Chris Beckett

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  1. P.180 Avanti II - Support

    I am not sure how accurately prop sync is modeled on this aircraft, but I am wondering about the capabilities of the real world aircraft (and how accurately this aircraft does actually model it). In master/slave prop sync systems, it is recommended that prop sync is off during takeoff and landing, and that you need to turn prop sync on and off whenever changing the RPM of the engines. I found a forum discussion related to newer Beechcraft aircraft that suggested that newer prop sync systems are no longer master/slave, can be enabled during takeoff/landing and do not need to be turned on and off on every RPM change. I guess I am wondering whether the Avanti II uses a master/slave prop sync or otherwise.
  2. P.180 Avanti II - Support

    @airfighter Ah, thanks for the reply. I have never flown an aircraft with Autofeather (ie AFX). I found a few good articles discussing it which helped. I have read quite a few articles on the real Avanti II and gleaned as much as I could with regard to climb performance, fuel burn at various altitudes, expected fast and efficient cruise speeds, etc. I will accept your assessment that the propeller simulation is off, but from what I have seen, the overall performance of the aircraft seems pretty damn good, even if the actual indicators are not aligning well with the position of the levers, etc. So far I am delighted that it is as accurate as it is.
  3. P.180 Avanti II - Support

    I am trying to figure out the EFIS indicators. It seems there are 4 colors at work: Red, Yellow, Green and White. From the documentation, so research online and some trial and error, it seems takeoff RPM should be around 2000 with condition levers max, and cruise around 1800 with condition levers around 50-60%. An AFX indicator also turns on, but I have no idea what it means? I have noticed at cruise you can often significantly reduce power (and fuel flow) with often negligible loss in speed.
  4. P.180 Avanti II - Support

    The new version is just amazing. I had the same problem with the altitude selector showing the wrong numbers but the new scripts solved my problem as well. Thank you for the tip on how to reduce the reflections as well - I also found them a little hard to read, and prefer to turn off reflections for instrument panels. The new version is ruining me on flying almost anything else. The more I fly the P180 the more I find to love about it.
  5. P.180 Avanti II - Support

    Installed correctly for me now as well (Windows 10). Looks amazing. I noticed the VNAV button is still *clickable*, but have not done a flight yet. Does VNAV work now in v2.1? I
  6. General Aviation - P.180 Avanti II

    Thanks for that update. I also found the *other* support thread which seems to be much more active than this one with all the upcoming changes to be released soon. Thank you so much for this contribution to the X-Plane community and your continued commitment to enhancing this aircraft. Amazing job!
  7. General Aviation - P.180 Avanti II

    FYI - found a few things: The indicated airspeed has a problem rolling over from 250 to 260 range. It will show 267 when airspeed is actually 257, etc. Only seems to be in that range from what I have seen so far. The altitude knob/display is very strange. It doesn't increment/decrement smoothly, but instead seems to roll up and down to x500 feet. Is this by design?
  8. General Aviation - P.180 Avanti II

    I can't figure out how to hide the yokes. Photos show the Yokes hidden, but clicking them doesn't hide them? FYI - Beautiful job on the aircraft. So far, having a wonderful time flying it. P.S. - Ok, I found a video on YouTube showing the easter egg to click on the edge of the PFD to hide the yokes.