OVERVIEW

 

Panel Builder is an Instrument Package that allows the creation of custom Instrument Panels to interface with various flight simulators. Panel Builder operates completely outside of any supported  flight simulator software. An interface for each flight simulator currently supported is included.

 

The instruments can be run on the same computer as the flight simulator. The preferred installation for complex instrument panels is to have the instruments installed on a separate, networked computer.

 

Most instruments contain a configuration option that is accessible via a settings menu option. This is used for setting ranges and/or color bars on the instrument. This enables using the same instrument for a slow piston powered airplane or a high performance turbine powered airplane.

 

Panel Builder is sold as a base package that contains 6 analog instruments. Additional Instrument Add-On packages add instruments as required for each application. There are generic instrument packages, like the Analog and EFIS Add-Ons or Aircraft and Helicopter type specific instrument packages. To purchase a complete setup, you need to purchase the Panel Builder Base Package and one or more Add-Ons. The Commercial Version includes licenses for ALL instrument add-ons. Download them via the lin provided in the Add-On Sections.

 

Instrument Add-Ons can be downloaded and installed into a licensed version of Panel Builder 3. All Add-Ons are running in trial mode (instruments are visible for 10 Minutes) until the add-on is activated. See the User Manual for instructions.

 

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                           

   

  • Suitable for all single and multi engine aircraft types (depending on Add-On)
  • Covers Piston and Turbine Engines (depending on Add-On)
  • Design an unlimited number of panels
  • A Background Image can be assigned to each panel
  • Multi-Screen support
  • Instruments are configurable for different aircraft performance data
  • Instruments are scalable to fit all sizes of monitors
  • Dials and buttons on instruments are functional!
  • Touchscreen compatible
  • Build Pilot and Co-pilot Panels (independent Copilot Instruments for X-Plane only!)
  • Includes Interfaces for X-Plane 11, Microsoft FSX & 2020 and Prepar3D V4.5 & 5.X
  • LUA Interface Add-On for A2A C172 and PA28 included for free
  • Fixed Wing and Helicopter Instrument Add-Ons available

 

 

Note: All prices on this page are in US Dollars

 

Major changes compared to Version 2.X
V3.1.0

- Added - Support for the X-Plane 12 (Pre-Release).
- Added - Enable a 2nd copy of Panel Builder on a second or third networked computer.
- Added - Show Monitor Numbers when using 'Move To...' function
- Added - Chipmunk Instrument Add-On

V3.0.3

- Added - Pilatus PC12 Instrument Add-On
- Added - Analog Engine Instruments (in all Add-Ons): 'Require Battery Power' option
- Fixed - ButtonMapper for Copilot Instruments
- Fixed - Other small visual enhancements & minor bugs

V3.0.2

- Fixed - EFIS Add-On: MFD Frame Page Display
- Fixed - Helicopter Add-On: R22/R44 Engine Panel
- Fixed - Analog Add-On: ADF Card Dial
- Fixed - Analog Add-On: COM & NAV Radio Swap Buttons
- Added - Analog Add-On: Annunciators for Switch Status
- Added - Glider Add-On: Airspeed Indicator Ventus 3-15
- Added - PA28/PA38 Instrument Add-On
- Added - Comco Ikarus Instrument Add-On
- Added - Panel Background Show Grid Option
- Updated - LUA script for A2A PA28 for Autopilot LEDs (for use with PA28/PA38 Instrument Add-On)


V3.0.1


- First Public Release of Version 3.0
- For features refer to the User Manual.
- Review our YouTube Video for major changes compared to Version 2.X.

Panel Builder 3 (Base)
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The Panel Builder package contains all software to operate an external instrument panel. It supports the following Flight Simulation Software:

 

  • Laminar Research X-Plane 11
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) & FSX
  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V4.5 & V5.X

 

All three interfaces are included. Interfaces for MS2020 and Prepar3D are external interfaces that connect automatically to the simualtor. The X-Plane Interface is a plugin that starts automatically with X-Plane 11.

