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Hi,

I'm working with Flight Simulator 2004 and I'd like to know a little

more about the following offsets:

2EE8=Flight Director pitch value( in degrees )

2EF0=Flight Director bank value( in degrees )

2F70= Attitude indicator pitch value ( in degrees)

2F78=Attitude indicator bank value ( in degrees )

What this offsets mean?

Can I use some of them to indicate the attitude of the aircraft with respect

to an Earth - inertial reference frame?

Thank you, Marco

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2EE8=Flight Director pitch value( in degrees )

2EF0=Flight Director bank value( in degrees )

2F70= Attitude indicator pitch value ( in degrees)

2F78=Attitude indicator bank value ( in degrees )

What this offsets mean?

They mean pretty much what they say as far as I know -- the angle to be indicated on the FD and AI insttruments.

Can I use some of them to indicate the attitude of the aircraft with respect to an Earth - inertial reference frame?

No, only to show what the stated aircraft instruments show!

If you want to indicate the attitude to fly manually to follow the VNAV/LNAV path set for the AutoPilot, use the FD values -- that's what the Flight Director is for, to help the pilot fly the plane.

If you want to make an Attitude Indicator use the Attitude Indicator values.

If you want the current true attitude use the true attitude variables available elsewhere -- there can easily be a difference between the actual current attitude and the attitude indicated on the AI. It's to do with momentum and other effects, as well as power and vaccum systems availability.

Pete

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