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Yes, I know, it has been asked before, sometime back in fact. I just am wondering whether in the meantime one smart person (or more persons) has/have find a way to bind the "B" key to the barometric pressure button in FBW's A32NG? (Or any other plane for that matter). 

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Hans 


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Hans van WIjhe

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By default pressing B sets the pressure.  Or maybe I misunderstood, do you mean a particular controller?

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1 hour ago, andyjohnston.net said:

By default pressing B sets the pressure.  Or maybe I misunderstood, do you mean a particular controller?

No, that's what I meant, however, this doesn't work, at least not for me, in the FBW A320. What might I have done wrong? Any idea? (By the way, I don't see an option in the key assignments to select this feature).

Thanks,
Hans


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Hans van WIjhe

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It doesn't work for me either anymore. It did used to work a few weeks ago.

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Not sure if this is what you are asking but it is in the control menu:

instruments and systems ---> flight instruments ---> set altimeter

This will set the altimeter to the current value and 29.92 above 18000ft.

 

I have mine bound to a joystick button since I fly VR and keyboard bindings are not useful.  I don't fly the FBWA320 but this works perfectly in the stock A320

 

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Not sure if this helps with the FBW A320, but the CJ4 (with the WT mod) has some buttons and switches which can only be changed "in" the airplane. ie: you cannot bind the action to any key on your joystick, yoke, etc. I don't fly the A320 but this does sound familiar.

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After all IRL you listen to the broadcasted QNH or know you starting altitude to tune the Barometer. Binding the Key B to the simulated Baro knob somehow is a misconception of the Knobs purpose, as pushing it IRL  in many Aircraft means setting standard Athmospheric pressure of 1013/29.92 ( above TA or when cleared to climb to a FL rather than an altitude.) The B on your keyboard is a short cut for dialing left or right with your hands on the BaroRef Knob and not just a single push of a button.

 

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1 hour ago, KaitheFly said:

After all IRL you listen to the broadcasted QNH or know you starting altitude to tune the Barometer. Binding the Key B to the simulated Baro knob somehow is a misconception of the Knobs purpose, as pushing it IRL  in many Aircraft means setting standard Athmospheric pressure of 1013/29.92 ( above TA or when cleared to climb to a FL rather than an altitude.) The B on your keyboard is a short cut for dialing left or right with your hands on the BaroRef Knob and not just a single push of a button.

 

all the best

You are absolutely right, but I just like my misconceptions, being the lazy feller I am 🙂

 


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Hans van WIjhe

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3 hours ago, mobeans10 said:

Not sure if this is what you are asking but it is in the control menu:

instruments and systems ---> flight instruments ---> set altimeter

This will set the altimeter to the current value and 29.92 above 18000ft.

 

I have mine bound to a joystick button since I fly VR and keyboard bindings are not useful.  I don't fly the FBWA320 but this works perfectly in the stock A320

 

Yes, that's the one I was looking for. I must have been overlooking this option gazillion times. Thanks much for pointing me into the right direction.

Hans


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Hans van WIjhe

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B certainly works in all the planes so far, including the FBW Airbus.

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Set Altimeter  reset is B and Set Heading Indicator reset is D. I set a controller button on the flight stick to do both of those simultaneously.

You program a button to output Set Altimeter. And then you program the same button to output Set Heading Indicator. MSFS will immediately warn you that the button already has a function. Ignore that warning and proceed.

Just like that you have both commands on one button.

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On 4/23/2021 at 2:15 AM, KaitheFly said:

After all IRL you listen to the broadcasted QNH or know you starting altitude to tune the Barometer. Binding the Key B to the simulated Baro knob somehow is a misconception of the Knobs purpose, as pushing it IRL  in many Aircraft means setting standard Athmospheric pressure of 1013/29.92 ( above TA or when cleared to climb to a FL rather than an altitude.) The B on your keyboard is a short cut for dialing left or right with your hands on the BaroRef Knob and not just a single push of a button.

 

all the best

 

Unfortunately a lot of airfields in game seem to be missing the ATIS transmitter even though the IRL chart shows a frequency for it.

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4 hours ago, Glenn Fitzpatrick said:

 

Unfortunately a lot of airfields in game seem to be missing the ATIS transmitter even though the IRL chart shows a frequency for it.

For departure if there is no ATIS I simply set to pressure until it reads what the airport elevation is.

Or you could just press the "B" key.

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