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I can't find a DME readout in the non G100 Cessna 172. Is this a bug/to be expected? Or maybe I'm just blind/ don't know where to look? Help, please?

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Just now, TomPi said:

I can't find a DME readout in the non G100 Cessna 172. Is this a bug/to be expected? Or maybe I'm just blind/ don't know where to look? Help, please?

 

Yeah no DME in the steam gauge 172. I always liked DME as I could get as close to a VOR as possible before switching my radio to the next VOR. I like steam gauges better but the DME gauge was really handy.. 


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On a similar note. Has anyone managed to set a simple VOR frequency in the XCub? Looks somehow broken to me.


 

 

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14 minutes ago, TomPi said:

I can't find a DME readout in the non G100 Cessna 172. Is this a bug/to be expected? Or maybe I'm just blind/ don't know where to look? Help, please?

Not a bug. That's typical GPS equipped "steam gauge" planes these days. GPS will give you your distance information. Unfortunately the way the GPS is implemented in MSFS leaves a little bit to be desired, but there are a couple of ways to get it based on your particular scenario. Quick and dirty, just enter direct to whatever navaid, fix, or airport you are looking for and that will give you distance to that point.

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I noticed the 152 is lacking DME too, there's literally a blanker in the radio stack where it should be. A bit odd for an aircraft with two sliding type CDI.

Very surprised the steam 172 is lacking it though, you'd expect that to be fully IFR kitted out. Does it have an EGT gauge?

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I don't have FS2020 yet. But in FSX it was pretty easy to add whatever radios you wanted into an aircraft panel. I  did it on almost every GA plane I flew. It's the first thing I study how to do whenever a new version of Flight simulator comes out.


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