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I love this aircraft and wanted to take it to the next level with a complete RXP retrofit. Unfortunately couldn't find any publicly available config files. So, dug into the panel.cfg file and manuals. Here is a config file (with directions) to retrofit this awesome aircraft (and the cargo expansion) with the RXP Flightline T, Flightline N, WX500, and GNS430 (and any combination thereof).Carenado C208 RXP RetrofitPlease read the instructions closely. If you have any questions, please let me know.Fly safe,-Dan

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I love this aircraft and wanted to take it to the next level with a complete RXP retrofit. Unfortunately couldn't find any publicly available config files. So, dug into the panel.cfg file and manuals. Here is a config file (with directions) to retrofit this awesome aircraft (and the cargo expansion) with the RXP Flightline T, Flightline N, WX500, and GNS430 (and any combination thereof).Carenado C208 RXP RetrofitPlease read the instructions closely. If you have any questions, please let me know.Fly safe,-Dan
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Right on! Thanks. I don't mean to be a pain but I dont own Flight Line T/N so I just wanted to see what it looked like before I bought it.

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Rather than screenshots, quick video of the same turn during day with default Carenado gauges, then day and night version with the RXP retrofit. Same event was recorded in FSRecorder (to provide a common reference for all three sequences). Recommend watching video in 720p.Mainly to show the FLT and FLN series. Couple points of note regarding the FLT/FLN:- Choppy needle movement. Most noticeable at LOC intercept. This is a function of recording the event in FSRecorder at 7.5 data points/sec and forcing a 30 fps render during video record. I didn't catch this until after I had rendered the video and was too lazy to go back and re-fly/re-record/re-render. Both Carenado and RXP gauges are extremely fluid in the sim.- Turn Coordinator. You can see that some data isn't recorded in FSRecorder (like the ball position and FD location).In all honesty, the Carenado gauges are great! I fell in love with the RXP gauges back when I was working on my instrument ticket and RXP gauges were orders of magnitude more realistic/smooth than the stock FS9 gauges. I just included the FLT and FLN gauges in this retrofit in case people wanted them. Their install is a bit rough, but works for me.Cheers,

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Outstanding! Thank you so much for this guide and huge time saver, the RealityXP guages and GPS units really do make all the diference.

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Thanks for posting this! I wish it was this easy to retrofit all my planes. :)

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Hello!

 

It's me again and this time I have a problem to get RealityXP's GNS430 WAAS & WX500 WX radar working on my plane. I tryed many variations with panel.cfg but those Flightline N & T mesh my small brains. I would be very happy if I'll get my passanger version working first then the cargo version later bymy own.

 

I'm not really sure about what lines I must to stay out as I try this modification. And yes - I made backup my orginal panel.cfg and after that I try to modified this orginal panel.cfg - it's a correct way?

 

Anyway - the result is: :lol:

 

Rolf

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Hello again!

 

A little update. I got this RXP Retrofit almost working but there is still a minor problem or two. First problem we will see an attached picture and second is that I can't to change a radio frequencies on the GNS430 (ILS/VOR) by using middle button of the mouse as I normally do but mayby I can to find some solution from RXP forum but those "ghost" button - can I remove them somehow?

 

Rolf

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OK - the second problem is solved.

 

Ghost button are still there and WX500 gauge is missing yet...

 

Rolf

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Update:

 

Ghost button problems solved but the WX Radar is still missing and I think this is a bggest problem to solve by my self so some help would be more than wellcome.

 

Rolf

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Huuuuooooohhhh...

 

Should be easy but as You see it's not:

 

Here is my modiefied panel.cfg if somebody could check it and tell to me what's gone wrong. Picture below tell more than 1000 words my problem:

 

//*********************************************************

// CARENADO C208B GRAND CARAVAN

// Copyright © Carenado 2010 - All Rights Reserved

//*********************************************************

 

[Window Titles]

Window00=GPS

Window01=Manual

Window02=Control Windows

Window03=Exit Manager

Window04=Info

Window05=Reality XP GNS 430 WAAS - RXP_CONFIG_TOOL - DO NOT CHANGE

Window07=Reality XP GNS GMAGTX - RXP_CONFIG_TOOL - DO NOT CHANGE

Window06=Reality XP Wx500 Radar - RXP_CONFIG_TOOL - DO NOT CHANGE

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window00]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=500,266

window_size_ratio=1.000

position=0

visible=0

ident=794

window_size= 0.350, 0.248

window_pos= 0.010, 0.750

zorder=0

 

gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430, 0,0,500,266

gauge01=GCCB!Toggle_GPS, 112,34,274,169

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window01]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=700,814

window_size_ratio=1.000

position=0

visible=0

ident=793

window_size= 0.380, 0.589

window_pos= 0.620, 0.160

 

gauge00=C208Manual!manual, 0,0,700,814

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window02]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=851,453

window_size_ratio=1.000

position=0

visible=0

ident=796

window_size= 0.480, 0.341

window_pos= 0.010, 0.410

zorder=0

 

gauge00=GCCB!Control_windows, 0,0,851,453

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window03]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=351,456

window_size_ratio=1.000

position=0

visible=0

ident=60

window_size= 0.190, 0.329

window_pos= 0.010, 0.070

 

gauge00=GCCB!Doors, 0,0,351,456

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window04]

file=info.bmp

size_mm=555,139

window_size_ratio=1.000

position=0

visible=1

ident=142

window_size= 0.290, 0.097

window_pos= 0.350, 0.020

 

