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Re: swift-connection (connecting to FSD servers like VATSIM)

Postby 0101 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:27 pm

Hi Lars and all, first of all thanks for the hard work on swift integration.
I am sorry if this is not a correct place to ask such kind of questions.
I am new to sims and I am learning things about VATSIM. What I see is that aircraft (I am using Cessna 172P) seems to not be syncing the selected COM microphone in the FG with swift cockpit in GUI, so that I cannot choose which COM (1 or 2) should be used using hotkeys.
Probably I am wrong and just have to look somewhere else. Anyway, if it is not supported yet it would be great to know it for sure.
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Re: swift-connection (connecting to FSD servers like VATSIM)

Postby tdammers » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:34 am

I'm not involved in Swift dev myself, but AFAIK, this isn't something that swift can currently do. I believe full COM radio synchronisation is in the making, but doesn't work yet.

However, if you follow realistic procedures, you will not need COM2 at all - IRL, you would set COM2 to the GUARD frequency and leave it there, transmit on COM1, and listen on both, unless there is an emergency and you actually need to transmit on the GUARD frequency. However, VATSIM explicitly does not use GUARD, so under normal circumstances, you would only ever touch COM1 - hence, the default should be sufficient for normal use.
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Re: swift-connection (connecting to FSD servers like VATSIM)

Postby Isaak » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:32 pm

Com selection from within FG works out of the box (at least in the 777). I also often use com2 to check the Atis without losing contact with the controller I'm currently in contact with.
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Re: swift-connection (connecting to FSD servers like VATSIM)

Postby Lars » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:21 am

IRCC COM selection is indeed not fully implemented yet. But this and some other COM related stuff (volume control directly from cockpit panel etc.) is on my list.

But this will not get into 2020.2 unfortunately.
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Re: swift-connection (connecting to FSD servers like VATSIM)

Postby V12 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:42 am

Is possible inject wind aloft from Swift to FG ? I performed some MP test flights on P3D and FG via Swift, but wind direction and speed was very different at cruise level. In extreme case in P3D I had 100 kts tailwind and son on the same position and altitude in FG 50 kts headwind.
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