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[11JAN19] RXP GNS 530W/430W V2 FltSim v2.4.6 Released!

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Hi, I'm pleased to announce the latest update is now released!

It is available either via Settings Panel | Check Updates... or directly from our web site.

v2.4.6

  • New: Autopilot NAV->APPR automatic sequencing with AFMS GPS Selected Auto.
  • New: defaults.ini file for third party aircraft vendors (see manual).
  • New: Additional fine-grained WAAS failure variables (Professional license Only).
  • New: rxpGpsDebug!variables (XML gauge) to monitor GTN (simvars override and data out).
  • Fixed: TOGGLE_WINDOW keyboard shortcut.
  • Fixed: HSI/VOR needle deviation limits.
  • Enhanced: Add-on menu and SimConnect initialization.
  • Enhanced: Add-on Panel Assistant presentation and logic.
  • Enhanced: GUI Settings Panel presentation and logic.
  • Enhanced: GUI Settings Panel AFMS settings simplified.
  • Enhanced: TAWS limits auto-detection.
  • Enhanced: Instruments/Master pilot links and simvars override (Panel Instrument Settings).
  • Enhanced: Instruments/Master pilot links when using both GNS and GTN.
  • Enhanced: Ensure GNS V2 discretes during POST sequence are similar to the GTN.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual pagination and illustrations
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

rxpGpsDebug!variables (XML gauge):
It is an xml gauge designed to help 3rd party aircraft vendors to monitor GTN integration and the various simvar overrides.
It Installs to "Program Files (x86)\Reality XP\Gauges" and is pre-configured in RXP add-on.xml.

v2.4.5

  • New: Support for Prepar3D V4.4 autopilot.
  • New: Additional per device sim variables for third party integration.
  • Fixed: Power-On Self Test values (POST).
  • Fixed: Power-On Self Test Flight Director Test sequence (POST).
  • Fixed: Removed TAWS settings for any GNS 4XX devices (non-applicable).
  • Fixed: TCAS sound missing when using the GNS in TERR PROX mode.
  • Fixed: Bug in the Garmin trainer own code (source of CTD).
  • Enhanced: GUI Panel Assistant and GTN Settings Panel.
  • Enhanced: Environment variables updated (see User's Manual)
  • Enhanced: User's Manual 'Custom Sim Variables' and 'Troubleshooting' sections.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

v2.4.4

  • New: Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) selections:
    WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS and GAGAN extending availability of LPV approaches worldwide.
  • New: Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) related settings.
  • New: Create and load per-aircraft Checklists (see User's Manual).
  • Enhanced: Switching OBS mode should keep DTK stable.
  • Enhanced: Additional power sources setting (electric buses and generators/alternators).
  • Enhanced: Undocumented 'GNSOBSTCL' environment variable sets path to the obstacle db file.
  • Enhanced: Further corrections to path redirections using the environment variables.
  • Enhanced: Further corrections to the canonical modeldef.xml file.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections.
  • Fixed: GNS Settings Panel could CTD on some computers.
  • Fixed: GNS add-on menu could CTD on some computers.

About SBAS: Systems and approaches availability depends on the navigation database.
Display the last GNS AUX page, select SBAS Selection then enable each system.

gns_sbas_selections.png

About AFMS settings: The GNS 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 selecting V-Flag Declutter, disabling CDI key etc...

v2.4.3

  • New: Support for Prepar3D V4.3 autopilot.
  • Enhanced: Gauge graphics and renderer corrections.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

v2.4.2

  • Fixed: Keyboard shortcuts could fail registering some commands properly.
  • Enhanced: ModelDef.xml updated with GUIDs, groups and corrections.
  • Enhanced: GUI Panel Assistant auto-detected gauges and panel.cfg backup handling.
  • Enhanced: Gauge Tooltips corrections.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections and additional information.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.
  • BREAKING CHANGE: Published Knobs L:vars change to per-unit only (was per-device/unit).

We've further improved the auto-detection algorithm in the panel assistant in order to try refining the potential candidates found in the panel.cfg file. In addition, we've fixed a number of issues introduced in the previous version (2.4.1).

The installed canonical ModelDef.xml also benefits from additional comments, GUIDs and groups in order to help 3rd party aircraft vendors getting up to speed with the integration of the Reality XP GNS V2 into their aircraft.

Working on the modeldef.xml revealed shortcomings with some of our published L:vars. Previous versions used to publish per-type/per-unit vars meant to offer the means for 3rd party aircraft vendors to sync the 3D knobs rotation with the 2D gauge. However, this granularity proved to be unecessary so we've reduced the number of L:vars and now publish only per-unit number vars (rxp.GNS_1.knob_powr etc...)

v2.4.1

  • New: Added support to fail RAIM check via L:vars.
  • New: Added discrete inputs L:vars.
  • New: Added canonical ModelDef.xml file for third party aircraft vendors.
  • New: 'GPS_TERRAIN_BUTTON' -> 'TAWS INHIBIT' (Use Simulator GPS Command).
  • Enhanced: Interactions with the included Mid Continent MD41-1484 WAAS Annunciator gauge.
  • Enhanced: Interactions with the included Mid Continent MD41-1028 TAWS Control Unit gauge.
  • Enhanced: TAWS auto-detected limits are properly saved in the ini file.
  • Enhanced: Smarter GUI Panel Assistant auto-detection and filters.
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections and additional information.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

Discrete inputs L:Vars

The GNS V2 FltSim now offers the same capabilities as the X-Plane version with these new L:vars. They permit external device control like in the real units. The GNS V2 now accepts 3 inputs: remote CDI, remote OBS and remote TAWS inhibit. This function is notably show cased in action with the included Mid Continent MD41-1028 TAWS Control Unit gauge!

ModelDef.xml

This version installs a canonical modeldef.xml file so that third party vendors can get started quickly integrating the GNS in their virtual cockpits. (see User's Manual for more details).

v2.4

  • 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).

v2.3.12

  • New: Mid Continent MD41-1484 WAAS Annunciator gauge.*
  • New: Mid Continent MD41-1028 TAWS Control Unit gauge.*
  • New: Autopilot compatible with all previous P3D3 versions.
  • New: GNS Hardware Driver compatible with 64bits simulators**
  • Enhanced: User's Manual renamed to: "Reality XP GNS V2 User's Manual (FltSim).pdf".
  • Enhanced: User's Manual corrections and additional information.
  • Enhanced: Installer cleans up older manual and shortcuts left from previous installations.
  • Enhanced: Further stability and performance enhancements.

* Installs P3D4/3 add-on.xml file automatically, more info: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Reality XP\Gauges"
** The installer includes the latest PFC DLL 32/64bits but the feature requires a separate GNS Hardware Driver product license to function.

 

Mid Continent Gauges:

This might be a good time for updating the panels in the Official Panel Configuration Thread with these 2 new gauges!

 

LinkObs:

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

New in v2.4, 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). 

NB: FltSim VOR1 OBS and HSI OBS are same source, same simvar, unlike X-Plane.

Edited by RXP

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