The remaining ALVOR, VSADF and TCBAL of the C172SP Integrated series with back-lit effects (when the panel light is ON) have completed.
Again, these gauges will be installed onto the “C172SP_Skyhawk_INTG_R5” folder under the “FSX_Times_Gauges” directory as well.
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The first batch of Integrated C172SP gauges revised with new back-lit effects (when the panel light is ON) is completed, which includes the ASCLK, ATTAN, HDCMP and INTFG.
Since this is a major update, the new gauges will be installed onto a new “C172SP_Skyhawk_INTG_R5” folder under the “FSX_Times_Gauges” directory. The existing “R4” folder is left untouched. Continue reading
As expected, Logitech has refused my request to provide the source code of the X-Plane plugin. So, there is nothing I can do about it from this end, but I will continue to look for other options, if there are any.
Will I continue to develop FIP gauges for X-Plane, some asked? Probably when timing is right, because not all aircraft involve the using of fuel flow in the way as the C172SP does.
As mentioned in the update two weeks ago, Logitech sent me a revised X-Plane Plug-in but the fule flow datatref issue remains unsolved unfortunately.
After another 2 weeks of waiting, Logitech yesterday replied “we don’t have a newer X-Plane Plug-in and do not have a timeframe yet of when it will become available and no guarantee if even the newer one will address your issue.”
That’s really unfortunate to all who are using FIPs (Flight Instrument Panels) for C172SP and other small aircraft in X-Plane.
Although the chance is small, I continue to ask if Logitech could send me the source code of the plug-in so that I can give a hand on the issue.
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During the release of the C172SP “back-lit” version a few months ago, I mentioned that similar changes would be coming soon to the C172SP Integrated series and possibly followed by other gauges.
The plan was dropped because I couldn’t help thinking that the orange-tinted back-lit style used on small aircraft such as the C172SP is a bit exaggerated even though it does look good on bigger jetliners.
After months of exploring, a new black-lit style is devised again — I hope this one will last. And this time, I will use it on the C172SP Integrated series first. Then, the standalone version will be revamped with similar changes later. Continue reading
Haven’t updated FSX Times for quite a while due to some family matters, travels, other distractions and laziness under the summer sun. Probably the situation will carry on for another month or so.
Regarding the fuel flow dataref issue in X-Plane for FIP gauges, Logitech has reacted and sent me a revised X-Plane Plug-in. Unfortunately, the issue remains unsolved. Have reported back and hope that there will be “workable” update from the support team soon.
During last month, my son developed an iOS version of the Affinity Mask Calculator for me. It is called “FSXTimes AMC”. Nothing fancy and it works similarly to the web version. It can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store. As 6- and 8-core CPUs are becoming main streams, next update will target to include them.
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Logitech replied, “We have forwarded your case for further internal review. Please be aware this can take up to two business days. We will keep you informed on any further updates in regards to your request.”
Respond time is much much better than Saitek. Let’s get our fingers crossed that there are some good news coming soon.
Thanks to Rares Vernica, the cause of the fuel-flow issue found on the C172SP Integrated Fuel Gauges (INTFG) for X-Plane has been spotted. It is very likely caused by the “rounding” function in Logitech’s X-Plane Plugin for the command.
The value of the “sim/cockpit2/engine/indicators/fuel_flow_kg_sec” dataref from X-Plane for the C172SP is in the range approximately between 0.003550 to 0.009475 (or 0.003xxx to 0.009xxx) when engine is running.
As shown in the image above, the 3rd decimal number on the Flight Instrument Panel (FIP) is rounded to either 0 or 5 regardless of the actual output from the dataref in X-Plane. Continue reading