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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.

Note:

  • 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.

RoundEdit

  1. Tick the checkbox to enter custom limit for an instrument
  2. Enter figure: Minimum
  3. Enter figure: Maximum
  4. Enter figure: Angle of the hand for the minimum
  5. Enter figure: Angle of the hand for the maximum
  6. Tick the checkbox mirror if (ToDo: What does it actually do?)
  7. 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
  8. 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.


DigitalEdit

(ToDo: Describe digital ... I never use it)

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