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NEW VERSION RELEASED (1.1)
CARENADO EMB505 PHENOM 300 FSX/P3D VERSION 1.1

Fixes:
- FLC and VS autopilot modes fixed (they were working fine in 2D)...
- ALT SEL mode in VC fixed (they were working fine in 2D)
- System fuel indication on MFD fixed.
- SPD SEL is not resetting to 85kts when you select it again.
- SPDBRK indication when is closed fixed.
- Text on the Speed reference indicator fixed.
- Fuel flow diagram fixed.
- Outside emergency exit indication fixed.
- Minor bugs fixed.

Customers should download the package again from the link provided. Downloads and installations were increased.

You should uninstall the aircraft before installing this new version.

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OK.. here goes Public Beta 2  :wink:

 

Too bad you're not on the boat this time, Bert.

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Too bad you're not on the boat this time, Bert.

 

I'll watch from shore.. :wink:

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NEW VERSION RELEASED (1.1)

CARENADO EMB505 PHENOM 300 FSX/P3D VERSION 1.1

 

Fixes:

- FLC and VS autopilot modes fixed (they were working fine in 2D)...

- ALT SEL mode in VC fixed (they were working fine in 2D)

- System fuel indication on MFD fixed.

- SPD SEL is not resetting to 85kts when you select it again.

- SPDBRK indication when is closed fixed.

- Text on the Speed reference indicator fixed.

- Fuel flow diagram fixed.

- Outside emergency exit indication fixed.

- Minor bugs fixed.

 

Customers should download the package again from the link provided. Downloads and installations were increased.

 

You should uninstall the aircraft before installing this new version.

 

 

What link? The Customer page doesn't show any update available, so do I just download the full package again to get v1.1?

 

** EDIT **

I found that you just download the full package from the Customer Page.

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I noticed that the GCU 477 alphanumeric pad doesn't work when trying to enter or edit a flight plan. Is this correct, as I did see that the Manual stated that FP are entered via the FSX Flight Planner or via the MFD.  So if that is the case, what is the purpose of the GCU 477?  When the Navigraph update is released, will this change the use of the GCU 477?

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What link? The Customer page doesn't show any update available, so do I just download the full package again to get v1.1?

 

** EDIT **

I found that you just download the full package from the Customer Page.

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I noticed that the GCU 477 alphanumeric pad doesn't work when trying to enter or edit a flight plan. Is this correct, as I did see that the Manual stated that FP are entered via the FSX Flight Planner or via the MFD. So if that is the case, what is the purpose of the GCU 477? When the Navigraph update is released, will this change the use of the GCU 477?

For me, the alphanumeric pad works in 1.0. I haven't done the update to 1.1 yet, but I'll download and install the new version tonight.

The enter key (of the pad and the MFD) however, behaves very strangely. Sometimes, I am able to confirm and therefor enter a new waypoint into the flightplan, but most of the time, the enter key (in 2D or VC) doesn't work. Then, the only choice is to fly "direct to" or use a MSFS flightplan.

Actually I am quite disappointed, and I can't believe they released it with that many obvious flaws in the most simple and most important systems (A/P). But I'll probably buy the Navigraph upgrade once it is released. The G1000 isn't all bad and offers some nice features. Oh my...

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Make sue you uninstall v1.0 before installing 1.1 otherwise it will leave the old gauges in place rather than overwrite them.

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Just did a couple of short test flights, and the AP is working pretty well now. FLC is still a bit flaky when first engaged, but any subsequent SPD changes are handled ok, without porpoising. Much better than the Hawker actually, which you can only incrementally change. And in both FLC and VS modes it levelled off predictably. Haven't flown any approaches yet. Will wait for the Navigraph function. Fuel flow is a little higher than expected maybe, but and short hops and high cruise speeds it's hard to say. And it's a joy to hand fly, and I'm managing to grease it in, even on 3000' runways. A lot happier now than a couple of days ago...

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Make sue you uninstall v1.0 before installing 1.1 otherwise it will leave the old gauges in place rather than overwrite them.

