Not a techie on this, but my own feeling is that it depends on the aircraft modelling. Some will allow placing additionals gauges anywhere (I'm using FSPS), some will only allow to put a gauge at an already existing gauge location (MJ's C-47 for instance, where part of gauges are "built-inside" the panel.
You can also create an additional window in your panel.cfg, to be called by a sequence Caps + a number, if however you have less than 12 windows in your panel...
For instance, my adding a new window to MJ's C-47 VC panel : [Window Titles] Window00=Main Panel Window01=Fuel and Payload Window02=Control Panel Window03=Mini Panel Window04=XGauge Window05=Keys Window06=Fuel Control Window07=Start Icons Window08=Clock Timer (<--- this is the one I am adding... window will open/close with Caps + 9) ..:.. //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window08] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=85,95 (<-- if I am not wrong, 85 is the width, 95 the height - resize as needed...) window_size_ratio=1.000 position=6 (<-- will place the window in the left lower corner of your screen...) visible=0 ident=10020 type=SPECIAL gauge00=FP_Airbus_Clock9X_v3!FP_Airbus_Clock9X_v3, 0,0,80,90 (<-- the name of the gauge you want to place in the new window)
(this last window to be placed before the Vcockpit01 line) //-------------------------------------------------------- [Vcockpit01] ../..
Being an additional window inside your display screen, it will remain opened whichever view is selected in you simulator (cockpit, outside, spot, etc...)
Hope this helps (and works at your side as it works on mine)
Allan, Did not test it, but I guess you are probably right. Should make a test tomorrow with the gauge I did put in the additional window, as it also includes a flight timer, however only full minutes and hours, no seconds (whatever type...) Philippe
Edit Just made a short test.... It looks that the gauge just needs to be part of the panel.cfg. Took off from Kununurra, started climb, then opened the additional window. It was already showing 0.57. Once the added window is opened, you can resize it, and move it elsewhere inside the display screen as needed. Would suggest to test with size_mm=131,99, and gauge00=Digital!FTime, 0,0,130,98 (I'm using a 19" 4/3 screen). Philippe
Flightplans for all flights and start flights for legs 1 to 5 are now available for download for FS9 and FSX. Any other sims should be adjusted to the nearest weather settings you can manage. The roster and legs 6-10 will follow.
Thanks John, whizzbangs are always appreciated.
Initial Roster and start flights 6-10 now uploaded, any errors drop us an email.
Individual flight plans and leg maps are available from the link on the front page of the GAAR. The roster is also up to date with the latest entries.
An error in the start time for leg 10 has been pointed out. Updated flight start conditions have been uploaded with unchanged legs 6-9. You can just change the start time of the leg to 1730 if you have already downloaded the original zip file.
just a question about how to record flight time on legs which include a touch-and-go or a full engine stop at an intermediate airport.
1) I guess Tom Goodrick's timer will continue to record time if speed doesn't get under 30 kts while rolling on the runway during touch-and-go at intermediate airport --> I must report in PIREP the total time after arrival at destination airport (example : leg five) ?
2) in case of full stop landing at an intermediate airport (example : legs seven and eight), I read that Goodrick's timer will reset when I take-off for the second part of the flight --> shall I write down the time after landing at intermediate airport and then just manually add it to the time recorded by Goodrick's timer while landing at destination ?
Hope I'm not too confused and also that I didn't miss anything already explained somewhere.
Thanks in advance for advice and best regards, Raphael
Hi Raphael, I am not sure how Tom's timer works with regard to speed, resetting etc as I have never used it. With the touch and go, most if not all aircraft will not get under 30 knots before power is applied again for lift off, So for that sector record you total time from departure to arrival at your final destination for the leg.
Legs with an intermediate full stop landing, record your time from departure point to intermediate landing Take note of it or write it down. Record your time from intermediate airport takeoff to final destination of the leg, add the two times together And submit the total. It is not compulsory to use Tom's timer, it is only added in as an aid for those that wish to use it, you may use Your aircraft clock, watch, wall clock or any other means of timing that you desire
Hope this helps, if not, get back to us. Enjoy your GAAR. Rob
Post by Old leather wings on Feb 3, 2016 4:09:57 GMT
Hi Allan, I was hoping to fly the GAAR this year because it would have been my tenth year flying it (Pterodactyl BGAN012)and I haven't missed one yet but something came up at the last minute and I had to take care of business this week and next. My Corsair was already to go and everything but putting food on the table has to take precedent. Anyway I do hope you all have a great rally. I will fly the legs later on just on my own time. My test flight time this year was looking real smooth at 14.79 minutes which was very consistent.