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Thread: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS and Transponder for on line flights

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    Default DF727 panel: ILH TCAS and Transponder for on line flights

    Below you will find the instructions how to add the excellent freeware IVSI embedded TCAS & Transponder by I.L. Hetherington (ILH) in the Dreamfleet 727-200 2D-VC (No 2D sideviews) panel.



    This enables on line pilots flying with SB3 http://squawkbox.ca in http://vatsim.net network to maximize the realism of their flights. With this addition you will have an SB3 fully compatible transponder (Squawk Standby, Squawk mode C, Squawk Ident button, ATC presence flashing light etc.) with a TCAS that simulates the real TCAS to the fullest. With the DF provided TCAS & Transponder there is no (at present) compatibility for on line flights (MP traffic detection for TCAS as well as Squawk modes SB3 compatible transponder). An extra gauge by Jose Oliveira is also used in order to provide electrics source information to the ILH TCAS so that it shuts off when there is no power from the aircraft.

    This addition is for the current version of the DF727 before an update is released. If there are changes in the future I will update these instructions.

    I cannot send you the panel.cfg directly since the original file is not my work :P

    Modification Instructions:

    1. Download and install ILH's TCAS http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php...lh_tcas_v4.zip
    The installation instructions will instruct you to move:
    - TCAS2v7.ini & TCAS2v7.dll in FS2004 route folder
    - TrafficInfo.DLL in MODULES folder
    - ILH_TCAS.gau in GAUGES folder

    2. Download and place [link:jcboliveira.flysplash.org/programs/ilhtcaschange.zip|ilhtcaschange.gau] by Jose Oliveira from his [link:jcboliveira.flysplash.org/|website] in the GAUGES folder.

    3. Find the panel.cfg file you want to change and make a back up copy of it. It is in a subfolder of ...\FS2004\Aircraft\Flight One 727\. I modified the Panel.cfg in "Panel.10" folder since this is the one my favourite DF727-200 aliases to. Others may also be the same so the modification may be exactly the same. You can check the alias path if you open the panel.cfg of the 727 model you fly and check where it points to.

    4. The following are the changes I made in the according {window numbers} of Panel.10. Simply find them in the DF provided panel.cfg and copy-paste the lines below over the original one.

    Original lines are disabled by a ; and new lines I added have **stars** at the end in order to be identified easily in the future.


    The { } in here stand for brackets in panel.cfg text file.

    // Panel.cfg file created for Dreamfleet 727 "Classic" by Paul Golding:NO 2D VIEWS
    // ILH TCAS modification by Kyprianos Biris, Nov.2005

    {Window00}
    gauge21=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,570,581,100,100, pic:no
    ;gauge21=DF727NJ4!EVSI,582,591,79,80 **********************
    (2 new lines...)
    gauge49=ILH_TCAS!Logic,1,1,1,1,trafficinfo:yes
    gauge50=ilhtcaschange!TCASControl,1,1,1,2

    {Window01}
    gauge31=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,616,584,100,100,pic:no
    ;gauge31=DF727NJ4!EVSI,626,593,79,80 **********************

    {Window02}
    gauge18=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,571,630,100,100,pic:no
    ;gauge18=DF727NJ4!EVSI,582,641,79,80 **********************

    {Window03}
    gauge27=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,617,632,100,100,pic:no
    ;gauge27=DF727NJ4!EVSI,627,641,79,80 **********************

    {Window12}
    ;gauge02=DF727NJ1!AP,0,93 **********************
    gauge02=ILH_TCAS!Transponder,0,94,163,70, pic:no

    {Vcockpit01}
    gauge19=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,292,200,75,75,pic:no
    ;gauge19=DF727NJ4!EVSI,299,210,60 **********************

    {Vcockpit03}
    gauge20=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,345,210,75,75,pic:no
    ;gauge20=DF727NJ4!EVSI,352,216,60 **********************

    {Vcockpit06}
    gauge01=ILH_TCAS!Transponder,0,84,168,73,pic:no
    ;gauge01=DF727NJ1!AP,0,84,261,78 **********************


    5. Save the panel.cfg and you are ready !
    Be carefull not to save it as .txt file.

    Here you can browse some pictures of the outcome.
    http://hellasga.com/gallery/kyp/fs/fs2004/df727

    Keep in mind that due to panel space shortage and the fact that Dreamfleet do not have their transponder as a separate gauge the autopilot had to be replaced by the ILH Transponder at A) the 2D Radio minipanel and B) the VC pedestral console. You can still access the autopilot by the dedicated minipanel available.

    If you feel like removing some of the above items and reenabling the original ones, simply A)delete the new line (above), B)remove the ; from the original one and C)save the panel.cfg again.

    Enjoy,

    Kyprianos Biris
    Last edited by Kyprianos_Biris; 04-27-2015 at 04:15 AM. Reason: Updated links

  2. Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    This is so usefull, it has to stay pinned.

