Saitek Panels Get Connected

Before we go….If you are using more than one Radio Panel, each single panel has its own configuration. Settings applied to a specific panel are valid only for that panel. So, please pay attention!OK, there we go…plug in the Saitek Radio Panel in any USB port of your PC or into the Saitek Yoke System. If the latter…don’t forget to buy an external power supply! Remember the connection tone in your PC when the USB device is connected or disconnected: a connected state is a low/high tone, a disconnected state is a high/low tone.


Start FSX on a default flight with a C172, then start SPAD: you will see a running “zero” and after that, the frequencies will light. The prove of connection is, that when you roll over the mouse in the system tray SPAD icon,…………………….^↑^…………………………………………. it will say: Connected…(it’s green) or Waiting FS connection (it’s yellow) when FSX is not running. To open the user interface double click the little airplane icon and the screen will pop up. When you don’t see the as below, it might be hidden behind another opened view. Close all views.

On the Saitek  Radio Panel you see 2 rows: the upper row and the lower row. Each row has an active and a stand by frequency position  (ACT/STDBY) together with 7 step operating mode selector: COM1, COM2, NAV1, NAV2, ADF, DME and XPDR.

So far…so good. Now first we must execute a simple General Setup.

The image below represents the Default status; look at the bottom of the image and compare your results.

If it is different, stop here. You MUST see:
FSUIPC Status: Connected;
FSUIPC Version: 4.xx
Flight Simulator Version: FSX
Aircraft in use: your default aircraft.

OK? Read the article SPAD GENERAL SETUP.