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  1. tkyler

    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    Manual is done...at least the "beta" version. I'm going through it now, testing the checklists against proper functionality. My goal is to forward the package on to XA to begin distribution preparations by the weekend......this does NOT mean it will come out over the weekend.....distribution prep is quite a bit of work and takes some time. No update to 3D or sounds or any of that stuff in this version, just the engine model / prop locks for more accurate operation...and a few other tid-bits. As always, the fancy 3D / sounds are slated for the 2.0 release. -tkyler
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    Update

    Hey guys, I don't mind repeating this in a few forums, probably better to have it in more locations. The quick and dirty is that we took @ 6 years to get the IXEG to minimum release....and in the last year before release, things were difficult and we were unsure when we would make it because the team members still have to pay bills and do their other jobs. As it stands, I got involved in a space startup about 9 months before the 733 came out. I managed to 'stall' my participation in that startup for about 9 months and worked solely on the 733 with no income, living on savings during that time to get the 733 out. Wtihin 3 months of the release of the 733, the startup was in full swing and I was the prime designer for our deliverables to NASA. There was a lot riding on the line, many big groups involved, NASA, ESA, Airbus, Boeing, etc....and I could not back out. Because this project was deadline based, and i was already behind, I've been working at it solid for about 2 years to meet the deliverables...which I recently completed just last week by handing over our hardware to head to the ISS on SpX-15 here in about a month....which is why you've seen two whole posts in as many days from me as I can finally take a breath. My participation in this startup is relegated to this "deliverable phase", by my own volition as my passion is flight simulations.....and while I have loose ends to pick up....documentations and such, I am getting poised to get back into XP dev work. I will say, that the release of XP11 also contriubted to some of the 'wait and see'. It should not be hard to tell from the work we put into the 733 that we are passionate about the small details and its painfully clear to the team the features that are missings...and the good news is that we can't let that go, even if it SEEMS that way due to some lack of activity. I know Morten, Nils and I have been in XP Dev work for oh....maybe 14+ years? We very much appreciate you guys cheering for us and your support and while I apologize for this pause, you can be sure that the 733 will surge ahead in features. -tkyler
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    All issues with V1.21

    I'm just now reading this and as a IXEG member and mod here, I have permissions to respond and will. Especially since I'm the one who programmed much of the features Shobhan is lamenting and also the one who has not worked on it in some time. First off, Shobhan complaints seem to be 100% focused on the FMC and indeed that is plausible enough as it it centric to airline operations and a big appeal for airliner sim enthusiasts. But there are also other aspects of a airliner simulation to consider that others find equally important as well and worthy of value. Other products, while having a more complete FMC implementation, might not have as good of visual or aural fidelity....and who's to say that "immersion of FMC accuracy" is more important to simmer A or B than "immersion of visual accuracy", or "immersion of aural accuracy", i.e. I myself enjoy the cockpit immersion, visual and aural more than the FMC usage. I know this is not the case for you here Shobahn. In the end, we want it all to be accurate no doubt. A thorough FMC with a cartoony or disproportionate 3D looking airplane is very disappointing to myself......BUT....I also know the FMC is the centerpiece for most customers and worth the discussion. At the end of the day, Shobahn is entitled to his opinion and I fully respect that....what I don't respect is his calling us lazy. Shobahn doesn't know me, Jan, Nils and Morten from Adam. He doesn't know my wife, my daughters, their trials and tribulations, my brothers, parents and all the things in our worlds that will be important and relevant long after X-Plane is gone from our worlds and sometimes there are things that need tending to at critical times in life that have no other options. Its just the way things can be in life. Now I certainly would not call Shobahn lazy because I don't know him, nor will I call him ignorant....I will say he's made some ignorant statements here in this forum though. IXEG is made up of very very good and talented individuals....so good that each is in demand and always candidates for promotions in their own professions and they honor those committments they made there before IXEG. I also realize there are committments to customers, especially when money changes hands, and I will continue to honor those over time as best I can. The whole team have a long history of longevity and committment to X-Plane. I myself am disappointed at the timing of updates too, but things are what they are for the moment. The alternative was to what? say, "well we won't make the 733 100% accurate for some years and some folks will be upset one day....so lets just not do it at all?" I do not subscribe to that strategy as i've learned that any good thing takes time and you have to start somewhere and always keep moving.... and listening to folks like Shobahn voice their criticisms and opinions along the way come with the territory. If things don't move at a pace to satisfy all, then thats just the way it is. In the meantime, Shobahns comments are very much noted and understood... I even agree with about 85% of them.... and myself, being the prime author behind the FMC....will return to working on it and improving it further quite soon enough. My situation is well documented elsewhere. If nothing else, IXEG have demonstrated tenacity and committment to this project over many years and it will not languish as is. If there's one group I trust to keep moving and improving the 733, even in the midst of the occasional update draughts, its Jan, Nils and Morten! -tkyler
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    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    Hey guys....yea, I'm a bit busy at the moment. I get in a lot more trouble if I don't meet these deadlines with NASA :P. I've been involved in a start-up that got going before the IXEG release...and I need to see those commitments through. That being said, there is a finish line and I'm coming up on it, hopefully later this summer and I very much plan to get back into X-Plane....I have quite a bit of work planned that I want to get going on. -tkyler
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    LNAV and Direct to

