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  1. I have the Carenado PA46T JetProp which I love for its design and appealing cockpit, except it is difficult to see with plain eyes unless zooming in. Now that my CH Yoke and Saitek TQ have come out of maintenance I was taking it for a ride. I have a two monitor setup, my main 21" monitor has the main VC and I clicked on the Garmin MFD and undocked it to the secondary (lower resolution) monitor. While flying to an ILS runway I was monitoring both the MFD/GPS on the main monitor (VC) as well as the bigger MFD/GPS on the secondary monitor. At first, I noticed something strange but then I realized it was a BUG! What happens in this setup is that the MFD/GPS on the secondary monitor (the undocked version) works and updates well; However, the GPS screen portion of the MFD on the main monitor (the VC, the one on the actual dashboard) is simply NOT updating the GPS screen. As you can see on the GPS portion of the MFDs: There is no facility to upload images or post image links here so here is the picture URL: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AF_p5iNITKDLswI I this screenshot you can see the VC on my main monitor on the left and the docked window (MGF/GPS) on the second monitor (right side of the picture). Therein I have also added two helpers: A green arrow indicating the direction of the ILS glide path in case you cannot see it well A red arrow pointing to the shown location of the aircraft on the GPS screen As you can see the un-docked Garmin on the right monitor is showing the a/c in the correct/actual location nearly about to land; yet the GPS screen on the VC (main monitor) is way out of sync showing the a/c at the entry point of the glide slope! The MFD part however (airspeed/altitude stripes and Horizontal Situation Indicator) were okay on both. I hope a patch is released for this.
  2. How do I know which patch level my PA34 installation has? I reinstalled long ago and been out of simming with this A/C for a very long time, I no longer remember whether I applied them or not or whether I have all patches installed. Or, is it safe to just run Patch #3? It won't remove my extra liveries?
  3. I have a Carenado Piper Seneca II (PA34) but I am having a hard time following the checklist on the VC. Does anyone has a checklist that is more realistic to the SIM as opposed to the real aircraft? When it comes to FS I think tthe checklist provided should be one that only has items that are functional in the simulated aircraft, or perhaps better (best of both worlds), the full list but use a different notation for items that are NOT present in the SIM (Or not operational).
  4. I still would like to dock them on the 2nd monitor, my eyes can't read them on the default monitor.
  5. I am interested in using the FAIL_*_SET G1000 SimConnect variables to set and reset the failure of various G1000 subsystems. My questions are... 1. Is there any way to interrogate the G1000 via SimConnect about the current state of the failure (active/inactive)? 2. When I use the FAIL_*_SET with a 1/0 value, how do I know that it has actually been accepted and (de)activated? is there an event I can register for that purpose? or is it all blind in that I must assume that it did what I asked it to do?
  6. Now, my 2nd monitor has kicked the button but I hope to soon get a replacement to fly again with 2 monitors. My question is, if I use FSX in full screen mode can I dock the G1000 PFD and MFD on the second monitor for easier access? or is it only possible to use them in the virtual cockpit with the zoom feature?
  7. I would like to use SimConnect to send commands to your G1000 add-on but I would like to know if there is anything else I need to add to my program in order to do that? other than SimConnect.dll and plenty of programming that is Do I need to add a reference to anything installed by the G1000 installer?
  8. I am getting back into programming a managed application with SimConnect and while I have read the SDK documentation and gone through the examples I am totally lost at what they claim it is possible to do. The Events section lists about 14 failures including engine failures (one for each possible engine), pitot blockage, pitot static, brake failures and system failures (vacuum, electrical, hydraulic). But there is no single example on how to actually trigger any of these failures or query the simulator about the current state of the failures. // subscribe to Engine Failures simconnect.MapClientEventToSimEvent(EVENTS.FAIL_ENGINE_1, "TOGGLE_ENGINE1_FAILURE") simconnect.AddClientEventToNotificationGroup(NOTIFICATION_GROUP.BasicFailures, EVENTS.FAIL_ENGINE_1, false); // set the group priority simconnect.SetNotificationGroupPriority(NOTIFICATION_GROUP.BasicFailures, SimConnect.SIMCONNECT_GROUP_PRIORITY_HIGHEST); and then I tried triggering with: simconnect.TransmitClientEvent(00000001, EVENTS.FAIL_ENGINE_1, 1, NOTIFICATION_GROUP.BasicFailures, SIMCONNECT_EVENT_FLAG.DEFAULT); and with simconnect.SetSystemEventState(EVENTS.FAIL_ENGINE_1, SIMCONNECT_STATE.ON); neither of them work.
  9. I find Carenado planes too expensive at their face price (not value) and therefore I only buy them when there is a Christmas sale because only then (as someone stated) do they approach their real worth. They look and work very nicely I must say but even at their discounted price their documentation is a a TOTAL disappointment. Worst of all they do it over and over again without listening to their loyal user base. As for PMDG the only product I bought from them was their J41 but it was so buggy that it is a pain to use it from cold & dark and they NEVER bothered to issue a fix for all those bugs, simply moved on to yet another PMDG. Therefore I lost trust of PMDG as well.
  10. Any way to have a particular setup where the PFD and the GNS* are docked on a 2nd monitor where they are more readable? Also, is there any trick to get the engine gauges (Torque, RPM, etc.) on a docked 2d Panel?
  11. Hi, I am looking for a distributor of Dual Concentric Rotary Encoders (with pushbutton) based in the USA. I am needing one of those devices -apparently manufactured by ELMA- but so far all the suppliers seem to be in Europe. I contacted one in the UK but he never bothered to respond my my queries. The other has a fine product but it costs nearly $100 for a single device, that is way over my budget. I plan to use it for a NAV/COM radio. Also,can anybody suggest me what to look for in an encoder for this application? and what to avoid? I will be writing my own software.
  12. BTW this fine tutorial does not indicate when to use (or not to use) the two ominous looking red "LOCK RELEASE" buttons on the centre console to the right of the Unfeather switch. This humble simmer is still burning engines...
  13. Hi, are you by any chance Rhett Browning, the author of the MPDA and MPBO scenery for FSX?

  14. To learn to fly the PMDG J41

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