Support for Saitek/Logitech Backlit Instrument Panel - BIP

  • No. It is just a large annunciator panel. It reports the current status of the airplane engines and systems. It works just fine in all sims except AFS2. Whatever feeds the CAS messages would feed this one.


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  • But how does the panel know which light to turn on? This is not a standard plug and play input device that acts as a joystick that sends commands to the simulator (one way into the sim), instead it expects some form of message from the simulator. Given that Aerofly already communicates with Saitek panels like the autopilot or radio stack I assume this can also be done for this panel but just hasn't been done yet.

  • That is the question, Jan. Maybe someone can take a look at what is going on. The software controls what is shown where and what color. It is a very useful Instrument when flying in the exterior views.

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    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • Without wanting to hijack this thread, I would like to recall the Logitech/Saitek Flight Instrument Panels


    https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/flight.html


    https://www.logitechg.com/en-u…ent-panel.html#945-000027


    belonging to the same product family as the Backlit Instrument Panel. I own a panel equippend with 9 of these devices which I can use in any simulator (FSX, P3D, XP), except AeroflyFS2. Support for these devices has been requested several times over the years since the early days of AeroflyFS2. Honestly, I have given up all hope, but would take the opportunily to remind this request is still open.


    Kind regards, Michael

  • Michael,


    I have 7 FIPS waiting to be connected to the first modern simulator that makes an effort for us to use them. The BIP is just a big black rectangle among the Multi, Switch, and two Radio panels. I fail to understand why it has been ignored here for so long.

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/


  • Is there any way into that simulator information for microcontroller or single board computer D.I.Y. tinkering?


    Making up a red LED for gear in transit and a green for gear down would be very helpful with the directionless/positionless gear selection currently in use. A smart keyboard might be able to do this but it would need to be in phase with the sim’s gear state.