384: Cessna ASI now Comes with a Clock

The ASI Gauges for the A2A’s C172R, C182T and the default C172SP are now c172sp_asi_gif_sall equipped with an LT and UT clock on an extra extended version.   This feature has been requested by many friends and here it comes at last.

The clock in LCD style, though still just a basic one, should also serve the basic needs from many users.
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383: A2A Aircraft 2D Cockpit No Sound Fix


A friend told me he heard no sound when flying A2A aircraft under 2D cockpit mode, and ask me if there’s a fix.   I believe there is information about it on A2A’s Support Forum.   Anyway, here’s the solution using C182T as an example.

  • Open panel.cfg file in the aircraft’s folder
  • Search for //gauge01=A2A_C182!cockpitBuilder, 2,2,2,2
  • Remove the comment marks “//” from the beginning of the line
  • And lastly save the file.

That will do.
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381: C172SP FIP Gauges R4 Update

ALL Gauges in both the Integrated and Standalone versions of the C172SP FIP Series have been updated to R4.    This update is an important one.   It not only includes many graphical enhancements but also resolves many issues in programming and rendering, especially when dealing with SPAD.neXt.

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380: A2A C172R & C182T Engine Gauges Ready

The 4-in-1 Integrated Engine Gauges for the C172R and C182T and Manifold Pressure-Fuel Flow Gauges for the C182T are now ready.   The gauges are being sent to those who earlier purchased the C172R and/or C182T bundles.
The FIP gauges for the two A2A Cessna are now complete in general.  Surely there will be new features to add to the gauges, when appropriate, in future.

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379: Answer to the FIP Difference

Thanks to friends who praised me for removing the jaggies on the FIP gauges. SPADneXt_Screen

I really wish I did.  But it is Ulrich of SPAD.neXt who actually brings the difference.

As Michael comments, we users of FIPs have been disturbed by the jaggies since their launch.

Over the years, I thought the jaggies could only be solved by replacing the LCD screen with a higher resolution one.  Never expect someone could really get rid of them via a piece of software.   It’s truly a landmark because it now opens a much wider possibility to the usage of the FIP gauges in the future. Continue reading

377: A2A C172R & C182T NAV Gauges Released

Just completed the testing of the FIP navigation gauges for the A2A Simulations’ C172R and C182T.

Anyone interested in this A2A Cessna Gauge Set could click here or the image above for more information.

Current users of my C172SP gauges could contact me directly and inform me their requirements, either in bundle or individually, for discounts.

Will start working on the engine instrument for both aircrafts in earliest possible.   It may take a month or two before they are ready, however.

Again, SPAD.neXt is required to run these gauges properly.



376: A2A C172R & C182T Gauges Released

The summer break is over even though the heat is still lingering.   Actually, since early August, I’ve started working on the FIP Gauges for the A2A Simulations’ C172R and C182T, which have been frequently requested for quite some time.

And finally, here it is the first batch containing the seven main gauges:

Although these gauges look similar to the C172SP ones, they were virtually reworked from scratch for finer details to better match the design on the C172R and C182T.

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