PMS50 GNS530 mod

Yes, you need to activate the approach manually. That’s the way the GNS530 works.

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AS the MSFS GNS530 is modded to become more like the RL Gramin, I am fining it increasing difficult to distinguish what in the MSFS version is working correctly, partly working, or just not working at all. This becomes even more difficult to keep tracks on as the two converge.

I assume “GNS530 Mod” is being done with reference to the Official Garmin GNS530 Manual,

What might be helpful would be an accompanying copy of the Garmin Manual, with all the areas in the manual that are working correctly in the Modded GPS, marked in some way, and kept up to date as changes are made, so it is evident to everyone as to what is being simulated correctly, and what is not.

Might help – might not – just a thought …

unfortunately distributing the manual without consent of Garmin for this purpose could be illegal. If thats the case, it would need a complete rewrite to represent the in-game variant, which is a lot of work i recon.
If that’s not the case, it would very much be appreciated yeah!

Yes, I can see that making a MODIFIED copy of the Garmin manual would be BAD, and lead to real world confusion.

What would be ideal would be a MOD for the manual. It something that took the original manual, and then showed a marked up version, without changing anything in the original manual – which is availabe in so many places on the Internet,

In The MSFS world, that would be like putting the original in “Original” and the “Mod” in the Community folder !!!

Yes, you need to activate the approach manually. That’s the way the GNS530 works.

Correct, even pressing APR on the Logitech Mulitpanel doesn’t activate it, you have to activate the approach in the GNS530.

Yes, I can see that making a MODIFIED copy of the Garmin manual would be BAD, and lead to real world confusion.

What would be ideal would be a MOD for the manual. It something that took the original manual, and then showed a marked up version, without changing anything in the original manual – which is availabe in so many places on the Internet,

In The MSFS world, that would be like putting the original in “Original” and the “Mod” in the Community folder !!!

There 's a Garmin Trainer available at https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4867 that you can use outside of MSFS to learn all it’s features at your liesure on your PC. It provides a 600 and 500 series trainer. Just note you need to keep both open to use the 500 series trainer.

Yes it depends on how integrated the autopilot system is with the Garmin. In the EC-135 the Thales autopilot was integrated into the 530/430 Garmin stack and the Thales upper modes had complete control.

That Garmin software is SO OLD, it will only install & run on XP
(unless someone has figured out a way around that )

OOOPS … That link is for a later version than I had. My old link would only work on XP,.

Looks like this one is an update …

RXP GNS 530W/430W v2

NB: only available for these simulator for now:
FS9, FSX, FSX-SE, P3D1, P3D2, P3D3, P3D4, P3D5, XP9, XP10, XP11

This might be the right tool you’re looking for in order to try out the real GNS 530 WAAS and GNS 430 WAAS device features in a simulator.

I’m keeping a close eye on Reality-XP, and already have a few dollars saved for their Versions when they release them for MFSF. I had some of their FSX Gauges … amazing stuff.

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Doing a specific manual for the MOD is a too big job for now, especially while the MOD is not finished. You have the original manual. Up to you to learn it and see by yourself what is working or not. It’s a good way to learn the GNS530.

Also, have in mind that the sim GNS530 cannot be an exact reproduction of the real GNS530 functionality. You’ll always have some sim’s limitations.

Brilliant mod - thank you!

I tried an RNAV approach into RWY 06 at KHQM and whilst the Mooney will follow the glide path in APPR mode, there are no bars appearing to be followed for the vertican guidance in the HSI. I’m pretty sure at KHQM the bars do appear on my A2A aircraft in P3D.

I realise this probaby isn’t the fault of the (excellent) 530 mod, but I’m interetsed to know if others are seing this as well?

Thanks

For the Mooney, what I noticed was the analogue HSI is driven by NAV2, so if you want to visualise the approach, tune NAV2 as well.

But the AP is not slaved to NAV2, as far as I can see, so NAV1 must be tuned for the AP to work.

I just tune both, then I can choose.

That’s fine for ILS, but not RNAV approaches with vertical guidance. The approach I mentioned in my previous post is LPV so should should show the 2 pointers on the HSI as driven by the GPS, as I understand it.

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I believe the instrument in the sim is the older GNS530 model and not the GNS530W. Here W donates the WAAS element which is needed for any vertical guidance. In other words the device in the sim is good for LNAV only as it would be in a real world device.

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Thanks … yes I do work from the Original Manual, What I will probably do is mark up the PDF, as I come across differences - that way I have some reference to go back to.

Really appreciate all the work you are doing with the GNS530 mods , It makes a real difference :slight_smile:

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Good point!

Its not possible to set an ILS aproach after we set an airport with DIRECT TO, right? it doesnt appear in the map with the magenta line. We need first to set an airport first in the flight plan, then an intermediate intersection and last the destination airport and then we can set the ils aproach. I was testing and everything you set in a flight plan that contains USER (direct to) wont let the sim to put an ILS. Is this correct? With the default garmin 530 is the same

in the picture (above) i need to put AMTOS in between to get the ils load

In this case (above) i tried to DIRECT TO Amtos, and then try to load an ils aproach to LEVT but it bugged. Is the same case if you try to enter an ils aproach after DIRECT TO

I guess is a limitation of the defualt sim systems.

And, can i ask, its difficult to implement, in TRACK UP mode, to put the plane icon at the botton of the screen to get a better overall view of that we have in front of us? Like in the real garmin.

Thank you for yout fantastic work and keep it up!! people like you make the sim better and more enjoyable

You probably know this, but approaches are set up under the PROC button. I set one this morning with no problem.

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I know that :sweat_smile: … I always set the aproachs under the proc button, i know you can delete them and make changes, but is not possible after a direct to

I make the steps, choose the ils, click load but nothing shows in the FPL (the blue letters) and the magenta line dissapears. If a press PROC and remove the aproach the magenta line reapears

I think is something related to the sim doing the enroute lines between waypoints

What is the MOD version you are using? The last one (1.0.5) ?
Please give the exact steps to reproduce.