Welcome to the Updated Website

A long needed website update thas been put in place. The new design is the starting point of additional features we can now finally implement. Many thanks to Netlab360 for creating the structure of these pages. We are experiencing some database linkage problems which...

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Move to New Server

We have moved the website to a new machine. In these days, as the DNS propagates and the domain is associated to the new IP address, there might be some inconsistencies with access to the website. As soon as enough time has passed, you should be able to access the new...

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Build Updates for Boeing and Airbus

New versions of the software have been uploaded to "Latest Builds". To make your life easier, just download the respective Update "Packs". We also uploaded the courtesy Navdata update from Navigraph.Last not least, there have been some questions with regards to P3D V4...

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Instructor Station HTTP

A new feature has been added to the Instructor Station, which is essentially the implementation of pmRemote roughly 5 years ago. Today there will be a first release. Any feedback is welcome. httpinst.zip can be found in the "your program updates" section of this...

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Several Major Updates March 10th

Today, several new builds were uploaded for the following programs: GAGC (G1000) - massive enhancements and changes Airbus-Type and Boeing-Type - Revised autopilots and update to newer versions of the originals pmInstructor - bugfixes and changes to script as well as...

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YouTube – Project Magenta

We will be posting videos on a dedicated Project Magenta Channel It will be used to introduce new features as well as tutorials based on customers' requests. Please let us know what you might like to see posted...

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pmFlight UK Airbus 320 Simulator

pmFlight is based at Redhill Airport in the United Kingdom. Its close proximity to London Gatwick Airport and the London area make pmFlight easily accessible to not only UK but world wide customers. This video introduces the new A320 Simulator and its features....

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Windows 8 tests looking good

As always concerned when a new Operating System comes out, no exception with Windows 8. The first hardware available was a Sony Vaio Duo 11 tablet PC, and it performed very well. Connected via wireless to the simulator, the Instructor Station ran smoothly with a...

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Compatibility to older Operating Systems

Due to third party modules in our software, some older operating Systems (like Win2K) may not be run some of our software. Currently issues are being reported with pmSystems and Win2K. This is most probably due to program components used to support I/O features of...

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Airbus Interfacing

Some Airbus Interfacing Notes:Thrust LeverThe potentiometer value for the individual thrust levers 0-16383 are written to0x5914 WORD (2 bytes) Throttle 1 0x5916 WORD (2 bytes) Throttle 2 0x5918 WORD (2 bytes) Throttle 3 0x591A WORD (2 bytes) Throttle 4Thrust Gate...

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Gran Canaria 737 Project

Hi friends, I like to share with all you this video which show our sim (Project Magenta Based) with our new visual and some systems. The visual is a 8.5m curved screen with more or less 225º. I hope you enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68gtAqjh-6U

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VATSIM 10 Year Celebration

www.vatsimn.netDear VATSIM,Has it really been ten years? Hundreds of thousands of hours provided by volunteer air traffic controllers servicing pilots, adding a new dimension to the potential of PC based flight simulation? This is an amazing achievement and a great...

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OpenGL and Project Magenta

It isn't just the outside visuals that are impressive in a simulated cockpit, the vast majority of the time a pilot is looking at rendered instruments, flight management computer screens and synoptics. On top of being fully functional, they have to be smooth and...

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File Sharing with Vista and Windows 7

Much in the spirit of the post about the User Account Control for Win7, file sharing in mixed networks can also become a headache. This process will make the network a little less secure but it works well because a password isn’t used and everyone is allowed access....

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Throttle Hardware and Cutoff Switches

In the past few days I have been working on trying to reproduce a problem that had been reported, when during engine startup the N2 value was doing strange back and forth movements (rising and dropping) when the engine start was being initiated for either engine. This...

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Changes for June 8th

Here some changes on the site in recent days: new upload of betas for all Airbus-Type programs with several changes Instructor Station re-compile with several optimizations the new builds overview page has been re-done to make things a bit more clear lot of work went...

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CDU and MCDU Full Screen operation

The FMCs (Boeing-Type CDU and Airbus-Type MCDU) work in two modes, OpenGL and pure text mode.The rendition in OpenGL mode is more realistic and recommended. The non-OpenGL mode is only there for backwards compatibility with older systems, avoid using it if you can.To...

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pmStartup

This program is a simple little tool to update a local computer with files from a given main computer. Please place this program in your WideClient folder and run it there, if you use any Run1= or RunReady1= commands in your WideClient.INI, then then you can run it...

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Expanded Customer Profile Page

The Website Profile section has been expanded, this is in preparation of some new features that will be added soon. http://www.projectmagenta.com/yourprofile/ Apart from the usual password change and country information and whatnot, you can now also: See the confirmed...

