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is proud to present the new Mirage
4000 package for FS2004 and FSX. This package
video clips made by happy users can be foudn on YouTube...
- The Mirage 4000 aircraft
developed by Eric Marciano and Romain Lucas, with updated textures and
- Updated panel fully compatible with FSX
(SP1 or SP2)
- Fully functional Mirage Head-Up Display
(HUD), the master piece
- Full integration with Eric
- Moving map with terrain elevation
radio-altimeter for low-level
- Full set of standard gauges (ADI, HSI, ...)
easier installation, this package is provided with an automatic
aircraft and the panel are freeware, the HUD and the radar are the only
paying parts. Get more information about registration here.
Head-Up Display (HUD) IntegrationThe
HUD included in this panel has been developed by SimScape. Because it
is a complex part of the panel, it is described and documented on the Mirage HUD page. The HUD is
a paying product.
time-limited version with a 15-day trial period has been integrated in
the panel to let you try it
before you decide if you want to buy it or not.
HUD can be used in 2D panel view, in Virtual Cockpit view or in
full-screen view. To display the HUD in full-screen mode, switch off
panel by pressing the W
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IntegrationFor an optimal experience, this panel has been
designed to integrate the
radar developed by Eric
It is not integrated in the panel
because it is a paying product that requires a licence key. If you
already own this radar, it will auotmatically appear in the lower part
of the panel (VTB). If you do not have the radar yet, you can get more
Marciano website here.
in mind that the radar is linked with the Head-Up Display (HUD). This
why we recommend the joint usage of both systems. Refer to the Mirage HUD page for more
LayoutThe Mirage 4000 panel is
composed of the left MFD (called AMF in French), the center MFD (VTB in
French), the control panel, the
installed), the HUD and some standard gauges. All these panel parts are
shown in the image below and will be explained later.
Some explanations might
be necessary about the acronyms used here:
- AMF: Afficheur
mutli-fonctions (French acronym for MFD)
Visualisation tête basse (French acronym for lower MFD)
Angle of attack
- HUD: Head-Up Display
Multi-Function Displays (MFD)
MFD located on the left is called AMF in French, for "Afficheur
multi-fonctions". The MFD located on the center lower part of the panel
is the VTB, "Visualisation Tête Basse". Don't forget this Mirage was
manufactured in France.
provides all the necessary functions to control the radio frequencies,
the radio navigation and the autopilot.
The top buttons select
the AMF current page.
The left & right buttons let the
pilot adjust the data displayed on the page, when possible.
bottom buttons are memory buttons, to store often used pages and come
back to them easily.
These images extracted from the old
documentation written by Eric Marciano help understanding how the AMF
MFD (VTB)The VTB is controlled from the control panel and
displays the moving map or the radar, if installed.
autopilot is controlled through the AMF A/P page.
A set of
lights in the panel elts the pilot know what autopilot mode is engaged,
as explained on this image.
Control PanelThe control
panel lets you control the center MFD and the audio radio-altimeter.
The HUD brightness can be adjusted using
the knob framed in red on this image:
red-framed switch (VTB) selects the center MFD mode: moving map or
radar. VTB is "Visualisation Tête Basse" in French, which means
"lower-head display". This references the lower center MFD.
yellow-framed knob (MODE) selects the VTB mode. If the moving map is
displayed, the mode knob declutters the map to show/hide more or less
symbols. If the radar is displayed, this knob controls the radar mode.
See the radar documentation for more
green-framed knob (PORTEE) selects the range ("Portée" in French). This
knobs acts on the moving map or the radar, according to what is
displayed on the center MFD.
- The magenta-framed
pushbutton (TERR) allows you to show/hide the terrain elevation on the
moving map display.
- The RAD ALT switch framed in
cyan turns on the audio radio-altimeter. The
audio radio-altimeter invented by the SimScape team is
designed for very low-level flights. It triggers at or below 100 feet
above the ground and generates a tone that depends on the aircraft
height. Using this system, you can be aware of your height while
keeping your eyes on the outside view to make sure you do not hit the
knob is located just above the control panel.
& RegistrationClick on the links below to download
the Mirage 4000 package for FS2004 and FSX.
panel includes a time-limited version of the Mirage HUD. If you want to
get a full version (unlimited), direct to the Mirage
Note for FSX users:
warning will appear for each gauge of the Mirage 4000 panel when you
aircraft for the first time. This is because the gauges are not
digitally signed. Do not worry about this and accept all the gauges.
aircraft provided in this package was developed by Eric Marciano and
Romain Lucas. It is a freeware product and must remain freeware. You
are not authorized to use this aircraft without the written permission
of the authors.
SimScape thanks Cyril Pioffet for the
afterburner effects and Frank Safranek (www.mirage4fs.com)
for beta-testing and designing help.
the gauges included in this panel were developed by SimScape
developers. Some gauges are based on old freeware gauges developed for
FS98 by Flightsim Developers. We at SimScape were unable to
contact any member of this group to ask them their authorization. This
is why these gauges must remain freeware, SimScape has just
them to the newer FS2004 format that makes them compatible with FS2004
Head-Up Display (HUD)The Mirage
HUD is the master piece of this panel. It is
sold by SimScape on the Mirage
For demonstration purpose, a time-limited version of the HUD is
included in this package. You are not authorized to use this HUD in
panels without the written authorization of SimScape.
are interested in using this HUD for professional purpose, please
contact SimScape here.