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severniae

Adding a pop up gauge

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to add a VOR gauge to an aircraft (the A2A B17) so that I can fly a radial and see how far I am from the beacon. Is it possible to do this and if so are there any good gauges that I can add that have the required functionality? I don't need the gauge in the VC, but a pop up gauge on something like CTRL-Shift 1 would be good.

 

Thanks,

Sev

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Sure, just use some gauges from a default aircraft in FSX, like the Baron..

 

A VOR gauge and a DME gauge.

 

Put them in a new Window in the panel.cfg file.

 

You pop it up with shift-n where n is the Window number + 1.

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Thanks Bert - how exactly do you add the file in? I'm not too sure what I'm doing when editing cfg files..

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Will give you an example later today..

 

In the meantime, try opening the panel.cfg file with Notepad..

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Here is something to try..

 

Example Window08, use shift-9 to pop up

 

[Window Titles]
....
Window08=VOR DME

 

....

[Window08]
BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0
size_mm=100,142
window_size= 0.20, 0.40
position=5
visible=0
ident=999
gauge00=Beech_Baron!DME, 0,0,100,40
gauge01=CessnaWAlpha!VOR1_Alpha,      0, 41,100,100
 

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I will gently point out that there is a perfectly friendly and usable forum here at AVSIM specifically for questions about "Panels and Gauges..." :Idea:

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Hi Bert,

 

All the window slots all the way up to 13 are occupied, If I put it to window14 how will I open the gauge?

 

Thanks

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Hi Bert,

 

All the window slots all the way up to 13 are occupied, If I put it to window14 how will I open the gauge?

 

Thanks

 

You can open it via the "Views" tab, but I would re-arrange the existing windows and swap this one to a lower number.

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Any luck?

 

Another way to go is to add a popup Garmin GTN750 GPS.. that will give

you all the information you need, along with a nice moving map..

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Hi Bert sorry have been away from the internet a couple of days. Yes all seems to be working fine. I reworked the list so the VOR replaces the default moving map that the aircraft comes with as I'm trying to navigate without the aid of GPS like devices - just a stationary map, a compass and VOR!

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