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== Aircraft Installation ==
 
== Aircraft Installation ==
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1) Place one or more of the display (GDU) units in your model.  The XML files
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Adding the FG1000 to an aircraft is intended to be fairly straightforward.
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=== Add the GDU to the cockpit ===
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Place one or more of the display (GDU) units in your model.  The XML files
 
are in GDU104X directory and are named  <model>.<device-number>.xml, e.g.
 
are in GDU104X directory and are named  <model>.<device-number>.xml, e.g.
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though you can mix and match the GDU models.
 
though you can mix and match the GDU models.
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2) Create Interfaces for Navigation, engine, NAV/COM, FMS data.  There is a
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=== Load the Interfaces to provide data ===
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This is used to provide airdata, navdata, NAV/COM settings, engine information
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to the GDUs.  There is a
 
generic interface (GenericInterfaceController) that uses the standard FG route
 
generic interface (GenericInterfaceController) that uses the standard FG route
 
manager, GPS, navigation data and NAV/COM settings, and engine data for a single
 
manager, GPS, navigation data and NAV/COM settings, and engine data for a single
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You need to load it as follows:
 
You need to load it as follows:
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<syntaxhighlight lang="nasal">
 
var nasal_dir = getprop("/sim/fg-root") ~ "/Aircraft/Instruments-3d/FG1000/Nasal/";
 
var nasal_dir = getprop("/sim/fg-root") ~ "/Aircraft/Instruments-3d/FG1000/Nasal/";
 
var interfaceController = fg1000.GenericInterfaceController.new();
 
var interfaceController = fg1000.GenericInterfaceController.new();
 
interfaceController.start();
 
interfaceController.start();
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</syntaxhighlight>
    
You may want to create your own version depending on what properties you are
 
You may want to create your own version depending on what properties you are
 
using for the NAV/COM, and your engine configuration.
 
using for the NAV/COM, and your engine configuration.
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Note that you should only start the interface after you've loaded the FG1000
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Note that you should only start the interface after you've started the FG1000
 
as they will publish information at start of day that the displays need.
 
as they will publish information at start of day that the displays need.
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3) Set up the Engine Information System. There is a generic EIS provided
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=== Create an EIS Display ===
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This is the Engine Information System and displays on the left side of the MFD.
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There is a generic EIS provided
 
(see FG1000/Nasal/EIS, and FG1000/MFDPages/EIS.svg) that is intended to match
 
(see FG1000/Nasal/EIS, and FG1000/MFDPages/EIS.svg) that is intended to match
 
a Cessna 172.  If you need something different, you should create your own
 
a Cessna 172.  If you need something different, you should create your own
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Interfaces/GenericEISPublisher.nas for a reference implementation.
 
Interfaces/GenericEISPublisher.nas for a reference implementation.
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4) Load the FG1000 itself.  See FG1000/Nasal/FG1000.nas for full details,
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=== Load and start the FG1000 system ===
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See FG1000/Nasal/FG1000.nas for full details,
 
including how to pass in the EIS. A simple FG1000 using the generic EIS, and
 
including how to pass in the EIS. A simple FG1000 using the generic EIS, and
 
displaying PFD on device-number 1 and an MFD on device-number 2 is as follows:
 
displaying PFD on device-number 1 and an MFD on device-number 2 is as follows:
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<syntaxhighlight lang="nasal">
 
var nasal_dir = getprop("/sim/fg-root") ~ "/Aircraft/Instruments-3d/FG1000/Nasal/";
 
var nasal_dir = getprop("/sim/fg-root") ~ "/Aircraft/Instruments-3d/FG1000/Nasal/";
 
io.load_nasal(nasal_dir ~ 'FG1000.nas', "fg1000");
 
io.load_nasal(nasal_dir ~ 'FG1000.nas', "fg1000");
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#  Display a GUI version of device 1 at 50% scale.
 
#  Display a GUI version of device 1 at 50% scale.
 
#fg1000system.displayGUI(1, 0.5);
 
#fg1000system.displayGUI(1, 0.5);
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</syntaxhighlight>
    
== Page Status ==
 
== Page Status ==

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