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Our 737 cockpit in Canary Island (Spain)

Hello Everybody! This totally updated new website its amazing and a very very great new for us. Congrats for the work and the support Enrico. One pic of our simulator before our reconstrucction in progress! More info and pictures of our project in...

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My cockpit

Hello I would like to compliment the Project Magenta team for this upgrade. The new site looks really interesting and promising. I use the PM software on my cockpit. Some pics for you to see: mipI mipII radios and throttle Cheers...

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Update on the Ticket System

The ticket system is now officially being used by several people and we have adapted it to some additional requirements needed for our software.While it is not the only way to get in touch with us about the software it might be the best way of keeping track of things...

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My 737NG

Two pics of my 737NG sim.This is a previous generation FDS Mip built on an MDF base. Custom Throttle quadrant based on the new 787 TQ and full pedestal. You may see QuickMap used on the lower DU, outlining the Canadian east cost, Enroute for LFPG on a Transatlantic...

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Forum open for tests…

Not sure whether we will have a forum in the long run, but as some people requested it, we put something online.http://www.projectmagenta.com/forumsThis will be there for the next month on a trial basis.We used to have a very active newsgroup, and I am a bit partial...

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Windows 7 Notes

Here some notes about things to consider with Windows 7File and Path Sharing Unlike other versions of Windows, in your simulator network you will have to make sure all machines are running with the same access credentials. I.e. same Windows account user name and...

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pmSounds Callouts you may be missing…

Some callouts such as: minimums transition altitude V1 Rotate etc will only be played in pmSounds when the Project Magenta modules are running. Those values are set for instance by the FMC or the Autopilot selectors and will not be triggered without...

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Login and Password Help

To simplify things, you might want to: change the password to one of your own choice, you can do this in Your Profile   while you are there, why not enter something about yourself? fill in your website if you have one?  if your browser does not do the "remember me"...

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List of Latest Build Uploads Available

To the right of "Software Updates" you should see the text "more info..." If you click on that and you are registered as a Customer, you should see a list of the most recent uploads, showing the last uploaded file first. We are still experimenting with this, so please...

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New Builds

New builds have been released yesterday: Instructor Station menu handling improved Airbus new FCU, MCDU and GC FD changes for Engine Out operation HDG mode selection during FLX takeoff and GA corrected IDG temp indication...

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May 16 Webite Updates

Added current Docs in PDF Format (some used to be in HTML): Project Magenta FSUIPC Offsets FSUIPC Quick Reference Terminal Procedure Description Aircraft Configuration File Description

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May 15 Webite Updates

Some changes to the site for today: Added Terrain Data File Post to FAQ Added World-Wide Raw DEM Files (WhazzUp Plus) to Downloads Added Converted DE1 files for Glass Cockpits Uploaded QuickMap Build 152 Updated QM and pmSounds Information Pages Fixed Footer Links...

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Terrain Data Generation and Installation

WhazzUp Plus can display and generate terrain files for the Glass Cockpit software. You can find the raw souce for the terrain data in the Downloads section of the site (NavData Updates). The files are split up in Longitudes, 40 degree "slices". E.g. W140 to W100. You...

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ND not handling ADF correctly (ADF1/2)

Should you have strange effects when selecting the ADF1 or 2 in the ND via the EFIS selector, like needles missing or misdirecting, please check your FS aircraft.cfg file for these entries. It should show Adf.2 in order to operate correctly. Unfortunately this can't...

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Cockpitbuilders Website

Cockpitbuilders in another excellent resource for people building home cockpits.  We are a place to meet, let your hair down and ask questions.  (Forums, Galleries, and Friends) Join in on the conversation, or just read what people are saying.  Please check it out:...

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Airbus Master Caution/Fire and Failures

The Master Caution/Warning buttons on Captain and First Officer Side both access these offsets. They are controlled by the Glass Cockpit as a response to Instructor Station Failures and ECAM Warnings. INPUTS: 0x56F8 .0 MasterCautionSwitch 0x56F8 .2 MasterWarningSwitch...

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Testing the Support Tickets

We have installed a Support Ticket System (under Support) as well as a mail submission form. To see whether it works for everyone involved, we will give it a couple of weeks to decide whether we keep using this one or our current method of handling issues. If you have...

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How to find Variable names in pmSystems

To connect hardware via offsets if you are building your own overhead panel or for any other reason you need to see which variable does what and which offset it is connected to, you can do the following: Press [Esc] for the Menu Enable "Development Mode" Enable "Show...

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Switch Off Windows File Indexing Service

If you are experiencing problems with flight plan displays on the ND or delays and other strange networking related issues, this could be due to the Windows File Indexing Service. To check whether it is on or off, right-click on the hard drives used in the simulator...

