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    Just outstanding! I'm ready when you all are. I recently found my way back to the origination of this project some two years ago, as it is spelled out in this thread. The amount of effort by so many talented people is impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Laying down NEW textures for Keith's Inclinometer - must say it makes the world of difference to in-flight pitch reference.
    So far, the basics are in place; now for some fun with light, shade cast shadows etc.

    Night panel lighting will have to be adjusted for a little less intensity, too...





    Wow, another improvement in the works, the bar is still being raised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by downwind View Post
    Just outstanding! I'm ready when you all are. I recently found my way back to the origination of this project some two years ago, as it is spelled out in this thread. The amount of effort by so many talented people is impressive.
    downwind: Thank YOU Sir - Check your PMs. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha66 View Post
    Wow, another improvement in the works, the bar is still being raised!
    Pleased you like it, Sascha66 - Bar is OPEN!
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  4. #404
    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post


    Couldnt help but notice that the RPM gauge is canted over on this one.... so before anyone complains to Nigel, I believe I can elaborate why...

    Pilot's (and us engineers) are taught to scan instruments, rather than spending time closely examining them so we can maintain our situational awareness when operating the aeroplane and its engine / systems.

    In this instance the orientation of the Rpm gauge is such that the needle will point to a particular clock position, at a particular RPM setting ie for example 2000 RPM = 3 O'clock, making it easier when scanning instruments.

    The RPM gauge itself, doesn't care which way up it is, it just indicates RPM, but if setting aeroplane up say for aerobatics, its a quick way of checking RPM is correct, see which way needle is pointed.

    It's an 'in service' alteration if you like.

    Ttfn

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motormouse View Post
    Couldnt help but notice that the RPM gauge is canted over on this one.... so before anyone complains to Nigel, I believe I can elaborate why...

    Pilot's (and us engineers) are taught to scan instruments, rather than spending time closely examining them so we can maintain our situational awareness when operating the aeroplane and its engine / systems.

    In this instance the orientation of the Rpm gauge is such that the needle will point to a particular clock position, at a particular RPM setting ie for example 2000 RPM = 3 O'clock, making it easier when scanning instruments.

    The RPM gauge itself, doesn't care which way up it is, it just indicates RPM, but if setting aeroplane up say for aerobatics, its a quick way of checking RPM is correct, see which way needle is pointed.

    Ttfn

    Pete
    Fascinating insight - Thanks Pete

    I would have liked to have matched that canted RPM gauge, but it would have involved entirely NEW xml coding as far as I know.

    If someone has the will and expertise to handle the coding, I'd happily go for texture changes and installation.
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    Interesting having a canted meter.
    My Alfa car had that, so, as a certain speed, both the rev counter needle & speedometer needle were both vertical... We called that 'goalposts' & we had a great indicator of what was happening with just a quick glance. We did not have to read the 2 meters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Fascinating insight - Thanks Pete

    I would have liked to have matched that canted RPM gauge, but it would have involved entirely NEW xml coding as far as I know.

    If someone has the will and expertise to handle the coding, I'd happily go for texture changes and installation.
    Looking at your gauge coding - simplest thing is to rotate the .bmp image & place it on another background that is square upright -if you get my description. Next stage will be to redefine the X & Y positions to correspond with the required calibration points - simples? If stuck will do it for you!

    Re: 'my' inclinometer it is now yours my friend as I do not hold copyright on the coding & very fine it looks too.
    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev One View Post
    Looking at your gauge coding - simplest thing is to rotate the .bmp image & place it on another background that is square upright -if you get my description. Next stage will be to redefine the X & Y positions to correspond with the required calibration points - simples? If stuck will do it for you!

    Re: 'my' inclinometer it is now yours my friend as I do not hold copyright on the coding & very fine it looks too.
    Keith
    Thanks Keith - 'our' inclinometer is now more or less serviceable.

    Revised AVRO RPM gauge bitmap in place (Thank heavens for PSD layered 'motherfile').





