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Hi Pete (sorry about the informality but I feel like I have known you a long time)

I am using TH2GO with a virtual cockpit view on a good computer. I want to add another computer with touch screen and have 2d panels stay resident on there and still interact properly with FSX when I touch the appropriate keys (overhead panel, FMS, etc.). I'm certain there must be a way to do this, but you're the only expert in this field I know (or almost know).

Appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance

Pappyhep

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I want to add another computer with touch screen and have 2d panels stay resident on there and still interact properly with FSX when I touch the appropriate keys (overhead panel, FMS, etc.). I'm certain there must be a way to do this, but you're the only expert in this field I know (or almost know).

You cannot move FS panels to another PC. They can only exist within FS.

You can, using FSUIPC and WideFS alone (no additional software), use a touch screen as a "button bar" to operate anything in FS which you can assign via FSUIPC's buttons. No graphics shown, just a configurable button matrix.

If you want true panel-looking displays then you have to investigate the separate instrumentation available -- mostly payware, but i think there are some freeware solutions too. Try here:

http://www.flightdecksoft.com/software/index.php

For payware solutions there's Project Magenta: http://www.projectmagenta.com/

and Flight Deck software: http://www.flightdecksoftware.com/

Regards

Pete

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Thanks, Pete. Hate to waste a touch screen computer but I guess I might as well sell it.

Touch screens are excellent for things like the CDU of the FMS -- a much cheaper alternative to a real CDU keypad + screen. They can also be used to operate all of the buttons and keys on an overhead. I use two nice 7" touch screens simply as arrays of buttons for use in my cockpit, so I don't need mouse nor keyboard in there.

I'm sure that if you have no use for it you'll find plenty of folks who have. Try the cockpit builder's forum, near here.

Regards

Pete

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Whatever you do dont sell it! It's worth persevering with.

I have a similar set up to yours with aTH2G, except I use a second pc with a 19" touch screen to run the instruments and use the Button screen facility in Wide FS as a means of altering various settings in the cockpit so as to remove the need for use of the mouse almost completely. I call it my Multi Function Display and developed it, under Pete's guidance several months ago. You will find a reference to it in the manual, but it consists of 7 screens covering such things as Navcom adjustments, autopilot, GPS and G1000 screens.

I have also found an addon called Gapanel (http://www.peixsoft.com/index.php?page=ga-panel) which runs on the second pc, and, with practice, you can alter the settings using the touch screen rather than the mouse.

Also try VASfmc standalone (http://vas-project.org/) for a system for the heavies which runs on a second pc and again some things can be "pressed" using the touch screen. And the best thing is it's freeware!

Den

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