Sign in to follow this  
Guest Mathias

Default FS2004 Cessna Altimeter in mb

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone has produced a replacement gauge for the default FS2004 cessna 172 (or 182 or whichever other planes use it) that allows for a pressure to be set in millibars rather than inches mercury.I mostly fly in the UK and VATSIM whenever possible and all of the pressures are given in mb in the UK so I have to convert from mb to in hg.If there is another way or if this can be changed then I'm willing to learn. I'm not sure if UK registered cessnas have altimeters that read in hg (if any real life pilots out there know then please let me know!!)...Anyway, thanks for any responses...Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

I recently did a Thommen 3A67 Altimeter for the upcoming FS9 version of my Dornier 128-6 which only has the mbar setting. Interested? It's in xml.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a look at the default de Havilland Comet altimeter, which is in millibars. Look in ...GaugesDeHavilland_Comet.cab. Winzip will extract the individual .xml and .bmp files so you can see how it's done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to Mathias and mgh for replying.I suppose I should come clean and say that I'm not a gauge designer and I don't understand how to do it. I was just wondering if anyone had designed one that I could 'borrow'!!Sorry to give the wrong impression, I just though that this would have been the best forum in which to ask.Thanks again, and if there is anyone out there that has done all the hard work and doesnt mind letting me have the finished gauge then I'd be grateful!! ;-) Cheers,Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tip to designers, how about a clickable scale that toggles between HPa and In.HG? The tooltip could be custom and display both. Should be easy enough to do, and would work in all cases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simple to do, but not very realisitc as far as the altimeters I know go. As ususal you can do things in FS much more efficiently and more conveniently than in real life, but if realism is the objective then the usual way to go is to have two separate scales for hPa and In HG.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem I have with separate altimeters is this; when flying default FS9, you're pretty much forced to use american units, but when using the same airplane online you have to use whatever is normally used where you live.Another "bonus"; having both values readable in tooltip gives you a feel for the two scales over time. Same goes with farenheit vs celcius, or pounds vs kilograms, or gallons vs liters.I like to think of it as a passive learning tool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this