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Hi,

I think it is time to unveil what is coming next, in a few days!

Like I've said previously, I know how important it is to our customers not only to have the best simulation products. I know it has been hard to wait this long, but I also know our customers want bug-free products. 

Should our proven track record for our GNS V2 and GTN for X-Plane 11 is any measure, we're proud to offer you the same level of quality for the entire Flight Simulator platform!

The products come with unique graphics technologies: HDPI 32bits RGBA bitmaps for a better visual experience than allowed by the FS-SDK*, highly optimized code for near zero impact to the FPS, and in-sim live settings: no aircraft or sim reload!

Both products also come super-charged with tons of customization options for panel integration, hardware interface and keyboard shortcuts. They also now offer custom variables to help XML gauge programmers interact with our GPS.

I also know we are at a simulation turning point, which I'll best illustrate with the following questions we all ask ourselves: do I keep my 32bits FSX investment, or do I take the plunge and go for P3D4 64bits now? Do I purchase my needed hardware update before changing simulators, or after? What about my add-ons?

We've decided to help you take the pro-simmer choice, in offering our Flight Simulator version of the upcoming GNS V2 and GTN Touch, compatible with the entire flight simulator family for a unique price:

FS9, FSX, FSX-SE, P3D1, P3D2, P3D3, and P3D4*, in 64/32 bits (what I usually call FS-SEX3D)

Whenever you decide to migrate from an older sim (say FSX-SE) to the latest P3D4, your Reality XP product gets your back: you don't have to purchase the product because you are changing simulator!

A single license has got you covered from FS9 to P3D4:

- Want to migrate to P3D4 later and keep flying P3D3 a little bit longer? No problem!

- Flying half on P3D3 for this great scenery, and half on P3D4  for VAS-free worry? No problem either!

 

Expect the GNS V2 and the GTN to hit the online shelves in a few days now!

And as a picture is worth a thousand words, here it is, in P3D V4 64bits:

gns2_p3d4_3.jpg

gns2_p3d4_4.jpg

Stay tuned for GTN screenshots coming up soon!

* FS-SDK limits: 15bits colours / FSX (Acc/Sp2) and FS9 (Sp1)

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Two Questions:

• Is the GTN and GNS two different products, or is it now an all in one?

• Is there any discounts for loyal customers who have your previous products, even the more recent ones?

 

Thank you,

Bob

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8 minutes ago, FSXtreme said:

Is the GTN and GNS two different products

Yes they are, like our X-Plane releases! As for discounts, well, stay tuned for more... ;-)

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1 hour ago, RXP said:

Whenever you decide to migrate from an older sim (say FSX-SE) to the latest P3D4, your Reality XP product gets your back: you don't have to purchase the product because you are changing simulator!

 

This is quite refreshing to hear, thank you very much.

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good to see rxp is back.

are the newer gauges backwards compatible for the purpose of vc integration?  ex: i have the realair tduke fsx v1 and carenado planes running in p3dv4, can i integrate the new rxp gns530 like i did in fsx?

and i assume waas vertical guidance is still provided?

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7 minutes ago, kdfw__ said:

are the newer gauges backwards compatible

I'd think most panels designed for our legacy GNS will work with the new. Maybe just the gauge size ratio is slightly different and might require small adjustment for true 1:1 visual replacement. In regard to systems integration, this is non-aircraft specific, so this wouldn't change between the old and the new (except GNS V2 has finer grained control of FS internal variables!)

About vertical guidance: sure, both our GNS V2 and GTN Touch offer vertical A/P coupling, and lateral coupling is now much better (for example it adjusts the bank angle, depending on your speed, to maintain a curved track - like in our X-Plane version). Now you got me genuinely wondering with your 2nd question: aren't all GPSes offering vertical guidance in FS?!?

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This might be a stupid question, but what about the databases? Are these (GTN and GNS) based on the Garmin Trainer databases?

If so, does this mean the GNS will come with a 2015 (I think this was the last update) database? 

Thanks

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Great news!

Will there be a discount for your customers?

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Hi, yes both solutions are based on the Garmin trainer, each come with its own database.

The latest GTN trainer has been released 1st december 2016, with NOV16 DB. Garmin used to release a new update every 6 months but they miss the usual 1st december / 1st june cycle for now.

The GNS trainer is more recent with GPS software 3.3, which corrects a number of internal bugs, offers new features, and has a DB issued in 2010. It used to be compatible with the GTN DB updated every 6 months, except since the last GTN update. A user has manager to update the DB data though, and you can find a June 2017 DB here: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/501135-rxp-gns-530w430w-v2-database-update/?page=2#comment-3637418

 

 

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7 minutes ago, DJJose said:

Will there be a discount for your customers?

I think I've already answered this here! 

 

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14 hours ago, RXP said:

Yes they are, like our X-Plane releases! As for discounts, well, stay tuned for more... ;-)

This sounds really great Jean-Luc.  I love all of your releases and am really missing them in P3Dv4.  I am anxiously looking forward to this release.

