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This seems like an easy question but I cannot find a direct answer. Does the Reality-XP GNS 530 for X-Plane 11 drop into the default 172 virtual cockpit with no muss or fuss?

In another thread I found a panel mod for the default 172 with both the 530 and 430 but I can't find a FAQ or anything that talks about just the 530 in the default 172.

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Hi,

This depends on your definition of 'no muss or fuss'!

XPlane aircraft, SDK and file structure make every aircraft a tight box where everything is tied together. Therefore, changing a gauge in a 3D cockpit is not like just removing an old one.

In addition, XPlane does not have any notion of a "gauge". There are only plugins which are 'drawing' into the screen when XPlane tells them to, either in a popup/popout window, or in a 3D panel, provided the aircraft modeller already has modelled in the 3D program a surface where to draw to (the famous panel.png). 

Therefore, our plugin offers both popup/popout windows, and 3D render within the limitations of X-Plane. You might want to download the GNS V2 User's Manual from our website and review the Baron 58 tutorial. You'll see it is not this hard at all.

Otherwise, other customers are generously sharing their own mods on this forum, and hopefully, increasing number of vendors are offering aircraft pre-configured with Reality XP GPS products!

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A quick update: you might want to read this:

 

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