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P3D v4 FMC

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Hello everyone!
One simple question. How hard is it to make a fully working FMC like the on in the dash 8 q400 for example?
 
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This question has been booted around in forums a lot, and there are many opinions. This is my two baht worth:

Much depends on how realistic of an instrument you wish to create.

If you are experienced with XML and want to make a 'FlightPlan' Management Computer, even that is a complex task. Take a look at the default gps500.xml gauge. Although it's not exactly an FMC, you'll get some idea of what you will be in for.

If you really want to make a proper FMC, that's very difficult and best tackled using C++. Ed Wilson said it best.

Bob
 
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sweden
This question has been booted around in forums a lot, and there are many opinions. This is my two baht worth:

Much depends on how realistic of an instrument you wish to create.

If you are experienced with XML and want to make a 'FlightPlan' Management Computer, even that is a complex task. Take a look at the default gps500.xml gauge. Although it's not exactly an FMC, you'll get some idea of what you will be in for.

If you really want to make a proper FMC, that's very difficult and best tackled using C++. Ed Wilson said it best.

Bob

Ok. I understand. Thank you!
 
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sweden
This question has been booted around in forums a lot, and there are many opinions. This is my two baht worth:

Much depends on how realistic of an instrument you wish to create.

If you are experienced with XML and want to make a 'FlightPlan' Management Computer, even that is a complex task. Take a look at the default gps500.xml gauge. Although it's not exactly an FMC, you'll get some idea of what you will be in for.

If you really want to make a proper FMC, that's very difficult and best tackled using C++. Ed Wilson said it best.

Bob

One more question, is it anyway that I can see how for example MJC have code their FMC in anyway if I have the product.
 
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If it is a C/C++ gauge, which I would expect it to be... you can't see the code.
 

Heretic

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With some experience in XML or C++, coding and testing a gauge like that would take years.
 
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