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PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Anybody: How on earth do I turn off the landing lights on the Pilatus PC-9? XML? Where is it?
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:16 pm

does the switch not work, yet? use CTRL-C to toggle the click hotspots...
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby Oswald » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:15 pm

Get up into the air with landing lights on and gear down, get landing gear in and landing lights will turn off.
The other way round: Descend, go to final, gear down, landing lights will turn on.
At least this applies to the FGUK version of the PC-9, I reckon it isn't different with the fgaddon standard version.

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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:52 pm

I don't see a switch. They stay on even at altitude. CTRL-C doesn't seem to do anything.
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby wlbragg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:18 am

The ALS navlights don't appear to be on by default so I assume your using the non-ALS light cones?

You can shut them off permanently by commenting out lines 83 to 101

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  <!--model>
   <name>LightConeR</name>
   <path>Aircraft/PC-9M/Models/Lights/LightCone.xml</path>
   <offsets>
    <x-m>-0.35</x-m>
    <y-m> 1.20</y-m>
    <z-m> 0.14</z-m>
   </offsets>
  </model>

  <model>
   <name>LightConeL</name>
   <path>Aircraft/PC-9M/Models/Lights/LightCone.xml</path>
   <offsets>
    <x-m>-0.35</x-m>
    <y-m>-1.20</y-m>
    <z-m> 0.14</z-m>
  </offsets>
 </model-->


in Aircraft/PC-9M/Models/navlights.xml
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:00 pm

Cool. Thanks!! Now: second stupid question: I have FlightGear files all over the place (Users/Adddata.., and so on), where is this XML file located?
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:12 pm

I don't have a PC-9M/ folder under Aircraft.
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby wlbragg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:12 pm

How did.you install the aircraft? What operating system?
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:47 pm

Windows 10 PC and I just hit the 'Install' button.
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Found it. In Users/TimothyF/FlightGear and so on. Whew!!
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:05 am

If you modify the aircraft just be aware that if you use the automatic update button I am not quite sure but I think it will overwrite your updates ;)
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:21 pm

I restarted the plane several times and the lights stayed off. Thanks, again.
BTW: I'm trying to find an aircraft with full instrumentation (like two VORs and NAVs, etc.) PLUS a route manager. And I'd like about 160-knot NTE. Four passengers. Twin is good. Not a turbo. I love the Seneca II and the Cessna 337 and even the C182, but they don't have an autopilot or Route manager. Any ideas?
Secondly: can I somehow add a Route Manager to the Seneca II or the 337, or both? My life would be complete at that point. <G>
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby WoodSTokk » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:27 am

You miss one point. Some guys want also a toilet on the aircraft for long flights. ;)
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby tfreriks » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:33 pm

You may not want to hear this, but I always carried a long funnel, a rubber tube, and 24 oz Coke bottle in my aircraft. So.....you're saying I can't have that?
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Re: PC-9 landing lights

Postby sim » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:01 pm

Good thinking tfreriks, You will enjoy flying planes that lack something, if you find this long lost skill. :lol: Improvise!
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