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Today I found a ND (Boeing style) with a TCAS, at Project Magenta`s Site. The TCAS shows AI and online aircrafts, and it works pretty well with PIC. The only little problem is that the program runs out of the FS2k2 and we have to place it on a second monitor to have acess to it, when running FS2k2 on full screen mode. The file`s name is pmTCAS and it

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Hi there,I just downloaded it and it looks good. The only downside, of course, being that it runs outside FS. This got me thinking, wouldn't it be possible to design a transparent TCAS gauge that can be superimposed over the PIC ND? Not being a gauge designer, I think the only problem would be with the range selection, i.e. it would only work accurately at one range, say 20nm, unless it can be coupled to the PIC ND range selector (which I believe would mean altering PIC programming, so probably not the way to go). I wonder if this would be possible, or am I missing something here?Cheers,Gosta.

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Actually I think the American 767's has their TCAS on the VSI. Would be really nice to have on VATSIM but I don't know how possible it is.

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Hello I do not see the traffics? the remainder functions. Do I have to install WIDEFS? can you help me F-at27

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hi jorgeI speak to see the planes of WHAZZUP on IVAO or WATSIM. I do not see anything which resembles the photographs present on the Magenta Project site. one thing. On does the photographs appear in bottom left and wrote in blue "TFC ALL"? I can't see that on mythx Saofe. F-AT27

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HiI`ve been using this gauge in WideFS for awhile now.Very nice on Vatsim.You got to like the price too(free).Ron

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In case the real pilots were wondering about the authenticity of a having a 3 digit TCAS readout next to each target (normally, the max range is +/-27(00) feet ...with an option to go up to +/-7000 feet.... Here's a shot of a 3-digit readout on a 747-400.http://www.ozemail.com.au/~iriddell/JA8911TCAStest.jpgCheers.Ian.

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Yes, I've heard that - I suppose that would explain the different case colours of the VSI. I've looked at some pictures on Airliner.net and there were some VSI gauges, which were nearly square and with hardly any numbers on them, just a few notches - I suppose, those could have a TCAS screen integrated. To do one of those would mean designing an entirely new gauge to replace the current VSI, I don't think superimposing a transparent gauge over the existing VSI would work; however, it would get rid of the range selection problem.Cheers,Gosta.

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How did you set your up to use on VATSIM. I run PmTCAS on my second system along with WideFS, SB, RW, etc. Could you give me setup instructions.ThanksDan

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There is no TCAS display on the VSI. What you are looking at is a VSI capable of providing RA's. Actual traffic is displayed on a map display such as the ND. It makes more sense that way. However, should traffic pose enough of a threat to warrant a Resolution Advisory, that RA is presented to the pilot in the form of colored borders on the VSI. The pilot is to keep the aircraft's rate of climb outside of the red areas in order to avoid the traffic. TCAS provides RAs only in the vertical plane. The VSI is only used to display it's commands, in the form of a climb, descent or level flight.In order to make the VSI relevant in MSFS for TCAS functions, you will need to program an ability to sense traffic and then provide vertical avoidance commands.

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Are you sure about this? I didn't find any good photos, but this one shows an airplane symbol on the VSI, and I have seen other photos with traffic symbols around it.http://www.airliners.net/open.file/032267/M/Well, I guess Ian will chime in to set things straight. :-waveMartin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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That is an interesting picture. I've never seen one like that. What brand is that? All the TCAS systems I've used or seen only use the VSI for RAs. But we'll let Ian sort it out, since he fixes 'em, and I only know enough to break 'em. :-badteeth

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How Difficult is to build a TCAS gauge using the Easy Gauge Program and after the TCAS is finished create a transparent VSI on it? will that do?

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Hi, guys.Yes, TCAS targets are displayed on the IVSI (if the IVSI has an LCD display). Here's a shot of one on Air New Zealand.http://www.ozemail.com.au/~iriddell/767/Tcasivsi.jpg(Actually, here in Sydney, the IVSI type appears to be the most common type of 767 TCAS display). Cheers.Ian.

