How to create your cockpit panel layouts
In FsClient, you can select your panels from a list. By default, there are a few present. By pressing the New acft button, you can select a panel from the library, give it an aircraft name and open it from the list. Using the setup button, you can create the layout you want. More details are in the Howto section.
From the second list you can select the subpanel you want to display on this particular PC. This list contains different configurations, like basic flight instruments, engines, radio etc.
Please note that you will have to do the same in FsXpand, or FsXpand will not be able to make FsClients load the appropriate panel. FsXPand will send your selection to the clients so they know which panel to display (you may not want to load a panel for every FsClient you have running). Although FsXPand has no panel of its own, it will need the extra aircraft added for this purpose (and for the assignments of stick axes and buttons you may have connected to your main PC.
Whenever you edit your panel, the result is saved. If you want to return to the original, just create a new one from the library templates as just described. You can save your panel as a template for future use when you are done.
Pre-configuredFsXPand panels consist of a set of selected gauges, positioned and sized at will. But while the PFD and ND displays seem to be panels, they actually are just a gauge (be it a complex one). That is why you can use a PFD and an ND on one panel.
FsXPand features a number of pre-configured gauges based on bitmap elements, cessna 172 and C208, Kingair 300 and Dash-8. Of course you can add your own bitmaps to your gauges. New types are created regularly.
Besides this, there are a the remaining panels made of generic gauges. These are gauges generated on-the-fly from a script. All glass panels (737, 747, Fokker 100) are of this type, as well as the Legacy (classic) Jet and Prop types.
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