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Hello everyone,

 

So, I have purchased the Mind Star GNS 430/530 yesterday.

Now, two questions.

 

1. Does it not have an Installation tool? I was using RXP before and it has a installation tool you can use to add the 2D popup to any aircraft (It is up to you if you want to add it to the VC); with Mindstar I cannot find anything similar.

 

2. What is it that you have to do in order to do the custom installation? I have tried to do it with the Carenado PA34 Seneca II, the Carenado King Air B200 an the A2A C172, C182, PA28 Cherokee.

 

PA34 Experience: I followed every single step provided in the Mind Star website but it seems to be just not possible, with the PA34 I was able to add it as a 2D popup but for some reason the NAV Freq Swap button does not work; when I click on it the window disappears, I decided to try the VC installation, it works perfectly except for the fact that when I click on it, the popup window does not appear and when I modify the panel.cfg file in order to add it as a 2D popup window also, it will stop working once I click on the GNS530, the popup shows up, but the GNS stops working and the FSX crashes.

 

B200 Experience: I have not tested this configuration too much, I tried to add the 530/530 setup since this is the original configuration the plane comes with, again, I followed the steps provided in the web site but the thing just does not work; when I try to pull up the 2D popup the FSX crashes, and the VC configuration has the same problem (Some click spots do not work).

 

A2A Experience: It works flawlessly.

 

Thanks in advance for any information you guys can provide me with... If anyone here is currently using the software with any of the Carenado aircrafts I mentioned, I would really appreciate an explaination on how the issues were sorted out.

 

Best Regards from Colombia.

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Carenado makes integration difficult, at best. However, it is possible to get them installed and working.

 

Post the panel.cfg for the PA34.

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Ok, here's my current panel.cfg for the PA34... As you can see in the [Vcockpit03], Gauge01 is disabled, that would allow me to see the GNS Popup window but then it stops working.

 

Best regards.

 
[Window Titles]
Window00=MiniPanel
Window01=GPS
Window02=Autopilot
Window03=Toggle_RPML
Window04=Toggle_MAN
Window05=Toggle_RPMR
Window06=Toggle_FF
Window07=Toggle_ASI
Window08=Toggle_AH
Window09=Toggle_ALT
Window10=Toggle_HSI
Window11=Toggle_VOR2
Window12=Toggle_ADF
Window13=Info
 
 
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=1050,350
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=100
window_size= 0.810, 0.360
window_pos= 0.000, 0.640
zorder=15
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_L,  0,176,165,165
gauge01=PA34SEN!Manifold,  175,176,160,160
gauge02=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_R,  344,176,164,164
gauge03=PA34SEN!Fuelflow,  512,176,163,162
gauge04=PA34SEN!Airspeed,  0,0,166,166
gauge05=PA34SEN!Attitude,  175,0,157,156
gauge06=PA34S1!Altimetro,  338,0,162
gauge07=PA34S1!hsi,  503,0,159
gauge08=PA34S2!Vor2,  686,0,158
gauge09=PA34S2!Adf,  871,0,167
gauge10=PA34S1!Turn,  684,176,160
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=462,388
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=150
window_size= 0.250, 0.280
window_pos= 0.000, 0.300
zorder=0
 
gauge00=FSGPSCarenadoPA-34!gps_500,  0,0,462,388
gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_GPS,  35,41,336,245
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=537,286
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=781
window_size= 0.250, 0.178
window_pos= 0.640, 0.810
zorder=15
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!Autopilot,  0,0,537,286
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=304,304
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=777
window_size= 0.150, 0.200
window_pos= 0.000, 0.810
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_L,  0,0,304,304
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window04]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=301,302
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=778
window_size= 0.150, 0.211
window_pos= 0.160, 0.800
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!Manifold,  0,0,301,302
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window05]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=304,304
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=779
window_size= 0.150, 0.200
window_pos= 0.320, 0.810
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_R,  0,0,304,304
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=306,305
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=780
window_size= 0.150, 0.200
window_pos= 0.480, 0.810
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!Fuelflow,  0,0,306,305
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=306,306
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=782
window_size= 0.150, 0.201
window_pos= 0.000, 0.600
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!Airspeed,  0,0,306,306
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window08]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=259,257
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=783
window_size= 0.150, 0.200
window_pos= 0.160, 0.600
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!Attitude,  0,0,259,257
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window09]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=300,300
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=784
window_size= 0.150, 0.200
window_pos= 0.320, 0.600
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34S1!Altimetro,  0,0,296
gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_ALT,  19,21,274,205
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window10]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=354,353
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=785
window_size= 0.150, 0.199
window_pos= 0.480, 0.600
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34S1!hsi,  0,0,344
gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_HSI,  20,23,324,256
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window11]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=302,302
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=786
window_size= 0.150, 0.205
window_pos= 0.640, 0.600
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34S2!Vor2,  0,0,290
gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_VOR2,  18,16,266,214
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window12]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=300,300
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=787
window_size= 0.150, 0.200
window_pos= 0.800, 0.600
zorder=0
 
