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Has anyone figured out how to add an aftermarket radio/gps in the space that is taken up by the COM1/NAV1 radio?

 

Using the control panel, I can remove this radio... but I have not found a way of installing another gauge in it's place.


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I am looking for an answer to this also. Since the original post is over a year old I'm guessing this is hopeless. I can get the F1 GTN 650 into the VC where Com1/Nav1 are (with the 3D knobs on top of it), but as soon as I choose "customizable panel" to make the 3D knobs disappear the GTN 650 disappears also. I've tried a bunch of things but nothing seems to work.

I had this aircraft in FSX and after switching to P3D decided to try it again. I was excited to find the "customizable panel" option figuring I could easily install the GTN 650 into the VC but there doesn't appear to be any way to actually do it.

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Anybody with an answer to this one? Just recently picked up the AC11 since I'm flying one in RL also and would love to add the 650 to it. 

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Better then nothing I think:
GTN625 for GNS295

GTN625_1_zpsqh79y053.jpg

to operate have to open popup window

panel.cfg in [VCockpit02] :
...
gauge07=F1GTN!GTN650VC,  30,229,350,250,UNIT1

 

By modifying AC11.cab (from fsx/gauges) the file
Toggle_GPS.xml
into:

Quote

<Gauge Name="Toggle_GPS" Version="1.0">
   <Image Name="iconpanel_background.bmp"/>
   <Mouse>
      <Area Left="0" Top="0" Width="30" Height="30">
         <Cursor Type="Hand"/>
         <Click>14403 (>K:PANEL_ID_TOGGLE)</Click>
      </Area>
   </Mouse>
</Gauge>

we can now open GTN625 popup with clicking in its touchscreen.

 

Regards

Stefan


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I am in contact with Carenado, about this. I think we are out of luck. I am thinking that the custom panel is just a modification  of the model ie, the cover for the  default 296 gps. I am  waiting to see what Carenado has to say. I can't find a custom panel cfg file. So that is why I'm thinking it is just a modification of the model file.

So I think we are stuck with the 2d pop-ups for the use of other radios  in the Commander 114.

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Darn! I came here hoping to find some good news about the custom panel in 4.4.... If Bert can't make it work, then there's probably no way in the world we can cram a 750 in there. 🙂

 

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I am currently looking at this.. the best I have found is the GTN650 option.

In the VC:

[Vcockpit02]
.....
//gauge07=GPS295AC11!gps_295,  13,200,468,304
gauge07=F1GTN!GTN650VC,  13,200,468,304,UNIT1

The popup:

[Window00]
......

//gauge00=GPS295AC11!gps_295,  0,0,545,354
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN650,  0,0,545,354,UNIT1.POP
//gauge01=AC11!Toggle_GPS,  36,74,330,239

You can choose the custom panel on or off, which simply removes the NAV1/COM1 radios.

Better might be to move the GTN down to where the radios are, but that does not appear to be possible..

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Bert Pieke

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Better..

VC:

gauge04=AC11!Toggle_GPS,  13,200,468,20
gauge05=AC11!gear_right_light,  125,72,50,50
gauge06=AC11!Nav_Gps_ligh,  223,10,80,80
//gauge07=GPS295AC11!gps_295,  13,200,468,304
gauge07=F1GTN!GTN650VC,  13,220,468,264,UNIT1

Popup:

[Window00]
size_mm=545,354
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=8
visible=0
ident=794
window_size= 0.357, 0.273
zorder=15


gauge00=F1GTN!GTN650,  0,0,545,354,UNIT1.POP
 

 

Edited by Bert Pieke

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Mine (if you have GTN 750 you do not need GPS), and you can click on the GTN Bezel to pop-up GTN750

 

[Window Titles]
Window00=GPS
Window01=Manual
Window02=Toggle_Control
Window03=Flight1 Garmin GTN750 U1 - DO NOT MODIFY
Window04=Flight1 Garmin GTN650 U1 - DO NOT MODIFY
Window05=Flight1 GTN Stack - DO NOT MODIFY
Window06=INFO

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
file=gps_295_background.bmp 
size_mm=545,354
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=794
window_size= 0.290, 0.278
window_pos= 0.015, 0.700
zorder=15
gauge00=GPS295AC11!gps_295,  0,0,545,354
gauge01=AC11!Toggle_GPS,  36,74,330,239

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=1000,1000
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=793
window_size= 0.490, 0.893
window_pos= 0.480, 0.040
zorder=0
gauge00=AC11Manual!manual,  0,0,1000,1000

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=351,160
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=796
window_size= 0.181, 0.150
window_pos= 0.020, 0.180
zorder=5
gauge00=AC11!Control_windows,  0,0,351,160

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=937,887
ident=14401
zorder=99
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN750,  0,0,937,887,UNIT1.POP
window_pos= 0.660, 0.160
window_size= 0.340, 0.580

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window04]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=937,390
ident=14403
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN650,  0,0,937,390,UNIT1.POP
window_pos= 0.660, 0.740
window_size= 0.340, 0.260
zorder=99

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window05]
size_mm=255,1039
Position= 0
window_size= 0.058, 0.243
visible=1
ident=14400
zorder=100
gauge00=F1GTN!GTNStack,  0,0,255,1039

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window06]
file=info.bmp 
size_mm=345,157
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=1
ident=142
window_size= 0.181, 0.126

 

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$LucesC114
gauge00=AC11!ELT_Light,  182,83,30,30
gauge01=AC11!gear_center_light,  70,72,50,50
gauge02=AC11!gear_left_light,  14,72,50,50
gauge03=AC11!gear_up_warning,  10,11,201,50
//gauge04=AC11!Toggle_GPS,  321,15,176,176
gauge05=AC11!gear_right_light,  125,72,50,50
gauge06=AC11!Nav_Gps_ligh,  223,10,80,80
//gauge07=GPS295AC11!gps_295,  13,200,468,304
gauge07=F1GTN!GTN750,  12,200,468,304,UNIT1

 

Screenshot-111.png

 

 


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