    Time for a quick infusion of fresh coffee bean juice, then onto pointer calibration.
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    One comment though Nigel. There are two engines used, one the Mongoose, I think cruises at 1600 rpm, & the Lynx I think sits at 1800 rpm. Now from my point of view I would think the dial would be aligned so that those RPM's were vertical to make scanning easier to recognise?
    Sorry nitpicking - will go back to sleep!
    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev One View Post
    One comment though Nigel. There are two engines used, one the Mongoose, I think cruises at 1600 rpm, & the Lynx I think sits at 1800 rpm. Now from my point of view I would think the dial would be aligned so that those RPM's were vertical to make scanning easier to recognise?
    Sorry nitpicking - will go back to sleep!
    Keith
    Good point, Keith...then there's the Wright J-5 hitched to the PWS-18.

    That's not nitpicking. :-)

    Sleep?
    Coffee's fine, young man!

    EDIT: Then there's the Prefect's Cheetah...Bugger!
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    Looks like Duxford to me?

    Cheers Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Good point, Keith...then there's the Wright J-5 hitched to the PWS-18.

    That's not nitpicking. :-)

    Sleep?
    Coffee's fine, young man!

    EDIT: Then there's the Prefect's Cheetah...Bugger!

    Put it back - that makes it generic.......Which it probably was when built!
    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev One View Post
    Put it back - that makes it generic.......Which it probably was when built!
    Keith
    Easier than a dedicated panel for each engine variant! :-)

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev One View Post
    Put it back - that makes it generic.......Which it probably was when built!
    Keith
    Quote Originally Posted by Bushi View Post
    Easier than a dedicated panel for each engine variant! :-)

    Dave
    Yes, I'm inclined to agree, Gentlemen - think we'll go with what we have on this after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Yes, I'm inclined to agree, Gentlemen - think we'll go with what we have on this after all.
    Yikes... didn't mean to start all this

    Ttfn

    Pete

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    Tilted looks great.. gives a bit of character, & is a bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motormouse View Post
    Yikes... didn't mean to start all this

    Ttfn

    Pete
    Pete; LOL, I'm pleased you did - it's exactly the kind of input that makes these projects come alive.


    Quote Originally Posted by zswobbie1 View Post
    Tilted looks great.. gives a bit of character, & is a bit different.
    Okay Robin - maybe we'll go with just one engine version - the Lynx-engined Tutor would be probably be my personal choice...

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    Nigel, it's just getting better & better! This will probably end up being a benchmark for FS2004 planes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel richards View Post
    Pete; LOL, I'm pleased you did - it's exactly the kind of input that makes these projects come alive.

    Okay Robin - maybe we'll go with just one engine version - the Lynx-engined Tutor would be probably be my personal choice...

    Gentlemen?
    Whatever you decide Nigel , its' your project

    ttfn

    Pete

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    All those in favour...

    Say "Aye!"





    Is the setup correct, Pete?
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  22. #422
    Aye.

    Cheers Chris

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    Tutor - gestation and birth

    Thank you Nigel for bringing this charismatic and classic trainer to FS9.

    Your 'team' have also contributed to the honing of this magnificent model by literally putting in the hours and giving such a positive seal of approval even prior to release.

    With a slip of the keyboard you have also alerted the every watchful KGB of the existence of a Spitfire in waiting. So even following the release of the TUTOR I will still be in suspenders!

    Thanks to all of you for your efforts. Just itching to try a 3 pointer in a 5 kt cross-wind.

    Mags on, contact!

    vonernsk

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy70 View Post
    Aye.

    Cheers Chris
    Thanks Chris. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by vonernsk View Post
    Thank you Nigel for bringing this charismatic and classic trainer to FS9.

    Your 'team' have also contributed to the honing of this magnificent model by literally putting in the hours and giving such a positive seal of approval even prior to release.

    With a slip of the keyboard you have also alerted the every watchful KGB of the existence of a Spitfire in waiting. So even following the release of the TUTOR I will still be in suspenders!

    Thanks to all of you for your efforts. Just itching to try a 3 pointer in a 5 kt cross-wind.

    Mags on, contact!

    vonernsk
    Thanks for the enthusiatic support, Vonernsk - check your PMs. :-)
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    Aye aye, Captain.

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