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A few days? Come on man! Stop teasing us and release already. :biggrin:

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3 hours ago, DJJose said:

A few days? Come on man! Stop teasing us and release already.

I do appreciate your enthusiasm!

We're chasing the final bugs in the "User Experience" part of the product, which are the elements you use to configure the gauges on your panels.

The screenshot shows live, in-sim, no-reload the aircraft, no-reload the simulator to take effect approach. Our customers of the X-Plane version certainly appreciate they can change settings so quickly while flying. This is only half of the experience, the other half being how you put these gauges to your panels easily and effortlessly. I won't tell right now what it will be, but this is what we are chasing the latest bugs from before release!

When we've released our first GNS product, 15 years ago, and for all versions afterward, we've offered an external application (GNS config) to help you list available aircraft, add/remove your GNS gauges, and access gauges settings. This tool was based on list-view / tab interface and I can see that there are other gauge products on the market reusing our GNS config concepts almost as-is... This look-and-fell is 15 years old though!

Time to evolve and offer a much better user experience to configuring the product.

 

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Just a quick question regarding aircraft that were built with RXP compatibility in their panel - specifically the Realair Duke (non turbine). As this aircraft can be shoe horned into P3Dv4, will the RXP GNS for P3Dv4 still be able to be integrated into the panel as it was previously in FSX?

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4 hours ago, DavidP said:

will the RXP GNS for P3Dv4 still be able to be integrated into the panel as it was previously in FSX?

Yes, because it is still a gauge, like before, and like I've explained in another post, we've found a way to bend the SDK and make the simulator see not only the gauges in the gauge file (the .gau/.dll), but also gauge names aliases.

For example, one of the included GNS V2 gauge is "GPS_500_1" (for the COM-less variation), and it also has an alias "GPS_500". Say you copy and rename the rxpGNS2.gau (or .dll in P3D) to fs9gps.gau in the aircraft panel folder, and automatically, every aircraft using the default fs9gps!GPS_500 will load our GPS 500 instead! This is one possibility aliases offer. Another one: say you aircraft vendor has made a variation for another GPS gauge, but won't re-release a variation for ours (because it is an old aircraft no longer supported). Just make copy and rename the gauge file to the local panel folder and let the panel pickup the alias (we have a bunch of them for our old GNS gauge, and it'll be easy to add more if needed.

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3 hours ago, RXP said:

For example, one of the included GNS V2 gauge is "GPS_500_1" (for the COM-less variation), and it also has an alias "GPS_500". Say you copy and rename the rxpGNS2.gau (or .dll in P3D) to fs9gps.gau in the aircraft panel folder, and automatically, every aircraft using the default fs9gps!GPS_500 will load our GPS 500 instead! 

Wow, that is fantastic! So we're also getting the Garmin GNS 500. Great stuff. Glad RXP is back!

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4 hours ago, RXP said:

Yes, because it is still a gauge, like before, and like I've explained in another post, we've found a way to bend the SDK and make the simulator see not only the gauges in the gauge file (the .gau/.dll), but also gauge names aliases.

For example, one of the included GNS V2 gauge is "GPS_500_1" (for the COM-less variation), and it also has an alias "GPS_500". Say you copy and rename the rxpGNS2.gau (or .dll in P3D) to fs9gps.gau in the aircraft panel folder, and automatically, every aircraft using the default fs9gps!GPS_500 will load our GPS 500 instead! This is one possibility aliases offer. Another one: say you aircraft vendor has made a variation for another GPS gauge, but won't re-release a variation for ours (because it is an old aircraft no longer supported). Just make copy and rename the gauge file to the local panel folder and let the panel pickup the alias (we have a bunch of them for our old GNS gauge, and it'll be easy to add more if needed.

This is great news!

I have 3 very important airplanes waiting for your new gns units.

*Lotus L39 uses GNS 430 in FSX

*Realair Lancair uses the GNS 530 in FSX

*Realair Duke v2 uses both the GNS 530 & 430 in FSX

If I need any help, I hope you can help me get the gns units working in p3d v4.

Thanks.

Jose

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The GTN and GNS products are looking really good, congrats. They'd be a definite buy for me, if only the databases were updatable for a reasonable cost. I understand why that's not possible, just wishful thinking. I can't afford the official Garmin subscription prices.

Good luck with the launch!

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10 hours ago, cptburgos said:

This will be compatible with AP4000 GNS 430 module from elite?

I can't vouch for this one, but the new GNS V2 and GTN Touch will now offer the option to intercept the standard FS 'GPS' key events. This way, if any hardware is capable of commanding with the default GPS, it will be able to command our GPS as well!

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26 minutes ago, RXP said:

I can't vouch for this one, but the new GNS V2 and GTN Touch will now offer the option to intercept the standard FS 'GPS' key events. This way, if any hardware is capable of commanding with the default GPS, it will be able to command our GPS as well!

Those few days must be over now 😀 looking forward to this product. 

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