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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Thank you for the guidance.
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    Multiple Gauges Installer

    Thank you.
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Although I have been around here awhile, I am not confident I know all the accepted etiquette expected. So, please let me know (via PM if you like) if my following request is acceptable. Thanks. Hmm... I have been examining the information and thinking a lot about the VNAV project. The truth...
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    Multiple Gauges Installer

    I have a number of different gauges I like to have in any aircraft. Presently, I have to install several gauges into each aircraft separately. I would like to be able to automate this process. I guess the steps would be to... Identify the parameters necessary for each of gauge. - This is easy...
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    Hidden Panels Buttons

    I am brainstorming the idea of standardizing (at least for myself) hidden panel activation (show-hide) buttons placed in areas of screws, posts, glare shield, etc. I realize this is way to general to get any specific suggestions. There is a lot of difference between a panel for the C172 and...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Thank you. I'll check back after I have a chance to digest all this. Ha! I feel like I am back in college, but you already knew that didn't you? ;)
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Thanks. I agree with you that my ignorance will present a challenge. Now, couple that with Short-Term Memory Loss (STML) and the challenge becomes significant because I have to keep rereading the thread to keep up. C'est la vie! I agree the GPS is not an AP, but I thought the GPS would have to...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    I have been familiarizing myself with the "fs9gps module" variables in the Guidebook. I have not been able to find the variables I thought would have been included specifically, Autopilot Altitude - the variable I thought would have been available to insert an altitude value into the Autopilot...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Hi Bob, et.al., I read the above post(s) several hours ago but was so overwhelmed with such incredible generosity of collegiate level material I was unable to pen any congruent thoughts and am struggling with getting this missive into text. I suspect it will be some days before I can get my...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Hi Tom, Thanks for the clarification. Fortunately, "gps module" eventually led me to Mr. McElrath's guide book with the 321 variables. I have to admit my eyes glazed over around variable #120-ish as I was reading the list. I also read some of the beginning. The fog has begun to clear and I am...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Hi Bob, Thank you for your candor and your encouragement to persevere and sobriety. This sounds like I am planning on climbing a mountain that is presently veiled in fog. I guess I'll head for the mountain base with a focus on appropriate climbing gear and take one step at a time "up" the...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Oops! I just found this in my research... "There is no such thing as "best language for text file parsing". There are a number of languages which could be suitable." Hmm... well, my best bang for the buck would be to learn/use what other programmers here use for coding? So folks, what would...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Thanks anyway. I didn't know that about the FSX format. Win-Win! Complicated? Yes, but I like learning new things. Besides, as I try different things I will have more precise questions which will allow the FSDev gurus to make precise responses. The first thing I need to know is if there are...
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Thanks for the comment. The altitudes other than the DEP/ARV airports are usually always +000000.00, (AFAIK?) like in the first code example. I manually edited the second sample.
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    FS2004 A "Poor Man's FMC" - Automating Altitude and Vertical Speed

    Hello, I am losing sleep at night because my mind won't rest on the question of how to automate Altitude and Vertical Speed in FS9 (starting simple). In examining a short flight from KSEA-KPDX *.pln I see the following... [flightplan] AppVersion=9.1.40901 title=KSEA to KPDX description=KSEA...
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