527: FIP Gauges for FSX/P3D can now be run in X-Plane

Just noted recently from SPAD.neXt’s website, saying that FIP gauges developed for FSX/P3D platform can now be run in X-Plane using its valuetranscribing feature without any modification.  That’s a good news as I have been stuck for more than two years by the incomplete transcodings of SPAD.neXt’s attempt on making FSX/P3D gauges to be compatible in X-Plane.

In the last few days, I’ve been testing the compatibility of many of my FSX/P3D gauges under X-Plane 11 platform running alongside SPAD.neXt.   Followings are my findings:   Continue reading

525: G5 XP-11 Conversion Supporter Wanted

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.

524: New Gauges for Maule M7, Carenado C172N and A2A A35

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.

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521: Don’t Update Your Logitech Drivers

To all users running my gauges under Saitek/Logitech Drivers
DO NOT UPDATE your drivers to Version 8.0.150.0

The location of this driver has changed, making it no longer compatible with the installer of my gauges.   In particular, it will remove all your gauges already installed.

If you do not have any issue with your current drivers, keep on using them.   I don’t find any benefit but Continue reading

520: X-Plane C172SP Annunciators and Wet Compass Update

Some friends asked if there will be an Annunciator Panel for X-Plane.  Frankly speaking, I never plan to make one in the beginning.  Anyway, as they wish…here’s the X-Plane version for the C172SP.

Operation wise, it is similar to the other versions.  The panel will pop up automatically on the Wet Compass whenever engine warnings are detected.  It will disappear when the signals are gone.

In this way, the notification features can not Continue reading

517: C172R and C172SP Annunciator Panel Released

The Annunciator Panels for the A2A C172R and default C172SP are now ready.  Below is a video capture of the panel added to the Compass on the A2A C172R.

Similar to the C172SP one previewed in Post 515, the C172R annunciator panel will only pop up when error warning lights or equipment status indications are turned on, so that it will not affect the design and functions of the Wet Compass as well as the overall layout of the FIP gauge setup.

However, since the contents and reactions of each annunciator panel Continue reading