currently I'm building a little homecockpit for flying smaller 2 engined aircrafts like the Beechcraft Baron or King Air. But I run into some problems building the panels and I need some advice.
I'm using 2 computers: one for FSX and one for Panelbuilder
i5, 6600k, 4GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX1060
Win 7 Ultimate, 64bit, FSX, Accellerator Pack, FSUIPC 4.963 (registered version), Panelbuilder Interface 2.97, some sceneries
Intel Pentium G4400, 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, On-Board-Graphics
Win 7 Ultimate, 64bit, Panelbuilder 2.97, PanelBuilder GPS-Add-On, ButtonMapper 2
I've got couple of questions:
Which interface should I use? Simconnect or FSUIPC?
I noticed that some gauges behave different depending on the used interface. The EGT-Gauge for example shows different temperature with the default Beechcraft Baron. And the Flap Position Indicator moves slowly from one position to another with FSUIPC but jumps with Simconnect.
Currently I'm using the FSUIPC interface because the Simconnect interface crashes sometimes when i operate the GPS, the radios or the autopilot.
Are there any pros and cons?
How many gauges can PanelBuilder handle on one computer? In my current setup the computer for PanelBuilder has 3 displays connected. One for each pilot displaying the main flight gauges and one for the engine gauges, the radios und the annunciators.
I need some advice on configuring some annuncitors:
How do i configure an annunciator for the parking brake?
The default Beechcraft Baron has an annunciator which lights up when the flaps are down and the gear is up. How do I setup such an annunciator with PanelBuilder?
How do I configure a Fuel Crossfeed Annunciator? I could not figure out which values i should use in the configuration. Is there any kind of manual or list of values which could be used for the annunciators? I looked in the FSUIPC manuals but couldn't find anything helpful.
And I think I found some bugs:
With the default Beechcraft King Air the Prop RPM gauge is not working. The gauge allways shows max RPM.
With the default Beechcraft Baron the Cowl Flap Indicator only works for engine 1.
The Fuel Select Indicator does not show left crossfeed.
Any hints or suggestions will be appreciated.