 

Only the standard six instruments are included. For additional instrument packs, choose from the sections below.

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Home Version - Only for home use. Commercial applications are not permitted!
Commercial Version - Unrestricted use. All available Add-Ons are included free of charge, simply download from below.
Buy Commercial Version
$ 29.95
$ 440.00
Buy Home Version
Panel Builder 3 General Instrument Add-Ons (requires Panel Builder 3 Base)
(Click on the images for a list of included instruments)
(Click on the GPS Images for the user manual)
Analog Instruments
Panel Builder 3 Analog
This instrument set includes over 100 Analog Instruments.





$39.95
MFD GPS
Panel Builder 3 MFD GPS
The MFD GPS is a GPS suitable for use with the Thrustmaster MFD Cougar Frame.

Note: Features can be updated via a Navigraph subscription.


$44.95
EFIS GPS
Panel Builder 3 EFIS GPS
The EFIS GPS is a fully featured GPS matching the EFIS Frames in the EFIS Instrument Add-On.

Note: Features can be updated via a Navigraph subscription.


$44.95
EFIS Instruments
Panel Builder 3 EFIS
This instrument set includes over 100 EFIS ('Glass Cockpit') Style Instruments.




$39.95
Switches
Panel Builder 3 Switches
This instrument set includes 29 Switches, optimized for touch screens.





$34.95

(Click on the images for a list of included instruments)
Beech B58
Panel Builder 3 B58
This instrument set includes 24 B58 type specific Instruments.





$29.95
Panel Builder 3 Aircraft Specific Add-Ons (requires Panel Builder 3 Base)
Beech B1900
Panel Builder 3 B1900
This instrument set includes 32 B1900 type specific Instruments.





$34.95
Cessna C172
Panel Builder 3 Analog
This instrument set includes 13 C172 type specific Instruments.





$24.95
Glider
Panel Builder 3 Glider
This instrument set includes 27 Glider specific Instruments.





$29.95
Comco Ikarus C42
Panel Builder 3 P51D
This instrument set includes 14 Ikarus type specific Instruments.





$24.95
Pilatus PC12
Panel Builder 3 PC12
This instrument set includes 16 PC12 specific Instruments.


$34.95
deHavilland Chipmunk
Panel Builder 3 Chipmunk
This instrument set includes 9 Chipmunk type specific Instruments.





$19.95
Pilatus PC7
Panel Builder 3 PC7
This instrument set includes 24 PC7 specific Instruments.


$34.95
P-51D Mustang
Panel Builder 3 P51D
This instrument set includes 20 P51D specific Instruments.





$29.95
Beech King Air C90B
Panel Builder 3 C90
This instrument set includes 35 C90B type specific Instruments.





$34.95
Piper PA28 & PA38
Panel Builder 3 Spitfire
This instrument set includes 27 Piper PA28 & PA38 type specific Instruments.





$34.95
Supermarine Spitfire
Panel Builder 3 Spitfire
This instrument set includes 18 Spitfire type specific Instruments.





$29.95

Panel Builder 3 Helicopter Specific Add-Ons (requires Panel Builder 3 Base)
Helicopter (Set)
Panel Builder 3 Helicopter
This instrument set includes 37 'generic' Helicopter specific Instruments.
R22/R44/R66, B206, Lynx and Mosquito specific instruments are also included.



$34.95
(Click on the images for a list of included instruments)
Bell UH-1H 'Huey"
Panel Builder 3 Huey
This instrument set includes 25 'Huey' type specific Instruments.





$29.95
SA392M 'Gazelle'
Panel Builder 3 Gazelle
This instrument set includes 15 Gazelle type specific Instruments.





$24.95


NAV DB Updater
Use this utility to update any Panel Builder (GPS) and CheckRide Navigation Databases.

Requires a Navigraph subscription!



Tools (Free)