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Jeff Nielsen

My car gauge modification...

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Talk about an unusual topic :-lolI modified my car gauges tonight... I bought white gauge faces for my car, and scanned them so I could make templates out of them, and started thinking of ideas of what designs to do... and I came across a thought:I love planes so much... why don't I imitate aircraft instruments?So, here you are... the first of 6 gauges, the speedometer. Replicating, what else, an IAS indicator!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/147134.jpg

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wouldn't it be GS instead of IAS?!?!?! :-)

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Actually I kinda like to know how fast I'm going when I'm coming in for landing after launching off a sharp crest in the road, hence the IAS. :-lol

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Gee, Todd, your red line is the same as Vy on my Piper Dakota! ;-)That must be an older car, when the feds used to mandate those 85mph speedos (unless CA still has that requirement for new cars). I have an '81 auto that has one of those speedos, but my newer one has a speedo that goes to 160, and I think the car itself will do about 140.While you are at it, why not see if you can squeeze in a "Beechcraft" logo, or similar on it?If you want, contact me at the DF forum with your e-mail, and I'll send you a nice, hi-res Beechcraft logo that you can re-size to fit.Looks good, have fun!Regards,http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F...R_FORUM_LOU.jpg

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Lou, I can't login to the forums... I keep getting an account deactivated error, even when creating a new account.The car is a 92 Jeep Cherokee, BTW.There is no requirement on speedometer limits... just on how fast you push the needle ;)I've already outfitted the gauge cluster with red backlighting to imitate the red lighting in some aircraft. I just need to create all the other gauges. By the way, does anyone have any ideas on what to replicate with the battery, oil, water, and fuel gauges? Pictures would be great!The gauges are similar to the speedometer above, with readings located at the top parts of the gauges (see picture)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/147162.jpg

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I'd go with the Garmin 1000's or the Primus Epic series avionics, but since your going analog let's see if we can find you some good old cessna style avionics.Hehe.

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