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Peter Z KCLE_EDDN

Weird Altimeter Problem

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Hi there,I just recently started experiencing the weirdest altimeter problem. Once I pass through transition level FL180 and press 'B' (lazy, I know) to reset the altimeter to 29.92 it actually resets the altimeter to 29.92, however, looking at the altimeter and what FS9 actually measures (checking by pressing 'shift-z') FS9 reports about 400-500 feet higher and ATC gets mad at me.What's really weird is that this just recently started, unfortunately I don't know when and after what alteration I made during re-installing everything on my new system.It's almost as if FS9 is ignoring the transition level of FL180?! I double checked both altimeter and backup altimeter settings and they're both set to 29.92 but FS9 is still saying I'm 400-500 feet higher.I have FS9.1 running with registered version of FSUIPC (3.71). This happens with both ASV and MSFS weather.Any help would be greatly appreciated, I don't even dare to install Radar Contact right now as JD won't tolerate those altimeter differences ;-)Cheers,Petehttp://members.aol.com/pzsoulman/myhomepage/logo.gifGIGABYTE Light 3D Galaxy II Liquid CoolingENERMAX Galaxy EGA850EWL ATX 850W Power SupplyNVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel MoboCore 2 Duo E6700 1066MHz FSB 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775CORSAIR XMS2 2GB SDRAM DDR2 800GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI ExpressSBlaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.12 x Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA Raid01 Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/sWinXP Home SP2CH Yoke/Pedals

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Use your altimeter and ignore the altitude reported by Shift+z. ATC will be happy. R-EDIT: to add -- Oh BTW, this is not a fault nor is it something that just happened; it's been that way all along. The Shift+z altitude is your plane's real altitude. It is what your altimeter would show if it was set to the true barometric pressure, not 29.92. R-

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If using RC in none-FAA areas, it will use the transition altitude of your departure and destination areas. This is reported to you preflight in the RC controller menu for each airfield. When RC tells you to climb to a flight level, at that time you must manually set you altimeter to 29.92 inches are 1013 millibars. When you are descending and hear descend to feet instead of a flight level, you will be given the local pressure for you to set the altimeters. Advanced models such as the PMDG have a button on the EFIS control panel that toggles between standard pressure and your adjusted surface setting. RC will also announce audio wise "altimeter check" when climbing or descend through the transition altitude.Forget the "B" key which is incorrect outside of FAA controlled airspace.

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