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  1. It works with any airplane you want to put it in.Level of completion mentioned in this thread does not tell the whole story. The real G1000 is always changing, and exists in many different versions. Everything you need for flight is present in the Mindstar G1000, including many features not available in any other simulation.
  2. Ok, I have to reply now. I typically keep my mouth shut during these kinds of discussions, but pleeeeeeeeeeese, those of us who have been working in professional systems development for a couple of decades know full well that if you write programs efficiently using modern techniques, you can get BLAZING performance out of GDI+.
  3. The latest revision of the Mindstar G1000 has the RMI needles, DME and ADF all functioning.
  4. Or write gauges like the Mindstar G1000 where you enter the flight plan directly from the gauge!! :)
  5. I believe all the features you've mentioned above are available in the current beta version of the Mindstar G1000. There's also a new support & discusson forum on the Mindstar Aviation website. (As of today)
  6. Did you try this one yet? Works in FS2004 for now, and the installer is being updated to recognize FSX shortly too.www.MindstarAviation.com
  7. The Mindstar version has all the flight planning built in, especially in the new beta version, so the FS flight planner is not really necessary.
  8. The "official" Garmin simulator does not simulate flight dynamics, radio communications, weather, or viewing the PFD and MFD at the same time. Nor does it work at anything less than full screen at 1280x1024, and if you have a dual-processor or Hyper-Threading computer, it likely will only work for about 5 minutes at a time before systems start to fail. These are just a few of the reasons Mindstar built this G1000 specifically for MSFS, so that pilots would have a chance to actually "fly" the G1000, not just flip through the menus.If you have any specific questions about the G1000, please write us at the address listed on our website: www.MindstarAviation.comg1000sim@yahoo.com
  9. The payware one is at www.MindstarAviation.com
  10. Just FYI, the next update (in the next week or so) will include the following new items:Projected Position Vector ahead of MFD GPS airplane.Overall brightness control option in PFD menuReference Airspeed Markers on airspeed tapeWind Direction Vector on MFDTraffic Reporting Improvements for high-traffic areas
  11. Just thought I'd mention that the refresh rate on the MFD map is not poor due to performance, but rather, it's meant to simulate the refresh rate of the REAL G1000. (Although the flight plan's magenta line isn't supposed to be disappearing...so we'll look at that.) I actually believe that we programmed the moving map to refresh slightly FASTER than the real G1000 just to make it a little easier to fly.One of the first things you learn when flying the real G1000 is that it's easier to fly the CDI needle than it is to fly the magenta line. As soon as you think you have everything lined up, you realize that you were looking at an older frame of the map. The time delay is one of the main reasons the Garmin Pilot's Guides do not recommend using the map for "navigation", but rather, for "situational awareness".
  12. Don't confuse "topography" display with "terrain warning" display. In the context of G1000 terminology, "topography" (the TOPO button) is the graphical display of elevation, while "terrain" is where terrain turns red when your aircraft is too low to fly over it. It's understandably confusing because the term "terrain" changed meanings between the GNS530 and the G1000.Also, the relationship mentioned above is between Eaglesoft and Mindstar, but Eaglesoft has additonal proprietary relationships they wish to protect.Finally, regarding those GPS buttons -- they ARE active on the PFD, they are simply not activated yet on the MFD.
  13. It's hard to give an accurate "percentage" of completion, so instead, what I'll do is put together a list of items that you can and cannot do as of today's date. The updates are being released approximately every 4-6 weeks, so any information I post becomes outdated in that timeframe.In order to prevent the info from going stale in this forum, I'll add a page to our website that answers this question. I have already put the template page onto the server, and I'll update the list within the next few hours.Here's the link:http://www.MindstarAviation.com/G1000_Features.html
  14. Hello Gentlemen, Well, I should probably chime-in on this since it seems our G1000 is out of the bag.Mindstar Aviation, the makers of the aforementioned G1000, is a division of a motion picture software company called Mindstar Productions. As Bill and Ron have already mentioned above, we at Mindstar Aviation have established an exclusive distribution arragnement with Eaglesoft. Under this arrangement, Mindstar will still offer the G1000 as an add-on, while Eaglesoft will be offering a version of Mindstar's G1000 in full packages (aircraft+panel). Mindstar is focusing on the avionics, while leveraging Eaglesoft's excellent reputation for high-quality full aircraft packages such as their Cirrus SR series, Cessna Citations, and exciting future projects yet to be announced.The version of the G1000 we sell at this time is, as mentioned, a continued work-in-progress, although I think that phraseology requires some clarification. Any versions we release are heavily tested. The "work-in-progress" designation is meant to simply make clear that there will certainly be features that are not available yet, and on a (hopefully rare) occasion, you may find something that doesn't work quite right. Customers who purchase from Mindstar during this development phase are offered free upgrades to the panel as our development continues. We are indeed focusing our current marketing efforts on flight schools and real-world pilots' transition to glass cockpits, but that doesn't mean we turn anyone away. As long as you have FS2004 (FS9), you're free to purchase the add-on. Our install program does indeed install the G1000 panel system into the default C182, but remember that the eventual release of the full aircraft package options from Eaglesoft will certainly expand the aircraft base. The panel tweakers will certainly always do what they do, but we'll only offer technical support for installation in the approved aircraft.Finally, I feel it's important to mention that I personally have been flying General Aviation aircraft for over 20 years, and I'm currently flying 3 different aircraft, all equipped with the G1000 cockpit. I absolutely love the system, I have spoken directly with Garmin and Diamond on numerous occasions about it, and they are all aware of our efforts.Unfortunately, I don't make it into this forum as often as I'd like, but as you already saw above, others who are aware of our efforts are here all the time. Mindstar and Eaglesoft have many more exciting projects on the way. Feel free to post questions here, or to the email address listed on our respective websites. Fly safe!Kind Regards, Stasi PoulosPresident/CEOMindstar ProductionsMindstar Aviationwww.MindstarAviation.com
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