GAUGE: Backlit Information Panel (BIP) Current Version: 1.2.010

Features:
1) 98 Function Plates
2) 3 different colour "On" states for each plate.
3) 2 different "Off" states, toggle with [S4].
4) Plate editor.
5) Variable threshold editor.
6) Choice of "Normal" or "Military" style.
7) Choice of 3 blanking plates for each style.
8) Brightness Control (Physical FIP)
 
Checkout gauge reference for plate functions list and let me know if you want any plates added...
 
As the number of plates will grow, PLEASE keep downloading your gauge as the number of plates increases.
 
Plates 85 - 89 (PMDG 737 or 747 Only)
Plates 92 - 96 (Helicopters)
 
PMDG work in progress, let me know if any plates do not work as expected. 747 testing currently.
*A2A also supported but work in progress so let me know if any plates do not work with A2A aircraft

Aircraft Compatibility:
SIM: Fully Compatible
A2A: Mostly Compatible*
PMDG 737: Fully Compatible
PMDG 747: Partially Compatible

Buttons & Dials Summary:
[S1] Flight Mode:
[S2] Editing Mode:
[S3] Variables Editor:
[S4] Toggle Ghost Text:
[S5] Military Style BIP Toggle:
[S6] Change Plate Colour (Edit Mode) / Switch PMDG Compatibility (Normal Mode):
[L Dial] Select Previous/Next Plate:
[R Dial] Change Plate Function Inc/Dec:

About Backlit Information Panel (BIP):
The backlit information panel (BIP) gauge is similar to the physical Saitek BIP panel. It provides important information on the status of various systems.
 
There are three main pages to the gauge and they can be accessed by using [S1] - [S3] buttons.

The Main Gauge:
The gauge consists of 12 function "plates" and each of these plates can have any one of the below listed functions assigned. You can run the gauge on multiple FIPs or vFIPs and have different plates on each FIP!
 
