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>I recently purchased their v-tail Bonanza for FSX. The>install went perfectly and all seemed well. The aircraft>looks great from the outside. However, there is a huge>transparent hole in the instrument panel. You can see the>ground through this "hole.">>I attempted to contact Carenado on two occasions but have had>no reply. Are these guys still in business and if so, does>anyone know how to get their attention.>>fbThey have never responded to any of my emails either.Which panel, 2D or VC, is showing the hole/ground?It work ok for me, however I don't use Acceleration/SP2.

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I just installed the Piper Dakota (using the carenado patch) and have the same problem with VC. I also use the Cessna Skylane 182 but I think that plane is ok. Carl Acceleration and SP2 DX9

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>It's the VC panel. I'm using Acceleration without DX10>preview.>>fbCould you post a screenie of the problem?

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The Long Island Classic Eagle had much the same problem in FSXA. But a good fellow named Chris Brisland changed the gauge textures and now things work well. Maybe this is a workaround solution? Details are in his recently uploaded fix, here at Avsim.

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I think I found a solution.In the 'panel.cfg' file see the below information ---//--------------------------------------------------------(square bracket) Vcockpit01 (square bracket)Background_color=0,0,0size_mm=1024,1024visible=0pixel_size=1024,1024texture=$PanvcoffPut two slashes in front of the 'texture=$Panvcoff' line in 'Vcockpit01'.Changing 'texture=$Panvcoff' to '//texture=$Panvcoff'.BACKUP THE FILE BEFORE FUTZ'N WITH IT!

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I use the FS9 version converted over to FSX.Did you guys buy the newer version for FSX from Flight1?If so, does the VC lighting work better?

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The workaround posted here solves some of the problem. However, there is still a "graphics hole" around the compass and a guage on the left of the panel. In addition, I can't believe the panel is supposed to look like that. Something is still very wrong with this panel.fb

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>The workaround posted here solves some of the problem. >However, there is still a "graphics hole" around the compass>and a guage on the left of the panel. In addition, I can't>believe the panel is supposed to look like that. Something is>still very wrong with this panel.>>fbPlease attach a screenie.

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McCrash, my V-tail was most certainly the FSX version purchased from Flight1 because I bought it very recently and my panel looks just like the examples shown here. I'm hoping the suggested edit fixes it even if it's just 99% fixed. I sent Carenado an email a while back asking them about my similar but "chrome" VC panel problem with the 210 and here's the reply I got.QUOTE "Sorry but Microsoft don't ask to the 3d parts developers what to do...Really ...ever they complicate the situation ...not shure if this plane has some future in FSX ...by the moment it works fine here with acceleration pack installed ...but the dilema is the video card ...and Vista ...and Directx 10 ....and Gmax....and so onbne patient and by the moment wait...the solution is not for todayregardsCarenado" UNQUOTEI really hope they fix it because I happen to Love Carenado's planes and own almost all of them.

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Carenado has yet to release a 'pure' FSX aircraft (The Mooney will be the first), no matter where, or when you purchased it. In addition, the V-Tail Bonanza is one of the earliest models available...the Cessna Centurion probably about the same.

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>Carenado has yet to release a 'pure' FSX aircraft (The Mooney>will be the first), no matter where, or when you purchased it.>In addition, the V-Tail Bonanza is one of the earliest models>available...the Cessna Centurion probably about the same.It's shame they don't re-make their aircraft for FSX the right way.I am sure the aircraft would sell. I would get them for sure.

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Well, I guess we can add Carenado to the list of irresponsible developers that sell products advertised to be one thing and turn out to be another. This is not a surprise and unfortunately it is getting to be the norm. I'm sure the list of excuses will be forthcoming.As for me, I'll be contacting my credit card company to stop payment to this vendor.fb

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Stop blaming Carenado for something that THEY haven't done!You installed SP2 and if you don't like it, do what I did and uninstall it again.It's not Careanado's fault that FSX is not as promised by Aces, 'Backward Compatible'.

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Dave-I hate to be a stickler for details but I have never, ever seen that Aces promised sp2 to be backwards compatible. If you have a quote from some where promising this I'd love to see it. I have seen lots of posts from Phil as to why certain aircraft will not be compatable-and what is needed to "fix" this.The Carenada Bonanza is very old-so old that I can't even re get it. I got it about the same time I was designing my freeware Beech Debonair for fs2002/fs9 (which for me is still the most accurate bonanza and free!). To my knowledge Carenada never updated it for fsx. I never updated mine either-mine doesn't work either in fsx.I don't think Carenado or Aces are to blame-just the reality of the situation.http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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>Stop blaming Carenado for something that THEY haven't done!Correct. Carenado quickly came out with a patch to run most, if not all their FS9 (and earlier) aircraft in FSX (heck, IIRC the Piper 180 was even released prior to FS9). They have been more than responsible in doing this, and providing these patches for free. To call them irresponsible is unfair.I have all of my Carenado models running with FSX w/SP1. I also enjoy flying my MAAM DC-3. If I will be unable to run these aircraft in FSX w/SP2 then I'm 'staying pat' right now until I can, or replacements/patches are released. Those series of aircraft are the only ones I'm 'concerned' with. If I can run those aircraft above with SP2, I installing it immediately.

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>>Stop blaming Carenado for something that THEY haven't done!>>Correct. Carenado quickly came out with a patch to run most,>if not all their FS9 (and earlier) aircraft in FSX (heck, IIRC>the Piper 180 was even released prior to FS9). They have been>more than responsible in doing this, and providing these>patches for free. To call them irresponsible is unfair.>>I have all of my Carenado models running with FSX w/SP1. I>also enjoy flying my MAAM DC-3. If I will be unable to run>these aircraft in FSX w/SP2 then I'm 'staying pat' right now>until I can, or replacements/patches are released. Those>series of aircraft are the only ones I'm 'concerned' with. If>I can run those aircraft above with SP2, I installing it>immediately.>Does the night cockpit lightings work correct?

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>Does the night cockpit lightings work correct?In FSX SP1? Not sure what exactly you are asking about, but when I've flown my Carenado aircraft at night (which is rare quite frankly) the night lighting works as well as it did in FS9. In fact, Carenado was one of the best at getting the landing lights working in FSX to an acceptable brightness with their FSX patches.

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>>>Does the night cockpit lightings work correct?>>In FSX SP1? >>Not sure what exactly you are asking about, but when I've>flown my Carenado aircraft at night (which is rare quite>frankly) the night lighting works as well as it did in FS9. In>fact, Carenado was one of the best at getting the landing>lights working in FSX to an acceptable brightness with their>FSX patches. >I have FSX SP1 WXP Dx9.0cFor me only once aircraft has gauge and panel lighting in the VC.The V35 in VC for example has only the overhead. There is no panel light and no gauge lighting.

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Can't help you there. I have never installed the Bonanza into FSX, and I stopped using it in FS9 long ago. For me, it was just simply way too 'long in the tooth' for my liking when compared to newer offerings.

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