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GTN 750 Flight 1 or reality XP ?

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For P3D V4 which one would you recommend ?

I don't own any previous version.

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Not easy to find anybody that as both to tell whats best! I have the F1 and lovit, no complains!

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Hi Folks,

I have both and I prefer the RXP one - better support - better features (crossfill) - better install tools - keep in mind though that RXP is not being installed by aircraft developers quite yet - so if you don't like to tinker - F1 is the no fuss model... I've successfully swapped the F1 version in aircraft I own for the RXP version... Hopefully - the aircraft developers will catch up...

Regards,
Scott

 

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Seems quite expensive and they never seem to go on sale. Ever. 

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I have the Flight One GTN on ALL of my aircraft, either integrated in the panel if available, or as a popup window otherwise,  and decided to try the RXP version when I first heard about it. After using it for a bit, I decided to go back to the F1 version. I can't really put my finger on what I didn't like about the RXP, though. It just didn't feel right for some reason. If I had never had the F1 version, it would probably have been fine, I suppose...

Russ

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I have transitioned from the F1 to the RXP GTN 750.  Do not have the 650.  The F1 and RXP feel and act mostly the same.  Not a big revelation.  They are both based on Garmin trainers. The RXP GTN is based on a much more current trainer and thus includes improvements and changes Garmin has made. 

Then there are some very useful differences.  If you use a real world flight planning site or a flight planning program that can save your flight plan in Garmin .gfp file format, the RXP GTN can import it.  Also, when you activate a flight plan in the RXP GTN, at least in FSX, it saves a simulator .pln file.  You can load that .pln file in the simulator and then get ATC for the flight.  I use the FSGRW weather engine myself, but I understand that ActiveSky may also use the .pln file.

I have smooth fully functional virtual cockpit installations of the RXP 750 into the A2A C182, A2A PA24 Comanche, Milviz B55 Baron and C310, Alabeo Mooney Ovation, Carenado C340, F406 Caravan, and B58 Baron (though I am still working to put in a 2nd radio set in it), the RealAir Turbine Duke v2, and a circa 2008 freeware HondaJet . 

Some of those require an easy to apply .XML gauge developed by a team here on Avsim for full button and knob functions in some VC installations (overcomes bezel interference).   So I have the RXP GTN 750 working smoothly in each aircraft where I had an F1 750 installed.  

Customer support I have needed has been great for both the new GTN series and also the RXP GNSv2 series.  I do still use GNS GPS's in a number of models, including variations of some aircraft in the GTN list above.  

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1 hour ago, HighTowers said:

Seems quite expensive and they never seem to go on sale. Ever. 

Which are you referring to?  The RXP stuff was 40% off over Thanksgiving.

Scott

 

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Thanks all for your reply.

I concurs it looks expensive realxp is cheaper, on the other hand I'm not too keen on spending hours to integrate the gauge in the VC so the F1 solution might be a better option.

Not in a hurry to buy this so might wait for a sale.

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19 hours ago, tttocs said:

Which are you referring to?  The RXP stuff was 40% off over Thanksgiving.

Scott

 

Ah my bad. I was mainly referring to Flight1, but also never seen RXP on sale. Further Carenado specifies F1 gear as replacements. Maybe the RXP now works in the PC12 for p3dV4?  Makes its a lot more reasonable if there is a sale. 

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18 hours ago, Bushido5 said:

so the F1 solution might be a better option

Also if (in the future) you consider the just released Flight1 G500/600 package

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1 hour ago, HighTowers said:

Further Carenado specifies F1 gear as replacements. Maybe the RXP now works in the PC12 for p3dV4? 

RXP offers a very slick tool which helps with integration making it fall-off-a-log simple in most cases, and Ryan B. has put together a gauge which handles GTN button integration in the VC bezel.  In short, most planes that offer F1 integration should work fine with the RXP equivalents.  Don't have the PC12 so I can't speak to that directly, but I do have the RXP 750 integrated into the Turbine Duke for example.  Everything works fine, including coupled LPV approaches.

