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Adding AP & NAVAID to warbirds.

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As you can see from my long time Avatar where my heart lies.

OK, here's the stock A2A P-40 Warhawk (the Flying Tiger bad boy). It has no autopilot and no Navigation radios.

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With AP added. This AP has all the normal AP switches on the right as old fashioned metal toggle switches: AP on/off BackCourse on/off, ALT on/off, etc.

And Altitude and VS set knobs and digit display up on the top right.

In the center bottom is the OBS guage and knob to set it, and above it the Heading gauge set by the mouse.

And NAV radio on the left, along with it's IDENT switch and Avionic master switch.

How to add this panel to a warbird (in general)  was uploaded long ago on the A2A forum by pilottj here:

https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=32778#p248244

the link to the thing is here (along with pilottj's information on installing).

https://docs.google.com/uc?export=downl ... 01iZzRLZ3c

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part of original panel.cfg by A2A company, and the modified part of that panel.cfg below it

 

original

// A2A word not allowed P-40

[Window Titles]
Window00=Peripheral vision
Window01=Clipboard
Window02=Mini Controls
Window03=Payload and Fuel Manager
Window04=Map
 

[VIEWS]
VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=10,20,RADIO_STACK_PANEL,FUEL_PANEL,50,51,52,53,54,100,101,102,103

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
position=7
visible=1
sizable=0
ident=10
type=special

gauge00=tester!tester,        420, 50, 400, 1000
gauge01=WoP3_P40!peripheral,    0, 668,

[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=322,615
pixel_size=322,615
window_pos= 0.0, 0.2      
position=0
visible=0
ident=20
sizable=0

gauge00=WoP3_P40!clipboard,  1,0,322,615

 

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modified:

// A2A word not allowed P-40

[Window Titles]
Window00=Peripheral vision
Window01=Clipboard
Window02=Mini Controls
Window03=Payload and Fuel Manager
Window04=Map
...
Window07=NAV & AP
 

[VIEWS]
VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=10,20,RADIO_STACK_PANEL,FUEL_PANEL,50,51,52,53,54,100,101,102,103

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
position=7
visible=1
sizable=0
ident=10
type=special

gauge00=tester!tester,        420, 50, 400, 1000
gauge01=WoP3_P40!peripheral,    0, 668,

[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=322,615
pixel_size=322,615
window_pos= 0.0, 0.2      
position=0
visible=0
ident=20
sizable=0

gauge00=WoP3_P40!clipboard,  1,0,322,615

...
[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=462,202        
pixel_size=462,202
// position=0
position=2
visible=0
ident=104
nomenu=1

gauge00=Dh89a_autopilot!nav1_radio, 0,0
gauge01=Dh89a_autopilot!Dh89a_autopilot_hdg,      154,0
gauge02=Dh89a_autopilot!Dh89a_ils,   154,141
gauge03=Dh89a_autopilot!Dh89a_autopilot_main,   306,0

 

 

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(All we did to panel.cfg file is add the Window #7 to part to create the new AP and the Nav radio).

To make it work the new gauge file dh89a_autopilot.cab file must be put directly into the airplanes' panel folder (not just in the FSX/gauges folder, i.e.put it also in the WoP3_P40/panel folder).

And the [RADIOS] paragraph in the aircraft.cfg file must be modified slightly (as pilottj describes in the link in message 1).

 

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