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Take Command! Saab 340A v1.6 Update Released!


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Hello All,

This will serve as a formal forum announcement that we have released the version 1.6 update for the Take Command! Saab 340A. All customers who have purchased the Saab 340A up till now have been sent an e-mail by X-Aviation with complete instructions on how to obtain your update. We have made this a very simple process! For those that purchase the Saab 340A from today forward, your purchased download will already be updated to version 1.6 for you.

What if I didn't get the update e-mail?

If you did not receive your update e-mail don't fret! X-Aviation has updated our system to allow all customers to update with ease, regardless of whether you received an e-mail for the update! Here's what to do:

1. Login to your X-Aviation account here: https://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/account_history.php

2. Find your original Saab 340A download and re-download the file. It will download as the latest version!

The following is a list of additions/fixes included:
 
What's New / Changed:

  • All manipulators have been remodeled. Most manipulators have new manipulator logic implemented.
  • Torque Max lockout no longer too easy to go into TM lockout with manipulator - especially on approach.
  • Bank angle under autopilot control now restored to be unrestricted.
  • Throttle display graphics were not aligned with throttles/each other.
  • TOGA mode was not working according to real world ops.  Engaging TOGA now announces FMA mode (GA in both lateral and vertical FMA).  Second press silences the disconnect warning.
  • IAS mode. In some cases, IAS mode would not capture selected speed.
  • STDBY TO/FROM indicator changes when selecting CRS 2. Adjusting the VHF nav source tuned on NAV 2 would affect the standby nav indicator.
  • FMA continuous flashing fixed.
  • IAS Speed Bug. EADI now sync’s to mechanical IAS speed bug while on the ground.
  • Trim and flap extension speeds adjusted.
  • Added control deflection ratio to nosewheel steering.
  • Fixed animation of entry stairs.
  • Manipulator and animation for steering tiller fixed.
  • Control surface animations adjusted.
  • Added ability to map a single axis to “Prop” for control of both condition levers via a common manipulator.
  • Added aircraft “state reset” on exit.
  • Fine-tuned deflection time on control surfaces.
  • Added logic to sync the CRS1 dial and the VOR dial.
  • Added custom autopilot constraints and removed artificial stability properties.
  • Changed angle of roll in yokes from 45° to 75°.
  • Corrected rudder pedals animation and added toe brakes.
  • Added PBR to all glass.
  • Altitude Selector now reading in increments of 100 feet.
  • Adjusted logic for setting X-Plane autopilot altitude.
  • Added logic to prevent door from opening in flight or releasing parking brake while door is open.
  • Changed logic on CWP oil pressure warning to eliminate N1 parameter.
  • Fixed erroneous config alert when aircraft is not powered.
  • Adjusted aircraft friction coefficient.
  • Logic changed for avionics switches.
  • Fixed formatting of AIRAC info as per file spec for G530.
  • Nav 1 frequency selector logic fixed for NAV 1 pop-up.
  • Added logic to include new X-Plane datarefs for radio audio volume and changed logic for setting audio listening selection.
  • Converted airfoils to latest format.
  • Newly textured annunciators with PBR and spill lights.
  • New detent manipulators added to Condition Levers. Now physically need to lift the levers and push them forward.
  • New logic added for Condition Levers.
  • Added a common manipulator to condition levers for mouse control of both manipulators.
  • Fixed radio panel/weather radar textures on center console.
  • Added new logic to all switch guards on overhead and center console.
  • Updated air conditioning temp selector switch logic.
  • Fixed engine anti ice manipulators.
  • Lighting rheostat bug fixed.
  • Airspeed test button logic fixed.
  • Changed RMI selector logic and manipulators.
  • Fixed error in Autopilot logic.
  • Artificial Horizon fixed
  • Flight number tumblers animation fixed.
  • Improved logic for Autopilot and Yaw Damper.
  • Improved logic for Fire handles.
  • Heading/Slave function enabled.
  • NAV 2 frequency fixed.
  • Adjustment made to ITT values.
  • ADF2 MEM/XFR switch logic.
  • CTOT parameters adjusted.
  • Constant Speed pitch change speed adjusted.
  • Bleed valve reset logic changed.
  • Fuel cross-feed logic adjusted.
  • Decision Height logic fixed.
  • Ignitor switch logic fixed.
  • Engine torque fixed as a result of CTOT fix.
  • Added hash marks to rudder trim texture.
  • Fixed animations to temp select switches.
  • First Officer Decision Height logic fixed.
  • APA flag animation changed.
  • Audio Panel functionality improved.
  • Changed GPS CDI to auto set OBS.
  • Fixed Prop Pump logic.
  • Heading Sync on AHARS alignment adjusted.
  • ADF1 GUI MEM logic improved.
  • Fixed bug when landing (engines and generators shut down).
  • Fixed Flap indicator textures on center console.
  • Added logic for altimeter test.
  • Adjusted Gear Handle textures.
  • Changed Anti-Skid Switch to default to “ON”
  • Fixed standby pitot logic (on/OFF reversed)
  • Changed power source of Torque Gauges
  • Corrected course value bug (indicating negative)
  • Fixed faulty CONFIG warning @ max CL position
  • Changed gust lock PL restriction parameters
  • Fixed LIT assignment on cabin pressure fault light
  • Corrected nose wheel steering logic
  • Removed scroll zoom user pref
  • Fixed FO DSP selector knob restrictions
  • Corrected ignition switch/guard interaction logic
  • Updated artificial horizon cage knob logic
  • Adde sim command interaction for IAS Knob
  • Wiper animation speed to park adjusted
  • Changed Gust Lock Release to be detented
  • Updated temp control logic (manual mode not implemented at this time)
  • LIN/ANG display logic fixed
  • ADF default function position set to “ADF”
  • Changed default pressurization mode to “AUTO”
  • Adjusted COM1 bus power logic

 

As always, thanks for being a customer with X-Aviation. We appreciate your feedback and support!


