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Hi,

  I'd like to create a toggle for the subject panel (and the overhead panel) for this aircraft.

I believe the overhead panel SDK code is '250";  however I don't know what code to use for

the engineer's panel or even if there is a code for it.  Ideally I would like to be able to toggle

both of these panels open and closed by pressing keys on my CH controllers.  I have done

this sort of thing before so if my rememberer will cooperate I may be able to do it again

if there is a code available for the Engineer's Panel.

Best regards

Ken Boardman

 

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5 hours ago, elsmoko said:

if there is a code available for the Engineer's Panel.

Find the PANEL.CFG file for the aircraft -- it'll be in a folder with Panel in the name, within the files for the aircraft.

In there look for the Ident= line.  Please refer to the explanation given here:

https://docs.flightsimulator.com/html/Content_Configuration/Instruments/Panel_Config_Definition.htm

If there is no such line, you can add one yourself giving it a unique ID number (10000 - 19999 as it says). If there's a name given, look it up here:

// Panel identifiers
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL                         0
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT1                    1
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT2                    2
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT3                    3
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT4                    4
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT5                    5
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT6                    6
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT7                    7
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT8                    8
#define IDENT_MAIN_PANEL_ALT9                    9
#define IDENT_THROTTLE_PANEL                    10
#define IDENT_RADIO_STACK_PANEL                 50
#define IDENT_COMPASS_PANEL                     75
#define IDENT_MINI_CONTROLS_PANEL               100
#define IDENT_ANNUNCIATOR_PANEL                 125
#define IDENT_ANNUNCIATOR2_PANEL                150
#define IDENT_IFR_MAIN_PANEL                    175
#define IDENT_COLLECTIVE_PANEL                  200
#define IDENT_GPS_PANEL                         225
#define IDENT_OVERHEAD_PANEL                    250
#define IDENT_PARKING_BRAKE_PANEL               251
#define IDENT_FLAPS_TRIM_PANEL                  252
#define IDENT_FUEL_PANEL                        253
#define IDENT_ELECTRICAL_PANEL                  254
#define IDENT_TRIM_PANEL                        255
#define IDENT_LANDING_GEAR_PANEL                256
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_1                      260
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_2                      261
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_3                      262
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_4                      263
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_5                      264
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_6                      265
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_7                      266
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_8                      267
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_9                      268
#define IDENT_MISC_POPUP_10                     269

to get the ID.

Then you should be able to toggle the panel on and off using the PANEL_ID_TOGGLE control, or open / close it using PANEL_ID_OPEN and PANEL_ID_CLOSE.

Pete

 

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Thank you for helping with this Pete.

Both the Overhead panel and the Engineers panel are listed on the FSX Views\New Views\Cockpit pull down menu

and I can make them popup / appear when they are selected from there; however I can find no reference to either of

them in the Panel.cfg file. The Overhead panel is listed in your post (above) as Code 250, but I cannot get it to pop-up

by setting it to Control \ Panel ID Toggle using the FSUIPC Options and Settings "Key Presses Tab". If you can offer any

suggestions for something else to try that would be much appreciated. 

  Attached are some screen caps, the B722 panel.cfg and my FSUIPC.ini file.

Best regards,

Ken

MG_019.jpg

MG_020.jpg

panel.cfg FSUIPC4.ini

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10 hours ago, elsmoko said:

Both the Overhead panel and the Engineers panel are listed on the FSX Views\New Views\Cockpit pull down menu

and I can make them popup / appear when they are selected from there; however I can find no reference to either of

them in the Panel.cfg file.

Then I don't think they are panels as such. They are just different preset views, which I think you can accomplish by moving your view around. I suspect a lot of add-on aircraft with so-called 3D cockpits don't actually bother with the traditional 2D panels as such, as you can move around and zoom in and out as you like.

From your PANEL.CFG I see panels iwth IDs 29, 10002, 10005, RADIO_STACK_PANEL, GPS_PANEL, 11004, 11223, 11005, 10050, 10007, 11040, 11041. I can't tell what they all are -- the gauge names for some are rather obscure. But you could try them.

Pete

 

 

Pete

 

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  Thank you for the great explanation Pete. I understand,  and will stop chasing my tail ~:)

I like flying that CS B727 and love the CIVA INS;  however their panel features could have been

better implemented (IMO). 

  I still miss flying the VMAX B742 with the triple redundant CIVA INS  (and realistic fuel management). 

Would have been nice if VMAX had brought it along to FSX, but alas ............

All the best,

Ken

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