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MU-2 brakes bug

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Hi there,

I don't know if this is documented or not, but there's a problem with the MU-2's brakes.

To replicate, turn on the Gear/Brakes data output. By default B and V toggle instantly between 50%, 100% and 0% brakes, but the MU-2 applies a gradual change (very nice!) so it's doing something here. But if you hit the V and B keys randomly a few times, there's a way it falls into a mode where pressing B goes between 25% and 75% - the brakes don't release, they're locked on.

Using the brake handle in the 3D cockpit doesn't help.

A workaround is to hit V to release the brakes completely, then only use B after that. But there's a bug in the maths here!

Thanks for a really nice plane.

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A few hours in her now. Seems once I've run through the start-up with in-cockpit parking brakes released and ready to roll, a single tap of the 'V' does the trick. As far as complaints I've heard about the too-fast taxi, just nudge the power levers back into the beta range a hair and you can leave them alone until you're cleared to line up.

 

I must say, I am very *very* impressed with this MU2.

 

Regards,

Kent

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Hi guys, sorry I haven't sounded off here in a bit.   I am a bit focused on the 737 at the moment and watching the MU2 take a bit of a back seat is a bummer.  I do know about the brake bug, haven't been able to get my brain into that code base for a while...changing gears is difficult and the 737 is on a tight timeline.  The bug isn't lost on me and I will dig into it just as soon as I can get this pesky 737 to the next reststop.  The brake bug manifests itself (IIRC)  mostly AFTER you have gotten a successful release per procedure....so you see it more when you land and try to take off again.  

 

And I can confirm, the real MU-2 requires frequent beta/reverse to keep taxi speeds under control....most turboprops do actually.  I think Austin said his evolution will make it up to 60 kts at idle in the prop governing regime.

 

-tkyler

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Tom,

 

looking forward for the iXEG 737!!!
 

Meanwhile, just a THUMBS UP, regarding how beautifully and harmonious your MU-2J feels now that the "torque bug" has been fixed...

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Tom,

looking forward for the iXEG 737!!!

Meanwhile, just a THUMBS UP, regarding how beautifully and harmonious your MU-2J feels now that the "torque bug" has been fixed...

Good to read the torque has been affected a bit to the good with 10.45.

Will certainly fly it again.

Wished the transponder bug could be resolved soon...

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Hey guys, thats' good to hear...I haven't even tried it yet!   This IXEG thing-a-ma-jig is a bit all encompassing.    A bit of good news...my experiences on the 737 make the original MU2 work look stupid trivial...and when I get back to that thing in a bit, I hope to bring more stability and goodies to it!  Thanks for being patient.

 

-tkyler

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