GAUGE: Flight Information Box Current Version: 1.2.006

Features:
6 pages of Data: Checkout images, YES all this is packed into ONE gauge! My most complex gauge to date.
 
Page [S1] Multi Data
Page [S2] Speed Temp and Wind
[S2 Long Press] = Toggle Wind Pointers 180deg
Page [S3] Altitude
Page [S4] Engine Data
Page [S5] Fuel Data
Page [S6] Control Surface Data
 
If running on multiple FIPs then each FIP can output a different page!
 
* Please let me know if you find any issues using with PMDG 737 & 747 see below for known issues.
 
PMDG EGT output for 737 isn't sent from aircraft so SIM values are used which do not match aircraft
PMDG PSI output for 737 isn't sent from aircraft so SIM values are used which do not match aircraft

Aircraft Compatibility:
SIM: Fully Compatible
A2A: Partially Compatible
PMDG 737: Mostly Compatible**
PMDG 747: Mostly Compatible*
**(737 NGXu not supported)

Buttons & Dials Summary:
[S1] Home Info Page:
[S2] Speed & Winds Page:
[S3] Altitude Page:
[S4] Engines Page:
[S5] Fuel and Tanks Page:
[S6] Control Surfaces Page:
[L Dial] Value Down/Up:
[R Dial] Change Menu Function -/+:

About Flight Information Box:
The "Flight Information Box" is a 6 page gauge, with each page fixed to one of the "S" buttons. This gauge was the longest in development, the most challenging and most functional gauge in our gauge fleet. Taking close to 3 months to create there is lots packed in and value for your money.
 
Outputs the following data:
IAS, TAS, Mach, Heading, CRS, OAT, TAT, Windspeed & Direction, Ground Weight, Baro Altitude, Vertical Speed, Alt Sel, Agl Alt Feet, Agl Alf Meters, N1, N2, ITT, Oil Temp, Fuel Flow, Fuel Quantity, Fuel remaining %, Throttle position, Fuel time remaining, Spoiler position, Flaps Position, QNH, Baro, Oil Pressure, EGT, Starters, Fuel % per tank, Gear handle, Wheel lock indicators, Light indicators, foot brakes, Spoiler Arm, Trim position & Nose Wheel steering.

The Main Gauge:
Consists of the following 6 pages:
 
1) Overview of most of the gauge data.
 
2) Outside Conditions.
Here you can see your speed, weight, outside temperatures, heading, CRS, Wind speed and direction. Depending if you prefer to show wind direction "From" or "To" you can toggle wind pointers 180deg if you press and hold [S2] for 2 seconds.
 
3) Altitude:
Here you can see VSI, AGL, MSL & Pressure settings
 
4) Engines:
The engines page will re-arrange it's self based on the number of engines the aircraft has (1-4) and shows N1, EGT, N2 Oil Temp and Oil Pressure.
 
5) Fuel
Here you can view your fuel tank contents by Percent, pounds or gallons. The page will only show tanks valid for the current aircraft
 
6) Control Surfaces
Here you can see the status of your control surfaces like. Flaps, spoilers, trim, gear lever brakes, nose wheel steering and lights.
 
This gauge comes with alternative background colours in black or blue. This also toggles the black/blue background on our other gauges with the same feature so they are in sync.
 
This gauge will switch off automatically when the aircraft bus voltage drops to zero or if the aircraft bus voltage drops below FG_GLOBAL_MIN_VOLTAGE value if set.

Buttons & Dials Details:
[S1] Home Info Page:
Use to access the overview home page.
 
[S2] Speed & Winds Page:
Use to activate the Outside Conditions page. Press and hold [S2] to toggle wind direction pointer 180deg depending if you prefer point showing "To" or "From" direction.
 
[S3] Altitude Page:
Use to show altitude page.
 
[S4] Engines Page:
Use to show Engines Page.
 
[S5] Fuel and Tanks Page:
Use to show the fuel status page.
 
[S6] Control Surfaces Page:
Use to show the control surfaces page.
 
[L Dial] Menu Value Down/Up:
Used to increase or decrease the function of the selected menu option.
 
[R Dial] Menu Left/Right:
Used to activate the Mini Menu and scroll between the various menu options.

The Mini Menu:
(Activated with [R Dial])
 
Version & Info:
Turn left dial clockwise to turn on and counter clockwise to turn off current version number and other useful links.
 
Background Colour:
Turn left dial clockwise or counter clockwise to toggle gauge background colour between black and blue. This also toggles the black/blue background on our other gauges with the same feature so they are in sync.
 
