Don't bite me for reviving an old thread but I also have a doubt regarding the INS present on HJG panels, It's simply out of curiosity not a problem per se.
So I noticed and am aware those systems indeed took their sweet time to align, something between 8 and 10 minutes I suppose? Anyway, the CIVA gauge has an average align time of 3 minutes whilst I've never had enough patience to determine how long the HJG gauge takes to be ready for action (Without the cheat of course). It certainly is in excess of 8 minutes as that was the longest I waited.
I believe the gauge has a hidden click spot to activate "instant" calibration.
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Post by Nathan Ford - HJG on Nov 24, 2018 11:53:20 GMT
Hi, sorry it has taken me a while, super busy at the moment. Mark has pretty well hit it on the head that the real world INS takes in excess of 30 minutes to align. The RW units are actually measuring the rotation of the earth so as to be able to deduct this acceleration force from its calculations. Of course, neither the Civa nor the HJG version do this but both are great additions. In so far as how long does the HJG unit take to align, well, I do all of my checks and cockpit preparations, get impatient and then hit the cheat, so I have never actually measured it
Another question that came to mind is, and probably must've been asked before, of the possibility to add HJG's INS gauge simulation into other panels that use the standard FS9 GPS to navigate, and if so, will the autopilot follow the CDU inputs?