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Real Garmin with FSX?

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I realize this is kind of an off the wall question, but is it possible to use a real Garmin 696 or 496 with FSX?

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Yes, as long as you install the GPSout utility that Pete Dowson has available, and you have the necessary cable to connect between your computer and the Garmin. See http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html for details on GPSout.Also, use "GPSout" as the key in a google search to read more about it...

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Yes, as long as you install the GPSout utility that Pete Dowson has available, and you have the necessary cable to connect between your computer and the Garmin. See http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html for details on GPSout.Also, use "GPSout" as the key in a google search to read more about it...
The standalone version of GPSout is for FS2004 only. A registered version of FSUIPC4 is what is needed for FSX as it includes all of the GPSout functions.Todd

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The standalone version of GPSout is for FS2004 only. A registered version of FSUIPC4 is what is needed for FSX as it includes all of the GPSout functions.Todd
Is it two way? Can I change something on the 696 and have it happen in the simulator? I am really just looking for a way to control the GPS with knobs. The best solution appears to be the product from Elite simulations (a GNS430 module), but it does not support FSX yet.

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Hi,No, GPSOut is not 2 way. There may be other products out there that are two way, but not using GPSOut.

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