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G1000NXI Checklist

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I downloaded the checklist (which wasn't installed on my new DA40NG) from the Diamond checklist website

I then installed it on the SD Card (insert in the bottom slot of the MFD)

The checklists loaded ... but there are errors. Here is an example picture

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Notice that there are embedded characters that are jacked up. I can think of a bunch of reasons why this might be... obviously 32 ASCII is space... so my guess it has something to do with a US configured g1000nxi... and there is something German about the GCL file

I have several questions ... but before I go too far down the road solving them Im wondering if anyone knows the answer

1. Does anyone have a good checklist file (either json or GCL)
2. The files checklist.gcl on the download doesn't seem to match checkset.json (when I load checkset.json and export checklist.gcl) it doesn't match the delivered checklist.gcl... and when I export checklist.gcl it doesn't match checkset.json [could easily be because I diff'd]
3. Does anyone know where the GCL file format is documented?
4. Has anyone written a library for GCL
5. Why did they deliver the data.json and the html files?

Thanks,
Alan
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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I have just started looking into this for my DA62. Here's what I know:

1. The version of the checklist loaded on my DA62 at delivery had the same garbage characters. I think you are correct this is extra characters (with Austrian accenting) or markup that's not supported in the US English version.

2. The checklist editor published by Garmin DOES load and allow editing of the DA62 GCL files and I suspect it will do the same for your DA40 file. You can find this at:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/downloa ... p?id=12032
This editor requires Windows.

3. The HTML and JSON files are a bit of a mystery - it's possible the OEM editor tools let the OEM first compose in those formats and then output the PDF (for printout of use in a tablet) as well as the GCL files. These files were NOT provided in the DA62 version which makes me think they are superfluous for our purposes.

I suggest you just get the Garmin editor, load up the file and go to the problematic areas and then save. The editor is obscure - something like a outline editor so that formatting and indenting is done using the logic of the UI but it didn't seem incomprehensible at first glance.

Good luck - I plan to do something similar on my DA62. In the meantime I am using the PDF version of the e-checklist loaded into Foreflight with "bookmarks" for important bits (emergencies mainly).

I look forward to hearing about your progress.
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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Consider MiraCheck. I only use the voice response for Emergency checklist items. I find it much more powerful, flexible, and convenient than the G1000. And it runs on a separate screen (iPad), leaving the MFD usable.
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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MiraCheck looks awesome! Thanks Russ!
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One question Russ: Do you have a MiraCheck template for the DA40NG that you can share?
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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This is almost exactly what I tried this morning.

Unfortunately, open, save didnt fix the problem.

Good news is that if you go "edit" the sections of the checklist and erase/retype them... it solves the problem.

It is still annoying.

Alan


nworthin wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:23 pm I have just started looking into this for my DA62. Here's what I know:

1. The version of the checklist loaded on my DA62 at delivery had the same garbage characters. I think you are correct this is extra characters (with Austrian accenting) or markup that's not supported in the US English version.

2. The checklist editor published by Garmin DOES load and allow editing of the DA62 GCL files and I suspect it will do the same for your DA40 file. You can find this at:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/downloa ... p?id=12032
This editor requires Windows.

3. The HTML and JSON files are a bit of a mystery - it's possible the OEM editor tools let the OEM first compose in those formats and then output the PDF (for printout of use in a tablet) as well as the GCL files. These files were NOT provided in the DA62 version which makes me think they are superfluous for our purposes.

I suggest you just get the Garmin editor, load up the file and go to the problematic areas and then save. The editor is obscure - something like a outline editor so that formatting and indenting is done using the logic of the UI but it didn't seem incomprehensible at first glance.

Good luck - I plan to do something similar on my DA62. In the meantime I am using the PDF version of the e-checklist loaded into Foreflight with "bookmarks" for important bits (emergencies mainly).

I look forward to hearing about your progress.
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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Boatguy wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:45 pm Consider MiraCheck. I only use the voice response for Emergency checklist items. I find it much more powerful, flexible, and convenient than the G1000. And it runs on a separate screen (iPad), leaving the MFD usable.
Ill try that... I think that a flaw in my flying is this topic anyway.
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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Wish there was a MiraCheck DA62 template available. I really don't want to retype the checklist....
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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I’ve been working on one for the past month but not quite finished. Could publish it if you are happy to check it
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Re: G1000NXI Checklist

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gcampbe2 wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:06 pm One question Russ: Do you have a MiraCheck template for the DA40NG that you can share?
Sorry, I did not see this earlier. I have one, but it extends far beyond the factory list and is very customized to my own flow. I've re-ordered what the factory does, eliminated some things, added other things, set flags so some items are only done conditionally, etc.
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