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Installing the Garmin GPS in another Plane

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Could someone tell me the steps to install the default Garmin GPS into an aircraft that doesn't have it(Flight One's Pilatus PC-12). I know I have heard that it can be done, I just can't remember where I saw it. Thanks. Tom

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That would be a matter of adding a GPS "Panel" in the panel.cfg file for the aircraft you want to modify. Look in a default plane's panel.cfg file for an example.Look for lines like:

 Window02=GPS [/CODE ]And a section similar to (substitude square for curly brackets):[code]{Window02}size_mm=456,378window_size=0.5position=8BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0VISIBLE=0ident=GPS_PANELgauge00=fs9gps!gps_500,			0,0

Note that you might have to modify the number portion of "Window02" to give it a new and unique panel number. The "position" has nine possible values representing a 3X3 grid like a Tic-Tac-Toe grid. Keep the "Window##" listing and the "Windows##" sections in numerical order.In some cases you can add the GPS "gage" to an EXISTING virtual cockpit panel. The numbers after the gage name represent coordinate grid position and size. You might need to replace existing gages so that two "gages" in the same location don't cause visual problems. Note that within each of the 2D and virtual cockpit panels each "gage##" has to have unique numbers IN ORDER.Make SURE you back up the aircraft's original panel.cfg before editing this file!Not responsible if some aircraft with DRM refuses to function after you modify the panel.cfg file or replace it with your own!There may be people with more experience with this sort of thing in the MSFS Aircraft and Panel Design forum on this site.

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