Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'gps'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • New Member Forums
    • Welcome New Members!
    • Help Using the AVSIM Forums
    • Help Creating an AVSIM Account and Logging on to AVSIM
  • AVSIM Fixed Based Operations (FBO)!
    • Hangar Chat
    • Flight Planning
    • Virtual Reality (VR) Hardware and Games
    • Letters to the Editorial Staff of AVSIM
    • All About Us
    • Crash To Desktop (CTD) Forum
    • The Bargain Hunter's Shack
    • Classified Ads | Want Ads | Swap Meet
    • AVSIM's Round the World Race Forum
    • AVSIM Reviews Feedback
    • The File Library General Forum
    • Flight Sim & Aviation User Stories
    • In Memoriam of Tom Allensworth
    • In Memoriam
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums
    • MS FSX | FSX-SE Forum
    • The Microsoft Flight Forum
    • The FS2004 (FS9) Forum
    • Flight Simulator Tips and Tricks
    • Shared Cockpits | Multi-Player Forum for FSX | FSX-SE | P3D
    • MS FSX | FSX=SE | P3D Simconnect Forum
    • FSX | P3D Missions Forum - How To
    • FSX/FSX-SE Aircraft and Panel Design Forum - How To
    • FSX | FSX-SE Scenery Design Forum - How To
    • The Paint Shop - The Aircraft Painter's Forum - How To
    • Mesh Scenery Design - How To
    • TTools for MSFS Forum
    • Add On Developer's Forum
    • DX-10 Discussions, Hints and Help
  • The Prepar3D Forums
    • The Prepar3d Forum
    • Prepar3D Tips, Tricks and How To's
  • The X-Plane Forums
    • The X-Plane General Discussions Forum
    • X-Plane Tips and Tricks
  • Simulator Screen Shots, Real Aviation Photos, & Videos
    • The AVSIM Screen Shots Forum
    • Real Aviation Photos
    • Aviation and Flight Sim Video Forum
  • Hardware & Operating Systems Discussions
    • WIN10 OS Forum
    • WIN8 OS Forum
    • The Win7 OS Forum
    • MOBO | RAM | CPU | HDD | SSD | Desktops | Laptops
    • Monitors | Multi-Monitors | Video Cards | Drivers
    • Hardware Controllers | Joysticks | Drivers
    • Networks | WIFI | Routers | Ethernet | DSL | Cable Modems
  • Commercial Support Forums (Hosted by AVSIM)
    • The PMDG Support Forum
    • FS2Crew Support Forum
    • OldProp User-to-User Support Forum
    • Mindstar Aviation Support Forum
    • The RealityXP Support Forum
    • The Official DX10 Scenery Fixer Support Forum
    • The Multi-Crew Experience (MCE) Support Forum
    • Virtual Avionics Support Forum
    • Lorby-SI Support Forum
    • Pilot2ATC Users Forum
    • Propair Flight Official Support Forum
    • The Carenado Support Forum
    • The Alabeo Support Forum
    • Remote CDU for Phone / Tablet Official Support Forum
    • Airline2Sim Support Forum
    • SX Airport Design Forum
    • P3D Tweak Assistant (PTA) and RealismShaderPack
    • The simPlugins Support Forum
    • SimSettingsManager Official Support Forum
    • simFDR General Support Forum
    • Blue Sky Star Simulations Support Forum
    • Capt. PERO Support Forum
    • Flysimware Forum
    • Mid-Atlantic Air Museum Simulations Support
    • FSReborn Series Support Forum
    • Desk Pilot - Shared Cockpits
  • User-to-User Support Forums
    • Photo Scenery Support Forum
    • The AS16 and ASCA | Active Sky | Active Sky Next | XPAX Support Forum
    • The VOXATC Support Forum
    • The MILVIZ Support Forum
    • The Level D 767 | Wilco PIC 767 Forum
  • Freeware Support Forums
    • General Freeware Discussions
    • Radar Contact Support Forum
    • Little Navmap | Little Navconnect | Little Logbook Support Forum
    • The VATSIM | vPilot | FSInn Unofficial Support Forum
    • The Sweet FX Support Forum
    • The TinMouse Support Forum
    • The TileProxy Project Forum
    • LINDA
    • Mario Noriega Designs
    • SimLauncherX
    • FreeMeshX Global Support Forum
    • FSLaunchPad
    • PSXseeconTraffic for FSX | P3D
    • Terminal Procedures Forum
    • The Focus on Freeware Forum
    • The FS9 Evolution Forum
    • Helicopter and Rotor Head Forum
  • Virtual Airlines News and Discussion
    • VA News and Announcements
    • VA World!
  • Other Civil Aviation Simulators
    • Terminal Reality's FLY Series
    • Digital Combat Simulators (DCS) Forums
    • The AeroFly Simulator
    • The Outerra 3D Planetary Engine
    • The Flight Unlimited Series
    • The FlightGear Forum
    • Other Flight Simulation Software
  • International Language Forums
    • Deutsches Forum fuer die Flusi Gemeinde
    • Türkler için Flight Sim forumu
    • Forum de la Communauté francophone de Simulateur de vol
    • Foro de vuelo virtual en español
    • Forum della Comunità Italiana di Flight Sim
    • O fórum em português
  • Other Forums
    • The Phoenix Software Production (PSS)
    • The ProPilot Forum
    • The Flight School Hangar
    • The Captain Sim Support Forum
    • Ready for Pushback Forum
    • 777 Studios!
    • So You have Solo'd
    • Mountain Flying
    • Preflights
    • Weather - Understanding It and Safe Flight
    • Float Plane Flying
    • Home Cockpit Builders
    • Icarus Development Forum
    • The Wilco Publishing and FeelThere Support Forum
    • Russian Flight Simulation and Aviation
    • VictoriaPlus [Canada] Scenery Forum
    • The SkyPilot FSXAssist | P3DAssist Support Forum
    • Jane Rachel Whittaker - Blue Sock Studios Support Forum


