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  1. Cockpit dimentions

    Hi all. I am toying with the Idea of creating a cockpit that looks and feels as close as possible to a real cockpit. I am looking to do this with either the JF Hawk or the MilViz Phantom, the latter being favorite at the moment. What I need to know id the internal measurements of the cockpit and the panels found inside the cockpit. Outside dimensions are of little use as I will only be creating the cockpit shell, similar to http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php?/topic/14851-spitfire-mk-ix-cockpit-build/&page=3
  2. For those who have never delved into the panel.cfg file of aircraft, it may appear daunting at first, however, it is relatively easy to work with when adding 2D pop-up windows. This quick tutorial is using FSX. The 2D pop-up window is the simplest method for quickly adding the FTime timer gauge for use during the MEBAR. IMPORTANT NOTE. For the timer to commence counting during the take-off roll, it MUST be displayed. Instructions. 1. Unzip the contents of the FTimeV4 zip file to a temporary folder. 2. From the temporary folder above, copy the Gauges folder into your main FSX folder. The contents of this Gauges folder will be merged with the existing content in your Gauges folder, creating a folder called Digital in your Gauges folder. The Digital folder contains the required FTime.xml and Box.bmp files for the timer. 3. Navigate to the panel folder of the aircraft you are flying. 4. Make a back-up copy of the panel.cfg file. 5. Open the panel.cfg file with a text editor, Notepad works fine. 6. We are adding a 2D pop-up and this is defined as a 'Window' in the panel.cfg file. To do this, there are two specific entries to the panel.cfg file which we need to make. The first entry is to add the 'Window' in the 'Window Titles' section at the top of the panel.cfg file, and the second entry is to define the parameters of the 'Window'. The panel.cfg file example below is the FSX default Cessna 172. The required entries are displayed in red and this will display the timer in the top left corner of the monitor by pressing Shift + 7, being the 7th entry in the 'Window Titles' list. // Panel Configuration file // Cessna 172sp // Copyright © 2001-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. [Window Titles] Window00=Main Panel Window01=Radio Stack Window02=GPS Window03=IFR Panel Window04=Landing View Window05=Mini Panel Window06=Timer [Window06] size_mm=45,25 position=0 visible=0 ident=Timer gauge00=Digital!FTime, 0,0,45,25 [Window00] file_1024=cessna_172_background.bmp file_1024_night=cessna_172_background_night.bmp size_mm=640 position=7 visible=1 no_luminous=1 ident=MAIN_PANEL zorder=0 windowsize_ratio=1.000 window_pos=0.0,0.0 window_size=1.000,1.000 view_window_rect=0,0,8192,4000 gauge00=Cessna!Altimeter, 346,167, 79, 79 gauge01=Cessna!Annunciator, 517,159, 62, 15 gauge02=Cessna!Avionics Switch, 288,426, 37, 47 gauge03=Cessna!Flaps, 467,415, 48, 64 7. Save the file. If you are making changes to the panel.cfg file with FSX running and you want to see the affect of the changes, you must reload the aircraft after saving the file. 8. In the 'Window Titles' section, it is important the Window number, e.g. Window06, is the next number in the sequence and that this corresponds with the section defining the parameters of the 'Window'. 9. As previously mentioned, this will display the timer in the top left corner of the monitor. There are nine predefined fixed display positions in FSX, numbered 0 to 8, where a 2D pop-up window can be displayed. Changing the 'position=' entry will display it accordingly. These positions and the corresponding numbers are below. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10. If you want to adjust the size of the displayed timer (sometimes this will be a need due to the aircraft add-on used), make the necessary adjustments to the 'size_mm=' entry and the last two corresponding numbers in the 'gauge00=' entry. 11. Here is a screenshot of finished result. Cheers Andrew
  3. Hello, I am running FSX-SE and P3D v3 on Win10. I installed recently the Carenado SR22T. I order to define and preset custom cameras for this aircraft, I have to access the aircraft configuration file. In spite of all my efforts, I am unable to find it. NOTE: The only doc I could find is in C:\Users\Giorgio\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\simobjects\airplanes\Carenado SR22_GTSX_Turbo However, it contains only a short Notepad doc named "State" (referring to the accumulated flight time). Thank you for your help and suggestions! Giorgio
  4. Google maps Howto To create an embedded Google Map similar to those used for the ATWC series follow the steps below. • Create a google account. • Navigate to Google Maps (https:\\maps.google.co.uk). • Log in to your google account. • Navigate to the ‘Search Google Maps’ box in the top left hand corner. • Click on the three horizontal bars icon to drop down a menu. • Select ‘My Maps’ • Click on ‘CREATE MAP’ (in caps at the bottom of the ‘My Maps’ Window). • A map will appear called with a box in the left hand top corner that details information about the map. • The maps name will be ‘Untitled map’, with a layer called ‘Untitled Layer’. These can be changed by clicking on them and editing the name. • To the right of the map details box there are another two box areas, one on top that is for searching the map (for airports etc.), and the other group below for adding things to, and editing, the map. From left to right there are the following icons that are clickable: o Undo (left curved arrow). o Redo (right curved arrow). o Grab and drag the map around (hand icon). o Pin icon (to add a marker to the map). o Line with dots icon (to add lines to the map between points). o Directions icon (upward curved icon to add a list of directions between two points). o Ruler Icon (to measure the distance between two points. All of the above are simple to use. Some points to note are: I use the pin Icon to pin the red markers on to the maps. I use the line icon to join the red markers. Lines do not have to go between red markers. They can start and end anywhere on the map. Click to start a line, drag out the line, click again to add a way point and double click to end the line. Each line will be shown with a white circle for every start and end point and another in the middle of the line. Which can be dragged to split the line into two. Each section of the split line will have a middle point that can be used to further split that line. If you create a shape with a single line with ‘waypoints’ by ending it on the start position, then, providing that the shape it makes has at least three sides it will create a shape that is shaded with a translucent grey. Good for marking out areas, perhaps no fly zones for example. The directions tool will allow you to choose between Driving, cycling and walking. Between two points. There is no train option even if you start from and end at a train station. This works like the line creation tool, but provides the distance from the start point to the end point. Like the line tool you can create waypoints to change the measurement lines direction. Once completed, the line will be shown with no way points, but with a total distance and 1km distance markers. All objects added to a map can be named when created and edited later from the left hand map details box. Don’t forget to save your work! To display a map on the forums, navigate to the map details box and click on the share icon. If you haven’t already done so it will ask you to name and describe your map. Complete these details and continue. A large box will be displayed. Go to the access part and make the access public. Click done to close this box. Do not use the sharing options on this box. Again, navigate to the map details box and click on the menu dots Icon on the add layer and share line. This can be found on the extreme right hand side of this line. This will drop down a menu, select embed on my site option. There will be some HTML in a window below some instructions. Copy this code to the clipboard and navigate to the forum post you are creating and past it into the post editor. Before submitting the post make sure that the ‘Enable HTML?’ checkbox on the right hand side of the editor is checked.
  5. Hi guys, How do I get permission to access the C: drive in Windows10, from my networked Windows 7 machine, How can I do this........................ Regards Brian.
  6. saitek again