Glass Reflection:
Turn left dial clockwise to turn on and counter clockwise to turn off optional glass reflections. This is a global setting so all gauges that have this function will turn on and off in sync.
 
Aircraft Compatibility Mode:
Switch between SIM and PMDG737 compatibility.
 
Brightness:
Turn left Dial clockwise to increase gauge brightness and counter clockwise to decrease gauge brightness. This will adjust the brightness of all gauges at the same time.

Variables:
FG_JET_BACKGROUND_COLOUR (Profile)
     Background Colour (Black = 0, Blue = 1 )
 
FG_GLOBAL_MIN_VOLTAGE (Profile)
     Minimum voltage before gauge electronics turns off (-1 to 150)
     -1 = Disabled
     0 - 150 = Off Voltage Level
 
FG_GLOBAL_SET_VOLTAGE (Session)
     Internal variable used to read current voltage
 
FG_GLOBAL_BUS_SELECTED (Profile)
     Bus Voltage used for turning off gauges (0 to 1)
     0 = Main Bus
     1 = Avionics Bus
    
FG_FLIGHTINFO_PAGE_DEVICE (Device)
     Gauge Page Number (0 - 5)
 
FG_FLIGHTINFO_INSTRUCTIONS (Session)
     Instructions Page (Off
 
FG_FLIGHTINFO_MENU (Session)
     Menu Item Index (0 to 5)
     0 = Menu Closed
     1 = Version & Info
     2 = Background Colour
     3 = Aircraft compatibility Mode
     4 = Brightness Control
 
FG_FLIGHTINFO_WINDSWAP (Profile)
     Inverts the direction of the wind pointers (0 to 1)
 
FG_FLIGHTINFO_PAGE4SEL (Profile)
     Fuel Page Fuel Weight Sellection (0 to 3)
     0 = Percentage
     1 = Lbs
     2 = Gallons
 
FG_GLOBAL_GLASS (Profile)
     Glass Reflection (Off = 0, On = 1)
  
FG_GLOBAL_GAUGE_BRIGHTNESS (Profile)
     Brightness value of physical FIP's. Affects all physical gauges (20-250)
 
FG_GLOBAL_AIRCRAFT (Profile)
    Aircraft compatibility mode toggle (0 to 3)
     0 = Simulator Aircraft
     1 = A2A (Automatic use mode 0)
     2 = PMDG 737
     3 = PMDG 747
 
FG_GLOBAL_AIRCRAFT_MODE (Session)
     Internal Varaible used to display Aircraft Mode Change Message
 
