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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

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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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    A Belated Christmas Present

    Hello Pilots, [Mods - I didn't know where else to post this. Please move it if necessary. Thanks.] This is a little belated Christmas gift, but it is a gift which you can enjoy and share every Christmas. The following is a link to an old time radio half-hour program my family enjoys every...
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    "ON HOLD" - FSX Nautical Weather (long)

    Hi H., FSXWX - Wow! This software seems to be working very well. So far it has made FSX rain 150nm offshore, and the FSX winds are pretty accurate in direction and strength compared to the marine website's reports. The only issue has been that if I try to transport to anywhere else FSX...
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    "ON HOLD" - FSX Nautical Weather (long)

    Hi H., Thank you for the link. Are you saying you know this provides accurate surface winds and weather or just offering a suggestion? Either way I will test it out and report back here. I agree my request (as well as my others made here and elsewhere) is beyond the original design scope, but...
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    "ON HOLD" - FSX Nautical Weather (long)

    [Due to the success of the suggestion made by Heritic below this request is ON HOLD. If a problem arises I will remove this disclaimer; however, feel free to add comment.] Hello, Some of you know I have started a long-term blog devoted to simulated vintage circumnavigation sailing adventures...
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    Otto - Helmsman for the HMS Bounty

    Hi Rob, That is an amazing compliment and rewarding because I hoped my blog would take mariners-in-heart to far away places and times. Thank you. Calvin
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