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Can't Get the Auto Pilot Window to Open

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Hello,

 

This is driving me insane. For some reason I can't get the Window which has a zoom in of the autopilot controls to open up. The manual says it's Shift+4 and there are also also some click points that can be used to open it but none work for me.

 

I re-installed 4 times and each time when I Shift+4 I get what a appears to be a popup window which lasts less than a second and goes away. Does anyone have any ideas what may e causing this? Thanks!

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Strange.. have you made any modifications to the panel.cfg file?

 

Check if your Window03 looks like this:

 

[Window03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=600 , 799
visible=0
ident=10030
position=7
no_luminous=1

window_pos=  0.05, 0.320
window_size= 0.287, 0.680

gauge00=GAUGE1900D!Gauge_AUTOPILOT_C90 ,     0,  0,600,799
 


.. or do you have any controller assigned to shift-3?

 

What happens if you go shift-2, shift-3, shift-4, shift-5?

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Bert, thanks for your response.

 

No modifications to panel.cfg.

 

My Windows 3 is a exactl replica of yours

 

I have assigned no Shift-3 to the controller.

 

When I do the other Shift+ commands all the other windows pop up as noraml. Only Shift+4 will not function.

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Sorry, I meant shift-4..

 

Cannot think of a reason.. you might try changing the numbering, swap window 03 and 04 and see if the problem changes..

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Thanks for your thoughts. Nothing worked. I'm going to see if I can get a refeund though I'm sure that will be a lost cause.

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Yep, I tried all the windows and they all pop up as they should except the one mentioned with the auopilot. Hugely frustrating. I wrote Carenado Support but I know they are very slow. Thanks!

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This is just too weird...

 

As a test, back up your panel.cfg file.

 

Then make the following changes, using Notepad.

 


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window04]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=561,286
position=0
visible=0
ident=796

window_size= 0.280, 0.2850
window_pos = 0.010, 0.165
zorder=5

//gauge00=1900DKA!Control_windows,  0,0,561,286

gauge00=GAUGE1900D!Gauge_AUTOPILOT_C90 ,     0,  0,600,799

 

 

Then try to pop up window04  (shift-5 or from the Views menu)

 

The dimensions will be distorted, but do you get the autopilot?

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No luck. However, something very odd. When I did press Shift-5 I get a quick pop up window but this time it stayed in view long enough for me to see that it looks like the opening  spash screen to FSXZ? That's spooky.

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Do you have any other programs running alongside FSX?

 

Any fancy controllers?

 

FSUIPC mods?

 

Are your other airplanes all OK?

 

Is this the only problem in FSX?

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Good questions. I have several other programs that run with FSX. I will try and unistall and some if that helps. No fancy contollers, just a logitech joystick. All other planes appear fine. I will do some trial and error and report results. Thanks so much!

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I've made mods to the autopilot, so if all else fails, send me a PM and I can send you my modded autopilot to try..

 

Still having trouble figuring out what you may be looking at.. the B1900 is actually a really nice plane and well worth having in your hangar..  IMHO

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