[pkg-fgfs-crew] Bug#751847: flightgear: Seneca II interior lighting

Ludovic Brenta ludovic at ludovic-brenta.org
Thu Jun 19 12:54:07 UTC 2014

I have prepared a much more extensive patch that resolves the second
issue, viz. the fact that the cockpit remains dark even with the
overhead lights swicthed on.  I'll post it here in the next 12

This patch illuminates many non-backlit areas of the cockpit with the
overhead lights: the charts on the copilot's seat, the instrument
panel, the throttle/RPM/mixture levers, coil flap levers, flap lever,

Parts of this patch might be controversial in that the left-hand
electrical buttons (main battery, magnetos, start button, etc.) and
the instrument and radio light dimmers are no longer back-lit and
no longer controlled by the instrument light; instead they are
dimly lit only by the overhead light.  I believe this to be more
realistic but then again I've never been in an actual Seneca II,
let alone at night :)

I'd like to add a keyboard shortcut to turn the overhead lights on;
I think the key Ctrl+L is a good candidate.  Also to add an entry in
the Seneca menu (F10).  This way, a pilot could enter the cockpit
in the middle of the night, hit Ctrl+L, see the instrument lighting
dimmer on the panel, turn that on and fly the aircraft, all without
resorting to Ctrl+C a single time.  All in all I think this is a
*big* improvement to the cockpit for night flying.

Ludovic Brenta.

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