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What is C17_BND.dll in Virtavia C-17 Panel Retrofit?

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Revisiting the Virtavia C-17 following a recent update by Virtavia and also retrofitting the cockpits with ISG Simavionics gauges from Ernie Alston so that a Smiths FMC can be used, I encountered a reference in the panel.cfg file to C17_BND.dll which does not appear to be native to Virtavia (strenuous denials of it having ever been used by Virtavia for the C-17 by Phil of Virtavia support. Very responsive by the way is Virtavia support). The following extract shows the use of C17_BND.dll under the [Vcockpit01] heading in the panel.cfg file of the retrofitted example given on the ISG Simavionics website (this is not how it appears having installed the Virtavia product):


; MFDs

gauge00=isg1!C17_MFD,            130, 90, 330, 330,1_VC
gauge01=isg1!C17_MFD,            580, 90, 330, 330,2_VC
gauge02=isg1!C17_MFD,            130, 550, 330, 330,3_VC
gauge03=isg1!C17_MFD,            580, 550, 330, 330,4_VC

gauge04=Virtavia_C-17!MFDX1_vc,             93, 56, 403, 422
gauge05=Virtavia_C-17!MFDX2_vc,             544, 56, 403, 422
gauge06=Virtavia_C-17!MFDX3_vc,             93, 520, 403, 422
gauge07=Virtavia_C-17!MFDX4_vc,             544, 520, 403, 422

gauge08=Virtavia_C-17!AP N1_7,               0,   0
gauge09=Virtavia_C-17!REFUEL,               0,   0
gauge10=C17_BND!BND,                 1,1,1,1


Does anyone know what C17_BND.dll is and indeed where it can be obtained from? It would appear it is somehow connected with the panel retrofit using ISG gauges, but it is not provided with the retrofit itself. If anyone has this file installed and can (legally) send it to me then so much the better, particularly if it is somehow critical to the use of the ISG gauges.

I am not finding Ernie easy to contact at the moment and it could be that ISG is winding down a little these days in interest, but that is not to say that the gauges on offer are in any respect unworthy as most who have employed them successfully will vouch for their abilities.

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