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Avionics and Interfaces for Flight Simulation

Panel Builder Version History

2.99 Release

    Panel Builder

    Support for Prepar3D Version 4 (for Panel Builder Prepar3D).
     

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    Support for Prepar3D Version 4 (for EFIS Panel Builder Prepar3D)

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • Added EFIS EPR Gauge

2.98 Release

    Panel Builder

    New FSUIPC Interface for FSX and P3D. Improved performance and network utilization
    Updated X-Plane Interface. Supports now X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11
     

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • Added Cowl Flaps Indicator
    • Added EPR Gauge


    EFIS Panel Builder:

    New FSUIPC Interface for FSX and P3D. Improved performance and network utilization
    Updated X-Plane Interface. Supports now X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • EFIS Airspeed - fixed speed band to move into correct direction and updated display.
    • EFIS Altimeter - fixed altitude band to move into correct direction and updated display.
    • Added Analog Airspeed Indicator and Analog Airspeed Indicator Twin.

2.97 Release

    Panel Builder

    FSUIPC Interface for P3D fixed (Audio Panel).
    Improved the startup of instruments (no more erratic needle movements on startup)
    FSX/P3D: Flight Director now works when using the FD switch (rather than the AP switch)

    Fixed/Improved Instruments:

    • Clock (Digital): Switches On/Off with Battery Power
    • OAT: Switches On/Off with Battery Power
    • HSI: Digits turn On/Off with Avionics Power


    EFIS Panel Builder:

    FSUIPC Interface for P3D fixed (Audio Panel).
    Improved the startup of instruments (no more erratic needle movements on startup)
    EFIS Engine Instruments, and some Annunciators switch on with Battery Power (Instead of Avionics Power)
    FSX/P3D: Flight Director now works when using the FD switch (rather than the AP switch)

    Fixed/Improved Instruments:

    • EFIS TAS & GS Label now go completely dark without avionics power
    • EFIS Autopilot Annunciator Heavy goes dark without avionics power
    • EFIS Manifold Pressure: Adjustable Max Display Range
    • EFIS Artificial Horizon: Flight Director is showing now correctly (FSX/P3D)
    • EFIS Nav Display: Goes completely dark now without Avionics Power (in Square Display Mode).
    • EFIS Fuel Remaining: Fixed Gallon Remaining Conversion.
    • EFIS Fuel Flow: Fixed Gallon Conversion.

2.96 Release

    Panel Builder:

    New desktop icons for Panel Builder and the Interfaces.
    Added Prepared V3.1 Interface.

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • NEW: Cowl Flap Indicator
    • NEW: Gear Position Light for tail dragger
    • Flickering of several instruments fixed (HSI, Heading Indicator etc.)
    • Several minor visual improvements and fixes

     

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    New desktop icons for Panel Builder and the Interfaces
    Added Prepared V3.1 Interface.

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • NEW: Alternate Artificial Horizon with different roll indicator movement.
    • Flickering of several instruments fixed (HSI, Heading Indicator etc.)
    • Several minor visual improvements and fixes

2.95 Release

    Panel Builder:
    Ability to enable a warning before panel is started that monitor configuration has changed in Windows.
    Minor fixes and visual improvements to several instruments.

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • NEW: Aircraft Registration Label (Automatic from Sim)
    • NEW: Heading Indicator C172
    • NEW: Trim Indicator Aileron
    • NAV1 (all versions): corrected flags and glide slope display
    • NAV2 (all versions): corrected flags and glide slope display
    • HSI (all versions): corrected flags and glide slope display
    • Single Fuel Gauge (FSX): added more tanks to select from plus a total fuel option

     

    EFIS Panel Builder:
    Ability to enable a warning before panel is started that monitor configuration has changed in Windows.
    Minor fixes and visual improvements to several instruments.

    New/Improved Instruments:

    • NEW: EFIS Line, create separation lines in EFIS displays
    • HSI: correctly showing the glide slope indicator now
    • PFD Glideslope Display: correctly showing the glide slope indicator now
    • TRQ: Improved display for higher max torque settings
    • NAV: Display (moving map) working again

2.94 Release

    Panel Builder:
    Minor fixes and visual improvements to several instruments.
    New Instruments:

    • Instrument Cover (configurable)
    • C172 Style Chronometer (existing Chronometer only works with X-Plane).

     

    Improved performance when using Instrument dials.
    Automatic Panel Switching (when aircraft in flight sim changes)
    Interfaces contain AI Traffic(for future TCAS and Traffic displays).
     

