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February 25th, 2009, 14:34
Very interesting: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=icev10.zip&CatID=root&Cookie=1

February 25th, 2009, 16:01
It is interesting has anyone been able to make it work ??


February 25th, 2009, 16:45
It is interesting has anyone been able to make it work ??


I installed it and flew a short low level hop in a P47D
between a couple of UK RAF fields.

Had various stages of icing enroute.


February 25th, 2009, 19:32
i dont think i have ever encountered icing in FSX

February 25th, 2009, 21:11
i dont think i have ever encountered icing in FSX

I've encountered it often on aircraft like the A2A B-377
and a few others with ice warning indicators. Switching on
the anti-ice systems prevented any adverse flight characteristics.
However, with the A2A P47D, there is only a prop deice
capability. When I've encountered airframe icing I've
had severe control issues until I got lower or crawled
high enough to exit the area of ice formation.

So,it may very well depend upon how accurate the
systems are simulated for a given aircraft as to whether
you would notice icing at all. With A2A 'Accusim' aircraft
you WILL notice it....


February 26th, 2009, 03:04
Where does it show up on the panel, I tried it on the 172 but cant see it ? any help.


February 26th, 2009, 03:34
Make a folder named "ICE" and copy the XML and BMPs into this folder.
Move the folder into your Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\SimObject Creation Kit\Cabdir SDK directory and move it on top of the cabdir.exe so that a ICE.cab file will be created.
Move the new cab file into your main gauges folder.
Then you can add the gauge to your panel - i made the registration label smaller and i placed the gauge aside (2D and VC).

EDIT: from my C172 panel.cfg:

gauge45=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque, 210,387,48,19
gauge48=ICE!IceWarning, 258,387,29,18

gauge19=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque, 188,469,68,20
gauge22=ICE!IceWarning, 255,470,29,18

But reading the txt is the more important part.

Dangerous Beans
February 26th, 2009, 09:49
Nice tip there JT8D-9A, I didnt know you could drag n drop with the cabdir.exe, I've been useing the command prompt to use it.