The Alabeo Extra 300S coming with Prepar3D is such a fun aircraft that I couldn’t help flying aerobatic once in a while, even though I mostly got dizzy after it.
After the G5 instruments, I was planning to resume my cockpit rebuilding. But since a new piece of equipment is still on its way, I decided to go ahead with the Extra 300S gauges first, which I’ve been thinking of for a long time.
There are new elements in the gauge set. One of them is the dual slip/skid indicators Continue reading
The FSX/P3D version of the G5 Gauges for Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) have been updated to R3, which is now closely matching with the latest Garmin G5. Click on each image below for the list of features implemented.
Users of the G5 Gauges should have received the download links in their mailboxes by now. If not, Continue reading
My original update plan for the G5 FSX/P3D version was June or July this year so I can spend more time on my cockpit rebuilding. However, since many G5 FSX/P3D users asked when the update will be available, I have pulled the plan to the top of my list.
Following is a quick video of the G5 (with dual flight directors) on B58 in motion.
In terms of appearance and operations, Continue reading
The C172SP Standalone Gauges (FSX/P3D) have just been updated to R5r02 with new back-lit effect as shown below comparing the previous version.
For some reasons, the update took a much longer time than expected. Anyway, it’s available now.
Current users should have received download links by now in their mailboxes. If not, contact me by email or Continue reading
The wait for the Garmin G5 style PFD and HSI for X-Plane running with Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) is now over.
Thanks to all who paid in advance to support this project.
Download Links were sent about a week ago. Just in case you did not see them in your mailbox, contact me directly or via comment section below.
Following is a video showing the current status of the Garmin G5 gauges being developed for X-Plane. The ATT and HSI from the XPL B58 in the middle are used for comparison.
The G5 gauges on the FIPs (Flight Instrument Panels) look pretty nice as they closely resemble the real one in terms of physical dimensions. Continue reading
One of the hassles in doing the conversion for G5 gauges to X-Plane is many FSX/P3D codes don’t have equivalents in X-Plane, and some even react and perform differently. In addition, there are extra needs not only for updates and enhancements but also needs for changes and additions in order to better match with the current model of the Garmin G5.
For example, the Autopilot status bar on the 2016 version G5 PFD is located in the bottom center on the display (left image below). It was the layout my G5 gauges for FSX/P3D were based on. In the 2018 model, the Autopilot status bar has been widened and moved to the top (right image below).
Also, the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) Continue reading
After nearly two months, the minimum targeted number of 10 supporters wanted for the G5 XP-11 conversion project have still not been met. Only eight simmers showed interests in supporting it.
However, since two of the supporters who expressed willingness to give a bit more to fill up the gap to kick start the project as soon as possible, I sent out emails to all potential supporters for final confirmation last week.
Sadly, four among the eight in the end, including the two who said would pay more, withdrew their supports.
Not a complaint and no hard feeling. It’s within my expectation that people are really not that keen on the G5 gauges.
The good news is: Continue reading
Although both FSX/P3D and X-Plane 11 comes with the BeechCraft Baron 58, their cockpit instruments, operations and features are not exactly the same. One of these differences is the ability to select different HSI sources in X-Plane, which the FSX/P3D B58, including the Carenada version, doesn’t have.
The selection feature has been added to the XPL B58 HSI Gauge, on which users can now choose from NAV1 (VOR1), NAV2 (VOR2) and GPS as needed for course deviation indications. Following is a video showing how the HSI works when the selection source is changed.
To make it easier for users Continue reading