Function List:
0) BLANK PLATE - use [S6] to toggle blanking plate style
1) PARKING BRAKE  -  Bool  -  Parking Brake On
2) PANEL LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Panel Lights On
3) BEACON LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Beacon Lights On
4) NAV LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Nav Lights On
5) LOGO LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Logo Lights On
6) STROBE LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Strobe Lights On
7) TAXI LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Taxi Lights On
8) LANDING LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Landing Lights On
9) WING LIGHTS  -  Bool  -  Wing Lights On
10) COM1  -  Bool  -  COM1 Active
11) COM2  -  Bool  -  COM2 Active
12) NAV1  -  Bool  -  NAV1 Sound Active
13) NAV2  -  Bool  -  NAV2 Sound Active
14) GPS  -  Bool  -  GPS Drives Nav 1 Active
15) NAV  -  Bool  -  GPS Drives Nav 1 Inactive
16) AUTO PILOT  -  Bool  -  Autopilot Active
17) FLIGHT DIRECTOR  -  Bool  -  Flight Director Active
18) MARKER  -  Bool  -  Marker Sound Active
19) DME  -  Bool  -  DME Sound Active
20) ADF  -  Bool  -  ADF Sound Active
21) OUTER MARKER  -  Bool  -  Outer Marker Reached
22) MIDDLE MARKER  -  Bool  -  Middle Marker Reached
23) INNER MARKER  -  Bool  -  Inner Marker Reached
24) GEAR DOWN  -  Percent  -  Left & Right Gear = 100
25) GEAR UNSAFE  -  Percent  -  Left & Right Gear > 0 & < 100
26) GEAR UP  -  Percent  -  Left & Right Gear = 0
27) FUEL LOW  -  Percent  -  Total Fuel < FG_BIP_FUEL _WARN (Default 20)
28) ENGINE FIRE  -  Bool  -  Fire On Any Engine
29) ENGINE 1 FIRE  -  Bool  -  Fire On Engine 1
30) ENGINE 2 FIRE  -  Bool  -  Fire On Engine 2
31) ENGINE 3 FIRE  -  Bool  -  Fire On Engine 3
32) ENGINE 4 FIRE  -  Bool  -  Fire On Engine 4
33) LOW VAC  -  inHg  -  VAC < FG_BIP_VAC_WARN (Default 1.4)
34) OIL PRESSURE  -  PSI  -  Any Engine Oil Press < FG_BIP_OILPRESS_WARN (Default 30)
35) ENG 1 OIL PRESS  -  PSI  -  ENG 1 Oil Press < FG_BIP_OILPRESS_WARN (Default 30)
36) ENG 2 OIL PRESS  -  PSI  -  ENG 2 Oil Press < FG_BIP_OILPRESS_WARN (Default 30)
37) ENG 3 OIL PRESS  -  PSI  -  ENG 3 Oil Press < FG_BIP_OILPRESS_WARN (Default 30)
38) ENG 4 OIL PRESS  -  PSI  -  ENG 4 Oil Press < FG_BIP_OILPRESS_WARN (Default 30)
39) OIL TEMP  -  Celsius  -  Any Engine Oil Temp > FG_BIP_OILTEMP_WARN (Default 115)
40) ENG 1 OIL TEMP  -  Celsius  -  Engine 1 Oil Temp > FG_BIP_OILTEMP_WARN (Default 115)
41) ENG 2 OIL TEMP  -  Celsius  -  Engine 2 Oil Temp > FG_BIP_OILTEMP_WARN (Default 115)
42) ENG 3 OIL TEMP  -  Celsius  -  Engine 3 Oil Temp > FG_BIP_OILTEMP_WARN (Default 115)
43) ENG 4 OIL TEMP  -  Celsius  -  Engine 4 Oil Temp > FG_BIP_OILTEMP_WARN (Default 115)
44) STALL  -  Bool  -  Stall Warning
45) TERRAIN  -  Bool  -  GPWS Warning
46) DOOR  -  Bool  -  Door Open Warning
47) ROTOR LOW RPM  -  Percent  -  ROTOR RPM < FG_BIP_ROTOR_RPM_WARN (Default 75)
48) PITOT HEAT  -  Bool  -  Pitot Heat
49) FLAPS  -  Percent  -  Flaps Handle > 0
50) HOOK  -  Bool  -  Tailhook
51) SPOILER  -  Percent  -  Spoiler > 0
52) SPOILER ARMED  -  Bool  -  Spoiler Armed
53) LOW VOLTAGE  -  Volts  -  Low Voltage
54) OVERSPEED  -  Bool  -  Overspeed
55) APU  -  Bool  -  APU Generator On
56) WATER RUDDER  -  Percent  -  Water Rudder > 0
57) DE-ICE  -  Bool  -  De-ice On
58) GEAR SPEED  -  Bool  -  Gear Speed Ecxeeded
59) SLEW ACTIVE  -  Bool  -  Is Slew Active
60) PUSH BACK- Enum - PUSHBACK STATE <> 3
61) SMOKE - Bool - SMOKE ENABLED = 1
62) FUEL PUMP - Bool - GENERAL ENG FUEL PUMP ON:1-4 = On
63) ENGINE STARTER - Bool - GENERAL ENG STARTER:1-4 = On
64) ENG 1 STARTER - Bool - GENERAL ENG STARTER:1 = On
65) ENG 2 STARTER - Bool - GENERAL ENG STARTER:2 = On
66) ENG 3 STARTER - Bool - GENERAL ENG STARTER:3 = On
67) ENG 4 STARTER - Bool - GENERAL ENG STARTER:4 = On
68) AFTERBURNER - Bool - TURB ENG AFTERBURNER:1-4 = On
69) AFTERBURNER 1 - Bool - TURB ENG AFTERBURNER:1 = On
70) AFTERBURNER 2 - Bool - TURB ENG AFTERBURNER:2 = On
71) AFTERBURNER 3 - Bool - TURB ENG AFTERBURNER:3 = On
72) AFTERBURNER 4 - Bool - TURB ENG AFTERBURNER:4 = On
73) AUTO THROTTLE - Bool - AUTOTHROTTLE ACTIVE = On
74) SEAT BELTS - Bool - CABIN SEATBELTS ALERT SWITCH = On
75) NO SMOKING - Bool - CABIN NO SMOKING ALERT SWITCH = On
76) G-FORCE - Number - + or - G FORCE > FG_BIP_GFORCE_WARN
77) ENGINE GENERATOR - Bool - GENERAL ENG GENERATOR ACTIVE :1-4 = On
78) ENG 1 GENERATOR - Bool - GENERAL ENG GENERATOR ACTIVE :1 = On
79) ENG 2 GENERATOR - Bool - GENERAL ENG GENERATOR ACTIVE :2 = On
80) ENG 3 GENERATOR - Bool - GENERAL ENG GENERATOR ACTIVE :3 = On
81) ENG 4 GENERATOR - Bool - GENERAL ENG GENERATOR ACTIVE :4 = On
82) OVER BRAKING - Percent - BRAKE LEFT/RIGHT POSITION > FG_BIP_BRAKE_WARN
83) ON TOW - Bool - TOW CONNECTION = 1
84) REVERSE THRUST - Percent - TURB ENG REVERSE NOZZLE PERCENT:1 > 1.5
 
