Working Title G1000 NXi Discussion Thread

Hi all,

Feel free to post here about the new early access Working Title G1000 NXi that can be found on the Marketplace. I’ll keep this updated with the latest release notes and information. A reminder, since this is early access, you can expect missing features, bugs, or both! Please help us make the sim better by testing it out.

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Working Title G1000 NXi v0.6.0

New Features

MAP

  • Adds MFD Traffic Map with user config settings.
  • Adds the map declutter indicator.

FMS

  • Adds all IAFs as selectable transitions for approaches
  • Added visual approaches for all runways at all airports.
  • Allows the creation of holds for origin, destination, runways, visual fixes.
  • Allows the creation of Direct To Existing to runways or visual approach fixes.
  • Cleanup of hold depiction in the flight plan page – removes a duplicate fix after some holds when it shouldn’t appear, sets the hold (specifically HF leg only) to display grey when not active.
  • Allows deleting any legs after the destination fix (airport or runway) so that holds can be deleted from the destination segment.
  • Improve display of approaches in Select Approach and FPL
  • Improves handling of adding approaches, including adding the destination airport to the enroute legs when appropriate.
  • Improves handling of adding procedures when a direct to destination is currently active.

PFD

  • Adds OBS Feature for GPS Waypoints.
  • Improved PFD NRST page: now properly hides empty lines, displays a message when no airports are within 200NM, generally improved styling and data accuracy.

MFD

  • Adds MFD Page Select infrastructure.
  • Adds OBS depiction to the map.

Issues Resolved

  • Fixes issue where the FAF altitude for visual approaches was calculated incorrectly.
  • Fixes bug where VOR tracking would fail near the VOR station.
  • Fixes issue where VNAV would not set the captured altitude until within 20’ - adjusted to set the captured altitude when within 250’.
  • Fixes issue where VNAV Window on the MFD would show incorrect signs for deviation, VS Target and VS Required.
  • Fixes issue where the GPS DRIVES NAV1 event was not processed and reported back to hardware correctly.
  • Fixes issue where sometimes the hold menu could freeze when changing the time.
  • Fixes numerous issues with K Events, including a protection for the default VS behavior on the Honeycomb Bravo.
  • Fixes display issues with the procedure sequence preview.
  • Fixes issue with bearing pointer overflow in cases where the target waypoint is 5 chars.
  • Fixes issue where LOC tracking was oversensitive and sometimes caused more hunting than is realistic at higher speeds.
  • Fixes issue with GPS bearing pointers displaying incorrect data.
  • Fixes left bearing pointer fix name overflowing
  • Fixes bug where the PFD inset map does not always reflect the selected orientation.
  • Fixes issues where sometimes GPS or NAV would not activate when it should (eased all capture requirements to 110 degrees from DTK and 60% CDI deflection).
  • Fixes issue where deleting a hold leg would incorrectly always sequence you past the hold leg
  • Fixes auto-tuning so it will put the LOC freq into both actives for Nav1 and Nav2 (unless one of them is the selected CDI source). CDI source auto-switch will switch to whichever Nav source is actively tuned to the appropriate frequency, preferring Nav1 if both are tuned.

Known Issues

  • Outer large COM knob only reduces frequency no matter the direction the knob is turned. This is an issue with the cockpit panel behaviors in the sim and has been logged with the MSFS team, but will not be able to be addressed in the NXi package as it is an issue with the base planes.
  • Sometimes the flight plan loading from the world map screen is loaded incompletely; this can usually be solved by restarting the flight - we are working on nailing this down.
  • World Map imports from Navigraph and Simbrief do not include airways, so airways will not be added to the G1000 NXi flight plan when the plan was imported to the World Map from one of these sources.
  • External camera view HUD does not sync properly with the NXi and may show strange or incorrect data. We expect to be able to resolve this after Sim Update 6.
  • Hardware autopilot peripherals may display the selected altitude as 99000. If you can configure it, you must set the altitude to read from index/slot 1 instead of index/slot 0. If it is not possible to configure using the manufacturer software, you may be able to configure it using third party software such as AxisAndOhs, Mobiflight, or spad.next. We expect to be able to remove this workaround after Sim Update 6.
  • Invert flight plan has been temporarily disabled and will make a return in the next version.

Heads Up!

