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by FlyerDavidUK
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Air Manager feedback & feature requests
Topic: Running_txt_add_ver
Replies: 0
Views: 702

Running_txt_add_ver

I've developed a generic Hobbs meter over the past few days which I'll upload for the community library. It works with X-plane which provides a Hobbs dataref unlike other simulators. In doing so, I discovered the running_txt primitive which I have to say is quite wonderful. As with many AM primitive...
by FlyerDavidUK
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: GTN750/650 Overlays
Replies: 22
Views: 3689

Re: GTN750/650 Overlays

I've just had another go using Lunapic. One of the panel background files I was using was not of the correct size. It looks like if the image has to be scaled it loses that transparency. Anyway, it works as it should now. This will make my life a whole lot simpler. New panel image here Lessons learn...
by FlyerDavidUK
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: GTN750/650 Overlays
Replies: 22
Views: 3689

Re: GTN750/650 Overlays

But why is the 'hole' white? :) Are you using a PNG image with transparency? I've attached this Dropbox link to the custom panel file earlier in this thread. I believe it does have transparency for the hole, but I can't find a reliable way to check this. I've generated files using GIMP, Skinman and...
by FlyerDavidUK
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: GTN750/650 Overlays
Replies: 22
Views: 3689

Re: GTN750/650 Overlays

I wish it were that simple. I hope it is.

Tried exactly as you suggested. Background color set to transparent but the "hole" still shows up as white instead of the blue behind on the desktop.

See screenshots of configuration options set and resulting display
by FlyerDavidUK
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: GTN750/650 Overlays
Replies: 22
Views: 3689

Re: GTN750/650 Overlays

I've spent quite a bit of time trying to get this to work, but to no avail. - Latest video drivers installed (NVIDIA 461.72) and Windows 10 updates - Single panel with Custom Panel image The image is located in a directory not related to any Air Manager instrument or panel - unlike instruments, the ...
by FlyerDavidUK
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: GTN750/650 Overlays
Replies: 22
Views: 3689

Re: GTN750/650 Overlays

I still have this exact problem. Workaround up to now has been to create 4 separate panels which are positioned around a hole in the middle of the screen for the RXP GTN650, plus a fifth panel that runs a single small overlay for the Knobster. It's quite a faff starting up and shutting down 5 panels...
by FlyerDavidUK
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Air Manager Help
Topic: X-plane slows but only half the AM panel stutters
Replies: 0
Views: 569

X-plane slows but only half the AM panel stutters

Using X-Plane 11.4 with AM 3.7 sometimes (after a while) the entire sim stutters with the AM panel instruments lagging behind by a second or more. The FPS display on AM shows one panel (left hand side) keeping up with the frame rate of 30fps while the right hand side slows down to as few as 6. Has a...
by FlyerDavidUK
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Air Manager Bug Reports
Topic: Active knob no longer highlighted in Yellow
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Active knob no longer highlighted in Yellow

PROBLEM NOW SOLVED I found that selected knobs on my touchscreen were no longer highlighted in Yellow/Orange for use with Knobster, but operation still seemed to work ok. The issue was that I had two copies of Air Manager running concurrently. Perhaps I should submit a request for Air Manager to che...
by FlyerDavidUK
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Instrument Help
Topic: RealityXP GTN650 Bezel Overlay
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: RealityXP GTN650 Bezel Overlay

Well I got this working today after all. Here is my thinking... Unlike the GNS430, the GTN is a touch screen device, so you can't overly it with an Air Manager panel - if you set the panel to click through it will show but not work, if you set it not to click through then the underlying GTN plugin t...
by FlyerDavidUK
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Instrument Help
Topic: Creae GTN750/650 questions with air manager
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Creae GTN750/650 questions with air manager

I think what you are trying to achieve should be well within the scope of Air Manager although I have not built a project of that type yet. It is really remarkably straightforward to connect buttons, knobs (rotary encoders), switches etc. into Air Manager using a low cost Arduino interface board. I ...