PMDG:
85) Master Caution - PMDG 737 & 747
86) A/P RST (Amber) - PMDG 737
87) A/P RST (Red) - PMDG 737
88) A/T RST - PMDG 737
89) Master Warning - PMDG 747
90) Brake Temp (Not enabled Yet - Future)
91) Tyre Pressure (Not enabled yet - Future)
 
HELICOPTERS:
92) CLUTCH - Bool - ROTOR CLUTCH ACTIVE = On
93) GOVERNOR - Bool - ROTOR GOV ACTIVE = On
94) ROTOR BRAKE - Bool - ROTOR BRAKE ACTIVE = On
95) ALTITUDE WARNING - RADIO HEIGHT < FG_ALTIMETER_WARNING
96) CYLINDER HEAD TEMP  -  Celsius  -  Any Engine Cylinder Head Temp >  FG_BIP_CYLINDER_TEMP_WARN
97) ENG 1 CYLINDER HEAD TEMP  -  Celsius  -  ENG CYLINDER HEAD TEMP:1 >  FG_BIP_CYLINDER_TEMP_WARN
98) ENG 2 CYLINDER HEAD TEMP  -  Celsius  -  ENG CYLINDER HEAD TEMP:2 > FG_BIP_CYLINDER_TEMP_WARN
99) ENG 3 CYLINDER HEAD TEMP  -  Celsius  -  ENG CYLINDER HEAD TEMP:3 > FG_BIP_CYLINDER_TEMP_WARN
100) ENG 4 CYLINDER HEAD TEMP  -  Celsius  -  ENG CYLINDER HEAD TEMP:4 > FG_BIP_CYLINDER_TEMP_WARN
 

Buttons & Dials Details:
[S1] Normal Flight mode:
This is the mode for flight status displays. While in flight mode pressing [S1] again will bring up the in-gauge mini menu, which is controlled by the left and right dials.
 
[S2] Plate editor:
Use left dial to select the plate you wish to edit, use right dial to select function for the highlighted plate.
 
[S3] Variable Editor:
Use the left dial to select a variable and edit the value by moving the right dial.
 
[S4] Plate Ghost Text Toggle:
Use this to turn on and off the unlit text
 
[S5] Military Mode Toggle:
Use this to swith gauge styles between normal and military/Jet for thouse of you running my green style gauges.
 
[S6] Change Plate Colour (Edit Mode):
When the function number is not "0" then Press [S6] to toggle the colour of the highlighted plate from Green, Yellow and Red. When the plate function number is set to "0" then the colour toggle sets the blanking plate style instead.
1) Blank Black Plate
2) Plate removed totally
3) Metal Plate with screws
 
[L Dial] Select Previous/Next Plate:
Used in Editor mode (S2) to select the plate you wish to edit.
 
[R Dial] Change Plate Function Inc/Dec:
Used in Editor mode (S2) to change the function of the selected plate.

The Mini Menu:
(Accessed by pressing [S1] while already in "(S1) Flight Mode")
 
Version & Info:
Turn left dial clockwise to turn on and counter clockwise to turn off current version number and other useful links.
 
Edit Plates:
Turn left dial clockwise or counter clockwise to enter the "(S2) Editing Mode".
 
Edit Warnings:
Turn left dial clockwise or counter clockwise to enter the "(S3) Variables Editor".
 
Glass Reflection:
Turn left dial clockwise to turn on and counter clockwise to turn off optional glass reflections. This is a global setting so all gauges that have this function will turn on and off in sync.
 
Plate Ghost Text:
Turn left dial clockwise to turn on and counter clockwise to turn off the display of unlit plate names. With this feature turned on you can still read what each plate is for.
 
Military Style:
Turn left dial clockwise to turn on and counter clockwise to turn off the military style version of the gauge.
 
Aircraft (Compatibility Mode):
Switch between SIM and PMDG737 compatibility.