    Thanks for taking the time to post this.
    Cheers

    Paul Golding
    Dreamfleet/Flight1 727 & 727X Developer

  3. Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    Hi,

    very good Job. But, is this only for SB3 or as well for IVAP and the IVAO Network?

    kind Regards
    Julio

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    Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    >very good Job. But, is this only for SB3 or as well for IVAP
    >and the IVAO Network?
    >
    >kind Regards
    >Julio

    I wouldn't know Julio because I don't fly with IVAP :-). I do suggest you try the modification though, you have nothing to loose if on line flying TCAS display (as well as off line AI traffic) is what you're after. If IVAP drops data in the MSFS traffic tables then TrafficInfo.DLL (in MODULES folder) reads it and sends it over to ILS TCAS. That is why we put "trafficinfo:yes" in the logic gauge so that it bypasses the need for FSUIPC data.

    UPDATE :
    My friend Sam Kalachoras sent me his version with the CIVA INS also included. As always, replace { } with brackets. I include only the changes from the default one.


    // Panel.cfg file created for Dreamfleet 727 "Classic" by Paul Golding:NO 2D VIEWS
    // MOD By Sam Kalachoras
    // TCAS in 2D & VC
    // INS 2D Shift 9
    // Removed: MS GPS


    {Window00}
    //gauge21=DF727NJ4!EVSI,582,591,79,80
    gauge21=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,570,580,103,103, blueplane:yes pic:no fontscale:1.1 other:45

    gauge49=ILH_TCAS!Logic, 0, 0, 1, 1, trafficinfo:yes
    gauge50=../Civa/Ins!Config, 0, 0, 0, 0, DF727P10L
    gauge51=../Civa/Ins!NavModeDual, 800, 716, 45
    gauge52=../Civa/Ins!UpdateFlags, 860, 716, 45

    {Window01}
    //gauge31=DF727NJ4!EVSI,626,593,79,80
    gauge31=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb,613,583,103,103, blueplane:yes pic:no fontscale:1.1 other:45

    {Window02}
    //gauge18=DF727NJ4!EVSI,582,641,79,80
    gauge18=ILH_TCAS!IVSI2b,570,630,103,103, blueplane:yes pic:no fontscale:1.1 other:45

    {Window03}
    //gauge27=DF727NJ4!EVSI,627,641 ,79,80
    gauge27=ILH_TCAS!IVSI2b,613,630,103,103, blueplane:yes pic:no fontscale:1.1 other:45

    {Window04}
    gauge02=ILH_TCAS!Transponder, 295,130,172,72, pic:no
    gauge03=../Civa/Ins!Msu1, 294, 207, 176, 49
    gauge04=../Civa/Ins!Msu2, 294, 256, 176, 49


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    08 RESERVED FOR 3RD PARTY ADD-ON USE
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    {Window08}
    size_mm=400,158
    background_color=16,16,16
    position=8
    visible=0
    gauge00=../civa/ins!Cdu1, 0, 0, 200, 158
    gauge01=../civa/ins!Cdu2, 200, 0, 200, 158
    background_colour=0,0,0
    ident=17

    {Vcockpit01}
    //gauge19=DF727NJ4!EVSI,299,210,60,70
    gauge19=ILH_TCAS!IVSI3b,287,199,83

    {Vcockpit03}
    //gauge20=DF727NJ4!EVSI,352,216,60
    gauge20=ILH_TCAS!IVSI3b,340,205,83,98



    Kyprianos Biris
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  5. Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    Hi,

    its works only in one View, right?

    Here works:


    Here not:


    Regards
    Julio

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    Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    >Hi,
    >
    >its works only in one View, right?
    >

    In Sam's configuration yes. If you check mine I have inserted it in all windows. You can combine anything you like. Basically you disable the original line and add the new one in whichever window you like. We simply provide you the gauge coordinates and sizes so that you save your time from doing it all over again.


    Kyprianos Biris
    Last edited by Kyprianos_Biris; 02-08-2009 at 03:30 AM.

  7. Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    Hi,

    this works fantastic with IVAP, thank you very much.


    kind Regards
    Julio

  8. Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    Very nice refit, i love it! :)

    One OT question tho, i tried installing the gauge in an other plane and was wondering how you got rid of the amber 767\757 style frame around the TCAS so you could use the original 727 frame?



    Brgds
    Kevin

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    Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    >Very nice refit, i love it! :)
    >
    >One OT question tho, i tried installing the gauge in an other
    >plane and was wondering how you got rid of the amber 767\757
    >style frame around the TCAS so you could use the original 727
    >frame?
    >
    >
    >
    >Brgds
    >Kevin

    gauge21=ILH_TCAS!IVSIb, ...

    It's the b in the above line.
    The grey frame here is Dreamfleet's background bitmap.
    The "b" ILH TCAS version has no frame (just black).

    Check out ILH's documentation for all the strings available in the gauge config line. If you don't add the extra letter you get the PIC 767 type of frame.


    Kyprianos Biris
    Last edited by Kyprianos_Biris; 02-08-2009 at 03:30 AM.

  10. Default RE: DF727 panel: ILH TCAS & Transponder for on line flights

    Thanks! I must have missed that part :)

    Now let`s just hope it works on VATSIM with the FSinn client.



    Thanks for the support!
    Kevin

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