From time to time I receive inquires asking whether the Generic G5 PFD and HSI will be converted for X-Plane platform. To better answer the question, I would like to know who are willing to pay in advance to get the instruments done.
If there are up to 10 people who are keen on the gauges, I’ll put the conversion into action within a month or two. BUT NOTE that the gauges will run on the Logitech FIP XP Plugin only. And the price is the same as the FSX/P3D version.
Anyone who would like to support the G5 X-Plane conversion project could drop me a note in the contact form below or via the Comment section. I’ll get back to you once the supporter target is met.
Edit: The G5 Gauges are ready. More information from here.
A few more sets of FIP gauges for the default Maule M7, Carenado C172N and A2A BeechCraft A35 were developed in the last few months. In addition, the Carenado C152 gauges have also been updated. They are all ready now.
Among them all, the Autopilot Control (APC) for the Maule is the most interesting one as it not only fits on the Maule but also good for most other aircraft, in particular to those setups that don’t equip with any autopilot hardware.
I don’t want to wait another day or another week and therefore spent the whole afternoon yesterday hanging up the TVs. Luckily I am using warehouse racks, installation was a lot simpler than I thought.
Here are some photos of the cockpit before and after the installation. A quick video of my first flight with the new TV setup is at the end.
My cockpit rebuilding has ceased for almost a year. There were many reasons and one of them was the unsuccessful of getting reasonably priced but good quality TVs to be used as side windows in my rebuilding.
Luckily, I got a bargain deal last Sunday. It is a Samsung 49-inch with 4K capability. Price for two is about $1,000 which is even cheaper than a new iPhone XS.
The two TVs were received this morning. I have scheduled to put them up in the next couple of weeks.
So glad that I am finally moving another step forward after all these months.