  • GPS, LOC, and VOR modes now ARM! Be aware that you will need to be on an intercept course and within capture distance of the desired flight path before those modes will become active.
  • The GPS flight plan sequencing will enter SUSP under the following conditions: when reaching a manual termination leg (holds, manual sequence) and when reaching the final leg of the plan. This is actually correct behavior. To exit out of SUSP (for example, if you got to the end of a plan and then loaded more waypoints), hit the SUSP softkey in the middle of the PFD.
  • Changing the CDI source drops the autopilot into ROL mode. This is the correct behavior, intended to keep the airplane held in the same attitude until the pilot reselects appropriate guidance.
  • When exiting a hold, do not delete the HOLD as it will cause flight plan issues. Press the SUSP key to continue with the flight plan sequence or go direct to another fix.
  • The NXi’s traffic advisory system (TAS) will now start in STANDBY mode by default. While in this mode it will not issue any advisories nor will traffic be displayed on any maps. You can manually switch TAS to OPERATING mode through the MFD Traffic Map page (use the MFD FMS knobs to change the open MFD page).

Autopilot Hardware

The autopilot has been completely overhauled with 0.5.0, which includes some workarounds for altitude capture until such time that the sim supports the disabling of it’s own capture. This includes setting the altitude slot to slot 3 and setting the selected altitude to 99000 so it will never be captured, and using slot 1 as it should be for the preselector.

For hardware controls that control the altitude preselector, they must be configured to read and write to altitude slot 1, not altitude slot 0 (which really just reads/writes to them all, and will override all the custom AP altitude selections). If it is not possible to configure your hardware in this way, you will unfortunately have to either remove the hardware or remove the NXi. The are also third party softwares like AxisAndOhs, Mobiflight, and spad.Next that can allow you to bridge this gap if the manufacturer default software cannot.

We expect this workaround will no longer be necessary after Sim Update 6.

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LOVE IT…that will be all…thank you :smiley:

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That’s a comprehensive update, looking forward for what will come in the future!

Question, is there a way to disable TAWS (bitchin’ Jim, “don’t sink”)?
Currently it seems to trigger at random takeoffs and landings for me, and won’t stop until well above 1000AGL

Thanks!

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Testing this new G1000, I see that it does not mark the distance between two points, could this error be what you mark?

plan loaded from map.

By the way, enormous work that you do and thanks for sharing.

With the launch day version, I was unable to select the weather radar overlay. The NextRad button would click but not underline and no rain was showing on the map, despite it raining where I was currently flying.

Is this working yet with the latest update?

I see that key dimmed, at the moment it is not functional I think.

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Does this mean the original WT G1000 we delete now, sorry if this is obvious

NEXRAD display is not yet implemented. But definitely planned.

If you install this one from the marketplace, you should definitely delete the original WT G1000 mod.

I’m actually not totally sure what’s happening there. Would need to see more details about what was going on at the time.

-Matt | Working Title

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Thank you Matt will delete.

I use this function all the time with the original G1000 so will wait until you guys get it going before I try the NXi again. Thanks for the great work :+1:

Thanks for the update.
Is the timer implemented yet. Can’t start it.
Nice trap set by the way :slight_smile:

Timer is implemented, yep! I just tried it over here, just scroll to highlight the Start button and press enter. Both the up and down directions should be working.

Thanks! I actually built that kit myself, about 12 years ago. Great little jazz kit.

-Matt | Working Title

Is there still a conflict between this and PMS50’s GTN750?

this is amazing work, and I am over the moon exicted about the final product.

THANK YOU!

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Until we add additional APIs to the sim (likely in SU6), other GPS systems will not really sync properly with the NXi. Given that we don’t use the sim flight plan system, I’m not totally sure how far we can go with compatibility. However, the goal is to eventually port this system into the sim, so all the avionics get the same ability to use the high quality vectorization and such.

We won’t make the NXi the default in the sim until such time that change has been made, though, so we don’t go breaking anyone who hasn’t opted in to that.

-Matt | Working Title

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Engine Hours display is missing.

With the new NXi version installed the GTN 750 doesn’t show up in the panel as before if we have it installed also. Looks like the NXi takes priority over the GTN and I get the NXi on the C172 G1000 instead of the GTN. Please fix this. Didn’t have this problem with your first version.

Sorry, looks like I had to reboot the PC for it to work after reinstalling the NXi. It’s shows the GTN now.

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Even though I have only flown one round trip flight in the Baron with the NXi since SU5, it was great!

Looking at this Garmin informational video I know I’ll be using the NXi more and more.

Thanks to Matt and the team at WT for the great work. You’ve changed my appreciation for glass panels! :slight_smile:

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