Just before my holiday I managed to get the Weathership gauge ready.
This is only Beta !!
!!! EDIT!!! Beta removed look for final version thread
Place it in Your:
C:\..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\WoS_B377\panel\ folder.
Backup Your panel.cfg found there too
Open Your panel.cfg also and replace:
window_pos= 0.05, 0.6
gauge00=Weatherships!WeathershipsSYS, 0, 0, 1, 1
gauge01=Weatherships!WeathershipsGUI, 0, 0, 1024, 800
//window_pos= 0.05, 0.6
(Note ! Original entries are comneted out with // )
The Radio for homing in on the weatherships can be opened with the Sh+7 (Old radio Key press)
The original Radio panel has been merged into the new radio.
For the radio to work ensure that electrical power and avionics switch is On.
Turn the Power switch on the radio On
You can now dial in the frequency for the required weathership/station
Recieving range is appr. 500 nm, for some slightly less.
With the HDG ADJ knob - set Your current heading on the compass card.
Use the Loop Antenna Bearing knob to point the loop antenna towards the general direction af the station.
Loop antenna bearing can be read on the needle on the commpass card.
When the signal is recieved, the signal needle will start to deflect towards the right.
Turn You Loop antenna bak and forth to find where the needle peaks - this is the exact bearing to the station.
The Stations doesn´t transmit continuosly, but at these times during the hour:
When signals are recieved You will get Weather reports, shown in the mid-lower right part of the gauge.
Left clicking the mouse on the blue box beside LORAN Position, will show the ships reported LORAN position.
LORAN was not available before later in history - thus the option to toggle it On/Off.
The ships will drift around their assigned position within 210 sq nm.
Left clicking the mouse beside Navigation Calculations, will calculate the Course to steer, taking magnetic variation and wind data into account.
Your desired true course can be set by using the mouse wheel on the blue box displaying Your desired course.
Magnetic variation and wind data are the last reported ones. So when You have gone outside the recieving range of the staton, these won´t be updated.
The data are though updated when the ai
Last edited by wothan on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:58 am, edited 3 times in total.