Here are the preview images of the standalone C172 Gauges. Although they are, in theory, the extractions from the current Integrated Gauge Series, many of the artworks and layouts are newly drawn. So do some programming for optimization.
At present, all these standalone gauges are taking up the full footprint (320 x 240) of the Flight Instrument Panel (FIP). All knobs and buttons work as they should be.
Two things are yet to be decided:
Should I leave some spaces on the left for the displaying of the button commands?
The default font is so big and ugly. But hiding them all up is a kind of waste and inconvenience. Perhaps a one-off customization be given to the users?
Should additional features be added to the gauges?
For example, the optional True Airspeed (TAS) on the AirSpeed Indicator, Above Ground Level (AGL) on the Altimeter, Wind Direction indicators on the Heading Gyro, etc, as implemented on the Integrated Series.
Certainly, there are advantages and disadvantages to the adding of them. For instance, I had no idea what the trim level is and whether the flaps are down or not, while I was running the test.
Anyway, these 10 new gauges + the revised Integrated Fuel Gauges are to be released within the next couple of week, if everything works on track.
Noted that these gauges are not free but they should be a lot less than the Integrated Series. Moreover, there will be bundle discounts, and perhaps pre-sale discounts if anyone is interested.
By the way, in the current version of the Altimeter with VOR (ALVOR) gauges, the glide slope on the VOR 1 doesn’t turn itself off, when flight mode changes from NAV to GPS. On the contrary, VOR 2 shuts itself off when GPS is on.
The errors had been spotted when I was working on the standalone versions. Users of the gauges should have received the corrected XML file in their mailboxes now.