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    Posted: June-29-2016 at 6:48am
I have had the BN2 Islander installed for quite some time but only just got around to checking it out and just love the great job on the graphics, so many paint versions and the virtual panel.
However after only one small flight I could see there was a lot missing and the little things like radio, auto pilot and GPS were difficult to get at and lacking in operation. I also see a lot of comments that the BN2 will not climb or descend to a given altitude and of course there is no way to enter such an altitude anyway. Totally incorrect; it will go to an altitude if there was only some way to input the altitude (instead of being permanently stuck on zero).
The solution is to copy three windows from the base Beech Baron 58 into the panel.cfg file.
I replaced:
Window00=No 2D Panel
Window01=Mini Panel
Window02=KLN90 GPS

with these from the Baron:
Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=Mini Panel...(no change needed here)
Window03=GPS

Then a little bit of tweaking deleting the two oil gauges at the bottom of the resulting 2D window and adding
gauge56=KingAir!altimeter_selector,  406,265,132,66

This is the tool that lets you input the desired altitude and now you have some nice 2D panels to call up and you never have to look at the ugly inoperative (almost) auto panel at the bottom of the vcockpit. I also couldn't be bothered trying to work out the KLN90 GPS so i only bring up the stock GPS from the Baron. I replaced the gauge00=Flight1_BN2_kln90a!GPS
with gauge00=Beech_Baron!GPS Icon so if I ever get lazy or drunk and click on it I will get the good GPS instead. The good auto pilot is at the bottom of the radio panel window.

Hope this might help some other players but sorry I have been so slow getting started on this wonderful airplane.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote bravotango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-29-2016 at 8:14pm
I should have mentioned to copy Baron_background_1024.bmp into your BN2 panel folder. I am including a copy of my panel.cfg below which will be easier if anyone wants to use it. Don't forget to make a backup of your panel cfg, just rename it panel_original.cfg or something. I have deleted a few gauges not needed from the baron Window00 such as undercarriage raise and lower and some of the simicons.
Happy flying.

// This Panel.cfg file created by FS Panel Studio panel editor utility - http://www.fspanelstudio.com
// Built Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 17:30 FSPS Build:22900

[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=Mini Panel
Window03=GPS

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
file_1024=Baron_background_1024.bmp
size_mm=640
position=7
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL

gauge00=Beech_Baron!Annunciator Gear Up,  130,22,30,10
gauge01=Beech_Baron!Annunciator Left Alternator,  160,22,30,10
gauge02=Beech_Baron!Annunciator Right Alternator,  190,22,30,10
gauge03=Beech_Baron!Annunciator Starter,  220,22,29,10
gauge04=Beech_Baron!Annunciator Aft Door,  249,22,30,10
gauge05=Beech_Baron!Flight Director Switch,  3,102,18,18
gauge06=Beech_Baron!Autopilot Switch,  3,119,18,17
gauge07=Beech_Baron!Clock,  34,61,45,23
gauge08=Beech_Baron!Instrument Air,  23,87,67,66
gauge09=Beech_Baron!Airspeed Indicator,  94,64,96,96
gauge10=Beech_Baron!Attitude Indicator,  190,51,118,113
gauge11=Beech_Baron!Number Plate,  334,52,47,10
gauge12=Beech_Baron!Altimeter,  308,63,100,100
gauge13=Beech_Baron!Avionics Icon,  74,158,12,12
gauge14=Beech_Baron!GPS Icon,  88,  158 ,12,12
gauge15=Beech_Baron!RMI,  2,174,91,89
gauge16=Beech_Baron!Turn Coordinator,  92,170,98,98
gauge17=Beech_Baron!Horizontal Situation Indicator,  190,164,118,112
gauge18=Beech_Baron!Vertical Speed Indicator,  308,166,99,99
gauge19=Beech_Baron!Strobe Lights,  2,269,19,26
gauge20=Beech_Baron!Beacon Lights,  20,269,16,26
gauge21=Beech_Baron!Nav Lights,  36,269,14,26
gauge22=Beech_Baron!Panel Lights,  50,269,16,26
gauge23=Beech_Baron!Taxi Lights,  66,269,16,26
gauge24=Beech_Baron!Landing Lights,  82,269,16,26
gauge25=Beech_Baron!Left Ignition Switch,  0,297,48,31
gauge26=Beech_Baron!Right Ignition Switch,  50,297,51,31
gauge27=Beech_Baron!Battery Switch,  100,281,23,46
gauge28=Beech_Baron!Left Alternator Switch,  123,281,18,46
gauge29=Beech_Baron!Right Alternator Switch,  141,281,18,46
gauge30=Beech_Baron!Avionics Switch,  159,281,24,46
gauge31=Beech_Baron!Prop Sync Switch,  183,281,22,46
gauge32=Beech_Baron!Pitot Icing Switch,  205,281,20,46
gauge33=Beech_Baron!Prop Icing Switch,  225,281,18,46
gauge34=Beech_Baron!Boot Icing Switch,  243,281,17,46
gauge35=Beech_Baron!Left Fuel Pump Switch,  260,281,22,46
gauge36=Beech_Baron!Right Fuel Pump Switch,  282,281,23,46
gauge37=Beech_Baron!Nav GPS Switch,  305,281,20,46
gauge38=Beech_Baron!Flaps Switch,  327,280,71,47
gauge39=Beech_Baron!Left Manifold Pressure,  415,53,53,52
gauge40=Beech_Baron!Right Manifold Pressure,  471,53,53,52
gauge41=Beech_Baron!Left RPM Indicator,  415,108,52,52
gauge42=Beech_Baron!Right RPM Indicator,  471,108,52,52
gauge43=Beech_Baron!Left Fuel Flow Indicator,  415,162,53,52
gauge44=Beech_Baron!Right Fuel Flow Indicator,  471,162,53,52
gauge45=Beech_Baron!Left Engine Temperature Indicator,  415,216,53,52
gauge46=Beech_Baron!Right Engine Temperature Indicator,  471,216,53,52
gauge47=Beech_Baron!Prop Sync Spinner,  459,96,22,22
gauge48=Beech_Baron!Left Fuel Quantity,  532,53,53,53
gauge49=Beech_Baron!Right Fuel Quantity,  586,53,53,53
gauge50=Beech_Baron!OMI Lights,  539,110,10,36
gauge51=Beech_Baron!DME,  560,111,70,35
gauge52=Beech_Baron!Pitch Trim,  551,166,23,63
gauge53=Beech_Baron!Aileron Trim,  575,167,57,43
gauge54=Beech_Baron!Rudder Trim,  574,210,60,29
gauge55=Beech_Baron!Ammeter,  597,249,43,78
gauge56=KingAir!altimeter_selector,  406,265,132,66

