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.
The automatic installer of my gauges is now compatible with the newer Logitech driver 126.96.36.199.
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.
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
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