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A2A 182 + RXP... Yes or no?

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I don't see the 182 in the config thread or other searches, and haven't been able to find anything definitive otherwise. I have found some threads that seem to say it'll work, but I'm not sure how, as the RXP choice remains grayed out. Editing the panel.cfg thread doesn't seem to allow the screens to show up in the panel, only in pop-up.

Can this combo be made to work?

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1 hour ago, turner112 said:

I don't see the 182 in the config thread or other searches, and haven't been able to find anything definitive otherwise. I have found some threads that seem to say it'll work, but I'm not sure how, as the RXP choice remains grayed out. Editing the panel.cfg thread doesn't seem to allow the screens to show up in the panel, only in pop-up.

Can this combo be made to work?

Yes, it will work. And you can also use the C182 Aircraft Configurator to change from the default A2A GPS400 to the RXP GNS530.
First backup the panel_MINDSTAR_530.cfg.

Open file panel_MINDSTAR_530.cfg and copy & paste the following contents. When using the C182 Aircraft Configurator select Mindstar 530 to install the RXP 530.

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// RXP GNS 530
[Window Titles]
Window00=Main panel
Window01=Clipboard
Window02=Mini controls
Window03=Payload and fuel manager
Window04=Map
Window05=Quick radios
Window06=Maintenance hangar
Window07=Pre-flight inspection
Window08=AFK
Window09=none2   
Window10=dbg
Window11=none3
Window12=none4
Window13=RXP GNS530

[VIEWS]
VIEW_FORWARD_WINDOWS=10,20,RADIO_STACK_PANEL,FUEL_PANEL,40,50,51,52,53,54,100,101,102,103,104,105

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
position=1
visible=0
ident=10

//gauge00=tester!tester, 420, 50, 400, 1000         //Comment for release

[Window01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=322,615
pixel_size=322,615
window_pos= 0.0, 0.2     
position=0
visible=0
ident=20
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!clipboard,  1,0,322,615

[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=392,315
pixel_size=392,315
window_pos= 0.51, 0.2     
position=0
visible=0
ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!controls,   1,0,392,315

[Window03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=649,689
pixel_size=649,689
window_pos= 0.51, 0.2     
position=1
visible=1
ident=FUEL_PANEL
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!manager,  1,0,649,689

[Window04]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
pixel_size=1024,768
window_pos= 0.000, 0.2
position=0
visible=1
ident=40
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!mapscreen,  255,1,770,766
gauge01=A2A_C182!map_settings,  1,50,246,232

[Window05]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=187,392
pixel_size=187,392
position=6
window_pos= 0.025, 0.9
visible=1
ident=50
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!radios,  1,0,

[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
pixel_size=1024,768
window_pos= 0.000, 0.2
position=0
visible=0
ident=51
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!maint_hangar,  1,0,1024,768

[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,768
pixel_size=1024,768
window_pos= 0.000, 0.2
position=0
visible=0
ident=53
sizable=0
nomenu=1
type=special

gauge00=A2A_C182!walkaround,  0,0,1024,768

[Window08]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=321,321
pixel_size=321,321
position=5
visible=1
ident=54
sizable=0

gauge00=A2A_C182!afk,  1,1,321,321

[Window09]
Background_color=0,0,0
ident=100
render_3d_window=1
nomenu=1
type=special

gauge00=A2A_C182!keys,  1,1,1,1

[Window10]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=330,450
pixel_size=330,450
position=5
visible=0
nomenu=1
ident=101
sizable=0

