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redbird td2 and pilotedge

Postby sailingtheblue » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:39 pm

Does anybody have experience setting up the redbird td2 with pilotedge.

Thanks
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Re: redbird td2 and pilotedge

Postby sailingtheblue » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 am

To close this thread alt - enter allowed me to minimize the tdwelcome screen to install pilotedge.
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Re: redbird td2 and pilotedge

Postby ichiphead » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:18 am

Hi,

I have recently purchased a Redbird TD2 and a Flight Sound X Dual hoping to use it with PilotEdge. So far no luck get everything to cooperate. The TD2 is running on Win 10.

I have successfully installed PilotEdge software on the TD2, and it will work (I can do a successful radio test) if I give the "tray" application the focus while hitting the mic hotkey, but in the simulator, I can receive but not transmit. It's like the hotkey press isn't making it over to PilotEdge. I've got it mapped to the "T" key on the keyboard, but perhaps there's a better key to use?

Now, the Flight Sound X Dual has a physical mic switch/PTT that I have attached to the yoke, and it would be incredibly awesome if I could get that to work. But in trying to set up the hotkey in the PilotEdge app, pressing that PTT doesn't register.

This thing will be so awesome if I can get it all to work, but even getting PE running with a press of a key on the keyboard would be okay.

TIA,
Jeff
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Re: redbird td2 and pilotedge

Postby ichiphead » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:14 pm

Okay, I'm getting somewhere.. From the PE download and first time configuration document:

"Note: If you are using a keyboard to trigger push to talk rather than a joystick/yoke button, then make sure you run the pilot client as Administrator."

(Right-click the icon and choose "Run as Administrator".)

..so now pressing "T" on the keyboard transmits from inside the simulation. That's a workable solution.

Now, if I could just figure out just what on Earth the PTT button on the Flight Sound X Dual does......
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Re: redbird td2 and pilotedge

Postby Keith Smith » Mon May 06, 2019 3:08 pm

Jeff, I would suggest reaching out to Redbird. Depending on the model of TD2, they may have a modified version of the yoke software which will trigger our PTT event directly, OR, if your TD2 isn't blessed with a PTT at all, you can always use something like this: https://www.ricmotech.com/Push_to_Talk_ ... tt-usb.htm. There are a number of TD2 users using that device with great success. The pilot client lets you map a USB button to the PTT function. This is more reliable than the keyboard-based method, which has issues when the sim and Redbird software are running as Administrator, swallowing the PTT keyboard event.
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