Cockpit

* User Profile

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Who's Online

  • *Users: 1
  • *Guests: 43
  • *Total: 44

Our Discord

Author Topic: LUA and Sim Innovations  (Read 1153 times)

Offline RayS

  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 817
  • Private Pilot, Sim Enthusiast
    • Anthony Scott Photography
  • First Name: Ray Sotkiewicz
  • Home Location: Seattle, WA
LUA and Sim Innovations
« on: November 23, 2015, 01:34:26 PM »
I've been working with the Avidyne EX5000 gauge from Sim Innovations and I have to say, that if you need a gauge, gauges, or gauge suite this is the way to go.

Even if you don't see the gauge you need, or the gauge you need is listed as a 'proof of concept' on the website, I'd still entertain using Sim Innovations.

I didn't know a thing about LUA (and have never really heard of it until last week) but after going through the Avidyne code and adding some features to it, I'm becoming more comfortable with using it. And if a gauge needs tweaking, it's fairly simple to do so.

Case in point: The SI Avidyne gauge was hard-coded to a window size of 1000 x 740. I needed to set the window size to 1024x768. I thought it was a simple task but with EVERYTHING hard-coded, all the elements were off, so I added scaling code to each element and it all works now.

Next is to fix the compass section in the lower window and add NAV1/2 capabilities.

For me it would be difficult but... I can steal LUA code from another SI guage (The Beech 1900 6-pack specifically written for the Carenado Beech 1900) and plug the code into the Avidyne.
 
There's a tremendous amount of customization available and a lot of gauge choices.. I've researched a lot of different offerings, and none offer the flexibility of SI.

While there's no Avidyne MFD available, programming one should be straightforward because SI offers 'Map' functions, which include various maps from Streetview.com with NAVAID overlays.

My apologies if this seemed more like a commercial for SI. I usually don't do this but at a price point below $30 US, you can't go wrong.
https://www.siminnovations.com/software/air-manager/instruments
 

Ray Sotkiewicz

Offline iwik

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 368
  • GA Jockey
  • First Name: Les
  • Home Location: Christchurch New Zealand
Re: LUA and Sim Innovations
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 06:15:33 PM »
Thanks Ray,
Have been wanting a gauge suite but what I had read seemed iffy.
Think I will invest in this.
les

Offline RayS

  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 817
  • Private Pilot, Sim Enthusiast
    • Anthony Scott Photography
  • First Name: Ray Sotkiewicz
  • Home Location: Seattle, WA
Re: LUA and Sim Innovations
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 01:15:10 AM »
Holy Crap!

I've been adding to the "Proof of Concept" Avidyne gauge and it took me a whole 10 minutes to add flight director bars! (Luckily, no soldering was involved...)

https://www.siminnovations.com/software/air-manager/instruments

SimInnovations... gotta do it! :-)

It took me longer to create the FD png image files than to program them...

Next up is the lower NAV window...

« Last Edit: November 25, 2015, 01:19:59 AM by RayS »
Ray Sotkiewicz

 

Recent Posts

For Sale: Dual Linked Rudder Pedals RSP
by Philip
[July 17, 2019, 06:47:22 PM]
737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
by kurt-olsson
[July 17, 2019, 02:55:53 PM]
Boeing 737 Dual Linked Yokes
by tennyson
[July 16, 2019, 08:59:28 PM]
Flyengravity desktop MIP (SOLD)
by patiju
[July 16, 2019, 02:01:48 PM]
Flight deck solutions FDS-B737NG-PRO-MX- rudder pedal
by Mach7
[July 16, 2019, 04:52:26 AM]
Korry 318 gets hot.
by Joe Lavery
[July 16, 2019, 03:49:14 AM]
What have you done for your simulator today?
by blueskydriver
[July 14, 2019, 10:25:43 AM]
Where to find or how to make this switch guard?
by blueskydriver
[July 13, 2019, 03:46:30 AM]
NIB 747-400 ThrottleTek + FDS CDUs x2 [SOLD]
by blueskydriver
[July 12, 2019, 10:53:12 PM]
FDS 5V IBL Dimmer and Expansion Board / Pokeys 57E (SOLD)
by fsaviator
[July 10, 2019, 08:35:14 PM]
PM MCP.ini Question...
by ScottThePilot
[July 10, 2019, 12:56:38 PM]
Stab Trim Indicator...
by ScottThePilot
[July 09, 2019, 12:56:42 PM]
Teensy LC Throttle Quadrant
by kurt-olsson
[July 08, 2019, 08:09:41 AM]
Multiple Teensys, sketch upload question
by kurt-olsson
[July 08, 2019, 08:05:27 AM]
Anders Simparts - Summer info
by archen
[July 07, 2019, 03:30:31 AM]
Group buy - Oshino OL-2405BP lamps - interested?
by kattz
[July 03, 2019, 09:26:22 PM]
Prosim737 Ver 2 license for sale
by ifeliciano
[July 02, 2019, 09:58:37 AM]
Anyone have this connector and possibly a clamp as well for the yoke?
by mickc
[July 01, 2019, 08:01:04 PM]
Happy Canada Day
by jackpilot
[July 01, 2019, 10:09:40 AM]
MH 370 Article
by FredK
[June 30, 2019, 07:28:41 PM]
Calling any B747 mechs... please help
by kattz
[June 30, 2019, 06:08:50 PM]
International shipping?
by jackpilot
[June 27, 2019, 08:29:07 AM]
Flooring Installed!
by jackpilot
[June 25, 2019, 05:49:57 PM]
How much room between center pedestal and seat?
by jackpilot
[June 25, 2019, 08:19:42 AM]
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator - new at E3 2019
by blueskydriver
[June 24, 2019, 02:29:16 PM]
How to install DZUS fasteners?
by Buster99
[June 22, 2019, 04:12:34 PM]
Desert Air Spares - Trustworthy?
by kattz
[June 22, 2019, 12:40:51 PM]
Wanted - 737 Audio Panels - OEM
by jackpilot
[June 20, 2019, 12:26:51 PM]
Throttletek 737 Throttle For Sale
by kevinsayre
[June 19, 2019, 03:57:33 PM]
For sale - rudder pedals and linkages - SOLD - thanks, Craig!
by Caflyt
[June 19, 2019, 07:49:14 AM]