Updated: 6th October 2021 - RealSimGear G5 v2.0 software

The setup process for the G5's is quite simple

  1. Connect the USB cable between the G5 unit(s) and your PC.

  2. Connect the HDMI cable between your G5 unit(s) and your PC.

  3. Connect the power cable to the G5 unit(s). 

  4. Download and install the latest RealSimGear Plugin
    * X-Plane 11 - Windows Installer
    * X-Plane 11 - Mac

  5. Purchase, download and install the RealSimGear G5 software from HERE.

The G5 instrument can be added to any aircraft in X-Plane 11 and will install a copy of the Laminar 172 that has the G5 pre-installed. You can then install the G5 into any other aircraft by using the aircraft installer program, located in the folder below:

Follow the prompts to complete the setup and install the G5 to other aircraft.

Setup the G5 for the RealSimGear Hardware

To have the G5 PFD and HSI show correctly on the RealSimGear G5 display, you will need to set both screens to '2D Panel Only' in the X-Plane graphics settings.  

Now, you will see the Cessna Skyhawk G5 version has been added as an available aircraft, select this aircraft and start a new flight.

When you first load the aircraft, you will need to enter your X-Aviation account details. If you are unable to authenticate your account, load the default Cessna 172 (no G5) and enter your X-Aviation account details there, then re-load the 172 G5 version.

Remember, to re-scan to ensure your system detects the new G5 hardware. Test the function of the button and knob, if the wrong unit is set to PFD or HSI, click the 'Device Type' buttons to make the correct selection.

Both G5 units should now automatically populate and show the G5 PFD and HSI. If these are appearing on the wrong screens, they can be easily swapped using the 'RSG G5' plugin menu.

Configure Aircraft Autopilot

This is an optional step, but some users have reported better results when adjusting the setting below in PlaneMaker. Open PlaneMaker from your X-Plane 11 folder, then open the aircraft you wish to use the G5 with.

Change the 'Pre-configured Autopilot' from the STec 55 to GFC700, also check the AP heading is set to 'AHRS' and the checkbox is ticked for 'Auto adjust CDI to GPS DTK' in the instruments section.

For any additional help, please feel free to contact us at support@realsimgear.com

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