  • Articles
  • AVSIM News
  • File Library News
  • AVSIM Reviews
    • Hardware
    • Aircraft
    • Scenery
  • Product Announcements & Press Releases
  • What's New @ AVSIM
  • Interviews
  • AVSIM Editorials
  • Guest Editorials
  • Obituaries


  • Tom Allensworth's Blog
  • Gaiiden's Scroll
  • Brandon's Box
  • Jess B's X-plane blog thingy
  • Tom_Test's Blog
  • Alpha Floor's Logbook
  • GolfPilot
  • adi518's Blog
  • Chase's Blog
  • The Big Tour
  • Tales of a Wannabe Pilot
  • Farmer Looking Skyward

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







About Me

About Me

Found 25 results

  1. BigDawg

    Auto Pilot over TCP/IP

    Ok so I have a rather complex flightsim setup. I'm using Steam streaming to run P3D/X-Plane. It works quite well given the speed of the internet connection. I've set it up to run outside of my LAN, so pretty much anywhere with decent WiFi. I'm doing this via ZeroTier (software defined networking) which uses a VPN to trick all the connected devices to think their all on the same network regardless of physical location. I've got several EFB software packages and Google Earth running on networked machines all being fed live positional data via GpsGate which works great. FSUIPC is the keystone piece to make this GPS work smoothly. The problem I'm having is getting my Android application FSRadioPanel to connect to the host using this setup. I tried port forwarding 9696, and no luck. I use this app for autopilot and changing NAV/COMMS. Is there a similar program available that I can test to see if it works in this environment? I'm going for a UAV cockpit design and functionality for this setup. Thanks for your input.
  2. I would really like to buy the Mindstar GNS 530/430 and also will buy it. It looks very good. However, I would like to have a review or something like that of it. There is virtually nothing on the internet like a review or video, so I hoped someone in this forum has purchased it and can tell me their experience with it. - Has it affected your Frame-Rate? - Do you have some pictures of it? Maybe even in an A2A-Product? - Do you know any videos, showcasing the unit? - How do you like it in general? - Something general about the GNS 530: Is it nice to fly with? I'd like to fly IFR in my A2A Cessna 182. Can I somehow get RealNav-Data for less than 40$? I don't need a one year subscription. I only need a more or less new AIRAC version. Or is paying the cheapest plan for 40$ the only and cheapest way? Thanks a lot!
  3. Hello, I actually wanted to buy the Mindstar GNS530/430. However, I realized I will buy a new, fast computer in a few months. I just wanted the Mindstar because it's very lightweight. But when I buy my new PC, I can also use heavier things. So why should I now buy a lightweight, old GNS 530 without "Bells ans Whistles", when I can have an awesome touchscreen GPS for the same. But there is still some time between now and the purchase of my new computer. And I finally want to get a new GPS to fly IFR. The minimum requirements of the Flight1 GTN 750 say: CPU: Intel core i5/i7 quad-core or equivalent RAM: 8GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 500 series or equivalent with at least 1GB memory OS: 64 bit Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP My current system looks like that: CPU: 2.1 GhZ Intel Duo Core RAM: 4GB GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4500 with 512 MB memory OS: 64 Bit Windows 10 SIM: FSX: Steam Edition Is there any chance my sim will run with FPS other than 5 FPS? At the moment I am used to around 16 Frames per second. In flight sim this looks so smooth. So: Does it need lots of resources what maked the whole computer laggy? I just would like to bridge the gap between now and my pc purchase. Thanks!
  4. Hi, i am working with HID Macros to setup my second keyboard to control directly my gps garmin 530 and autopilot, but i'm having a hard time finding the SimConnect event id. I've search in the list of Event ID on microsoft website but for a couple of them I can't find anything that work. Is there a way to use a software to monitor Event ID in FSX that I can click on the different button and knob, so it show up in the log of that software. After that it's easy to add them to HID Macros with the ID. I am working with the Carenado PC-12 The list of what I can't associate with a simConnect event: GPS Garmin 530 left knob incr freq: ±1MHz and ±.5/±.25MHz and "PUSH C/V" ".C" PWR VOL push SQ AutoPilot: "TEST" button "IAS" speed hold button "HALF BANK" button Mode control: "PULL VS" ____________button __ to show selected altitude/vertical speed ____________knob ___this is use to increase/decrease Vertical speed or altitute of the autopilot "ENG" VS (Altitude selector VS (on/off)) "ARM" ALT (Altitude selector ARM (on/off))
