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Has anyone had success in adding a freeware pushback gauge icon to the T7 panel? If so, please share the results. A screenshot perhaps?Thanks,Jim Harnes

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JimI have Rob Barendregt's gauge installed in the T7 [and all the Airbus series]. I'll be home in a couple of days and, if no one else helps, I can let you have the modded panel.cfgJohn R

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I've also installed Rob Barendregt's pushback gauge and it works a treat. Just follow the instructions given in the readme and you shouldn't have any problems.Regards David de Vere London UK

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NormanI haven't got my Avsim library log-in with me and I have had this add-on for years. However, if you google his name, you will find it. And for those who are worried about sounds, you even have the choice of US or Brit ground crew!John R

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Norman,Yes, it is in the Gauges section of the library "rcbgh-40.zip".The pushback feature would be a nice "bonus" extra for the PSS 777. You are probably aware that such features are buit in to the PMDG 747 and the LDS 767.I am still hoping for a "Fix" page to the FMC * sigh *. ;-) Nevertheless, I enjoy flying the 777, and look forward to the update.

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Hi,If you want a simple pushback gauge that works great have a look at Arjan Scheffel

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My favourite is Etienne Martin's pushback/tow gauge, as it allows precise dynamic control of pushback or tow direction using rudder as opposed to a preset direction/distance. Just look up his name in this library if interested.I have not gotten around to trying it on the T7 yet though.regards,Markhttp://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a319/markrey/lsd2.jpgXPHomeSP2/FS9.1/3.2HT/1GIG/X700pro256

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Hi everyoneEtienne Martin's ATN pushback gauge is also my favourite (available on flightsim.com if it is not available here) and I have been using it on all my aircraft, even the ones with a built-in pushback - mainly because it allows me to control the pushback using my joystick rudder controls.I set up a button on my pedestal window to open and close the pushback - works really well.Regards,Brian

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Would someone be kind enough to post their panel.cfg or at least the section for the pushback gauge. A screen shot would be nice too if you don't mind.Blue SkiesKevindca-iad_sr_767-2.png

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Yes KelvinI will post both a couple of screen shots showing the position of the activation button and the open gauge as well as the panel.cfg file for my T7. I will also provide the filename of the file to download for installation in your system. I can only do this when I get home from work later in the day, so please be patient for a few more hours!Regards,Brian

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OK KelvinThe file you need to download for this gauge is 'atngau12' - I got it from flightsim.com but it is probably also on avsim.comThe panel.cfg file is attached to the foot of this email to place this gauge in your T7.I have not had time to set up flight sim and take some screen shots, but you will find the button for the pushback/tow/taxi gauge on the left of your pedestal near the parking brake lever.The readme file will tell you how to manage the pushback gauge and its window. Good luck!BrianPanel.cfg: replace your whole panel.cfg file with the contents of the attachment

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BrianYour attachment seems to have been removed. Is there any chance you could put your cinfig file back onregardsKevin

