543: MS FS Strikes Back – Update

Here’s further notes from Brian regarding the coming MS Flight Simulator:

Xbox is the Microsoft games “umbrella”, the new MS Flight Simulator WILL run on Windows 10 “under” the Xbox “app”. Windows 10 users (running the May 2019 update) can install the beta of Microsoft’s revamped Xbox app from https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-app. Microsoft Flight Simulator will arrive on Xbox One and PC {in 2020?}, and will be included for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. So, buy the new FS and pay MS an annual fee for Xbox game pass…

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541: FIP Gauge Installer is now 8.0.150.0-Compatible

The automatic installer of my gauges is now compatible with the newer Logitech driver 8.0.150.0.

However, if you don’t encounter any issue with your current versions, keep on using them.  DO NOT UPDATE your driver to the newer version.

Because if you do, all your gauges already installed WILL BE REMOVED and you will have to REINSTALL them again.

COCKPIT: Paul Alessie (EHAM, Netherlands)

Paul Alessie started building his generic GA cockpit a few years ago for the training of his private pilot license.  The pictures shown below are from the 5th version of his cockpit, which is mostly based on the BeechCraft Duke but can also be used for several other aircraft.

He says he attends the FSweekend at Lelystad every year to show other people what is possible with this (quite expensive) hobby.

Builder: Paul Alessie
Location: Netherlands
ICAO: EHAM, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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540: For Those Who Love Flying Upside Down

The Alabeo Extra 300S coming with Prepar3D is such a fun aircraft that I couldn’t help flying aerobatic once in a while, even though I mostly got dizzy after it.

After the G5 instruments, I was planning to resume my cockpit rebuilding.  But since a new piece of equipment is still on its way, I decided to go ahead with the Extra 300S gauges first, which I’ve been thinking of for a long time.

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539: G5 R3 Update for FSX/P3D Now Ready

The FSX/P3D version of the G5 Gauges for Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) have been updated to R3, which is now closely matching with the latest Garmin G5.  Click on each image below for the list of features implemented.

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538: G5 Update for FSX/P3D is Coming

My original update plan for the G5 FSX/P3D version was June or July this year so I can spend more time on my cockpit rebuilding.   However, since many G5 FSX/P3D users asked when the update will be available, I have pulled the plan to the top of my list.

Following is a quick video of the G5 (with dual flight directors) on B58 in motion.

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537: C172SP Gauges with New Back-lit Effect

The C172SP Standalone Gauges (FSX/P3D) have just been updated to R5r02 with new back-lit effect as shown below comparing the previous version.

For some reasons, the update took a much longer time than expected.   Anyway, it’s available now.

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536: G5 for X-Plane is Available Now

The wait for the Garmin G5 style PFD and HSI for X-Plane running with Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) is now over.

Thanks to all who paid in advance to support this project.

Download Links were sent about a week ago.  Just in case you did not see them in your mailbox, contact me directly or via comment section below.

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