269: Enhanced Fuel Gauges

This is the enhanced version of the existing Integrated Fuel Gauges based on my project revealed in Post 216: Squeezing In.   In addition to the Fuel Selection Lever and other fuel related options added to it, codes have been optimized as well.

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Note that this enhanced version is not a must-have replacement if you are happy with my existing gauges already.  It is because Continue reading

Cockpit: Stephan Schlitzer (EDDL, Germany)

Here’s the cockpit of Stephan Schlitzer, who is active as a bushpilot at msflights.net and a member of the VA “HotDogAirservice” at FsArlines.net.

Builder: Stephan Schlitzer
Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
ICAO: EDDL, Düsseldorf Airport


Project Notes:
Hardware
Computer: i74790K @4,4Ghz, Asus Maximus Hero VII, 16Gb Corsair Venegance
@1866Mhz, GTX780OC, Corsair WC 100Hi, OS and FSX on SSD

Software
Win7-64, FSX+ACC, FSUIPC/WideFS, Plan-G, FSGRW, REX and all of ORBX

Cockpit is made of 6mm wood and covered with artificial leather.

Saitek:
2 Radios, Switch panel, Multipanel, TPM, Trimwheel, Rudder and Cessna Yoke with two Throttles and finally 6 Instrument panels (gauges from Tom)

GoFlight:
2 Radios G-166A VRP, GF-46, GF-T8, GF-RP48 and GF-P8

Activities:
Acitve as bushpilot at http://www.msflights.net – Flying online via FSOpen Session of msflights.net and member of the VA “HotDogAirservice” at FsArlines.net

 

266: Run Through Checklist Interactively

Perhaps many of you knew about it already, Voice-activated Checklist allows running through checklists via voice command.  This interesting stuff I only found recently on a Youtube video by Paul Endersby, who is the author of the utility.

Latest version is v0.5 and it comes by default with the A2A C172 Trainer Checklist.  Continue reading

265: FIP Customizer Update

FIP Customizer version 1.02 has just been uploaded.  Details are in the file’s Changelog.

Alexey added his work was done through patching the DLL file that is part of the device’s DirectOuput service.

Also, maximum custom message size is 11 characters in the x64 bit version and 9 characters in the x86 version.  For font names, similar limitations to allow 7 and 5 characters respectively due to the amount of space available in the DLL file.

 

264: Complete Removal of the FIP Serial Page

On and off I received queries about the possibility of removing the serial page on the Flight Instrument Panel (FIP).  The concern was not just purely an aesthetic preference FIPC01because the LCD of the FIP could easily get burnt if any image is left on for a long period of time (See my Post 144).  This is in particularly true to users who seldom switched off FIPs in their cockpits. Unfortunately, there is no easy solution since the page is hard-wired to the driver of the device by the manufacturer. In response to these concerns, Continue reading