Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide on this...
I have used both Xplane 10 and Fligh Gear in the past with no problems and yesterday I decided I wanted to practice PID tuning in the sim instead of with one of my planes. I uninstalled flight gear a couple months ago to free up some HD space so I only have Xplane 10 currently.
This time, the behavior was strange in that the plane in the sim was flopping around and impossible to control so I updated Xplane, rebooted, re-read all instructions and connected in order as I should.
Suddenly the input from my RC Tx/Rx disappeared. In the set up window all the inputs are blank. No green bars or PPM values. I re-installed firmware and tried again and the froze on initializing. reset, repeated, same thing. It would just hang there indefinitely.
So, I re-installed the normal Arduplane firmware (v2.72) and everything looked fine. My Tx/Rx values reappeared and everything functions as it should, inputs, outputs, switching flight modes, etc.
I re-installed the HIL firmware again (I even tried several earlier versions) and this time it made it thorugh initializing but still no Tx input showing up.
I have experienced the loss of Tx inputs many times in the past. The problem has been reproduced by someone on the development forum, so I'm hopeful we'll get a resolution. Hang in there...