There is a new MSFS addon which might be useful for some Home Cockpit builders. It provides glass-cockpit functionality on a PFD + MDF.
The licensed version is available from Aerosoft
The product page (still under construction) is here
From this site you can download several manuals as well as access the forum.
There is a demo which runs for 10 min but only once. Be prepared upon installation to UNCHECK the “Run now” checkbox, otherwise this “once” is already gone. Instead, finish the installer, start MSFS and SkyElite later. However, should you have run into trouble with the 10-min-limit, you can always run the installer again to have another 10 min (not even an uninstallation required).
SkyElite runs on the MSFS machine (can be auto-started), but the PFD/MFD is browser-based and can run in any Webbrowser. As an alternative, SkyElite comes with its own browser providing performance advantages.
The browser-based PFD/MFD can be displayed on the MSFS screen or on a connected 2nd, 3rd… screen. Moreover, you can access SkyElite from a networked machine via Simconnect and have the PFD in a browser on one screen and the MFD in another one on a connected 2nd screen. That’s the configuration I use.
This is not a full-fledged G1000, it has some limitations and differences from it. It’s highly suggested, to download and read documentation in advance and try it to see if it’s for you. However, I find it an inexpensive an neat solution to get a glass cockpit, notably if you already maintain a networked machine and some home cockpit setup.
Finally: I am in no way linked to the maker nor will I provide customer service, but I got quick answers to my own questions on their forum.