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  1. N1K

    Saab 340 stability landing?

    1000 ft.. I try not to kick it out till around 400ft.. think of row 11 Standard Approach.. I normally come in at 240 kts to around 6 or 7nm to run the IAF, drop it in flight idle and let the speed wash. 190 kts take gear down, condition levers max, coming through 170 kts flaps 15 whilst relatively briskly increasing Trq to around 40%, circa 800fpm descent maintaining around 165-170 kts. Approaching FAF reduce to 30% Trq, as speed comes toward 160 kts, flaps 20 and bump the Trq to 35% to maintain 160 kts. Around 1000ft AGL reduce to 20% Trq, let speed bleed back to Vref+5 by 50 ft, might need to bump it slightly to stabilise it at Vref, normally 22% works out nicely. At this point probably back around 600 fpm, nose around 1 degree up, keep it coming to 10ft, then slowly reduce to flight idle whilst bringing the nose up to around 4 degrees, eyes to the end of the runway whilst she touches down, should need no more than 5 nose up or the speed will wash and she drops like a sack of bricks. Power a shade below ground idle whilst you put the nose down, check both beta lights illuminate then take reverse if required. Power settings are a bit screwy at the moment in XP with the changes laminar made, those torque settings kinda work but are more of a rough guide at the moment, think from memory the LES Saab needs an extra 10% or so, except for the 20% coming back to Vref. The Saab is incredibly nimble once you're used to her, just need to make sure she is trimmed. If you're over controlling its probably not trimmed. XP especially when you can't feel any forces, just let go. If those nose drifts off you are fighting against her, wind the trim in if its a pitch thing and let go again, works if your constantly over correcting roll too, eventually it will stay put Good luck Michael, the LES is a great training aid, majority of it does what the real one does.
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    RXP GTN

    Blank CDI.. Ideally I'd like to try and end up with something like this with the GTN's, but no point trying that much effort if it falls down at the first hurdle..
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    RXP GTN

    Question for the Dev's, does the Saab EHSI use custom or default datarefs for the CDI and GS? Figured i'd check before chasing my tail around on a problem with no solution... The RXP guys have given us some datarefs for the GPS override to check the 530 is getting booted out of the system, those datarefs are reporting the correct tracks, speeds and CDI displacement but the course bar is no where to be seen. Pops up for a brief second switching between Angular and Linear, standby CDI has correct CDI displacement. Also minor bug, the EHSI is stuck with ANG and doesn't switch with the selection to GPS (LIN)
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    Re the LCD - there is a direct replacement for the CRT, only change is the actual screen tech itself, and the bezel has Thomas instead of Collins. Certified in pretty much every aircraft that used that Collins CRT back in the day. Its a retrofit, All saabs left the factory with CRTs. Dont think its the upgrade the others where hoping for.. Chase i reckon we could get it up to 5, pass the plate around and possibly scrape enough money together to buy an hour or two of his development time. Might not be enough to walk away with a B model
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    RXP GTN

    That would be great, just looking to get LRN back. Figured a known working config was a good place to start.
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    Jumping the gun on Saab a bit, LCD PFD/EHSI is about as 'glass' as it gets in the 340. There is a nice cabin upgrade but still retains the small overheads my bag never fits in...
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    SAAB 340A - Wing flex

    yea, that's what I meant by WT (wing tips). Still heaps of B's out there rocking the same wing as an A.
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    SAAB 340A - Wing flex

    B and A have same size as each other, would be hard to spot one of those flex in XP i woulda thought. Your thinking of the WT for the size increase, extra 65cm a side outboard wing section.
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    Out of interest, being essentially the same systems, is there consideration for a B or even WT model in the V2 era of the aircraft?
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    RXP GTN

    Hi, Has anyone got the RXP GTN750 working in the Saab? Ive been playing around with the settings without luck. Switching to LRN the EHSI course bar disappears and the aircraft just drifts off in random directions, with a DTK of 000 and ground speed of 0. Would love a copy of a working rxp.ini file if someone has it. Thanks
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    Deffinite technique required to avoid a flame out, slowly from flight idle till the beta lights, then you can get aggressive with her
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    I meant that quite literally.. 27 degrees is proof in the pudding, I am running 1.5 because of the reasons I stated above and was intending to purely suggest the OP does the same if he feels that strongly about the half bank. I mean no disrespect, I love your product, but you asked for my honest opinion and I gave it. I can fully understand that these are unintentional, and the changing XP code is partly the reason and that it is being worked on for upcoming versions, but from a flying aspect of what is physically available to an ordinary consumer, my honest opinion is 1.5 performs better than 1.5.1 in XP11.30r3. 1.5.1 does exacerbates the engines behavior, give it a go... Hard numbers after bringing it out of feather Have the video, gizmo and x-plane log files for the experiment that produced those numbers.. 1 roll of the dice for each version, using the real method of CL start to min, once BG engages up to max. I understand pausing in unfeather may reduce the effect slightly, but I was trying to induce what happens when power settings are changed in both versions. Obviously this is the most extreme point, in flight its no where near this bad, but it does add weight to my earlier inference. I think that in itself says a lot to potential customers, the fact that you haven't just deleted and ignored what has eventuated here like a lot of other producers would is fantastic. I definitely appreciate it and thank you for the conversation.
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    I'm probably overstating and being too harsh. The 1.5 version feels like it fly's and handles better for two reasons; Turning off half bank is the third thing you do after takeoff, its just so in your face compared to the rest of the changes in that update that it annoys me to no end. The engines also feel like they behave more in 1.5 reference to the pulsating / surging. This one is pure perception without busting out with a stop watch. 1.5 seems to have a bit of a wobble then stabilises relatively quickly after giving it a bit of power and returning to ground idle, remaining fairly stable, whilst 1.5.1 seems to carry on at a higher magnitude for longer and susceptible to destabilising itself back into swings. It also feels like it's worse in the air with power changes causing an overshoot and subsequent wobble. Observations made using the same XP version, just switched between both versions a few times in the last hour or so before replying and would still suggest 1.5 has less excitable engines, but without digging deeper I can't say more than 'perception' on that front. Still far better than any other Saab, just personally I prefer 1.5, which would also fix the question asked in the OP.
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    Bank Angle Saab 340

    If you still have a 1.5 installer you can go back to 27* of banking goodness. I stopped flying the 1.5.1, that update created more issues than it solved.
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    Engines Pulsate

    I can imagine the code is nuts, you did a fantastic job with her. Half assumed some of the nuance errors where sim limitations I’ll give it a go like that, thanks for taking the time to respond..
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