Clorix

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  1. Clorix

    Is GTN 750/650 compatible with P3D?

    They're two separate licenses to use them in both sims. There are four products: GTN 750 for FSX/P3D, GTN 750 for X-Plane, GTN 650 for FSX/P3D, and GTN 650 for X-Plane. Whichever of those you purchased, you are allowed to use up to two of those units in each aircraft. In other words: I have purchased only the GTN 750 for FSX/P3D, so I can have two GTN 750s in my RealAir Lancair Legacy, two in my Ant's Eaglet, etc. To use them in both P3D and X-Plane, you will need to purchase each one separately. So unfortunately no, they can't be used cross-platform. Since you're considering all the various GPS units available in the sim, I will say this: The MS units (as I understand it) do NOT use Garmin's trainer software, so they're just approximations of the real-world units. F1's GTNs DO use the trainer software, so they aren't approximations, they're the real deal. But, they are several trainer versions behind Reality XP's, so they don't have the newer nav database, VNAV or visual approach functionalities. They're also MUCH slower to update their gauge. RXP's support is so much more responsive. After having switched from the F1 version myself, I haven't looked back. The RXP ones perform SO much better and are much easier to set up in my opinion because you don't have to restart your sim to make changes to the config. Keep in mind also that any aircraft that is compatible with F1's GTNs are also compatible with Reality XP's because of their ability to automatically detect and replace the F1 gauges in the sim. I have yet to find an aircraft that the RXP one doesn't work with. Hope that helps!
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    Latest Update CDI Issue (resolved)

    Sorry I'm just now getting back to you. I just tried it with the default Mooney Bravo and its CDI does the same thing. I saw another report of this issue and your response that it has been fixed internally, however. 🙂 Thanks!
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    Latest Update CDI Issue (resolved)

    Now I've reloaded my sim, and so far (knock on wood) it hasn't crashed again. The CDI is still swinging around, but if I disconnect the GTN from the HSI/CRS output via the config window, it stops swinging as I'd expect. I was able to capture video of this behavior if you'd like to see it. I also got to thinking that it may not be a GTN problem, but perhaps an A2A problem. Do you think this could be the case as well?
  4. I just updated my RXP GTN 750 install to the newly-released 2.5.8 version. While on v2.5.7 I had no stability issues, but on my first flight attempt, I got a CTD just after starting to taxi out to the runway. I chose the A2A Bonanza and my flight plan was KZZV LORES V115 ZUTIV KYNG with the RNAV 14, OTNOE transition loaded at KYNG. One thing I noticed as I started to taxi was the that CDI on the HSI was swinging around seemingly randomly to various courses. It did this several times before I experienced the CTD. Not sure if that has anything to do with the crash, but I definitely never had that happen before updating to the new version. I also updated my Garmin Trainer software to 6.50.1. If there's anything else I can do to help or more info is needed, do let me know. Thanks in advance!
  5. Another quick question, sorry. If I open the Traffic page on the GTN Trainer, it gives me an interactive display where I can click on a target and get info about it. In the sim, there is no such display. It's just a normal TCAS display. I am unable to click on any targets to get their relevant information. Is this a bug or working as intended? GTN Trainer Traffic Display: https://i.imgur.com/WoB5ULE.png In-sim Traffic Display: https://i.imgur.com/qZk6TlF.png On another note, I was flying offline when I took that in-sim screenshot, and I have no AI traffic enabled. It was showing some traffic directly ahead of me. My sim crashed when selecting an aircraft, so maybe that's just an artifact from that. I don't think the crash was GTN-related.
  6. Another question, this time about item #1. I've opened the INI file and I see the entries you're talking about. The comments state to use GPS_PANEL or 225, but the window ident in the panel config file is something like 14401 and 14402. Are those the numbers I use or do I actually just use 225 to enable the ability to close the popup window for each unit?
  7. Thanks for the reply. For #2, would it not be possible for the config utility to record those aircraft in which you've added the GTN, then display a menu that shows those aircraft and allow you to choose to import the settings of each of the GTN installations independently? In other words, lets say I've configured two GTN 750s in my RealAir Lancair Legacy. If I were to want to configure another GTN 750 in some other aircraft, I could load that plane and open the GTN setup as usual. Except while setting up the GTN initially, and/or when configuring it after it has been installed to the panel, I can select from a drop-down menu my RealAir Lancair Legacy aircraft, and then choose which of the two GTN 750 units to copy settings from. The utility could then fetch the INI files and copy the necessary entries into the current aircraft's config file and display the changed settings, allowing me to review the changes before applying them. Just a thought, and maybe it isn't possible. Maybe this explanation will help, who knows 🙂 As for #3, I have yet to look at the INI file to see the other options. And I'll definitely check out the Garmin manuals, thanks! And referring to #5, I probably just missed this option as I was messing around with the GTNs late at night. Sorry about that!
  8. First things first. The RXP GTN 750 is so far absolutely amazing in just about every aspect. I asked some questions a few weeks ago before purchasing and the answers I received led me to purchase it today. Now that I've had a bit of a play around with it, I have a couple other questions, and a comment or two, if I may. Is there a clickspot to close the 2D popup window? Unless I'm missing it, I've had to either click the spot in the VC that opens the 2D window to close it again, or right-click the 2D popup to choose Close Window in the menu. A clickspot on the 2D window itself would be very handy. I read in the manual that you can import another aircraft's configuration by dragging and dropping its INI file onto the in-sim setup window. That's a nice feature, but it would be nice to have an option in the setup window to select another aircraft in which the RXP GTN has been installed and import that configuration directly without having to mess with Windows File Explorer and whatnot. Just a quality-of-life thing, really. Is there an explanation somewhere of what each of the configuration options do exactly? I'm not an avionics installer so I don't really know what V-Flag Declutter and a few of the other options actually do. I've turned some of those settings on and off and noticed nothing different. I feel if I had those options explained in the manual or something I would know what to look for. The ability to configure the GTNs within the sim is genius. The less I have to reload the sim, the better. And your configuration utility does it beautifully! I noticed that when I remove the RXP GTNs from an aircraft, the setup tool doesn't restore the panel config from the backup it made. Is this intended? I had to manually restore it by renaming the RXP backup file, which in all honesty isn't at all difficult to do of course. Just another one of those quality-of-life things. The performance of the RXP GTN compared to the competitor's version is incredible. Theirs would lag around when zooming and panning (at least on my machine). The RXP version has no such lag. It's quite the difference! I'm sure as time goes on and I play with it more, I'll continue to learn new things, which might bring about some new questions from me (sorry in advance!). Thanks once again for such an amazing tool!
  9. Clorix