  5. Hi all I have an Emuteq GNS 530 ready to use for my GPS screen. I am having trouble extending my dispaly to this in Windows 7 with my Geforce 210. I have changed the resolution to 640x480 but no matter what refresh rate I choose (from 59Hz to 120Hz) I cannot get a stable image. Any ideas would be much appreciated! I have emailed support but no answer thus far Chris
  6. Installed dual rxp 530w gps with unlimited pack. Crossfilled. Cannot tune the #2 vor separate from #1 vor. They are linked to the EHSI only. Also when I use the small nav knob of the # 2 gps it tunes the com freq. I can only change the nav freq using the nearest vor selection. This only relates to the #2 gps.
  7. I have relocated this post to the "HARDWARE CONTROLLERS, JOYSTICKS, ...." forum. (I don't know how to delete this original post) Sorry for the confusion. I have a "Desktop Aviator model 2450B" gps unit (with the vga screen) that I'm contemplating including in a new cockpit build. I haven't installed the unit before, and have a few questions, should anyone here be familiar with these units: (1) Sim compatibility: I understand they are compatible with FSX. I would like to know if they work with FSX Steam and/or Prepar3d? (2) Reliability: Before I make up a place for it in the cockpit, I'd like to know whether these units reliably install and operate? I ask because I see the manufacturer no longer offers these units. Any advice is appreciated, Many thanks, Brian Vancouver, BC
  8. Good day, I'm practicing the GNSS approach, and I noticed that if I perform a GNSS approach in LNAV/VNAV, I don't get the distance to the Mapt in the upper left side of the PDF. I do get it if I perform the same approach in IAN. By the way, in IAN approach, the distance is given with a single digit. Should not there be a double digit precision, like 6,3 NM ? Here I just get 6NM, sound a bit weird, I will double check in the real plane tomorrow. Thanks a lot for your assistance and congratulation for this great sim. If you could just update the FMC to version 11, it would be awesome Florent
  9. Has somebody encounterd the next problem; if I sit on the beginning of the RWY then the GPS shows like I'm at the end, if I move the plane in slew a little to the left then the GPS jumps the RWY at a 90 degree angle from the plane and puts the plane on the left side of the RWY, if I slew a little to the right then the opposite happens and if I move a little backward then the GPS moves the plane to the end if the RWY, tried a repair with the DVD's but nothing and on the net nothing either, ILS landings aren't possible anymore since the ILS doesn't find the airport anymore which jumps all over the place on approach, bad thing about this is that default as well as add on payware aircraft use the default GPS , help please Herman
  10. Anyone successfully retrofitted a GPS such as the Garmin 530 to the Q400? If so can you share Panel & Aircraft.cfg code? Thanks Sp.
  11. I have been struggling to find information in the FCOM, FCTM and in the forums that fully address the capabilities and limitation of the RNAV approach functions in the 777. I have no problem flying CAT III ILS Autoland approaches but I want to know if the autpilot will also fly an RNAV GPS approach and to what minimums, is it possible to fly an Autoland RNAV apporach, is this even possible or make sense? Also I would like to make sure I understand the requirements, in terms of cockpit setup, to complete say an RNAV GPS apporach to LPV mins. For example the RNAV (GPS) Y RWY1C to LPV mins into KIAD. Thanks for any help or references.
  12. I trying to add custom waypoint to FSX/P3D database so we can use in the default GPS and also been able to create a flight plan with them. I have to use the vor because in Italy the vfr point name are much more longer then 5 character and I still have the problem with the ident in 5 character. I am wondering, if it is possible to create custom waypoint with other method but been able to create flightplan. Is it possible to change color of the vor icon or other navaid in the night version as the blu is not so clear on the map. Is the map inside of the gps a bitmap in the gauges or is coming from the 3d mesh of fsx? Thank' s for any input <Vor dme="TRUE" dmeOnly="TRUE" lat="45.7200001180172" lon="7.27000012993813" alt="1.0M" type="HIGH" frequency="108.000" range="12345.0M" magvar="0" region="LI" ident="MWW1" name="AOSTA WEST"> <!-- VFR reporting point --> <Dme lat="0" lon="0" alt="0.0M" range="12345.0M"/> </Vor>
  13. FrankR409

