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Installation seems normal except for the black box that is supposed to be the XGuage. I'm not sure what's supposed to be there instead of the black box, but it's there in the front view (partially masked by panels)every time I start FSX and load a flight.

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Build 1056 that I installed yesterday. I've done a repair, will try your suggestion in a few minutes (I'm in the middle of a uninstall/reinstall of PMDG's latest upgrade to their new software).Thanks,

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I removed and reinstalled ASX (didn't figure out how to remove just the XGuage). Now I'm getting the XEngine Error. I searched for info on this and it seems like a bug that needs your SP2 to fix, or should I remove SP1 and Net2.0 and reinstall?Thanks,

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Took a couple of minutes but I finally found the downloads (suggestion: advise customer that SP1 download is required in invoice, order ack msg or readme). Anyway, ASX installed okay and runs okay.. loaded a flight plan okay... just don't get the XGauge (just a black box on the screen). I'm using the PMDG 747-400X and have NET2.0 FSX SP1.

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Jim.. I do have the 03Nov update from PMDG.The XGauge is working with the FSX default 738. (duh, I should have tried that first)Thanks

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Sorry, maybe I should have said it works with default aircraft but not the PMDG 747-400X. Just a black box. Is mine the only report of a problem with the 400X?

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Hi Dan,I had the same problem.It turns out that there is an unused window definition (window20) in the PMDG's panel file, and that's the black box you get, because the XGauge installer has defined XGauge as window20 as well.By manually editing the panel.cfg file in the panel.vc folder, change "window20" into "window21" for both the XGauge entry in the Window Titles list and the window definition for the XGauge window definition further down in the same file you can enable the XGauge panel.I would make backup first (although the XGauge has made backups as well) and change as little as possible, so I have not deleted the original PMDG-defined window20, changing the XGauge to window21 instead.Hope this helps!Martijn

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I see it's called a debugger, but it's not declared in the Titles section and this is the problem. Good catch. Did you let PMDG know about their little bit of sloppines?Thanks much!

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No I did not let them know. I'm not sure it's sloppiness, they probably test it this way, and perhaps may even give users with severe problems on their system instructions on how to enable it and use it to troubleshoot.Besides, they probably have enough on their plate already besides this minor issue; although I suspect most problems reported on their site are in fact user errors....or may be solved once ASX SP2 is released (wind-shift related issues) ;-)Martijn

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Fellas, We'll Im having the same issue but mine is showing the black box in all aircraft (add-on and default) Im running my Active Sky X and XGraphics through a network. The weather and appreance comes through great but the XGuage is not working properly ie. Black Box. I have tried the above advice by uninstalling and installing still nothing any help in the matter would be great.. ThanksActive Sky X with SP1 for FSX SP1 and SDK SP1 for networking.

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Jim, Have uninstalled my video drivers and re-installed new nVidia drivers for my 8800GTS 640mb card, driver specs are as follows: nVidia 163.75 driver for 32bit XP. After re-install of drivers i loaded my FSX and still ASX and XG working fine but XGauge still continues to give me a black box will no visual. I tried using it's power button but nothing...lol No function work. I read in the manual that if i change something with the XGauge line keys then it should change in ASX but nothing changes and vis versa.. any more ideas for the next step? Would this be easier if i PM'd you my number? I have attached a pic below to show you.. but you prolly have already seen this.http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6181/s5030702mj6.jpgAlso showing connection via network computer is good.http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5994/s5030705ym1.jpg

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Jim, After re-instaling xgauge with the wizard the problem still there, next...haha.

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I placed it on both my main LCD and my projector both show black..I took the pic on the projector so you could see it in larger scale. the projector acts just like a second monitor (no special programing). Im going to try to load both FSX and ASX on my laptop with no add-ons and see if it works there. Ill let you know and if you can think of anything else it would be great.. Thanks again for your time.

