The weakness of my separate instrument panel monmitor approach is that
it's not possible to use it with an aircraft like your Moth. If I unlock
the panel, then the forward viewed struts come as part of the package
and the instrument panel sits below, with the space between being a
black background. I could raise the panel to the top of the screen by
editing the bitmap. In doing that I'd lose the struts. I can't see a way
of making the non panel sections of the unlocked window transparent,
which would be ideal.
Still, can't have everything.
I think the American compass as used by the FS2002 Tiger worked in the way you described (I'd nicked the P38 compass as I could code gauges in FS2002).
I agree that stalling in the Tiger is abysmal in FS - it doesn't work at all. The reason for this is that FS treats the whole wing surface as one lifting plane rather than model each wing separately. When you stall it is right across the whole aircraft - you can't get one wing to stall first or the aircraft to stall root first and gradually out to the tips. I've never been able to work out how RealAir managed to model two wings into their air file so their aircraft stall and spin properly - the SF260 being almost perfect in this behaviour.
Oddly enough, since I got TrackIR I've flown the Tiger almost totally in VC mode.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds Sent: 07 September 2006 11:24 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Tiger Moth update
"My crosshairs and bezel also move independently which is how the
original version works"
Sorry, John, that was duff gen. It doesn't! I'm sure I came across an aircraft where it does though, which is why I'm getting confused.
On my P4 you can use either a mouse click or the scroll wheel to
rotate the bezel.
That's a good trick!
I have emailed you my panel progress for review.
Incidentally, I just tried stalling the Tiger. Both power off and on, it is very benign, rather like a Piper Warrior, just nodding up and down, though with increasing degrees of pitch. However, it doesn't lose any height. I can't believe that it is so docile, in real life. I assume, like all FS flight dynamics, proper stalling is impossible. It does fly beautifully otherwise, and is much easier somehow to fly than the old version with a mental picture of the view ahead rather thn an actual one, but that must be an illusion! I found I could even taxi without having to use VC "head to one side" mode or Panel off mode. I've got a Track IR version 1 but could never really get on with it. Been flying too long with a 2D cockpit, I guess. Peter