771: Update FUN with DHC-6 Altimeter

The hybrid-style altimeter which has analog needles and digit display are always my favorite.  While flying the Aerosoft DHC-6 lately, I noticed that the “thousand” and “10-thousand” digits on the altimeter are not simply linear scrolling according to height.  The numbers start to scroll up or down to the next value only from the last “50” and “500” at every hundred and thousand segment respectively.

I then thought it would be fun to add this little effect to the DHC-6 altimeter as such, although I tend to prefer the flipping style as it is more precise and easier to read. 
So here’s the updated DHC-6 altimeter.  The Clean Version with the new scrolling effect is on the left, and the Extended Version with the flipping design is on the right.  Continue reading

768: MESHES = MESSES

After the recent SU8 update, I encountered serious stutters and intermittent freezes within the Switzerland areas.  My immediately reaction was to rebuild the rolling cache as I had experienced similar situation once or twice before.

However, the rebuilding didn’t solve the issue this time.

After playing with various settings with no luck, I then tested the system with no addons.  Wala !  The stutters and short freezes were gone.

I didn’t think of doing it in the first place because the stutters were happening in the Switzerland areas only.

So now the cause was found but which addon(s) was/were the culprit(s)? Continue reading

767: New Multi-Shared VOR2

The VOR2 on the C152 and C172 used to be function and look differently from each other and from the Multi-shared VOR1 when MSFS was launched.  However, they’ve got changed over the last two years and now become identical to each other and look the same as the VOR1 after the recent 1.23.12.0 update.MSFS_MS_VOR2_R1C_resize

The VOR2 in the C152 and C172 FIP series are therefore united as one and moved to the Multi-Shared Gauges category just like the VOR1.

In other words, users can use the new MS VOR2 on both C152 and C172 now, and Continue reading

766: G5 PFD AirSpeed Scale 220311 Update

Due to the brightness of the Vref marks on the G5 PFD Airspeed Scale is a bit overwhelming that causes distraction from the rest of the instrument, the Vref marks have been dimmed a little to restore the balance of the instrument as a whole.

Apology for the short update period since the last one 3 days ago.  Anyway, download Links have been sent to all users already.

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765: GENERIC G5 PFD SR22 Update

As there are quite some inquiries regarding the Cirrus SR22 airspeed scale for the GENERIC G5 PFDSR22it is therefore added as the third airspeed scale (C172, B58, SR22) coming as standard in the G5 PFD (both single- and dual-cue) R4 package now.

It can be called up by the “G5 Airspeed Switcher” utility after update.

With the SR22 3-Gauges Pack and the GENERIC G5 PFD+HSI, Continue reading

759: GENERIC G5 PFD R4 Major Update

The GENERIC G5 PFD R4 is ready at last.  This major update includes a lot of enhancements and revisions with many bug fixes and new features.

For instance, besides its appearance nows resembles more to the latest Garmin G5, Vrefs info (reference speeds) based on real aircraft are added as an option to the Airspeed Scales as well.

Here’s a quick video showing both single-cue and dual-cue PFD running with the HSI on the C172 Skyhawk in MSFS.

Furthermore, a new utility called “G5 Airspeed Switcher” is also included to the instrument pack so that users can quickly switch among different Airspeed Scales to match with the aircraft being flown with the G5 PFD.

However, similar to the G5 HSI R4, this new PFD R4 Continue reading

758: DHC-6 Twin Otter Gauges Presale

The DHC-6 Twin Otter by Aerosoft was one of my favorite in P3D and it continues to be the same in MSFS.

Initially I didn’t have plan to do gauges for the aircraft until mid-year.  But I have changed my mind to work on them after receiving some inquires and especially I’ve flown it for nearly a week.DHC-6_TwinOtter_GaugeBatchS
The first stage is to work on the nine (9) analog gauges as shown above,

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757: C152+DR400 Gauges 22-01 Update

Some of the C152 and DR400 Gauges are revised accordingly due to recent MSFS updates.

In addition, graphics renderings of them are improved as well, which brings positive results to all users, especially to those who runs their Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs) with the default Logitech MSFS plugins.

Download Links have been sent already.  Continue reading