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  1. HI, Try with this version: https://blog.x-plugins.com/2023/02/gizmo64-version-23.html It runs perfectly for me and even is valid for Mac M1 processors Native Mode
  2. Hi, Maybe this dataref: xscenery/mu2b60/manips/battery_key_position
  3. @Kneed The MU-2 is a fixed-shaft turboprop with a Garrett TPE331 type turbine and is different from most turboprops that are split shaft/free turbine, the typical PT6 turboprops. Perhaps for this reason, you do not get used to the fact that there is no third lever that you call the mixture. If you want to know the difference between these two types of engines, you can read the attached article from the FAA manual. On the other hand, I recommend you faithfully follow the checklist published by the author. Doing this means getting rid of most of the problems you encounter when starting to learn to fly a plane, and it helps you understand why things are. And more especially, I recommend you to use the xchecklist recently published by @goofy in this same forum. You will not regret. TURBOHÉLICE.pdf
  4. Hi, Fantastic! It has been perfect once again! I appreciate your collaborative attitude. The modification in the controls test seems optimal to me too. I hope that the pilots know how to appreciate this work and benefit from a well-done checklist. In my opinion, following a good checklist is the best way to learn to fly an airplane and to get the most out of it. Of course, this plane deserves it because it is full of great details, it is a marvel.
  5. Hi, @Goofy and all, The overhead lights test had also gone unnoticed by me, so thanks again. Yes, I had realized the need to adjust altimeters before takeoff and the pressure difference <6.0 Psi, but I ignored it until now by increasing the cabin pressure altitude, it's better that way. As I explained in my previous email, I have carried out a detailed review and I indicate below the corrections that I would make to your checklist and some observations. SPECIFICATIONS: - Max and Econ Speeds must be expressed in KTAS and not in KIAS. BEFORE STARTING: - Pilot Communications Door, it is a small window on the pilot's side that is perfectly simulated in this plane and is worth use it. It opens before starting engines. sw_item: Pilot Communication Door|OPEN:xscenery/mu2b60/manips/ticket_door_toggle:1 - Power Levers must be in the Ground zone, the margin you have set is too narrow and must be widened. sw_item: Power levers|BOTH GROUND IDLE:(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/left_power_lever_position:0.30|0.45)&&(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/right_power_lever_position:0.30|0.45) - The check of free movement of the Yoke and pedals would be better if it was done with all the axes and not just with any one. sw_item: Yoke Roll Control|FREE MOVEMENT:(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/yoke_roll_ratio:1)||(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/yoke_roll_ratio:-1) sw_item: Yoke Pitch Control|FREE MOVEMENT:(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/yoke_pitch_ratio:1)||(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/yoke_pitch_ratio:-1) sw_item: Rudder Control|FREE MOVEMENT:(sim/flightmodel2/wing/rudder1_deg[10]:<-10)||(sim/flightmodel2/wing/rudder1_deg[10]:>10) -Roll Trim. Traditionally, since its first version in 2009, this aircraft showed a very pronounced tendency to turn to the right, it was a very typical characteristic of this model. In this version in XP12 this effect is not as pronounced but it is still noticeable and a slight trim to the left is convenient. sw_item: Roll Trim Set|Takeoff 1/8 LEFT:sim/flightmodel/controls/ail_trim:-0.15|-0.1 STARTING ENGINES: - Before starting the motors, it is necessary to check that they are ON LOCKS and only if they are not, the Unfeathered procedure is used. A remark like this would be helpful: sw_item: Propellers|ON LOCKS sw_itemvoid: **NOTE**|If the propeller is feathered, place the Power Lever in REVERSE sw_itemvoid: **|and hold the Unfeather Switch until the blades reach the lock position. - The ignition process is so beautiful that it is worth detailing it better, checking when the Starter light should turn on and off, if the SRL Fail warning disappears or if the RPM that is achieved is adequate. With these sentences you achieve all that: sw_item: Ignition and EGT Rise|RELEASE ENGINE START SWITCH:(sim/flightmodel2/engines/EGT_deg_C[1]:>200)&&(xscenery/mu2b60/annuns/rh_starter_button:1) sw_item: SRL FAIL Annunciator|EXTINGUISHES ABOVE 14% RPM:xscenery/mu2b60/annuns/r_srl_fail:0 sw_item: Exhaust Gas Temperature|MONITOR sw_itemvoid: **NOTE**|If EGT approaches 770º, position Condition Lever to Emergency Stop sw_item: Engine Start Indicator Light|EXTINGUISHES AT 60% RPM:xscenery/mu2b60/annuns/rh_starter_button:0 sw_item: Engine RPM|STABILIZE AT ABOUT 76.5 TO 78.5%:xscenery/mu2b60/engine/eng2_percent_rpm_needle:76.5|78.5 BEFORE TAXI - Before taxi, we can close the communications window. sw_item: Pilot Communication Door|CLOSED:xscenery/mu2b60/manips/ticket_door_toggle:0 BEFORE TAKEOFF - Windshield Heat. I would include it as mandatory, even if it's not very cold, a fogging of the glass is very typical when it undergoes rapid cooling during the initial climbing. sw_item: Windshield Heat|LOW:(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/left_windshield_heat_switch:1)&&(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/right_windshield_heat_switch:1) CLIMB - I would include this information as a reference for climbing: sw_itemvoid: Optimum Airspeed| TO 10000 FT - 155 KIA sw_itemvoid: Optimum Airspeed| TO 15000 FT - 150 KIA sw_itemvoid: Optimum Airspeed| TO 20000 FT - 145 KIA sw_itemvoid: Optimum Airspeed| TO 25000 FT - 140 KIA sw_itemvoid: Optimum Airspeed| TO 30000 FT - 135 KIA CRUISE - Important not to forget to reset the Roll Trim to zero if we don't want to fly sideways... sw_item: Roll Trim|SET TO NEUTRAL:sim/flightmodel/controls/ail_trim:0 APPROACH - A check to verify that there is not a great pressure difference in the cabin when starting the final approach. It is always possible that on steep descents the pressurization system does not have time to reach the Airport pressure. This 1.5 PSI value roughly corresponds to a 3000 ft altitude difference which is somewhat tolerable. sw_item: Cabin Differential Pressure|CHECK NEAR TO ZERO:sim/cockpit/pressure/cabin_pressure_differential_psi:<1.5 LANDING - In the original POH it is recommended not to use Flaps 40 if it is not necessary, especially in conditions of moderate wind and/or risk of icing. Perhaps this caveat would be worth it: sw_itemvoid: **NOTE**|Use 40° Flaps only if necessary and always below 120 KIAS -Power. Again, a little more headroom in the GROUND position is helpful. sw_item: Power|GROUND IDLE:(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/left_power_lever_position:0.30|0.45)&&(xscenery/mu2b60/anim/right_power_lever_position:0.30|0.45) - I think this Beta Range check and Reverse warning would come in handy: sw_item: BETA RANGE Annunciators|Illuminated:(xscenery/mu2b60/annuns/lh_beta_range:1)&&(xscenery/mu2b60/annuns/rh_beta_range:1) sw_itemvoid: **NOTE**|REVERSE if required, sw_itemvoid: **|then back to GROUND IDLE position SHUTDOWN - Stop Engines must be correctly checked and hold until the RPM drops below 50%, according to the POH sw_item: Run Crank Stop Switch Right|STOP AND HOLD UNTIL 50% RPM:xscenery/mu2b60/manips/R_run_crank_stop_switch:0 sw_item: Run Crank Stop Switch Left|STOP AND HOLD UNTIL 50% RPM:xscenery/mu2b60/manips/L_run_crank_stop_switch:0 - Ignition Switches. You have a small error here in the text that it should be OFF instead of AUTO, however the dataref is fine. I have included all these suggestions in your checklist together with the additions that you have mentioned above, and I will send you the clist.txt privately for you to evaluate and, if you agree, include them in your next update, which I will appreciate, because you will also make them look better. You will be able to easily see the modifications that I have made because they are without color, that is, with the default color of the xchecklist. I await your comments. Regards,
  6. Hi, @Goofy and all, I have been using and reviewing your checklist and you have obviously proven to be the best specialist doing this type of checklist, my congratulations. It's something I already knew... Allow me now to specify some aspects that improve my previous checklist: - ATC call reminders are included - Specifies that the battery test should be done before/without connecting the GPU - The mention of the Panel Light test is included - The HSI (Att Button) test is also included, which I had not discovered existed - The SRL test is included - The need for FSB and No Smoke notices is indicated - The autopilot test is included in STBY - Remember the possibility of putting on headphones, which is very practical if you get tired of so much noise... - The procedure to use Continuous Ignition that you have applied is for me the correct one and the one that is used in other similar planes, although it is not the one described in the POH. - The cabin pressure check and adjustment is better than the one described in the POH, again. But above all, above all, the aesthetics, readability and the order of your checklist is very good and pleasant, just as you are used to. Well, after so many praises, in my next communication will come the "failures" and suggestions.
  7. No. A third position of switches to STOP engines can be found if you point the mouse cursor below them. An arrow pointing down will appear and you can stop the engine correctly.
  8. Hi, @Goofy I am really surprised! Just yesterday I published the update of the checklist that I did a few months ago, as you can see: Maybe you didn't realize it or maybe your checklist is much better than mine and you've decided to publish yours for the good of the community. Or perhaps simply, you had been doing it for a long time and you did not want so much work to be wasted. In any case, it would have been desirable if you had contacted me to reach an agreement and thus one of the two of us would have saved a few hours of dedication. Anyway, you are the teacher and I am the student, so I will try your checklist and use the one that seems best to me. I encourage others to do so. Competition is always good, right?
  9. In just two hours have you been able to fly it? Two thumbs up!! :-)) Perhaps the checklist that I have just updated for this new version of MU2 will help you to know it a little better:
  10. Hi all, I have updated this checklist to adapt it to the latest version 2.1 of MU2 and to make all automatic items work on XP12. I will try to be aware of the new updates that TOGA makes to have the checklist always up to date. I encourage you to try it and tell me about any malfunction or improvement that you can think of. I am attaching the file, which is also posted at: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/82809-checklist-for-mitsubishi-mu2-marquise-toga-simulations/ I hope it helps you, clist.txt
  11. Read the manual. You must assign to Throttle 5
  12. Hi, I’ve finished a flight with your mod acf and any issues has been observed. All was fine. Max speed was 275 Kt TAS at FL220. Load weight was 867 Kg and 730 Kg fuel weight Do you want me to recollect any specific data during next flights?
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