    Hi everyone Hope all is well, question I have today is how do I calibrate the throttle component of my Saitek Pro Flights Yoke System. When I go to taxi and touch the throttle lever, it reacts like I have just reengaged TO GA
  7. Every time I want to use Plan-G when using FSX, and that is always, I have to great a plan (I do this in Plan-G) export it as an FSX plan, ship it across to my FSX PC and then load it into FSX. The shipping is not to difficult as the PCs are networked but loading it twice is a pain. Is it possible for Plan-G to read an FSX plan from FSX its self and run from that? What I would like to do is to load the plan once and then use it on both pieces of software. JG
  8. Fuel consumption conversion

    I guess I could also ask on Just Flight forum but..... habit. After the flights the fuel burn is there. I can monitor and tweak mine. But how do I convert to USG/hr? Specific gravity calculations ?
  9. I guess most of us know how to prepare a flight plan using the FSX tool or Plan-G, however, I wondered if a tutorial might help, particularly for those who'd like to join in with rallies like MEBAR but lack the confidence - and experience, maybe - to translate a rally flight briefing into a flyable flight plan. Anyway, here's my attempt at introducing Plan-G for rally flight briefing: Please let me have your feedback! Cheers - Dai.
  10. Hi Everyone - Some years ago I was able to change the bezel color of the default FSX Garmin 500 so as to match other cockpit panels. I've lost the instructions; any help? Thanks, Rick
  11. I want to get a more realistic feel in flight simulation and use a touchscreen monitor instead of the mouse for gauges and instruments calibration. My question is what is out there that will work for me in the way of hardware and software? Thanks
  12. as the basic copy & paste function appears not to be available in this forum, can someone please tell me how I can quote a previous post or part of it.
  13. Multi-monitors

