Nick M

RXP GNS 530W V2 integration with A2A KAP 140 autopilot

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Yes, if "connect GPS to VOR indicator" is enabled, the autopilot will intercept and track the GPS glideslope as it should. However, when this option is ticked and the GNS CDI mode is set to GPS, the GNS controls both the VOR1 and VOR2 gauges. In other words, the NAV2 radio can't be used for navigation at all, unless the GNS is in VLOC mode.

Hope that makes sense? Compare image 1 and image 2 if it helps, where NAV2 is tuned to the HQM VOR  (there's no approach loaded in the GNS). Even if I'm following a GPS flight plan or approach, it's always good to be able to use NAV2 and the VOR2 gauge to track ground-based navaids.

Nick 

 

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Ok we are getting closer!

If you "Connect GPS to VOR indicator", it uses "AutoNavSource" to override VOR1 or VOR2.

AutoNavSource is either automatic (in this case it is the same as the GPS "RadiosPair" setting, otherwise, you can specifically set it to the NAV# you'd want.

Can you please cross check your GPS#1 is COM1/NAV1 and AutoNavSource is automatic? 

If not, can you enforce AutoNavSource to NAV1 and see if your VOR2 indicator gets correct readouts?

If not, can you please swap the aircraft 'VOR2' with a default FltSim VOR2 gauge and see if there is a bug in either their VOR2 gauge (wrongly displaying VOR1 data), or a bug in our gauge (wrongly overriding VOR2 when it should override VOR1).

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Okay, thanks for the added information Jean-Luc; I agree that we seem to be getting there!

In answer to your questions...

1 hour ago, RXP said:

Can you please cross check your GPS#1 is COM1/NAV1 and AutoNavSource is automatic? 

Yes, the radio setting has always been "COM1 / NAV1" and VLOC source "Automatic (NAV1)".

1 hour ago, RXP said:

If not, can you enforce AutoNavSource to NAV1 and see if your VOR2 indicator gets correct readouts?

I tried changing it to "NAV1" too (and indeed "NAV2"), with no change in behaviour.

1 hour ago, RXP said:

If not, can you please swap the aircraft 'VOR2' with a default FltSim VOR2 gauge and see if there is a bug in either their VOR2 gauge (wrongly displaying VOR1 data), or a bug in our gauge (wrongly overriding VOR2 when it should override VOR1).

I took a slightly different approach, and just tested in the default P3D Maule. The result: if "connect GPS to VOR indicator" is selected, setting the GNS CDI option to GPS overrides both the VOR1 and VOR2 gauges as shown here, irrespective of whether the VLOC source option in the *.ini is set to "automatic", "NAV1" or "NAV2". (In the example, both NAV radios are tuned to a valid frequency, but their respective VOR indicators are each showing nav flags because they're being overridden by the GNS which doesn't have any GPS guidance active.)

From what you've said above, does this seem to indicate a bug with the RXP gauge?

Nick

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This effectively resemble a GNS bug which overrides both instead of only one. We'll review this and keep you posted.

Thank you for the additional details Nick, and for your patience!

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Okay, thanks for the quick reply. I'll hand fly LPV approaches for now - I can always use the practice, especially in IMC!

Nick

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Hi Nick, a quick update to let you know there is a bug in GNS V2 which overrides both VOR when it shouldn't. We're fixing it and will issue an update.

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Thanks Jean-Luc. Look forward to the update!

Actually, I have another quick question about integrating the GNS V2 with third-party add-ons such as those by A2A.

With the GNS V1, the 3-D modelled rotary knobs were apparently animated in the virtual cockpit and responded to mouse control; however, with V2 this feature does not work. Because of the lack of knob animation and sound effects, the feel of interacting with a real unit is rather unconvincing.

Just wondered if it's possible to address this in future?

Thanks,
Nick

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Hi Nick,

You might want to activate the "Use Legacy 3rd Party Aircraft Panel (L:Vars)" option in the settings (it's added in the v2.3.1 update). When active, GNS V2 exports the set of variables 3rd party aircraft may have used to synchronize 3D knob rotation with 2D knob rotation.

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Aha! Thanks for the tip. Yes, this works successfully once the aircraft in question is reloaded. :smile: No animation for the inner knob push action, but I presume this was a limitation of the GNS V1 integration too. (i.e. there's no L:Var for this event.)

Cheers,
Nick

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