draw_order00=gauge50, gauge60
draw_order01=gauge51, gauge60
draw_order02=gauge52, gauge60
draw_order03=gauge53, gauge60

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=2,2,2
size_mm=156,308
position=8
visible=0
ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL

gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio,  0,0
gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1,  0,29
gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2,  0,86
gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF,  0,142
gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME,  0,180
gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr,  0,217
gauge06=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP,  0,262


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=631,100
position=7
visible=1
ident=MINIPANEL
child_3d=1
no_luminous=1

gauge00=Cessna172!Airspeed,  0,1
gauge01=Cessna!Turn_Indicator,  102,0
gauge02=CessnaWAlpha!Attitude_Alpha,  207,0
gauge03=Cessna!Heading_Indicator,  312,0
gauge04=Cessna!Altimeter,  417,0
gauge05=Cessna!Vertical_Speed,  531,0


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=456,378
position=8
visible=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
window_size= 0.500, 1.000
window_pos= 0.000, 0.000

gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500,  0,0


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$vpanel

gauge00=Beech_Baron!GPS Icon,  500,1,380
gauge01=Flight1_BN2!Altimeter,  2,185,157,157
gauge02=Flight1_BN2!C21AP,  1,1,195,38
gauge03=Flight1_BN2!KN54,  197,1,195,37
gauge04=Flight1_BN2!KR871,  1,105,338,39
gauge05=Flight1_BN2!KR872,  1,145,338,39
gauge06=Flight1_BN2!KX155,  1,40,498,64
gauge07=Flight1_BN2!Stall,  340,105,55,55
gauge08=Flight1_BN2!KT67A,  393,1,31,37
gauge09=Flight1_BN2!KMA24,  883,1,26,78
gauge10=Virtavia_Sound!DeadPixl_XMLSound,  814,262,100
gauge11=Flight1_BN2!Backbone_sound,  84,461,20,20
gauge12=Flight1_BN2!GUV1,  912,1,47,47
gauge13=Flight1_BN2!GUV2,  912,49,47,47
gauge14=Flight1_BN2!Hobbs,  396,  105 ,83,22



[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8191
SIZE_Y=6134

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Hello,

I am sure some people will appreciate the hack. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for your kind comment Jeff.

No doubt users will be able to find small changes that will improve the experience.

I have already found oversights which I missed first time through.

For example the Mini Panel should come last so just reverse the order for Mini Panel and GPS in notepad.

There is also an error carried over in the gauges at the bottom of the Main Panel.

It doesn't seem to effect anything but should read as follows:

draw_order00=gauge39, gauge47
draw_order01=gauge40, gauge47
draw_order02=gauge41, gauge47
draw_order03=gauge42, gauge47
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Great stuff. Thank you.
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This is outstanding! Many thanks
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