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    Better Pushback, Gust Lock

    I use a xJoymap and have both LES/CMD/gust_lock_release and LES/CMD/gust_lock_lever_pos and neg bound to a single joystick button on my throttle. Works a treat
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    Keystrokes for HDG and V/S

    Hi, I have them mapped to my joystick buttons with no problems and I just tried to map to key press. All working for me.
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    keyboard Command to control Prop Sync

    Working fine for me, I have it mapped to the dataref LES/saab/prop/prop_sync_toggle
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    keyboard Command to control Prop Sync

    Hi John E B, you can use the utility xJoymap from xplane.org to assign the dataref to a joystick button. I have it set up for the prop sync switch and it works great for me. Here is the link https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/11720-xjoymap-joystic-to-dataref-mapping/ If you need any help or my ini file let me know.
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    Hi, I do have it working in GTN750 in my Saab. It is only a 2D window which I pop open/close with a joystick button. It links to my LRN course and follows it great. It does not link to VNAV but shows altitude constraints on the display. I am happy to share with you.
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    Love this plane to bits and looking forward to version 2. but there are some differences in the plane makers acf files from 1.5.1 to 1.5. Not sure if these are the reasons the engines perform slightly differently. Here are some screen grabs of what I found. 1.5.1 is on the left and 1.5 on the right from the prop 1 page.
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    After First Flight - Questions

    Hi, you can set the vertical speed using the knob next to the autopilot Engage and Disengage switches. Below the the weather radar control panel. It rotates forward and back for pitch and then rocks left and right for heading. You can also assign the custom commands to a joystick button as I do. These are `LES/CMD/autopilot/APCP/pitch_wheel_neg` and `LES/CMD/autopilot/APCP/pitch_wheel_pos` The switch next to the `LDG ALT` is to control the pressurisation. See the manual `LES_A340_Systems` page 161 for more details. Hope this helps.
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    Version 2.0 feature request.

    Hi Tim013, my request is to be able to map the CTOT torque setting dial to an axis or button set. You can use the 'xJoyMap' - Joystick to Dataref mapping utility to assign both switches to a single joystick button. I use this utility for the exact same reason as well as few other mappings. It works great, if a little fiddly to set up. If you need help or my file just ask. Regards
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    Tyre Noise on Landing

    I am just wondering if there is any noise for the wheels touching down on a runway?
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    VR capabilities of Saab

    I am not concerned with constantly watching these gauges but I understand. You can see them and you can lean in to get a better look. With 1.5.1 under bright sunlight they do become difficult to read but I mentioned this in previous post. For me it’s the experience you feel while in VR while taxing and landing. My landings are so much better, centre line and touch down point, and more satisfying in VR than without. If you have the VR equipment it would be worth a try just to experience it. Tony
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    VR capabilities of Saab

    Hi Chase911, I am just wondering if you had any luck today with SAAB and VR?
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    VR capabilities of Saab

    Hi, I use the SAAB in VR quite a lot and love it. I tried the VR mod but I can quite happily fly in VR without it, so I removed it. I do all my pre flight in non VR then taxi and take off in VR. While on route I switch back to non VR. Once I am sorted for approach I switch back to VR for it along with the landing and taxi in. I do have a touch controller but don’t use it to manipulate the controls, only select menus and resetting view, would def recommend them though. I use the mouse in VR and it works on all switches I use for taxi, take off and landing. I use a Thrustmaster Warthog for main power levers and I have two axis on my Saitek Pro Flight TPM for condition levers. Hope this helps
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    Correct sequence of pushback and engine start?

    Great video and shows how they do it in reality. My only 2 cents is that in Xplane the GPU is placed on the right side of the aircraft. So I start the left engine first then remove the GPU. Would be interesting to know if this affects any systems? The main one would be the hydraulics, for steering and braking, but the pumps are electrical so cannot see any issues there.
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    1.5.1 Update Observations

    Thanks for the update, this is one of my favourite birds to fly in Xplane. I love to take off and land in VR and it works a treat for me. With the update to 1.5.1 I have a few observations 1) I am unable to select hundreds of feet only thousands using mouse. I have scroll wheel manipulator turned off. 2) The elevator trim goes very nose up during approach and landing. Never this high in version 1.5? 3) In VR the glass reflections are making it difficult to read under certain conditions, sunlight reflecting, is this something that can be turned off? I still have the problem that my engine will not always start after loading flight. Mainly my left as this is the first one I start and the then the right would start fine. I have to reload aircraft to fix issue. This was a problem in 1.5 as well. Thank you so much for continued work and support on this wonderful aircraft.
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    Thanks for this it works a treat.