Variables:
FG_BIP_MENU (Gauge)
     Menu Item Index (0 to 8)
     0 = Menu Off
     1 = Version & Info
     2 = Edit Plates
     3 = Edit Warnings
     4 = Glass Relecction
     5 = Plate Ghost Text
     6 = Military Style
     7 = Aircraft Mode
     8 = Brightness Control
 
FG_BIP_FUEL_WARN (Profile)
     Low Fuel Percentage (0 - 100)
 
FG_BIP_VAC_WARN (Profile)
     VAC Low (0 - 50)
 
FG_BIP_OILPRESS_WARN (Profile)
     Oil Pressure PSI (0 - 300)
 
FG_BIP_OILTEMP_WARN (Profile)
     Oil Warning in Celsius (0 - 300)
 
FG_BIP_ROTOR_RPM_WARN (Profile)
     Low Rotor RPM Percentage (0 - 100)
 
FG_BIP_VOLTS_WARN (Profile)
     Low Volts Warning (0 - 100)
 
FG_GLOBAL_MIN_VOLTAGE (Profile)
     Minimum voltage before gauge electronics turns off (-1 to 150)
     -1 = Disabled
     0 - 150 = Off Voltage Level
 
FG_GLOBAL_BUS_SELECTED (Profile)
     Bus Voltage used for turning off gauges (0 to 1)
     0 = Main Bus
     1 = Avionics Bus
    
FG_GLOBAL_PANEL_LIGHTS (Profile)
     Night Lit Mode (Off = 0, On = 1)
 
FG_BIP_GFORCE_WARN (Profile)
     Hi g-force Warning (0 - 20)
 
FG_BIP_BRAKE_WARN (Profile)
    Over Braking Warning at Percentage (0 - 100)
 
FG_BIP_GHOST_TEXT (Profile)
     Unlit Ghost Text (Off = 0, On = 1)
 
FG_BIP_INSTRUCTIONS (Profile)
     Instructions Page (Off = 0, On = 1)
 
FG_BIP_MENU (Profile)
     Menu Item Index (-1 to 8)
     -1 = Menu Closed
     0 = Version & Info
     1 = Edit Plates
     2 = Edit Warnings
     3 = Glass Reflection
     4 = Plate Ghost Text
     5 = Military Style
 
FG_BIP_MENU2 (Profile)
     Variable Editor Selected Item (0 - 8)
 
FG_BIP_MILITARY (Profile)
     Military Style (Off = 0, On = 1)
 
FG_BIP_PAGE (Device)
     Gauge Page Number (0 - 2)
     0 = "Flight Mode"
     1 = "Editor Mode"
     2 = "Variable Editor"
 
FG_BIP_SLOT_SELECTOR (Device)
     Plate Number selected (1 - 12)
 
FG_BIP_SLOT(1-12)_COLOUR (Device)
     Selected Plate Colour (0 - 3)
     While Platge Function > 0:
     0 = Green
     1 = Yellow
     2 = Red
     While Plate Function = 0 (Normal Mode):
     0 = Plate Blank
     1 = Plate Removed
     2 = Metal Plate (with screws)
 
FG_BIP_SLOT(1-12)_FUNCTION (Device)
     Selected Function (0 - 84)

Release Notes:
1.2.010 - Now A2A Oil Temperature Compatible
1.2.009 - Now A2A Oil Pressure Compatible
1.2.008 - Added brightness control to mini menu.  Brightness control Sync (All Gauges same brightness Value).
1.2.007 - Added additional Heli and Cylinder Head plates 92-100
1.2.006 - Added 747 compatibility and corrected colour of blanking plates
1.2.005 - Auto Throttle, No smoking and Seat Belts plates now working for PMDG 737
1.2.004 - Flaps colour yellow in transition and at user defined colour at full deplotment
1.2.003 - Calibrated colour to match other panel gauges
1.2.002 - Fixed PMDG 737 Strobes, APU Gen and Taxi plates
1.2.001 - More PMDG compatibility (Master Caution and Armed Spoilers, AP Warnings)
1.2.000 - Panel Lights now controlled by local variable (FG_GLOBAL_PANEL_LIGHTS)
1.1.002 - PMDG fixes for Flight Director, Autopilot, Strobe, Beacon
1.1.001 - Flaps escallate colour with full flaps.
1.1.000 - Added military style - toggle [S5]. Fixed bug with incorrect GPS/NAV Variable
1.0.005 - Added blanking plates. When Plate Function in editor = 0  then [S6] toggles plate style. Masked reflection away from frame.
1.0.004 - Added 5 x "ENGINE GENERATOR" plates and "OVER BRAKING", "SPOILERS" and "REVERSE THRUST"  plates. New Over Braking Variable
1.0.003 - Added "G-FORCE", "AUTO THROTTLE", "NO SMOKING", "SEAT BELTS" and 5 x "AFTERBURNER" plates. Only coloured plates go out with power off now. Function buttons light for active function.
1.0.002 - Added "Fuel Pump" and 5 x "Engine Starter" Plates. Global Gauge Off Voltage added to Variable Editor.
1.0.001 - Two New Plates. "Push Back" & "Smoke". Also Added Ghost Text toggle [S4].
1.0.000 - First Beta Release.

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