    EFIS Panel Builder:
    Minor fixes and visual improvements to several instruments.
    Altimeter Tape: Fixed Thousands display
    Improved performance when using Instrument dials.
    Automatic Panel Switching (when aircraft in flight sim changes)
    Interfaces contain AI Traffic(for future TCAS and Traffic displays).

2.93 Release

    Panel Builder:
    Minor fixes and visual improvements to several instruments.
    Prepar3D Version now includes a FSUIPC Interface

    EFIS Panel Builder:
    Prepar3D Version now includes a FSUIPC Interface
    New Instruments:
    - AutoPilot Annunciator for large aircraft (‘Heavies’).
    - AutoPilot Speed Sel Label
    - AutoPilot Heading Sel Label
    - GS (groundspeed) Label
    - TAS (true airspeed) Label
    - VOR 1 & 2 Label
    - NDB Label
    - PFD Glideslope Display
    - PFD Localizer Display
    Changed Instruments:
    - Trim Indicator Elevator fixed
    - Artificial Horizon: config option for alternate Flight Director.

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:
    New Instruments:
    - AutoPilot Annunciator for large aircraft (‘Heavies’).
    - AutoPilot Speed Sel Label
    - AutoPilot Heading Sel Label
    - GS (groundspeed) Label
    - TAS (true airspeed) Label
    - VOR 1 & 2 Label
    - NDB Label
    - PFD Glideslope Display
    - PFD Localizer Display
    Changed Instruments:
    - Trim Indicator Elevator fixed
    - Artificial Horizon: config option for alternate Flight Director.
     

2.92 Patch Release

    Panel Builder:
    Minor fixes to several instruments.
    New Altimeter for C172
    Horizon Bars Adjustment for C172 Artificial Horizons

    EFIS Panel Builder:
    no changes

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:
    no changes

2.91 Patch Release

    Panel Builder:
    X-Plane 10.30 support. The X-Plane Interface has been updated.
    N2 Gauge
    Minor fixes to several instruments.

    EFIS Panel Builder:
    X-Plane 10.30 support. The X-Plane Interface has been updated.

2.9

    Panel Builder:

    Fixed Instruments
    OMI for FSX and P3D
    Smoother movement of Nav instrument Dials (VOR, ADF and Heading Indicator)
    Single Annunciators turn off without battery power.

    New
    Air Brake Indicator (just like speed brake indicator)
    Amp Meter Round
    Flaps Indicator C172
    Round Single Annunciators - configurable (General, Engine, Lights)
    Airspeed Indicator with TAS Dial
    Artificial Horizon C172
    Analog Clock C172
    Failure/Inop flags for Airspeed Indicator and Artificial Horizon
    Oil Temp Round
    Oil Press Round

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    New

    Autopilot Annunciator

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:

    New
    Autopilot Annunciator
     

2.81 Patch Release

      Prepar3D Versions have an updated Interface for Prepar3D 1.X and 2.X

      Panel Builder contains 2 new instruments

      • Dual Fuel Cessna
      • Dual Fuel Cessna FSX
         
      • They are very similar to the C172 Dual Fuel Gauge but you can adjust the tank capacity.
         

      There are no changes to EFIS Panel Builder.

2.8

    Panel Builder:

    Fixed Instruments
    Helicopter Torque and RPM Instruments

    Prepar3D V2 Interface for the prepar3D Versions of panel Builder.

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    New

    Aileron Trim Indicator

    Prepar3D V2 Interface for the prepar3D Versions of panel Builder.

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:

    No Changes
     

2.7

    Panel Builder:

    Fixed Instruments
    ADF, RMI and RMI2 fixed.
    Minor cosmetic fixes to a range of instruments.

    Performance improvement for FSX and Prepar3D Interfaces

    Preparation for upcoming GPS releases.

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    Performance improvement for FSX and Prepar3D Interfaces.

    Preparation for upcoming GPS releases.

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:

    No Changes
     

2.61 (Patch Release)

    Panel Builder:

    New Instruments:
    4 new Engine Instruments for Cessna C172.