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Software Licenses

There are five types of Project Magenta Software Licenses Certifiable Aviation Commercial License This is a commercial license with expanded functionality for flight training devices (AATD, FNPT, FTD) that are going to be certified for flight training use. This is...

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RSS Feeds and Posts

Please note that all the posts (News, FAQ, Blog) are also available as RSS feeds. To add them just click on the orange icon in your browser and they will be added to your existing feeds. This will also work on many smartphones. Should you be new to RSS feeds and are...

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Project Magenta Registration Process

[purchase] [website registration] - [status set to 'customer'] [product request with computer ID generated by the software] - [response with registration keyvia e-mail] When you have purchased a Project Magenta Product, we will...

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FSInn and Project Magenta TCAS

FSInn based multiplayer session - Update FSUIPC to the latest version - install AIbridge from http://www.fscommander.com/download.htm - In the AIbridge settings uncheck "Remote Host" - start FS9 and FSinn session - start AIbridge Thanks to Carsten Ambros for informing...

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Running MCDU or CDU full screen

The Airbus Type MCDU and the Boeing Type CDU can both be run full screen without the bitmap for the keyboard and line selection keys (LSKs). Some basic commands are: [Ctrl-O] Toggles OpenGL and Normal Text Mode The normal text mode is just there for backward...

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What is a “Flight Simulator Offset”?

To communicate with a Flight Simulator,  Project Magenta and other software uses the resources offered by FSUIPC (Peter Dowson) and XPUIPC (Torsten Spiering). For instance, to read the MSL altitude of the aircraft, a request is sent to the respective program and it...

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Try the demo before ordering

All our software is available as demo programs or can be run in demo mode to "try before you buy". We require you to download and run the demo software on your computers to test your hardware configuration, we cannot accept refunds for incompatible video cards or...

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MCDU How do I load a flight simulator flight plan?

Press the INIT key twice, the LOAD/SAVE flightplan page will appear. With FS2004 and XP/NT, make sure the folder under My Computer / My Documents called Flight Simulator Files is shared as FSPLANS with read and write access. The last saved FS flight plan is read.

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CDU How do I load a flight simulator flight plan?

Press the RTE key twice, the LOAD/SAVE flightplan page will appear. With FS2004 and XP/NT, make sure the folder under My Computer / My Documents called Flight Simulator Files is shared as FSPLANS with read and write access. The last saved FS flight plan is...

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Weather Radar Information (WhazzUp Plus and pmGetweather)

Please note that Weather Radar images for Europe and Asia may not be available at all times. This is out of our control. While we are looking for alternatives, this feature is currently spotty, because sometimes it does work. Please check this site for up to date...

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Can’t see Flight Plan on Glass Cockpit ND

If you can’t see the flight plan in the ND then most probably a folder called NetDir is not shared or not shared correctly. Please run pmFileCheck (can be downloaded from this website) and it will report connection speed to FS and the net infrastructure that is...

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Site Search

A new and useful feature of our website is the Search, you will see the input box for it in the top right corner. As the site grows, together with the upload, file change logs and FAQ section.Should you be searching for something specific without being able to find...

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MyCockpit Website

MyCockpit is an excellent resource for cockpit builders. As its tag-line says, it brings aviation enthusiasts together - of the very dedicated kind. Please check it out: http://www.mycockpit.org/ They also have a Project Magenta User group:...

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About the Tutorial Section

This section is for tutorials,  tips and tricks as well as FAQs as they pop up from support requests or customer comments. Registered users should be able to add comments and suggestions, so please do.

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Sim Builders Blog

We will soon open up a channel where our customers will be able to share some experiences, constructive criticism and tips with other cockpit builders. It is not sure yet how we will organize this, but if you are interested, please let us know. If you would like to...

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Pardon Our Dust

Dear Customers and Visitors, Although we received several encouraging comments about the new Project Magenta dot Com, there is still going to be a transition period in which all glaring holes in the website will be filled. It requires some reorganization on our side,...

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Instructor Station

Several new features and improvements were introduced in the new Instructor Station, the details are documented in the corresponding Changes file within the zip. - Fast Repositioning - Direct Access to FAIL and CONTROL pages via a menu. - You can use pmSystems...

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Beta Autopilot Feedback?

Some may have already experimented with the alternative Autopilot in the MCP and the FCU, and I think it has reached a point that it may be ready for primetime. Many changes have been made, especially since we put more effort into X-Plane. To allow easier interaction...

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Boeing FMC

The PLAN pages handling on the FMC (CDU and rCDU) has been entirely re-written. Please check the latest builds for updates. Airbus re-write in the works. 20 January 2011 11:53

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pmGetWeather Radar Images

Please note that Weather Radar images for Europe and Asia may not be available at all times. This is out of our control. While we are looking for alternatives, this feature is currently spotty, because sometimes it does work. Please check this site for up to date...

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