    Hi my name I MANUEL.How to install the PDF And ND (Glass Copit ) in my home made cockpit in one of the monitor.Can any one help me with that? Thanks
  14. Hello. I'm a new memeber & this is my first post. I have a scenery bgl file given me years ago by a kind man, & I want to extract a mdl file from it. NewBglAnalyze tells me it cannot do it as the source file is an old-style file.....it's for FS9 by the way. I cannot get my BglAnalyze9 to work. I click on it & a small window flashes onto my desktop & vanishes. I'm stumped...can someone tell me how to work it? I have a small jpg to show how it looks on my desktop but I can't find how to attach/insert it. Thanks. Terry.
  15. to put he moving map I have on FS Commander on my Ipad and if so how?
  16. I got a real bargain from Just Flight, last week - their Combat Helicopter Pack: Huey plus Chinook, both from the Nemeth stable (with some help from Milviz}. Thought you might enjoy my experiences with the Huey - straight out of the box - Yep, just as it happened (with some commentary added during editing). Hope you enjoy the video: Comments welcome! (Not another helicopter vid! - Ed) Cheers - Dai.
  17. I will be getting a new TV for my living room at Christmas. As a result I am going to move my old TV ( 42" LCD) upstairs for my flight sim in conjunction with this monitor which is 27" can anyone give me a link to a site which specializes in this do I need a doublehead2go link cable what connectors do I need I am going t use the big monitor for my main screen and the smaller one for overhead panel or any other suggestions welcome does that mean with this setup tracker will become redundant as it was a potential Christmas present
  18. PMDG

    can anyone tell me how to initiate a climb or decent when flying vnav or Lnav on the 777 as it does not have a speed or altitude intervention button like 737
  19. Does anybody know ?

    Does anybody know on the Saitek xt2 Hotas what the 2 hat switches on the throttle control are and also the slider ? for and how to set them up for jet flying
  20. Logitech Gamepad

    Hi fellow Mutley's Hangar-ons, I've got a question for the techie side of the forum. I'm on my way to Europe in late September, France in particular. This type of trip requires living out of a suitcase too small to transport my joystick, so I've been looking at alternatives - I've got a Logitech Gamepad. This is a multi-button gadget with two joysticks used by the pimple poppers to kill things on the internet (and, I believe, on Gamebox/X-box etc). I could carry that in my bag. Anyone on mutley's who has tried the Gamepad as a joystick? Any comments/tips on programming it (I haven't installed it yet)? Cheers, March
  21. Hello all - So, after numerous years of playing with, installing, tweaking and generally loving FS9, a couple of months ago my old PC finally gave up the ghost in a fairly spectacular manner (there was smoke!). Having weighed up the pro's and cons I finally decided to take the plunge to FSX. Reading forum upon forum, I've plumped for a new machine (of pretty decent spec) which arrives in the next day or so and have in my possession a new box containing FSX Gold, so I'm nearly ready to go. I'm hoping with my specs, I should be able to go for some pretty intensive stuff without impact on the FPS So, simply put, advice please on a few things - already I've decided to install the following (based on my old FS9 install): Heathrow & Gatwick UK2000 London VFR PMDG 747 and 737 Captain Sim 777 Airbus Evolution REX Other airports and planes come up as and when.... But what traffic should I go for? I used WOAI on FS9, but with its demise, I'd rather go for a new install, so UT2 and My Traffic seem to be the two to choose from - I read somewhere that one of them effectively exists outside of the game and therefore doesn't impact FPS, but I can't find that article again. I like real life schedules, but also the chance to edit them, so I'm not flying alongside the same plane running the same route! To be honest, although I'm happy to do a bit of under bonnet tinkring, it's not what I'd rather do, so are there any absolute must-do's before I even get up and running? Any and all advice really appreciated! Cheers Rob
  22. Getting more airports

