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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
In last post, I mentioned that some of the commands I used to assign to buttons and knobs on the FIP are not functioning or matching when using the valuetranscribing feature to run FSX/P3D gauges in X-Plane.
A friend, Rodrigo in Brazil, says the trick 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.
Some friends asked if there will be an Annunciator Panel for X-Plane. Frankly speaking, I never plan to make one in the beginning. Anyway, as they wish…here’s the X-Plane version for the C172SP.
Operation wise, it is similar to the other versions. The panel will pop up automatically on the Wet Compass whenever engine warnings are detected. It will disappear when the signals are gone.
In this way, the notification features can not Continue reading
Regarding the Fuel Flow Issue caused by Logitech’s X-Plane plugin as detailed in Post 505 and the reply from Logitech in Post 509, David Kelly commented that we should rally together and get it done. I think it’s a very good idea.
My request truly represents just a single incident reported by just one user. If there are greater numbers of support requests about the fuel-flow issue to Logitech as David suggests, the company should treat the issue more seriously and might possibly create some time-frames to address the issue earlier.
As expected, Logitech has refused my request to provide the source code of the X-Plane plugin. So, there is nothing I can do about it from this end, but I will continue to look for other options, if there are any.
Will I continue to develop FIP gauges for X-Plane, some asked? Probably when timing is right, because not all aircraft involve the using of fuel flow in the way as the C172SP does.