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Standalone Hobbs meter/hour meter for FS2004?

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I'm kind of shooting in the dark here, but does anyone know of a standalone (i.e., not embedded in a tach) digital Hobbs meter or engine hour meter for FS2004? I just need something, a .gau file I guess, that I can "plug and play" into a panel; simple modification of a panel.cfg is about all I can do, I know nothing about actually designing and building a gauge.I'm looking for something to graft into a few panels that I have, that I don't want to use the C172/182 tach on (Milton Shupe's Aero Commanders, for example, assuming I can find room on the panel!).Thanks!Lewis "Moose" GregoryColumbia, South CarolinaDVA 1427/Solent 644

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Hi,You could use:(A:GENERAL ENG ELAPSED TIME:1,hours)Hope it helps,Jan"Beatus Ille Procul Negotiis"

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>Hi,>>You could use:>> (A:GENERAL ENG ELAPSED TIME:1,hours)>Um...that's total Greek to me. :) Is that something that I would put in a panel.cfg file? How would I use it? I thought there might've been a .gau file already built out there that utilized that function in FS2004.Sorry I'm such a noob... :-newbieLewis "Moose" GregoryColumbia, South CarolinaDVA 1427/Solent 644

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There is a Hobbs Meter made in C for FS2k2, that will work in FS9, but it uses its own file system. It will not read the FS9 Hobbs data.However, making a working Hobbs that will read the FS9 data is relatively easy in XML. All you need is a bitmap and several lines of XML code (created in notepad)... :)I've designed my own Hobbs for the Citation II SP/2 panel, simply because I want this commercial release to be 'backwards compatibile' with FS2k2.

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