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  1. diamonddriller

    Toe Brakes

    @falcon1823 Of course. The old "v" and "b" default braking keys still work. Realistically, you don't pull up a plane, after landing, with the parking brake. Can you imagine whizzing down the runway, with one hand on the yoke or stick, relieving pressure on the nose-wheel, while reaching under the "dash" to pull a 1950's style car handbrake, and leaving the throttle unattended? The toe brakes are hydraulic, but the parking brake is almost certainly going to be cable operated - and, in many planes, will not be applied properly if you have not depressed and held the toe brakes. It was the differential aspect of braking while taxiing that I was looking at. I decided to look into this further, and note that X-Plane 11.30+ applies progressive differential braking with rudder input (it did in XP10 as well, but the rules were applied differently) - specifically to address the problem I mentioned - which is why the plane steers on the ground so much with a twist of the joystick. After all, it's not a real plane!!! However, the "hold left" and "hold right" key options are available, and I have certainly still found they work on most planes - but, maybe not all. They do not work on this 310. Laminar have now given the author the tools to adjust whether the auto toe brakes work or not in their plane, and also how aggressively they are applied.
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    Toe Brakes

    These work and animate just fine in this 310 with rudder pedals. However, if one does not have or use these, and just uses a twist grip joystick for yaw, then key-presses can assigned to hold the left or right brakes. This works on every other plane I have, both in X-Plane 10 and 11. Admittedly, it's an either on or off toggle, and this plane pretty much turns very sharply on the ground with full rudder deflection, but it nice to have the option. This Cessna does not respond to my assigned keys, neither in braking effort, nor the animation. So, without pedals, there are no toe brakes at all.
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    Cessna 310L v1.0.9 Update Released!

    Got the email from Cameron. All is fixed! Thanks to all
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    Bug Report

    Me too. Installed, and all works just fine. Thanks to all
  5. diamonddriller

    Bug Report

    @aledero Yes, I and others have reported this. It's in the top 1.0.9 update thread. The author has corrected his error, and uploaded the modified file. We are just waiting for Cameron to get it on the server.
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    Cessna 310L v1.0.9 Update Released!

    Funnily enough, Daemotron, I thought about this later. Yes, you are almost certainly correct. Maybe this will be pushed out as 1.0.91, and there will be an email to customers. Cameron normally does this, and it is appreciated that we do get notice of all updates.
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    Cessna 310L v1.0.9 Update Released!

    Sadly, they still haven't uploaded it. I just re-downloaded and re-installed, and the issues with the bars and the mags are still there.
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    Cessna 310L v1.0.9 Update Released!

    Same with me. Magneto switches don't work. Neither does the bar above them. Also, the bar above the battery and alternator switches does not work. BTW, I'm on a Mac - although I wouldn't expect that to matter. I also tried a re-install, but it made no difference. I also checked that there were no "failures" in X-Plane - all systems fixed.
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    Does RWC require an update?

    Hi Cameron. Thanks for your reassurance. After re-reading the RWC manual, and concentrating on how the settings work, I can better understand the problem. Because it was all so easy in "Automatic", I had mentally skipped the nuances of quite how RWC worked in its different modes, and particularly how it interacted with add-on plugins. Nothing in life is simple..........
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    Does RWC require an update?

    At the moment, I'm using the NOAA weather plugin (XPGFS) instead. It's pretty good! I can use it with Laminar's clouds or SMP - and I de-activate RWC. I had asked Laminar whether they would be updating XP10 to get real world weather again (I now know that doesn't affect RWC....), as I could then use real weather with default clouds or whatever. However, they don't appear to have done anything yet, even though they had told me that they would! I'm not certain that my XP11.32 has things quite right either, but it's not really upsetting me
  11. diamonddriller

    Does RWC require an update?

    Thanks, Ben. No doubt, we'll hear something very soon!
  12. diamonddriller

    Does RWC require an update?

    As NOAA dropped non-HTTPS access to weather data the other day, does this affect the "Always" option in RWC? In your reply, could you reference this problem (if it is one!) to X-Plane 10 as well as X-Plane 11? Thanks.
  13. diamonddriller

    Bug Report

    @tADEUS73 "So, just pressing the START buttons for the engines without even touching the Prime switch can also work in real life?" Well, sometimes. It depends........... Of course, that's the joy of Rotax engines and diesels which have FADEC. They just start, like your car! I think what Digital Replica is proposing is fair.
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    Bug Report

    @tADEUS73 Hi Priming aircraft engines is a very inexact science. Engines often appear to be like people, in that each one has its own peculiarities. It is probably fair to say that one usually has to prime in cold weather, and with a cold engine. Starting fuel injected hot engines can also be an art, even when following the manufacturer's recommendations! Although there are obviously written procedures, and they may well work on a particular plane (well, they usually do!), you will often get into a rental, and the owner tells you to ignore the book, and start it "this" way! This may involve pumping the throttle a couple of times, or putting the throttle in a certain position, priming with a certain number of pushes (on a pusher type of primer), never priming, mixture here or there, fuel pump on or off, etc., etc..... Frankly, in a sim, I wouldn't worry too much about the accuracy of the priming or starting. Just start it up and enjoy the flying
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    Bug Report

    Don't think I've mentioned this, but the transponder's interrogation light does not come on nor blink. Not for me, anyway.
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