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Bert Pieke

Nice surprise replacing AP in Carenado C182Q

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I really like the Carenado C182Q, but I'm less than thrilled with the antique Navomaticautopilot.So, I decided to see if it could be replaced.First step is to comment out the AP gauge in the panel.cfg file, to see what remains behindin the panel when the old gauge is removed. Many newer airplanes have various knobsdefined in the model file which are non-removable and interfere with any new gaugethat one might wish to install.Nice surprise ! Not only are there no knobs, but Carenado actually shows an emptyslot in the panel, ready to slide a new AP unit into! I installed the Carenado Mooney AP which works great.This is a little bit of "above and beyond" from Carenado which I really appreciate !

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cool, keep us updated on what you put in the slot

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Here you go..
Looks like everything is mounted properly and screwed in tight.Good job. I will probably do the same for my 182 as well. Looking for a more advanced unit. Did you get this one from RealityXP?

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Hi Bert,I like your modification very much. Hence I would like to do the same.I would appreciate very much if you could display the changes you made in the panel.cfg file.

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Hi Bert,I like your modification very much. Hence I would like to do the same.I would appreciate very much if you could display the changes you made in the panel.cfg file.
//--------------------------------------------------------[Window09].....//gauge02=Cessna182QRadios!RadioAP2, 12,10,368//--------------------------------------------------------[Vcockpit02].....gauge00=Cessna182QRadios!RadioMainVC, 0,0,256,359//gauge01=Cessna182QRadios!RadioAP2, 256,0,256,113gauge01=RadioMoney!RadioAP, 256,0,256,64If you have the Carenado Mooney, this will work.If not, try substitutinggauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP, 256,0,256,64To get the blank at the bottom, addgauge09=MyGauges!Blank_Panel,256,64,254,45and send me an e-mail to get a copy of this little blank gauge whichcomes in handy when you are fitting half-high avionics into full high slots :( bpieke at gmail.com

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Thanks Bert! I'm going to give this a whirl when I get home. The lack of a modern AP has kept me from flying the 182 as much as I'd like.Jim

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Hi Bert,I also did your modern AP modification to the virtual cockpit of the C182Q. Thank you for it.I was wondering if it is also is possible to put the modern AP in the 2D panel of the C182Q?Bob Anderson

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Hi Bert,I also did your modern AP modification to the virtual cockpit of the C182Q. Thank you for it.I was wondering if it is also is possible to put the modern AP in the 2D panel of the C182Q?Bob Anderson
Bob, I rarely visit the 2d cockpit, but as best I recall the AP is accessed via a popup panel... so you'dhave to change Window09...Try this and see if it does the job for you..//--------------------------------------------------------[Window09]......//gauge02=Cessna182QRadios!RadioAP2, 12,10,368gauge02=RadioMoney!RadioAP, 12,10,368gauge03=MyGauges!Blank_Panel,12,104,368,65

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I really like the Carenado C182Q, but I'm less than thrilled with the antique Navomaticautopilot.
Heck Bert, go all they way...Here is my RG, but the Q is set-up the same. Friendly Panel radio sets, and RXP Garmin: :(

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Looks great.. but the radio stack in the Q has 3d non removable knobs which would require a hacksaw :(

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Looks great.. but the radio stack in the Q has 3d non removable knobs which would require a hacksaw :(
Not mine. And it is the latest FSX version....unless they have changed it.Here is my Q with the 430, in this case, I didn't need to fill the recessed storage bin.182q430.jpg

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Hey Bert,I now have the AP in the 2D panel as you have it pictured. Really appreciate your help on this.Best Regards,Bob

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Not mine. And it is the latest FSX version....unless they have changed it.Here is my Q with the 430, in this case, I didn't need to fill the recessed storage bin.
Well, I'll be... looks really nice.I actually do like the "authentic look" of the older avionics that Carenado provides,it was just the Navomatic I was not too happy with.

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I now have the AP in the 2D panel as you have it pictured. Really appreciate your help on this.
Hi Bob,I would appreciate very much if you could display the changes you made for the 2D panel in the panel.cfg file.

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Hi Bob,I would appreciate very much if you could display the changes you made for the 2D panel in the panel.cfg file.
Maybe can you upload your new panel.cfg.Thanks :-)

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Hi Bob,I would appreciate very much if you could display the changes you made for the 2D panel in the panel.cfg file.
See post #10, above.. change the Window09 lines.

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Looks great.. but the radio stack in the Q has 3d non removable knobs which would require a hacksaw :(
Only the Cessna 152 and 172N have 3D knobs sofar and all new releases will probably have these. However, the FSX native releases of older Carenado Cessna's as well as the Cherokee 180F have perfectly editable radiostacks. (I expect the panels of the future FSX native release of the Carenado Cessna 210, the Piper Archer, Piper Dakota and the Beechcrafts to be editable as well). Not so the U206G; it does not have 3D knobs, but the stack isn't modelled flat, so adding a Garmin in the nav/com1 slot results in a nice black stripe across the unit (I believe the same goes for the Mooney).It is fun though these panels of the older Carenado aircraft can be edited easily with Notepad or FS Panelstudio. I have multiple panel configurations for my 182Q and 182RG, using addon gauges by Friendly Panels, Reality XP and Simflyer. Too bad I cannot diversify my Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 because of the knobs :(

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Hi Bob,I have implemted the code of post 10 and it's working.However, I am loooking for a code to replace the old fashioned AP in the 2D main panel. Is this [Window00]? Any solution?

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RelazX & David,Sorry for the delay in replying. Bert has given the info you need in Post #10.Bob
Thanks Bob.Best regards,

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Hi Bob,I have implemted the code of post 10 and it's working.However, I am loooking for a code to replace the old fashioned AP in the 2D main panel. Is this [Window00]? Any solution?
I'm not Bob..but have a look at the bmp file: Carenado Panel 182Q IFR.bmpYou'll see that the Navomatic AP is part of the bitmap.. You would have to overlay or edit to hide this AP and replace it with something else.This is in Window07.Given that all this AP does, is to pop up a panel (Window09) when you click on it... it may be more trouble than it is worth,but have a go at it, and report back!

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Thanks Bert,I am going to live with the existing situation.May be a solution will be provided by someone in the near future. :(

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