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Searched the forum but it kept giving me 'closed connection'. File search didn't result in much either.I'm sure this question has been asked before.I'm looking for a High res IFR panel(elite style) with gauges that have a higher freq of update than for example the IFR panel that comes with the default 182.Basically something that looks and feels like the elite sim.

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>>I'm looking for a High res IFR panel(elite style) with >gauges that have a higher freq of update than for example >the IFR panel that comes with the default 182. >Basically something that looks and feels like the elite sim. At this juncture in history only one product comes to my mind: Flight1's Piper Meridian. Probably even better than Elite since it models aircraft systems. *AND* the instrument refresh rate that will surely meet your expectations. Michael J.

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Yeah,i know, i got it yesterday:)But i was looking more for something simple..like the 182.The 'problem' with the meridian is that i turn into a complete button maniac and sit marvelling at all the systems and leave the rest to the autopilot;)The 767PIC for long...the meridian for in between...now i need something small which does really well with IFR short range practise.I have contemplated buying the cardinal for this, but judging from the screenies it's not really an IFR panel.

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Elite now have modified their product to work within FS2002 so you can have the real thing in FS2002 if you so wish and are prepared to pay for it ;-)Just through interest has anyone got the Elite panel and aircraft working in FS2002 and how good is it? flight model as well!Peter

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If the instrument refresh rate is one of your key requirements then I believe there is nothing out there that would compare with the Meridian. Reality XP seems to have monopoly in this area. Unless you want to get .. Elite.Michael J.

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MichaelThe Meridian is superb but I still have a big problem with the whole idea of mixed 2D and VC plus all the pop up windows.There has to be a better way ahead for FS2004 which makes the whole experience more user friendly and realistic.All the bestPeter

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>The Meridian is superb but I still have a big problem with >the whole idea of mixed 2D and VC plus all the pop up >windows. Peter,I agree. I still like FLY's idea of user-programmable views that you can quickly switch to using your joystick. I am not a big fan of either VC or pop-up views.Peter, if I recall you have flown the real Meridian, what do you think of this particular sim's flight model ?Michael J.

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>The 767PIC for long...the meridian for in between...now i >need something small which does really well with IFR short >range practise. >I have contemplated buying the cardinal for this, but >judging from the screenies it's not really an IFR panel. Why not give the Socata TB20GT my team and I created? The latest Service Release v1.3 has included an IFR panel option as well.The a/c is available here at avsim.com and the Service Releases are at http://catholic-hymns.com/frbill/FS2002_PicturesAll the gauges are custom built and are quite quick at refresh. There is a full complement of avionics, including a dual-needle RMI that has a NAV1/NAV2 switch for those who'd like to practice LOC/DME arcs, etc.

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MichaelIm not an expert on the type and have more time on the TBM700 which in my opinion is a far better aircraft.There was something a little bit toyish about the feel of the real aircraft.When I flew the Meridian it was speed limited and felt quite light in all axis compared to the TBM700 which felt altogether a much more solid aircraft.It suffers with the usual Piper problems of payload/range but is one sexy looking machine maybe a touch chocolate boxy in its avionics fit and displays ;-)Climb rate was a little dissapointing for a single turboprop.This model is pretty goodPeter

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Thanks Peter for sharing this pictures of the Meridian!It is starting to be confusing between the reality and the simulation, at least, as far as gauges go. :-)Best,

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