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Thanks to everyone at RealAir for a great product. My first RealAir purchase was the scout package and the Citabria and Decathlon "feel" just like the real thing. So I'm sure I won't be disappointed in the Duke.I do have a question though. Can the AP and GPS be linked? I tried selecting the NAV button on the AP but it doesn't seem to get the heading from the GPS. I still have to use the heading bug on the HSI.Thanks...

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Thanks to everyone at RealAir for a great product. My first RealAir purchase was the scout package and the Citabria and Decathlon "feel" just like the real thing. So I'm sure I won't be disappointed in the Duke.I do have a question though. Can the AP and GPS be linked? I tried selecting the NAV button on the AP but it doesn't seem to get the heading from the GPS. I still have to use the heading bug on the HSI.Thanks...
There is a NAV/GPS switch to the right of the GNS unit... make sure it is set to GPS...

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I do have a question though. Can the AP and GPS be linked? I tried selecting the NAV button on the AP but it doesn't seem to get the heading from the GPS. I still have to use the heading bug on the HSI.Thanks...
You have to manually set the course in the HSI just like in the real world unit. You can read what to set the course to in the upper left corner of the GPS.

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I do have a question though. Can the AP and GPS be linked? I tried selecting the NAV button on the AP but it doesn't seem to get the heading from the GPS. I still have to use the heading bug on the HSI.
Bert is perfectly right! Just flip the switch from NAV to GPS. If you use the RXP GNS you just click the CDI button, which will toggle the switch automatically.

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Bert is perfectly right! Just flip the switch from NAV to GPS. If you use the RXP GNS you just click the CDI button, which will toggle the switch automatically.
Thanks guys. I'll give that a try tonight. I was hoping it was just something I overlooked. :(

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Bert is perfectly right! Just flip the switch from NAV to GPS. If you use the RXP GNS you just click the CDI button, which will toggle the switch automatically.
This is what it looks like if you install the RXP GNS..

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Bert,can you give me the change that you made? Is it some entries in some txt file? What do I need to to do put that on the VC?Please!Manny :(

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Bert,can you give me the change that you made? Is it some entries in some txt file? What do I need to to do put that on the VC?Please!Manny :(
[Window01]window_size=0.297619,0.342857visible=1position=8ident=15531gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS530,0,0,100,100.....[VCockpit01].......//gauge07=fs9gps!RAS_gps_500, 0, 444, 700, 580gauge07=rxpGNS!GNS530, -75, 454, 775, 590.....gauge13=MyGauges!GNS530Toggle, 7, 299, 378, 69The only way I could find to pop up the RXP GNS with the mouse, is to add a popup gauge on top of the transponder. Keyboard Shift-2 will also do it, of course.Create a text file with the name GNS530Toggle.xml and put it in a subfolder toyour Gauges folder, and call this subfolder MyGauges.Here are the contents of the xml file:<Gauge Name="GPS toggle" Version="1.0"> <Image Name="blank.bmp" /> <Mouse> <Tooltip ID="">GPS</Tooltip> <Help ID=""/> <Cursor Type="Hand"/> <Click>15531 (>K:PANEL_ID_TOGGLE)</Click> </Mouse></Gauge>Also add a little 19x19 bit bmp file, all black, in this subfolder, and call it blank.bmpI'm not sure the size matters.. it is invisible, but needs to be there for the popup to work...Any experienced xml programmers, please jump in, if this can be done easier! :(Note: You can only start up and adjust the RXP GNS from the popup window!And, to see the GNS in the panel, you need to click the ON button on the GPS in the panel.

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I wish I could use the RXP GNS, but I have Vista 64 bit which means I am out of luck I believe. Damn..*EDIT* I just read on the RXP site that the new 530 WAAS GPS runs on 64-bit Vista!!!! Must buy!!*EDIT 2* $40 for one gauge?!? Ouch! Might have to pass for right now. :(

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I wish I could use the RXP GNS, but I have Vista 64 bit which means I am out of luck I believe. Damn..*EDIT* I just read on the RXP site that the new 530 WAAS GPS runs on 64-bit Vista!!!! Must buy!!*EDIT 2* $40 for one gauge?!? Ouch! Might have to pass for right now. :(
You can use this unit in many planes... I would not want to give it back!And it gives you something new to learn and fiddle with :( Money well spent IMHO.

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I wish I could use the RXP GNS, but I have Vista 64 bit which means I am out of luck I believe. Damn..*EDIT* I just read on the RXP site that the new 530 WAAS GPS runs on 64-bit Vista!!!! Must buy!!*EDIT 2* $40 for one gauge?!? Ouch! Might have to pass for right now. :(
I'm using it in Vista 64. In a couple weeks I'll have the hardware interface from PFC so that their radio stack will control the RXP Garmin so no more mouse, this will work out well for cockpit/avionics sim based training. Check the prices for real world aviation training software, $40 is incredibly cheap, some of the books used for this training are more expensive. I'll second my friend Bert and also tell ya... it's money well spent IMHO.

