FGPanel is designed as a standalone lightweight panel rendering engine to draw 2D panels on a low-cost computer/graphic card without 3D acceleration at reasonable frame rates.
FGPanel was not part of the FlightGear 2.4.0 release for Windows. Windows users can get the executable from Jenkins.
FGPanel on Linux
FGPanel was available as a OpenSUSE Live System, a complete, stand-alone software setup, including OpenSUSE Linux operating system and all necessary start-up scripts. Unfortunately the SuseStudio service was shut down in 2018, so the ISO images are no longer available for download.
FGPanel is still part of OpenSUSE's standard FlightGear packages though. So, to run fgpanel on a separate PC, you can simply install openSUSE and download the FlightGear package from the OpenSUSE repository. See the README for more.
FGPanel on Raspberry Pi
FGPanel has been ported to run on a Raspberry Pi. All what you need is:
- a Raspberry Pi;
- a network to connect the Raspberry Pi with an instance of FlightGear Simulator;
- Raspbian installed on the Raspberry Pi;
- follow the procedure described in utils/fgpanel/README.RPi to build FGPanel.
This FGPanel on Raspberry Pi makes it easy and cheap to build a panel for your own procedure trainer.
- Howto: Build your own procedure trainer, describes how you can create a "cheap" procedure trainer, making use of FGPanel to draw the instruments.