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
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.
If you are a jetliner simmer, have you ever flown into a complex airport and had no idea where to go, where to park, or even wondering if you are using the correct taxiway? Airline2Sim is releasing a new product line called Airport2Sim next week to help you out.
The first product is called Airport2Sim Amsterdam, which is a 6-part video training program that covers every aspect of operating to and from Amsterdam Schipol airport from a real world pilot who flies in and out there every day.
I joined the company’s 777 Cadet Training Course two years ago. It was great, and fun too.
If you are a jetliner lover, don’t miss it.
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.
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There are a number of ATC programs available to flight simulation. One of the popular ones is Radar Contact, which was firstly released 21 years ago. Recently, its developers announced to give the program away for free from January 1st, this year. If you are not aware of it, you can get your copy from here.
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.
To all users running my gauges under Saitek/Logitech Drivers
DO NOT UPDATE your drivers to Version 188.8.131.52
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