555: CT210M ASI Updated

The Carenado CT210M is one of my favorite aircraft and it actually was the first third-party aircraft I ever purchased for flight simulation many years ago.  Nevertheless, I had felt something wrong about its cockpit instrument but I couldn’t figure out what it was until recently when I was asked to worked on the X-Plane version of the ASI Gauge for Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs).

It is the Continue reading

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.

There are new elements in the gauge set.  One of them is the dual slip/skid indicators Continue reading

425: X-Plane FIP Gauges Updated

The partly released X-Plane C172SP gauges have just been updated to version R2.  Apart from minor bug fixes, codes of gauges have been revised and optimized to better simulate the response on the aircraft.

In addition, the wet compass is split into two versions to allow users to choose to include or to exclude the OMI markers and NAV/GPS indicators.

Furthermore, the ADF gauge is now added to the list, which counts to 5 gauges in total.

Regarding the remaining six gauges for the X-Plane C172SP, Continue reading

411: FIP Knobs Not Working Fix

I sometimes receive questions asking me “Why the knobs on one of my FIPs don’t work?   They used to be working fine.”

It is a bug in the Saitek driver.   When the SaiFlightSimX.xml builds up to a certain number (most likely over 15 from my experience), the knob command assigned to the last gauge (or the last two gauges)  becomes not functioning.

Suggested fixes are follows: Continue reading

361: GaugeSwitcher Update

During my recent system recovery, many trivial issues found on my computer before the crash are also fixed.  That’s a good thing.  But unfortunately, there are new little issues coming up that didn’t exist before.

For example, I used to leave my Switch Panel, Radio Panel and Multi-Panel with power-on all the time, so that whenever I start the simulator, they could be put in operation immediately.   But now, I have to load the simulator first and then plug in the USB hub on which the Panels are connected.  Otherwise, the display on the Multi-Panel won’t turn on.  Fix is yet to come.

Another issue is also Saitek related. Continue reading