just wanted to share 2 lines of code to create nice little (and robust) booklets I use to read the manual or training missions. It’s for linux, for windows there is probably something similar around…
The following 2 lines will as an example create a small booklet for the new JTAC training part (great work by the way!). The BMS training manual is called “Training.pdf” in my case
You can then print the output file “Trng_236_259-book.pdf” as two-sided (long-edge) landscape as A4. No resorting, no fiddling, just bend them once and connect them via a stapler. Enjoy reading in the bus, making notes, … [yes, I know I’m oldschool, but printed still works better for me :)]
No the GPS switch is a real switch. There are two types of new Avionics panels on the real jet. avionics.png
The one on the left is kind of what we have modeled in BMS for the American blocks. The only difference is that you see INS in the picture but in BMS it says EGI. The reason for that is because we kind of model EGI. EGI is Embedded GPS/INS; whereas INS is just INS. You have to turn the GPS on seperately. With the speed the EGI and INS aligns in BMS, BMS is modelling kind of a hybird of EGI and INS.
The panel on the right is what the new panel should look like, but as I said in a previous post, there is no way to make the GPS turn on when the EGI knob is moved.
If someone is able to model this, then I will gladly change the panel to the one on the right like it should be. Just need someone to model when the EGI knob is set to NAV, it also turns on the GPS coordinate system.
The only work around I saw was to add the GPS switch like the panel on the left.
Ok got it. Two Real panel types. Btw mine is missing CAL position too… can live with it for now (should be not implemented till now) and I can follow your suggestion and map the MIDS knob for GPS, for now.
Thank you for clarification!
For the keystrokes: the disicion is easy, add keystrokes in the US key layout and give us a guide how to add to our keyboard a us layout througth windows…
when you install windows, after choosinglanguage and layout it asks “do you want to add a second layout”? the second,third etc layout is changed through a key on the taskbar. My native language is greek-and mylayout is greek- BUT I always add the second layout as english US -that’s how i’m writing these lines to you now…I believe that the majority of windows installation have already an english layout choosen as second to be able to write english and communicate with foreigners… I thibk english US is the most common.SO
add keystrokes in the english us layout and give us a small guide how to enable it in windows setings…
My opinion…in the same idea-why is the documenation in english?there are so many lamguages! if this question was valid you should;n;t have write any documentation at all bcause In what languagee to write them???
Considering this is the 1st entry in “List of effective changes” in the Dash-1:
Change 3: (4.35)
(V3.00) published Dec 4th, 2020.
• 4.35 Dash1 update with many changes all around.
I’d say that’s not the case. IIRC I did see a post recently (just getting back into BMS) that there were no Lulu etc links and (again IIRC) there were none planned. Can’t remember exactly where it was posted, but in these forums somewhere
BMS (@Red-Dog ) did put “rev bars” in to show what pages have changed since the last release. So if you had 4.34 manual, you would replace the pages with these bars to make it a 4.35 one. Rev bars also give you a heads-up when you are reading that something has changed since the last time you researched this. Most real life aviation manuals are not hard bound but are held together with together with things like paper fastening brads or binder rings so you can replace these pages with each update.
I have the 4.34 printed manual, are these “Revised pages” available to download/print? I would replace pages in the manual with updated pages color laser printed on a good photo stock and insert them… Google search didn’t come up with anything.
Not that I can tell. Unfortunately, Red Dog didn’t make a List of Effective Pages, just Changes. That would be a big help. But I understand that, it’s one of the most annoying and time consuming things to keep up to date.
You will have to go through and print the pages that have rev bars. I don’t know think he marked flow (stuff that didn’t change but moved pages due to new added/deleted info). That would also need to be checked then on the pages around the rev bars.
So now that I’ve had my coffee and we’re thinking about it, it may be a bit of a larger project than first thought. But to be fair, paper revision updates are always a huge pain.