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PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:28 am
by Detlef
Hi all,

here is my state of work. User properties are used for illumination and other.
The dials used for illumination are on the original glareshield.

Changes:
- APU EGT gauge added
- Transponder radio added
- NAV radio now has user props for selecting nav1 or 2
- The displays are on only if the avionics bus is switched on
- Caution lights added

- Warning lights added. Buttons are working but light states not. HELP FOR LVARS very much appreciated here... (PMDG did just say, they are working on their documentaion, but no time frame)

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Let me know if anything is wrong.

Thank you
Detlef

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:30 pm
by foxbau
Many thanks. Litlle bug the MSFS seems not to be selected.
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Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:40 pm
by Detlef
foxbau,

thanks for the feedback. That is corrected now for follow-up versions.

Detlef

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:15 pm
by Detlef
Hi 737 pilots,

I made this overhead panel instrument:
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Illumination is controlled with the dials next to the FMC captain side. And also per user property.

I am not sure how much time I will find for continuing this instrument development, because I take part in a full 737-700 type rating training starting today in our flight simulator club.

- I could actually do with some help on further instruments. If you are interested, please contact me - (Some Skinman and Lua knowledge would be needed and the PMDG FS2020 737-700)

And let me know if anything is wrong.

Detlef

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:49 pm
by Ralph
Very nice. Is the instrument 'brightness' depending on the amount of sunlight or?

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:32 am
by Detlef
Ralph wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:49 pm Is the instrument 'brightness' depending on the amount of sunlight or?
Hi Ralph,
on the forward electronic panel are these two knobs:

I interpret the left one as day from dark to bright, and the right one as artificial light from dark to bright. That is not perfect, but if use for all instruments works ok.
X-Plane has variables, giving the amount of external light. I could not find a similar variable in FS2020. I could use a mathematical formula, giving the
sunlight depending on
- lat long position
- elevation
- date/time
But I don't have that formula and function.
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Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:42 pm
by Detlef
Hi all,

I modified the COM radio. You can select captain or first officer side now per user property.
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Detlef

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:03 pm
by Crunchmeister
Detlef wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:32 am [I could not find a similar variable in FS2020.
For our Simstrumentation instruments for the Working Title CJ4 for MSFS (that are in the AM community store), we built an Ambient Light Dimmer instrument. It basically does the calculation based on time, date, longitude, latitude and altitude (from MSFS simvars) and spits out a global variable that can be read and used by other instruments on your panels. All our CJ4 (and upcoming CRJ) instruments use this control to dim its backgrounds automatically as ambient light decreases. It works both in manual mode (via a knob) to set light value, or has an auto function and can them be tucked away behind another instrument so you don't have to look at it.

So an instrument that does this already exists in the AM store under Generic / Ambient Light Dimmer. You could easily tie into that if you wanted to.

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:54 pm
by Detlef
Crunchmeister,
Crunchmeister wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:03 pm So an instrument that does this already exists in the AM store under Generic / Ambient Light Dimmer. You could easily tie into that if you wanted to.
thank you for pointing me there. I will look into that.

Detlef

Re: PMDG 737-700 instrument collection

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:28 pm
by pedrohenriquegs
Detlef wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:28 am Hi all,

here is my state of work. User properties are used for illumination and other.
The dials used for illumination are on the original glareshield.

Changes:
- APU EGT gauge added
- Transponder radio added
- NAV radio now has user props for selecting nav1 or 2
- The displays are on only if the avionics bus is switched on
- Caution lights added

- Warning lights added. Buttons are working but light states not. HELP FOR LVARS very much appreciated here... (PMDG did just say, they are working on their documentaion, but no time frame)


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PMDG-737-700-instruments-detlef.siff

Let me know if anything is wrong.

Thank you
Detlef
Hello,

There is any way to import this to Android app?