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I'm using it in Vista 64. In a couple weeks I'll have the hardware interface from PFC so that their radio stack will control the RXP Garmin so no more mouse, this will work out well for cockpit/avionics sim based training. Check the prices for real world aviation training software, $40 is incredibly cheap, some of the books used for this training are more expensive. I'll second my friend Bert and also tell ya... it's money well spent IMHO.
Thanks for the response, Bert and Zane. It isn't as much the cost of the RXP Product as it is the amount of money I have spent this week in general on FS. I actually own a few RXP products for FS9 (the older gauges they sell) and have always enjoyed them. :)

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I got so excited yesterday with Bert's screen shot of the RXP Garmin that I downloaded it last night. The new 530 WAAS version. I tried installing it but and configuring it for the Duke from the configuration menu but it crashed on me when I started FSX. I didn't have time to really troubleshoot the issue last last night but will tonight. I uninstalled it and will try reinstalling it and then use Bert's manual configuration method. Crossing my fingers... :(

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[Window01]window_size=0.297619,0.342857visible=1position=8ident=15531gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS530,0,0,100,100.....[VCockpit01].......//gauge07=fs9gps!RAS_gps_500, 0, 444, 700, 580gauge07=rxpGNS!GNS530, -75, 454, 775, 590.....gauge13=MyGauges!GNS530Toggle, 7, 299, 378, 69The only way I could find to pop up the RXP GNS with the mouse, is to add a popup gauge on top of the transponder. Keyboard Shift-2 will also do it, of course.Create a text file with the name GNS530Toggle.xml and put it in a subfolder toyour Gauges folder, and call this subfolder MyGauges.Here are the contents of the xml file:<Gauge Name="GPS toggle" Version="1.0"> <Image Name="blank.bmp" /> <Mouse> <Tooltip ID="">GPS</Tooltip> <Help ID=""/> <Cursor Type="Hand"/> <Click>15531 (>K:PANEL_ID_TOGGLE)</Click> </Mouse></Gauge>Also add a little 19x19 bit bmp file, all black, in this subfolder, and call it blank.bmpI'm not sure the size matters.. it is invisible, but needs to be there for the popup to work...Any experienced xml programmers, please jump in, if this can be done easier! :(Note: You can only start up and adjust the RXP GNS from the popup window!And, to see the GNS in the panel, you need to click the ON button on the GPS in the panel.
Say Bert, are you using this in Vista 64? I've tried it in Windows 7 64 bit, and although it doesn't crash FSX, fps drops to around 1 making the Duke unflyable.

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Say Bert, are you using this in Vista 64? I've tried it in Windows 7 64 bit, and although it doesn't crash FSX, fps drops to around 1 making the Duke unflyable.
Nope, WinXP32

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Say Bert, are you using this in Vista 64? I've tried it in Windows 7 64 bit, and although it doesn't crash FSX, fps drops to around 1 making the Duke unflyable.
I had the same problem, right click the FSX exe and turn off 'Visual Themes'.

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I have to say, that looks absolutely stunning! Now, thanks to Bert, I have to run off now and purchase the RXP unit! Thanks for sharing Bert. :)

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I have to say, that looks absolutely stunning! Now, thanks to Bert, I have to run off now and purchase the RXP unit! Thanks for sharing Bert. :)
Happy to help... and sorry for the hit to your pocket book :(BTW, if you are happy to use shift-2 to pop up the GPS window, no need to add the MyGauges stuff..

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Bert - Doing your manual configuration for RXP worked great! That along with disabling visual themes and it loads up with no problem. I do have another question though. Am I missing something or does the RXP not load a flight plan from the FSX flight planner? The stock Duke GPS did, but not with the RXP.

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Bert - Doing your manual configuration for RXP worked great! That along with disabling visual themes and it loads up with no problem. I do have another question though. Am I missing something or does the RXP not load a flight plan from the FSX flight planner? The stock Duke GPS did, but not with the RXP.
No-like real world you have to program it in at the moment.

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Geofa - Thanks for the reply. I was thinking that might be the case.

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Could someone please tell me what the difference is between the RXP GNS 530 and the standard GPS which came with the Duke?ThanksBernd

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Could someone please tell me what the difference is between the RXP GNS 530 and the standard GPS which came with the Duke?ThanksBernd
The GPS that comes with the Duke is basically the FSX GPS with a pretty frame around it.Among many FSX limitations, is the annoying fact that the popup does not show the samepicture as the gauge in the panel.. ie you can adjust one, but the other does not change..The RXP Garmin 530 unit uses the Garmin trainer software, providingthe full function of the original unit. You can use the Garmin Pilot's Guide as documentation.The display is identical to the real thing.

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The GPS that comes with the Duke is basically the FSX GPS with a pretty frame around it.Among many FSX limitations, is the annoying fact that the popup does not show the samepicture as the gauge in the panel.. ie you can adjust one, but the other does not change..The RXP Garmin 530 unit uses the Garmin trainer software, providingthe full function of the original unit. You can use the Garmin Pilot's Guide as documentation.The display is identical to the real thing.
Thanks Bert. Do you know of any planes out there which already come with the 530?BestBernd

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