480: G5 PFD Attitude Indicator Update

A friend, Christian, recently told me that he was confused by the movement of the attitude indicator arc and triangle above it on the Generic G5 PFD.   He asked if it is possible to modify the attitude indicator like the real Garmin G5 does as shown in the image on the right below, so that the arc and the triangle above it move with the horizon and have the lower triangle stay in relation to the plane.
I fully understand his frustration as I sometimes got confused as well.

Actually when I developed the instrument, I did aim to implement the attitude indicator as the Garmin G5 does.   However, Continue reading

463: B737 PFD Released

The B737 PFD has just been released.   It is so far the most complicated FIP gauge I’ve ever made, even with the experience I had from the Garmin G5 PFD.

Those who purchased it should have the download link in their mailboxes by now.  For the MFD and EICAS I showed in the previous post, they should be ready in the next few days.   Continue reading

462: B737 PFD Photo Preview

The bug checking and fine-tuning for the B737 PFD (Primary Flight Display) is completed.   Following is a photo (click to enlarge) of it with the coming EICAS (Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System) and MFD (Multi-Function Display) sitting next to it.
I feel excited too and the PFD should be ready by end of the week as scheduled. Continue reading

461: B737 PFD to be Released Soon

In the last few weeks, I’ve been working hard on the Primary Flight Display (PFD) for the FSX default B737.   The development is based on the feedback from users, especially G5 PFD users, who want somethings truly matching the B737.

The gauge is generally completed with all the features found on the default B737 PFD, such as warning bars and displays for maximum and minimum speeds, decision height and altitude, etc.

At present, codes and functions are being optimized.   It is expected to be ready within the next two weeks. Continue reading

454: Generic G5 PFD Update

Since the many versions coming with the Generic G5 PFD look so similar to each other, even myself I find it hard to tell from which is which.

To make things easier, the updated version of the gauge now displays the corresponding aircraft model that the PFD is intended for when the battery is off.
    
Users should have found the download links in their mailboxes by now.

418: Dual-Cue PFD Preview

Here’s the screen-shot of the PFD with dual-cue flight director I am working on.   It looks and fits better on larger airplanes.

Very likely it will be sold separately or be a paid addon to the existing single-cue version.

No worry, it will be free to all who purchase the PFD before the launch of this variation.   Should be ready by next weekend.

415: Primary Flight Display (PFD) Released

The generic Garmin G5 style PFD has been completed.   As mentioned earlier, this is by far the most complicated gauges I made for the FIP, particularly in terms of layout implementations.

For example, just the vertical speed indicator alone (on the edge of the right hand side) took me nearly a week to get to a satisfied result, which allows it to adapt to various vertical speed requirements up to +/- 9,900 feet.

Color matching is also a very time-consuming task because the bitmaps shown on the FIP Continue reading