What about that backlight?

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What about that backlight?

#1 Post by Mikemike » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:34 pm

Hi,

I searched the manual and FAQ, forums..etc. Are there plans to make the backlight option control the AM instruments? Seems minuet, but the instrument lights kind of blind ya on a night flight without a dimming function. Did I miss something? I currently have my monitor at lowest light level...it'll get me by. Anyone have any suggetsions?

TIA,

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Re: What about that backlight?

#2 Post by Mikemike » Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:21 am

Never mind, I actually just saw a topic a few back about the instrument night lighting/dimming. I think there has to be a way to dim my monitor manually....but with a knob instead of through a menu within the monitor itself. I want every knob, button and switch I can get, I want realism. Looks like more research..ugh.

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Re: What about that backlight?

#3 Post by Sling » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:09 am

As you would of probably seen in that older thread the hardware dim is for the FI hardware. To have an AM displayed instrument dim the instruments each have to have it designed in.

Take a look at my YouTube channel and you’ll find some panel examples of dimmable panels in operation.

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Re: What about that backlight?

#4 Post by Mikemike » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:23 am

Sling wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:09 am
As you would of probably seen in that older thread the hardware dim is for the FI hardware. To have an AM displayed instrument dim the instruments each have to have it designed in.

Take a look at my YouTube channel and you’ll find some panel examples of dimmable panels in operation.
Thanks!
Looks like more leaning for me ;)

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Re: What about that backlight?

#5 Post by Mikemike » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:53 am

ok, I started with confidence and now it's gone. I don't want it done for me, but where do I started getting the actual AM instrument to dim? I'd prefer a variable dimming with say a potentiometer or rotary dial, but a simple dim on/off would be better than nothing. I tried this but it doesn't work and probably for good reason....because I'm ignorant and cant figure it out. I'm starting with the RPM tach dial. Once I figure one instrument out I can do all the others....... I am trying tho. :?
  1.  prop_DO = user_prop_add_boolean("Dimming Overlay",false,"Enable dimming overlay?")
  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5. function inst_light (dir)
  6.  
  7.     if dir >= 0  then
  8.  
  9.      user_prop_add_boolean("Dimming Overlay",true,"Enable dimming overlay?")
  10.  
  11.    
  12.  
  13.     elseif dir <= 1 then
  14.  
  15.      user_prop_add_boolean("Dimming Overlay",false,"Enable dimming overlay?")
  16.  
  17.    
  18.  
  19.     end
  20.  
  21.  end
  22.  
  23.  
  24.  
  25. hw_dial_add ("ARDUINO_MEGA2560_A_D3", "ARDUINO_MEGA2560_A_D4", inst_light)
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