It’s Aug-15, 12am.
For those subscribers who already signed in for my earlier announced C172 Fuel Gauges, CONGRATULATIONS, you are not just getting one but a total of five C172 gauges on this 3rd Anniversary Day of FSX Times. The links by email should be arrived at your mailbox while you are reading this post now.
Except the new Integrated Fuel Gauges, the additional four gauges are revamped from the T210 counterparts but packed with more functions and facelifted to resemble the default C172 gauges as much as possible.
For example, the Temperature and True AirSpeed digital readouts are included in the AirSpeed gauge. Although it is possible to make the White True AirSpeed dial to rotate accordingly for a more realistic appearance, the low resolution of the FIP and extensive design and programming efforts required are not justified — at least not for the moment.
Also, when the Engine is OFF or the Park Brake is ON, there are corresponding signs popping up in the gauges.
Even though there are still a few more gauges to be harnessed to complete the whole C172 cockpit, these five aeronautic indicators for now, when used in combination with my (or from Saitek or others’) other gauges such as the T210 Attitude Indicator, should pretty much meet the demands of C172 lovers.
Do Note that the needles of the gauges won’t be as sharp as images shown above. This is due to the limited resolution of the FIP itself.
For the existing T210 gauges, similar changes will be implemented pretty soon.
On this 3rd Anniversary Day, there is no champagne or fireworks, and none of my family are even aware of it. But I still feel quite fruitful in the past three years from FSX Times and I am very happy to share my FSX experience with fellow simmers from different parts of the world.
In a number of blog incidents, I talked about plans for FSX Times. Some achieved, some postponed, some abandoned. I will not talk about it anymore — I will just do it, when time and resources permit.
But for one thing, I keep considering recently.
Should FSX Times go for Donation?
It isn’t my original idea.
FSX Times is like a vault that keeps safe my FSX memory. And as many of you know that I don’t even actively promote the blog via any means.
But having a cup of coffee donated by friends and supporters while sharing my hours of works and creations seems to be quite encouraging, and it isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I guess.
Anyway, the idea is not going to happen tomorrow.
And for now, let’s
Have Fun with FSX !
For those of you who didn’t sign up for the C172 gauge in time, be patient to wait until 15-Sept.
Edit: These instruments are no more available.