FlightSimBuilder 530 Instructions
The great news is that this is a Plug and Play solution so once you plug your unit to your PC or Mac, it will recognize it as "FlightSimBuilder 530" joystick.
Once in flight simulator, you would just undock the GPS unit and move it to the unit screen.
X-Plane Mapping (https://youtu.be/FSicqqN6YeE)
1. Once you are in X-Plane, you need to map each button and knob to appropriate events. Please see below screenshots of appropriate mapping.
2. To remove the bezel around GPS:
a. If you are using with default X-Plane 530, you need to download the following file Garmin_530_2d.png (right click and select "Save Link As") and place it "\X-Plane 11\Resources\bitmaps\cockpit\radios\GPS FMS" folder. It will ask to replace the default file, say OK.
b. If you are using Reality-XP GNS 530, you just need to change in the settings to have "no bezel".
3. Launch X-Plane
3. Left click on GNS 530 in the sim
4. Click on top right corner to Undock it. The button on the top right corner is somewhat hidden but you can see it in the video.
5. Move the GPS to the unit screen
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Mapping
MFS2020 does not have an SimConnect events available for GPS yet. However we have a beta WASM module developed which uses a workaround to control the GNS 530.
For the Windows Store install:
C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\
For the Steam install:
C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\
Important: Windows 10 by default hides the “AppData” folder, so you will have to go to “View” in the menu of File Explorer, and select “Hidden items” so as to see it.
For Custom Install:
Once it's moved hold Left Alt and press Enter to get rid of header on top.
If you have any issues, please complete Troubleshooting Steps