Time flies. The next Anniversary of FSX Times is coming in two months. FSX Times will be four years old.
In the note for the last Anniversary day, I mentioned that it’s very likely that I would set up a Donation link for my blog so that I could get some free cups of coffee while sharing my hours of works and creations for the flight simulation friends.
Unfortunately, Paypal’s requirements towards oversea donation uses are harsh. In my country, only registered charity organizations would get their approvals.
Since I’ve developed many gauges for the flight instrument panel (FIP) users for free for years, I believe it shouldn’t be irritating if I charge a small price for some of the new gauges that are complex and time-consuming to build. Updates to these gauges, of course, will be free and be on high priority.
Previously released gauges are continued to be free for FSX Times subscribers who request them. And there will be new free gauges to come as well. In addition, earlier versions of these paid-gauges in the future will be discounted or might eventually be given away to subscribers for free after a period of time.
Followings are the two new integrated gauges about to complete. They are based on the Cessna 172, in particular the default SP model.
The new Altimeter will have the two navigation VORs included, in addition to the NAV/GPS indicator.
The third navigation gauge ADF will be on the new Vertical Speed Indicator, which also comes with graphically refined Wing Flaps and Trim indications.
Preview images above are shown in full-scale as on the actual FIPs. For finer details, click on the images.
At present, prices for these two gauges have not been decided but will very likely be in the range from 10 to 20 USD each, depending on their built complexity.
Frankly, you won’t see me getting rich from these gauges but you might save the purchase for another three FIPs, which could total more than 400 USD.
The little price tag serves me and FSX Times more as a symbolic encouragement really.
More details will be announced later.
Comments are welcome. Tell me what you think.