    Good Video on GPS Navigation

    I was hoping to get direction on finding a good tutorial on Nav systems like the GNS 530 for FSX. Video, or written either so long as I can follow along. ​I get the basic idea of how to manage the GNS530 but I imagine there is so much I am missing.
  14. Just recently started having a problem with the pop-up window of the RXP GNS 430/530. For some reason, it's completely blank/see through when using the pop-up window. Also, the RXP mounted in the panel is black and won't turn on. I don't believe this is an RXP problem because it happens with the SimFlyer KLN 94 pop-up as well that I've installed in some aircraft. And when using any Carenado airplanes that use the G500, the PFD softkeys are unresponsive. It was working fine a few weeks ago and I've installed a number of add-on's since so it's not easy figuring out what caused it. Is there a known issue with pop-ups that I don't know about and how can I fix this?
  15. First off, even though I'm writing about my experience of the Carenado C208 Grand Caravan EX, I'm posting this here because I suspect it applies to all (payware?) aircraft using this form of the glass cockpit, not just Carenado's offering. (Feel free to move it if you think it only applies to the Carenado aircraft, or if it better belongs in some other forum.) I have my first payware GA aircraft with an implementation of the G1000, in this case combined with the GMC710 autopilot. In flying from one location to another, I'm able to put myself on a pre-created flightplan using NAV on the autopilot using GPS mode. I'm also able to use the PROC key to set up and activate an approach to the destination airport (in this case, a GPS approach, since the runway I'm using doesn't have ILS). The aircraft is flying that approach laterally just fine. Do I need to also invoke APR mode on the autopilot? If so, what is supposed to happen? I ask this because, in my experience, I get "LOC" annunciated in white on the PFD, but it never turns green (not surprising, since -- as I already pointed out -- there is no ILS on this runway). But the aircraft will generally, a couple of miles out on what I seem to have established as a glideslope based on the PAPI lights, suddenly start climbing steeply (no, ALT HOLD mode isn't on; it got switched off when APR was invoked, and, besides, I dialed the altitude down to field level as a precaution), occasionally stalling due to airspeed drop in the process, and I have no choice but to switch off the autopilot and wrestle the aircraft down to the ground in what has suddenly become a short-field landing more appropriate to bush flying. Does this mean that, when I'm doing a GPS (i.e. non-ILS) approach with the G1000/GMC710, I shouldn't invoke APR mode, and that the latter should only be done with ILS approaches? If that's the case, what is the proper procedure for carrying out a GPS approach with the G1000 combo? If, on the other hand, I should invoke APR mode on the GMC710, what is supposed to happen? Unfortunately, the Carenado documentation is basically just a "guide to all the buttons and menus" that doesn't given the big picture, and everything else I've searched on the web seems to leave out that information.
  16. damosse

