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Garmin G1000 external panel mod

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Hello.

I'm planning to make an application to facilitate using the G1000 in FS2020, because for me it's a PITA turning and using the knobs in the virtual cockpit.

The way I'm thinking of doing it is as follows.
A small (USB?) monitor connected to the PC and detected by Windows as a standard monitor you can use to put windows on.
This would show a C# application with a picture of the G1000 (minus the actual display, it looks like it's turned off), with clickable button regions, and clicking those regions are then transfered to FS2020.
Possibly (and hopefully) it would also be possible to pop out the G1000 window in FS2020 and have it displayed in the external G1000 instead of its own window.

If I'm successful I would share it , although I'm wondering, is this something that is technically feasible? As I know how to create applications in C# but I have no experience with interoperability with FS2020 and what's possible and impossible to do.

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The next version of Sim Innovations AirManager (now in beta, free to test)

https://www.siminnovations.com/

has this functionality. It includes a G1000 bezel and you can insert the popped out G1000s. Unfortunately, popping out the G1000 on most systems (including mine) incurs a hard fps penalty and fiddling into the bezel is a but cumbersome. I am pretty sure AirManager will come up with a complete G1000 at a point.

There are a few threads on this on the official forum, like

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/remove-bezels-on-pop-out-pfd-mfd-screens/199699/27

There is also an alternative application called SkyElite

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/skyelite-a-pfd-mfd-for-home-cockpits/362620

which is not (yet) an actual G1000 but similar. Works pretty well on my system on two touchscreens (PFD and MFD) connected via a networked laptop.

Kind regards, Michael 

 


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2 hours ago, cantremember said:

A small (USB?) monitor connected to the PC and detected by Windows as a standard monitor you can use to put windows on.

like your phone?

regards

bs


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Something that could export it to a tablet with no FPS hit would be great.


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