//gauge00=dbg!panel,  144,0             //Comment for release

[Window11]
Background_color=1,1,1
ident=102
window_size=1.000,1.000
nomenu=1
zorder=100

gauge00=A2A_C182!blackout,  0,0

[Window12]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=650,624
pixel_size=650,624
position=3
visible=0
ident=103
nomenu=1
zorder=99

gauge00=A2A_C182!engine_details,  1,1,650,624

[Window13]
size_mm=100,100
window_pos=0.000000,0.654405
window_size=0.255208,0.345595
visible=0
zorder=99
background_color=0,0,0
ident=15531

gauge00=rxpGNS2!GNS_530_1, 0, 0,100,100

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit00]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$reticle

gauge01=A2A_C182!code_c182t_r, 1,1,1,1
gauge02=A2A_C182!status1,2,2,2,2
gauge03=A2A_C182!damage, 3,3,3,3
gauge04=accusim_xml!code_s, 4,4,4,4
gauge05=A2A_Accusim!lua, 5,5,5,5
gauge06=A2A_Accusim!AVS, 6,6,6,6
gauge07=A2A_Accusim!events, 7,7,7,7
gauge08=A2A_Accusim!random, 8,8,8,8
gauge09=A2A_Accusim!storage, 9,9,9,9
gauge10=A2A_C182!code_c182t_m, 1,1,1,1
gauge11=gps!gps_500, 0,0,1065,675
gauge12=C182!avionics, 0, 576, 1024,447
gauge13=A2A_C182!annunciator, 1, 454, 854,120
gauge14=A2A_C182!number, 794, 0, 228,77
gauge15=A2A_C182!aoa_indexer, 993, 79, 29, 58
gauge16=A2A_C182!GPS_RXP_530, 1, 1, 1, 1

[Vcockpit01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$reticle1

gauge00=C182!lightmap, 0, 576, 1024,447

[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=640,640
texture=$gps

gauge00=rxpGNS2!GNS_530_1, 1,191,456,320

[Vcockpit03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$c182_c1_l

gauge00=C182_Illumination!c1, 0, 0, 1024, 1024

[Vcockpit04]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$c182_c2_l

gauge00=C182_Illumination!c2, 0, 0, 1024, 1024

[Vcockpit05]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$c182_c5_l

gauge00=C182_Illumination!c5, 0, 0, 1024, 1024

[Vcockpit06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$c182_c7_l

gauge00=C182_Illumination!c7, 0, 0, 1024, 1024

[Vcockpit07]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$c182_c9_l

gauge00=C182_Illumination!c9, 0, 0, 1024, 1024

[Vcockpit08]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1024,1024
visible=1
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$vc_gxml_l

gauge00=C182_Illumination!vc_gxml, 0, 0, 1024, 1024

[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8191
SIZE_Y=6143

 

Contents of RealityXP.GNS.ini.

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[GNS_530_1]
; is the master device if true.
MasterDevice = true
; selects COM/NAV Radios '1' or '2'.
RadiosPair = 1
; uses computer time if true, simulator time otherwise.
ComputerTime = false
; integral lighting percent (0 to 100)
Rheostat.Display = 100
; integral lighting percent (0 to 100)
Rheostat.Buttons = 75
; connects GPS to HSI if true.
LinkHsi = true
; connects GPS to HSI course if true.
LinkCrs = false
; connects HSI OBS to GPS if true.
LinkObs = false
; connects GPS to VOR if true.
LinkVor = false
; connects GPS to Autopilot if true.
LinkOto = true
; connects CDI key to NAV/GPS switch if true.
AutoNavGps = true
; selects VLOC NAV '1' or '2'. '0' selects same source as 'RadiosPair'.
AutoNavSource = 0
; sets device power source: ALWAYS_ON,AVIONICS_BUS,MAIN_BATTERY
PowerSource = AVIONICS_BUS
; sets device power knob switch mode: NONE,DEFAULT_ON,DEFAULT_OFF
PowerKnob = NONE
; connects GPS to Shadin Air Data computer if true.
UseAirData = true
; connects GPS to Shadin Fuel Data computer if true.
UseFuelData = true
; connects GPS to RYAN 9900BX if true.
UseRyanTcad = true
; sets TCAD sound alerts volume in percent: 0 to 100.
RyanTcadVolume = 50
; connects GPS #1 to GPS #2 if true (both required).
UseCrossFill = true
; enable device failures if true.
UseFailures = false
; uses Simulator GPS commands if true.
UseSimGpsCmds = false
; updates Simulator GPS flight plan if true.
LinkSimGps = false
; saves the active route as a Simulator flight plan if true.
AutoSavePln = true
; use legacy mouse (left CCW, right CW, middle Push) (override instances settings)
UseAltMouse = false
; use legacy GNS WAAS 3rd party aircraft panel variables (L:Vars).
UseLegacyVars = false
; sets fuel type: AVGAS,JETA,JETB
FuelType = AVGAS
; sets TAWS type: TERR,TAWS
TawsMode = TERR
; sets TAWS surface: HARD,HARD_SOFT,WATER,ANY
TawsSurface = HARD_SOFT
; TAWS minimum runway length (feet)
TawsMinLength = 40
; HSI lateral deviation scale factor.
CdiScale = 1
; HSI vertical deviation scale factor.
GsiScale = 1
; sets master sound volume in percent: 0 to 100.
MasterVolume = 100
; selects the CPU running the trainer process: 1 to 32
; 0: last core, -1: automatic.
CpuAffinity = -1
; connects to: 'PFC_STACK','PFC_430','PFC_530' or any '#PID' (#D002 for PFC_430)
; no value connects to first found, 'OFF' disables connection.
HardwareDevice =
; hardware selector number or -1 to disable.
HardwareIdx = -1