    Hi folks, Thank you for all the previous help; I"m really enjoying AH and have pretty much settled into a happy routine. I do have a question. I know to use the sliders slowly and cautiously, and also wait a while for some things to take effect. I also learned from John to set the "range" value for my aircraft to an unrealistically low value for shorter distance flights. I set all my DC-6B aircraft to 500 miles because I want to keep my company inter-island rather than flying all over the Pacific Ocean. I also know I can add bases to force planes to fly there but I also read that non-base airports produce higher revenue than bases. What I'd like to be able to do is be able to increase the number of different airports within my service area without adding bases. I did read from John where the distance out and a few other factors made that determination. I must have an oxygen leak in my system because I couldn't figure out how to do that. Here is a picture of my sliders options and service area. A "move that slider to there" would make this old crate pilot happy
  23. I've been using Jim Keir's FSX Mission Editor (FSXME) for a number of years and find it invaluable for FSX mission development. Like many apps, however, there's quite a steep learning curve to FSXME, so I thought I'd put this basic tutorial together to help anyone who wants to get into FSX mission building and would like to get to grips with Jim's editor. Here's the link: I hope you enjoy the tutorial and that it gives you the confidence to try FSXME for yourself. Who knows, you could be building your own FSX missions within days! Lastly, a big Thank You to Jim Keir, who had the foresight to develop FSXME in the first place. Cheers - Dai.
  24. Today, while making an airport diagram for SKPC Puerto Carreno - Puerto Carreno, Colombia, I came across this... Looking at it in ADE, I saw this... Note that this is a stock FSX airport, unedited by man or beast. This is the way it came out of the MS box. Not being quite sure what to do with this mess, I fired off an e-mail to Jon Masterson at Scruffy Duck Software. Jon is the main man for the freeware Airport Design Editor (ADE) airport editor, which is a must-have successor to the late, great AFCAD. ADE picked up where AFCAD left off, including the ability to create or edit airports in FSX and P3D as well as FS9. If you don't have it yet, you can get it here. http://www.airportdesigneditor.co.uk/ Anyway, after receiving a prompt return e-mail from Jon and answering a few of his questions, he was soon onto the problem. It seems that whoever (or whatever - it may have been an automated process) created this airport specified a runway width of 98 feet, but set the runway links to 197 feet. Jon suggested that I reset the runway link width property to 98 feet. These are screenshots showing the separate entities, selected in ADE. The runway itself is 98 feet wide but the width parameter for the Runway Links (Taxipath - Runway Type) are set at 197 feet, adversely affecting the intersections between the taxiway links and the runway links. Note that each of the several runway links should be reset. Multiple selections can be made in ADE by holding down the shift key to select each one. Right clicking one of the selected links will bring up a context menu and choosing Edit Object from that opens the Edit Box, with a red "Multiple Selection" flag at the top left to indicate that the edit will be performed on all the selected objects. This is a very slick feature, by the way. After making the corrections Jon suggested, a matter of a few minutes, this final shot is how the corrected area looks in ADE. Note that ADE will not let you overwrite a stock airport in FS. You must save the edited airport to another file name (typically an ad3 file, in the latest version of ADE), compile the saved airport in ADE and put the resulting bgl file in another scenery layer with a higher priority than the default airports. The new bgl typically goes in Addon Scenery/Scenery folder but you might instead wish to use another subfolder under that or another location entirely. In any case, the bgl file must be in a folder named "scenery", and be referenced by an active Scenery Layer in the FSX Scenery Library (FSX Main Menu -> Settings -> Scenery Library). I find a lot fewer of these kinds of scenery anomalies in FSX than in FS9, but there are still some. Driving them out when you find them is easy with ADE and is really kind of fun. I hope this might be of some help to others down the road. Sincere thanks to Jon Masterson, who knew immedately what was causing the problem. Without him I'd probably still be looking for the fix. John
  25. Hi there! My Laptop, where I had originally installed the FSX Acceleration, got malfunctioned and I made its internal hard drive an external one for my new laptop. Now, when I open the FSX in my new laptop from my external drive, I get the error: We’re sorry an unexpected error occurred which is preventing product activation from being completed. ERROR CODE:8-c000006 Unfortunately, I HAVE NO LONGER THE DVD and only the purchasing ID key was written down from the product. In my case, how I could re-activate FSX from my Laptop’s external drive where is fully installed? I mean is there any file I could edit in order my new laptop’s OS to see it fully installed in my external drive or re-install it from the FSX directory? Thanks in advance