- The WX Radar selector tabs and knobs are located at bottom middle section of the Center Pedestal sub panel. A row of 6 WX Radar mode selector tabs are located within the upper portion of WX Radar selector tabs and knobs quadrant of the Center Pedestal sub panel .... below the INS unit, Only the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th among these selector tabs are functional .... when selected each tab illuminates (white) in order to engage and set the WX Radar display between Standby, Test, and Normal operating modes as follows ....
The 2nd selector tab sets the WX Radar display to "STANDBY" mode
The 6th selector tab sets the WX Radar display to "TEST" mode
The 3rd selector tab sets the WX Radar display to "NORMAL" operating mode
PLEASE NOTE: The actual WX Radar display is a separate sub panel .... commanded into view using the "WX" sub panel selection icon located at the bottom left of each Main Panel.
A row of 3 selector knobs are located below the WX Radar mode selector tabs .... only the center and right selector knobs are functional. The center selector knob can be used to switch WX Radar between either system "1" or "2" power supply sources. The right selector knob can be used to tilt the axis of the WX Radar scanner in order to better present meteorological detection in accordance with the projected course/route.
2 additional knobs are located at the top left and right of the actual WX Radar display sub panel. The left knob can be used to cycle the range of the WX screen between 25, 50, 100, 1550, and 300 miles. The right knob can be used to adjust the intensity/brightness of the WX radar screen.
PLEASE NOTE: The WX Radar featured in these L-1011 panels can accurately detect and display actual FS meteorological conditions.
PLEASE NOTE ALSO: The WX Radar unit featured in these L-1011 panels can only work if a "free" or "licensed" version of Pete DOWSON's FSUIPC module is installed .... any FSUIPC version from V3.50 or later.
PLEASE NOTE ADDITIONALLY: FSUIPC modules are FS version specific separate files for FS2004 and FSX). Select the correct FSUIPC version in accordance with FS version of choice and follow Pete DOWSON's installation instructions .... HJG does not provide technical support for FSUIPC. The latest FSUIPC versions for FS2004 or FSX may be downloaded from ....
About 3 versions of George's WX Radar are represented among the panels we offer here (our own panels and those we've been authorized to modify .... as well as Mario's superb MERCURE 100 panel/simulation which we host too). The B707, B727, CV880, CV990, DC-8, DC-9, and MERCURE 100 panels each feature a mono-chrome WX Radar display .... whilst those for both the DC-10's and L-1011 feature different versions of a more modern colour display. Each of our 3 WX Radar types does function slightly differently .... as outlined within the corresponding manuals for each simulation.
Sorry mark, but are you able to explain how to read the radar when using the tilt function? Im not sure what im looking at when i use it, nor am i able to understand what the neutral "0" and the up and down positions mean.
I assume the radar when looking at it is basically a 180 degree view from the front, yes?
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 29, 2022 20:06:41 GMT
Just as you've interpreted Alex
The TILT switch is used to adjust deflection of the WX Radar scanner .... up to a maximum of 180 degrees from its default forward looking axis .... whilst the distance and intensity of whatever's detected is presented on the separate WX Radar screen.
As mentioned earlier the WX Radar "does" paint an accurate depiction of FS generated weather .... the intensity of which is determined by the colour/s of any return presented on the separate WX Radar screen.
If no significant weather is present, or if any weather to be detected is outside TILT deflection of the scanner or range selected on the separate WX Radar screen, then, no weather return will be painted.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 30, 2022 1:13:48 GMT
Sorry Alex the TILT axis is "UP and "DOWN" (I've corrected my earlier statement) .... just as is placarded on that part of the CP sub panel.
I couldn't read that placarding properly per my own (above) images earlier on and it's been a while since I'd used any of our L-1011's.
Just been trying it now, in FS, as a test for the benefit of this reply (setting up a few major weather fronts/thunderstorms then using the TILT function to assess how everything was presented) .... and it all seems to be working well.