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I would like feedback from folks who use Goflight HW with XP.  I found the Goflight official support to be completely non existent.  The company only provided two links, one to a very old free plugin and the other to Polypot's.  I have had bad experience with Polypot software in the past, and for the asking price, which is close to 50 CDN dollar is high.  I only have two Goflight RP-48 modules and I would like to use them for Autopilot and other small, common function with planes in XP. Could anyone share with me any experience they have with using Goflight ?  Thanks in advance.

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I use the freeware plugin (XPGF) in XP11 for my GF hardware and it works pretty well. I don't own the RP-48 though: GF-46, GF-45, 3 - P8's, T8, LGT, MCP-Pro and EFIS and they all are mostly easily programmable. The only readouts I cannot get are DME's on both NAV1 and NAV2. I'd say give it a try.

Best,

Greg 

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9 hours ago, Rainydaze said:

I use the freeware plugin (XPGF) in XP11 for my GF hardware and it works pretty well. I don't own the RP-48 though: GF-46, GF-45, 3 - P8's, T8, LGT, MCP-Pro and EFIS and they all are mostly easily programmable. The only readouts I cannot get are DME's on both NAV1 and NAV2. I'd say give it a try.

Best,

Greg 

Ok Thanks.  Will give the free XPGF a try.

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Confirmed that the free XFGF works fine.  All default commands/events are available.  I suppose for custom plane like the FF757 XFGF will not work, but I am fine with be able to use my GF RP-48 HW again with Aerobask planes.

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On 8/23/2017 at 7:20 AM, Rainydaze said:

I use the freeware plugin (XPGF) in XP11 for my GF hardware and it works pretty well. I don't own the RP-48 though: GF-46, GF-45, 3 - P8's, T8, LGT, MCP-Pro and EFIS and they all are mostly easily programmable. The only readouts I cannot get are DME's on both NAV1 and NAV2. I'd say give it a try.

Best,

Greg 

I got the XPGF too it is nice (I wish GF would take it and developed something like their proprietary Gfconfig), but since it's an old one I find it very insufficient and very limited compatibility with XP11  

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On 8/23/2017 at 7:20 AM, Rainydaze said:

I use the freeware plugin (XPGF) in XP11 for my GF hardware and it works pretty well. I don't own the RP-48 though: GF-46, GF-45, 3 - P8's, T8, LGT, MCP-Pro and EFIS and they all are mostly easily programmable. The only readouts I cannot get are DME's on both NAV1 and NAV2. I'd say give it a try.

Best,

Greg 

.. I, personally, find the the GFIT Over-Killer and maybe overwhelming for a common non-tech Savvy GA simmers. I contacted  GF Customer Support and was told that currently they have no intention to come out with their GFConfig XP11 version & they refereed me to Polypot's and I purchased the GFIT for XP-11, & as of today it "Seats" useless & most of my GF Modules are useless as well. I think GFIT is a great, very sophisticated & capable tool but:

  • Buttons & Switches assignments are not straight forward simple Task as with GFConfig or even XGF 
  • It's initially meant for The PMDG and the Heavy Guys that need to solve complex interface issues  
  • If you are non Tech savvy and not familiar with Scrips, with terminology like: FataRefs, Bespoke, Events, Varibals Etc and get lost when you see a drop down menus with vast amount of options which looks like Chines to you, you ,eventually, will find yourself lost in the "Sea"
  • Documentation , again, to complicated 
  • So fare nobody came with a simple youtube Tutorial video for the GA guys that all they wish is to connect few GF Modules to their C172 or make them work with Simple Carenado Twine Baron 58, and I wondering why ?     

Cheers 

 

Yair 

                

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2 hours ago, N1125Y said:

.. I, personally, find the the GFIT Over-Killer and maybe overwhelming for a common non-tech Savvy GA simmers. I contacted  GF Customer Support and was told that currently they have no intention to come out with their GFConfig XP11 version & they refereed me to Polypot's and I purchased the GFIT for XP-11, & as of today it "Seats" useless & most of my GF Modules are useless as well. I think GFIT is a great, very sophisticated & capable tool but:

  • Buttons & Switches assignments are not straight forward simple Task as with GFConfig or even XGF 
  • It's initially meant for The PMDG and the Heavy Guys that need to solve complex interface issues  
  • If you are non Tech savvy and not familiar with Scrips, with terminology like: FataRefs, Bespoke, Events, Varibals Etc and get lost when you see a drop down menus with vast amount of options which looks like Chines to you, you ,eventually, will find yourself lost in the "Sea"
  • Documentation , again, to complicated 
  • So fare nobody came with a simple youtube Tutorial video for the GA guys that all they wish is to connect few GF Modules to their C172 or make them work with Simple Carenado Twine Baron 58, and I wondering why ?     

Cheers 

 

Yair 

                

Man, I hear ya. I have the GFIT and cannot make sense of it! I tossed it aside, waiting for a nasty winter's day...when I might gather up some patience to read. learn, and mess around. I have a $250 GF EFIS panel that sits there idol: unless I use XP11, in which case XPGF has everything assigned and it works great. Ya gotta laugh: someone did it perfectly as freeware, so why is it so complcated using a payware program? My own ignorance plays a role no doubt, but geez...the word 'cryptic' comes to mind. 

Best,

GMG   

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13 minutes ago, Rainydaze said:

Man, I hear ya. I have the GFIT and cannot make sense of it! I tossed it aside, waiting for a nasty winter's day...when I might gather up some patience to read. learn, and mess around. I have a $250 GF EFIS panel that sits there idol: unless I use XP11, in which case XPGF has everything assigned and it works great. Ya gotta laugh: someone did it perfectly as freeware, so why is it so complcated using a payware program? My own ignorance plays a role no doubt, but geez...the word 'cryptic' comes to mind. 

Best,

GMG   

.he...he....he..... laughing is the only things that left right now ..... I put an ad on Craigslist " for cracking GFIT M.I.T Grads is needed, " ...... I'm to old to get offended by my inability to master this apps, I'm a bit surprise with GF attitude, cuz it will keep away future customers, and for me If no solution found soon I'll get read of all my GF modules and will exercise other options, I know, many XP Simmers are Mouse / Keyboard oriented but not me

            

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