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Landing Gear, Flaps and other lights flashing constently.

 
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ddoyle



Joined: 18 Jul 2015
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Location: Palmerston Australia

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:30 am    Post subject: Landing Gear, Flaps and other lights flashing constently. Reply with quote

Hi Gents,

I have been trying to resolve the below issues for the past few days.

Firstly the Landing Gear lights are flashing green whilst on the ground when the lever is in the down position. Sometimes it will flash green and the red lights will flash as well. It will also do the same whilst I'm in the air.

I also have other warning lights like the speed brake one flash even thought the speed brakes are in the fully down position.

Also the Le flap transit and extended lights flash too when I have not given a command to lower or raise the flaps.

Any thoughts on what could be the issue is appreciated.

I will take a short video when I get home tomorrow and post it here, so it is easier to see what I am talking about.
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Damian Doyle
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Palmerston, NT Australia

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pcos
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video not required. First thing to check is the connections to be sure they are all 100% secure.
Likely best to email Steve directly and list exactly which units are flashing as that will quickly narrow down the area to look at Damian.
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MarkHastings



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Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Damian,

Next time you're in the sim can you try a couple of things to help narrow this down further...

1) Do you have a overhead panel ? Do the lights flash on that ?

2) Do the lights flash when you close the SYSBoard Controller ?

3) Run the SYSBoard Controller ONLY (No Server running). Press "Enable Program Mode". Goto Output Assignments. Select the "Test All" Checkbox.
All of the lights should come on. Does the flashing stop ?

4) Uncheck "Test All". Press 'Find' search for "Gear". Select the "Test Output" checkbox for "Gear Left". Only the Left Green Gear light should illuminate.

5) Uncheck and repeat for each of the Gear lights.
Does the flashing stop.. Only the selected light should illuminate.

6) Press "Reset Test Mode" button under the Test All checkbox. Do the lights start flashing again ?

7) Goto the "Switch / LED Monitor" tab
On the right hand panel (Current Output States), scroll down to find "Gear Left" and the other gear assignments below it... Do the STATUS make sense ? (3 gear = ON 3 Transit = OFF etc) or are the status constantly changing ?

8 ) Start the Server. Does the flashing start ?
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