Poll: How many FIPs do you have ?

The first gauge project I developed in 2014 for the FIPs was a full set of C172SP instrument packed onto 7 FIPs because I only had seven devices at that time.  As the number of my FIPs grows, most of the gauges I developed since then were in standalone format.   Let me know more about your FIP requirements.

As the survey is conducted via Polldaddy’s free service, participants are not allowed to view the results immediately.   However, I will update the result manually on a daily basis (see the next post) until Continue reading

A Rally on XPlane C172 Fuel Flow Issue

Regarding the Fuel Flow Issue caused by Logitech’s X-Plane plugin as detailed in Post 505 and the reply from Logitech in Post 509, David Kelly commented that we should rally together and get it done.  I think it’s a very good idea.

My request truly represents just a single incident reported by just one user.   If there are greater numbers of support requests about the fuel-flow issue to Logitech as David suggests, the company should treat the issue more seriously and might possibly create some time-frames to address the issue earlier.

If you are flying X-Plane, please help file a request about the fuel-flow dataref issue as following stated on Logitech’s Support Home. Continue reading

511: The 1st Batch of Back-Lit Integrated C172SP Gauges

The first batch of Integrated C172SP gauges revised with new back-lit effects (when the panel light is ON) is completed, which includes the ASCLK, ATTAN, HDCMP and INTFG.

Since this is a major update, the new gauges will be installed onto a new “C172SP_Skyhawk_INTG_R5” folder under the “FSX_Times_Gauges” directory.  The existing “R4” folder is left untouched. Continue reading

510: XPlane C172 Fuel Flow Issue Update 4

As expected, Logitech has refused my request to provide the source code of the X-Plane plugin.  So, there is nothing I can do about it from this end, but I will continue to look for other options, if there are any.

Will I continue to develop FIP gauges for X-Plane, some asked?  Probably when timing is right, because not all aircraft involve the using of fuel flow in the way as the C172SP does.

Update: A Rally on XPlane C172 Fuel Flow Issue – Help Wanted

 

509: XPlane C172 Fuel Flow Issue Update 3

As mentioned in the update two weeks ago, Logitech sent me a revised X-Plane Plug-in but the fule flow datatref issue remains unsolved unfortunately.

After another 2 weeks of waiting, Logitech yesterday replied “we don’t have a newer X-Plane Plug-in and do not have a timeframe yet of when it will become available and no guarantee if even the newer one will address your issue.”

That’s really unfortunate to all who are using FIPs (Flight Instrument Panels) for C172SP and other small aircraft in X-Plane.

Although the chance is small, I continue to ask if Logitech could send me the source code of the plug-in so that I can give a hand on the issue.

Let’s wait and see — Continue reading

508: The “Back-lit” C172 Integrated Gauges are Coming

During the release of the C172SP “back-lit” version a few months ago, I mentioned that similar changes would be coming soon to the C172SP Integrated series and possibly followed by other gauges.

The plan was dropped because I couldn’t help thinking that the orange-tinted back-lit style used on small aircraft such as the C172SP is a bit exaggerated even though it does look good on bigger jetliners.

After months of exploring, a new black-lit style is devised again — I hope this one will last.   And this time, I will use it on the C172SP Integrated series first.  Then, the standalone version will be revamped with similar changes later. Continue reading