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Hi KevinYes I have noticed other attachments to messages will no longer open too. I will include the cfg file here in my message so you can just copy and paste it.Save or make a copy of your original cfg file before using this replacement ... this is my complete panel cfg file for the T7:[Window Titles]Window00=Main PanelWindow01=Main Panel ZOOMWindow02=Centre PedestalWindow03=Display Select PanelWindow04=FMCWindow05=RadiosWindow06=ClockWindow07=SetupWindow08=Outboard display pop-upWindow09=Inboard display pop-upWindow10=Upper center display pop-upWindow11=Lower center display pop-upWindow12=Panel switcherWindow13=FSWXR2100window14=pushback Fixed Window37=OVERHEAD - USE KEYPAD 5[VIEWS]VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=9000, 9001, 8270, 8271, 8272, 8273, 8274, 8276, 8277, 8278VIEW_FORWARD_ZOOM=1.000VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=9.000, 0.000, 0.000VIEW_DOWN_WINDOWS=37VIEW_DOWN_DIR=-5.000, 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Window00]file=main.bmp size_mm=2047window_size_ratio=1.000 position=7visible=1ident=9000gauge00=PSS-B777!Server, 0,1100,1,1gauge01=PSS-B777!PFD, 0,869,508,546gauge02=PSS-B777!ND, 508, 869, 510,546gauge03=PSS-B777!EICAS, 1251, 869, 502,667gauge04=PSS-B777!EFIS, 498, 507, 380,362gauge05=pss_vars!pss_vars, 0,800,50,50gauge06=PSS-B777!Autopilot, 878,507,1170,363gauge07=PSS-B777!LeftBottom, 0,1415,1018,121gauge08=PSS-B777!Gear, 1753, 869, 295, 667gauge09=PSS-B777!Standby, 1018, 869, 233, 667gauge10=PSS-B777!Glareshield, 0, 507, 498, 362gauge11=PSS-B777!Post, 1376, 0, 481, 510//--------------------------------------------------------[Window01]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=2048,706window_size_ratio=1.000 position=7visible=0ident=9001gauge00=PSS-B777!Zoom, 0,0,2048,706//--------------------------------------------------------[Window02]file=pedestal.bmp size_mm=1026,1536window_size_ratio=1.000 position=8visible=0ident=8270gauge00=PSS-B777!Pedestal, 0,0,1026,1536gauge01=Atn!Toggle, 80, 1100, 25, 25, 15123//--------------------------------------------------------[Window03]Background_color=16,16,16 //size_mm=300,289window_size_ratio=1.000 position=0visible=0ident=8271window_size= 0.146, 0.188window_pos= 0.854, 0.350//window_pos= 1749, 537gauge00=PSS-B777!DisplaySelectPanel, 0,0,100,100//--------------------------------------------------------[Window04]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=522,825window_size_ratio=1.000 position=0visible=0ident=8272gauge00=PSS-B777!FMC, 0,0,522,825//--------------------------------------------------------[Window05]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=447,1204window_size_ratio=1.000 position=8visible=0ident=8273gauge00=PSS-B777!Radio, 0,0,447,1204//--------------------------------------------------------[Window06]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=292,295window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0window_pos= 0.283, 0.0ident=8274gauge00=PSS-B777!Clock, 0,0,292,295//--------------------------------------------------------[Window07]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=880,874window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=1ident=8275gauge00=PSS-B777!Setup, 0,0,880,874//--------------------------------------------------------[Window08]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=660,660window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=6ident=8276gauge00=PSS-B777!PFD_Floater, 0,0,660,660//--------------------------------------------------------[Window09]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=660,660window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=7ident=8277gauge00=PSS-B777!ND_Floater, 0,0,660,660//--------------------------------------------------------[Window10]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=660,660window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=8ident=8278gauge00=PSS-B777!EICAS_Floater, 0,0,660,660//--------------------------------------------------------[Window11]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=500,500window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=2ident=8279gauge00=PSS-B777!MFD_Floater, 0,0,500,500[Window12];position=2window_pos= 0.5, 0visible=0size_mm=494,46ident=8280gauge00 = PSS-B777!icons, 0,0,494,46// FSWXR gauge entry////////////////////[Window13]position=0visible=1size_mm=560,790ident=12100gauge00 = FSWXR2100!FSWXR2100_EX, 0,0,560,790,1gauge01 = PSS-B777!WxCloser, 0,0,5[Window14]position=6background_color=92,92,92size_mm=300, 272window_size=300, 192visible=0sizeable=1ident=15123gauge00=atn!Pushback, 0,0,300,80,15123gauge01=atn!Scale, 0,80,300,56gauge02=atn!Electric, 0,136,300,56gauge03=atn!Ambient,0,192,300,80//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window37]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=1024,768position=7visible=0ident=37render_3d_window=0nomenu=0window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PSS-B777!Overhead, 0,0,1024 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Vcockpit01] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=1024,1024 visible=0 pixel_size=1024,1024 texture=$VCGauges1 gauge00=PSS-B777!FMC, 0,0,323,512 gauge01=PSS-B777!PFD_Floater, 325,-2,350,350 gauge02=PSS-B777!ND_Floater, 675,-2,350,350 gauge03=PSS-B777!CLOCK, 699,513,170,172 gauge04=PSS-B777!MFD_Floater, 350,512,350,350 gauge05=PSS-B777!STANDBY, 870,513,159,448 gauge06=PSS-B777!EICAS_Floater, 0,512,350 gauge07=PSS-B777!AP_ALT_vc, 325,430,100 gauge08=PSS-B777!AP_SPD_vc, 325,350,100 gauge09=PSS-B777!AP_HDG_vc, 325,378,100 gauge10=PSS-B777!AP_VS_vc, 324,408,100 gauge11=PSS-B777!compass_V, 325,459,100 gauge12=PSS-B777!RadioAct_VC, 426,350,100 gauge13=PSS-B777!RadioStby_VC, 425,378,100 gauge14=PSS-B777!RudderTrim_VC, 527, 350 ,287 gauge15=PSS-B777!TrimInd_VC, 701,686,89 gauge16=PSS-B777!XPDR_VC, 426,405,100Day=255,255,255Night=0,0,0Luminous=184,132,64[Default View]X=0Y=0SIZE_X=8192SIZE_Y=4322