    Fixed Instruments
    Fuel Gauge display for FSUIPC has been fixed.
    Attitude Indicator pitch marks now aligned to horizon

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    Fixed Instruments:

    EFIS Wind Gauge displays now relative wind direction.
    EFIS Attitude Indicator pitch marks now aligned to horizon
    EFIS Attitude Indicator has improved design.
    EFIS Gear Indicator has been fixed for FSX/Simconnect
    EFIS Radio fixed for FSX/FSUIPC

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:

    Fixed Instruments:

    EFIS Wind Gauge displays now relative wind direction.
    EFIS Attitude Indicator pitch marks now aligned to horizon
    EFIS Attitude Indicator has improved design.
    EFIS Gear Indicator has been fixed for FSX/Simconnect
    EFIS Radio fixed for FSX/FSUIPC
     

2.6

    Panel Builder:

    New Instruments:
    Single Annunciator Lights for General, Engine and Light status displays - fully configurable.
    Those allow you to construct any Annunciator Panel configuration.

    New Features:
    All knobs and dials on instruments have been enhanced to support touchscreen operation. The User manual has an explanation how to use them. In short, the left and right mouse clicks for dials are no longer working and have been replaced with a left click / hold and move mouse in clock or counter clockwise motion. Or you can use a touchscreen and perform the same circular motion.

    Fixes:
    Incorrect Fuel Tank Display for FSUIPC Interface.
    Activation problems where a computer system doesn't have C: drive.
    RPM Gauge doesn't go above 3500 RPM

    Plus... minor bug fixes and visual enhancements to instruments.

    EFIS Panel Builder:

    New Instruments:
    Single Annunciator Lights for General, Engine and Light status displays - fully configurable.
    EFIS Radio Altimeter Label
    EFIS Fuel Remaining Label
    EFIS N1 Label
    EFIS N2 Label
    EFIS Fuel Flow Label

    New Features:
    All knobs and dials on instruments have been enhanced to support touchscreen operation. The User manual has an explanation how to use them. In short, the left and right mouse clicks for dials are no longer working and have been replaced with a left click / hold and move mouse in clock or counter clockwise motion. Or you can use a touchscreen and perform the same circular motion.

    Fixes:
    Fuel Tank Display for FSUIPC Interface.
    Activation problems where a computer system doesn't have C: drive.

    Plus... minor bug fixes and visual enhancements to instruments.

    Panel Builder EFIS Add-On:

    New Instruments:
    EFIS Radio Altimeter Label
    EFIS Fuel Remaining Label (2 versions - X-Plane and FSX)
    EFIS N1 Label
    EFIS N2 Label
    EFIS Fuel Flow Label

    New Features:
    All knobs and dials on instruments have been enhanced to support touchscreen operation. The User manual has an explanation how to use them. In short, the left and right mouse click for dials is no longer working and has been replaced with a left click / hold and move mouse in clock or counter clockwise motion.

    Fixes:
    Fuel Tank Display for FSUIPC Interface.

    Plus... minor bug fixes and visual enhancements to instruments.

2.52

    New Instruments:
    Bus Load (4) - Amps
    Bus Volts (4)
    PropSync (PropSyncFSX) - Prop Sync Display (Choose PropSync for X-Plane, PropSyncFSX for FSX)
    Status Light 8 (pre-configured for R22 Helicopter)
    Nav1 & Nav2 Radios (separate radios)

    Updated Instruments
    ADF Radio - has 3 dials now to set all frequencies (not just US frequencies)
    Fuel Tank Labels can be blank now
    Fuel Flow units configurable to GPH or kg/h
    EGT configurable to Deg F or Deg C
    Torque has been fixed (was showing nm, newton meters, instead of ft/lbs)
    Torque has now configurable color arcs
    ITT has now configurable color arcs

    Fixes and Improvements:
    X-Plane 10.20 (32/64bit) Interface now supports custom datarefs (as supplied by 3rd party add-ons)
     

2.51 (Patch Release)

    This patch release is for users wanting to use the EFIS ‘Glass Cockpit’  Instrument Add-On.
    No other changes have been made. An upgrade for other customers already using version 2.5
    is not required.

2.5

    New Instruments:
    Twin Engine Instruments (Dual Needle) for RPM, CHT, MAP and EGT
    Fuel Gauges for FSX/2004 (FuelSingleFSX & FuelSingleSqFSX) to support all possible FSX Tanks
    StatusLight1 - Single Annunciator Light
    Soaring Instruments : VarioMeter, SlipIndicator, YawString
    VOR 1 & 2 ‘old style’ swinging needle versions.

    Updated Instruments
    Fuel Gauges for X-Plane (FuelSingle & FuelSingleSq) to support all 9 possible tanks
    Altimeter Analog configurable for metric (mb/hPa and meters Altitude)

    Fixes and Improvements:
    RMI1 & RMI2 fixed for FSX
    CHT shows correct values now (was showing Deg C)
    Show a Grid on the Panel Background to help with aligning instruments on panel.
    Preparation for upcoming EFIS ‘Glass Cockit Add-on’.

