Expected Q1 2021
I am really excited to make this release available to you - it is the culmination of hundreds of hours of new work, enhancements and changes based upon feedback from people like you. I really hope you enjoy it. It does contain some breaking changes. As I have changed the underlying database engine, any previously stored custom stations will be lost.
This is loosely based on the Garmin G5 and includes both a Primary Flight display (PFD) and an Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI). You are able to quickly toggle between the PFD and HSI view using the quick toggle button. This is an extrememly complex instrument and has taken far more time to build than I expected. The entire instrument is rendered using vector graphics (not images) so it will remain pixel-perfect crisp and clear on every device - no matter how big or small. I would appreciate any feedback and ideas to enhance both of these intstruments.
You can connect your X-Plane flight simulator to fDeck! Practice using fDeck 'in-flight', or use fDeck as permanent 'external' flight deck for X-Plane - the way you use it is only limited by your imagination! fDeck even sends commands to X-Plane to tune nav1/nav2/adf1 and synchronise OBS settings!
I must admit that I built the plugin to enable me to better test fDeck without having to go flying - which is a great excuse I know, but prohibitively expensive! More details can be found on our website, including instructions on how to download and install the plugin.
The layout engine has been completely rewritten from scratch. Following feedback from my amazing users I have simplified the layout to make it far easier to use whilst flying. Gone is the slightly awkward and problematic pan/zoom canvas. Instead there is now two modes, ‘Grid’ and ‘Swipe’. The app defaults to Grid on tablets and Swipe on all other devices. Try each layout out and see which you prefer on your device. You can switch layouts in the app settings. In addition to the new layout modes, a ‘double-click’ interface has been added to each instrument. Double clicking on any instrument will immediately make it fullscreen. Double clicking on it again will return you to the flight deck grid/swipe layout.
Wrap-up of numerous bug fixes following initial app release
None - maintenance release