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window05]

window_pos=0.511719,0.000000

window_size=0.488281,0.273438

visible=1

ident=15431

zorder=99

gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430,0,0,100,100

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window06]

window_pos=0.511719,0.000000

window_size=0.488281,0.488281

visible=1

ident=15500

zorder=99

gauge00=rxpWX500!RDR,0,0,100,100

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Window07]

window_pos=0.511719,0.613281

window_size=0.488281,0.386719

visible=0

ident=15327

zorder=99

gauge00=rxpGNS!GMA340,0,0,100,33.670033

gauge01=rxpGNS!GTX327,0,33.670033,100,44.107744

gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF,0,77.777777,50,22.222222

gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP,50,77.777777,50,22.222222

 

 

//---------------------------------------------------------

[Vcockpit01]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=512,512

visible=0

pixel_size=1024,1024

texture=$Panel_CARAV_1

 

gauge00=GCCB!Airspeed, 2,4,164,164

gauge01=GCCB!Attitude, 170,4,164,164

gauge02=GCCB!Altimeter, 341,3,164,164

gauge03=GCCB!rmi, 1,174,165,165

gauge04=GCCB!Horizontal Situation Indicator, 169,173,168,168

gauge05=GCCB!Vertical_speed, 340,173,167,167

gauge06=GCCB!vor2, 1,343,164,164

gauge07=GCCB!Turn_Coordinator, 169,343,162,166

gauge08=GCCB!DME_screen, 333,351,176,68

gauge09=GCCB!Panel_annunciator, 333,428,175,65

gauge10=Shockwave_Lights!SW Lights, 484,497,20,12

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Vcockpit02]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=512,512

visible=0

pixel_size=1024,1024

texture=$Panel_CARAV_2

 

gauge00=GCCB!Airspeed2, 10,3,165,165

gauge01=GCCB!Attitude2, 182,3,155,164

gauge02=GCCB!Altimeter2, 345,2,164,164

gauge03=GCCB!Turn_Coordinator2, 5,172,171,170

gauge04=GCCB!Directional_Gyro, 179,173,162,162

gauge05=GCCB!Vertical_speed2, 344,172,167,167

gauge06=GCCB!clock, 205,408,99,99

gauge07=GCCB!suction, 104,408,99,99

gauge08=GCCB!voltamp, 3,407,99,99

gauge09=GCCB!Annunciator_Panel, 3,344,362,53

gauge10=GCCB!fuelflow, 307,407,100,100

gauge11=GCCB!Fuel_Quantity_Left, 410,408,100,100

gauge12=GCCB!vs, 371,343,136,60

 

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Vcockpit03]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=512,512

visible=0

pixel_size=1024,1024

texture=$Panel_CARAV_3

 

gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430, 2,165,282,140

gauge01=rxpGNS!GTX327, 2,313,276,67

gauge02=rxpGNS!GMA340, 1,450,272,59

gauge03=GCCB!torque, 289,228,112,112

gauge04=GCCB!prop_rpm, 289,116,108,108

gauge05=GCCB!itt, 288,2,109,109

gauge06=GCCB!ng, 401,116,106,106

gauge07=GCCB!psi_oil, 399,2,110,110

gauge08=GCCB!Radios2, 2,64,284,95

gauge09=GCCB1!RadioAdf, 2,382,270,67

gauge10=GCCB!Autopilot, 2,2,280,60

gauge11=GCCB!AOM_Lights, 274,466,207,42

gauge12=GCCB!anti_ice_amps, 289,342,69,68

gauge13=GCCB!Fuel_Quantity_Right, 404,229,104,104

gauge14=GCCB!ng, 406, 344 ,100,100

gauge15=GCCB!Hours, 288,413,82,50

gauge16=GCCB!Toggle_GPS, 63,181,157,93

 

//--------------------------------------------------------

[Vcockpit04]

Background_color=0,0,0

size_mm=512,512

visible=0

pixel_size=1024,1024

texture=$Panel_CARAV_4

 

gauge00=GCCB!Oxygen, 115,3,110,109

gauge01=GCCB!compass, 228,3,85,54

gauge02=GCCB!temp, 3,3,109,109

gauge03=GCCB!RadarAltitude, 3,116,146,146

gauge04=GCCB!Annunciator_Test, 317,3,54,54

gauge05=GCCB!atc, 375,3,54,54

gauge06=GCCB!Drag, 60,60,0

gauge07=rxpWX500!RDR, 154,116,360,229

 

 

Day=255,255,255

Night=255,255,255

Luminous=255,255,255

 

[Default View]

X=0

Y=0

SIZE_X=8191

SIZE_Y=3743

 

Rolf

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I would like the solution as well, if you don't mind?

 

Thank you!

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Solved!

 

Rolf

Hi,

 

I have the same transparent panel when I edit in the Weather Radar. Would you mind sharing your solution? Thanks.

 

Bob

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Hi,

 

I have the same transparent panel when I edit in the Weather Radar. Would you mind sharing your solution? Thanks.

 

Bob

PM send!

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Hi Dan,

 

Nice work - sir - I'm trying to do the same on the FS9 model - how do you get rid of the 3D knobs that interfere with the Reality XP Gauges ???

 

Regards,
Scott

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Is the transparency being caused by the fact that the default VC textures are in bitmap format instead of .DDS? Would a simple conversion be the solution? I would be interested in getting the solution to this problem as well, it would be greatly appreciated.

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On 15/11/2017 at 2:26 PM, Jocko Flocko said:

Is the transparency being caused by the fact that the default VC textures are in bitmap format instead of .DDS? Would a simple conversion be the solution? I would be interested in getting the solution to this problem as well, it would be greatly appreciated.

Im looking for a solution too.

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Im found the solution!

1. Reduce original Radar of Carenado to 1x1 of dimension

2. Insert your gauge (im my case is GNS 530 of Carenado Cessna 210)

3. Save and happy flights!

* Configure your VC in Carenado for without 3d knobs.

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