gauge00=PA34S2!Adf,  0,0,299
gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_ADF,  12,29,278,204
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window13]
file=info.bmp 
size_mm=525,175
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=1
ident=140
window_size= 0.290, 0.129
window_pos= 0.380, 0.020
 
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit01]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_seneca_1
 
gauge00=PA34S1!Altimetro,  19,290,151,153
gauge01=PA34S1!hsi,  191,2,144,143
gauge02=PA34S1!Turn,  15,132,156,156
gauge03=PA34S1!Vsi,  360,292,146,145
gauge04=PA34SEN!Airspeed,  363,148,142,142
gauge05=PA34S2!Vor2,  195,298,140,140
gauge06=PA34S4!RadioDME,  1,444,292,65
gauge07=PA34SEN!Fuelflow,  190,151,146,145
gauge08=PA34SEN!Clock,  28,1,128,128
gauge09=PA34SEN!Attitude,  355,1,147,146
gauge10=PA34SEN!Radios1,  297,438,212,70
gauge11=PA34SEN!Toggle_HSI,  220,33,79,79
gauge12=PA34SEN!Toggle_ALT,  47,316,89,89
gauge13=PA34SEN!Toggle_VOR2,  211,318,105,87
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_seneca_2
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!EGT_L,  0,120,102,85
gauge01=PA34SEN!Radios,  251,257,259,100
gauge02=PA34SEN!ALCYOIOIFU_R_gauges,  2,466,312,43
gauge03=PA34SEN!compass,  259,371,74,47
gauge04=PA34SEN!Gear_Transition,  213,375,44,42
gauge05=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel2,  1,375,211,42
gauge06=PA34SEN!gear_center_light,  5,216,30,30
gauge07=PA34SEN!gear_left_light,  39,216,30,30
gauge08=PA34SEN!gear_right_light,  73,216,30,30
gauge09=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_VAC,  107,218,30,30
gauge10=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_ALT,  138,218,30,30
gauge11=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_OIL,  169,218,30,30
gauge12=PA34SEN!ALCYOIOIFU_L_gauges,  2,420,312,43
gauge13=PA34SEN!EGT_R,  409,119,102,85
gauge14=PA34S3!RadioAnuncios,  319,  446 ,192,65
gauge15=PA34S3!RadioAdf,  0,253,244,54
gauge16=PA34S2!Adf,  102,112,102,102
gauge17=PA34SEN!temp,  204,103,102,102
gauge18=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_L,  0,5,102,102
gauge19=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_R,  102,5,102,102
gauge20=PA34S4!RadioTrans,  1,311,243,61
gauge21=PA34SEN!Manifold,  307,103,102,102
gauge22=PA34SEN!Gyro,  306,5,102,93
gauge23=PA34SEN!Attitude2_indicator,  410,5,102,102
gauge24=PA34SEN!Heading Indicator,  204,0,102,102
gauge25=PA34SEN!Autopilot,  337,358,173,86
gauge26=PA34SEN!Fuel_pump_Light_L,  200,224,24,24
gauge27=PA34SEN!Fuel_pump_Light_R,  225,224,24,24
gauge28=PA34SEN!Toggle_ADF,  112,134,83,54
gauge29=PA34SEN!AOM,  249,206,261,50
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit03]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=256,256
visible=0
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$Panel_seneca_3
 
gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530,  1,16,253,213, 1:1:-1
//gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_GPS,  19,36,186,139
gauge02=PA34SEN!Starter_L,  202,230,25,25
gauge03=PA34SEN!Starter_R,  229,230,25,25
gauge04=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_Over_Bst_R,  175,230,25,25
gauge05=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_Over_Bst_L,  148,230,25,25
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit04]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=128,128
visible=0
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$Panel_seneca_4
 
gauge00=PA34SEN!fuel_selectors,  28,0,71,127
 
 
 
[Color]
Day=255,255,255
Night=128,64,64
Luminous=128,64,64
 
[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8191
SIZE_Y=3743

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You don't have a window defined for a popup of the GNS. You can not run a default FS GPS gauge with our 430/530 gauge. I have edited the panel.cfg you posted to allow for a popup of the GNS.

