219: Turning Off the FIP#2 – Altimeter

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(Updated on: 24 October 2013)  This is part two of the Turning Off the FIP series.   This time is the Altimeter.

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Similarly, save the image on the right to the \1024 folder where you keep the VS indicator (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\DirectOutput\Gauges\1024) via the link below: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25018674/Gauges-C172/C172_Gauges_130815_OFF/C172_ALT_OFF.bmp

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Remember that the image must be saved as it is in BMP format — C172_ALT_OFF.bmp

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Open the C172_ALT_130815.xml with Notepad or any text editor. The file should be one directory up from the \1024 folder (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek\DirectOutput\Gauges\)

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From line #64 in the file, type and insert the whole script as shown and highlighted in the picture below.  You could search for “C172_ALT_NeedleS.bmp” in order to locate the line position quickly.

TurnOff_FIP_ALT

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Save the file and exit.

Run FSX as usual with the FIPs.   You’ll see the Altimeter (plus the Vertical Speed Indicator) now “turned off” when the Master Battery is off.

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12 thoughts on “219: Turning Off the FIP#2 – Altimeter

  1. Hello Tom,

    It seems like no matter how often or careful I am trying to subscribe, I still can’t have access to any of the links you provide. What am I doing wrong??

    Thanks

    *Marc R. Beauvais* Val-d’Or (Québec) CANADA Tel: +1 (819) 856-7810 ¦ Skype: mrb-08

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    1. Hi Marc,
      Nothing wrong you have done. Except a few with links, most of my downloads are via email. Put your request in the Comment section, like you did here, I will response in earliest possible.
      Tom

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  2. Great work Tom, the FIP’s are really coming into their own now, hope they work with the forthcoming P3D V 2.0 as I can see this eventually taking over FSX for me.

    Cheers.

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  3. Hi Tom,
    Great work on all the gauges! I sent Saitek a request to please help with the programming on the FIPs when using the A2A 172 Trainer as well as posted a similar request on the A2A forums. Hopefully somebody will take the initiative! ;). Anyway, can you send me any of you gauges applicable the the cessna singles, please?
    Thanks, Steve

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