34 minutes ago, Egbert Drenth said:

Also if (in the future) you consider the just released Flight1 G500/600 package

RXP will be releasing a G500/600 package soon as well.

FYI, not affiliated in any way with RXP, just a satisfied customer.

Scott

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Hi Folks,

I'm with Scott - LOL...

Since you mentioned it - my PC-12 is rigged with the following in Bert's V57 (a must) panel mod:

  • Reality XP GTN750
  • Reality XP GNS530
  • REX Wx Radar in place of the Avadyne

She's a hoot to fly now - one of Carenado's best efforts... The RXP installers made the gauge swap a breeze - - - note to self - - - need to get Ryan's gauges and attempt setup of same...

 

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Regards,

Scott

 

 

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7 hours ago, Egbert Drenth said:

Also if (in the future) you consider the just released Flight1 G500/600 package

RXP is also doing this and was announced a long time ago

hehe - competition!

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1 hour ago, ryanbatcund said:

RXP is also doing this and was announced a long time ago

hehe - competition!

I stand corrected!

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I just did a flight KIDP to KDFW in the CJ2, then KDFW to KIAH in the Kingair B200...using the RXP 750 in both.  I don't have it installed in the VC panel... as I like to drag it on to a tablet and use my fingers vs the mouse to operate it....just like the real thing.:smile: (its amazing how much faster you can type in airports, fixes etc with your finger...at least I can vs the mouse).

 The setup was a snap and the 750 is ridiculously intuitive to use (never read the instructions and use it with departures, arrivals, approaches, etc).

Yesterday I did a KMSP to KIDP flight in the CJ2 I'm about to post some screens on in the screenshot forum.  I'm really liking this little jet...and I'm pretty sure I would not even fly her or any of my GA if I didn't have the RXP 750. :wink:  

 

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37 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

@Steve Dra

A Tablet?  Like an ipad or android?  How do you do it?

Hey Ryan,

It's an Andriod (but I think the iPad would work too).

I grabbed an app called SpaceDesk which you put the client app on your PC (its a driver basically) and download the app to your tablet.  They sync up via your home network and your computer now treats the tablet as just another monitor (abit a tiny one when paired up with my 55 inch 4k TV I use as a monitor).  Just like having multiple monitors, you identify the newly discovered monitor (your tablet) and drag the icon of it to where you want to extend you main monitor.  I have mine in my lap so the setup screen looks like this:

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Here it is propped up in front of my monitor in the background...not a great pic but you get the idea...just about life size too...very cool.

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Oh and another cool thing, as you see in the background...even in spot view you can use it. :smile:  And like I mentioned...pressing the keys with your finger...priceless.

You just undock the the 750 and drag her to your tablet....couldn't be easier.

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@Steve Dra

I tried setting this up but P3D gives me an error about unsupported driver when I try to start P3D GRRR!  Have you seen any errors before?  The screen is working on my tablet.  It's an el cheapo 150 dollar one though... maybe P3D doesn't like it.

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I've just tried this using my Lenovo Yoga Tab plus android tablet and it worked great with P3D V4. I am running an ultra widescreen monitor off a GTX980. I was amazed how easy it was to do this. A big thanks to Steve for his advice on this.

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Can this be done on the iPad if anyone knows? Would love to have the GTNs and PMDG FMS on my iPad for use while flying.

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Duet app works well with ipad, but uses a USB cable. Just drag the GTN/FMC to it like a 2nd monitor. Costs $9.99.

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I tried this app out, but P3D would not launch saying "Unsupported graphics driver". Any fixes for this ?

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At this time SpaceDesk does not appear to support an iPad.  Duet uses a lightning to USB cable.  I have an old iPad without a lightning connection.  So, I'll look for another wifi software that suports an iPad.

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Tom, Duet site says  ipad  ios 7.0 or higher.  Shouldn't matter if it's lightning or 30 pin connector, just so your host PC detects the ipad.

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