Thanks to Michael Sühs who kindly explained the operation of the GPS Approach on the GNS 430 and G1000 to me, the XPL Generic G5 HSI and PFD for X-Plane have been updated to R1r03 and R1r05 respectively with GPS Approach capability. In addition, some bugs were fixed on the two instruments as well.
Download Links have been sent earlier today. Current users should have received the email(s) in their mailboxes by now. If not, Continue reading
Thanks to a friend who pushed me to correct the standard rate turn indicator on my G5 PFD for his regular IFR practices, the updated G5 PFD for X-Plane (XP-Logitech) is now ready for download. Users of both G5 PFD Dual or Single versions should have received the new links by now. If not, contact me via Comment section below or email directly.P.S. Last month is a bit messy due to my trip overseas and some family matters. Things are getting better now.
The FSX/P3D version of the G5 Gauges for Logitech’s Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) have been updated to R3, which is now closely matching with the latest Garmin G5. Click on each image below for the list of features implemented.
Users of the G5 Gauges should have received the download links in their mailboxes by now. If not, Continue reading
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.
In terms of appearance and operations, Continue reading
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.
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
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.