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Saab 340A v1.2 Update Released!

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"Time to bring her out from the mothballs."

 

 

Saab 340A v1.2 Released!Performance gains, bug fixes, and Garmin 530 integration!

 

X-Aviation and Leading Edge Simulations are proud to announce the release of the Take Command! Saab 340A v1.2 update! This update includes important bug fixes, big performance gains, and some new features. Read below to see all the changes!

Click the button below and login! Your download will be at the bottom of the page.

 

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE THE SAAB CURRENTLY INSTALLED DO NOT UNINSTALL IT! THE NEW INSTALLER WILL SCAN AND UPDATE YOUR FILES!



Here's what's changed in version 1.2 since version 1.1:

What's New / Changed:

  • New Gizmo version with huge performance improvements over version 1.1 of the Saab.
  • Fixed bug in anti-skid system preventing user from applying brakes.
  • Fixed bug where changing the NAV selector would not display the proper annunciation on the EADI.
  • Fixed bug where Glideslope was not being recognized when switching between NAV1 and NAV2.
  • Adjusted reverse/beta/feather/norm modes.
  • Adjusted sound engine to handle negative gain.
  • Adjusted fuel crossfeed logic.
  • Logic for Xvalve and bleed valves re-written.
    • Changed bleed air and power requirements for proper operation.
  • DC selector dial reworked to be more user friendly.
  • AP engage delay time reduced.
  • Adjusted engine oil pressure warning parameters.
  • Corrected logic for determining valid signals for nav radios.
  • Adjusted logic when the Altitude Advisory speed is displayed on the EADI.
  • Corrected fuel pump logic on engine failure.
  • Autocoarsen logic revised to be more accurate per AOM.
  • OBS1, OBS2, Heading, and Altitude Selector manipulators changed to be more user friendly.
  • Added logic to "force" the Power Levers to the Ground Idle position for Auto-Start
  • Fixed bug where AP disconnect annunciation would appear at startup
  • Fixed bug in fuel used calculation.
  • Added NAV2 radio test logic to glideslope display.
  • Added Garmin GNS530.
  • Added scroll wheel manipulator option to G530 frequency selectors.
  • Removed Mini-GPS.
  • Complete re-work and update of all Collins ProLine II Radios.
  • Added new Collins ProLine II Radio 2D Pop-up with scroll & click for freq selectors.
  • Added scroll wheel manipulator option to 3D PLII radio frequency selectors.
  • Added User Preferences for scroll wheel adjustment and scroll zoom.
  • User Preferences are saved between sim sessions.
  • Added "Reset All" option to Virtual Checklist.
  • Added scroll manipulator option to altitude pre-select.
  • Adjusted prop animation in windy conditions
  • Added scroll manipulator option to HDG, CRS1, and CRS2 dials
  • Added Pop-up GUI for HDG, CRS1, and CRS2 panel.
  • Collins radios and digits lights now automatically ON at aircraft startup.
  • Corrected annunciation for ALTS and GS armed simultaneously.
  • Changed default sun visor position.
  • Adjusted dome lights.
  • Fixed numerous LIT texture files.
  • Added visual exhaust when HDR in use.
 

As always, thanks for purchasing from X-Aviation! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you more in the future!

Blue Skies,
X-Aviation.com

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Just saw this in my email inbox as well!!!  YES!

 

Thanks LES!

 

edit:  Is anyone having issues swapping the two comm radios from stby to primary?  Niether swap button seem to work.  The swap switch works on the NAV1 radios and other radios though.  The swap DOES work on the 2D popup of the COMMs.

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Yes!!  I have been holding off buying this until the 530 was installed. Just ducked over an bought it. Their website does not even mention it yet.

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Just wait for a sale....  I got it for about 35 I think.

 

It's very very good though... kinda like a PMDG bird in FSX.  In fact I'd say it's better than the J41 for FSX.

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edit:  Is anyone having issues swapping the two comm radios from stby to primary?  Niether swap button seem to work.  The swap switch works on the NAV1 radios and other radios though.  The swap DOES work on the 2D popup of the COMMs.

This issue has been fixed... simply re-download a fresh installer.

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Just wait for a sale....  I got it for about 35 I think.

 

It's very very good though... kinda like a PMDG bird in FSX.  In fact I'd say it's better than the J41 for FSX.

 

Is there a way to get notified when there's a sale?

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wow, $55...any refund policy come with this?

 

You get what you pay for and this a top quality plane and one of the best I've seen in X-Plane. 

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It's probably the PMDG of X-Plane 10. Should I still be using X-Plane, I wouldn't hesitate buying this one - for $55 it's a bargain given the complexity of the modeling done on this add-on...

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Far better performance on my rig and like Jose said, it's a very complex bird.

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Glad to hear about increased performance! Lovely bird, but quite heavy on the FPS. I would absolutely recommend it to everyone.

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Glad to hear about increased performance! Lovely bird, but quite heavy on the FPS. I would absolutely recommend it to everyone.

 

Heavy as a Carenado or heavier than those?

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Heavy as a Carenado or heavier than those?

For me, the Saab is WAY heavier. Like, half the FPS.

