Maximize your investment and maintain your “old school” skills ... by adding an analog gauge simulation right into the PFD and MFD of your F1 Tech 1000.
You or your students may fly an aircraft with a glass cockpit now ... but when you climb into a cockpit with a conventional panel, will you still have your six-pack scan? Once you’ve lost it, it’s difficult to regain.
The F1 Tech 1000 is the most realistic and flexible tool available for training and maintaining proficiency flying the G1000. It looks like the real G1000, and it works like it too.
But what if you want to use the same flight simulation (Lockheed Martin® Prepar3D™ or Microsoft® Flight Simulator X) to practice flying on steam gauges? You’ll need a different gauge simulation, a different monitor, and—depending on how you have things set up—maybe even a different table and chair. We decided there had to be a better way.
GA1000 is an analog gauge simulation for the F1 Tech 1000. The gauges are displayed on the PFD and MFD screens (in lieu of the G1000 visuals), and controlled using the existing buttons and knobs on the bezels and audio panel.
GA1000 is a stand-alone software application that runs outside of the flight simulation in its own windows on the F1 Tech 1000 PFD and MFD. It can be run on the same computer as the F1 Tech 1000 software (either on the same machine as Prepar3D or Flight Simulator X, or on a dedicated machine connected to the flight simulation via a network).
GA1000 comes with two prearranged instrument panels: one for a single-engine general aviation aircraft, and one for a twin.
GA1000 is intended to be used to maintain proficiency flying with conventional gauges in general, not to simulate flying with a specific aircraft’s panel.
The two GA1000 panel layouts are designed to work well within the space available on the F1 Tech 1000 PFD and MFD, and are not customizable. For a highly customizable analog gauge simulation (that won’t run on the F1 Tech 1000), see our GAPanel product.
The single-engine panel layout includes:
- General: Digital Clock, Whiskey Compass, General Aviation Aircraft Annunciator
- Flight Instruments: Airspeed-Universal, Attitude Indicator, Altimeter, Turn Coordinator, Directional Gyro, VSI
- Engine Instruments: Fuel Gauge, EGT/Fuel Flow, Vacuum/Amps, Engine Oil, Tachometer
- Controls: Light Switches (Beacon, Landing, Taxi, Navigation, Strobe), Start Switch, Battery Master Switch, Left and Right Alternator Switches, Radio Master Switch, Fuel Pump Switch, and an Autopilot.
- Avionics: COM/NAV1 Radio, COM/NAV2 Radio, VOR1, VOR2, ADF, DME, Transponder, Marker Lights
The twin-engine panel layout:
- Replaces the DG with an HSI
- Adds a second needle to the tachometer
- Replaces the VOR1 indicator with a double-needle manifold pressure gauge
- Has higher default values on the universal airspeed indicator
Five of the instruments are configurable (so that you can enter the exact values used for annunciations and colored arcs):
- Annunciator: Min Volts, Min Vac, Min Fuel, Min Oil Pressure
- Universal airspeed gauge: VS0, Vs, Vfe, Vno, Vne, Vmca, Vyse
- Tachometers: Min RPM, Max RPM
- Altimeter: 3 needles, Millibars
You can also change the default monochrome instrument panel background to a custom image.
Fidelity and Performance
GA1000 has the fluid movement and resolution you need to hand-fly on instruments. It uses OpenGL (the most widely used and supported graphics application programming interface) to interact with the PC's graphics processing unit (GPU). The result is hardware-accelerated rendering that lets the simulated gauges operate smoothly. The instruments move just as realistically as they look.
Because GA1000 is a stand-alone application that runs outside of Prepar3D or Flight Simulator X, it can be run on a dedicated machine networked with the machine running the flight simulation. This provides the best performance—with no frame rate affect at all on the flight simulation.
Get The Most Out of Your Simulator
The GA1000 concept is simple: “put steam gauges on your G1000 simulator.”
But don’t underestimate how powerful this software is. It allows you (or your students) to maintain proficiency flying with conventional gauges ... on the same device you use to maintain proficiency flying with glass. You won’t have to buy any new hardware, or set up a separate simulator.
GA1000 effectively doubles the training value of your F1 Tech 1000.
Order GA1000 today:
$249.00 (Licensed for personal or commercial use. Not licensed for integration into commercial solutions for resale. Does not include the F1 Tech 1000, Prepar3D, or Flight Simulator X).
Are you a commercial integrator? Call us for pricing.
GA1000 requires the F1 Tech 1000, and Prepar3D or Flight Simulator X.
We welcome the opportunity to help you learn more about our products. If you have questions before purchasing GA1000, please contact us via our support ticket system.