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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:48 pm

in a glass cockpit or one that has been converted, sure... otherwise, i view it as a tablet and put it away when i don't need to be looking at it... that's what i'm saying... just like when i use my tablet for GPS in my car, it stays down out of the way until i need to look at it... then i pick it up, look and put it away...
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Robertfm » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:03 pm

I would agree were it not for the problem I highlighted a while back that you can only open and close either once each flight. Apparently if I recall by design. Again not a lot of good. Don't get me wrong clearly a lot of work has gone into it but I suspect it is underused for this reason.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby stuart » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:56 pm

Hi Robertfm,

Both those issues have been fixed in "next" - you should be able to open and close it multiple times per flight and also resize it.

However, do bear in mind that the FG1000 isn't a tablet-based GPS, but a piece of the cockpit.

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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby barta » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:15 am

Well, in the case of the GNS530, it's more a GPS on steroids than a glass cockpit instrument.

It DOES replace the com1 and nav1 radio, but that's it. It's not meant to be a PFD, you need to use the regular instruments to fly the plane.

However, it's VERY useful for pre-flight planning and setup : You can set the radios directly from the Airport Information page (just select the frequency and press ENT key! It will show in the standby freq), same for setting a VOR or a NDB, create a DirectTo route, or manage a flightplan.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Johan G » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:15 pm

Some posts were split off to the new topic next and FlightGear release dates.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby WoodSTokk » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:27 am

The radios are working of there is no power.
I think you need a filter to set 'serviceable' to 'false' at power lost, too less current, circuit-breaker pulled or tripped.
Otherwise you can tune in ATIS and set the aircraft cold&dark, you will hear the ATIS.

EDIT: i think thats the problem also reported here: https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=37727
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby D-ECHO » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:44 am

Thank you, done.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Robertfm » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:46 am

What exactly have you done to correct this. Is there another feature to look for on start up.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby D-ECHO » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:51 am

I have added a simple switch (not 3d switch, an internal logic) that sets instrumentation/[comm/nav 0/1]/serviceable according to the corresponding voltages (limit is 9 volts atm)
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Robertfm » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:04 pm

So I don't have to do anything new.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby D-ECHO » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:06 pm

Yup, you don't need to do anything extra.

[EDIT: Over-clarification ;) ]
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Robertfm » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:08 pm

Is that Yup I do or no I don't. Just want to be sure.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby WoodSTokk » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:28 pm

Nothing changing for the pilot.
Its a internal logic so that the radios are not working if they loss power.
That means, if the radios are off or havn't power, you should not hear ATIS anymore.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Robertfm » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:06 pm

As always WoodSToKK thanks for the clarity.
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Re: Piper PA28 Warrior II

Postby Robertfm » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:11 pm

Changing to topic slightly. Is there any intention to activate the Altitude Preselect on the Garmin G5. Seems to be the only function that isn't currently working.
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