SIMCONNECT Vars Used:
ELECTRICAL MAIN BUS VOLTAGE
ELECTRICAL AVIONICS BUS VOLTAGE
AIRSPEED INDICATED,Knots
AIRSPEED TRUE,knots
AIRSPEED MACH,Mach
PLANE HEADING DEGREES MAGNETIC,degrees
NAV obs:1,degrees
AMBIENT WIND DIRECTION,degrees
AMBIENT WIND VELOCITY,Knots
TOTAL WEIGHT,Pounds
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE,Celsius
TOTAL AIR TEMPERATURE,Celsius
Indicated Altitude,feet
Vertical Speed,FEET PER MINUTE
AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR,feet
PLANE ALT ABOVE GROUND,feet
Radio Height,Meters
NUMBER OF ENGINES
TURB ENG N1:1
TURB ENG N1:2
TURB ENG N1:3
TURB ENG N1:4
TURB ENG N2:1
TURB ENG N2:2
TURB ENG N2:3
TURB ENG N2:4
ENG EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE:1,Celsius
ENG EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE:2,Celsius
ENG EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE:3,Celsius
ENG EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE:4,Celsius
ENG FUEL FLOW PPH:1,POUNDS per hour
ENG FUEL FLOW PPH:2,POUNDS per hour
ENG FUEL FLOW PPH:3,POUNDS per hour
ENG FUEL FLOW PPH:4,POUNDS per hour
GENERAL ENG OIL TEMPERATURE:1,Celsius
GENERAL ENG OIL TEMPERATURE:2,Celsius
GENERAL ENG OIL TEMPERATURE:3,Celsius
GENERAL ENG OIL TEMPERATURE:4,Celsius
FUEL TOTAL QUANTITY WEIGHT,Pounds
FUEL SELECTED QUANTITY PERCENT,Percent
eng fuel flow gph:1,gallons per hour
FUEL TOTAL QUANTITY,gallons
GENERAL ENG THROTTLE LEVER POSITION:1,Percent
SPOILERS HANDLE POSITION,Percent
TRAILING EDGE FLAPS LEFT ANGLE,degrees
GEAR LEFT POSITION,Percent
IS GEAR RETRACTABLE,Bool
SURFACE RELATIVE GROUND SPEED,Knots
AMBIENT WIND DIRECTION,radians
PLANE PITCH DEGREES,degrees
Kohlsman setting mb,Millibars
SEA LEVEL PRESSURE,Millibars
Kohlsman setting hg,inhg
General eng exhaust gas temperature:1,celsius
General eng exhaust gas temperature:2,celsius
General eng exhaust gas temperature:3,celsius
General eng exhaust gas temperature:4,celsius
TURB ENG N1:1,percent
TURB ENG N1:2,percent
TURB ENG N1:3,percent
TURB ENG N1:4,percent
general eng oil pressure:1,psi
GENERAL ENG OIL PRESSURE:2,psi
GENERAL ENG OIL PRESSURE:3,psi
GENERAL ENG OIL PRESSURE:4,psi
General eng starter:1,bool
General eng starter:2,bool
General eng starter:3,bool
General eng starter:4,bool
FUEL TANK LEFT TIP CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK LEFT TIP LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK LEFT TIP QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK LEFT AUX CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK LEFT AUX LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK LEFT AUX QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK LEFT MAIN CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK LEFT MAIN LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK LEFT MAIN QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK CENTER CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK CENTER LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK CENTER QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK CENTER2 CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK CENTER2 LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK CENTER2 QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK CENTER3 CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK CENTER3 LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK CENTER3 QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK EXTERNAL1 CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK EXTERNAL1 LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK EXTERNAL1 QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK EXTERNAL2 CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK EXTERNAL2 LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK EXTERNAL2 QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK RIGHT MAIN CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK RIGHT MAIN LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK RIGHT MAIN QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK RIGHT AUX CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK RIGHT AUX LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK RIGHT AUX QUANTITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK RIGHT TIP CAPACITY,Gallons
FUEL TANK RIGHT TIP LEVEL,PERCENT
FUEL TANK RIGHT TIP QUANTITY,Gallons
GENERAL ENG THROTTLE LEVER POSITION:2,Percent
GENERAL ENG THROTTLE LEVER POSITION:3,Percent
GENERAL ENG THROTTLE LEVER POSITION:4,Percent
GENERAL ENG FUEL PUMP SWITCH:1
GENERAL ENG MIXTURE LEVER POSITION:1
GENERAL ENG MIXTURE LEVER POSITION:2
GENERAL ENG MIXTURE LEVER POSITION:3
GENERAL ENG MIXTURE LEVER POSITION:4
Elevator trim pct,percent
GEAR CENTER POSITION,Percent
GEAR RIGHT POSITION,Percent
GEAR HANDLE POSITION,Bool
BRAKE LEFT POSITION,PERCENT
BRAKE RIGHT POSITION,PERCENT
GEAR CENTER STEER ANGLE,Percent
FLAPS HANDLE PERCENT,Percent
SPOILERS ARMED,bool
LIGHT PANEL,Bool
LIGHT BEACON,Bool
LIGHT NAV,Bool
LIGHT STROBE,Bool
LIGHT TAXI,Bool
LIGHT LANDING,Bool
  
PMDG Vars Used:
PMDG737:1000:024D

Release Notes:
1.2.007 - SPAD.neXt 0.9.7.x Scoping Compatibility
1.2.006 - Changed display format of pressure settings (Page 3) includes Sea Level Pressure
1.2.005 - Added Brightness Control to Mini Menu
1.2.004 - Minor graphic fix
1.2.003 - Added some PMDG Compatibility for AP Altitude and Lights
1.2.002 - Fixed bug showing Eng2 Oil Temp on single engine layout.
1.2.001 - Resized Text to become compliant with SPAD.neXt scaling changes - Swap Wind Direction [S2 Long Press] - P3D Bug Workaround
1.1.000 - Re-write in code using SPAD.neXt's new template coding: Public release
1.0.008 - Incorrect engine displays for three engine aircraft fixed
1.0.007 - Engine Page nearly finished
1.0.006 - Started Engines Page [S4]
1.0.005 - More complete Surfaces Page [S6]
1.0.004 - Started Control Surfaces Page [S6]
1.0.003 - More complete Altitude Page and added QNH to Left dial
1.0.002 - Nearly finished Altitude Page [S2]
1.0.001 - Added work in progress Altitude Page [S2]
1.0.000 - Beta Release

(Current unreleased beta 1.2.007)

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