Summary: Very nice addition to FSX. Easy to install driver for Windows 8.1. Works good. Easy to read dials. Takes about 5 minutes to attach to my Saitek Pro Flight Yoke. The instrument panel switches light up as well as the dial face. This is my third panel. Have been using my other two panels for several months now, without any problems. I would recommend this product.
so some differences are expected but in this case and like others have posted here people are experiencing problems
2 July 2014
Summary: I recently purchased 3 of the panels. I found them very disappointing for the price I paid for them. Before any one starts with me about not knowing Aircraft performance let me assure you I have plenty of experience with Aircraft and how instruments should function. Forty some years of flying gives me a little knowledge of how things should work.
Great for aircrafts that have no navigation instruments....
Cynthia R., Amazon
24 June 2014
Summary: I have a P38 livery that has no nav intrumentation. The Pro Flight instrument panel now provides all navigation data via its VOR and ADF instruments. Also, some of my aircraft software displays are difficult to read. This product brings the numbers right up to you in a bright visible and easy to read display. All nav inputs are via the Saitek radio panel and some autopilot inputs can be handled via the instrument panel. Great product.....if you dont have one.....GET ONE!
Summary: The drivers that you download for this don't work that well. I have to reinstall the drivers every time I turn my computer off and on again. It was a challenge figuring out how to get the attitude indicator working properly with Prepar3d. I called Support and they weren't real helpful.
Great for FSX, Falcon 4, and hobbyist programmers.
Blair Sherman, Amazon
29 May 2014
Summary: The FIP provides an additional display for games that support it, as well as buttons that can be custom mapped by the game. Usually these are just used to change images on the display, but each supported game can capture button events and decide what to do with them. (That's up to each game's developers, though.