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    Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    I have been using FsPand for my backup gauges and a modified version of Gert's PFD/ND on another monitor. However, he never had the engine gauges for a fighter.

    So, I broke down and order all of the engine and fuel gauges for a twin engine fighter. I also ordered a Flaps gauge and a generic gauge, which I plan on making into a G-meter.

    I swallowed hard before pressing the "Buy" button. That is a lot of money for a hobby. Oh well,

    I will let you guys know how they work out when I get them working.
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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Hope your using Project Magenta, otherwise they won't work!

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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Nope, I use FSX and various aircraft. I saw nothing that siad I needed PM to get them to work?
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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Please accept my appologies, its only the overhead gauges that require PM.

    All the best

    Daveanne

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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Yes, I know. LOL You did scare the crap out of me. I emailed Mark of Flight Illusions. Here is his reply:

    Hi john,

    according to your order sheet, the gauges you purchased are standard hgauges
    that work with our software. The PMsystem program is only needed to drive
    OVH gauges from the B737.
    I'm not sure what you intend to do with the generic gauges, but if you are
    making electrical gauges or flap gauges or pressure gauges, then there
    should be no problem, as all these functions exist in Flight simulator and
    the values can be used to drive your own gauges.

    best regards



    Mark Verschaeren
    Sales & Marketing manager
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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Hi John,
    I hope you get everything working the way you need it to work. I was also hoping that you might have some imformation concerning a script for the flight Illusion flaps 1-40 flaps. I have it all hooked up. but I need the script. I hope you or someone can help me in this matter.

    Thanks,

    Capttlm

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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Quote Originally Posted by capttlm View Post
    Hi John,
    I hope you get everything working the way you need it to work. I was also hoping that you might have some imformation concerning a script for the flight Illusion flaps 1-40 flaps. I have it all hooked up. but I need the script. I hope you or someone can help me in this matter.

    Thanks,

    Capttlm
    I have not received them yet. I too ordered a flaps gauge. I read the downloadable manuals and it seems fairly simple to set one up. However, I haven't tried yet. Here is the link to the download page. I hope it helps.

    http://www.flightillusion.com/downloads.htm
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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    About half of my Flight Illusions gauges showed up a week ago. I am still waiting on four more gauges and two Collins radios. Emailing Mark from FI, it seems the radios are holding up the order.

    My first impression with the gauges is good. They seem well made and look good. I don't know if it is because they rushed part of the order out for me, after my complaining on the delivery time? But, they provided ribbon cable and cable connectors, rather than ready made cables and connectors. No big deal, except a couple of the cables I made didn't work and I had to buy some extra connectors from a local electronics supplier.

    I have them in the panel and did a test. Looks good. One thing I am impressed with is their program that allows you to set the gauge to any offset provided by FSUIPC. I bought a generic gauge and using a bmp from a G-Meter gauge from FSX, I printed out the faceplate for my G-Meter. Using their little configuration program I had my G-Meter working within 30 mins.

    Once all the gauges are in, I will write up a review of the entire experience.
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    Re: Just Ordered Flight Illusion Gauges

    Everything is in and mostly installed. I am waiting on the paint to dry on the radio mounting panel. Tested and calibrated them last night.

    I will soon be writing an official review for Mycockpit on the gauges.
    John

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