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Maule Light fix

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Friends,Recently, in a thread on the Maule on Flightsim.com, some discussion was had concerning how to repair the lights on this aircraft.The problem is that the nav and strobe lights are linked to the landing light. In order to turn on the nav and strobe lights, you have to also turn on the landing light.After some discussion, a fix presented itself. This fix doesn't completely remedy the problem, but it does allow you now to have some additional control over the lights. It's now possible to have just the nav and strobe lights on, without the requirement of also having your landing light on. (This fix does not address a situation where you might want to have only your landing light on but not the nav or strobe lights ... but that situation is probably rare anyway).The fix is an edit to the Maule aircraft.cfg file (and works for the ski version also). As always, back up your aircraft.cfg file before applying any changes to it.With the gracious assistance of Bill Leaming, here's the fix that was arrived at. Simply replace the [Lights] section with the code below:

[LIGHTS]//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit			light.0 = 3,  -1.23, -16.31, 2.65, fx_navredlight.1 = 3,  -1.23,  16.31, 2.65, fx_navgrelight.2 = 3, -17.05,   0.00, 4.28, fx_navwhilight.3 = 2,  -1.23, -16.31, 2.65, fx_strobelight.4 = 2,  -1.23,  16.31, 2.65, fx_strobelight.5 = 4,  -2.24,   0.00, 2.20, fx_vclight

These changes enable the lights, and position the lights correctly. This should give you control over them from the cockpit switches individually. Let me know if you have any concerns or questions.Cheers,Kevin

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light.5 = 4,  -2.24,   0.00, 2.20, fx_vclight

I'd suggest that the above be changed to a Type#10 light (Cabin) rather than leaving it as Type#4 (Panel), otherwise you'll have a blindingly bright VC at night!

light.5 = 10,  -2.24,   0.00, 2.20, fx_vclight

Then, open your controls.xml file* and add the following entry and save. When you next load FSX, you'll be able to use SHIFT-F12 to turn on/off the CABIN light in case you drop your virtual pencil and need to find it...

<SimControls.Map>	 <Name>KEYBOARD_MAIN</Name>	   <Entry>			<Key>SHIFT+F12</Key>			<Down>TOGGLE_CABIN_LIGHTS</Down>	   </Entry>...<snipped for brevity>

*NOTE: the exact path to controls.xml will depend on your OS version, but in every case it will be in the AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Controls folder.Win7 location:C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\Controls

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Friends,Recently, in a thread on the Maule on Flightsim.com, some discussion was had concerning how to repair the lights on this aircraft.The problem is that the nav and strobe lights are linked to the landing light. In order to turn on the nav and strobe lights, you have to also turn on the landing light.After some discussion, a fix presented itself. This fix doesn't completely remedy the problem, but it does allow you now to have some additional control over the lights. It's now possible to have just the nav and strobe lights on, without the requirement of also having your landing light on. (This fix does not address a situation where you might want to have only your landing light on but not the nav or strobe lights ... but that situation is probably rare anyway).The fix is an edit to the Maule aircraft.cfg file (and works for the ski version also). As always, back up your aircraft.cfg file before applying any changes to it.With the gracious assistance of Bill Leaming, here's the fix that was arrived at. Simply replace the [Lights] section with the code below:
[LIGHTS]//Types: 1=beacon, 2=strobe, 3=navigation, 4=cockpit			light.0 = 3,  -1.23, -16.31, 2.65, fx_navredlight.1 = 3,  -1.23,  16.31, 2.65, fx_navgrelight.2 = 3, -17.05,   0.00, 4.28, fx_navwhilight.3 = 2,  -1.23, -16.31, 2.65, fx_strobelight.4 = 2,  -1.23,  16.31, 2.65, fx_strobelight.5 = 4,  -2.24,   0.00, 2.20, fx_vclight

These changes enable the lights, and position the lights correctly. This should give you control over them from the cockpit switches individually. Let me know if you have any concerns or questions.Cheers,Kevin

There wer others involved in solving this also. Just to set the record straightDon

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