The Limits screen allows the definition of instrument ranges (by setting a lower and an upper limit). This is not to be confused with the Limits 1 and Limits 2 tabs under the Engine Specs section of PlaneMaker, which actually defines performance limits, not just indicator markings.
The two basic instrument types covered are round and digital instruments.
- You can only define new limits for instruments listed on the limits screen - not for all that can be selected on the panel screen.
- You have to figure out the acronyms for the instruments yourself, Plane Maker offers no help.
- Some instrument variants have bitmap faces that won't reflect the new ranges - but the hands will! See Custom Instruments for a solution.
- Tick the checkbox to enter custom limit for an instrument
- Enter figure: Minimum
- Enter figure: Maximum
- Enter figure: Angle of the hand for the minimum
- Enter figure: Angle of the hand for the maximum
- Tick the checkbox mirror if (ToDo: What does it actually do?)
- Tick the checkbox halve over to get a scale with two different graduations. You can enter the switch-over figure in the numerical field that opens once the checkbox is ticked. See below for example
- Tick the checkbox label if (ToDo: What does it actually do?)
Example for Halve OverEdit
Typical application: "Condense" the high speed range of an airspeed indicator to leave more space for the low speed range, making it easier to read if you're close to the stall speed.
(ToDo: Describe digital ... I never use it)