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01-23-2005, 06:38 AM
I'm used to using mph and feet for my instruments. Even the U.S. planes use metric? Is this accurate? All the training missions use the English system. Is there a way to convert the instruments readouts to English?
01-23-2005, 07:10 AM
map a key to 'toggle speedbar'. that'll convert from metric to knots, to imperial
01-23-2005, 07:19 AM
aha. That's what "toggle speed bar" means.
08-21-2006, 01:58 PM
Will this also toggle the 4 instruments that you see when using the "cockpit off" command of ctrl-F1 so that they are also in imperial units?
08-21-2006, 03:59 PM
If any of the instruments have metric units on their faces, that's the way it was. Even the US used metric on a few guages.
The real confusion comes from the airspeed indicators. Depending on which plane you take, it may read in knots, miles, or kilometers per hour. A general rule of thumb is: if it is a Navy aircraft (US or Japanese) the airspeed will be in knots. If it is air force, it will usually be in miles or kilometers per hour.
08-22-2006, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by atleiker:
Will this also toggle the 4 instruments that you see when using the "cockpit off" command of ctrl-F1 so that they are also in imperial units? No, those babies are always metric. The toggle speedbar control only affects the red numbers bottom left corner of your screen.
08-22-2006, 08:48 AM
Right. Noticed that last night and you answered my next question which would have been is there another toggle setting for those babies.
Thanks much fellas.