[GNS_530_1.DEFAULT]
; show screen only gauge if true.
nobezel = false
; screen only border size (pixels).
border.size = 0
; screen only border color (#RGB or #RGBA).
border.rgba = #000000
; display mouse tooltips if true.
tooltips = false
; enable mouse clickspots if true, disable if false.
usemouse = true
; enable alternate click-spots (left CCW, right CW, middle Push) if true.
usealtmouse = false
; auto-resize dimension (width,height)
refsize =
; left mouse button on the screen toggles popup window by ident (ex: GPS_PANEL or 225).
popleft = 15531
; right mouse button on the screen toggles popup window by ident (ex: GPS_PANEL or 225).
popright =
; adjust brightness (0 to 100)
brightness.bezel = 100
; offset brightness (-100 to +100)
brightness.screen = 0

 

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Oh - just out of curiosity, will this work with the combo 530/430?

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35 minutes ago, turner112 said:

Awesome, thanks... will try this out now.

 

If you decide to get the GNS 430 which also includes the GPS 400 let me know. I also have the cfg's for those too. Again using the A2A configurator. I also have the cfg's for the GTN. All for the A2A 172, 182, & the 250 Comanche. When I have more time and my back gets better I will post those in the panel thread. 

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Hi Bill, I have both.... thanks & hope you feel better real soon!

 

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Not sure where the RealityXP.GNS.ini is... or, at least, this one.

I found one in Documents > Reality XP > GNS Simulation, but the contents look nothing like this.

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6 hours ago, turner112 said:

Not sure where the RealityXP.GNS.ini is... or, at least, this one.

I found one in Documents > Reality XP > GNS Simulation, but the contents look nothing like this.

That file goes in the A2A 182 aircraft folder.


Here are the panel files for setting up the GNS 430, 530, Dual, GPS 400 in the A2A C182 panel using the C182 Aircraft Configurator_P3D app.

A2A182_RXPGNS_panel.zip

First things first. Backup original panel config files:
panel_default.cfg

panel_MINDSTAR_430.cfg
panel_MINDSTAR_530.cfg
panel_MINDSTAR_dual.cfg.

4 panel_MINDSTAR_***.cfg and panel_default.cfg files go in the A2A182 panel folder.

RealityXP.GNS.ini goes in the main aircraft folder; SimObjects\Airplanes\A2A_C182

Use C182 Aircraft Configurator_P3D app to install gauges. Choose the Mindstar selection 430, 530, both etc. Select default to install the RXP GPS400.

Incidentally you can use the C182 Aircraft Configurator_P3D app while the aircraft is loaded. Aircraft will reload after making your choice of Garmin unit.

 

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