thenikos

737 night flight how to switch on the lights

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hi, long time now, when i try to make a night flight, from dark and cold, in p3d v4 everything is too dark. even if i put my monitor in full brightness i just see the button at the head panel to swich on the battery, lights etc.

is there a key combination that does that? like the L key or shift L  , control L etc in other fsx/p3d simple planes? or a trick like in x plane where we have the flash light tool ? 🙂

thank you very much

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There is a dome light between the upper and Lower overhead. On the captain side and fo side there are panel/floodlights. And one on 5e pedestal near the captain seat.

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thank you ph-cxz but it is absolute dark. i cant see anything. black screen. i know where are the switches i just can't find them in the dark. 

what else should i write except my full name? this is what i have been asked in the past by a pmdg official member

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22 minutes ago, thenikos said:

 

what else should i write except my full name? this is what i have been asked in the past by a pmdg official member

Bank account number and password and maybe your credit card info??😱  OK, just kidding!  Isn't there some lighting sliders or boxes to be checked in P3D?  I have heard many folks remarking about dynamic lighting and such.

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thanks charliearon but i have tried everything. if somebody has a combination that it works he can send me his slider numbers to try them also. or a photo from his night upper panel.

to me is 100% black in normal screen brightness. only if put my screen to 100% brightness i can see just a little but again not enough to be able to switch one anything. 

 

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thanks headley, very clever 🙂 but now i need something ... more 🙂 the dome lights will not light on without the battery switched on 🙂 is there a key combination to switch on the battery?

again the default one didn't work.

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Well, the simplest way is to save a panel state with ground power available and Batt Switch ON😀

A bit more complicated but with a lot of benefits is LINDA with the use of the B737-module.

It's a free application, once installed i gives you the possibility to assign a button or switch (or even a key combo, but NOT an axis) to (almost) any virtual button in the NGX, including the Batt Switch.

You have to read yourself through a bit of limited manuals, but installation i simple (no complicated exe's) and support is very good.

 

Maybe there are even simpler solutions for your problem but this is what i use.

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thanks again, i will give a try to linda to see what i can do 🙂

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Oliver at Lorby has created a flashlight a person can use inside a dark plane.  The app is available for free at his website.

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thank you MrDirt, with p3d v4.4 and chaseplane it does't work unfortunately. at least for me. but it would be perfect if there was a working tool like that even payware.

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well if  you  memorize  where the batt  switch is  and  the  dome  light  switch is😀 is  what I normally  do  since I know  where  they  are

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yes this is what i do pete, but if the camera moves even a little, then it is a ... torture to find it 🙂 last night before i write here at the forum , i lost maybe 10-15 min in the dark trying to find the battery switch 🙂

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Use fsuipc or LINDA to program a key or hardware button to turn the battery on. You can do the same then for the dome lighting or use the PMDG key mapping section on the CDU. All it takes then is CLICK CLICK and you have plane power on and a lit cockpit! 

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You can simulate for a few seconds daylight time and revert back to night modus when battery switch is on😉

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headley, couple of times i did that 🙂 so nervous i was with that situation 🙂

sloppysmusic, i already followed the advice of headley and i mapped already the dome button. so now i need only to read how to use linda (or fsuipc) and map the battery button. 

thanks everybody

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final working easy solution: i emailed lorby, they have a new version 1.. b06 of their flashlight. now it works perfectly with p3d v4.4 and chaseplane. so the problem is solved 🙂

thank you all again

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We're pretty lucky that an aircraft on stand at a major airport is likely to have sufficient overhead external lighting to floodlight the apron. I've only once had to use the torch on my phone to get to my seat. then it's just muscle memory to reach for the battery.

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On 1/16/2019 at 8:58 PM, MarkJHarris said:

We're pretty lucky that an aircraft on stand at a major airport is likely to have sufficient overhead external lighting to floodlight the apron. I've only once had to use the torch on my phone to get to my seat. then it's just muscle memory to reach for the battery.

Yep, and in doubt let your hand search for something it recognizes. But we have to click here 😄

I would check that the shader-mod or PTA or whatever makes it THAT dark isn‘t set too extreme. A pitch black cockpit is something you almost never would find, there‘s always some light at an airport. But I had a PTA preset too that made it impossible to find the battery on a 737 or A320 overhead. 

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