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For me, the Saab is WAY heavier. Like, half the FPS.

 

Can you specify your system specs and what you mean by "WAY heavier" than Carenado add ons?  I've seen the exact opposite on several peoples systems.  My system is about 4 years old, and I'm getting, on average, 40fps+.  Minimum of 28-30fps, all with render settings set to high.

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For me, the Saab is WAY heavier. Like, half the FPS.

Waiting for some report on the new upgrade because otherwise half FPS of a carenado means unflyable for me.

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For me, the Saab is WAY heavier. Like, half the FPS.

 

Richard, is this before or after the latest update?

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The very first release was quite framerate heavy, but now it's pretty much comparable (in fps) to one of the HD planes from Carenado.

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Is there a way to get notified when there's a sale?

 

You can register an account and sign up for the newsletter. That said, I should state here and now that we do not really do many sales save for Black Friday. Even then, some products never go on sale. In the couple of years the Saab 340A has been on the market, it has only been at discount once or twice. So, be prepared to wait quite a while if you take this route more than likely.

 

This is a very complex add-on and well priced as such.

 

 

 

good question, is there?

 

See my response to the quote above, and keep in mind the "sale" philosophy we have. It rarely happens.

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On approach to lax in the shot on the first page I think I was getting 16-19 fps - similar to the C king air - or slightly less

2500K @4GHz GTX 970

 

I run really heavy settings though (I'm a FSX/P3D spoiled by eye candy hehe)

 

Just sitting on the ramp here at LAX I'm at 25 fps.

 

It's a very very nice addon.  I totally understand where people are coming from about the price.  I just had a total life change at my house and my budget is way down for flight sim, not to mention time available.  If you use XP a lot and you like to do about 260-300 KTAS below FL200 this is the plane for you.  It would also probably make a good FSE aircraft.

 

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Can you specify your system specs and what you mean by "WAY heavier" than Carenado add ons?  I've seen the exact opposite on several peoples systems.  My system is about 4 years old, and I'm getting, on average, 40fps+.  Minimum of 28-30fps, all with render settings set to high.

 

Well, first of all I still haven't tested version 1.2. I was talking about 1.1 which was quite FPS heavy on my system. Though a lot better than the very first release. My system is an unclocked 3770k with 16gb RAM and an 780GTX running win7 x64 ultimate.

 

My settings aren't excessively high, however I can definitely run higher settings with my Carenado fleet (B1900D, C208, C337, Ct210 and F33) and still have better performance. 

 

Now, however, I am off to test the newest version of the Saab!

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Waiting for some report on the new upgrade because otherwise half FPS of a carenado means unflyable for me.

 

Well.. Have just been at it for a short time but it seems there has been lots of improvements. Will return later and report. 

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Well.

 

Just completed a 550NM flight using 10.4b1 and it was absolutely flawless. Performance was great. Granted, I wasn't flying over any complex scenery but there were lots of clouds (which usually kills my performance) but it was still very much enjoyable. 

 

I am definitely going to spend more time in the Saab now. 

 

 

EDIT: Yeah, and obviously the new version of the Saab; v1.2.

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Waiting for some report on the new upgrade because otherwise half FPS of a carenado means unflyable for me.

Well, I am a new user of the Saab 340 and with a marginal system. I usually get from 20-30 fps. Using this aircraft I have as yet to see any framerate drop at all. 

 

With Carenado aircraft (eg the PC-12) I get a horrendous 10fps drop - makes the thing unflyable for me. Not so with the Saab.

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i love this payware more than my mother n law  :lol:  :ph34r:  :ph34r: amazing work LES.

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It's probably the PMDG of X-Plane 10. Should I still be using X-Plane, I wouldn't hesitate buying this one - for $55 it's a bargain given the complexity of the modeling done on this add-on...

I would have bought the thing ages ago if not for the high price. Even now, it took a lot of yes/no before I pulled the trigger. Also bear in mind that with the exchange rate being so poor in Australia a t the moment, I am paying almost $70! 

 

The other problem that I am sure we have all experienced, is that I have bought so many aircraft that have been a disappointment or I do not fly.I have spend hundreds on aircraft that I deem a total waste of money. Since there is no refund on most of these purchases, it is a big risk. I only have 2 aircraft (the STMA PC-12 and the DHC-6) that I think are worth what I paid for them. All my other purchases (some 10 or more) have been a total waste. So I have a less than 20% chance of not wasting my money, it seems, not good odds. That is why it took so long for me to get this aircraft - but the inclusion of the 530 tipped the scales.

 

Anyway - this aircraft LOOKS brilliant. But then so do the Carenado planes. But unlike the Carenado offerings, this is a study aircraft, which is a huge difference. I would have liked the proper POM or AFM, but the manuals provided are fairly good. 

 

I have only done a few flights in it so far, and my feelings are mixed. I like the systems, but flying the plane manually so far has been pretty awful. Probably my fault, but time will tell.

 

If you want to get a plane, hop in, and do a few circuits around the airfield, then this is not the one for you. Just taking off is a chore and has to be done properly. This is not a bad thing - you would not do that in a real plane either. 

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