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Carenado A36 and GTN 650 panel mod request

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Hey,

I'm trying to set up the GTN 650 in the Carenado A36, but the problem is that the UI keeps showing parts of the GNS 430 in the VC.

I used the replace gauge option with same size.

Here's the config and screenshot, does someone have an idea of what I need to change?

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Hi,

This panel original gauges were most likely designed to rendering under the 3D bezel so that the screen part would be visible right in the middle.

As you can see in the panel.cfg file, you've selected 'no bezel' option in the Panel Assistant for the GTN 650 #1. The screenshot shows the #1 displays larger than #2 indeed. 

You might want to:

  • Remove the trailing text ",NO_BEZEL"
  • Adjust the width and height manually until it fits your liking
  • Review similar Carenado aircraft mods in our 'Official Panel Mods' discussion to find some example (there is a chance Carenado is using the same gauges and dimensions in all their aircraft, so one panel.cfg mod gauge dimensions would work on any aircraft)
  • Review the P3D panel.cfg SDK documentation to understand what this file is about here:
    http://www.prepar3d.com/SDK/SimObject Creation Kit/Panels and Gauges SDK/Panel Configuration Files.htm

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Yes I've experimented around with the Bezel/No bezel.

I've looked through the documentation for the panel.cfg, but it only has height, width and starting x/y. But basically what I'd need is a way to have it pop out beyond the 3D model of the 430.

I've also tried to replace the stock 430 with the RXP 430 for which Carenado provides an application and then use the replace panel option, but the problem is still the same that I only get the 650 display part in the inside and then the different RXP 3D parts of the 430.

 

So basically if I understand you correctly, what you are saying is that I can't replace the outside 3D parts of the 430, but would have to shrink down the entire screen of the 650 into the inner side of the display?

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You cannot remove the GNS bezel, it is part of the model.

Sorry, but that is about it.. :blush:

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Bert

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Like Bert is saying:

The 3D model is hard-coded in the model and not as a separate entity which can be removed.

However there is a solution: lobby Carenado and your other favourite vendors so that they offer a RXP GTN and a RXP GNS V2 option for their aircraft!

 


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Ok, thanks for clarifying that.

I'll ask Carenado if they may offer the GTN in the model in the future.

In the meantime I'll just keep using the popup for the navigator.

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Ok, you might also consider adding a link to this discussion if needed:

 


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