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  1. daemotron

    Condition Levers

    Hi, not sure we're talking about exactly the same thing here, but might be the mixture issue sneaked somehow back into version 1.5 - or maybe the fix can hit problems in specific circumstances; I can't tell. Here's what I experience: The Saab apparently needs mixture set to something substantial (in the vicinity of 1.0 or slightly below) for establishing a fuel flow. Today I was repeatedly not able to start the engines (which I could do all the previous days without problem...), and I was running out of ideas when I finally enabled the display for some data refs, mixture being one of them. I have one axis assigned to mixture, and when dealing with the Saab, I always had my hardware in the cutoff position. So far this never did any harm to the Saab, as apparently the plugin code at some place overrides mixture values and sets them to 1.0. With the data display activated, I could see the mixture value oscillating between 1.0 and some very low values, around 0.1 - apparently, my hardware controller got a bit noisy and thus interfered with what the Saab's code tried to do during engine start. The result is quite interesting - when starting the engine, ITT kicks in and rises up to 530° - but as soon as the starter cuts off, the temperature gradually decreases, and the engine rpm spools down slowly. For me the simple and easy fix is to keep my hardware mixture controller set to full (rich) - apparently there's less noise that end of the controller, and even if so, cutting off the engines using the condition levers works like a charm even with mixture set to 1.0. I don't know if it's possible to completely ignore mixture for establishing fuel flow (it's a turboprop after all where mixture controls don't exist - I'm aware some models use the mixture axis as condition lever, particularly when they have separate prop controls), but of course I have no clue whether X-Plane permits this or if mixture generally controls fuel flow, whatever engine type the aircraft is equipped with... would be convenient though to eliminate the mixture axis as a potential source of problems for the Saab to operate correctly...
  2. For quite a while, I used SMP and RWC in conjunction with NOAA and XP default weather. What I didn't like about those two (free) options is the abrupt change of winds, which can blow a lighter aircraft easily off course... (and even a heavy when the change occurs in a critical phase of the flight, e. g. on final...) Thus, I'm looking for a solution working well with SMP and RWC, overcoming XP's default weather limitations (winds aloft, update frequency...) and offering a smooth atmosphere transition when new weather data is loaded (XE does this, but has other issues why I'd rather continue using the Maxx stack). As far as I'm aware, FSGRW could be a solution, but the description is quite incomplete and I don't know how well it really works with XP. Before investing another 40 bucks, I'd rather have a positive confirmation from some of you folks if you're using it and are happy with it. FSrealWX Pro is currently not available, and here as well no idea how well it does its job. Maybe someone who gathered already some experience could comment? Thanks in advance for your most welcome inputs, Jesco
  3. daemotron

    Socata TBM-900 New Exterior Previews!

    Great! Also interesting how a dark colour makes the nose section appear to be less "brawny" than in white.
  4. daemotron

    Not setting correct textures.

    Yep, that's a general problem - seasons behave quite differently on the European and the North American continent (not just England) - due to the Gulf Stream and the different orientation of mountain chains, winter comes further down south in North America, and summer also reaches further up north. Just a thought on a future refinement of TerraMaxx - if season limits could be defined using latitudes and longitudes (i. e. tiles or areas), it would be possible to better define plausible seasons for various regions of the world (also thinking of Japan, New Zealand and similar areas with specific climatic circumstances).
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    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    Major Tom?
  6. daemotron

    Socata TBM-900 New Exterior Previews!

    Wow, great to see how you're constantly pushing X-Plane beyond the current generation...
  7. daemotron

    need help

    No, only cargo doors will open. Pax doors will come in a future version...
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    Announcing the Socata TBM 900!

    Holy ***, this is going to be really awesome. I'm already addicted
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    Announcing the Socata TBM 900!

    Definitely looking forward to it. Concerning the G1000: at least terrain overlays will come with 11.20 for the map display... But I also like that iPad solution. In that aircraft category, it's not so uncommon to have this kind of retrofit solution...
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    Camera shaking and cabin crew problems

    PAX doors are not yet implemented. For the other problem (camera shake), can you please give some more details? Do you have any other camera or headshake plugin installed? What means "it doesn't work" - will the radio button not engage/disengage, or do you still experience camera shake although the button is disabled? Can you please attach relevant log files (log.txt and GizmoLog.txt)?
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    ixeg-737v1.2 flight idle

    Ah, you got the version with alpha floor protection *scnr* No, seriously I can think of two possible causes for this: When pulling the thrust levers to idle, you potentially missed to catch the ghost levers after having disengaged A/T - this would result in the thrust staying where the ghost levers were last before disengaging autothrust Your thrust lever axis could be inversed or incorrectly calibrated.
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    Coroutes and Flightplans

    I'm not sure if this really matters on Windows, but my folder is called "coroutes", not "Coroutes" - and I have no issue loading them in the B733. Concerning SimBrief, make sure you remove any runway and procedure names from the route, as they would lead to another error (invalid format).
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    IXEG 737 flightplan

    OK, that's the problem - the .fpl format doesn't permit to specify runways and procedures. The correct format would be: UMMS GOVIK M863 RUDKA T174 WAR N871 KUKOP N869 OKG UN869 DKB Z818 GEBNO EDDS Runways and procedures have to be selected each time using the DEP/ARR page of the FMS. Furthermore, DCT may only be used between fixes or navaids, but not between a fix and an airport.
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    IXEG 737 flightplan

    @NewSimUser Can you please post the content of that coroute file (i. e. UMMSEDDS.fpl from the coroutes folder)?
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    Yes, absolutely. Torque indicated is actually a force measured at the propeller shaft, and it's mainly driven by the resistance the propeller experiences when its blades are moving through the surrounding air. With constant barometric pressure, this resistance is a function of the speed of the blades (which could be expressed in RPM) and their pitch angle. So while on ground, the same combination of pitch and power setting will always result in the same torque. Now let's take off and start climbing - you keep power and pitch commanded the same way all the time, but what changes is the barometric pressure of the surrounding air: it gets "thinner", creating less drag on the propeller blades and thus resulting in a lower indicated torque (and also in a lower propulsion power of the engine, as the mass of the airflow becomes smaller). To counter this effect, you actually can adjust your power settings during climb (in some aircrafts you actually have to do this, but stay within the engine's operating limits!). This is btw. also the reason why it's so important to disengage the CTOT system after take off: CTOT (constant torque on take-off) is a system that will adjust the commanded power to keep the preselected torque. If you keep it engaged during climb, it will command more and more power to compensate for the altitude-driven torque drop, until the engine catches fire or fails otherwise.
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