The RealSimGear G1000 PFD and MFD are generally compatible with all
X-Plane aircraft using the Laminar G1000, however many aircraft developers have chosen to further customize the bezel and/or screen contents but have failed to provide for an easy way to pop out the screens so they can be used with RealSimGear hardware.
To address this issue we have developed a plugin that provides a borderless pop-out (no bezel and no title bar) on RealSimGear G1000 hardware units.
Currently this custom Plugin is available for the following aircraft (click on the link to download the Plugin for each aircraft):
Default Laminar aircraft in X-Plane 12 (172, SR22, SF50, and Evolution) - This is the version for anyone at or beyond 12.04b1
Default Laminar aircraft in X-Plane 12 (172, SR20, SF50, and Evolution) - This only works for X-Plane versions 12.0 to 12.03
Aerobask Diamond DA-62 - This is for version 1.x of the DA62
Aerobask Diamond DA-62v2 - This if for version 2 of the DA62
AirFoilLabs Cessna 172NG - Note: The 1.2 version of this aircraft has its own pop-out mechanism. This is ONLY for older than 1.2 versions. The default aircraft does not come with its own plugins folder, so need to add a plugins folder in the ..\C172 NG DIGITAL (the aircraft) folder and then drop the rsg_pop into that.
When these are built it is against a specific version of the above aircraft. If the developer updates the aircraft, that may break this plugin. If that happens, please let us know via our RealSimGear support site and we will update as necessary.
These Plugins work on both the Windows and Mac versions of X-Plane 11.5x
These Plugins REQUIRE the use of the RealSimGear Plugin, version 1.5 or better to properly function.
These Plugins will REQUIRE the presence of at least one RealSimGear G1000 hardware unit, or the plugin will NOT work.
This plugin requires you are running 1024*768 resolution on your G1000 (the default) in order to detect those screens. If you happen to have other screens set to 1024*768, the plugin may detect and use these in error.
1. Download the <aircraft name>.zip from the link above and save it to a location easy to find.
2. Unzip the file downloaded above, which will produce an 'rsg_pop' folder. Copy this entire folder to the plugins folder found inside the aircraft folder. Shown below is an example for the Aerobask DA62.
1. Start X-Plane and from the main menu, choose Settings and then the Graphics tab. Find the screens that correspond to your RealSimGear G1000 screens and set each one to "2D Panel Only" and then Done.
2. Load the aircraft. This "should" by default identify the RealSimGear screens and auto size and place the custom pop-outs without any user intervention.
If for some reason your PFD and MFD are reversed on the physical RSG screens, move your mouse to the lower right corner of either screen, you will see a new icon show up. RIGHT click when this icon is showing and the PFD/MFD will flip.