    No GPS Position

    Dear all, I purchased the GTN 750 for Xplane today and everytime I try to use it, the COM panel is red and message "No GPS Position" appear on the map. I already tried to reinstall the GTN I already tried to reinstall PC Trainer I use X-plane 11 64bits (latest update) Same problem in all airports Same problem in all aircrafts I can move the map and use all menus Failures are disabled on X-plane Content of my file rxpGTN.xpl.log : 17/03/02 10:00:35.411 10044 - ] # win.xpl version Content of my file rxpGtnSim.dll.log : 17/03/02 10:00:37.650 10044 - ] # rxpGtnSim64.dll version Screenshot in attachment. Regards.
  17. Please forgive me if this has been covered before but it hasn't showed up in my results. I just got back to FSX and learned to navigate by VOR and program the autopilot but it doesn't work quite how I want. I key in the ILS frequency of the destination runway into the gps, switch to GPS from NAV, take-off, switch on autopilot (altitude, VOR hold, airspeed etc) and I can see the aircraft becomes aligned with the runway on my flight instruments yet when I get closer to the destination airport the runway is skewed and positioned perpendicular with the aircraft... I thought that if the aircraft shows aligned with the runway on my instruments it should also be aligned with the actual runway. Am I forgetting something? This is on a boeing 737 aircraft Thanks!
  18. I have a "Desktop Aviator model 2450B" gps unit (with the vga screen) that I'm contemplating including in a new cockpit build. I haven't installed the unit before, and have a few questions, should anyone here be familiar with these units: (1) Sim compatibility: I understand they are compatible with FSX. I would like to know if they work with FSX Steam and/or Prepar3d? (2) Reliability: Before I make up a place for it in the cockpit, I'd like to know whether these units reliably install and operate? I ask because I see the manufacturer no longer offers these units. Any advice is appreciated, Many thanks, Brian Vancouver, BC
  19. Hi. Is there an option to create flight plans with an external program (FScommander etc.) and save them in what ever format MFD GPS needs, so they can then be loaded from the GPS. Were are the flight plans saved and in what format? Also is there going to be SID STAR updates coming? gps autopilot? Thanks BJR
  20. Hi guys, i've searched all over the internet for this problem and tried many solutions that i saw but unfortunately none of them worked, and nobody seems to have the EXACTLY same problem. I have the RXP430/530 installed on my pc. It works on any plane that i tried if i install using the GNS WAAS FSX CONFIG, even in the C90. But i really wanted to add the GPS to the panel, and whenever i run the CAR400.exe or RXP430.exe files, the installation occurs normally, but when i select the plane in FSX it crash to desktop immediately, seems like some problem loading the panel files i believe, but i don't know what to do, i already deleted the famous "nonvol" files but it didn't help very much. If someone could help me i'd appreciate a lot. Regards
  21. Hello gentlemen, I think this question is bugging me for quite some time and now I will ask it here as I am sure some people will be able to give me a good answer. When I am looking at a lot of airports these days I find something like this list when it comes to selecting an approach: Note this is taken from SFO for runway 28R: a) ILS OR LOC RWY 28R b ILS RWY 28R (SA CAT I) c) ILS RWY 28R (CAT II - III) d) RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 28R e) RNAV (GPS) X RWY 28R f) RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 28R g) LDA/DME RWY 28R h) LDA PRM RWY 28R i) RNAV (GPS) PRM X RWY 28R j) QUIET BRIDGE VISUAL RWY 28L/R k) TIPP TOE VISUAL RWY 28L/R From what I understand, in the real world for normal commercial operations (a) Radar required, is the most common approach used in the real world, when the weather is fine (b,© Radar required and other requirements, is used when visibility forces us to use them (d) Authorization required, RF, GPS, Radar required. Why do you need an authorization for this? Why wouldn't all airlines use this procedure on a day with fine weather instead of (a) (e) Radar required, DA is 1140 ft, ok (a) has a lot lower minimums, but with nice weather why wouldn't I use this one instead of (a)? (f) Radar required, DA is 287 ft for LPV, and 641 ft for LNAV/VNAV, 760 ft for LNAV. Could somebody explain what LPV is? (g) Radar and DME required, this is a special localizer-based instrument approach, why does an airport with ILS do need this at all? (h) Radar, DME and dual VHF comm required, again a special localizer-based app, I guess this is all about seperation and movements per hour (i) Radar and dual VHF comm required, why do I need this when I have (g) and (h), just in case LDA is unavailable? (j),(k) ok, this would be a choice when weather is fine and I should take care of my seperation myself My question is: In normal operations, nice weather conditions, is it like airlines use (e), (f), (d) or (i) instead of ILS-based approaches? One small question regarding the naming, what is the difference between a RNAV RNP (d) and RNAV GPS (e) approach? Thanks for your help. Best regards, Martin Schiewe
  22. jwin122

