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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.

 

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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

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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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Dear all with problems with the c208b ex autopilot not working after the gtn750 mod,

here is my panel.cfg for the c208b ex I reworked after some testing. For me now the GTN750 (without reflections) as well as the autopilot of the caravan is functioning properly.

Panel.cfg:

 

//*********************************************************
// CARENADO C208EX G1000 FSX/P3D
// Copyright © Carenado 2013 - All Rights Reserved
//*********************************************************

[Window Titles]
Window00=G1000_PFD
Window01=G1000_MFD
Window02=AUTOPILOT
Window03=Toggle_Control
Window04=INFO
Window05=ENGINE SETUP
Window06=SWITCHES AND KNOB
Window07=Flight1 Garmin GTN750 U1 - DO NOT MODIFY
Window08=Flight1 GTN Stack - DO NOT MODIFY


[VIEWS]
VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=-1.000, 0.000, 0.000

 

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
Background_color=4,4,4
size_mm=512,335
position=6
visible=0
ident=MAIN_PANEL

window_size=0.49, 0.59
//window_size=0.8597, 1.0

no_luminous=1

window_pos=  0.000,  0.350


gauge00=C208EX_G1000!G1000_configC208,         0,0,   1,  1
gauge01=C208EX_G1000!G1000_PFDC208,            0,0,512, 335
gauge02=C208EX!ToggleCARG1000,          60,0,390,  25

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=4,4,4
size_mm=512,335
position=8
visible=0
ident=10010

window_size=0.49, 0.59
//window_size=0.8597, 1.0
no_luminous=1

window_pos=  0.500,  0.350


gauge00=C208EX_G1000!G1000_configC208,         0,0,   1,   1
gauge01=C208EX_G1000!G1000_MFDC208,             0,0, 512, 335
gauge02=C208EX!ToggleCARG1100,           60,0,390,  25

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=1199, 200
position=1
visible=0
windowsize_ratio=1.00
ident=10130
window_pos= 0.248, 0.020
window_size= 0.506, 0.150


size_mm=443, 712
gauge00=C208EX_GAUGE!Gauge_AUTOPILOT_C208EX,              0,  0,  1199, 200
gauge01=C208EX!Toggle10130,                           0,  0,  1199, 10


//-------------------------------------------------------

[Window03]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=500,328
position=0
visible=0
ident=796

window_size= 0.214,0.250
window_pos= 0.010, 0.155
zorder=5

gauge00=C208EX!Control_windows,  0,0,500,328


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window04]
file=info.bmp
size_mm=555,139
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=0
visible=0
ident=10020
window_size= 0.292, 0.130
window_pos=  0.010, 0.020

gauge00=C208EX!ToggleCAR530,  10,10,400,100


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window05]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=600,653


window_size= 0.350, .500

position=3
visible=0
nomenu=1
ident=10060


gauge00=GAUGEC208EX!StartWindowsAircraft,   0,  0, 600,653


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=600,653


window_size= 0.350, .500

position=5
visible=0
nomenu=1
ident=10050


gauge00=GAUGEC208EX!StartWindows,   0,  0, 600,653

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit01]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_1


gauge00=C208EX_G1000!G1000_configC208,     0,    0,   1,  1
gauge01=C208EX_G1000!G1000_PFDC208VC,      0,    0, 383, 247
gauge02=C208EX!ToggleCARG1000,          64,0, 256, 32

gauge03=Carenado_G1000_SVS\WebSimSVS!WebSimSVS,1,1,1,1,C_G1000.ini

//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024
texture=$Panel_2

//gauge00=C208EX_G1000!G1000_MFDC208VC,         0,    0, 384, 247
//gauge01=C208EX!ToggleCARG1100,        64,0, 256, 32
gauge00=CARC208EX_G1000!GPS_TCAS,         0,0,   1,  1
//gauge00=PayLoad_GaugeC208EX!PayLoad, 0,0,1,1
//s engine gauge gauge04=F1GTN!GTN750VC, 97,-31,235,248,UNIT1
gauge01=F1GTN!GTN750VC, 50,-31,282,248,UNIT1
gauge02=GTN750!ToggleCAR14401,             0,90,47,247
gauge03=GTN750!ToggleDirectTo,             342,169,15,10
//239
//217

 

//--------------------------------------------------------
[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


//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit04]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024

texture=$Panel_4

gauge00=C208EX_G1000!G1000_PFDC208VC2,           0,    0, 384, 247



Day=255,255,255
Night=223,255,255
Luminous=246,115,119

[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8192
SIZE_Y=6143

[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=937,887
ident=14401
zorder=99
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN750,  0,0,937,887,UNIT1.POP
window_pos= 0.297, 0.205
window_size= 0.340, 0.580
[Window08]
size_mm=255,800
Position= 0
window_size= 0.058, 0.243
visible=1
ident=14400
zorder=100
gauge00=F1GTN!GTNStack,  0,0,255,870

 

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