 

 

[Window Titles]Window00=MiniPanelWindow01=GPSWindow02=AutopilotWindow03=Toggle_RPMLWindow04=Toggle_MANWindow05=Toggle_RPMRWindow06=Toggle_FFWindow07=Toggle_ASIWindow08=Toggle_AHWindow09=Toggle_ALTWindow10=Toggle_HSIWindow11=Toggle_VOR2Window12=Toggle_ADFWindow13=Info    //--------------------------------------------------------[Window00]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=1050,350window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=100window_size= 0.810, 0.360window_pos= 0.000, 0.640zorder=15 gauge00=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_L,  0,176,165,165gauge01=PA34SEN!Manifold,  175,176,160,160gauge02=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_R,  344,176,164,164gauge03=PA34SEN!Fuelflow,  512,176,163,162gauge04=PA34SEN!Airspeed,  0,0,166,166gauge05=PA34SEN!Attitude,  175,0,157,156gauge06=PA34S1!Altimetro,  338,0,162gauge07=PA34S1!hsi,  503,0,159gauge08=PA34S2!Vor2,  686,0,158gauge09=PA34S2!Adf,  871,0,167gauge10=PA34S1!Turn,  684,176,160  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window01]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=462,388window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=225window_size= 0.250, 0.280window_pos= 0.000, 0.300zorder=0 gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530,  0,0,462,388, 1:2:225  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window02]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=537,286window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=781window_size= 0.250, 0.178window_pos= 0.640, 0.810zorder=15 gauge00=PA34SEN!Autopilot,  0,0,537,286  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window03]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=304,304window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=777window_size= 0.150, 0.200window_pos= 0.000, 0.810zorder=0 gauge00=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_L,  0,0,304,304  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window04]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=301,302window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=778window_size= 0.150, 0.211window_pos= 0.160, 0.800zorder=0 gauge00=PA34SEN!Manifold,  0,0,301,302  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window05]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=304,304window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=779window_size= 0.150, 0.200window_pos= 0.320, 0.810zorder=0 gauge00=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_R,  0,0,304,304  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window06]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=306,305window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=780window_size= 0.150, 0.200window_pos= 0.480, 0.810zorder=0 gauge00=PA34SEN!Fuelflow,  0,0,306,305  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window07]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=306,306window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=782window_size= 0.150, 0.201window_pos= 0.000, 0.600zorder=0 gauge00=PA34SEN!Airspeed,  0,0,306,306  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window08]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=259,257window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=783window_size= 0.150, 0.200window_pos= 0.160, 0.600zorder=0 gauge00=PA34SEN!Attitude,  0,0,259,257  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window09]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=300,300window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=784window_size= 0.150, 0.200window_pos= 0.320, 0.600zorder=0 gauge00=PA34S1!Altimetro,  0,0,296gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_ALT,  19,21,274,205  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window10]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=354,353window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=785window_size= 0.150, 0.199window_pos= 0.480, 0.600zorder=0 gauge00=PA34S1!hsi,  0,0,344gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_HSI,  20,23,324,256  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window11]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=302,302window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=786window_size= 