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  1. Just got a new computer, and had to download and reinstall the CJ2. Small changes. The NAV button on the AP, now works with the F1 GTN. FLC is much improved also. Some of these were improved with the Mod Squad GTN integration. Seems Carenado incorporated them with the update. The FLC appears a further improvement over the Mod Squad tweaks. N1 changes with power settings appear more precise as well.
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    Default FSX approach charts?

    As you're dealing with the default ATC, approach plates shouldn't be necessary. I'm speaking strictly from a hobby sim point of view of course. Plates are always required in the real world. Given nearly all the approaches in the default FSX used by ATC, are ILS', there's only 4 values you need to know. Altitude at the Final Approach Fix (where you intercept the glideslope) will be the last altitude given by ATC. You need to know the inbound course heading (where the localizer needle will be centered). In simple terms, take the runway number and add a zero (Rwy 18= 180 etc). Next is Decision Height, the point where you need to see the runway in instrument weather. This can be done by taking field elevation and adding 200 feet. This will be a 1/2 mile distance from the runway. I assume you know how to find the frequency of the ILS. ILS approaches are pretty straight forward, and for sim purposes, an approach plate isn't going to add too much to what the default ATC gives you.
  3. Great! I'm only interested in the 2D gauge. I gather this is still a work in progress, so I'll monitor this thread to see when it becomes available.
  4. When you say "screen portion of the GTN", does that include the engine gauges as well, or just the original GTN display? If it doesn't have the engine gauges, it defeats the purpose of the pop-up, as it would be nothing more than the stock F1 2D gauge.
  5. Having flown the Carenado CJ2 extensively for about a year now, with and without the mod, I would say the main issue with the Carenado PL21 is it's lack of functionality compared to the real PL21. My biggest issue is it's lack of radius to fix turns, when the F1 GTN performs them flawlessly. The PL21 comes upon a fix with a heading change, and makes abrupt turns circa FS2002 style. Bottom line, there's no suitable PL21 available for FS, that performs as good as the F1 GTN. Being most of us don't actually have physical FMS keyboards, I see little difference in punching numbers on a GTN, compared to a PL21. The goal is the same, and the F1 GTN gets better results.
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    FSX:SE and GTN 750

    Where are you trying to import flight plans from? My impression has been that only the database in the Garmin trainer can be used.
  7. Is there anything involved other than a HDMI cable in making that work?
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    Lotus L39 Albatross - airspeed

    Many private owners in the US, have modified them with Garmin G600 PFD/MFD's. Look around on some of the aircraft broker sites under warbirds, and there's often good panel photos.
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    Coming back from Steam

    I went straight from FS9 to Steam. Tried FSX boxed when it came out, and had a slow slide show for FPS. Never could justify the hardware investment to make it work, although I think there was some embellishment on forums of what it actually took to run it adequately. The reduced price of hardware and the arrival of FSX-SE kind of coincided for me.
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    NXGN SIMULATIONS - CITATION CJ4X FSX P3D

    Anyone tried running the 2D panel in the Carenado CJ2?
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    Just a personal musing of FSX:SE

    The big thing with me about FSX-SE, is that it freed a bunch of simmers that were hardware challenged for a decade, and stuck in FS9. You no longer need a super computer to fly FSX.
  12. That Flight Info gauge is invaluable. I've used it in other airplanes. Not prototypical, but it sure eliminates the need for some other gauges on a limited space 2D panel.
  13. Sounds like the usual Carenado AP quirks. There's likely some button pushing/knob twirling required, that you're missing. All of their AP's seem to work differently, even with the same avionics suite, but in different airplanes. Compounding the problem, is their lack of documentation. It usually takes the "mod squad" here, to correct the AP, and make it more straight forward and user friendly.
  14. What I mean by "default autopilot", is as you state, certain parameters in MSFS limit how much the AP can be modified. In the past one could always design an airplane, and use whatever MS had as an AP in that particular type aircraft. If you designed a business jet, whatever AP values were in the MS Lear, is what you used. This seemed to work fine through multiple generations of sims, until designers started to get cute in the name of realism. So we end up with these FUBAR AP's like Carenado's. I've found you can stick about any AP in any airplane using a panel editor and it will work. The stock MS King Air is my AP of choice. At the end of the day, all you need is HDG, ALT, NAV, APR, VS, and a way to switch NAV between VOR/LOC and GPS. All the rest is just eye candy if it doesn't work properly.
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    flc and vnav working ?

    One problem is the IAS/Mach transition never works correctly with their FLC. It won't hold a Mach number, it merely holds the IAS when you transition to Mach. The IAS should decrease with altitude, while the Mach remains constant. Probably has something to do with the stock FS AP, that they can't find a workaround for. FS has always relied on "autothrottle" to accomplish this task, and that is an incorrect application of how FLC works.