Enjoy these latest updates, and stay tuned to the forum as we continually announce the latest happenings.

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Hello All, This will serve as a formal forum announcement that we have released the version 1.6 update for the Take Command! Saab 340A. All customers who have purchased the Saab 340A up till now

@lord_helmet Related to a file that didn't get copied over to the Cargo or Airborne variant. You can get around this by copying Annunciator_LIT.dds out of the passenger variant object folder, and

Yes! Works like a charm. Thanks!

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8 minutes ago, Cameron said:

@lord_helmet

Related to a file that didn't get copied over to the Cargo or Airborne variant. You can get around this by copying Annunciator_LIT.dds out of the passenger variant object folder, and overwrite the same file in the AEW and Cargo variants.

We are fixing this up in the installer as well.

Yes! Works like a charm. Thanks!

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Did quick take off and long flight playing with Xsaitek, so far plane looks good, Juts need to sort out the speed bug ref, i was in previous version looking at the plane speed not the bug speed as i thought, , when i point it to the bug speed  dataref, teh data ref wont change . ill think on this one

 

Sorted, was looking at wrong ref and mistook ANM for ARM. Make sure the rest of it works.

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Hey Pilots, 

I´ve flown the Saab in earlier builds without any problems. With the newest version my engines just shut down appr. 1 minute after departure. I´ve  tried for the past 2 hours to solve this problem. Even occurs after using the auto start feature. Everything is in the green area, I do have enough fuel, I just can´t make out the problem. 

Just me with that problem or anyone else experiencing similar behaviour? 

 

greetz

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24 minutes ago, TCL said:

Thanks for the update. Much appreciated. 

I do find the throttle behaves strangely and sometimes not response to my throttle input. Also, I cannot get CTOT to work for some reasons. 

Thanks again for the update.

Please be as specific as possible.  Fast movement of throttle hardware can get out of sync with the manipulators.  You can use the TQ viewer to see if you are out of sync.

 

CTOT was tested and working fine. Again, please be more specific.

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Thanks for this comprehensive update. On my MacPro running Mojave (OS 10.14) I was able to uninstall and install 1.5.1 and run with no issues. However I did get an error similar to that reported by TimNewst when I tried to update my S340 on my Big Sur system (OS 11.2). I am getting an error running the uninstaller. I tried removing the plane and the Gizmo plug in file but the installer still wanted to do an uninstall. The error I got was:

There has been an error:

Error running /Users/Username/Desktop/X-Plane 11/X-Aviation/Uninstall Saab 340A.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh : dyld: dyld cache load error: shared cache

Catalina and Big Sur have extra security hoops but I did not see any of those warnings.

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The plane was great until 1.6 update. With update 1.6 some problems are fixed, but more appears, like:

1.       HDG Slave is not working;

2.       The landing gear cannot be activate thru the controller;(designated button)

3.       The autopilot cannot be deactivated thru the controller;(db)

4.       The throttle of the plane behave very strange;(db)

5.       The reversers are no longer working thru the controller;(db)

6.       The friction of the plane is worst then the previous version. With the plane fully configured, flaps full, gear down and throttle at IDLE, all the descent, the plane is coming to HOT at landing, with more than 110 knots.

Does anyone encounter these problems?

Thanks,

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2 minutes ago, Cristi said:

The plane was great until 1.6 update.

So you're saying the previous version was BETTER than 1.6?

With the wildly swinging engine temperatures and torque?

I'm going to keep it courteous and respectful.  I would rather you ask for help, instead of making snarky remarks.  But you do whatever you want to do, while I address your issues with this free update.

3 minutes ago, Cristi said:

1.       HDG Slave is not working;

HDG Slave is NOT HDG Sync

This now works correctly.

4 minutes ago, Cristi said:

2.       The landing gear cannot be activate thru the controller;(designated button)

We're looking into this.  In the meantime, you can grab the gear handle with the mouse and drag it up.

5 minutes ago, Cristi said:

3.       The autopilot cannot be deactivated thru the controller

Did you re-assign your key/button presses?

5 minutes ago, Cristi said:

4.       The throttle of the plane behave very strange

This does nothing for me to be able to help you.

6 minutes ago, Cristi said:

5.       The reversers are no longer working thru the controller

Tested and working.

6 minutes ago, Cristi said:

6.       The friction of the plane is worst then the previous version. With the plane fully configured, flaps full, gear down and throttle at IDLE, all the descent, the plane is coming to HOT at landing, with more than 110 knots.

The friction of the plane now matches the charts much more closely.

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Hi and thanks for your feedback,

I didn't have problems with the engines before, temp. or torq., maybe I didn't notice this issues before.

Also I didn't change noting in the controller and is simply not working!

But to came with the plane with no throttle on landing, I think is the ultimate dream for an airliner :))... usually with the plane fully configure you have to apply some thrust, otherway the plane normally is falling from the sky!!!

 

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