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FGPanel was not part of the FlightGear 2.4.0 release for Windows. Windows users can get the executable from [http://flightgear.simpits.org:8080/job/FlightGear-Win-Cmake/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/install/msvc100/FlightGear/bin/fgpanel.exe Jenkins].
 
FGPanel was not part of the FlightGear 2.4.0 release for Windows. Windows users can get the executable from [http://flightgear.simpits.org:8080/job/FlightGear-Win-Cmake/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/install/msvc100/FlightGear/bin/fgpanel.exe Jenkins].
  
== FGPanel Live System ==
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== FGPanel on Linux ==
 
[[File:C172MiniCockpit1.jpg|thumb|200px|right|A complete display setup for the [[Cessna C172P]] using FGPanel.]]
 
[[File:C172MiniCockpit1.jpg|thumb|200px|right|A complete display setup for the [[Cessna C172P]] using FGPanel.]]
FGPanel is now available as a ''Live System'', a complete, stand-alone software setup, including FGPanel, (partial) FGData, Linux operating system and necessary start-up scripts. The ISO image (350MB download) needs to be programmed on a CD/DVD, USB flash or hard disk drive. Just insert the CD/DVD or connect the USB/HDD drive to your (old) PC, add an (old) graphics card, and an (old) TFT or monitor - and you've made the first step to your own cockpit home setup! The PC boots the image, immediately starts FGPanel and displays C172p cockpit instruments. Run the FlightGear Simulator on your main PC and enable the C172 FGPanel Protocol to transmit data to your cockpit panel PC.
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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.
  
The live CD is a freely available SUSE Studio project. It can also be cloned/modified/adapted to personal needs via SUSE Studio (web interface). Operating system is based on OpenSuSE Linux 12.1. FlightGear binaries (fgpanel) are directly pulled from the OpenSuSE build service (OBS).
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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 {{flightgear source|utils/fgpanel/README|text=README}} for more.
 
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More information available at the [http://susestudio.com/a/sBTdmU/flightgear-fgpanel SUSEStudio FGPanel] project.
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== FGPanel on Raspberry Pi ==
 
== FGPanel on Raspberry Pi ==

Revision as of 23:21, 20 May 2018

The 2D panel of a SenecaII.

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

A complete display setup for the Cessna C172P using FGPanel.

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.

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