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    GA, Equestrian, Sailing, Drums

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core
    Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-1600 Memory
    Video Card: GeoForce 1050Ti
    Installed on 240G SSD FSX:Steam (Ultimate terrain USA Scenery And TAC,***deleted) ORBX Global Base, ORBX Vector, HD Trees, Airports and buildings.. Milviz 310R, Alabeo Cessna 310, Flight1 GTN 750/650 Carenado- TBM850, Baron58, Arrow, V35B, F33A, RA Duke B60 V2, RA Duke Turbine V2, C340 RAM, C441, PA31T, Phenom 100, Premier 1A, Active Sky Next real wx. Logedit, LittleNav Plan G and Skyvector/FlightAware

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  1. Thanks for this info. I still use an old Joystick with Fkeys assigned for throttles, props, mixture. I'm looking at a used Logitech Yoke and quadrant? Am I buying somebody's old problem? Also considering getting just a new Logitech (Saitek) Throttle quadrant and wonder if the one lever for each th,p,mx can be coupled Like I do with the F Keys? I fly light twins mostly.. Thanks in advance
  2. Been opting out of GPS and doing a lot of cross country lately. I use the Flight1 GTN750 but not in map/gps mode. To date have logged approx 2K hours in one version or another of MSFS since mid 1980's. Mostly in FW single and twin GA props. Going back to VOR/DME/NDB is more labor intensive and for now more rewarding. Watch many 'YouTube" videos Rod Machado, 310Pilot, Baron Pilot, Martin Pauly, Steveokinevo, FlightChops, KermitWeeks and many others. They have helped me better manage the aircraft and get more immersed in the sim experience. So much to glean and improve on instead of just watching a pretty map and follow the magenta line. I'll still occasionally return to the modern way. BTW the NDB's are still out there ...just gotta use Skyvector and zoom in. Kudos to Bert and all you guys that have helped with panel and aircraft mods. Still on FSX/Steam as my PC's are always 2-3 years behind the latest software goodies.
  3. Yes. that's what I thought but "gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1, 0, 29" leads one to believe that the 'RadioAudio has a height value of 29. and each Nav has a height value of 86..Therefore the audio 29 + Nav1 86 + Nav2 +86 would put ADF at location 201... But it isnt so...what am I missing? and all or none of these combinations add up to a height of 308 "'size_mm=156,308" I'm much more productive on horseback LOL I miss FS Panel Studio... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pmbJrIP0wjMgkKKQKouCTDQS8b9uHWBb/view?usp=sharing Progress so far but tedious trial, error reboot, load, view, reboot, adjust , view, etc etc Thanks
  4. Bert thanks. I almost have by trial and error. Resizing the background window and eliminating all in radio stack except Nav2 DME ADF in that order. The ‘Y’ coordinates were giving me a fit. It seems logical to add the total heights of each gauge in window and calculate window size but there doesnt to be any correlation... I bought FS Panel Studio but I cant get it to work anymore or get it redownloaded from Flight1. ( ticket issues). ?? Reason for this workaround is I cant seem to run the GTN 750 -nav1 AND GTN 650 -nav2. as the GTN 650 locks up and stops working.
  5. Hello All, I mostly run all aircraft with Flight1's GTN750 or GTN 650. Lately I been getting back to flying VOR/ DME / NDB for fun. I'll still use the GTN 750 in non GPS mode But would like to add a window with the FSX stock gauges for old school flying. Any help in creating this much appreciated. I'm using the stock FSX radio stack to avoid conflicts and easy on frame rates. Thanks in advance //------------------------------------------------ [WindowXX] BACKGROUND_COLOR=2,2,2 size_mm=156,308 *** This will need resizing position=8 visible=0 ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL *** Wont need this ***//gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio, 0, 0 *** Dont need this gauge****//gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1, 0, 29 *** the below gauges will have to be relocated for a cleaner, smaller window gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2, 0, 86 gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF, 0, 142 gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME, 0, 180 *** Dont need this gauge***//gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr, 0, 217 gauge06=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP, 0, 262
  6. Hello All, I mostly run all aircraft with Flight1's GTN750 or GTN 650. Lately I been getting back to flying VOR/ DME / NDB for fun. I'll still use the GTN 750 in non GPS mode But would like to add a window with the FSX stock gauges for old school flying. Any help in creating this much appreciated. I'm using the stock FSX radio stack to avoid conflicts and easy on frame rates. Thanks in advance //------------------------------------------------ [WindowXX] BACKGROUND_COLOR=2,2,2 size_mm=156,308 *** This will need resizing position=8 visible=0 ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio, 0, 0 ***Dont need this gauge****//gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1, 0, 29 *** the below gauges will have to be relocated for a cleaner, smaller window gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2, 0, 86 gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF, 0, 142 gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME, 0, 180 *** Dont need this gauge***//gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr, 0, 217 gauge06=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP, 0, 262
  7. Yes. Bert has been invaluable in cockpit mods. Bert is a saint!
  8. Hi all, I have the 'Alabeo' C310R I love this bird. My only complaint is at night I cant get ALL the panel gauges to illuminate without having the overhead whole cabin light on! Aaarghh! Hey it's great for reading charts etc. but really distracts from night flying and especially approaches. (I'm using FSX) Any panel / lighting geniuses her have a work around. Thanks to Bert and a few others here I've had some success modifying a few windows and VCpanels but I haven't solved this one.. Thanks in advance Link below shows a pic of the 310R panel properly lit with all gauges illuminated correctly without the overhead dome light lighting the whole cabin up. It looks great but darned if mine looks like that. https://photos.app.goo.gl/G5ssfC6WQcep8nMx7
  9. Hi all, I love this bird. My only complaint is at night I cant get ALL the panel gauges to illuminate without having the overhead whole cabin light on! Aaarghh! Hey it's great for reading charts etc. but really distracts from night flying and especially approaches. (I'm using FSX) Any panel / lighting geniuses her have a work around. Thanks to Bert and a few others here I've had some success modifying a few windows and VCpanels but I haven't solved this one.. Thanks in advance
  10. Using FSX. I fly the light Twins and single props. Lately I've been honing in on the accuracy of the Cylinder head and EGT temps. I've noticed the temps actually increase at lean of peak in cruise. ?? This is contrary to real world behavior. Plenes tested.... Care/Ala-Nado - 340, 310, F33, V35, Baron 58 Is this an FSX shortcoming? I should just accept? I have used both factory and switched a few gauges i.e the Baron 58 EGT/CHT gauge in the 310. Your thoughts and observations welcome..
  11. Many are moving on to MFS 2020. Meanwhile I'm still wringing the best FSX can give with my PC. Taking advantage of the Carenado and Orbx sales. Started flying this 340 II RamAir since I got the nagging dome light off while retaining the gauge lighting and Bernt Stolle's mods the C340 is comparable to the RealAir Duke(s). However, I use the F1 GTN 750/650 stack on 2nd monitor. So I have the stock 430's and the old WX Radar blacked out. Try as I might I cant get the GTN 650 squeezed in to the 430 spots. I'd like to use this spots for Avidyne or something. I did manage to replace the Radar ALT with the stock Autopilot.
  12. Just downloaded again. running stock currently with Active Sky Next / Xgauge weather window and of course F1 GTN750 windowed on 2nd monitor.. the flight characteristics are pretty good re: CG. Like the 310 the dome light stays on and is locked with the gauge lights..I wish Carenado would fix this. The Carenado Baron. F33, V35b dont have this light issue.
  13. C 421 Golden Eagle is EXCELLENT! Cessna 310R, Bonanza, C340II. Like most of their light twins The private jets are good except the NAV systems
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