763: RedBird Alloy RD1 Review Part 2

…continued from Part 1

SettingS in MSFS

Since Redbird isn’t an affliated partner with Asobo, users have to configure the Alloy RD1 in MSFS by themselves.  The assignment process can’t be said complicated.  But it was not straightforward either.

Also, the MSFS setting information RD1_30provided by the company is NOT fully CORRECT.   For example, in the mapping suggestion, Redbird states that the Right Brake Axis doesn’t need to be Reversed.

But it is incorrect as I have to enable the REVERSE to use the Right Brake properly. Continue reading

762: RedBird Alloy RD1 Review Part 1

Before the story, I would like to say that the Redbird Alloy RD1 is the best in the six rudder pedals* (see the list at the end of the story) I’ve ever used in my two decades’ flight simulation experience.
To be honest, the purchase of this Alloy RD1 rudder pedals was unintended.  My original plan was to get another Thrustmaster Pendular Rudder TPR to replace my over 10-years old Saitek Cessna Pedals.

But unfortunately or fortunately, there were no stock from all vendors at that time (July 2021) and none of them could confirm whether new stock would arrive by end of the year.

Since I had already decided to take a bold step to get the Alloy TH1 at that time, I persuaded myself to go further to get the Alloy RD1 as well.

Frankly, its price tag, $549 (now $599) plus over $100 shipping, wasn’t attractive, nor does its appearance (the retro-looking isn’t my favorite).  I really was a bit hesitated when I placed my order.

Thank goodness, since I started using the rudders six months ago, I am fully impressed by its performance.  And in my opinion, it even out-performs the Thrustmaster TPR I am having on my other setup and the VirtualFly Ruddo I used before.

Following is my review : Continue reading

760: M803 Style Generic Clock

Over the years, I got many requests for a standalone digital clock on the Logitech FIP (Flight Instrument Panel).  I didn’t do it because the Logitech FIP plugins doesn’t support FT (Flight Time) and ET (Elapse Time) functions for one reason. Moreover, I already added the Local Time and Universal Time option on all Airspeed Indicators I developed.M803_CLK-ORANGES1

But there are still some friends expressed that they don’t mind the skipping of the FT and ET functions so as to complete their cockpit setup.  So here comes the digital clock that are based on Davtron’s M803.

Besides the Universal Time and Local Time, the clock displays OAT in Celsius (C) and Voltage in Ohm’s Law symbol E (instead of V) as used on the M803. Continue reading

759: GENERIC G5 PFD R4 Major Update

The GENERIC G5 PFD R4 is ready at last.  This major update includes a lot of enhancements and revisions with many bug fixes and new features.

For instance, besides its appearance nows resembles more to the latest Garmin G5, Vrefs info (reference speeds) based on real aircraft are added as an option to the Airspeed Scales as well.

Here’s a quick video showing both single-cue and dual-cue PFD running with the HSI on the C172 Skyhawk in MSFS.

Furthermore, a new utility called “G5 Airspeed Switcher” is also included to the instrument pack so that users can quickly switch among different Airspeed Scales to match with the aircraft being flown with the G5 PFD.

However, similar to the G5 HSI R4, this new PFD R4 Continue reading

758: DHC-6 Twin Otter Gauges Presale

The DHC-6 Twin Otter by Aerosoft was one of my favorite in P3D and it continues to be the same in MSFS.

Initially I didn’t have plan to do gauges for the aircraft until mid-year.  But I have changed my mind to work on them after receiving some inquires and especially I’ve flown it for nearly a week.DHC-6_TwinOtter_GaugeBatchS
The first stage is to work on the nine (9) analog gauges as shown above,

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