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Saitek PRO Flight BIP Backlit Information Panel

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  • Backlit annunciate Panel
  • 24 Individually controlled segments
  • 3 user defined colours - Red, Orange and Green
  • Over 70 different legends included in box
  • Works with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004
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Product Description

Product Description

Compatible with Microsoft Flight Sim X and Flight Sim 2004, the Pro Flight Backlit Information Panel provides users with clear and authentic information during flight. Supplied with over 70 individual ‘command tiles’ which display a wide variety of in flight commands and information, users can customize their Information Panel to display flight information relevant to their aircraft or personal preference. In addition, users can assign a choice of three colors to each or the 24 segments, allowing different command tiles to light up with different colours during flight. Command tiles not illuminated remain invisible to the naked eye, allowing aspiring pilots to accurately access the information they need, when they need it. Connectivity: USB 2.0

From the Manufacturer

Compatible with Most Major Flying Games, Including:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • X-Plane

System Requirements:

  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

Supports all 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

 


 



Saitek Pro Flight Backlit Information Panel (B.I.P.)

Compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the Saitek Pro Flight Backlit Information Panel provides clear and authentic information during flight. Supplied with over 50 individual 'command tiles' which display a wide variety of in-flight commands and information, you can customize your Information Panel to display flight information relevant to your aircraft or personal preference. Assign your choice of three colors to each of the 24 segments so that different command tiles illuminate in different colors during flight.

Command tiles not illuminated remain invisible to the naked eye, allowing aspiring pilots to accurately access the information they need, exactly when they need it.

 


 

Backlit Information Panel

Cockpit Information Light System

The Backlit Information Panel supplies user feedback for aircraft systems and situations. Just a glance is all it takes to check if the fuel is low or the engine is running hot, which Com is active or if the aft door is open. Command tiles not illuminated remain invisible to the naked eye.

 


 

Bracket Illustration

Replaceable Light Lenses

Over 50 legend tiles are included: Engine Fire warnings from 1 to 4, Fuel Low warnings 1 to 4, Auto Pilot, Pitot Heat, Landing Lights, Oil Pressure, and more.

 


 

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Fully Customizable to Meet Your Needs

Modular and interchangeable, Saitek's range of Instrument Panels can be situated one on top of another or side-by-side. Want the Multi Panel above the Radio Panel? Done. Want your Switch Panel to the left of your Yoke? Go for it. Easy-to-use mounting brackets provide the means to arrange your flight simulation setup in a configuration only limited by your imagination.

 


 

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Build the Ultimate Virtual Cockpit

With Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke System, the configuration of your dreams can become reality. From just a Yoke and a Throttle Quadrant, easily add Rudder Pedals and a multitude of Switch, Navigation, and Instrument Panels to fully customize your flight simulator. Commercial or private, seasoned or novice, you have the ability to equip your flight simulation setup with all the essentials needed to vastly improve your skill set and muscle memory.





Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.2 x 4.1 x 2.6 inches
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.1 pounds
ASIN B004ING98M
Item model number SCB432040002/04/1
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #38 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Game Hardware > PC Game Hardware > Controllers > Flight Controls
#13,266 in Video Games > Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com January 21, 2011

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The BIP comes well-packaged. The instruction manual states to put in the install disk, though none were included in my package. However, I downloaded the 64-bit drivers from the Saitek website without issues. The BIP comes with 24 buttons pre-loaded into the face of the panel, with an extra 27 buttons in a separate box. Simply pull off the faceplace and insert the buttons you want, in whatever order you choose. The BIP had an easy drag-n-drop user interface where you can change out the order and position of the buttons on-screen to match where you placed the buttons on the actual panel. Once you have the panel on-screen matching the panel on your desk, you simply close-out the on-screen interface and fly. I've only had the BIP for a few days, but it works fabulously. It's nice to have a glaring warning light in your face so you never forget that you're landing without your gear down, or when your fuel is low, etc. This just adds another element of realism to your home cockpit.
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UPDATE 11/7/12

This has grown on me so I changed my ratting from 4 to 5 stars.

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Although I'll fly a jet every now and then I really prefer some of the older prop planes, big or small. And most of them used the "O M I" airport guidance system.

This usually consisted of 3 lights and loud tones as you passed over each radio marker near the airport. The "lights" on screen in FSX are pitiful. This is a very big improvement.

The Outer marker was a blue light, the Middle Marker was amber/yellow, and the Inner Marker was white.

Thanks to SPAD I can get pretty much the same setup for more realism. But in the real aircraft you just have 3 round lights in a row (vertically or horizontally). I had thought of making 3 round transparencies, one in each position, but decided on text instead as the rest of the BIP is text.

The Saitek BIP comes with one tile labeled "MARKER". I don't know if the Saitek software lets you use all 3 lights, as needed, or just one light color.

If you look at the 2 pictures on the main page you can see how I did it.

First get some printer transparencies for your printer (inkjet or laser). Colored paper or film underneath the homemade tile can enhance the displayed color.

You can check out my pictures at the top of the main page, but basically you print out the transparencies and tape them in place with black electrical tape. Then you assign the color that you want to the position that you want.

The BIP has 3 light colors available for each tile place - red, green, and yellow. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a good blue color for the Outer Marker. If you put a blue colored transparency between the yellow LED light and the transparency you get green.
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First, I should clarify that I'm running the Saitek Backlit Instrument Panel (BIP) with X-Plane on a Mac. Neither the sim nor the OS are supported by Saitek, however there's a very reliable and free plug-in downloadable for X-Plane users which provides full BIP functionality on Mac, Windows and Linux.

The BIP is the same dimensions as Saitek's other panels, so it fits perfectly within any existing configuration. The only aesthetic difference is the shiny front translucent panel, which would otherwise conceal the annunciators it illuminates. It supports 3 rows of 8 backlit panels each, so you can have up to 24 annunciators operational at any time. The BIP also comes with many additional panels so you can choose which ones best suit your preferences from a total of over 50. Each panel can then be programmed to illuminate with your choice of Amber, Red or Green when certain conditions are met; for example, a stall warning would ideally remain unlit for an entire flight, but you want to see it when it happens. It's also reassuring to see an annunciator confirm that the landing gear is lowered and locked, or to remind you that the cabin door is open.

Could it be improved? Overall, I'm very happy with the product and have no regrets. Some minor things I'd like to see would be a greater range of panels as there are some fundamental functions not included such as flap position, transponder status etc. Also, it would be great to have the same panel illuminate in different colours depending on the situation; for example, Autopilot could illuminate in green when engaged, but in red when disengaged. To be fair, I'm running it on a Mac with X-Plane via a custom plug-in, so I can't comment on whether the limitation is unique to my configuration, or the same for all users.

Al.
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You receive the Panel in a very good package that cannot get the panel damaged in route. Full instructions and a small cd gets it functioning in minutes. Programing the display titles is very easy and you choose from three colors, red, yellow and green. Installation is just plugging it to one of your usb ports. It works like a charm, notifying every stage of your flight as well as radios, landing gear and whatever you choose to be notified about. Once you use this panel you will never be without it. My cockpit is much better now. Do not hesitate to get one even though it is a little bit high on price.
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