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  1. 8 points
    Hi, When using the vSpeed callout script listed below, you have to set the speedbugs yourself. My little script reads the V speed values from the CDU and sets the speedbugs for you. Just put my script in the same folder as the vSpeed script...
  2. 4 points
    Hello everyone, I just bought into XP11 a couple days ago for the sole purpose of flying this aircraft. I operate TBMs on a near daily basis. I work with and fly them for a living, from the original 700A, B and C models, all the way to the nice and fancy 930s. So I’ve got a lot of time operating 900s. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, which helps when working in aviation maintenance and I’ve put this sim through its paces. As a result, I’ve got a lot to offer, I suppose, in trying to help make this great aircraft, greater. To preface all of this, I have no knowlege of creating and modeling and programming anything like what these people have created, I’m not at all saying any of this maliciously. Nothing is in any particular order of seriousness. ITT on start is both too high and too fast. ITT will always peak between 30-37 percent NG. After peak ITT, the temp will always decrease to your normal Low Idle temps. When the secondary fuel nozzles start spitting fuel in, approaching 50% NG, there is not another ITT surge. For example, my average start at 5600 msl, thin air, on a 30 degree day will never hit 800 ITT unless we are out doing a prop balance and starting up repeatedly. Power on red flashing lights should not flash when either or both the nav or strobe lights are on. Talking about the red LEDs on either wingtip that are on when power is applied to the aircraft. Once either strobe or nav lights are on, both of those will no longer flash until both are off. FMS LFE should always automatically input LFE of destination airport, so long as a flight plan is entered in the G1000. Having to go to the system page and pressing “FMS LFE” should not be necessary. Manual override in flight is completely broken. Per the Daher Maint. Manual, the in flight test of the manual override lever is to bring the power lever to 40% Trq, then slowly bring in the manual override until but NOT EXCEEDING 100% Trq. There is initial transparency with the override, essentially catching up to where the power is set already. I did this and nothing happened until about the last inch of travel, and the engine essentially exploded the very instant the override introduced fuel. Power lever limitations past FL260, full power lever travel is not providing proper power. It how has enough to make the climb and cruise bugs only. Realisticly, you should never actually be able to use full travel without overtorqueing or overtemping. Cruise ITT is too high, example, flew from CO to CA today in sim, FL280 OAT of -44. With trq set to the bug, 98 percent, the sim ITT was sitting at 812. I just had a flight a couple days ago at the same altitude but at -43 oat. ITT in that profile will consistently sit at 780. In this instance the NG was also too high. Showing 101.7 if I remember right. Whereas Normally, you should be around 100.2 NG No “Overspeed, Overspeed” warning at VMO. Warning always comes on at exactly 269 IAS and always extinguishes at 268 IAS. Right Gear inner door seems to be clipping when gear is up and locked. Exposing tire. **HEAVILY OPINIONATED** I dont like the AOA indicator. In actual TBMs it is aesthetically displeasing. In the sim, there is no external modeling showing of having this type of AOA. There is a mod from Daher that replaces the boot and lift transducer, stall flapper, which will then provide an AOA round gauge in the lower right quadrant of the PFDs. This is installed on all TBM 910s and 930s. Never seen NP (prop speed) lower than 2010 in cruise. 2020 is okay, if 2030 is hit the prop governor will be adjusted. Reverse numbers and performance are off. Should be 27-35 trq 1800-1900 np. 1850 nominal Ng usually about 85 FF closer to 45-50 Emer. Gear extension, pump count should be 53-65 pumps. Order of locks should be left first 12-25 pumps.Right second 30-45 pumps and nose is last from 50 to 65 pumps. In sim nose locked first at 28 and left/right locked at same time on the 43rd pump. ESI-2000 occasionally showing a different IAS than the PFDs. In some cases over 15 knot difference, always higher than PFD. Last one which is a bug, seemingly, is what I beleive to be the hypoxia simulation, pulsating red encompassing from the outside of the screen in. In my sim test flight, set LFE at 10,000 feet, descended to 10,000, turned off bleed and hit the dump switch. Started a 1,000 fpm climb to 15,000 to see if the PAX mask drop is simulated. Didnt put the mask on during this as I dont do it IRL. Nothing happened so I made my descent and landed, 5600 msl airport. And it wasnt until exiting the runway that this started appearing. Donned the mask just to confirm to myself that its the hypoxia sim, but even leaving the mask on didnt make this go away.. Anyway, thats all I’ve got. By all means, if anyone from the dev team wants to do any of these or anything else for that matter, feel free to PM.I can provide anything from more specific part pricing, to filled out forms from my test flights and ground runs, which encompass every operating value of the engine, timing for various moving parts and anything else you could want. You have all created an outstanding simulation of the TBM and my hat is off to all of you for what you’ve created. Like I said I bought xplane specifically to fly this aircraft and y’all have delivered. I thank you all in advance for the hours upon hours of fun that I will be having flying this sim. Dont know why text got small and on an iPad and dont care to fix it.
  3. 4 points
    Here is the AOA gauge on a PFD. This is on a G1000 NXI, hence why some things looka bit different. Also included a couple extra pictures of the maintenance aftermath of a prop strike. Engine has to go to Pratt for evaluation. Prop is done, this one hit a taxiway light while taxiing out. Still took off and flew for some reason. Vibration would be awful. Pictures will keep rolling in as I take them. All of these are from today.
