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  1. Hi Heron, I'll add code to the L35Controls script so you can toggle the AP and RA switches on and off with a key/key combo or a switch/button. Email on the way shortly. Al
  2. No, sorry, only two windows, although for example, if the app in one window is a pdf viewer like SumatraPDF, you can have multiple files ( like approach plates, SIDs, STARs, etc), open in the pdf viewer. KV2 is just an attempt to provide functionality similar to PDF Kneeboard for P3Dv4 users. Al
  3. You should be able to select and then toggle "show or hide" just about any app, such as a web browser, in either of the two KV2 "kneeboard windows". Al
  4. ark

    steering lock assignment

    Mark, I don't have P3D, but I think you are correct. Al
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    steering lock assignment

    You make the assignments under the FSX SETTINGS-CONTROLS tab as shown below. In this example, the function keys F6 and F7 have been assigned to turn the steering on and off (I assume this is the Lear35 you are asking about). You can assign buttons instead of keys in the same way. FSW has written XML code so that when the respective G1000 soft keys are are 'activated' the corresponding action (in this case turning the Lear35 steering on and off) will happen. The assumption here is that you will not be using these specific G1000 soft keys for anything else in the Lear 35. If you have a registered version of FSUIPC, then you can make these assignments aircraft specific which allows the G1000 softkeys to be used for other things in other aircraft. Al
  6. ark

    Bought the mu-2b

    Well that is interesting! I never knew the MU-2 had a tinted glass option. Is this a typical FSX 'feature' or just MU-2 specific? Thx, Al
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    Bought the mu-2b

    UncleBob, I have the FSW MU-2 and L35. They are by far my favorite turboprop and jet a/c. These days I mainly fly the L35 with a single GTN-750. I also have the PMDG 737NGX, but don't fly it anymore. I much prefer the L35 - GTN750 combination over the FMC in the PMDG 737NGX since the GTN 750 allows for more hands on flying such as meeting airspeed and altitude requirements during SIDs and STARS. Admittedly the PMDG 737NGX is a superb simulation and the graphics are superior to the MU-2 and L35 graphics, but the hands on flying is more important to me. I am looking forward to the FSW Falcon 50 which will also use the GTN-750. As they say, "To each his own". Al
  8. ark

    Transponder setting?

    The transponder field is just to the left of the standby Nav1 freq field on the GTN 750 Home or Map page. Click on the existing Squawk code and a window should open for entering a new code. Al
  9. ark

    Transponder setting?

    Mark, If you have the GTN 750 GPS in the Lear35, that is where you enter a transponder code. Al
  10. "What is the purpose of having two independent switches 2 x 2-way rocker switch, operating simultaneously?" They do use two side by side trim switches in many RW a/c and both have to be pushed together to activate the trim (in effect the switches are wired in series). This is a safety feature that prevents 'trim run-away' should one switche fail (short in the on position). For example, in the picture of the Falcon 50 cockpit at the link below, note the two side-by-side (and vertical ) pitch trim rocker switches on the top, left side of the pilot's yoke. Both switches must be pushed together to activate the trim. http://captmoonbeam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DSCF3880.jpg The RW aside, how the Honeycomb switches work is still not clear to me. Al
  11. It seems Honeycomb is active on Facebook (at least more active than they are here), so if someone with a Facebook account (I don't have one) would be kind enough to ask them to make a short post here regarding the rocker switches final orientation on the yoke hopefully this issue could be cleared up quickly. Thx, Al
  12. ark

    Flysimware news

    I spoke with Mark at Flysimware a few days ago and he is hard at work on the Falcon 50. It is by far the biggest project Flysimware has taken on and has required a lot of time consuming detailed systems development. I think the systems development is pretty much done and Mark is now working on graphic issues, e.g., like texturing. Al
  13. I sure hope you guys are right that the look (e.g., the white pattern) on the rocker switches is deceiving . In support of what you are saying, in the text along with the 27April picture on Pg 10 of this thread, they do say the right rocker switch works horizontally (although it looks vertical to me). But if the right switch is horizontal, then the left is vertical after all. So I'm a bit more hopeful now. Al
  14. My comments were based on the picture of the 'updated' yoke posted above on 27 April (Pg10) by Ray, and in that picture the left rocker switch looks horizontal to me. Al
  15. I agree the two-way rocker switch on the left yoke handle should be vertical. This is almost always used for pitch trim and should be a vertical switch on the left side of the yoke to be consistent with typical RW a/c yoke mounted electric pitch trim switches. After all, pitch trim is a nose up, nose down function so it seems to me that basic human factors engineering would say the switch should be vertical. Honeycomb advertises that this yoke was designed by pilots and aerospace engineers to ensure the most realistic flight experience, so I wonder what the thinking was that led to the horizontal orientation of this switch. Al