Post by BW901 (The Management) on Jun 26, 2020 10:02:52 GMT
Continuing with the classic Boeing theme here's a demo for the Captain's instruments for FlyJSim's 727 for X-Plane 11. The zip file contains instrument files (in Air Manager's proprietary format) and a panel configuration file. Most instruments have limited functionality, but the panel is flyable and is designed to let you see if it does what you want/expect and to confirm that it works on your computer system before you do buy. At this stage, ahead of release and pricing we'd welcome any feedback from Air Manager users.
The Readme file providing further information is available as a pdf. Readme727.pdf
Just a reminder that: 1. You need to be running X-Plane 11 2. You need to own a copy of FlyJSim's 727 Professional version 3. 3. You need to own and have Air Manager 3.7 installed and linked to X-Plane. Either a 2nd monitor on your X-Plane machine or a network setup is required.
The software is designed to be modular. You can start with a second monitor to your existing X-Plane set-up running with your existing joystick or yoke and pedals, or build a full flat screen cockpit with multiple monitors.
I've tried to setup the panel using the instructions in Readme727.pdf but I'm unable to complete setup after importing the instruments into Air Manager. Would you be able to provide additional step-by-step setup instructions?
For example - import the background image, import instruments, etc.
Post by BW901 (The Management) on Jul 12, 2020 15:51:17 GMT
Thanks for joining the forum, good to see you here. If you managed to import the instruments then hopefully you should have the panel also, the imported panels (at least for me) show in a different location within Air Manager, not under the Panels tab which is a bit confusing. However this opens up a lot more possibilities than for the basic Panels, because you can apply a lua script to the panel itself. That will allow instrument panel layout to be changed while Air Manager is running, or for example to show/hide engine instruments with a mouse click, so they are available when you want them.
So, for step 1 as written in the readme727.pdf extract the 2 siff files into a temporary folder on your PC. With Air Manager open, when you press the Import button Air Manager will open up a directory window so you can navigate to the temporary folder you set up (desktop is probably the easiest place to do it). I have only tried to import each file separately, so I don't know if selecting them both imports both - I must try that! That bit seems to have worked for you, at least partly, as you have imported the instruments OK.
To find the panel you need to change the selection highlighted as step 2 to "Panel". I think as default this shows "Instrument". You should then see the DEMO FJS727 listed. Select it and click the Run button in the top menu.
Please let me know if that works for you. If not then please import the B727_Captain_Demo_Panel,siff file again, and recheck. If it still doesn't work please let me know!
Thank you for highlighting this, my instructions were not complete. If I hear back from you that all is now OK I will change the readme files for the 727 and 737 so they correctly includes this additional information.
I was able to import the panel per instructions above. However, only one item can be imported at time.
Unusual thing is that under Flight Manager 3.7 Panel tab, DEMO FJS727 appears blank, without instruments.
The instruments, however are listed under the panel, and they are visible when panel is 'shown'
This is my first time importing panel this way. Is this behavior normal or due to the "Demo" nature? I would like to see the instruments, and have the option to modify the panel with additional avionics, such as radios.
I will check the panel in XP 11.50b14.
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2020 19:27:40 GMT by glidescope