DDUtil with FlexControl

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Running v1.4 (of course!).  Tuning with the FlexControl is beautifully smooth now, and one of the first improvements I noticed when upgrading.  However if I choose to load DDUtil v3.1.0.17 (the latest version, as far as I am aware) tuning is much less smooth, reverting to the somewhat jerky action we had with earlier versions of SSDR.  

Whilst I don't have an immediate need to run DDUtil, this situation will change and I want to be able to enjoy the smooth turning action.  Any suggestions?

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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Are you referring to using DDutil for FlexControl options, or just having DDutil running?  I use DDutil as the interface for HRD Rotor Control & Log, but not for FlexControl and have noticed no such difference in smoothness of tuning.
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Thanks Rick.  I like the extra commands available with DDUtil (band up/down, etc.), some of which are not available with SSDR.  I don't need rotor control or anything else at the moment but this could change.  If there isn't an obvious solution I'll just let SSDR take over - I can live with it.  I guess I just want the best of both worlds!

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Hi Jeff,
I use 2 FlexControls.  One controlled by DDUtil (V3.1.0.17) and one by SSDR (V1.4).  I just set them both up to tune the slice and both have the same step (10HZ).    I can see a very (very) slight difference but would not have noticed without looking very closely.   I was tuning with both hands to see it and very hard to detect.  

It may be that the DDUtil tuning is somewhat more dependent on your PC processing speed.  There may be a little more latency with DDUtil.  I also have both FlexControl COM ports set to 9600 baud.  You may also want to see if different rates make any difference. 


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