P Dobson

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  1. Hi, I am trying to configure the RXP GNS530 on a Seneca P34 v5 (from Carenado) to be displayed on it own screen (external to X-Plane) but I want to just show the nav page contents, i.e. no bezel, no buttons or switches around the edge. The reason for this is that I have built a hardware replica of the GNS530 so that I can use real buttons to input data to the GNS530 The screen size is correct 5" but in display set up it want to be 1280 x 1024 pixels. Whilst I can get it to display at full screen with bezel I cannot get rid of the bezel. I have played with the GNS.ini file, but throughout the computer have found many copies of this file in different places. Most of them after modification such as "nobezel = true" automatically revert to default values (nobezel = false) so I am guessing I am modifying the wrong GNS.ini file. Pease could you help me set up how I can display at full screen size, outside the X-plane display, just the GNS530 display alone without any surrounding bezel with buttons and rotary switches on it?? I had always assumed "nobezel" meant get rid of the surrounding buttons and switches, maybe I have got this wrong?? Hope this is an easy problem to fix and it is just my understanding that is wrong. P.S. got all the hardware bezel buttons and switches to work, so no problems there. BR Pete D.
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    G600 for X-Plane & FSX/P3D

    Hey great news, can't wait for its release, hardware bezel now finished and ready for the software (but not quite as nicely built as LJay37s very nice. How much did that cost out of interest??) BR Pete D.
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    G600 for X-Plane & FSX/P3D

    Very pleased to hear it is still in the pipeline. I am sure it will be worth the wait. Any help you want with XP11 Beta send me a PM. Roll on its launch............... Pete D.
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    G600 for X-Plane & FSX/P3D

    Hi RXP, Love to get some updates on your software development. Are you still on the FS product line??? I've got a nice bezel and no decent software to run with it.............. BR PD.
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    G600 for X-Plane & FSX/P3D

    Hi David, That looks very real to me . Carenado's X-PLANE PA34 has a G600 simulated instrument, but you can't pop it out to a separate display as you can with the XPReality add-ons, and it does not perform all the tasks that the real instrument carries out particularly on the Nav side. Bit like X-Plane GNS530 against RXP's GNS530 (which is based on the Garmin trainer so does everything including user way points). Nice bit of kit for a simulator. I am trying to build a replica of the G600 onto a flat screen TFT that just happens to be exactly the right size as the real instrument. I will the cut my own bezel and fit functional buttons so when finished it should look fairly realistic and with RXP's help very functional. BR P.D.
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    G600 for X-Plane & FSX/P3D

    Just wondered if after 12 month there was any update or news on the release date for the G600 for X-Plane. Really looking forward to being able to purchase this instrument. is there a Beta version I can help you with?? Peter D.
  7. I am sure there is other threads here describing this, but I have failed to find them. What I would like to do is move my Reality XP GNS530 WAAS V2 from one PC to another. I keep seeing comments on how easy it is to do, but can't find the right program links or blow by blow instructions on exactly what to do complete with working links to the required software. Can some kind soul point me in the right direction??? Pete D.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    Hi John-Luc, I am very sorry, it has taken me a while to realize that this is an array parameter (as you described earlier). Now all sorted. Sorry to have occupied so much of your time. Kind Regards, Pete Dobson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    Hi Jean-Luc, I am sorry to say that did not work. I am using X-Plane 10.5, Coronado's PA34 Seneca Version 2 (there is a bug in Version 3). If you have it the lower rheostat just to the Right of the Engine controls not only controls the GNS530 brightness from zero to 100% but also all the instrument illuminations too. The variability in brightness is much finer than the 4 discrete levels you are suggesting, so I suspect a control variable width is much greater than 2 bits allocated to it (0,1,2,3). In Data Ref editor I have searched using key words such as: Illumination; ratio; rheostat; instrument; brightness; electrical; gps; lights; switch; None of these key words have shown me a Data Ref connected to the Rheostat controlling the GNS530 and instrument illumination. I'll keep looking unless anyone else has any suggestions?? BR Pete Dobson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    Hi Jean-Luc, Thanks for the User Waypoint info I look forward to the ability to import. Sorry about this back to the original problem, I can't for the life of me find the X-Plane Data Ref attached to the GNS530 display brightness. If I can, I'll write a LUA script to set this to its highest value all the time. I have found a control on the 3D cockpit which alters the brightness but searching with Data Ref Editor I can't find what it is linked to. Can you advise please??? BR Pete Dobson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    OK I've just found it :smile: The display is linked to the panel lights rheostat which in daylight on my simulator was switched off. Turning this up on the PA34 instrument panel also turns up the display on the GNS530. Not a very realistic link to be honest. my real PA34 does not behave like this. Anyhow it is now working I guess the Bell 206 did not have an instrument panel Rheostat. So all is well that ends well. One last question, where in the filing system are "user way points" stored?? I want to load about 100 of them from my real GNS530 but would rather not do it by hand. BR Pete Dobson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    Blank XPGNS530 OK so the win.xpl are all in their correct directory, 32 bit and 64 bit. I set Rheostat.Display=0 and Rheostat.Buttons=0, no change. But consistently now if I select the helicopter Bell 206 everything work, no mention of the wrong licence file, but on the PA34 all I get is a blank screen. I have compared the two ini files for each aircraft type and all I can find is that LinkObs is true in one and false in the other. I can't believe this is responsible is it?? I renamed the RealityXP.GNS.WAAS.ini file as suggested. no change. Sorry Jean-luc any other suggestions?? You could Team View in if you wanted to have a look, but I need to know how to get the entry codes to you securely :smile: BR Pete Dobson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    Hi Jean_luc, Further update on the blank GNS530 I am getting. I checked the rpxGNS.xpl files and they are all the new versions. I modified the Rheostat.Display setting and Rheostat.Buttons each to a value of 3. This made no difference. Turning the avionics Master on and off and the degree of blackness appearing on the GNS530 changes Jet black with Avionics Master off but slightly less black with avionics master on. I tried changing aircraft and found that the PA32 aircraft I have produces a front page saying I have an "RXP Invalid Licence, contact vendor". My default aircraft is the PA34 and this just produces a black screen with no message about an incorrect licence. Perhaps this licence No is associated with the old Ver 1 GNS530 I have?? Not sure how to update the Licence No, when I installed it this all seemed to happen automatically. BR Pete Dobson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    Hi Jean-Luc, Understand about the © control now. I upgraded from version 1 and bought a new license so maybe my blank screen is caused by a licensing issue or conflict with Version 1 installation?? I could not find any info. on whether Version 1 should be removed before installing Version 2. The two files you requested are both very small, Not sure how to copy them to your 'my Documents' file but here is the visible content: rxpGnsSim.dll.log: 17/01/06 19:21:48.577 05768 - ] # rxpGnsSim64.dll version 2.0.0.0 rxpGNS.xpl.log: 17/01/06 19:21:44.542 05768 - ] # win.xpl version 2.0.0.0 There is no other contents in either file. Hope this allows you to resolve my blank display.... Kind regards, Pete Dodson.
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    GNS 2.1 display blank

    I have missed something obvious. (Help Please). I down loaded the GNS530XP Ver 2 and installed it successfully. Running X-Plane 10.5 with Seneca PA34 and I get the GNS530XP panel come up. So far so good. Master Switch is on, Avionics Master is on (and the X-Plane GNS530 is alive and working. but despite rotating the PWR VOL control (and observing it rotating) I cannot get the GNS530XP to switch on, just a blank screen. What have I missed??? Pete Dobson