 

After messing with it, I was missing a step to use the alphanumeric pad. It does work fine now. Unfortunately, the documentation is poor at best.

 

I also noticed that the Static Objects doesn't include chocks as indicated in the description.  The pitot and engine covers are there, along with some two cones, but no chocks.  No a big deal, but thought I would share.

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After messing with it, I was missing a step to use the alphanumeric pad. It does work fine now.

 

Good for you. How about sharing the missing step?

 

Dirk.

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Well whats the verdict from those that have the update?

 

I have very little time these days, anyway in my 15 minutes test today the aircarft leveled off correctly, which did not occur with 1.0. A/P and GPS features appear to work as expected, for what I've seen. Yet my test is far from conclusive.

 

Also, ALT SEL knob and all other knobs in the FMC, PFD, MFD and the pad are working fine here. The logic looks to me pretty much the same as in Flight1 King Air B200 and many other addons. All you have to do is to click just outside the knob, meaning slightly above or slightly below to increase or decrease respectively either by 1000s or by 100s. Find the clickspot with the mouse, then click above the knob to increase/decrease by 1000s or below the knob to increase/decrease by 100s. Scroll up or down with the mouse as usual to select the desired target altitude. Works fine here.

 

Yes, frame rates are lower than the Hawker, yet still acceptable, for what I've seen so far. Note. I loaded the aircraft directly without the Air Trike/Cessna trick. Maybe it actually helps, I can't say at the moment. As usual for me, full screen gave 6-7 FPS more than windowed mode, but I don't know how much this applies to others too.

 

That's all I can say so far.

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Thanks, that is more than I have heard from anyone so far. 

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I have very little time these days, anyway in my 15 minutes test today the aircarft leveled off correctly, which did not occur with 1.0. A/P and GPS features appear to work as expected, for what I've seen. Yet my test is far from conclusive.

Also, ALT SEL knob and all other knobs in the FMC, PFD, MFD and the pad are working fine here. The logic looks to me pretty much the same as in Flight1 King Air B200 and many other addons. All you have to do is to click just outside the knob, meaning slightly above or slightly below to increase or decrease respectively either by 1000s or by 100s. Find the clickspot with the mouse, then click above the knob to increase/decrease by 1000s or below the knob to increase/decrease by 100s. Scroll up or down with the mouse as usual to select the desired target altitude. Works fine here.

Yes, frame rates are lower than the Hawker, yet still acceptable, for what I've seen so far. Note. I loaded the aircraft directly without the Air Trike/Cessna trick. Maybe it actually helps, I can't say at the moment. As usual for me, full screen gave 6-7 FPS more than windowed mode, but I don't know how much this applies to others too.

That's all I can say so far.

 

That's a pretty good report for a Carenado.  Still, have to see how the Nav update does.  What is your framerate and how smooth is it for you at an ordinary airport?

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That's a pretty good report for a Carenado.  Still, have to see how the Nav update does.  What is your framerate and how smooth is it for you at an ordinary airport?

 

I had about 15-20 FPS yesterday in PASI with 1.0 and about 15 FPS today flying for about 20 minutes over KFHR with the 1.1, but....

1. ASN was active in both cases with very bad weather and low visibility, which is known for not being an FPS friendly condition

2. I have a laptop, so I guess you and others can get more if using an high-performance desktop with OC

3. No preload trick

 

All in all, the aircraft appears to be flyable. If you're sitting on the fence, I suggest you to wait for the final version to be released and more competent reports to come out.

Obviously, don't expect an A2A level, but I am more optimistic after this release.

 

Oh, textures are nothing less than stunning. Carenado is actually #1 here. If only they had for the systems and the A/P in particular half of the attention to detail they put in design, they would compete with PMDG.

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Good for you. How about sharing the missing step?

 

Dirk.

Not having used the G1000 before I was shooting in the dark a bit.  But the issue was I was only pressing the FP button and the area where you type the waypoint was all highlighted and flashing.  I had to turn the FMS knob once to get only the first character area flashing and then the alphanumeric keys worked fine.  So in a nut shell, pilot error.

