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Fixing minipanel on RealAir C172SP

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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 10:36:21 PM

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The Real Air Simulations Cessna 172SP is a nice implementation with a
lot of attention to flight characteristics. However, the authors failed
to define a minipanel (The minipanel is the set of 6 gauges across the
bottom on the screen that you get to with the "w" key). This causes FS9
to use a default minipanel. The problem with this is it contains an
airspeed gauge for a jet, 0-450 mph -- it's pretty useless for the
speeds at which a 172 operates. I like to use the minipanel when
browsing the scenery. Fortunately, the omission is easy to fix.

1. Locate the folder .../FS9/Aircraft/RealAirC172/panel.
2. Open it, and make a backup copy of panel.cfg
3. Open panel.cfg with notepad or your favorite text editor
4. In the paragraph [Window Titles], add a line Window05=Mini Panel
5. After the paragraph [Window 04] (ends with Gauge00), add a blank
line, and then the following lines (which were copied from the default
MS Cessna 172 aircraft)

[Window05]
position=7
size_mm=631,100
child_3d=1
background_color=0,0,0
ident=MINIPANEL

gauge00=Cessna172!Airspeed, 0, 1
gauge01=Cessna!Turn_Indicator, 102, 0
gauge02=Cessna!Attitude, 207, 0
gauge03=Cessna!Heading_Indicator, 312, 0
gauge04=Cessna!Altimeter, 417, 0
gauge05=Cessna!Vertical_Speed, 531, 0

Save the panel.cfg file (you did remember the backup, right?) and
enjoy.

BTW, the Flight One C172R has the same omission and can be fixed the
same way, although the window number is different. I can post it if
anyone needs it. Does anyone with this a/c know how to get the ADF to
show up (should be shift-9, but that doesn't work). Plane w/o ADF is
sorta useless in the bush country.

/Chris T

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Anonymous
May 24, 2005 12:55:26 AM

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> BTW, the Flight One C172R has the same omission and can be fixed the
> same way, although the window number is different. I can post it if
> anyone needs it.

Yes, I'd appreciate it.


> Does anyone with this a/c know how to get the ADF to
> show up (should be shift-9, but that doesn't work).

I'm afraid I don't, but if I figure it out, I'll send you a note.


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Tom Young
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Anonymous
May 24, 2005 12:55:27 AM

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In article <11955sgq1ejlc01@news.supernews.com>, teyoung1
_this_@comcast.net says...
> > BTW, the Flight One C172R has the same omission and can be fixed the
> > same way, although the window number is different. I can post it if
> > anyone needs it.
>
> Yes, I'd appreciate it.

I'll try to post it tomorrow

> > Does anyone with this a/c know how to get the ADF to
> > show up (should be shift-9, but that doesn't work).
>
> I'm afraid I don't, but if I figure it out, I'll send you a note.

I managed to find it. Mouse click on the lower right-hand mounting screw
for the VOR2 gauge, and the ADF gauge pops up below it. If you don't
want to bother with this every time, go into the panel.cfg file for this
a/c, find paragraph [Window09], and change the entry visible=0 to
visible=1. You can't really read the gauge where it is located, but it
is draggable, so move it up a bit.

Note that the gauge used for the ADF is the default 172 gauge so it is
lower resolution than the F1 172R gauges. Presumably this is why they
hid it.

Chris T
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