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  1. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    Hello captains, I wanted to present you my Lua Script used as copilot in the 737. I wanted a very robust and simple solution, and so far the Lua script has proven to be reliable. While there is some limitations stated in the PDF manual I have written for you, it's a great help not to fly alone and have a very simple but efficient first officer ! All the best, and please let me speak about Speedy Copilot ! What it Speedy Copilot ? Speedy Copilot makes for you the steps normally done by the first officer and pilot monitoring, when you are pilot flying and captain of a Boeing 737. Speedy copilot is intended for the IXEG 737 (version 1.21 and above). It was tested and works with X-plane 11.20 and IXEG 1.21. It is not very realistic to do all the steps required in the procedures on your own. The Flight Crew Operating Manual makes a clear separation between actions from the left hand seat and the right hand seat. So we'd like to have the right hand actions (F/O, PM) done for us in reaction to the phase of flight and to left seat actions (CPT, PF). Several options exist to have a virtual copilot flying with you In X-Plane. But they might be technically complex, challenging to maintain, or require payware softwares. The intent was to provide a simple solution! We have made a transcript from the FCOM into a Lua script for the IXEG 737. We have made the transcription of the following procedures : Preflight procedure (triggered by the left hand side oxygen mask test) Before start (triggered by the beacon to ON) Before taxi (trigger by both engine generators to ON) Runway Entry procedure (including TCAS control, triggered by left outboard landing light) Take off run : gear and flaps retraction schedule (automatic trigger per rate and speed) Flight 100 and climbing items (automatic trigger per captain altitude) Flight 100 and descending items (automatic trigger per captain altitude) Approach, flaps extension schedule (automatic trigger per altitude and speed) Go around (reversion to Take Off procedure above) (automatic trigger at positive rate) After landing procedure (triggered by speedbrake down on ground) Apron entry (lights and doors) (triggered by runway turnoff lights OFF) Shutdown procedure until turn around state (beacon to OFF) The procedures are either manually triggered or automatically called. The Copilot is not calling the checklist. The copilot is doing the procedure. DOWNLOAD
  2. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    Hi all, I have uploaded a new revision of Speedy Copilot with small improvements and bug fixes. (4.3).
  3. Version 4.3

    478 downloads

    Description Speedy Copilot for IXEG 737 makes for you the steps normally done by the first officer and pilot monitoring, when you are pilot flying and captain of a Boeing 737. This plugin is intended for the IXEG 737 (version 1.21). It was tested and works with X-plane 11.21 to 11.26. The Flight Crew Operating Manual makes a clear separation between actions from left and right seats. So we'd like to have the right hand actions (first officer and pilot monitoring) done for us in reaction to the phase of flight and to left seat actions (captain and pilot flying). Remember that the Copilot is not calling the checklist. The copilot is doing the procedure. We suggest that you run on your own the checklist at the end of each procedure. We have made the transcription of the following procedures : The procedures are either manually triggered or automatically called. Triggered by... Preflight procedure the left hand side oxygen mask test Before start the beacon to ON Engine start Captain start or on-screen action (click-to-start) Before taxi Automatic. Taxi flow after flight controls check, cabin check Perform flight controls check. Runway Entry procedure (including TCAS) quick glance at both approach path and runway (or Landing lights ON). Take off run : gear and flaps retraction schedule Automatic. Flight 100 and climbing items Automatic. Flight 100 and descending items Automatic. Approach, flaps extension schedule Automatic. Go around (reversion to Take Off above) Automatic. After landing procedure spoilers down on ground Apron entry (lights and doors) runway turnoff lights OFF Shutdown procedure until turn around state beacon to OFF Secure procedure on-screen action (click-to-secure or click-to-restart) Additional features You can listen to the cabin PA and boarding music if PA receiver is activated on the left hand side Radio Management Panel. Cabin crew is handled by Speedy Copilot without pilot intervention according to phase of flight. In addition, the first officer pressure altimeter setting is linked to the captain's one. If you change the barometric settings, the F/O will synchronize his one. Context Several virtual copilot options might have existed previously but they seamed challenging to install and maintain, or required payware software. The intent in this Speedy Copilot for IXEG 737 project was to provide a very simple solution yet realistic and efficient. We made a transcript from the FCOM into a Lua script for the IXEG 737. The first version of Speedy Copilot for IXEG 737 was released in June 2018. In August 2018, we published Speedy Copilot 320 for FF/STS A320 Ultimate. Based on the success of Speedy Copilot 320, many users reports and five months of updates and evolution, we transferred-back some exciting features to Speedy Copilot for IXEG 737, which led to version 4. Installation See PDF manual. Forum You can discuss this file in the IXEG forum if you wish : http://forums.x-pilot.com/forums/topic/14433-speedy-copilot/ Screenshots
  4. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    Speedy Copilot was updated to version 4 "Halloween" tonight. It's a major overhaul.
  5. Version 2.0.0

    40 downloads

    MINOAN AIRLINES - a fictionnal livrery for the IXEG Classic MINOAN AIRLINES Minoan Lines is a greek ferry boat compagny which was created in Crete, Greece in 1972. With this livrery, we adapted the design of the maritime compagny and apply them to a fictionnal subsidiary in air transportation, namely « Minoan Airlines ». (We have no link with Grimaldi Group nor Minoan Lines. We changed « Minoan Lines » to « Minoan Airlines », a fictionnal title not representative of any real compagny). You can also find the same livrery for the flight factor A320 Ultimate : ff-a320-minoan-airlines-palace-of-kato-zakros-fictionnal/
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    25/5000 Reflections of instruments