    Hey guys, sorry I haven't been around for bit, but we will be coming back to this. Whether or not we "re-intercept" the leg is dependent on distance to the next waypoint. If the next waypoint is sufficiently close, we'll choose the 'green line'....if the waypoint is far enough away, we'll re-intercept and fly the 'red line'. As Jan mentioned, this is a bit of a "philosophy"; however, I definitely agree that a direct to should probably follow the red line and we can certainly implement that when I return to the FMS work. You guys have been patient while I've been side-tracked with other work, but we will return to this work soon enough with the same commitment we had to the original development! -tkyler
  6. tkyler

    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    ....and...there's more in the works for the future, but don't bother to ask when. Alls I know is that the MU2 needs an upgrade and its time to bring it to top-tier immersion. -tkyler
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    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    I will be testing on the latest yes.. -tkyler
  8. tkyler

    [Confirmed]VNAV descent

    Thank you for reporting. Changing the route during descents does indeed cause some issues...some of which are due to differences to the way Navigraph and Aerosoft encode some routes differently. We are working on 'normalizing' the data between the two, such that we have a common format to improve the VNAV performance when changing routes mid-flight. We appreciate your patience and sorry for the inconvenience. -tkyler
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    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    99%....thats 99% of the manual complete....NOT the QA checks still to be done....but its a step closer. I expect to start the QA flights this weekend. -tkyler
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    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    Maybe 95% now. The bulk of the manual, sans procedures is written, I'm just having to add and format all the procedures. The quality control that takes some time also. I still have to read through the entire thing once done and operate the aircraft in accordance to make sure I don't write anything that isn't in the aircraft and vice versa. Many procedures I left out of the previous version are added back into this one as the simulation has evolved, etc. -tkyler
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    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    No chance on an updated plane without a manual describing the new feathers. I'm almost there. About 90% done, been working on it most of the week. -tkyler
  12. Holds have not been implemented yet. VNAV calculations can be problematic, especially when route modes are EXEC during descents, and we have resumed work on improving these calcs. LNAV is relatively solid statistically, but there are some combinations of procedures that can rear their ugly head. Supporting two datasets, Navigraph/Aerosoft has proven challenging due to the fact that Aerosfot uses "Runway Transition" data types and Navigraph does not...and I have found in many cases that problem routes are due to these difference. We are looking into our algorithms to see if we can hide the difference to the end user. It would have been immensely easier if we'd have just stuck with one dataset....oh well My current focus is on improving the FMS all around. -tkyler
  13. Hi John, I'd have to see the entire route you entered, including perf data to be able to "trace" the routing in code. What I would recommend is right after you EXEC a route, use the STEP function to step through the route and if you see these double lines, then pause the sim and save the file, IXEG_FMS_debug.txt, which will be in the IXEG folder. This file is generatred every time you hit EXEC, so you want to duplicate it when you see the error, less you hit the EXEC button again and lose the data that generated the anomaly. Then you can post that file here and I can examine the data and see whats what. Tom
  14. tkyler

    Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    Sure. The manual update is "in progress" and I chip on the chapters a bit at a time. Being a relatively comprehensive rewrite, its a goodly amount of work. Can't say when I'll get it done, but I do work on it regularly. -tkyler
  15. Hello Gents, Sorry for the delay, college graduation, holidays, end of year stuffs. I'm back on the docs and as soon as its done, we'll release V1.9 update -tkyler
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