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Newbie SDK question .. Getting Access to FS2002 data

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What I want to do: Put up a gauge that lists the amount of icing the plane has accumulated. Of course modifying the airplane textures to display icing on the wings, would be more realistic but one step at a time.What I'm stuck on: I downloaded the Panels & Gauges SDK, and it looks like it could be quite fun to play with. However, in the header files I could not find any reference to the amount of Ice the plane has accumulated. I know this is kept internal to FS2002 as there is a variable "IceAccum=x.xxxx" in the "x.flt" file when you save a flight. Also I read on here someone who was modeling icing on the wings. Anyone know how I can get access to that information?Thanks.

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If you 'd a look at the TokenVar.doc within the SDK, you won't find any variable that represents the icing status. So I think this is gonna be difficult. Also the ice on the wings, how'd ya wanna do that? :-hmmmGood luck anyways! :DEtienne :-wave

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>What I want to do: > Put up a gauge that lists the amount of icing the plane >has > accumulated. Of course modifying the airplane textures to >display > icing on the wings, would be more realistic but one step >at a time. AFSD.exe (in AVSIM Lib, but Herve' Sors' site has current version) shows the effect of 'Ice' on total AC weight, Induced Drag, and Prop Efficiency. I don't know that FSUIPC.DLL yet knows where 'ice accumulation' is, but that would be the way to get the variable printed in the saved .flt file. For one to be able to deice the prop or wing the Flight Dynamics have to be apprpriately set. But, all AC appear to have Pitot Heat. Ron

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