View Full Version : Tilting the taxi light
11-14-2004, 08:47 PM
I have just the very edge of the taxi light on the Flight1 172 showing in the distance. I can tilt the landing light up and down no problem, but the CTRL Shift 2 and 8 don't work for the taxi light. I can't find anything in the keyboard assignments for tilting the taxi light. Any idea how to get it back showing properly again?
11-14-2004, 10:22 PM
Has it EVER shown properly? AFAIK taxi lights, on any FS9 aircraft, are not moveable? (unless in the aircraft.cfg or .mdl).
11-15-2004, 03:15 AM
Never knew about the CTRL shift thingey, there a new one on me, but in a real 172 aren't the lights fixed in position?? I know they are on a 152
11-15-2004, 07:41 AM
Yes it has shown normal before. It was just after I installed the Carenado Cherokee that I needed to adjust them. Now that I am back to the Flight1 172 they are way off in the difference.
I also believe in a 172 they are fixed, but Microsoft didn't model them that way.
11-15-2004, 12:43 PM
Mike, have you tried opening the Cherokee and putting the taxi lights back to where they were, originally, before you adjusted them...and then going back to the 172? Even if that works...it doesn't really explain why they won't "adjust" in the 172.
11-15-2004, 01:05 PM
I think all of the Cessnas up through the 210 have fixed landing and taxi lights. Depending on the model, year and options the Skyhawks can have a taxi light which is adjusted similar to high and low beams in a car. Unless you have a very well lit airport the lights on the real Cessnas are not very good.
11-15-2004, 01:48 PM
The 172 I got checked out in also had pulse lights, which are basically 2 landing lights that alternate on and off (think of railroad crossing lights). Supposedly it scares away the birds. MS should implement that, but I guess there are no birds to scare away...
11-15-2004, 02:15 PM
It appears the taxi light is not adjustable. I had replaced the landing light with a one from the file library, and it looks like the taxi light is part of the spotlight.bmp, but not modeled correctly in the replacement files. When I replaced the Spotlight.bmp with the original from the CD both the taxi light and the landing light are back as usual, but the taxi light still is not adjustable, so I assume it never was.
I would be interested if anybody else has tried the sptlite.zip file available in the library and see if they still have a taxi light when installed. It is a much more realistic landing light, but the taxi light doesn't work for me when it is installed.
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