scianoir

Issues with GTN750 mod in Caravan EX

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I recently installed the GTN750 mod downloaded from the Flight1 File Library into the Carenado Grand Caravan EX and although the GTN750 itself works satisfactorily and  the autopilot will fly a GTN flightplan, the rotary knobs on the autopilot to select ALT, CRS and HDG will not function. This must be related to the mod as these knobs function without problems on a Caravan EX where the GTN has not been integrated. I have compared the two panel cfg files and I noted that the 'window' entry for the autopilot was not present in the addon panel that I downloaded from the Flight1 library (panel.gtn) so I copied that, renumbered the entry and added it to the panel.gtn cfg file but that didn't make any difference. I guess the issue might reside in the 'vcockpit' entries of the cfg file but I am unable to work out what I should modify and any help from anyone who has had this problem would be appreciated.

Bill

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You did not state which simulator you are using. Also, are you using the F1 GTN or the separate RXP GTN.  Both are downloaded from F1 but they are different products.  This is from a different Carenado aircraft, but if you are using P3D try this:

"If you have nonfunctional clicking spots, please set reflection detail to NONE in the Display Setting menu."

Also check shift-3 (or other shift-# combinations) and look for other settings such as 3D knobs or panel reflections.

 

Edited by fppilot

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Thanks Frank -  Sorry for not mentioning that I'm using the Flight1 GTN with FSX. The reflection detail is already set at none as the GTN clickspots were initially non-functional but the problem, as I said, is not with the GTN but with the rotary knobs on the AP.

Bill

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scianoir

I have found myself reading in other posts. Assuming you followed install instructions in PDF attached.

Go to drive :\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\Carenado C208B_Grand_Caravan_EX\panel.gtn

backup panel.cfg just in case.

open panel.cfg with text editor

find this entry and past it over:

[Vcockpit03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=512,512
texture=$Panel_3


gauge00=C208EX_G1000!G1000_Audio,      437,   0, 75, 423
gauge01=GAUGEC208EX!Gauge_CLOCK_DIG,         0,  0,1 , 1
gauge02=CarSound_CE208EX!CarSound,  2,2,5,5
gauge03=GAUGEC208EX!Radio_KR87_ADF,  0, 111,421, 87
gauge04=C208EX!ToggleCAR430,    65,0,200,40

gauge05=C208EX_GAUGE!GAUGE_G1000_PEDESTAL_BTN_OUTER,                        77,284,95,105
gauge06=C208EX_GAUGE!GAUGE_G1000_PEDESTAL_BTN_INNER,                       178,284,95,105

gauge07=C208EX_GAUGE!Gauge_AUTOPILOT_C208EXVC,    0, 425, 512,  86

gauge08=GAUGEC208EX!PS440HF,     275, 212, 160, 177

 

Now autopilot should work. I think mod was released before Carenado last version.

Have a nice flight.

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Thank you Nuno, yes mod was released quite a while before last version. I will try that!

Bill

Edited by scianoir

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I also have this problem.  I have P3d V4.2 with the Caravan EX HD and the Flight 1 Mod. I dont have a refelctions detail setting that I can find and the panel.gtn  folder that has panel.cfg has an entry in the {Vcockpit03} section that matches the one posted here. Still the auto pilot panel is light than the others and does not function.  Any ideas out there?  Thanks

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Hello,
the GTN750 Mod works fine except with Synthetic Vision! Is there a way to use both, Synthetic Vision beside the GTN750 Mod...

Regards
Raller

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On 5/1/2018 at 1:55 AM, Mark Niebauer said:

I also have this problem.  I have P3d V4.2 with the Caravan EX HD and the Flight 1 Mod. I dont have a refelctions detail setting that I can find and the panel.gtn  folder that has panel.cfg has an entry in the {Vcockpit03} section that matches the one posted here. Still the auto pilot panel is light than the others and does not function.  Any ideas out there?  Thanks

There is actually a slight difference that you may have missed. I had the same issue. It's this line:

gauge07=C208EX_GAUGE!Gauge_AUTOPILOT_C208EXVC,  		0, 425, 512,  86

 

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