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A big thank you, [bert de Bruin, Ian Forster-Lewis, Peter Luerkens] for the update on the Default DG808.

I only just found it!!

Not want to seem like a whinger already about free stuff, but has Yawstrings gone out of fashion?

No, really, does the full seize gliding world not use them much now?[i've always used them-showing my age now]

Reagrds, S

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has Yawstrings gone out of fashion?

thanks --- I couldn't remember whether the FSX dg808s has a yawstring or not so checked a couple of youtube videos... I guess it hasn't! In R/L soaring yawstrings are as popular as ever.

Otherwise the DG808S is pretty good - I collected info together re the new instruments onto a webpage here:

Modified SOAR DG808S info

If you like the updated DG808S, you might like the model of the ASW28 updated with pure FSX instruments similar to the SOAR DG808S, a new flight file (adjusted from the SOAR DG808S flight file) and added a new yawstring as a proper FSX XML gauge:

ASW28 for FSX info

Maybe it's possible to put the yawstring from the ASW28 into the DG808S - it's just an XML gauge.

B21

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Maybe it's possible to put the yawstring from the ASW28 into the DG808S - it's just an XML gauge.

The MS-DG hasn't a yawstring, although the SDK allows an entry in the aircraft.cfg for it. The xml-gauge will only work in 2D-panels. In 3D you can put it only where space is reserved on the panel texture bitmap. At this time the only possible place would be the compass.

best regards,

Peter

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In general the XML yawstring will work in 3D panels, but there has to be a defined 3d model texture to draw it on to. The ASW24 (and ASW15) have been modelled with a 3D texture in the right place for the yawstring. The DG808S has $...panel_1 and $...panel_2 vcockpit areas defined but from memory I think neither of these extends above the panel into the area a pilot would expect to view a yawstring, so without modifying the model we're stuffed (I wouldn't bother with a '2D yawstring' in a window...). (Maybe I should guess a $...panel_3 texture and see if that appears??)

I don't think we ever got any info on what the 'yaw_string_available' aircraft.cfg parameter was supposed to do apart from giving a clue that the DG808S was intended to contain a yawstring once (presumably it went the same way as the compensation in the vario...)

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November 2008 I wrote a topic on how to implant Max Roodveldt's yawstring into the DG.

It works in 3D with limitations, see my explaination: http://www.forum.aer...showtopic=24626

Bert

thanks Bert - I did read that post... displaying the yawstring in a 2D 'overlay' window has too many limitations for me (but I've never actually tried it).

I do think the XML yawstring in the ASW28 is a sensible FSX update replacing Max's dll though and your instructions are equally valid.

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Thanks Bruin.

Got Max's yawstring working in the DG808S with your advise there.

It looks best in 2D mode [in landing view].

But the 3D view is good too.[pity about having to turn it on for each time in 3D view--I mostly fly 3D view anyway]

I'll try to add it to a few other gliders with no yawstrings[i will need to adjust its position sometimes I guess]

Hopefully more XML stuff will come out to make in the near future.

But I know there are only a handful [if that] of FS glider designers in the world.

Its a bit like my other flying theme is ultralights and gyrocopters[finially found a good Benson gyro for FSX-I needed to add new instruments & max's yawstring--2D cockpit only]

They are Very Rare designers[i,am not one unfortunally]

Thanks also everybody for the info on cockpit development.

Regards, S

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