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Hi-Is it possible to swap instrument panels between like aircraft and still have everything function correctly? Ex: one 737 to a different oneIf so, how is it done?Thanks,Mark

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Usually it's just a case of swapping the panel folder from one aircraft's folder into another one.Occasionally you will have to mess with an aircraft CFG file to tell FS where to look for a gauge or some such if there is some freaky aliasing going on, but generally speaking that's not normally necessary. For example, I did it today with a different DC-3 panel folder from a downloaded one, simply by copying the panel folder and pasting it into the default DC-3 aircraft folder, although it's worth renaming the original panel folder by adding the word 'backup' to its name (i.e so it ends up being called 'panelbackup'), just in case things go horribly wrong. That way you can bin off the one you added and simply rename the original panel folder back to what it was called, by removing the 'backup' bit from its name.Al

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Hi Mark,Aircrafts made for "FSX only" can even change their virtual cockpit. You just need to copy the "interior" mdl file and change the entrie in the model.cfg of the target aircraft. But again, this only works for "FSX only" aircraft models. Aircrafts for FS9 which are only "FSX compatible" dont support that feature.cheersTom

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