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TBM 900 v1.1.9 Update Released!

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Hello All,

This will serve as a formal forum announcement that we have released the version 1.1.9 update for the TBM 900. All customers who have purchased the TBM 900 up till now have been sent an e-mail by X-Aviation with complete instructions on how to obtain your update. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase the TBM 900 from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 1.1.9 for you.

What if I didn't get the update e-mail?

If you did not receive your update e-mail don't fret! X-Aviation has updated our system to allow all customers to update with ease, regardless of whether you received an e-mail for the update! Here's what to do:

1. Login to your X-Aviation account here: https://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/account_history.php

2. Find your original TBM 900 download and re-download the file. It will download as the latest version!

The following is a list of additions/fixes included:
 
What's New / Changed:

Improvements / New Features:

  • New ground steering model to put an end to the unstable takeoffs & landings.
  • Implemented GPU rental costs.
  • Added hand-towing option to the sidebar drawer.
  • XP11.30 engine changes during startup to produce a lower startup ITT spike.
  • Added inertial separator transition sounds.
  • Pressing TIMER on the yoke automatically brings up the TMR/REF page.
  • AviTab support integrated into yoke-mounted tablet.
  • Tablet now stows in the door pocket. You can still use the USB ports to summon it, but this will be removed in a future update.
  • Reworked pressurization schedule. The system will now gradually change the cabin pressure target as we are nearing the destination, instead of going to it immediately on takeoff.
  • Pressurization won't fling open the OFV fully on landing, but modulate until equalization has been achieved.
  • Corrected high-altitude performance to be within +-2 knots of POH tablets.
  • Implemented configuration-dependent KIAS errors to match POH values.
  • Implemented sidebar drawer smooth animation.
  • AOA sensor failure separated out from AHRS and now individually settable in "Edit Failures" window.
  • Visual configurations window now includes option to use older custom heatblur effect.
  • Expired databases show in amber on MFD splash screen.
  • Replaced G1000 manual link with one for the TBM850 & TBM900.

Bugfixes:

  • Battery recharge button in maintenance manager was incorrectly disabled.
  • Restructured battery voltage drop with load to give more realistic red battery voltage indications during start.
  • Fixed CAS message pixel alignment issues.
  • GPH indication on EICAS should properly respond when moving into or out of CUTOFF.
  • Electronic checklist was asking for "FUEL SEL" to OFF in a few places, when it should have called for MAN instead.
  • Gear wear was using incorrect sideslip computation.
  • Rudder propwash force correction could end up taking reverse thrust into account, when it shouldn't.
  • Fixed missing pitot & static covers
  • Low-fuel instability wasn't powerful enough.
  • Fixed prop overspeed on reverse with slow forward motion.
  • Workaround for ReShade bug causing hang in its OpenGL hooks DLL.
  • ODB was missing minimum download speed clamp to abort if the download is slow.
  • Don't try removing the odb directory if it didn't exist to avoid a spurious error log message.
  • glutils drawing wasn't properly disabling vertex arrays, leading to potential crash.

As always, thanks for being a customer with X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support!


Enjoy these latest updates, and stay tuned to the forum as we continually announce the latest happenings.

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We may have reached perfection here :)  I was still struggling a little with the higher crosswind landings even after 200+ hours but that is all in the past.

 

Thank you.

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Guys you are awesome! You nail it! Now take off is how it suppose to be!  I know sometimes it is frustrating to wait for update, but it was totally worth it.

Thank you for listening!

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Perfect!!

Been flying this one for about a month now but had to give it a break due to frustrating ground handling. Now take-offs are a breeze. Cross-wind landings = FUN. 

Also very much appreciate the disappearance of the ITT spike during start-up.

And with avitab integration, this will easily become my go-to GA plane.

Thanks so much! :D

Cheers

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Excellent!  Ground handling, taxi and landing control are spot on.  All the rest is just very tasty gravy.  Thank you guys so much for continuing to update this beautiful plane.

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The ground handling on take off and landing is SO much better; thank you so much. So pleased with all the continued support for this aircraft, absolute gold standard.

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23 hours ago, Cameron said:

Hello All,

This will serve as a formal forum announcement that we have released the version 1.1.9 update for the TBM 900. All customers who have purchased the TBM 900 up till now have been sent an e-mail by X-Aviation with complete instructions on how to obtain your update. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase the TBM 900 from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 1.1.9 for you.

What if I didn't get the update e-mail?

