What Instrument Order Do You Use?

Hey guys.

I was wondering how you all arrange your instruments at the bottom of the screen. No, I’m not asking how to do it. I want to see your arrangements.

I like mine because I can keep track of everything while I am not in the cockpit.

Mine are like this, from left to right:

Airspeed
Ground Speed
Altitude MSL
Altitude AGL
Vertical Speed
Heading
Dist. to Dest. or ETE to Dest. (This last one I use for whatever I need at the moment, like winds, fuel, etc. )

Basically, I have speed, altitude, then navigation.

Happy landings,
—Alaska096

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Well, I thought there was a topic for this but it must have been close because I don’t see it anymore.

That being said, (Left to right)

ETE to Dest
Dist to Dest
Flight Time
Fuel Remaining
Fuel Used
Altitude AGL
Load (However my last slot is for whatever I need)

It bugs me when people have air speed, winds, ground speed, altitude MSL, etc. that are clearly displayed on the main HUD 😂

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If it’s not in this order then I’ll get mad and can’t find anything.

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It bugs me when people waste three spots on something that need only be checked sporadically (e.g. load, fuel used) or not at all (flight time) but not something that could be incredibly important (e,g, bearing to next, Altitude AGL^). Or devote two spots to essentially the same thing where a toggle will do (e,g, ETE/Dist).

^Yes, you have that, many don’t. They have four spots for things they can’t possibly need to know all that much.

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Airspeed, groundspeed, ETE to destination. Fuel remaining. Load. ALT MSL and AGL. Been playing with this order for a while now. I even have a screenshot saved every time I do a fresh install
Of IF 😂. I feel comfortable flying this way and never had issues in the past.

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You bring up a fair point, I respect it.

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I think my most important for me are Altitude AGL, ETE to destination, distance to destination, and fuel remaining.

I have landings active whenever I am doing patterns. Otherwise, load or winds will be up there.

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If it’s not like this I cannot function properly, it’s just the way I have always had it.

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I have no idea how anyone could fly with out this order:

  • Dist to Next

  • Ground Speed

  • Local Time (Sim)

  • ETE to Dest

  • Altitude AGL

  • Fuel Remaining

  • Dist to Dest

I find it so annoying when I’m trying to change the view but it changes the order instead.

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I like to fly a little inside the cockpit, and a little outside. While outside, I like to keep track of everything still 😊

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That seems pretty similar to mine! I like mine because I can keep track of everything while I am not in the cockpit

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Nearest Airport, Altitude MSL, Heading, Flight Time, ETE Destination, Fuel Remaining, Local Time (Real).

From Left to Right:

Flight Time
AirSpeed
ETE to Dest (I change this to Altitude AGL below 3000ft AGL)
Dist to Dest
Fuel Remaining
Local Time (Sim)
Airplane Load

I guess its duplicate, but older one has been closed.

I’ve thought about this too… after seeing other pilots on YouTube using theirs in their order. Mine:

Ground speed
Altitude AGL
ETE destination
Yoke (dunno, i just keep it to make sure autopilot is working correctly)
Vertical speed
Fuel Remaining
Distance to Next

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Here’s mine:

  • Airspeed
  • Altitude AGL
  • Ground speed
  • Yoke (just to see that I am calibrated correctly for T/O and Landing
  • ETE to Dest
  • Fuel remaining (sometimes I switch to fuel used - for my VA)
  • Flight time
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I do most of my flights inside the cockpit so I have information that I don’t see in the HUD.

Left to right:

Fuel remaining (sometimes Airplane load)
Dist to next
Dist to Dest
Flight time
ETE to Dest
Local Time
Altitude AGL

This lineup is really all about flight planning more than anything. This info combined with the HUD, I literally have everything I need to see to fly as perfectly as I can.

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ETE to dest
Dist to dest
Load
Yoke
FT
Fuel rem
AGL

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mines

left-right

Airspeed
ground speed/altitude (occasionally switching)
Local Time (my zone)
Fuel remaining
ETA to next
ETA to destination
Distance to destination

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Mine is consistent with the information on the HUD. On the left I have airspeeds, in the middle I have navigation information and on the right I have altitude.

Left to right:
Air Speed
Ground Speed
Fuel remaining
Distance to destination
ETE destination
Vertical speed (switches to flight time in cruise)
Altitude MSL

Having ETE destination next to flight time is a much better gauge than fuel remaining. For instance on the 787-10 I know the max endurance at M .85 is 20.5 hours. As long as they add up to something less I know I’ll make it.

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