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BrianExtremely grateful for your swift replyManyThanksKevin

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BrianJust to let you know it works a treatVery Many ThanksregardsKevin

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Good KevinI have enjoyed it for months now on other aircraft as well as the T7, and it does make the pushback more realistic to be able to turn exactly onto the taxiways rather than guessing!Regards,Brian

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Hi Brian,I have followed you're instructions, but, I now have lost the overhead panel view, have I done something wrong ?many thanks,

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Hi fellow simmer (name please?)I think you must have done something wrong, as my setup still works correctly as do those of others who have used this config file. Can you perhaps post your config file and let me see it so that I am perhaps able to help you get sorted?Regards,Brian

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This is how I have done it:-Download rcbgh-32.zip from Avsim. Then extract rcb_groundhandling.cab and rcb_sound.gau to your gauges folder.Extract all the wav files to your Main FS9 Sound folder.Then amend your PSSB77704/Panel/Panel.cfg file to add the following and remember the change the < and > to square equivalents:-Window00=Main PanelWindow01=Main Panel ZOOMWindow02=Centre PedestalWindow03=Display Select PanelWindow04=FMCWindow05=RadiosWindow06=ClockWindow07=SetupWindow08=Outboard display pop-upWindow09=Inboard display pop-upWindow10=Upper center display pop-upWindow11=Lower center display pop-upWindow12=Panel switcherWindow13=FSWXR2100Window14=Groundhandling Fixed Window37=OVERHEAD - USE KEYPAD 5file=main.bmp size_mm=2047window_size_ratio=1.000 position=7visible=1ident=9000gauge00=PSS-B777!Server, 0,1100,1,1gauge01=PSS-B777!PFD, 0,869,508,546gauge02=PSS-B777!ND, 508, 869, 510,546gauge03=PSS-B777!EICAS, 1251, 869, 502,667gauge04=PSS-B777!EFIS, 498, 507, 380,362gauge05=pss_vars!pss_vars, 0,800,50,50gauge06=PSS-B777!Autopilot, 878,507,1170,363gauge07=PSS-B777!LeftBottom, 0,1415,1018,121gauge08=PSS-B777!Gear, 1753, 869, 295, 667gauge09=PSS-B777!Standby, 1018, 869, 233, 667gauge10=PSS-B777!Glareshield, 0, 507, 498, 362gauge11=PSS-B777!Post, 1376, 0, 481, 510gauge12=rcb_groundhandling!Icon_Pushback, 172,650,12,12//-------------------------------------------------------- Add this section right after the WXR Windowsize_mm=196,100 // The relative window size in pixels.ident=10005 // The ident used by Icon_Pushback.visible=0 // 0: hidden when aircraft is loaded.window_size= 0.3,0.2 // Window screen size: 30 % Hor., 20 % Vert.position=0 // 0: opens in top-left of screen.background_color=16,16,16gauge00=rcb_groundhandling!XMLSoundSwitch, 0, 0, 50, 36gauge01=rcb_groundhandling!AutoTaxiAfterLanding, 50, 0, 48, 36gauge02=rcb_groundhandling!AutoTaxiAfterParkingbrake, 98, 0, 48, 36gauge03=rcb_groundhandling!ParkingBrakeSwitch, 146, 0, 50, 36gauge04=rcb_groundhandling!PushbackDisplay, 0, 36, 86, 64gauge05=rcb_groundhandling!TaxispeedFS2004, 86, 36, 60, 64 //NOTE-1//gauge05=rcb_groundhandling!TaxispeedFS2002, 86, 36, 60, 64 //NOTE-1//gauge05=rcb_groundhandling!TaxispeedNoBrakes, 86, 36, 60, 64 //NOTE-1gauge06=rcb_groundhandling!BrakePressure, 146, 36, 50, 64gauge07=rcb_groundhandling!PushbackStates, 0,0gauge08=rcb_groundhandling!XMLSoundServer,0,0gauge09=rcb_groundhandling!BrakeSound, 0,0gauge10=rcb_sound!sound,0,0,,,9998 9999 95 // 95:Default overall sound volume--------------You can change the two figures highlighted to alter the positioning of the Pushback Icongauge12=rcb_groundhandling!Icon_Pushback, 172,650,12,12Hope this helps,Graham

