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GA Panel for Android User Manual

1. Menu

Clicking on this button, a menu of options appears.

Menu
Each panel has its own menu button located in a place where it does not interfere with the instruments.

Select Aircraft

It opens a menu with a list of aircraft available to select them manually. This temporarily disables the automatic selection panel which can be enabled in the Settings when app being used with FSX / P3D.

Select Aircraft menu

Settings

It opens the settings screen, explained below.

Purchase

It allows you to purchase the application and enjoy it without time limit. This menu option disappears when it has been purchased.

 

2. Use

Once the connection is established you can start using the application with a single finger.

GA Panel Hotspots

Round gauges

i.e. VOR, ADF, Altimeter, etc. These instruments are modified making circles around them. For instruments with double knob press on the knob and then make the circular motion.

Switches

They only require a click. Some of them are divided into quadrants, for example upper half and lower half, or left half and right half.

- Cessna Magnetos and Baron DME: The selector is moved to the left or to the right sequentially by clicking the left or right half respectively.


Example: Clicking right half you get: OFF > N1 > N2

Drag movement

- Attitude indicator, Horizon reference: Can be adjusted dragging up and down.
- Baron Selected Altitude: The altitude can be adjusted in thousands or hundreds, depending on whether you start dragging from the left half or the right half. Arm button requires only a click.

Baron 58 Selected Altitude

NOTE about FLAPS Lever

Flaps lever is only a visual indication, it does not work expressly because the animation and sound provided by the simulator would be lost.

 

3. Settings screen

Background

It shows several options to select the kind of background to use:
Background settings

  • Realistic image: Shows a realistic picture as background, it uses more CPU and battery consumption.
  • Panel color (solid): Shows an unified color similar to the realistic picture.
  • Black color: Uses black color as background, it uses less CPU and low battery consumption.

Simulator in use

Selects the simulator in use as a data source.
Simulator in use

  • FSX / P3D: Uses Microsoft Flight Simulator X or Prepar3D along with PeixConnect as data source.
  • X-Plane 10: Uses Laminar Research X-Plane 10 using direct Net Connection as data source.

Auto Select Panel

If checked the app tries to choose the closest panel to aircraft in use. If unchecked you must select the aircraft manually using the menu. This feature only works with FSX/P3D option, because X-Plane does not report the aircraft model which is loaded.

PeixConnect Parameters

If simulator in use is FSX / P3D you should set or use this parameters.
PeixConnect parameters

  • Local Port: It's the port through which the mobile device is listening connection.
  • Autodetect PeixConnect: If checked the app will try to find the IP address of the computer where PeixConnect runs. If it fails due network restrictions or firewall configuration you can uncheck it and set the IP manually to ensure the packets go to the correct simulator.
  • Simulator IP Address: Specifies the IP address of the computer that is running PeixConnect. If Autodetect is enabled this field is disabled.
  • Simulator Port: It's the port that PeixConnect uses to listen for incoming connections. It must be the same as shown on the label "Listening Port" in PeixConnect (usually 43000). Simulator computer firewall must allow UDP connections to that port.

X-Plane 10 parameters

X-Plane 10 parameters


Wainting data dialog

If checked, a big help dialog appears in the middle of the screen when no connection is detected showing the steps to get the connection successfully. If unchecked, only a small warning appears in the upper left corner.

Gestures help

If Cessna 172 is selected and you check the box the gesture help screen appears again as shown in the first app execution. It will be unchecked automatically at next start.