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  1. Dozer

    IXEG 737-300

    I love this Getting all those overhead-panel lights to dim in the hardware will be a fun challenge!
  2. Dozer

    IXEG 737-300

    Just as long as you never ever say "Only one more day's work, then it's finished" It's looking brilliant! I wish I could pick your collective brains re electrical supply simulation - but that's probably a commercial secret. As far as I can work out, the current used by the load is dependent on the supply voltage, but the supply voltage depends on the current drawn by the load. And this forms a circular argument. Perhaps the right answer is to iterate a few times and try to converge on the answer quickly.
  3. Very good. Short aspect ratio wings like that should give it a high critical mach number, like the F-104, right?
  4. Excellent! There's no need to put wings on the hangars then!I could consider building a gliding airfield - the type of aviation I am most familiar with - and using the y-probe to control the winch cable retrieval truck. It just drives in a loop around the runway, picking up the cables at the winch and pulling them out to the launch point. Landing retrieval tractors too - they drive out to the landed glider and tow it back to the launch point in fairly well-established paths. Also the winch and launch point caravan, towed around the field depending on wind direction. I'll add it to the List Of Things To Look Into When I Turn Off The Web Browser And Boot Up The Compiler.
  5. Tom - datarefs animating scenery stuff would be excellent. I haven't installed any scenery, let alone built any myself, but the possibilities of plugin-controlled stuff would be amazing!Anthony: datarefs are numbers (mostly) output by the sim and used for animating stuff. (They do other things too.)For example, there's a dataref called sim/time/local_time_sec which is the local time, in seconds, since midnight. If you put wings on your hangar and turned it into an aeroplane, you could animate the lights so they don't appear when that dataref is less than 57600 - ie until 57600 seconds after midnight, which is 16 hours. That way your lights would be on 4pm-midnight. However Tom's just said this is currently not possible for scenery, only for aircraft.
  6. That is excellent!And for XP10 I take it? I can follow a link!Do you know if it's possible to control these lights with datarefs?
  7. Hi all, I'm going to cross-post this in all the flight sim forums I know...Has anyone had success in using parts of a bicycle frame as the basis for a floor-standing control column?It occurred to me, if you get an old bike, use a hacksaw to cut out the pedal-bearing and a few inches of the frame around it, and remove the pedals from the cranks - you have the basis for a floorstanding control column. Mount the frame on a base, connect a pipe to one of the pedal cranks, connect the other to a centering spring.I'd be building a yoke which rises from the side of the cockpit, then angles over nearly horizontal a few inches above knee height to place the control wheel in front of the user.Does anyone know if this has been tried before?