Xplane 11 and flight Illusion Bendix king radio

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  • #2977
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    StephaneCornelis
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    Hi Basement Fly Guy,

     

    I do own the same FI radio than you but noticed few discrepancies between the actual functions on the radio and the result in the sim

    The transponder for instance: turning the knob to TST turns the transponder ON in xplane 11 (I fly the 172 with REP as well). Turning it to ON activates the ALT mode in the sim and finally turning it to ALT turns the TST mode in the sim.  When I push the ident button on my FI transponder it does not activate the ident function in the sim so what about in pilotedge if I need to ident?

    Do you have the same issue and if so how did you solve it?

    The same with the AP module for which the HDG, VS, APPROACH modes switches do not activate the same in the sim.

     

    Thanks for your help!

    Cheers

    Stephane

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    #2982
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    Same issue here, including the autopilot as well.

    Hopefully we will hear from basement flyer since Flight Illusion has not be helpful.

    Abe

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    #3002
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    Hi Abraham,

    BFG already answered me by email saying that he noticed the same but that it was not really an issue for him.  I went back today to Matthijs from Flight Illusion and I sent him my config file of the FI software that connects the gauges/radio to xplane.  Additionally, I did a summary of all the functions that do not work properly due to no communication between the gauges and the sim.  I also mentioned that you guys experience the same issue.

    He will run my config file in their sim lab to figure out the issue and hopefully find a solution or address the missing functions to be declared in their soft in order to establish the communication to/from the sim.

    I will keep you posted when I ll have good news…just stay tuned 😁. Personally I think it is not a waste of time since more and more sim builders are leaving FSX or P3D for X Plane 11 platform so they will have to follow the trend!

     

    Regards

    Stephane

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    #3003
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    Abraham
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    Stephane that’s awesome, thank you so much for the info and keeping me in mind if you hear anything from FI. Hope they get back to you!

     

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    #3004
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    Matthijs has already modified my config file at least for the missing function regarding the fuel gauge: So far I had to select the left fuel tank variabl in the flight Illusion software and assigned it to my right fuel tank gauge because the right fuel tank variable was not available in the list.  This is now created and I ll test this tomorrow.

    FYI below is the list I ve reported to Matthijs hoping I did not forget anything.  If you notice something that I missed, please let me know so that he can address it as well!

     

     

    No way to attribute the right tank level in the sim to the right tank gauge on the cessna engine cluster, therefore the right tank can only display the actual value in the left tank forcing to use the fuel selector sets on « both » at all time.
    AP bug of the gyro gauge does not fit the value of the sim and therefore cannot be used (e.g. setting 045° on the FI gauge, turns the AP bug in the sim to follow 020° for instance).
    RMI : ADF displays correctly the direction of NDBs set on the FI bendix king radio, but the RMI does not display the VOR even if set properly on the radio. Therefore the RMI can only be used for NDB for the moment. No interaction of the RMI VOR needle with the VOR from the sim.
    Regarding the FI bendix king radio :
    Audio panel : MKR and DME switches do not change the same function in the sim. If I want to turn OFF the Makers audio for instance, I have to manually click with the mouse on the « markers » button in the cockpit of Xplane 11 because my gauge does not influence it.
    Transponder : when FI transponder is set to TST, it turns it to « ON » in the sim —– When FI transponder is set to ON : It turns it to ALT in the sim —— When FI transponder is set to ALT it turns it to TST in the sim —– When I push the Ident button on my FI transponder, it does not activate the Ident function in the sim which is an issue in PilotEdge for example.
    Autopilot : HDG button is OK but since the AP bug of the FI gauge does not set the same heading as in the sim, it is not possible to use it properly without observing a heading offset. APR, REV, VS modes do not activate the corresponding functions in the sim.

     

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    #3005
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    Abraham
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    Same exact issues, thank you for letting them know, I email them as well with the same list. Matthijs said he will be doing more testing tomorrow and legt us know.

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    #3010
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    Stephane, sadly, looks like this issues will not able to be fixed, at least not anytime soon. I’ve been offered to return them and and refund by Flight Illusions, but I am not sure if I want to do that. I would be willing to hack the radios and see if I can get them to work with Pi or Arduino and Airmanager if I get a partial refund. Let me know what you are doing, curious to know.

    Thanks

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    #3011
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    Hi Abraham!

    It s a shame…I ll stick to the Bendix king set because those bug are just secondary functions so I live with it.  I ve asked Matthijs to at least solved the VOR function of my RMI, otherwise it makes no sense to have a RMI if it is just behaving like an ADF instrument!  They should claim on their website that xplane is only partially supported…😑.  Thanks for letting me know!

     

    Cheers

    Stephane

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