2.41 (Patch Release)

    New Instrument: Carburetor Temp (FSX only!)

    Fixes and Improvements:
    Added Tick Marks for CHT Gauge
    Fuel Flow Gauge has improved settings for tick marks and labels.
    Manifold Pressure Gauge has now a Max setting
    Vertical Speed Indicator now correct for FSX (fix in 2.4 was missed in release)
    RPM Gauge for Piston Helicopter (RPMHeloPiston) working again.
    Square Oil Pressure Gauge Green Arc setting fixed.
    Some Temperature Gauges where showing Deg C instead of Deg F (e.g. Oil Temp, EGT ...)

2.4

    X-Plane 10.20 support for 32bit and 64bit
    Copying of Panels
    Adding Instruments:

    • Use check marks to add multiple instruments at a time
    • Instruments Groups when selecting instruments


    New Instruments: Fuel Selector Indicator, Audio Panel, RMI (2 versions), Chronometer
    Altimeters now show negative Altitudes.
    Instruments now observe if Battery Power is on or off (where applicable)
    Night mode for Radios
    Fixes to Instrument Night Mode and Radio Display flickering
    Minor display fixes to Helicopter Instruments.
    Instruments added to Firewall at install time
    FSX Interface: Vertical Speed fixed (was off by about 500 fpm).
    FSX Interface: ADF Needle is working correctly now.

    The FSX and FSUIPC Versions are one product now called Panel Builder for
    Microsoft Flight Simulator (both Interfaces are included)
     

2.31 (Patch Release)

    Fixes:
    Shutting down FSX Interface without pressing ‘Connect’ shows exception error.
    Clicking on dials on COM 1/2 and NAV 1/2 Radios shows exception error.
    Night Mode does not come on. (FSX only issue)
    Clicking on Instrument Dials when in Night Mode does not work.
     

2.3

    New Features:
    Changed Panel Background Configuration. See User Manual for more details.

    Instruments now always run in foreground.

    Ability to have a panel without background

    When restoring Panel Builder from Task Bar, Panel stops now automatically.

    Fixes:
    Shutting down FSX Interface before Disconnect shows exception error.
    COM 1/2 and NAV 1/2 exception error when pressing frequency button (country specific issue).
    Slow Instruments when starting Panel before X-Plane.

    Modified Instruments:
    All Instruments had their fonts updated plus minor other visual adjustments
    Trim Indicator (square design - elevator) - new separate Rudder Trim Indicator
    RPM Gauge configurable for Engine or Prop RPM
    RPM Small Gauge has a yellow arc now.

    New instruments:
    Square Engine Instruments (9 Total)
    Instrument Frame for Square Instruments - configurable
    HSI Analog (without digital displays)
    G-Force Meter
    Rudder Trim Indicator

    Windows 8 has been tested with this release and is officially supported.

    This version requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Extended.

2.2

    Windows 7 Basic Themes are now supported.
    Remote Start/Stop of Panel Builder from Interfaces
    Hide Desktop Icons is working again in Panel Setup
    No more automatic updates. Updates are now done using the Trial Version Install.
    Minor fixes to several instruments.
    2 new instruments: NAV2 without Glideslope, ADF slaved to Gyro Compass.

    FSUIPC Version is now available for MS Flight Simulator 2004 and earlier.

    This version requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Extended.

2.1

    New networking protocol (no network configuration required after install!)
    Much improved instrument performance - smooth moving instruments.
    Fixes to night view feature for several instruments
    Some minor fixes to instruments.
    New activation code required when upgrading from 2.0

2.0 New Major Release
 

    New Features
    Add the same instrument multiple times. Pilot & Co-Pilot Panels.
    Scroll Wheel (or +/- key) instrument sizing
    Panel Night Mode
    Launch 3rd Party Instruments
    Reset Instrument Position
    Support for up to 4 Engines
    Engine Instruments now configured via menu for each engine
    Right-Click menu for all instruments (no more F1 key!)
    ‘Lock’ instruments - no more accidental moving of instruments

    Improvements
    General reliability and performance improvements
    Re-design of all Radios
    NAV2 Instrument now with Glideslope

    New Instruments
    Aircraft Registration Plaque
    Outside Air Temperature Analog
    Speed Brake Position Indicator
    Status Lights (5 & 10 Light versions, fully configurable)
    Auto Pilot (Simple and Advanced)
    DME Display (Nav 1/2 switchable)

    Windows XP no longer supported as of this release!