529: Printing Your Own Control Levers

Alex Wierzbowsky’s FIP Customizer is one of the essential tools in my flightsim system.  Lately, he got a 3D printer, thru which he created a number of control lever handles for his A320 and B737 setup.

He says he’s been dreaming of having those levers for many years but the prices of similar products available on the market are not competitive.  So he printed his own.

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527: FIP Gauges for FSX/P3D can now be run in X-Plane

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

525: G5 XP-11 Conversion Supporter Wanted

From time to time I receive inquires asking whether the Generic G5 PFD and HSI will be converted for X-Plane platform.  To better answer the question, I would like to know who are willing to pay in advance to get the instruments done.

If there are up to 10 people who are keen on the gauges, I’ll put the conversion into action within a month or two.  BUT NOTE that the gauges will run on the Logitech FIP XP Plugin only.  And the price is the same as the FSX/P3D version.

Anyone who would like to support the G5 X-Plane conversion project could drop me a note in the contact form below or via the Comment section.  I’ll get back to you once the supporter target is met.

Edit: The G5 Gauges are ready. More information from here.

524: New Gauges for Maule M7, Carenado C172N and A2A A35

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.

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