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GPS Simulation? Garmin g1000, 480, etc

Postby itismike » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:06 pm

Either the search function is broken or there seems to be very little interest in this, but I've had two flight instructors ask me if I knew of a flight simulator that included a GPS interface like the Garmin 480 or g1000. Has this already been discussed as something to add to FG?
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Re: GPS Simulation? Garmin g1000, 480, etc

Postby Michat » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:56 pm

Hi. As far as I know f-jjth (clement) and PAF (La Patrouille de France) developed in Garmin 196. Low GPS series compared to those you mention.

The awesome job from PAF can be a first step to scale for higher series.

http://equipe-flightgear.forumactif.com ... eam-hangar

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Re: GPS Simulation? Garmin g1000, 480, etc

Postby Gijs » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:35 pm

We have a Garmin G1000, but I don't know how complete it is. You can read its original introduction in the October 2010 edition of our newsletter: http://wiki.flightgear.org/FlightGear_N ... instrument
The aircraft, the DA42, can be downloaded from the usual place: http://www.flightgear.org/download/airc ... ilterable/
Airports: EHAM, EHLE, KSFO
Aircraft: 747-400
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Re: GPS Simulation? Garmin g1000, 480, etc

Postby Hooray » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:08 pm

most of the existing GPS instruments (and moving map displays) predate the new "canvas" system which will significantly simplify the creation of such instruments. With FlightGear >= 2.10 it should be fairly straightforward to add complex avionics, including moving map displays to aircraft.
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Re: GPS Simulation? Garmin g1000, 480, etc

Postby itismike » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Thanks for the information everyone. I have not been following FG's growth very closely but if gaining traction among flight instructors is of interest then this seems like a good place to expand FG's userbase.
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Re: GPS Simulation? Garmin g1000, 480, etc

Postby Hooray » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:04 am

please consider filing a feature request for this: https://code.google.com/p/flightgear-bu ... %20request
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