543: MS FS Strikes Back – Update

Here’s further notes from Brian regarding the coming MS Flight Simulator:

Xbox is the Microsoft games “umbrella”, the new MS Flight Simulator WILL run on Windows 10 “under” the Xbox “app”. Windows 10 users (running the May 2019 update) can install the beta of Microsoft’s revamped Xbox app from https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-app. Microsoft Flight Simulator will arrive on Xbox One and PC {in 2020?}, and will be included for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. So, buy the new FS and pay MS an annual fee for Xbox game pass…

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541: FIP Gauge Installer is now 8.0.150.0-Compatible

The automatic installer of my gauges is now compatible with the newer Logitech driver 8.0.150.0.

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.

540: For Those Who Love Flying Upside Down

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.

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538: G5 Update for FSX/P3D is Coming

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.

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537: C172SP Gauges with New Back-lit Effect

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.

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536: G5 for X-Plane is Available Now

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.

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News: New Training from Airline2Sim

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.

532: XPL B58 HSI Now Works with VOR2

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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