0.150, 0.205window_pos= 0.640, 0.600zorder=0 gauge00=PA34S2!Vor2,  0,0,290gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_VOR2,  18,16,266,214  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window12]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=300,300window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=0ident=787window_size= 0.150, 0.200window_pos= 0.800, 0.600zorder=0 gauge00=PA34S2!Adf,  0,0,299gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_ADF,  12,29,278,204  //--------------------------------------------------------[Window13]file=info.bmp size_mm=525,175window_size_ratio=1.000  position=0visible=1ident=140window_size= 0.290, 0.129window_pos= 0.380, 0.020   //--------------------------------------------------------[Vcockpit01]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=512,512visible=0pixel_size=1024,1024texture=$Panel_seneca_1 gauge00=PA34S1!Altimetro,  19,290,151,153gauge01=PA34S1!hsi,  191,2,144,143gauge02=PA34S1!Turn,  15,132,156,156gauge03=PA34S1!Vsi,  360,292,146,145gauge04=PA34SEN!Airspeed,  363,148,142,142gauge05=PA34S2!Vor2,  195,298,140,140gauge06=PA34S4!RadioDME,  1,444,292,65gauge07=PA34SEN!Fuelflow,  190,151,146,145gauge08=PA34SEN!Clock,  28,1,128,128gauge09=PA34SEN!Attitude,  355,1,147,146gauge10=PA34SEN!Radios1,  297,438,212,70gauge11=PA34SEN!Toggle_HSI,  220,33,79,79gauge12=PA34SEN!Toggle_ALT,  47,316,89,89gauge13=PA34SEN!Toggle_VOR2,  211,318,105,87  //--------------------------------------------------------[Vcockpit02]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=512,512visible=0pixel_size=1024,1024texture=$Panel_seneca_2 gauge00=PA34SEN!EGT_L,  0,120,102,85gauge01=PA34SEN!Radios,  251,257,259,100gauge02=PA34SEN!ALCYOIOIFU_R_gauges,  2,466,312,43gauge03=PA34SEN!compass,  259,371,74,47gauge04=PA34SEN!Gear_Transition,  213,375,44,42gauge05=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel2,  1,375,211,42gauge06=PA34SEN!gear_center_light,  5,216,30,30gauge07=PA34SEN!gear_left_light,  39,216,30,30gauge08=PA34SEN!gear_right_light,  73,216,30,30gauge09=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_VAC,  107,218,30,30gauge10=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_ALT,  138,218,30,30gauge11=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_OIL,  169,218,30,30gauge12=PA34SEN!ALCYOIOIFU_L_gauges,  2,420,312,43gauge13=PA34SEN!EGT_R,  409,119,102,85gauge14=PA34S3!RadioAnuncios,  319,  446 ,192,65gauge15=PA34S3!RadioAdf,  0,253,244,54gauge16=PA34S2!Adf,  102,112,102,102gauge17=PA34SEN!temp,  204,103,102,102gauge18=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_L,  0,5,102,102gauge19=PA34SEN!RPM Indicator_R,  102,5,102,102gauge20=PA34S4!RadioTrans,  1,311,243,61gauge21=PA34SEN!Manifold,  307,103,102,102gauge22=PA34SEN!Gyro,  306,5,102,93gauge23=PA34SEN!Attitude2_indicator,  410,5,102,102gauge24=PA34SEN!Heading Indicator,  204,0,102,102gauge25=PA34SEN!Autopilot,  337,358,173,86gauge26=PA34SEN!Fuel_pump_Light_L,  200,224,24,24gauge27=PA34SEN!Fuel_pump_Light_R,  225,224,24,24gauge28=PA34SEN!Toggle_ADF,  112,134,83,54gauge29=PA34SEN!AOM,  249,206,261,50  //--------------------------------------------------------[Vcockpit03]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=256,256visible=0pixel_size=512,512texture=$Panel_seneca_3 gauge00=MPI_GNS!GNS530,  1,16,253,213, 1:1:-1//gauge01=PA34SEN!Toggle_GPS,  19,36,186,139gauge02=PA34SEN!Starter_L,  202,230,25,25gauge03=PA34SEN!Starter_R,  229,230,25,25gauge04=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_Over_Bst_R,  175,230,25,25gauge05=PA34SEN!Annunciator_panel_Over_Bst_L,  148,230,25,25  //--------------------------------------------------------[Vcockpit04]Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=128,128visible=0pixel_size=512,512texture=$Panel_seneca_4 gauge00=PA34SEN!fuel_selectors,  28,0,71,127   [Color]Day=255,255,255Night=128,64,64Luminous=128,64,64 [Default View]X=0Y=0SIZE_X=8191SIZE_Y=3743

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Thank you so much, it worked perfect. I applied the same changes you made in this panel.cfg to the B200 and it worked too.

 

Thank you so much sir.

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