gregsusie

GNS430 Addition (resolved)

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I purchased the GNS530 about a month ago.  It has been working great.  I just purchased the GNS430 and now I am having a problem.  Most functions work on the 430/530 however when I press the NAV frequency swap it seems to be fighting the change.  Sometimes it swaps frequencies ok.  Other times I have to press the button several times to get it to lock in.  See below for link to video of this issue:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVUisgjFW1M&feature=share

 

Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

 

Thanks,

 

Greg

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Probably a config file issue.  I'm not at my windows PC though.  Anything unusual in your ini file?

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Ok,

Before I installed the 430 I backed up my XPlane11 folder.  I just restored my XPlane11 folder (only the 530 is installed) and started X Plane.  I tested the 530 GPS and all works again!.  I closed X Plane and ran the 'rxpGNS2-XPL-Setup.exe' application to install the 430 GPS.  The installer finished and I started X Plane.  With no changes to any ini files and the 430 not selected in the PlugIn the 530 NAV swap button is buggy again.  I also just noticed that after pressing the 530 COM swap a few times both the Active and Standby frequencies are the same??.  I verified the 430 in the plugin is turned off and the default simulator 430 is displayed in the 3D panel.  How do I figure out what is causing this issue? 

Thanks,

Greg

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Ok,

I got this resolved.  Apparently in the default 430_2 ini configuration the COM and NAV is set to AUTO.  This does not work.  Since the 430 is the second GPS in the aircraft I manually changed the COM and NAV to 2.  See below in BOLD:

 

[GNS_430_2]
; comma separated list of render targets.
drawto = WINDOW, Garmin_430_screen
; is the master device if true.
MasterDevice = false
; connects to: 'PFC_STACK','PFC_430','PFC_530' or any '#PID' (#D002 for PFC_430)
; no value connects to first found, 'OFF' disables connection.
HardwareDevice = 
; hardware selector number or -1 to disable.
HardwareIdx = -1
; selects COM/NAV Radios '1' or '2'.
RadiosPair = 2
; uses computer time if true, simulator time otherwise.
ComputerTime = false
; connects GPS to Autopilot if true.
LinkOto = false
; connects GPS to HSI if true.
LinkHsi = false
; connects GPS to HSI course motor if true.
LinkCrs = false
; connects GPS to OBS input if true (LinkHsi/OBS or AutoNavSource/OBS).
LinkObs = false
; connects GPS to VOR if true.
LinkVor = false
; connects GPS to copilot side if true.
CopilotSide = false
; override GPS Unit# (1 or 2) or use 'this unit#' (0) (XPL 10.30+ for GPS2).
AutoGpsSource = 2
; override VLOC NAV# (1 or 2) or use 'RadiosPair' (0).
AutoNavSource = 2
; connects CDI mode to NAV/GPS switch if true.
AutoNavGps = false
; HSI lateral deviation scale factor.
CdiScale = 1
; HSI vertical deviation scale factor.
GsiScale = 1
; enables Shadin Air Data computer if true.
UseAirData = true
; enables Shadin Fuel Data computer if true.
UseFuelData = true
; enables RYAN 9900BX TCAD if true.
UseRyanTcad = true
; sets TCAD sound alerts volume in percent: 0 to 100.
RyanTcadVolume = 50
; sets TCAD maximum number of targets to X-Plane AI Traffic Count.
UseTcadAiCount = true
; connects GPS #1 to GPS #2 if true (both required).
UseCrossFill = false
; enables device failures if true.
UseFailures = false
; uses Simulator GPS commands if true.
UseSimGpsCmds = true
; updates Simulator GPS flight plan if true.
LinkSimGps = false
; saves the active route to flight plan file if true (.fms)
AutoSavePln = false
; sets fuel type: AVGAS,JETA,JETB
FuelType = AVGAS
; sets device power knob switch mode: NONE,DEFAULT_ON,DEFAULT_OFF
PowerKnob = NONE
; sets device power source: 
; ALWAYS_ON,AVIONICS_BUS,MAIN_BATTERY,BUS_1,BUS_2,BUS_3,BUS_4,BUS_5,BUS_6
PowerSource = AVIONICS_BUS
; integral lighting rheostat index (0 to 3) or percent (-100 to 0)
Rheostat.Display = -100
; integral lighting rheostat index (0 to 3) or percent (-100 to 0)
Rheostat.Buttons = -75
; sets master sound volume in percent: 0 to 100.
MasterVolume = 100
; mute sound when simulator window looses focus if false.
NoAudioFocus = false
; sets trainer process CPU: 1 to 32 (0: last core, -1: automatic).
CpuAffinity = -1
; cdi/obs: CDI Key (0: disable)
AFMS.cdi_key = 
; cdi/obs: Selected Course for GPS (0: disable)
AFMS.sel_crs_gps = 
; cdi/obs: Selected Course for VLOC (0: disable)
AFMS.sel_crs_vloc = 
; cdi/obs: V-Flag State (1: declutter)
AFMS.v_flag_declutter = 
; main: GPS Selected (0: prompt)
AFMS.gps_selected = 
; main: COM Presets (1: enable)
AFMS.com_presets = 
 

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8 hours ago, gregsusie said:

Apparently in the default 430_2 ini configuration the COM and NAV is set to AUTO.  This does not work.  Since the 430 is the second GPS in the aircraft

Hi,

I'm glad you've found a solution nevertheless I'd like to find the root cause.

In effect, when set to 'Auto' all the settings you've manually edited are supposedly set to the value '0' and since it is the #2 GNS, they get replaced when the ini file loads to '2' internally?!?!?!

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Not sure why but by specifically assigning the 430_2 to the COM/NAV 2 it fixed my frequency swap issue.

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All,

 

I just updated RealityXP and this issue came back.  Now if I try the above fix, it doesn't work!!  When I click a freq button on either 430 or 530 it doesn't toggle every time  Like its fighting another device controlling this button.  

 

Any suggestions on how to fix??

 

Greg

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To rule out a bad install, I decided to completely uninstalled all add-ons and deleted the X-Plane 11 folder.  I re-downloaded X-Plane.  I downloaded the GNS430 & GNS530 (I own both) plug in's and installed per the user manual.  When X Plane starts I see the plugin "Reality XP GNS". 

For GNS1 I selected GNS 530 1.
For GNS2 I selected GNS 430 2.

I tested both the Reality 430 & 530 and the frequency toggle switch works great.

I then went into the advanced tab for both and checked "Use Simulator GPS Commands".  I use this as I will be using RealSimGear GNS530 to control the Reality 530 GPS.  After I enable this feature the toggle of the frequency issue is evident.  Once I get this working I will be using the Reality manual to put the 530 & 430 in the instrument 3D stack by modifing the RealityXP.GNS configuration file.

Can someone please let me know how to resolve this issue?

Thanks.

Greg M..

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Hi,

There is a bug in the latest version with this option we've identified yesterday. When this option is disabled you can no longer use the GPS commands for the default GPS. Hopefully we've got the time to fix it for the update we're planning on releasing today.

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Posted (edited)

I noticed a new version of the plugin is available.  I downloaded an it seems to have fixed my issue.  I will do some testing to verify operation.

Thanks,

Greg M.

Edited by gregsusie
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