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You could also use FSCopilot availabe from www.mcdu.com.This installs as a module so you don't have to make any panel modifications and it is also available for any other aircraft you have including the defaults.RegardsRussell Jourdain (ANZ007/ZK-RHJ)

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Brian - thanks for that - mine works a treat and makes taxiing realistic.>Hi fellow simmer (name please?)Any bigger and his name would have violated forum rules :-lol

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Hello again Brian, thanks for the offer of help, I will post my panel .cfg below, and my name is Steve, it's on my signature at the bottom of all of my posts, anyway, here is the .cfg, I must have missed something, or added something that I shouldn't have done, I noticed that you're .cfg did not have the window title names in it, so I put them in there, perhaps I should not have done this.[Window Titles]Window00=Main PanelWindow01=Main Panel ZOOMWindow02=Centre PedestalWindow03=Display Select PanelWindow04=FMCWindow05=RadiosWindow06=ClockWindow07=SetupWindow08=Outboard display pop-upWindow09=Inboard display pop-upWindow10=Upper center display pop-upWindow11=Lower center display pop-upWindow12=Panel switcherWindow13=FSWXR2100window14=pushback Fixed Window37=OVERHEAD - USE KEYPAD 5VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=9000, 9001, 8270, 8271, 8272, 8273, 8274, 8276, 8277, 8278VIEW_FORWARD_ZOOM=1.000VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=9.000, 0.000, 0.000VIEW_DOWN_WINDOWS=37VIEW_DOWN_DIR=-5.000, 0.000, 0.000//--------------------------------------------------------[Window00]file=main.bmp size_mm=2047window_size_ratio=1.000 position=7visible=1ident=9000gauge00=PSS-B777!Server, 0,1100,1,1gauge01=PSS-B777!PFD, 0,869,508,546gauge02=PSS-B777!ND, 508, 869, 510,546gauge03=PSS-B777!EICAS, 1251, 869, 502,667gauge04=PSS-B777!EFIS, 498, 507, 380,362gauge05=pss_vars!pss_vars, 0,800,50,50gauge06=PSS-B777!Autopilot, 878,507,1170,363gauge07=PSS-B777!LeftBottom, 0,1415,1018,121gauge08=PSS-B777!Gear, 1753, 869, 295, 667gauge09=PSS-B777!Standby, 1018, 869, 233, 667gauge10=PSS-B777!Glareshield, 0, 507, 498, 362gauge11=PSS-B777!Post, 1376, 0, 481, 510//--------------------------------------------------------[Window01]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=2048,706window_size_ratio=1.000 position=7visible=0ident=9001gauge00=PSS-B777!Zoom, 0,0,2048,706//--------------------------------------------------------[Window02]file=pedestal.bmp size_mm=1026,1536window_size_ratio=1.000 position=8visible=0ident=8270gauge00=PSS-B777!Pedestal, 0,0,1026,1536gauge01=Atn!Toggle, 80, 1100, 25, 25, 15123//--------------------------------------------------------[Window03]Background_color=16,16,16 //size_mm=300,289window_size_ratio=1.000 position=0visible=0ident=8271window_size= 0.146, 0.188window_pos= 0.854, 0.350//window_pos= 1749, 537gauge00=PSS-B777!DisplaySelectPanel, 0,0,100,100//--------------------------------------------------------[Window04]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=522,825window_size_ratio=1.000 position=0visible=0ident=8272gauge00=PSS-B777!FMC, 0,0,522,825//--------------------------------------------------------[Window05]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=447,1204window_size_ratio=1.000 