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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Can anyone tell me how to add a gps and a gps flight mode to the b17 ive got about 100hrs in her and im taking her around the world


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 Post subject: Re: GPS
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:17 am 
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Hi.
Adding a GPS is easy , provided you know how to edit the panel.cfg file , but make a backup copy prior to any editing , so if you mess up , you can at least put it back to original , by useing the backup copy . i personally just use the provided map on shift+5 , its just as good as a GPS if you know how to use it properly.
I have over 675.1 hrs on the B17 that has been modied with things like NAV ADF V22 , norden bombsight , extra views , weathership gauge , which is needed on long flights over water , and a pucker module that gives damage to B17 if flying through Flak .
Below is a link that helps understand panel.cfg files.
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... TzhpsmBk2Q

regards alan. 8)
member of the 91st bombardmentgroup , CO of the 324th

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 Post subject: Re: GPS
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:36 am 
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One way to do it is to copy the GPS panel information from the default Cessna 172 to the B-17's aircraft.cfg file as the unused Shift+1 position. There is an old thread here in the B-17 forum that explains how to do that.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Here ya go: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21454

See Rob-A2A's comments on bottom of page one and top of page two.

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