    Questions before purchase

    @fppilot Thanks for all the great info. I've downloaded the newest trainer software on another PC and messed around a bit with it. I'm most impressed by the new visual approach guidance capabilities as well as the new VNAV functionality. I love the presentation of altitude constraints and the TOD/BOD markers along my route. I have another question I meant to ask. Is it capable of RNP approaches? The website says it's capable of following the next-gen radius-to-fix legs which makes me think it would be. The F1 GTN removes all RNP approaches in their version.
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    Questions before purchase

    Thanks for the replies! I'm not that worried about the bundle deal since I almost always use only the 750 anyway, so I'm not too fussed about that. Is there a reason other than size and position of the gauges that would require hand-editing each aircraft's ini file to get it working? I'm glad to hear they include a tool to "migrate" from the other GTN to the RXP one. Sounds like it might make it quite simple to do so, which I'm hoping for. My main reason for considering RXP's GTN is, as you said, because they've already updated their's to the newer trainer which includes a more current nav database. I've been waiting and waiting for months now for F1 to catch up. They keep saying "there will be news soon" or similar and we have yet to hear anything on that front. RXP really seems to be on the ball in that aspect, which I appreciate. In the end, as long as things work great, I don't mind a little setup here and there. My biggest concern is making sure I can use the RXP GTN in the same aircraft I currently use them in. As long as I can, then I think I may indeed purchase RXP's.
  11. I'm new to the Reality-XP version of the GTNs for P3D v4. The competitor's version of them works fine for me at the moment, but they're taking their time updating to the newer Garmin Trainer versions which have features I'm looking forward to having in my sim. Having said that, I'm considering "upgrading" to the Reality-XP version instead since they seem to be MUCH more regularly kept up-to-date, which I appreciate. I just have a couple questions before I more strongly consider my purchase, and I hope such questions are okay here. 1. As I understand, the GTN 750 and 650 are separate purchases, but purchasing either version grants you the ability to use two of those units at the same time, correct? Further, is there a package deal to get BOTH 750 & 650 together? I much prefer the 750 myself, but in A2A's aircraft, you cannot have two of the same unit in the VC, so I would consider purchasing both at some point down the road. 2. Do the RXP versions work with the same aircraft that the competitor's work with? For example, the RealAir Lancair Legacy and Turbine Duke do not natively support the RXP GTNs, but they DO support the competitor's version. Is there an included tool or some way to make the RXP GTNs compatible with it? 3. For those who have also used the competitor's version, can you compare the performance of the two? Does one perform better than the other, both in terms of flight performance and resource usage/FPS hit, etc.? 4. Any other significant differences I should be aware of before purchasing the RXP GTN? Thanks in advance!
  12. I decided to try out SLX after seeing all the things it could do and seeing some of the good reviews it was getting. I installed it, pointed it to my P3D v4 install and off I went. I noticed that after installing the program, my sim ran far less smooth than it once had before having installed it, so I poked around my Prepar3d.cfg file to find that it made changes without my knowledge. Luckily I had a backup and reverted to that. After realizing the changes it made, I decided to uninstall SLX because there was nothing that said it would edit my config or even make a backup before doing so. It did indeed make a backup, though it was a backup of its own changes instead of a backup of what my config was before it made any changes. That being said, ever since I uninstalled SLX and reverting the config changes, my sim still runs noticeably rougher than it previously had and does some very odd things. Does SLX make any other changes? If so, what are they, and how can I revert those changes? How can I get my sim to be exactly as it was prior to installing SLX? Thanks.
  13. Clorix

    How to make knobs scroll faster?

    No need to click, just put your mouse over the knob and start scrolling.
  14. Clorix

    How to make knobs scroll faster?

    Use your mouse scrollwheel and after a few consecutive scrolls you'll see it change faster.