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I placed it on both my main LCD and my projector both show black..I took the pic on the projector so you could see it in larger scale. the projector acts just like a second monitor (no special programing). Im going to try to load both FSX and ASX on my laptop with no add-ons and see if it works there. Ill let you know and if you can think of anything else it would be great.. Thanks again for your time.
hey guys...mine is black too but the gauge is there....says new imagry downloading but nothing ever comes on...even after an hr. or so.uninstalled xgauge through wizard,reinstalled uninstalled reinstalled everything..ASA,XGraphics,,even deleted folder asa in roaming folder somewhere...downloaded and installed updates updates-ASA-update-B355,ASA update 394 and XG-SP4-B301.unistall w/wizard and reinstall xgauge. tried everything i could think of.Xgauge did work the first time..dunno what happened to let it quit.re allowed ASA through firewall couple times too...still nothing

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Hi,Is X Gauge being projected onto a screen through the projector or is it actually on a computer screen as well?Thanks,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/
Hi Jim,I thought I'd just continue this existing thread since my problem is the same. Happens ONLY on the PMDG 747X for FSX, using Windows XP Pro 32-bit. X-gauge is a black window. I tried the default 744 and the default 738 and xgauge displays perfectly on these planes. I did get an installation failure for xgauge where 30 of 31 planes installed with the simple error that these planes were probably "non-existent" or AI planes or something of that sort. The entries in the panel.cfg and panel.xgaugewizard.cfg for the PMDG both include the xgauge section. What could be the issue here? Please let me know if you need more info. My signature contains my system specs.By the way, I am a former AS2004, AS5 and ASV6 user on FS2004, just starting to setup FSX and just installed Active Sky Advanced tonight. It is absolutely SUPERB! I am in shock how well designed the interface is and how much is included in this gem of a software! My congratulations to your Hi-Fi Simulations team! Bravo!Just to clarify: I am running Active Sky Advanced B433...JohnMontreal, Canada

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Hi John,Wait until what you are going to get for FREE, from us, in the next 24 hours!!I would want to see the panel.cfg from that plane.

