506: XPLANE C172 Fuel Flow Issue UPDATE 2

Logitech replied, “We have forwarded your case for further internal review.  Please be aware this can take up to two business days.  We will keep you informed on any further updates in regards to your request.”

Respond time is much much better than Saitek.   Let’s get our fingers crossed that there are some good news coming soon.


505: An Update to the Fuel Flow Issue on XPlane C172

Thanks to Rares Vernica, the cause of the fuel-flow issue found on the C172SP Integrated Fuel Gauges (INTFG) for X-Plane has been spotted.  It is very likely caused by the “rounding” function in Logitech’s X-Plane Plugin for the command.

The value of the “sim/cockpit2/engine/indicators/fuel_flow_kg_sec” dataref from X-Plane for the C172SP is in the range approximately between 0.003550 to 0.009475 (or 0.003xxx to 0.009xxx) when engine is running.
As shown in the image above, the 3rd decimal number on the Flight Instrument Panel (FIP) is rounded to either 0 or 5 regardless of the actual output from the dataref in X-Plane. Continue reading

504: Poll Result – What Type of Aircraft You Fly Most ?

Following is the result of the survey “What Type of Aircraft You Fly Most?”

Votes were collected in the week of May 20 to 27, 2018.

The result is somewhat anticipated but one thing that surprises me was the response time from “Jet Flyers” to this poll was much faster than all others in the beginning. They leaded the result in the first two days. Are there any connections to what they are flying in terms of speed? haha

There were two voters in helicopter.  Understandable since FSX Times talks very little about it.   But none reported flying the glider is a bit out of my expectation as I received quite a few inquires about my gauges for them occasionally.

The two votes of Other fall in the Military.

Well, that’s all.   Let’s continue to wait for (or hope to hear) some exciting flightsim news from the coming Expo in Vegas on June 9.

503: Robin DR400/180 Gauges Completed

The Robin DR400 may not be as popular as the Cessna C172 worldwide.   But friends in Europe told me that it is still a well-liked aircraft especially in the Southern continent.

I made the ASI for it 18 months ago.   Now, the ATT, ALT, HDR and Integrated Engines are finished as well.

Together with the VSI from deHavilland DHC-2, TCR from MilViz DHC-2, VOR1 and VOR2 from Cessna C172SP, they generally complete the instrument cluster on the Lionheart DR400/180. Continue reading

Poll: What Type of Aircraft You Fly Most

A bit tied up with other distractions these days.   Moreover, the “atmosphere” seems to be a bit quiet — not sure if many people are waiting for the FlightSim Expo to come in June 9.

During a recent system check-up, I suddently noticed 90% of my flightsim time were spent on the single-props, the C172SP in particular.  A bit boring, I guess.

So tell me what you are flying most while we are waiting for (or hoping to hear) some exciting flightsim news from the coming Expo in Vegas.

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502: Poll Result – Flight Simulator of Your Choice

Following is the result of the survey “Which Flight Simulator are Your Using?”
Votes were collected in the week of April-27 to May-3, 2018.   (The original post of the survey has been removed to avoid redundancy.)

From the result, none of the flight simulator surveyed takes up half the market, not even close.

Although Prepar3Dv4 is leading in the poll and the total number of v3 and v4 together adds up to 94, FSX + FSX-SE together is just 1 count behind.   This implies to me that the resistance against Prepar3D is still strong after its launch in May 2010, for eight full years. Continue reading

501: VRInsight Flight Master TPM Review

I have to admit that I am obsessed with TPM to some extent.   So when I find out VRInsight had released a standalone TPM recently, I ordered one without much hesitation, even though I just had purchased a GoFlight GF-TPM not too long ago.

It took about 2 weeks to receive the Flight Master TPM from the company directly.

The Body

Like its bigger brothers Flight Master Yoke-II I reviewed last August, the unit is Continue reading

News: Flight Sim World is Closing Down

Dovetails Games just announced the closing down of Flight Sim World (FSW) due to lacking of clear direction and sufficient players.   The decision was made slightly before a year since its Early Access last year.

The game and its add-ons will be removed from sale on 24th May; but purchased contents will remain in users’ library and available to play in its current format.