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GoFlight 46

XGoFlight 2.3 release adds GF-46 support, fixes EFIS switch reversal

Just moments ago, I made XGoFlight 2.3 available for download.  The primary focus for this release was adding support for the GF-46 module.  I also fixed the EFIS switch reversal that several people kindly reported.  Another change, which has the potential to affect users, involved the renaming of the XGoFlight plugin directory.  The plugin directory has been renamed from Xgoflight to XGoFlight.  Lastly, I made a few internal improvements from logging to abstraction, which should make troubleshooting a little easier and save users a tiny bit of memory.

To learn how to configure the GF-46, please visit the Usage section of the plugin documentation.  Also, if you happen to come across any new bugs, please feel free to report them on the Troubleshooting page.

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XGoFlight 2.3.2 maintenance release available

As of this evening, another maintenance release of XGoFlight has been made available.  If you are one of the individuals having issues with the EFIS map mode knob, the XGoFlight 2.3.2 update is for you.  Based on the feedback I’ve received, I’m hoping this will fix the map mode issue once and for all.  If you don’t own the EFIS module or are not having issues, you can safely skip this release.

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GoFlight EFIS

GoFlight EFIS supported in XGoFlight 2.2

As of XGoFlight 2.2, the GoFlight EFIS module is fully supported.  Like the MCPPRO, the EFIS module uses profiles configured at the code level.  Currently, there are two profiles available—default and vmax_777.  The default profile works for almost all freeware and payware aircraft.  The only outlier found was the Boeing 777 Worldliner by VMAX.  If other outliers are found, please feel free to make a feature request by posting a comment on the XGoFlight page.

This release also adds the “increment” parameter for integer datarefs to P8/RP48/WP6 events.  The behavior of the “min” and “max” parameters was also changed.  If “min” and “max” are equal, the button will no longer act as a toggle.  This allows a very specific use case, as detailed below.

Today, a user asked how to configure the fuel selector for a general aviation aircraft.  In the native Cessna 172SP, there are four settings for the fuel selector—off, left, all, right.  Prior to XGoFlight 2.2, making “min” and “max” equal prevented the button from working at all.  Now, users can configure four distinct buttons for the four fuel selector positions without any unanticipated side effects. Continue reading

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XGoFlight 3.0 progress report

As many of you know, I have been working hard to add GF-166 module support to XGoFlight.  GF-166 support will be added as part of the XGoFlight 3.0 release.  In addition to GF-166 support, I am also planning on changing the EFIS configuration from being aircraft-based to dataref-based like the other modules.  Lastly, I am working on squeezing out some extra performance for users with many modules.  If you have any requests for the 3.0 release, please make them known by adding a comment to this thread.

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XGoFlight 2.3.1 maintenance release available

Moments ago, I posted the XGoFlight 2.3.1 maintenance release.  This minor release includes two bug fixes and a new GF-46 feature.  In XGoFlight 2.3.1, barometric pressure is available for the GF-46 module using the barometer function.

The first bug fix corrects a change implemented in 2.3, which caused problems with the button toggle for float-based datarefs.  For example, when a simple float-based dataref was used on the RP48, P8, or WP6 modules, the associated button could be turned on but not off.  I found this out the hard way, after getting setup for a leg with FlyJSim’s 727.

Lastly, a few of you contacted me about problems with the EFIS map mode switch.  Over the past few weeks, it has become apparent that there may be slight differences between the various EFIS firmwares.  The 2.3.1 release includes a potential fix for the nonfunctional map mode knob.  If you are experiencing this issue, please see the Usage page for information on how to configure the version parameter.  Also, because I do not own any modules with the alternate firmware, I cannot test the provided solution.  As a result, any feedback (positive or negative) would be greatly appreciated.

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