I am supposed to complete the Turning Off the FIP series for the remaining Tachometer and the Integrated Fuel Gauges in this two weeks. Instead, here’s my first attempt utilizing the full resolution (320 x 240) of the FIP for the Turn Coordinator, plus OAT and Local & Zulu Time Clock with Time Zone Offset.
Both features had been missing from my previous gauge development and they’ve been frequently requested by friends of FSX Times.
The overall layout of this “integrated gauge approach” doesn’t look jammed to me, even though the text area for buttons on the left is gone. The result could be said quite promising to my intention of putting all C172 panel instruments onto my seven FIPs as stated in Post 216.
However, packing more than one gauges onto a single FIP would unavoidably lead to a result that might be highly customized for my own person needs. For example, I have included the switches to this gauge again, and they are also slightly different from and minimized compared to those rendered in my earlier Tachometer design. Fortunately, users could still choose my other Tachometer version which doesn’t have switch indicators.
Unfortunately, the Voltage feature I tried to include doesn’t respond to the changes in the aircraft at all even though the initial reading is correct. Also, I am unable to put the Stop Watch onto the FIP since the FIP doesn’t recognize many standard XML commands that are common in gauge development.
If any of you knows how to implement the Voltage and Stop Watch features onto the FIP, please share with us.
This is a major objectives I am trying to encourage among fellow simmers while I am sharing my own via this blog.
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