    No GPS

    For some reason, my GPS is non-existent in my aircraft. I've tried reinstallation to no avail. It's just a black screen and won't turn on. When I activate the 2D panel, it's just a black box. Anyone else have this issue?
  23. Is it possible to make read Garmin trainer software (G1000 or GNS 430) navigation data from XP11 ? I don't want to buy stuff like RealityXP to make it fit into a cockpit, because I already have G1000 sim (from link above) installed on my laptop. thanks.
  24. Hello guys! I know that the pmdg 747 has the fmc... But i need someones help to add the default gps to the pmdg aircraft... Any help is much appreciated!! <3
  25. Hi guys, I need to get to the bottom of some issues that I've immediately experienced in both the provided configs that come default with the installation of the 430-530 as well one I have been designing on my own over the past few weeks. I'm using Prepar3D v3.3.5 in Windows 10. This is all installed on a reformatted PC so everything has been a fresh install over the past two months. I have the gauges working now but am trying to overcome some extended issues. I first built a custom 2D panel set on my own which contains 5 instances of the GNS530 only. The gauge is located on the following; 1-VFR panel, 2-IFRv1 panel, x-IFRv2 panel (not on this one), 3-CoPilot panel, 4-RadioStack panel 5-PopUp panel. Yes, I know it may be a little extreme but I'm trying to cover several options between single monitor sim use and cockpit building use. And if I need to break this panel down into two separate panels instead I can do that too. For example; using the VFR panel with the radio stack or using IFRv2 panel with the radio stack undocked or use the IFRv2 the copilot panel undocked which has the radio stack built in (and so you then don't use the radio stack popup). A planned 6th instance was going to be for the virtual cockpit but seeing that there is no other model provided that could accommodate a single GNS530 I immediately deduced that this isn't possible so only 2D it shall be. I'm pretty sure I've set everything up properly as far as window positions, zorder, and especially the unit:instance:ident values as I can see the gauges, can turn them on, and when one turns on the rest turn on etc. I am however having a problem with the old C172 Nav / GPS switch. It works once and then just stays locked on GPS and cannot be toggled back at all. This immediately creates a condition of not being able to use the autopilot properly or perhaps only being able to use it with the GPS. At first I figured this was a possible issue with either my autopilot and radio setting in the Aircraft config or was the old FSX Cessna gauges (Cessna NAV/GPS annunciator as well as the NAV/GPS switch) But....BUT.... a big red flag for me was when I looked into several of the included panel config files that Mindstar has tweaked for the C172 and I see that these same two gauges in particular are masked out so that they are not used. Oddly though it was retained in the VC, but not anywhere else on the panel. I think one of the panel sets still has it on one window, but that one to me looks much more like it was overlooked and that it too was really supposed to be erased or blocked as most all of them have the // masking to hide these two gauges. What's most disconcerting however is that I also see there are no included replacements in the configs for the nav-gps switch nor are any included with the gauge purchase. Now, don't get me wrong, I do enjoy hand flying small aircraft and realize from a training perspective that is what is done most often but in doing IFR work, various commercial practice, and long cross country flights I would greatly appreciate having a functional autopilot replete with a functional NAV/GPS switch. I think most flight simmers would agree that this is a very basic necessity we've all been accustomed to for a very long time. So either I'm missing something here or is this package is purposefully sold (*and not advertised*) as being autopilot incompatible? I seriously hope this is not the case and that I've just overlooked something simple. Ideally I wanted to install a UHF1 - GPS - UHF2 gauge that allows you to also operate a Nav 2 with glideslope. I think learning how to bounce off two VORs with the autopilot is an equally good training experience as hand flying between two are, especially if you are a more advanced pilot. I also have several larger aircraft I would like to install the GPS430/530 into such as a few business jets as well as a King Air, a Metroliner, and maybe a DC-3, etc. In short, having autopilot control and the ability to switch between NAV-GPS mode in larger aircraft is obviously crucial. Lastly, another immediate issue I noticed is that the two knob zones for radio tuning seem too small and narrow for touchscreen use and I was really hoping to try this out with a touchscreen, particularly an iPad mini because its screen is the exact size of a Garmin 530. I don't want to use my mouse and keyboard and I also don't want to have to invest into a hardware unit as I really like to keep everything virtual. Thanks for the help.