I keep receiving questions from friends asking why the display order of FIPs are different every time when they start up FSX. Followings are two of the most recent examples:
I have built a Saitek cockpit with 6 FIP’s so far. It works great until I reboot. It seems the USB ports start in a different sequence on each boot up.
When I added additional FIPs [using a single 10 port USB hub], they no longer would come up in the SaiFlightSimX.xml order.
Evidently, Saitek’s customer support is still lousy even after the product has been marketed for many years. Anyway, here’s the revised FIP Display Order Setup Guide based on my Posts 28: Flight Instrument Panel Tweak – Part 1 and 118: Loading FIPs in Desired Order, and many replies I gave in various Comments.