464: B737 MFD & EICAS Released

The B737 MFD (Multi-Function Display) and EICAS (Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System) are now ready.   Probably don’t need explanations from me about what they are.
   
Just one thing to note about the MFD: NO waypoints and airports will be shown on the display due to limitations of the Flight Instrument Panel (FIP) itself.  However, all other features found on the expanded and circular models are virtually implemented.

Current users of the B737 PFD could contact me for a 20% off discount if interested in these two gauges.  Others please visit my store.

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463: B737 PFD Released

The B737 PFD has just been released.   It is so far the most complicated FIP gauge I’ve ever made, even with the experience I had from the Garmin G5 PFD.

Those who purchased it should have the download link in their mailboxes by now.  For the MFD and EICAS I showed in the previous post, they should be ready in the next few days.   Continue reading

462: B737 PFD Photo Preview

The bug checking and fine-tuning for the B737 PFD (Primary Flight Display) is completed.   Following is a photo (click to enlarge) of it with the coming EICAS (Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System) and MFD (Multi-Function Display) sitting next to it.
I feel excited too and the PFD should be ready by end of the week as scheduled. Continue reading

461: B737 PFD to be Released Soon

In the last few weeks, I’ve been working hard on the Primary Flight Display (PFD) for the FSX default B737.   The development is based on the feedback from users, especially G5 PFD users, who want somethings truly matching the B737.

The gauge is generally completed with all the features found on the default B737 PFD, such as warning bars and displays for maximum and minimum speeds, decision height and altitude, etc.

At present, codes and functions are being optimized.   It is expected to be ready within the next two weeks. Continue reading

458: Speed Brake on Mooney Bravo ASI

Thanks to Kenneth Quinn in the US who requested an indication for the Speed Brake engagement on the Mooney Bravo.  Now the feature is implemented on the airspeed indicator accordingly.

Users of the Mooney Bravo gauges should have received the update in their mailboxes by now.   If not, send me an email or notify me in the Comment section below.

 

454: Generic G5 PFD Update

Since the many versions coming with the Generic G5 PFD look so similar to each other, even myself I find it hard to tell from which is which.

To make things easier, the updated version of the gauge now displays the corresponding aircraft model that the PFD is intended for when the battery is off.
    
Users should have found the download links in their mailboxes by now.

452: New Legacy Airspeed Indicator

The Airspeed Indicator for the Lancair Legacy from RealAir Simulations is now available from the FIP Gauge Store.

Although there are still no engine gauges specifically developed (or planned) for the aircraft yet, Legacy pilots should be able to compose an operable cockpit with most of the key instrument from the ASI and the MULTI Shared Gauges under the RealAir category now.

447: FIPs for P3Dv4 and New Drivers

Received a number of inquiries recently from friends who asked for advises why their FIPs (Flight Instrument Panels) no longer work after upgrading to P3Dv4.

Causes are in general similar — the exe.xml and/or the DLL.XML are missing.   Because these two files don’t come with the simulator nor created by the Saitek drivers by default.  Moreover, the latest FSUIPC5 is also a prerequisite.

Fixes are simple: Continue reading

News: Prepar3D 64-bit is Coming Finally

Lockheed Martin has just announced that Prepar3D v4 will be public released on May 30.  And finally it is 64-bit.

The company says that the new version will completely change the simulation landscape with a comprehensive baseline update to a 64-bit architecture.   Higher resolution visuals, more objects, increased data precision, larger scenarios, and improved performance are now all possible at levels never seen before in the product’s history.

No information about whether we current users need to pay for the update or not.   The company says more details Continue reading