Brian Goldsmith holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating and a CFI Certificate. He recently decided to upgrade his flight simulator, which he uses for fun and to maintain his instrument skills in between real flying.
Builder: Brian Goldsmith
Location: Concord, Ohio USA
ICAO: KLNN, Lake County Executive Airport
Project Notes: Continue reading
FPS hit isn’t uncommon when a pop-out screen is moved to a second monitor, despite how small and low resolution of the monitor it might be.
In a “conversation” I had with Michael Basler in Germany earlier last month, he said that his fps were literally cut by 50% when he shifted a pop-out screen to a touch monitor connected to the main computer.
My reaction was: since I don’t see any performance hit from my GNS430 and GNS530 connecting to the motherboard’s integrated graphics ports, I suggested him to give it a try if his computer supports the feature.
Later he came back to me saying that he still couldn’t believe it but it works. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed when the Just Flight PA28 Arrow III for MSFS is loaded with engine running (meaning the aircraft isn’t started from cold and dark), its VOR2 needle is always deflected to the left?
It’s a bug, I believe, since the needle won’t return to center when no NAV signals are present.
To correct this error, we’ll have to flip Continue reading
Albert Welledits, a pilot in Austria, sent me a video of a pattern flight at LOAN (Wiener Neustadt East Airport) on his flightsim cockpit simulating the Diamond DA20. He says the Rwy 09 in Service is a very challenging final, and he hates it on windy days, in particular.
His skill is very good, no doubt. And to me, Continue reading
The Air Creation 582SL was my favorite ultralite trike in FSX/P3D, for which I developed FIP Gauges for it a few years ago. I am so glad to find a remodeled MSFS version of it in Flightsim.to, which seems attracted a lot of interests now.
Had it installed and flied with it for some hours. Frankly, wouldn’t say that it is as good as the original. But at least it is playable. In particular, my original AC582SL gauges can fully work with it without any issue, including the backlit too.
I have modified the gauges Continue reading
Due to vulnerability of the Community folder in MSFS, I recently use the MSFS_Addon_Linker to map all my external apps to the folder in oder to keep things manageable just in case.
Everything works fine except the RealSimGear app for the GNS430 and 530, unfortunately. It was similarly put under the Addons folder where I store all my external apps.
The app seemed to be loaded into MSFS successfully but only a few buttons work. Continue reading
While I was cleaning up and finalizing my work PC with new components yesterday, I discovered an effective way to increase FPS and smoothness of MSFS instantly.
The trick simply involves the changing of a few options in the game.
Read from RealSimGear’s forum that some users have alignment issues when moving the GPS displays from the virtual cockpit to the GNS430 and GNS530.
The official instruction says that there is no need to resize the popped out GPS screens from the virtual cockpit. Just move them over to the GNSs and press right Alt-Enter. The GPS screens will fit on the devices accordingly.
Unfortunately, it’s not just those users in the forum having problems in doing so. I encountered the same situation that the GPS screens wouldn’t fit onto the GNSs by following the official instruction as well.
Here’s my solutions: Continue reading
Have you ever had an idea if the G1000 instruments could be shown on the Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs), it would be great?
It is possible now.
John of Simgeneering, a private pilot in New Zealand, said he was inspired to create his own since he couldn’t find one on the market for his instrument rating training.
So far, he has implmented an emulator for the G1000 MFD (Multi-function Display), which Continue reading