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Hi Pete,

I've set up my VRinsight M Panel to work with the PMDG 737-700 in FSX (yes, I know that aircraft is for FS9 only, but that's beyond the scope of this post). I fly the PMDG 737-800 as well in FSX and I am using the same panel as with the 737-700. However, when I select that aircraft, I have to set up the M Panel again to make it work with that aircraft, which is not much fun to do. I think it's because I ticked the box 'Aircraft Specific', so the M Panel setup for the PMDG 737 doesn't interfere with my other aircraft. How can I get the M Panel to work with every aircraft which is equipped with the PMDG 737-700 panel? I'm sure there's a way to do this by editing the FSUIPC4.ini file, but I don't know how.

Regards,

Kevin ;)

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How can I get the M Panel to work with every aircraft which is equipped with the PMDG 737-700 panel? I'm sure there's a way to do this by editing the FSUIPC4.ini file, but I don't know how.

Just change the "ShortAircraftNameOk" parameter, in the [General] section of the INI file from being "=No" to "=substring", then find each aircraft specific section heading giving your PMDG aircraft name and change the name to, say, just 737, so it'll get applied to all 737s.

In other words [buttons.PMDG 737-700] (or whatever) to [buttons.737]. Same if necessary for [Keys. ...], [Axes. ...] and [JoystickCalibration. ...], but if it's only the M-Panel you are concerned with it'll all be in the Buttons section.

There is an Appendix in the documentation, contributed by a user, which goes to great length to show how to use the aircraft specific facilities more flexibly.

In general, for classes of aircraft using different equipment you'd be better off in the long run using Profiles, assigning any new aircraft to the most appropriate profile when you first load it.

Regards

Pete

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