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Hi John,Wait until what you are going to get for FREE, from us, in the next 24 hours!!I would want to see the panel.cfg from that plane.
Hi Jim,Well, here is the panel.cfg from the PMDG 747-400X below. What ARE are we getting for free from you? Hmmmm.... The Build 435 maybe? Or a free 6-course dinner? ! :( -----------------------------------------------------------------------------[Window Titles]Window00=Dummy Main View // zorder 0Window01=Main Panel // zorder 1Window02=Overhead // zorder 2Window03=Main FO Panel // zorder 1Window04=Zoom Panel // zorder 1Window05=Zoom FO Panel // zorder 1Window06=CDU // zorder 10Window07=Throttles // zorder 5Window08=RadioStack // zorder 7Window09=OUTBD Capt CRT Popup // zorder 80Window10=INBD Capt CRT Popup // zorder 80Window11=Upper CRT Popup // zorder 80Window12=Right CDU // zorder 10Window13=Lower CRT Popup // zorder 10Window14=Chronograph Popup // zorder 20Window15=EICAS Panel Popup // zorder 10Window16=Panel Switcher // zorder 100Window17=MISC Panel // zorder 90Window18=OUTBD FO CRT Popup // zorder 10Window19=INBD FO CRT Popup // zorder 10Window20=XGauge[VIEWS]VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=20,21,22,23,24VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=3.5,0.0,0.0VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_WINDOWS=32VIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_DIR=1.7, 0.0, 45VIEW_RIGHT_WINDOWS=36VIEW_RIGHT_DIR=2.4, 0.0, 90VIEW_REAR_RIGHT_WINDOWS=37VIEW_REAR_WINDOWS=38VIEW_REAR_LEFT_WINDOWS=35VIEW_LEFT_WINDOWS=34VIEW_LEFT_DIR=2.6, 0.0, 270VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_WINDOWS=33VIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_DIR=2.7, 0.0, 315//VIEW_DOWN_WINDOWS=39//VIEW_DOWN_DIR=11.0, 0.0, 0.0//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Main Window definitions//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////[Window00] // Dummy Panel - DO NOT CLOSE THIS - BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN!!!file=..\panel\main.bmpfile_1024=..\panel\main.bmpsize_mm=1280,10position=1visible=1nomenu=1zorder=0ident=MAIN_PANELgauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!TheAircraft,0,0,1,1gauge01=PMDG_747400_Main!SimLibUpdater,0,0,1,1gauge02=PMDG_747400_Main!SoundProcessor, 0,0,1,1gauge03=PMDG_747400_Main!AFS,0,0,1,1gauge04=PMDG_747400_Main!FMS,0,0,1,1gauge05=PMDG_747400_Main!EIU,0,0,1,1gauge06=PMDG_747400_Main!SpdRef,0,0,1,1gauge07=PMDG_747400_ACS!ASDC,0,0,1,1gauge08=PMDG_747400_ACS!AutoPilot,0,0,1,1gauge09=PMDG_747400_ACS!AutoThrottle,0,0,1,1gauge10=PMDG_747400_Main!TrafficInfo,0,0,1,1gauge11=PMDG_747400_Main!MAWEA,0,0,1,1//--------------------------------------------------------[Window01] // PMDG_MAIN_PANELfile=747400_Main_Background_1600.bmp file_1024=747400_Main_Background_1600.bmpsize_mm=1600,1200position=7visible=1ident=20zorder=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000background_color=0,0,0gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!Windshield,0,0,1600,451gauge01=PMDG_747400_Main!GearLever, 1419,739,229,461gauge02=PMDG_747400_Main!DSP, 0,684,809,125gauge03=PMDG_747400_Main!PFDBg, 0,809,405,391gauge04=PMDG_747400_Main!NDBg, 405,809,400,391gauge05=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASBg, 1010,807,409,393gauge06=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 32,842,340,340,OUTBD CAPTAIN CRTgauge07=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 436,844,340,340,INBD CAPTAIN CRTgauge08=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 1046,842,340,340,UPPER CRTgauge09=PMDG_747400_Main!EFIS,274,451,319,233gauge10=PMDG_747400_Main!MCP,592,451,1059,233,MAINgauge11=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASCtrl,1010,684,409,123gauge12=PMDG_747400_Main!MasterCaution, 125,451,149,233gauge13=PMDG_747400_Main!GlareshieldEnd,0,451,125,233gauge14=PMDG_747400_Main!SbyADI, 810,684,200,180gauge15=PMDG_747400_Main!SbyAltimeter, 810,1032,200,168gauge16=PMDG_747400_Main!SbySpeed, 810,864,200,168gauge17=PMDG_747400_Main!AboveGear, 1419,684,229,55gauge18=PMDG_747400_Main!Whiskey, 1308,0,92,54//gauge19=PMDG_747400_Main!TestDIB,50,50,340,340//--------------------------------------------------------[Window02] // PMDG_OVERHEAD_PANEL//file=747400_Overhead_Background_1600.bmp //file_1024=747400_Overhead_Background_1600.bmp size_mm=1600,1200position=4visible=0ident=24zorder=2window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Overhead!EECSystem, 0,0,490,296gauge01=PMDG_747400_Overhead!IRSSystem, 0,296,490,122gauge02=PMDG_747400_Overhead!ElectricalSystem, 0,418,490,448gauge03=PMDG_747400_Overhead!HydraulicSystem, 0,866,490,222gauge04=PMDG_747400_Overhead!PneumaticSystem, 1118,572,482,517gauge05=PMDG_747400_Overhead!IceRainProtection, 