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So the planes that have the IVSI doesn't have TCAS on the EHSI?You should upload these pictures to airliners.net to save me from browsing through twelve pages of zoomed out, blurry, dark images of 767 cockpits! :-lolMartin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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>So the planes that have the IVSI doesn't have TCAS on the >EHSI? I can't say I've seen or heard of any aircraft with both, Martin, but I'll keep an eye/ear open ;-)>You should upload these pictures to airliners.net to save me >from browsing through twelve pages of zoomed out, blurry, >dark images of 767 cockpits! :-lol Er.... Probably not a good idea (at least not for me). You'll find that airlines, these days, are not particularly happy about people posting shots of their cockpits on the internet... for a variety of reasons (both commercial and security). Believe it or not, I do make some attempt to restrict my photos to a limited audience :-) I really don't think I'd have my job for too long if I slipped up and accidentally posted (on a well-trafficked site like airliners.net) a crystal clear shot of one of the new cockpit door locking mechanisms... and the company found out about it ;-) (or, perhaps more importantly, a shot of an aircraft which DIDN'T already have one of the new types of door locking mechanisms! There may still be airplanes out there without them).Hope this make sense.Cheers.Ian.

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>I really >don't think I'd have my job for too long if I slipped up and >accidentally posted (on a well-trafficked site like >airliners.net) a crystal clear shot of one of the new >cockpit door locking mechanismsHi Ian!I sure could have used that two weeks ago :-)I was flying aboard an Airbus and the captain let me stay up front for a while. It was really dark up there and when it was time to leave (no more landings allowed up front if you ain't crew - which I wasn't (actually only crew is allowed up front)) it took me around 30 seconds to figure out how to get the door open! :-)I have opened old fashioned doors quite a few times but this one really proved to be a hassle. :-)Regards,Mark

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I kinda suspected something like that. The concern doesn't seem very rational of course, but then again rationality seems to be threatened with extinction. ;-)No, seriously, I can see why detailed photos of (lack of) door locking mechanisms, transponders, self destruct mechanisms, and so on shouldn't be widely available, but I only have to go to the closest encyclopedia to find a clear photo of the primary instruments on a 757/767 (newer encyclopedia), or a detailed explanation of a DC-8 cockpit (OLD one).Anyway, it's not really that bad - after all you make us feel special! ;-) :-lolOh, and it reminds of the only longer cockpit visit I've done, it was aboard a LH A340 on a NAT track. I started the little chat with "so, I see we're on NAT track Tango today...". The F/O was completely stunned and said "Why do you know that??". :-)Martin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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"Oh, and it reminds of the only longer cockpit visit I've done, it was aboard a LH A340 on a NAT track. I started the little chat with "so, I see we're on NAT track Tango today...". The F/O was completely stunned and said "Why do you know that??". "LOL.... Just as long as he didn't immediately slap the handcuffs on you, Martin (after hitting you a few times with the billy club/baton/crash axe) .... He probably thought to himself.... "Other than pilots, only terrorists would know what much about flight paths" :-)Cheers.Ian.

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It was last August, so they weren't thinking of terrorists. And the F/O was actually very nice (even though his FS knowledge was severely limited: "What is it now - FS4?"). The captain didn't talk very much but when I asked about how it was to fly the A340 he put a big smile on his face and said "It flies itself!"Martin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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Actually there is Kevin. There is a digital (LCD) VSI that displays TCAS info. This is very different from the conventional VSI which provides the RAs via the series of red lights. I saw one on a TransBrazil 767-300ER.Regards,Wade

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>How Difficult is to build a TCAS gauge using the Easy Gauge >Program and after the TCAS is finished create a transparent >VSI on it? will that do? bump

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I notice the latest version of FSUIPC (2.86) has multiplaer TCAS links in it. Maybe gauges will now follow.RegardsRussell Jourdain (NZL007/ZK-RHJ)

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