    B733_Cockpit_glass.png is the file. There was a new art version at a moment in time. My modification (black sun visors) in the IXEG corner is also outdated as it is based on the old version of this file.
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    25/5000 Reflections of instruments

    Hi, I had that at the beginning of XP11, when I tried to use the at-the-time XP10 livrery into the XP11 version of the IXEG 737. It's because you are using a livrery (or the whole object folder) with the old version of the cockpit decals/reflexions picture (PNG).
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    video tutorial for ixeg speedy copilot

    Version 3.4 is ready on my computer. I'll upload it in the next days. Includes flight controls check and more complex cabin crew behaviour. Speedy Copilot_3.pdf
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    [blocks_off 7373 First Officer] - Released

    Yes, that's the power of X-Plane !
  10. XPJavelin

    B733 Cargo Repaint Assistance Requested

    I second your question, would be nice to know.
  11. XPJavelin

    [blocks_off 7373 First Officer] - Released

    Thank you for your remarks, on the manual. You know ;-) Congratulations for your work. Looks like my speedy copilot ;-) but having browsed your code, I see that the philosophy is not exactly the same. With your solution, you launch some flows from the menu, some other from flightdeck actions, if I am not mistaken, while I only use the menu entries for options and do more use of flight deck triggers, I think. It's up to personnal taste ;-) I like your well written manual. Did you know I further developped SpeedyCopilot for the Airbus 320 ? ;-) It's just released !
  12. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    Now, the little browser for the FFA320 has landed !
  13. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    version 3.3 - removed some bugs, I consider it as final. :-)
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    Speedy Copilot

    I have uploaded the stable version 3.15 ! I had time to test it tonight, find & repair some bugs, both severe and minors. I am confident I have reached a stable state (without severe bug) with nice features now. Therefore, from now on, I will reduce the updates rate ! From version 1 to version 3, I have implemented various ideas thanks to feedback from users (Jean Joubert , Carl) . With this fully operational version 3.15, it's time to freeze the features1. Hope you'll like it. 1Of course, if any user finds a bug, I can certainly publish code revisions as I am fully open to comments.
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    video tutorial for ixeg speedy copilot

    I have uploaded the version 3.1 ! I had time to test it tonight, find & repair some bugs, both severe and minors. I am confident I have reached a stable state (without severe bug) with nice features now. Therefore, from now on, I will reduce the updates rate ! From version 1 to version 3, I have implemented various idea from users. With this fully operational version 3.1, it's time to freeze the features1. 1Of course, if any user finds a bug, I can certainly publish code revisions as I am fully open to comments.
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    video tutorial for ixeg speedy copilot

    I wanted to trigger the various procedures with logical actions. Just pursue your actions of captain and pilot flying exactly as described in the FCOM.. :-) that should trigger the first officer ! Or check the documentation. Also during last week end, the download has been corrected and updated to version 3. I suggest you do a full download again for v3.0. (I might upload version 3.1 soon with bug fixes as I have more tests to do, and then you will only have to download the small lua script update) . Thank you for your interest Speedy Copilot_3.pdf
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    Speedy Copilot

    During last week end, the download has been corrected and updated to version 3. I suggest you do a full download again for v3.0. (I might upload version 3.1 soon with bug fixes as I have more tests to do, and then you will only have to download the small lua script update) . Now it is possible to set copilot options like flaps settings for landing. It is now possible to set them in the xplane menu. Also, we have now slowed down the copilot for various procedures at some steps, using os.clock without totally removing simplicity in the mean time... :-) Change log * v 3 : Copilot works in a more realistic way, with delays between actions. * v 3 : Options are now changed in X-Plane menu → Fly with Lua entry, instead of cockpit knobs. * v 3 : New option : user can deactivate flaps and gear by F/O. Speedy Copilot_3.pdf
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    Speedy Copilot

    I am looking for something simple in my code. It was very convenient to read the FCOM and just translate in a few command lines, in a very straighforward way. I am not sure I am ready to sacrifice simplicity for human delay of actions. I like that way of doing however. I will think about it. In the mean time, I was thinking of implementing a GUI menu to set options (F30 of F40, with or without APU...)
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    Speedy Copilot

  20. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    The first thing I can say reviewing your code,you're not lazy !
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    Speedy Copilot

    thanks @jfjoubert,I will investigate your work, in the mean time, I was working on a revision of my script to include after landing flow with and without APU. I also added altitude constraint for flaps retraction, compatible with the go around triggers, and runway Entry procedure is triggered by left inboard landing light instead of left outboard. Both as suggested by @blocks_off
  22. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    Mmm Well said.
  23. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    NOTE : to declutter the code you can transform if os.clock() > r_trigger_start_time +1 then w_acft_flap = 0.5 end into if os.clock() > r_trigger_start_time +1 then w_acft_flap = 0.5 end
  24. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    So we have a winner here
  25. XPJavelin

    Speedy Copilot

    Ok, I see that... It's clever
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