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P.180 Avanti II for X-Plane 11
The aircraft is not compatible with XP11.20VR1. We expect a fix from Laminar in the next update! The aircraft is fully compatible with XP11.11. If you get a pop window to ask you for login details, you do not have to enter anything, just close the window, and the aircraft will work fine. As you might already know this aircraft is based on X-Plane's default P.180 Avanti , originally designed for X-Plane 8, was included in X-Plane 9, and from that point has been overhauled to Avanti II version. This is aircraft is totally FREE! It is a "return" to the X-Plane community that supported us those last 4 years that we exist as a development team!
This aircraft main features are:
High quality visuals, cockpit all new 3D model and textures, including PBR materials. Simulated: a. startup and shutdown procedures b. engine controls and operations c. autopilot controls and operations d. partially operation of the electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel systems. Emulation of Proline 21 avionics suite. Currently there is only one layout that will allow you to operate the aircraft in all scenarios. Many improvements will come in the future. Installation in the 3D cockpit of the default X-Plane 11 FMC. Improved flight characteristics. Internal custom lighting. Of course Avanti development is not stopping here! Actually the overall development will be continuous, and the aircraft will always be in beta stage. Updates and upgrades will be available frequently!
Main planned future upgrades are:
Adding more functionallity to Proline 21 avionics suite, heading from an emulation to a simulation. Custom NAV maps. Custom FMC. Fully simulation of all systems. New 3D model from ground up. Improved flight model. Avanti EVO. Special thanks to: Austin Meyer for giving his permission to use parts of the Avanti on this project and X-Plane by Laminar Research that gave us this magnificent simulator!
The team that originally developed Avanti for X-Plane, Robert Pearson (aerodynamics), Massimo Durando (cockpit & 3D cockpit), and Javier rollon (External Model. JRollonPlanes www.jrollon.com) for his fantastic 3D work. @Hueyman for the propeller 3D model and the prop disc images.
Ben Russell of Gizmo64 for his support and that made available to us that powerful tool (aka Gizmo), and Cameron Son of X-Aviation for the support.
And of course X-Plane community for the interest in that project and patient to wait to be realized!
X-Plane 9 version have been added.
In this version are included the 3 fixes I have posted after v1.1 release (Mostly for X-Plane 10):
-Landing light flickering.
-A circle that appeared on FO PFD with HDR ON.
-Added prefill object to improve frame rates (you should see improvement even up to 20%).
Moreover, now when the aircraft is loaded, the displays are bright (HDR-ON).
Also, in this version have been added realistic shadows to the panel when you turn on the cockpit light (the one below the AP panel).
This version is more optimized for better performance of the low end machines.
Flight model within 10% of the real aircraft (as per manual)
Autopilot operations as the real aircraft
Many functions and screen indications are SASL driven
X-Plane 10 64 bit full compatible
Main landing gear object has added (was missing for XP10 in the previous version)
Electronic checklist in MFD
Real clock functions
Engine indication turn red when limits exceeded
UFMC and X-FMC config files are included. Those files have been adapted specially for this aircraft
New 2-page checklist to be printed in a single sheet
Updated Operating manual
You can use now the condition levers and flap lever by mouse
Use caution when using the throttles! As in the real aircraft, be advancing the throttles too full, torque limits can be exceeded by a lot!
PLEASE: Any questions or problems post them to the forum for this aircraft. I'm visiting it daily so I can respond as quick as possible.
At last, I want to THANK Tony Day, who, with his experience and work, helped me to make this aircraft as real as possible.
ATTENTION TO ALL X-PLANE 10 USERS:
When switching on the landing lights (LDG position), the lights might not come on, instead the will flicker. To fix that download the file below.
1. Unzip the file.
2. Put the file to P180 Avanti II/Customs Avionics folder, and replace the previous file.
3. Go and test it.
After 7 months of work, finally is here! The Piaggio P.180 Avanti II.
This is an upgrade of the original P.180 Avanti.
New full 3D glass cockpit with emulation of Proline 21 Avionics Suite.
Most of the switches are operational
Realistic cockpit lighting
170+ customs instruments
Various operations driven by SASL scripts
Compatibility with UFMC and X-FMC (config files are provided)
It is designed for X-Plane 9, but it have been tested and performs very well in X-Plane 10 32-bit, with some minor issues. It is not recommended for X-Plane 10 64-bit.
A detailed Operating Manual is provided. PLESE READ IT! Also, a standalone A5 size checklist is provided for printing.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Robert Pearson, for his permission to upgrade the P.180 Avanti (and the rest of the team, Massimo Durando and Sergio Santagada, for this beautiful aircraft)
Vonhinx, for his help with SASL.
Dan Klaue, his tutorials inspired me into creating aircraft for X-Plane, and now I creating aircrafts and I don't fly! (well, except testing!)
My tools was Blender and Gimp.
At the forum: http://forums.x-pilot.com/index.php/topic/3467-piaggio-p180-avanti-ii-upgrade/ PLEASE: Before asking for support, READ THE MANUAL!
A "XFEED" annunciator, may indicate a problem with the plugin. By reloading the aircraft this is solved.
In X-Plane 10, the rear legs of the landing gear are...transparent. This will be solved in the next release.
In X-Plane 10, the cockpit during the night, with HDR OFF, is very bright. With HDR ON is ok.
Since there is no available 64-bit SASL plugin, this aircraft will not work with 64-bit.
At least one more version (1.1) will be released for X-Plane 9 and 10, solving any problems that will come up. A v 2.0 will be released later, when SASL 64-bit will be available and will have all the new features of the X-Plane 10.