FSACARS Alt and Panel Alt Not Matching

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FSACARS Alt and Panel Alt Not Matching

Postby shackler781 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:26 pm

I've noticed on my logs that the recorded FSACARS altitude does not match the altitude displayed on my instrument panel. For instance, my flight from KEWR to KATL on August 8: FSACARS records me cruising between 36213 feet and 36345 while my panel at 29.92 reads 36000. Anyone know why that is?
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Re: FSACARS Alt and Panel Alt Not Matching

Postby David Vega » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:59 pm

This is because FSACARS is reporting the altitude it's reading from the internals of the simulator, which are reported as pressure altitude. Your set the altimeter to 29.92 after the transition altitude, which in the USA is 18,000ft, but varies around the world.

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Re: FSACARS Alt and Panel Alt Not Matching

Postby Dave Blake » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:58 am

shackler781 wrote:I've noticed on my logs that the recorded FSACARS altitude does not match the altitude displayed on my instrument panel. For instance, my flight from KEWR to KATL on August 8: FSACARS records me cruising between 36213 feet and 36345 while my panel at 29.92 reads 36000. Anyone know why that is?


Next time you are at cruse altitude press SHIFT + Z to display your actual pressure altitude. You will see that FSACARS is recording your altitude correctly.
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Re: FSACARS Alt and Panel Alt Not Matching

Postby shackler781 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:09 pm

So much to learn, so little time. :? Many thanks, guys!
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