audio input (microphone socket)
* Use two 3.5 mm mono male jacks and a  suitable length of shielded audio wire to make the cable; make the cable as short as possible.
* Connect the jacks' inner connectors with the signal wire of the cable through a 33,000 Ohms resistor; the resistor will protect the PC's audio input; use a small resistor that can fit inside a male jack plug.
* Connect the jacks' outer connectors with the shield wire of the cable
* Test the cable: connect the Tx to the PC's microphone input with the cable and listen to the PPM signal with Audacity or any other audio application.

'''3. Setup the software'''

* Download and install FMS 2 alpha 85 (google fms2alpha85.exe). For Windows 7 and above: download and install d3drm.dll and fms-ecomport-fix.reg (google these files), and modify the FMS shortcut to enforce Windows-XP SP3 compatibility.
* Download SmartPropoPlus from http://www.smartpropoplus.com/
* Install and configure SmartPropoPlus for FMS
 
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