490,962,628,127gauge06=PMDG_747400_Overhead!LightingSystem, 0,1089,1600,111gauge07=PMDG_747400_Overhead!FireControlSystem, 490,0,628,548gauge08=PMDG_747400_Overhead!FuelSystem, 490,548,628,414gauge09=PMDG_747400_Overhead!PressurizationSystem, 1118,0,482,572gauge10=PMDG_747400_Overhead!DoorSystem, 0,0,1,1//--------------------------------------------------------[Window03] // First Officer Panelfile=747400_Main_FO_Background.bmp file_1024=747400_Main_FO_Background.bmpsize_mm=1600,1200position=7visible=0ident=21zorder=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!Windshield_FO,0,0,1600,450gauge01=PMDG_747400_Main!MCP,-68,450,1059,235gauge02=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASPanel,991,450,177,235gauge03=PMDG_747400_Main!EFIS,1169,450,320,236,FOgauge04=PMDG_747400_Main!MasterCaution_FO, 1488,450,112,235gauge05=PMDG_747400_Main!SbyADI_FO, -36,685,201,180gauge06=PMDG_747400_Main!SbyAltimeter, -36,1033,201,168gauge07=PMDG_747400_Main!SbySpeed, -36,865,201,168gauge08=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASCtrl,166,685,408,123gauge09=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASBg, 166,808,408,392gauge10=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 198,840,342,342,UPPER CRTgauge11=PMDG_747400_Main!GearLever, 575,740,229,460gauge12=PMDG_747400_Main!DSP_FO, 804,685,800,124gauge13=PMDG_747400_Main!PFDBg, 1207,809,403,391gauge14=PMDG_747400_Main!NDBg, 804,809,403,391gauge15=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 1238,840,342,342,OUTBD FO CRTgauge16=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 834,840,340,340,INBD FO CRTgauge17=PMDG_747400_Main!AboveGear, 575,685,229,55gauge18=PMDG_747400_Main!Whiskey, 118,0,92,54//--------------------------------------------------------[Window04] // Captain Zoom Panelfile=747400_Main_Background_1600.bmp file_1024=747400_Main_Background_1600.bmpsize_mm=1600,1200position=7visible=0ident=22zorder=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!Windshield,0,0,1600,451gauge01=PMDG_747400_Main!PFDBg,-17,684,545,516gauge02=PMDG_747400_Main!NDBg, 528,684,545,516gauge03=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASBg, 1072,684,545,516gauge04=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 34,728,450,450,OUTBD CAPTAIN CRTgauge05=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 575,728,450,450,INBD CAPTAIN CRTgauge06=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 1124,728,450,450,UPPER CRTgauge07=PMDG_747400_Main!EFIS,274,451,319,233gauge08=PMDG_747400_Main!MCP,592,451,1059,233,ZOOMgauge09=PMDG_747400_Main!MasterCaution, 125,451,149,233gauge10=PMDG_747400_Main!GlareshieldEnd,0,451,125,233gauge11=PMDG_747400_Main!Whiskey, 1308,0,92,54//--------------------------------------------------------[Window05] // First Officer Zoom Panelfile=747400_Main_FO_Background.bmp file_1024=747400_Main_FO_Background.bmpsize_mm=1600,1200position=7visible=0ident=23zorder=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!Windshield_FO,0,0,1600,450gauge01=PMDG_747400_Main!MCP,-68,450,1059,235gauge02=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASPanel,991,450,177,235gauge03=PMDG_747400_Main!EFIS,1169,450,320,236,FOgauge04=PMDG_747400_Main!MasterCaution_FO, 1488,450,112,235gauge05=PMDG_747400_Main!PFDBg,-17,684,545,516gauge06=PMDG_747400_Main!NDBg, 528,684,545,516gauge07=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASBg, 1072,684,545,516gauge08=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 34,728,450,450,UPPER CRTgauge09=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 575,728,450,450,INBD FO CRTgauge10=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 1124,728,450,450,OUTBD FO CRTgauge11=PMDG_747400_Main!Whiskey, 118,0,92,54//--------------------------------------------------------[Window06] // PMDG_CDU_PANELfile=747.CDU.bmpfile_1024=747.CDU.bmpsize_mm=385, 542position=8visible=0ident=25zorder=10window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CDU, 0,0,385,542,L//--------------------------------------------------------[Window07] // PMDG_THROTTLE_PANEL//file=747400_CenterConsole_Background.bmp //file_1024=747400_CenterConsole_Background.bmp//size_mm=700,540size_mm=560,432position=8visible=0zorder=5Background_color=0,0,0 ident=26//WINDOW_POS=0.00, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Center!CenterConsole, 0,0,560,432//--------------------------------------------------------[Window08] // PMDG_RADIO_STACK_PANEL//file=747400_RADIO_BACKGROUND.bmp //file_1024=747400_RADIO_BACKGROUND.bmp size_mm=782,760position=8visible=0zorder=7Background_color=0,0,0 ident=27gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!RadioStack, 0, 0, 782,760//--------------------------------------------------------[Window09] // OUTBD CAPTAIN CRT