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RXP GTN 750/650 Touch X-Plane v2.5.7 Released!

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Hi, I'm pleased to announce v2.5.7 is now released!

It is available either via Plugin | Reality XP GTN | Check Updates... or directly from our web site.

v2.5.7:

  • New: Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) related settings.
  • New: Mark On Target discrete command (AFMS).
  • New: HSI CDI/GSI scaling factor (as in FltSim version).
  • Enhanced: Transponder VFR code presets (US/EUR or user VFRcode).
  • Enhanced: Additional power sources setting (electric buses 1 to 6).
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections.
  • Fixed: GTN Settings Panel could CTD on some computers.

AFMS settings:

The GTN supports specific enablement features configured during installation in a real aircraft. These are regrouped in the configuration panel under Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) and allow changing between VNAV and VCALC modes (GTN Trainer v6.50+), selecting V-Flag Declutter, disabling CDI key etc...

v2.5.6:

  • Enhanced: Further support for the latest GTN Trainer v6.50.

v2.5.5:

  • Settings: Choose new Garmin / Jeppesen Aviation Databases for Rotorcraft (trainer v6.50).
  • Enhanced: Further support for the latest GTN Trainer v6.50.
  • Enhanced: Rendering at small screen size, further refinements from previous version.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual updated with correct references to new trainer v6.50 paths.
  • Enhanced: Validated Compatibility with GTN trainers v6.21, v6.41.
  • Enhanced: Added 2 new 'WAAS' failure datarefs.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

v2.5.4:

  • New: Added support for the latest GTN Trainer v6.50.
  • New: With Garmin / Jeppesen Aviation, Obstacles and Safetaxi® Databases cycle 1803.
  • Enhanced: Rendering at small screen size.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

NB: this release focus is primarily GTN Trainer v6.50 compatibility.
It may break compatibility with previous trainers (6.41 and 6.21) and we'll make sure to review all code changes for these in a future update.

v2.5.3:

  • Enhanced: Internal corrections to prevent the boot screens from freezing when TCAD is active.
  • Enhanced: Plugin graphics and renderer corrections.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

v2.5.2.1:

  • Fixed: Mouse not working in 3D and VR in previous update.

v2.5.2:

  • New: Settings | Gauge | Advanced | Link Simulator GPS Waypoints (updates XPlane GPS/FMS with next legs for EFIS display)
  • New: Settings | Gauge | Advanced | Auto-Save Active Route (.fms) (saves the active route to fms format)
  • Fixed: VR Windows general handling.
  • Enhanced: VR Windows display like 2D windows (no title, no edges).
  • Enhanced: Plugin menu updates properly in VR mode.
  • Enhanced: Knobs turn more naturally with left/right mouse buttons.
  • Enhanced: Gauge Tooltips corrections.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections and additional information.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

The GTN inherits two new features first introduced in our FltSim version:

Link Simulator GPS Waypoints: continuously updates the stock GPS/FMS route with the next waypoints (requires Master Device). This feature is designed to displaying GTN route on EFIS displays. XPlane limitations: user waypoint ident or waypoint not in the XP database display as encoded lat_lon format.

Auto-Save Active Route: save the active route to "X-Plane\Output\FMS plans\Reality XP GTN1 Route.fms" (and GTN2 for unit 2). This is a v11 or v3 compliant fms file (depending on your XP version) with the entire active route (not just the next waypoints). The device saves the route whenever it changes so that the file contains the latest used.

This update also fixes the VR window handling issues encountered with our first VR version (2.5.1).

v2.5.1:

  • New: Supports X-Plane 11.20 VR mode.
  • New: Added support to fail RAIM Check via datarefs.
  • New: Added discrete inputs datarefs.
  • Fixed: GTN overrides A/P and HSI when loaded with some aircraft (no reload needed).
  • Enhanced: TAWS auto-detected limits are properly saved in the ini file.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections and additional information.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

X-Plane 11.20 VR:

XPlane has known limitations which you should know: resizing the window with 2 green bars changes the definition, not the size (makes the graphics pixelated), therefore, resize the GTN window 1 green bar at a time instead. Also, XPlane SDK permits restoring the window size only and not its position.

A/P and HSI override:

This should fix the issue with some aircraft (Carenado, etc...) where the GTN was not able to connect to the A/P and the HSI when initially loaded, and for which the interim fix was to unselect then reselect the GTN from the menu.

v2.5:

  • New: LinkObs connects GPS to OBS source, either HSI (with LinkHsi) or VOR (AutoNavSource).
  • New: Autopilot coupling and tracking compatible with host simulator simulation rate (up to 128x).
  • Fixed: missing LPV procedures bug introduced in previous version.

v2.4.16:

  • New: Popup Windows compatible with the latest XP11.20+ VR.
  • New: SHIFT+RIGHT Click the GPS top edge opens the GUI Settings (like FltSim version).
  • New: SHIFT+LEFT Click the GPS top edge resizes the popup window (like FltSim version).
  • New: Added 'Master Device' setting to the GUI Settings (like FltSim version).
  • Fixed: GPS Master Device state not saved to the settings file (take 2).
  • Enhanced: User's Manual renamed to: "Reality XP GTN User's Manual (XPlane).pdf".
  • Enhanced: Installer cleans up older manual and shortcuts left from previous installations.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections and additional information.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

About LinkObs:

With the previous versions, the option used to only connect the HSI OBS to the GPS. 

New in v2.5, when using the LinkObs option, the OBS source is either the HSI OBS when the GPS device is connected to the HSI (LinkHsi option), or the VOR1/2  OBS when the GPS device is connected to the VOR (in this case VOR1 or VOR2 depends on the AutoNavSource setting).

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The website front page still says "Our simulation is compatible with the latest Garmin trainer software v6.41."

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