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Self-Loading Cargo Seatbelt Switch Compatibility With X-Plane Aircraft

Posted on Monday 21 March 2022 at 12:00 by Steve W into Latest News


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Ever wondered how to make the seatbelt sign in your x-plane aircraft work correctly with Self-Loading Cargo? Here's how!

Hello everyone!

In preparation for the imminent release of Self-Loading Cargo v1.6 (at LAST!) I have just released a small LUA script that will allow you to use the cockpit seatbelt sign switches in your favourite X-Plane addon aircraft.

To download it, please visit the GitHub repository and follow the instructions in the README file.

This allows compatibility with most default X-Plane aircraft, as well as the following payware aircraft:

  • Colimata Concorde (credit to DuckWhsiperer)
  • FlightFactor Airbus A320 (credit to dewidp)
  • FlightFactor Airbus A350
  • FlyJSim Boeing 727-200
  • FlyJSim Q400 XP (credit to DuckWhsiperer)
  • Ini-Builds A300-600, A310 (credit to DuckWhsiperer)
  • JRollon CRJ-200
  • Laminar Research Airbus A330-300
  • Laminar Research Boeing 747
  • LevelUp Boeing 737
  • MagKnight 787 (credit to Karaya2)
  • RotateSim MD80
  • SSG E-Jet E170, E195 (credit to DuckWhsiperer)
  • SSG 747-800 (credit to Karaya2)
  • Toliss Airbus A319/A321, A340-600
  • Zibo Mod 737-800

The script is compatible with the current v1.55 release, so if you wish to use it straight away feel free to do so.

It also supports "Auto" mode in the 737's which means the SLC seatbelts will go off above 10,000ft automatically if your switch is in that position, coming back on during the approach.

Adding further aircraft compatibility

If you study the script you will see it is fairly trivial to add more aircraft by simply adding the relevant datarefs for the switches - so if you are able and willing, I invite you to contribute to the repository by submitting a pull request once you've tested compatiblity with your favourite aircraft.

Happy flying and watch this space :)


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