If you did not receive your update e-mail don't fret! X-Aviation has updated our system to allow all customers to update with ease, regardless of whether you received an e-mail for the update! Here's what to do:

1. Login to your X-Aviation account here: https://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/account_history.php

2. Find your original TBM 900 download and re-download the file. It will download as the latest version!

The following is a list of additions/fixes included:
 
What's New / Changed:

Improvements / New Features:

  • New ground steering model to put an end to the unstable takeoffs & landings.
  • Implemented GPU rental costs.
  • Added hand-towing option to the sidebar drawer.
  • XP11.30 engine changes during startup to produce a lower startup ITT spike.
  • Added inertial separator transition sounds.
  • Pressing TIMER on the yoke automatically brings up the TMR/REF page.
  • AviTab support integrated into yoke-mounted tablet.
  • Tablet now stows in the door pocket. You can still use the USB ports to summon it, but this will be removed in a future update.
  • Reworked pressurization schedule. The system will now gradually change the cabin pressure target as we are nearing the destination, instead of going to it immediately on takeoff.
  • Pressurization won't fling open the OFV fully on landing, but modulate until equalization has been achieved.
  • Corrected high-altitude performance to be within +-2 knots of POH tablets.
  • Implemented configuration-dependent KIAS errors to match POH values.
  • Implemented sidebar drawer smooth animation.
  • AOA sensor failure separated out from AHRS and now individually settable in "Edit Failures" window.
  • Visual configurations window now includes option to use older custom heatblur effect.
  • Expired databases show in amber on MFD splash screen.
  • Replaced G1000 manual link with one for the TBM850 & TBM900.

Bugfixes:

  • Battery recharge button in maintenance manager was incorrectly disabled.
  • Restructured battery voltage drop with load to give more realistic red battery voltage indications during start.
  • Fixed CAS message pixel alignment issues.
  • GPH indication on EICAS should properly respond when moving into or out of CUTOFF.
  • Electronic checklist was asking for "FUEL SEL" to OFF in a few places, when it should have called for MAN instead.
  • Gear wear was using incorrect sideslip computation.
  • Rudder propwash force correction could end up taking reverse thrust into account, when it shouldn't.
  • Fixed missing pitot & static covers
  • Low-fuel instability wasn't powerful enough.
  • Fixed prop overspeed on reverse with slow forward motion.
  • Workaround for ReShade bug causing hang in its OpenGL hooks DLL.
  • ODB was missing minimum download speed clamp to abort if the download is slow.
  • Don't try removing the odb directory if it didn't exist to avoid a spurious error log message.
  • glutils drawing wasn't properly disabling vertex arrays, leading to potential crash.

As always, thanks for being a customer with X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support!


Enjoy these latest updates, and stay tuned to the forum as we continually announce the latest happenings.

Thanks for fixing the reshade bug!

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Very pleased on the ground handling.  Looks like the ice skates are finally gone, nicely done.

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35 minutes ago, maub said:

Great update! Ground handling solved! So many improvements with this one! Thank you guys!

Lets just hope that it remains true to the real thing.. instead of minimizing the swerve for the simmers getting happy.

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23 minutes ago, jvp89 said:

Lets just hope that it remains true to the real thing.. instead of minimizing the swerve for the simmers getting happy.

I honestly don't mind some compromises here and there for the sake of usability. I don't see this as an "easy-mode" but simply a matter of covering the absensce of tactile feedback on the sim world, IF it's the case.

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6 hours ago, jvp89 said:

Lets just hope that it remains true to the real thing.. instead of minimizing the swerve for the simmers getting happy.

Keep in mind, I looked but couldn't find any instances of a RW TBM ground looping or exiting the runway.  Also, from articles about the airplane they never mentioned anything about the airplane being difficult to steer on the runway...no mention about steering at all.  The RW airplane has a better safety record than a C172.  

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I was pretty grumpy in the past about ground handling during landing and takeoff, but it's now as I expect, without a need for abnormal tuning of XP11 settings. Thanks Hot Start !

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Thank you by the update...

Unfortunately didn't fix the rain effects problem on Mac and/or the AoA. Still the same as long time back.

Once rain effect is active simulator freezes and when using (trying) AoA FPS drops to 5 or less.

 

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13 minutes ago, malenca said:

Thank you by the update...

Unfortunately didn't fix the rain effects problem on Mac and/or the AoA. Still the same as long time back.

Once rain effect is active simulator freezes and when using (trying) AoA FPS drops to 5 or less.

 

That's the Mac's weird GPU architecture.  It'll get a good look and hopefully a fix in the near future.

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Now we got it!

This update makes a big positif change on my side, I can now enjoy crosswind on short fields! Couldn't sleep but fly and fly again this amazing study bird till dawn sunrise time!

Thank you very much for this move, great work, congrats to the team, well-deserved!

Bravo Hot Star!

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15 hours ago, jvp89 said:

Lets just hope that it remains true to the real thing.. instead of minimizing the swerve for the simmers getting happy.

Yes - I think it still swerves as it should if you don't pay attention and is much closer to the published behavior in terms of rudder trim.  It's not stable by any means but it's also not overly twitchy as it was before.  A tiny windgust was enough to send me at a 45 degree off course - no longer the case and the front wheel now actually does something between 20 and 70 kts.

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I am eager to fire it up and experience the new ground handling tweak for t/o and landing. Many thanks again for continuously tweaking the TBM. Thanks for listening to your customers.

We can finally put these types of posts to rest 

 

 

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Agree that with v1.1.9 changes to ground model, it is far easier to maintain proper directional control on takeoffs and landings.  Great fix !

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