421: Cockpit, cockpit

A few days ago I received an email from Michael Basler who told me that he was scratching his head about the placement of the Generic PFD because, “You know, I have that X-Top panel with the sixpack where it belongs plus three additional FIPS at the right hand side…I just can’t map this onto my fixed X-Top panel.

Just in case there are others who have similar bewilderment, here’s my suggestion to him that Continue reading

News: An Amazing P-51D Cockpit Build

Received a post comment from Ed Gilbert (aka Raceguy) about his P-51D cockpit that he has been working on for the last two years.   He said that the project is about to complete sometime this week.   I can’t help to say “wow!”
Here’s one of the pictures he posted on the A2A Forum originally.  I have sought his permission to include the photos in the Cockpit Section as well.

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418: Dual-Cue PFD Preview

Here’s the screen-shot of the PFD with dual-cue flight director I am working on.   It looks and fits better on larger airplanes.

Very likely it will be sold separately or be a paid addon to the existing single-cue version.

No worry, it will be free to all who purchase the PFD before the launch of this variation.   Should be ready by next weekend.

417: Titan Xp has Arrived

Just about to place my order for the Nvidia GTX 1080Ti and found the Titan Xp has arrived.

Although the company claims the card using the new groundbreaking Pascal architecture is now the most powerful graphics card for gaming and VR on the market and can deliver up to 3x the performance of previous-generations, the $1,200 price-tag (wow, nearly double of the GTX 1080Ti) is way too much for most people, including me of course, to afford.

Moreover, the card is only available in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico regions from Nvidia directly for the moment.  Continue reading

415: Primary Flight Display Released

The generic Garmin G5 style PFD has been completed.   As mentioned earlier, this is by far the most complicated gauges I made for the FIP, particularly in terms of layout implementations.

For example, just the vertical speed indicator alone (on the edge of the right hand side) took me nearly a week to get to a satisfied result, which allows it to adapt to various vertical speed requirements up to +/- 9,900 feet.

Color matching is also a very time-consuming task because the bitmaps shown on the FIP Continue reading

414: New Guide, New Installer, New Gauges

Finally, I’ve completed the installation guide for my FIP gauges.   Even though the installation process is straightforward, which involves just a few mouse clicks in general, the new guide, with illustrations, should give users a clearer idea how the process goes.

In addition, the installer coming with my gauges has also been updated.  Now it can not only install my gauges for systems using Saitek driver as it always does, but it can also help organize my gauges on systems using SPAD.neXt in a proper manner. Continue reading

412: GTX 1080 Ti is Here

Nvidia has just announced the official release of the GTX 1080 Ti.  With a relatively gtx1080ti_resizeaffordable price, the card even has some features better than the company’s flagship Nvidia Titan X.

Although I said in last May that I would not replace my 18-months old GTX 980 Titan X for the GTX 1080, this Ti one is definitely the card I’ve been waiting for.   Aren’t you?
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