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SpinDry
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posted 12-02-2000 07:14 PM     Profile for SpinDry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I've got a full panel set that's based on the CFS2 P-38. There's another panel with a full suite of avionics receivers, and the panel itself is fully populated with modern IFR gear. Everything works in the virtual cockpit as well.

I don't have any of the "regular" flight sims so can't test the VOR/DME/ADF and so on, but if someone wants to play with this I'll share. It's well over 6MB so I'm going to have to figure a way to get it hosted where it can be accessed. My web site doesn't have that kind of space left.


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MagenDavid
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posted 12-02-2000 09:47 PM     Profile for MagenDavid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
could u give me an idea of the install instructions? is it similar i.e. put panel files in panel folder, copy gauges to gauges?
u mean the virtual cockpit is clickable?

thks


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Holliday
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posted 12-03-2000 12:40 AM     Profile for Holliday   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I could do some VOR and such testing in FS2000. You can get ADFs for the stock CFS2 airbases at Flightsim.com and other places. They come with fuel areas too, which is nice. I would love to do some VOR navigation in FS2000 in a P-38 if someone with a web site would post it. As to the P-38, planes are not backwards compatable from CFS2 to FS2000, so the P-38 itself would have to be a FS2000 plane. You might be able to skin the CFS2 P-38 with a FS2000 P-38's skin.
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SpinDry
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posted 12-03-2000 06:33 AM     Profile for SpinDry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
MagenDavid, there are install instructions in the zipfile. It's quite simple apart from the big file sizes. I'm using some Boeing 777 guages and the associated file is 4mb in size. I'm working on either extracting them from the volume or finding substitutes I can deal with -- not likely, I spent ages collecting and testing guages before I found some that did what I wanted.

The 3D guages aren't clickable, I'm stuck with the actual 3D model M$ made in that regard. The two additional panels (engine control and avionics stack) are clickable in either mode, though. All the guages are readable in 3D, and the switches move in response to keystroke commands. IMHO it really looks good.

Doc, thanks for the info. I'll go "tech up" my installation to have some IFR transmitters running. If I like it enough I may add GPS to the avionics suite. I'm not clueful enough to handle backwards-modding it to run in FS2000, it sounds like, nor do I have a copy of that sim to test it anyway. I mainly finished this project for a buddy who's going for his (real) IFR rating up in Alaska and he wanted a fast virtual bird to practice with. It's so nice looking at a "real" cockpit setup that I'm probably going to keep it as my default Lighting panel even though half the stuff doesn't work in WWII.


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SpinDry
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posted 12-03-2000 07:29 AM     Profile for SpinDry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Here are some screenshots of the panel, 'cause I like how it turned out.

1. Standard, fixed "clickable" view.

2. Fixed view with "side panels" displayed.

3. 3D virtual cockpit view


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