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Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended (module 1.3)

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Here you can download the LINDA aircraft module for the Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended module v1.3.

 

Installation notes:

  • Download and unzip it and place the two folders into: */Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X/Modules
  • Say "yes" if he'd like to overwrite anything

We will update this files from time to time and will make a little note in this thread about the changes.

 

Users, who also made changes to this codes could post it in this thread or drop me a PM and we will update the module.

 

If you have created a complete new module #also for other addons please PM us.

 

click here to download version 1.3

 

if you want a MCP Combo II preset, rename the *.default files to *.lua which could be found here after installing

Microsoft Flight Simulator X/Modules/linda-cfg/aircrafts/Aerosoft_DHC6

 

Here is a list of currently included functions:

v 1.0 > 1.1

AP Pitch and Bank switch and Yaw dumper added

v1.1 > 1.2

flap and icing info on MCP display

Altimeter sync

Wiper functions

fixed AP alt hold bug

v 1.2 --> 1.3

MCP display startlock warning

Mark Hurst added:

MH GNS530

MH Speaker Panel

MH Speaker Panel

MH Altitude Alerter

MH Test Panel

MH Fire

MH Radios

MH Fuel

MH Misc

 

Many thanks to Mark Hurst for the additions.

Have a look at his incredible Twotter homecockpit

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I finally got the Twotter on the PC Aviator sale. It's going to take a while to get it all set up. First thought was a bit of a wow moment...this really is an excellent airplane. Also, fairly stunning that the framerates are so high. I did notice that the Altitude knob doesn't work with LINDA. My guess is that it's a bug...or a feature...of the airplane...or an undocumented control setting.

 

EDIT: Correction. The Alt knob works...it just doesn't change the value in the SET ALTITUDE window.

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Next Twin Otter Extended update, can you put in the parkbrakes and gear for the Amphib  please.

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module version 1.2 uploaded

 

v1.1 > 1.2
flap and icing info on MCP display
Altimeter sync
Wiper functions
fixed AP alt hold bug

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Hi Guenter, this is a great resource that I have just started playing with!

 

I am wondering if it's still a work in progress - are you planning to add all the functions eventually? I have noticed that some functions can be found under the FSX Default library and others I can find inside FSUIPC's list of FSX functions (for example, I can get the missing function Toggle Auto-feather that way). I am currently crawling my way around the panel trying to get the hang of it. I am wondering about building a hardware panel for the TWO (no gauges, just switches) so I can fly it by the book without touching the mouse or keyboard.

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...others I can find inside FSUIPC's list of FSX functions (for example, I can get the missing function Toggle Auto-feather that way)

 

P.S. I just realised you can get all the FSX controls inside Linda too :)

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Updated to version 1.3

 

v 1.2 --> 1.3
MCP display startlock warning
 
Mark Hurst added:
MH GNS530
MH Speaker Panel
MH Speaker Panel
MH Altitude Alerter
MH Test Panel
MH Fire
MH Radios
MH Fuel
MH Misc

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is there ALT ALRT? 

 

The altitude alerter functions (ALT ALERT, MDA, GO AROUND and the rotary control) are implemented in the v1.3 file.

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I tried this module and Linda 2.5.7 can recognize it but it’s not working with my MCP Combo I. Only result is the following error message in Linda console:

 

[E] *** Lua error: …les\linda-cfg/aircrafts/Aerosoft_DHC6/config.mcp.lua:625: attempt to perform arithmetic on global ’n’ (a table value)

 

I have no idea what is the problem and how to proceed.  Any advices would be warmly welcome, thank you!

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Hi AaliGee

 

There are warning that LINDA 2.5.7 may not work with MCP1 panels. We cannot test any software with these obsolete panel.  I recommend you use your backups to revert to 1.13. There is a link on the 2.5.7 download thread for LINDA 1.13.

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Hi AaliGee

 

The reported error lies in your configuration file for the MCP1 for your aircraft. You may be able to fix it by changing a button assignment in MCP Combo and saving it.  The other fix is to delete the named file in path given in the error message and re-program your buttons.

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Thank you again, both ways were good enough to give about 75% results! Many functions are working now (like hdg, course, Garmin, most buttons), but altitude and com & nav radios are not working.  Do you think there is still something to do?

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Small add-on to my problem if someone has any idea what is the problem… It looks like that the nav & com radio and altitude data comes from FSX to MCP Combo, but it doesn't work to opposite direction from MCP Compo to FSX. I have noticed this partial functionality also with iFly 737 module, but then the problem is with EFIS functionality. However, in case of iFly 737 also EFIS is working when I'm using VRiSim module instead of Linda.

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Hello,

 

Thank you for this !

 

But I have a VRinsight FCU (Airbus) and I can not operate properly with Linda.

Understand by this that my FCU is well recognized by Linda but even if the screen displays the default altitude no button is active. I have the latest version of FSUIPC paied.

Is this normal? Did I forget something to do?

 

thank you,

Bruno

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Hello,

 

Thank you for this !

 

But I have a VRinsight FCU (Airbus) and I can not operate properly with Linda.

Understand by this that my FCU is well recognized by Linda but even if the screen displays the default altitude no button is active. I have the latest version of FSUIPC paied.

Is this normal? Did I forget something to do?

 

thank you,

Bruno

Hi Bruno

 

I believe the reason you may be having problems is that the Twin Otter has not been adapted for the MCP2a Airbus. Try selecting the Boeing MCP in setup and see what results you get - it will only be a basic display but it should work. Also check that you have a configure-mcp2a.lua file in /modules/Linda-cfg/aircrafts/{twin otter} (folder name may vary).

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Thank you Donor.

 

But I have so many questions about this great tool that I'll open a new topic to ask them all at once ...

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Hi guenseli et all:

I've been using this amazing module (thank you!) with no problem. However, since I updated my Linda to 2.9.2 version, I got a message error "A serious problem has been found. USER module creation error! Exiting LINDA".

I can't tell you this happens with this module only, but other ones I've tested are working fine.

I have tryed to re-install LINDA and this module but the error messege is still on...

Is there anyone else facing this, or is it a local issue?

Thank you.

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Hello,

you have to add the file user.lua into your modules folder

 

Modules\linda\aircrafts\Aerosoft_DHC6

I have added it now into the module folder, so redownload it please and copy the file as described above.

Sorry

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Happen to notice there is a problem with the AP "Thumbknob Down" script. Working on fix it. Works now.

function TW_AP_Pitch_thumbknob_up ()

    TWPitchVar = ipc.readLvar("AP_FD_Pitch_Mode_val")

    if TWPitchVar < 10 then
    TWPitchVar = TWPitchVar - 0.25
    elseif TWPitchVar >= 10 then
    TWPitchVar = 10
    end

    ipc.writeLvar("L:AP_FD_Pitch_Mode_val", TWPitchVar)

    ipc.writeLvar("L:AP_Pitch_thumbknob", -1)
    DspShow ("Ptch", (TWPitchVar)*-1)
end

function TW_AP_Pitch_thumbknob_dn ()

    TWPitchVar = ipc.readLvar("AP_FD_Pitch_Mode_val")

    if TWPitchVar > -10 then
    TWPitchVar = TWPitchVar + 0.25
    elseif TWPitchVar <= -10 then
    TWPitchVar = -10
    end

    ipc.writeLvar("L:AP_FD_Pitch_Mode_val", TWPitchVar)

    ipc.writeLvar("L:AP_Pitch_thumbknob", 1)//////This was -1
    DspShow ("Ptch", (TWPitchVar)*1)//////This was -1
end

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