Cockpit: Ken (KFRG, USA) – New

Ken posted his cockpit images in April 2018.  After that, he added some new gears and the Diagma 530 GPS.  Since he found that there was no way to fix the GPS unit into the old panel, he built a new one.

Similarly, Ken attached a schematic layout of his new cockpit, which illustrates how he achieved the same self-contained cockpit system that doesn’t need of a mouse or keyboard for any inflight functions.

Builder: Ken
Location: Huntington, New York, USA
ICAO: KFRG, Farmingdale Republic Airport

Continue reading

544: XPL G5 PFD R1r02 Update Released

Thanks to a friend who pushed me to correct the standard rate turn indicator on my G5 PFD for his regular IFR practices, the updated G5 PFD for X-Plane (XP-Logitech) is now ready for download.  Users of both G5 PFD Dual or Single versions should have received the new links by now.  If not, contact me via Comment section below or email directly.P.S. Last month is a bit messy due to my trip overseas and some family matters. Things are getting better now.

543: MS FS Strikes Back – Update

Here’s further notes from Brian regarding the coming MS Flight Simulator:

Xbox is the Microsoft games “umbrella”, the new MS Flight Simulator WILL run on Windows 10 “under” the Xbox “app”. Windows 10 users (running the May 2019 update) can install the beta of Microsoft’s revamped Xbox app from https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-app. Microsoft Flight Simulator will arrive on Xbox One and PC {in 2020?}, and will be included for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. So, buy the new FS and pay MS an annual fee for Xbox game pass…

Continue reading

541: FIP Gauge Installer is now 8.0.150.0-Compatible

The automatic installer of my gauges is now compatible with the newer Logitech driver 8.0.150.0.

However, if you don’t encounter any issue with your current versions, keep on using them.  DO NOT UPDATE your driver to the newer version.

Because if you do, all your gauges already installed WILL BE REMOVED and you will have to REINSTALL them again.

COCKPIT: Paul Alessie (EHAM, Netherlands)

Paul Alessie started building his generic GA cockpit a few years ago for the training of his private pilot license.  The pictures shown below are from the 5th version of his cockpit, which is mostly based on the BeechCraft Duke but can also be used for several other aircraft.

He says he attends the FSweekend at Lelystad every year to show other people what is possible with this (quite expensive) hobby.

Builder: Paul Alessie
Location: Netherlands
ICAO: EHAM, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Continue reading