Popupsize_mm=400,400position=0visible=0zorder=80ident=10301gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 0,0,400,400,OUTBD CAPTAIN CRT POPUP//--------------------------------------------------------[Window10] // INBD CAPTAIN CRT Popupsize_mm=400,400position=1visible=0zorder=80ident=10302gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 0,0,400,400,INBD CAPTAIN CRT POPUP//--------------------------------------------------------[Window11] // UPPER CRT Popupsize_mm=400,400position=2visible=0zorder=80ident=10303gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 0,0,400,400,UPPER CRT POPUP//--------------------------------------------------------[Window12] // PMDG_CDU_PANELfile=747.CDU.bmpfile_1024=747.CDU.bmpsize_mm=385,542position=8visible=0zorder=10ident=10400window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CDU, 0,0,385,542,R//--------------------------------------------------------[Window13] // LOWER CRT Popupfile=..\panel\747400_LowerDU_Background.bmpfile1024=..\panel\747400_LowerDU_Background.bmpsize_mm=408,393//size_mm=340,340position=3visible=0zorder=10ident=10304gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASBg, 0,0,408,393gauge01=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 36,36,340,340,LOWER CRT POPUP//--------------------------------------------------------[Window14] // PMDG_CHRONO popup//file=..\panel\747400_Chrono.bmp //file_1024=..\panel\747400_Chrono.bmp size_mm=175,175pixel_size=175,175position=8visible=0zorder=20ident=28window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!Chronometer, 0,0,175,175//--------------------------------------------------------[Window15] // EICAS Panel popupfile=..\panel\747400_EICASPanel.bmp file_1024=..\panel\747400_EICASPanel.bmp size_mm=178,235position=5visible=0zorder=10ident=29window_pos=0.900879, 0.373535window_size= 0.111250, 0.194000gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!EICASPanel, 0,0,178,235//--------------------------------------------------------[Window16] // PMDG_PANEL_SWITCHERfile=PS.bmp file_1024=PS.bmpsize_mm=358,42position=1visible=1zorder=100ident=30gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!PanelSwitcher, 0,0,358,42,YES[Window17] // PMDG_MISC_PANEL//file=747400_MISCPanel.bmp //file_1024=747400_MISCPanel.bmpsize_mm=188,100position=2zorder=90visible=0ident=31gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!GPWSPanel, 0,0,188,100//--------------------------------------------------------[Window18] // OUTBD FO CRT Popupsize_mm=400,400position=0visible=0zorder=80ident=10305gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 0,0,400,400,OUTBD FO CRT POPUP//--------------------------------------------------------[Window19] // INBD FO CRT Popupsize_mm=400,400position=1zorder=80visible=0ident=10306gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!CRTScreen, 0,0,400,400,INBD FO CRT POPUP//--------------------------------------------------------[Window20] // DEBUGGERsize_mm=640pixel_size=640position=1visible=1ident=10100gauge00=PMDG_747400_Main!Debug,0,0//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Side Window definitions////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window32]file=747400_RF.bmp position=7visible=0ident=32render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window33]file=747400_LF.bmp position=7visible=0ident=33render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window34]file=747400_LS.bmp position=7visible=0ident=34render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window35]file=747400_LB.bmp position=7visible=0ident=35render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window36]file=747400_RS.bmp position=7visible=0ident=36render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window37]file=747400_RB.bmp position=7visible=0ident=37render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window38]file=747400_BB.bmp position=7visible=0ident=38render_3d_window=1window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Color / View definitions//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////[Window20]size_mm=240,193position = 5Visible = 0ident = 14991gauge00=XGauge!WeatherMap,0,0,240,193Day=255,255,255Night=117,88,36Luminous=0,0,0[Default View]X=0Y=0SIZE_X=8191SIZE_Y=2740

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Hi John,Wait until what you are going to get for FREE, from us, in the next 24 hours!!I would want to see the panel.cfg from that plane.
HI Jim,So any news about the black box issue? My panel.cfg was posted here a few days ago.John

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Hi John,Sorry, you got lost in the release shuffle. If you look over that .cfg, do you see any mention of X Gauge? I looked and couldn't see any mention.

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