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Not having used the G1000 before I was shooting in the dark a bit.  But the issue was I was only pressing the FP button and the area where you type the waypoint was all highlighted and flashing.  I had to turn the FMS knob once to get only the first character area flashing and then the alphanumeric keys worked fine.  So in a nut shell, pilot error.

 

This is a "bug" technically, but hopefully it makes you feel good that your first inkling was correct.  In the real thing, you can highlight a field, and then start typing as you tried to do.  However, the functionality you're seeing pretty much the case with every G1000 implementation for FSX I've seen, including Flight1 (although haven't tried Mindstar). 

 

I was genuinely surprised by the success of SP1, but there is much more to be done with this add-on.  I think we should get together a comprehensive bug list ASAP to send to Carenado, in the event that they've decided to become more responsive to the community.  Please see the "Post-SP1 issues" thread I made in this subforum if you have anything to add.

 

David

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Not having used the G1000 before I was shooting in the dark a bit.  But the issue was I was only pressing the FP button and the area where you type the waypoint was all highlighted and flashing.  I had to turn the FMS knob once to get only the first character area flashing and then the alphanumeric keys worked fine.  So in a nut shell, pilot error.

 

I believe on the real unit, you push the small knob to turn on the cursor.

 

With the cursor active, you can use the keyboard to enter information.

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I believe on the real unit, you push the small knob to turn on the cursor.

 

With the cursor active, you can use the keyboard to enter information.

 

Yes, that's correct. The procedure in the real world Garmin Prodigy FD 300 looks just the same as for the regular Garmin G1000. Push the knob to have the cursor blinking and activate the input through knob or keypad:

 

Dual FMS Knob – Flight Management System Knob.  When the FMS Key is pressed, this knob selects the

MFD page to be viewed.  The large knob selects a page group (MAP, WPT, AUX, NRST), while the small

knob selects a specific page within the page group.  Pressing the FMS Knob turns the selection cursor ON

and OFF.  When the cursor is ON, data may be entered in the applicable window by turning the small

and large knobs.  In this case, the large knob moves the cursor on the page, while the small knob selects

individual characters for the highlighted cursor location.

 

In the Flight1 King Air B200 you have to click on the center of the knob (simulating the finger push pressure) to have the cursor blinking and enter data into the MFD though the keypad.

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Yes, that's correct. The procedure in the real world Garmin Prodigy FD 300 looks just the same as for the regular Garmin G1000. Push the knob to have the cursor blinking and activate the input through knob or keypad:

 

In the real G1000 or Prodigy, that should only be true if you're changing views via the main menu scheme (i.e. NAV - page 1, 2, 3, / AUX page - page 1, 2, etc. etc.) because the FMS knob is being used to navigate the groups and pages, therefore that extra step is required to actually enter the menu and change the function of the FMS knob.  However, if you open a view via a softkey (i.e. Direct-To menu, FPL menu), the cursor will already be on and flashing.  The steps required to fly Direct-To to a new fix are as follows: -Press the Direct-To key  -Type the name of the fix  -Press ENT twice.

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In the Flight1 Mustang, this works correctly.

 

In the Carenado TBM, same problem..  Direct-To, need to move the little knob one step to activate the cursor, Type the name of the fix - Press ENT twice

 

Was reported back then, not fixed..

 

Little, but annoying things like this, is what led me to putting a GTN750 in the TBM cockpit.

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Little, but annoying things like this, is what led me to putting a GTN750 in the TBM cockpit.

 

It's the little things that have stopped me from buying many of their airplanes.  If their graphics had as many holes as their systems did you wouldn't need windows.

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In the Flight1 Mustang, this works correctly.

 

Really??  Maybe I need to see if I have the latest version of the C510.  I have always had to turn the small knob once to use any of the keypad entry fields in that add-on.

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Really??  Maybe I need to see if I have the latest version of the C510.  I have always had to turn the small knob once to use any of the keypad entry fields in that add-on.

 

Try the scenario mentioned above...  Direct-to,  Keypad entry, Enter, Enter

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Does the 300 hand fly as well as the Duke? I think the Duke is the best flying plane I have had for FSX.

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