  4. 3 points
    I recently finished work on my global trees TerraMaxx support and once again, I like the results. I'm still impressed everytime I do some stuff with TerraMaxx how cool this can look so I decided to focus more on doing TerraMaxx stuff in the future. But for now I have the trees done and ready for download and of course some screenshots. FlyAgi Vegetation Global Trees - FlyAgi.de
  5. 3 points
    Please read your comment closely, then ask yourself as the possible vendor developer and maker of product complaining about updates how you feel about it.
  6. 3 points
    This is a known messup in the X-Plane 11.30 engine model. They changed some constants and that messes up how the engine behaves during start. We've got a completely custom engine model on the chopping block and that'll resolve all of the startup, peak ITT, cruise power and NG issues. If you wouldn't mind sending me some of your ETM data from the G1000 data card, that'd help me get a more complete picture of the fleet. So far, all the data we have is sourced from one airplane, and a set of one can have various biases or quirks existing in only that one unit. As part of the new engine model, I'll be reimplementing the manual override lever. If you could forward me some scans of the testing procedure, that'd help figuring out the exact behavioral model. We don't have the audio samples for the warning. If you could record those, that'd help a lot. Interesting, staring at ETM data I have I can confirm that the NP seems to climb with TAS. Never noticed this trend. Will implement. Could you send us pictures of the modified stall flapper & boot for the built-in AoA indicator? It's easy to make it a toggle in a settings menu, so you'll be able to switch between the G1000-integrated AoA and the addon unit. The more info you give us, the more accurately we can model it. Thanks for the data, I'll use it to retune the reverse power settings. I didn't have ETM data for the reserve mode, so I just kinda eyeballed it until the testers stopped complaining. Having hard data on this will help a lot.
  7. 3 points
    the occasional proof that I haven't abandoned X-Plane or the Moo.
  8. 2 points
    Hello, when I start XP with TBM900 I get poor FPS, but if I load it after default C172 it is much better. Why is that?
  9. 2 points
    Known issue in 11.31. We have a workaround in the works. At this time, either downgrade to 11.30 or wait for a fix from Laminar.
  10. 2 points
    I've read that real life -200 and Classic pilots with the mechanical AP servos like that have contests when they're landing to see who can get the plane on the ground in the fewest "clicks", meaning they're nice and smooth on the controls.
  11. 2 points
    @Jakob Ludwig I'm afraid we're still trying to figure that one out. It's "Gizmo related" in the broad sense that it has something to do with licensing (which involves products talking to Gizmo), but I can't say anything with certainty beyond that. I'm sorry we can't give you a more concrete answer beyond that. Rest assured, I'll be screaming it from the rooftops once we have a fix in hand.
  12. 2 points
    Perspective is also important. How much did you spend on groceries last time you shopped? How much does it cost to fill your car? The amount of fuss people make about the cost of software products with free updates lasting years relative to the other expenses in life would be laughable if it wasn't so depressing.
  13. 2 points
    Tested a shared cockpit flight using smartcopilot and I found that it works perfectly. Almost 0 bugs and the synchronization has no delay. Awesome experience, recommend to everyone. PS: Portguese language
  14. 2 points
    Well, let me think... It was fine before. Then you installed Xvision. Now it is not fine anymore. Hmm, I need to think over this some more...
  15. 2 points
    LOL. There is no weather phenomenon like that in the real world - not a microburst, not a hurricane, not a nuclear explosion! You are loosing like 200 kts in 20 seconds - I am not sure what kind of weather you are injecting or what ASXP is doing - but the next time you see your airspeed drop like this, fly the airplane, instead of looking at the overhead panel and working the anti-ice switches until you are in a deep deep stall with no authority on your flight-controls due to lack of airspeed. Immediately put the nose down aggressively, if you have to cut the power to idle to bring the nose down... but first check whats wrong with that weather depiction - the real wind aloft does not change over 100 kts in a few hundred feet, airmass friction will not allow that. Cheers, Jan
  16. 2 points
    The TBM 900 is the single biggest reason why I don't fly Prepar3D any longer! The title says it all! Thanks Toto....you're the man!
  17. 2 points
    No need to post. It’s already fixed for the next update.
  18. 2 points
    I must agree, I have been flying sims for twenty plus years. Most time with Fsx. I have most of all the great planes. The TBM 900 is the best GA plane out here. Its for real . That plane also made me convert from FSX to X plane. Trying to figure out what took me so long. FSX 32 bit and old. Steam , FSX 32bit old, Prepar3d FSX 32 bit old. X plane 64 bit and new, I did the math. Once I went to X plane I knew then I was not going back. X plane does the TBM 900 true justice. My system is : 6700k, asus z-170 MB, GTX rgb 1070, two tere HD, 32 gig ram. All water-cooled from my specs. never gets over 31c. Imagine running it on a Samsung 49 inch gaming monitor. secondary 21 inch monitor for instructional use. If you have a good set up , you will enjoy this plane. I don't even look at the frame rate. Im not a pilot, but this plane and all of the excellent graphics of Xplane, allows me to imagine that I am. Thanks , Laminar Research and Hotstart. RobertC
  19. 2 points
    charter to Alaska
  20. 2 points
    Here is a few pictures of the AOA transducer that would be installed in association with what shown in the sim
  21. 2 points
    a little more modern, worthy of XP11 features
  22. 1 point
    Small inputs, small corrections and anticipate where the aircraft is going instead of correcting it if steers too far off. Practise and you will get it.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    I would be interested in a list of problems that you feel were created by the 1.5.1 release.
  25. 1 point
    Yes, we are very aware of the high sensitivity of these knobs and reducing that is high on the list of desired adjustments - not only for VR! Cheers, Jan