Thank you for your purchase of the RealSimGear cockpit.
Inside the box you have a printed assembly guide. Please follow the steps in that guide or watch our assembly guide video.
Once everything is assembled and the cockpit is connected to your computer, turn on the master power switch located on the back of the cockpit. Do this before turning on your PC. Also, ensure any other monitors are turned on before the PC is turned on.
Install X-Plane 11 and the latest version of the TorqueSim SR20/22 aircraft. If you have not yet purchased the aircraft you can purchase the aircraft from the X-Aviation website.
Be sure to connect your USB cable from the cockpit directly into your PC. (do not use a USB hub)
If you haven't already install the RealSimGear plugin. If you already have the plugin please reinstall it as this will give you some updated files and drivers.
Right click on your desktop and click Display Settings.
Confirm you can see the x2 G1000 screens and the standby instrument screen. You may need to change the standby instrument orientation to "Landscape" also verify the resolution is set to "1280x480". Position these screens to the right of your primary display(s).
You will likely need to download the latest version of the commandmapping.ini file for the cirrus. This file will need to be placed into the aircraft folder for the cirrus. When you go to place the commandmapping file in the folder it will ask you if you wish to overwrite the existing file, be sure to select Yes. The most common install path for the aircraft folder is C:\X-Plane 11\Aircraft\X-Aviation\SR22 Series\TorqueSim SR22TN or C:\X-Plane 11\Aircraft\X-Aviation\SR22 Series\TorqueSim SR22
Next, open up XP11 and navigate to the Settings page and go to Graphics. Using the scroll bars on the right and bottom of the page find the x2 G1000 displays and the standby instrument screens and set all of them to "2-D Panel Only" by clicking the drop down menu.
Click 'Done' at the bottom right of the settings screen to return to the main X-Plane menu.
Yoke and Throttle Calibration
Now we will need to calibrate the yoke and throttle. To do this go to "Joystick" tab at top of the settings window. Near the top you will see the "Device" drop down when you click this dropdown menu you should see "RealSimGear Cirrus Yoke" "RealSimGear Cirrus Fuel" and any other controls like your rudder pedals. To calibrate these select the flight control and click the "Calibrate" button to the right of the dropdown menu and follow the on screen prompts. Repeat this process for each of the flight controls listed in the dropdown menu.
Once all flight controls have been calibrated click the 'Done' icon on the bottom right and start a new flight with one of the TorqueSim SR series aircraft.
Click 'New Flight' and select one of the SR aircraft from the aircraft selection screen.
Once loaded into the aircraft the RealSimGear plugin should detect all the hardware and should load the two G1000's graphics and the Standby Instrument graphic. If you find that the G1000's graphics are on the wrong screen use your mouse and right click the bottom right of the G1000 graphic. (your mouse in the right spot when you see the arrow.)
From this point your aircraft should be all configured and all buttons and switches should be working as they would in the real aircraft.
Troubleshooting and Tips:
When you are getting ready for a flight make sure you are turning on your PC before turning on the main power switch on the back of the Cirrus Cockpit.
If the G1000 buttons are controlling the opposite screen: you will need to go to the RealsimGear Plugin by moving your mouse to the top of the main XP11 display and go to the Plugins menu and click the RealSimGear Device interface and click on the Connected hardware option. This will list all the RealSimGear hardware. You will see the two G1000's with two buttons that say "PFD" and "MFD". Simply swap these buttons by clicking the Icon that is not blue. Do this for both G1000's
If none of the buttons or switches are working: you will need to go to the RealsimGear Plugin by moving your mouse to the top of the main XP11 display and go to the Plugins menu and click the RealSimGear Device interface and click on the Connected hardware option. Once the RSG Device Interface is opened click the "Rescan" button. This will imitate a search for all the RSG hardware and will get things working.
Adjusting the force feedback resistance: you will need to go to the RealsimGear Plugin by moving your mouse to the top of the main XP11 display and go to the Plugins menu and click the RealSimGear option then "Cirrus Yoke Parameters" This will open a small window that allows you to change the force. Feel free to play with these parameters and adjust to your liking. The Dyn option is a dynamic feedback setting that will adjust the force based off of factors like airspeed. Due note the Dyn option is in a beta phase and is due for changes.