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  3. gcbraun

    TBM-900 Release Date Announcement & Previews!

    Is it VR compatible?
  4. skiselkov

    TBM-900 Release Date Announcement & Previews!

    Video from second day:
  5. For the first time I'm really carried away by the accuracy and the realism of the simulation. Particularly impressive is the pathprediction system (reminiscent of Austin Mayer's application). This is a very high raf set for all other developers! Well done..... Awaiting for the opening sale...
  6. bdeniaud

    TBM-900 Release Date Announcement & Previews!

    Thanks ! OMG, the modeling and sound are amazing. Wainting for next video then
  7. airfighter

    P.180 Avanti II - Support

    No. It's almost ready, but will be for sure out after TBM's release.
  8. marpilot

    P.180 Avanti II - Support

    Hi, when will it be out? Are you waiting for XP11.30 update to fine tune P.180?
  9. airfighter

    P.180 Avanti II - Support

  10. Yesterday
  11. Will it have 4k textures throughout?
  12. Cameron

    x-aviation licensing problem

    It seems you have two products installed that you did not purchase. They are: SkyMaxx Pro v3 and Real Weather Connector. Can you explain this?
  13. Awesome, can't wait!
  14. jadaz

    The A310-300 Project

    Hi Martin, how have you been? are you related to the CremonaSoft A310? Jad
  15. petehowell57

    x-aviation licensing problem

    txt files sent Thanking you in advance Pete
  16. Captains, Continuing on with our release date announcement yesterday, today we are going to discuss Synthetic Vision & TAWS in our forum post, and avionics as a whole in today's livestream happening at 6:30pm EST (2230 Zulu). You can watch the livestream by clicking here! (Previously Recorded) And now, let's talk about the Synthetic Vision & TAWS! Modern avionics tends to place a lot of emphasis on visual cues to aid in situational awareness. A classic example that dates back to the late 80s is the terrain map displayed on the navigation display: Here you can see a reproduction of the Garmin TAWS-B (Terrain Awareness and Warning System - B). This system works in a rather simple manner. It contains a stored database of world-wide terrain, reads GPS inputs and projects the aircraft's flight path with turn, climb and descend trends to some future point (typically approximately one minute ahead). If it detects a potential terrain conflict, it will begin issuing aural cautions ("TERRAIN AHEAD"). If the pilot doesn't respond, the system will increase speaker volume and issue a hard warning ("TERRAIN AHEAD, PULL UP!"). In the following image you can see the path-prediction function. The aircraft is currently not headed in the direction of terrain, but it is turning towards it. The TAWS-B system detects this and shows the predicted impact point: The TAWS-B implementation in the HotStart TBM900 is designed to mimic the real TAWS-B in intimate detail, including all warning modes and realistic terrain resolution. To make terrain database updating a breeze, the aircraft doesn't actually use any internal terrain database. It reads the X-Plane DSF terrain files directly in a background thread to construct an always-up-to-date picture of the surrounding terrain. This system, while no doubt important and having prevented many a CFIT accident (Controlled Flight Into Terrain), with the proliferation of powerful graphics hardware in avionics since the late 2000s, more and more vendors have started adopting direct 3D terrain displays. One of the most sought-after incarnations of this technology is called synthetic vision: The HotStart TBM900 uses its terrain database information not only to display a classic TAWS-B screen, it also uses that same information to drive a real-time 3D display of the terrain around the aircraft. Although, strictly speaking, the simulator itself is already a synthetic kind of world. So should we be calling this "Synthetic Synthetic Vision" then? Regardless, the nice part of this feature is that the graphics hardware you have in your computer is so much more powerful than anything that aircraft avionics uses, that even though we have reproduced the real Garmin SVT system to near pixel perfection, your computer barely feels the weight. In our testing, the synthetic vision shows an almost negligible performance impact. And so if we have information terrain, path prediction and a 3D view of the world, what can we do with impact predictions? Quite simple: we just paint the hills in front of you with the appropriate color to warn you of impending doom. With the ability to draw arbitrary 3D graphics on the instruments, why not add obstacles as well? Although obstale databases are sometimes hard to come by, the US FAA publishes theirs directly on the web, free of charge. So when we detect that the aircraft is flying in a US territory, the avionics connect to the FAA's servers in the background and download the latest obstacle data file (once every 28 days). With this data in hand, we can show to an adventurous pilot when danger looms ahead, even if it isn't made of dirt: And this of course combines with the path prediction system again to produce obstacle impact predictions. While not that much of an issue in urbant areas, as there is plenty of light at night to indicate the presence of a city, this can come particularly in handy if some incosiderate person decided to build a lone radio mast right in your flight path. But of course, if for whatever reason you prefer not having the 3D terrain on the primary flight display you can turn it off. But should you want it for a quick peek anyway, feel free to just stick the terrain display onto a ForeFlight-like tablet onto the yoke (please note: this is NOT the full ForeFlight application, just a differently rendition of the TBM's 3D terrain display): This is just a few of the many integrated avionics systems that the aircraft boasts to aid you in your simulation endeavors. Of course, all this aircraft complexity demands some maintenance attention. Check back tomorrow when we will detail how to take care of your new aircraft and keep it performing to its fullest potential. We'll see you on the livestream (link at the top of this post) tonight for more in-depth conversation on the avionics!
  17. Cameron

    x-aviation licensing problem

    Please send an e-mail to support@x-aviation.com Include both the Log.txt and Gizmo Log.txt files located in your main X-Plane folder.
  18. truckerjay379

    Using mouse on condition levers

    Hello all was wondering if there was a way to set up a key binding to move the condition levers up and down. When pulling down the condition levers it sometimes goes straight to fuel off.
  19. petehowell57

    x-aviation licensing problem

    Hi Just purchased Maxx Fx to use with x-plane 11. All seemed to install ok, but now a dialogue box titled "X-Aviation Licensing" and stating Next License Check keeps appearing on the screen and I can't get rid of it. Help please? Thank you Pete Howell
  20. trixmot

    TBM-900 Release Date Announcement & Previews!

    Looking forward to trying it out.
  21. Iain

    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Oh, now that you mention it, it is you, I never realised, a very happy and calm pilot!! Return flight done, SABE winds were dead calm, warm, clear skies, just like a Norwegian winter, I'm happy to be here, Bergen weather was getting a bit crazy. Next flight is to Mendoza so will post that up this evening or tomorrow, the first evening flight will be a special youtube video, with a bit more editing to show off this wonderful creation by the IXEG team.
  22. Litjan

    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    You can still see my big, freightened eyes in that picture! No worries, I have done worse in real life... Cheers, Jan
  23. Iain

    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Please excuse the landing Jan!
  24. Renaissanceman

    TBM-900 Release Date Announcement & Previews!

    Good choice of airplane to develop. With your skills, this will be interesting indeed. Bravo!
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