position=8visible=0ident=8273gauge00=PSS-B777!Radio, 0,0,447,1204//--------------------------------------------------------[Window06]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=292,295window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0window_pos= 0.283, 0.0ident=8274gauge00=PSS-B777!Clock, 0,0,292,295//--------------------------------------------------------[Window07]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=880,874window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=1ident=8275gauge00=PSS-B777!Setup, 0,0,880,874//--------------------------------------------------------[Window08]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=660,660window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=6ident=8276gauge00=PSS-B777!PFD_Floater, 0,0,660,660//--------------------------------------------------------[Window09]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=660,660window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=7ident=8277gauge00=PSS-B777!ND_Floater, 0,0,660,660//--------------------------------------------------------[Window10]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=660,660window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=8ident=8278gauge00=PSS-B777!EICAS_Floater, 0,0,660,660//--------------------------------------------------------[Window11]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=500,500window_size_ratio=1.000 visible=0position=2ident=8279gauge00=PSS-B777!MFD_Floater, 0,0,500,500[Window12];position=2window_pos= 0.5, 0visible=0size_mm=494,46ident=8280gauge00 = PSS-B777!icons, 0,0,494,46// FSWXR gauge entry////////////////////[Window13]position=0visible=1size_mm=560,790ident=12100gauge00 = FSWXR2100!FSWXR2100_EX, 0,0,560,790,1gauge01 = PSS-B777!WxCloser, 0,0,5//--------------------------------------------------------[Fixed Window37]position=6background_color=92,92,92size_mm=300, 272window_size=300, 192visible=0sizeable=1ident=15123gauge00=atn!Pushback, 0,0,300,80,15123gauge01=atn!Scale, 0,80,300,56gauge02=atn!Electric, 0,136,300,56gauge03=atn!Ambient,0,192,300,80//--------------------------------------------------------[Vcockpit01]Background_color=16,16,16 size_mm=1024,768position=7visible=0ident=37render_3d_window=0nomenu=0window_size= 1.000, 1.000window_pos= 0.000, 0.000gauge00=PSS-B777!Overhead, 0,0,1024//--------------------------------------------------------Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=1024,1024visible=0pixel_size=1024,1024texture=$VCGauges1gauge00=PSS-B777!FMC, 0,0,323,512gauge01=PSS-B777!PFD_Floater, 325,-2,350,350gauge02=PSS-B777!ND_Floater, 675,-2,350,350gauge03=PSS-B777!CLOCK, 699,513,170,172gauge04=PSS-B777!MFD_Floater, 350,512,350,350gauge05=PSS-B777!STANDBY, 870,513,159,448gauge06=PSS-B777!EICAS_Floater, 0,512,350gauge07=PSS-B777!AP_ALT_vc, 325,430,100gauge08=PSS-B777!AP_SPD_vc, 325,350,100gauge09=PSS-B777!AP_HDG_vc, 325,378,100gauge10=PSS-B777!AP_VS_vc, 324,408,100gauge11=PSS-B777!compass_V, 325,459,100gauge12=PSS-B777!RadioAct_VC, 426,350,100gauge13=PSS-B777!RadioStby_VC, 425,378,100gauge14=PSS-B777!RudderTrim_VC, 527, 350 ,287gauge15=PSS-B777!TrimInd_VC, 701,686,89gauge16=PSS-B777!XPDR_VC, 426,405,100Day=255,255,255Night=0,0,0Luminous=184,132,64[Default View]X=0Y=0SIZE_X=8192SIZE_Y=4322

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