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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
After nearly two months, the minimum targeted number of 10 supporters wanted for the G5 XP-11 conversion project have still not been met. Only eight simmers showed interests in supporting it.
However, since two of the supporters who expressed willingness to give a bit more to fill up the gap to kick start the project as soon as possible, I sent out emails to all potential supporters for final confirmation last week.
Sadly, four among the eight in the end, including the two who said would pay more, withdrew their supports.
Not a complaint and no hard feeling. It’s within my expectation that people are really not that keen on the G5 gauges.
The good news is: Continue reading
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.
To make it easier for users Continue reading
While working FIP Gauges for X-Plane these days, I find the time reaching the main menu at sim launch takes much longer while FIPs are powered on as well.
Not a big deal, probably. But if one can shorten the load up time of X-Plane significantly by simply turning on the FIPs ONLY AFTER the main menu is shown, why not ? Additionally, I find the act eliminates the occasional crash of FIP Gauges in X-Plane as well.
In last post, I mentioned that some of the commands I used to assign to buttons and knobs on the FIP are not functioning or matching when using the valuetranscribing feature to run FSX/P3D gauges in X-Plane.
A friend, Rodrigo in Brazil, says the trick is Continue reading
Just noted recently from SPAD.neXt’s website, saying that FIP gauges developed for FSX/P3D platform can now be run in X-Plane using its valuetranscribing feature without any modification. That’s a good news as I have been stuck for more than two years by the incomplete transcodings of SPAD.neXt’s attempt on making FSX/P3D gauges to be compatible in X-Plane.
In the last few days, I’ve been testing the compatibility of many of my FSX/P3D gauges under X-Plane 11 platform running alongside SPAD.neXt. Followings are my findings: Continue reading
Some friends asked if there will be an Annunciator Panel for X-Plane. Frankly speaking, I never plan to make one in the beginning. Anyway, as they wish…here’s the X-Plane version for the C172SP.
Operation wise, it is similar to the other versions. The panel will pop up automatically on the Wet Compass whenever engine warnings are detected. It will disappear when the signals are gone.
In this way, the notification features can not Continue reading