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Rob Ainscough

F1 KingAir B200 for P3D V3?

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I was about to purchase and noticed it said for P3D V1.4 ... after some searching it appears the F1 B200 does support V2.x also.  However, access to F1 B200 forums are restricted until after purchase ... I heard a rumor they have an update out for V3?   Accurate?

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Yes, they just released their updated installer for P3D v3.0, I think they support v2.-xx to v3.0.

 

I have it in P3D v2.4 and just love it, Great plane !

 

Cheers

Martin

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Thanks for the very quick response Martin, purchasing now.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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It's actually a bit of unfortunate version numbering, the P3D King Air version is 1.4...I was confused the first time I saw it too and thought it was referring to the P3D version.

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Regis9 beat me to it regarding the version number explanation. Enjoy it, Rob. It is a such a great airplane. The Blackhawk conversion and G1000 really set it apart. Still A little taxing on my rather modest system, but it really highlights the optimizations done in P3D v3. I take a hit in overall frame rate, but everything is smooth and consistent vs.v2.x.

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Ran a few test flights, like the depth in the aircraft, but it does seem to have a few issues in P3D V3 on my system:

 

1.  Engine fires for no apparent reason
2.  Alarms that come on and don't go off for no apparent reason, no warning indicators come on
3.  VC lights that don't go on until it's night, click them and nothing happens during the day
4.  No dim/bright controls on the MFDs
5.  All kinds of errors show up in the P3D ContentErrorLog, some look significant
6.  Strange sounds that stay active even when accessing P3D menus/screens
7.  no brightness control on the MFD and/or G1000
8.  Missing sounds
9.  Landing lights and taxi lights that don't illuminate the ground
 
I've posted over in F1 B200 forum, hopefully Jim R. gets time to take a look.  In the meantime anyone else have these issues or is it unique to my setup?
 
But with those issues aside, there is still a lot of great functionality and depth of systems ... aircraft model is very well done, very good with VAS, fast, but floats very well.  It's an impressive rendition of the B200 ... back to flying it.
 
Cheers, Rob.

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Issue with #1 ... user error :blush: ... I must have hit the Fire System test knob by mistake.

 

Just checked that I did indeed download and install the P3D.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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This was the only aircraft that I had for FSX that was (in my case, subjectively) quite a resource hog. I uninstalled it due to low FPS but I'm wondering if performance will be markedly better in P3Dv3; off to DL it and find out!

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I remember seeing this plane Ad On for the first,  X-plane was my Sim of choice at the time, I watched a froogle review of it and wow what a plane, absolutly stunning.  I was dissapointed to learn it was only for FSX (at that time)   This plane was the deciding factor to move to Fsx/P3D.   A little hard on frames but well worth.  Comes with a HUGE manaul, taken straight from the real thing 

 

Hope you dont mind me posting this Rob 

 

He goes into great detail here about manuals and battery capacity and so,  its a real neard out Review, ive watched it severals times.  

 

"You can get Kurt's tutorial flight for this aircraft at"  http://library.flight1.net/?p=4984

 

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I also have this plane for fsx and it is indeed a resource hog. The depth of the systems is nice but I hate the click spots for the buttons. Now I remember why stopped flying it

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I also have this plane for fsx and it is indeed a resource hog. The depth of the systems is nice but I hate the click spots for the buttons. Now I remember why stopped flying it

 

... i don't see it to be that much resource-hungry. Sure it takes its tall, but works nicely overall. And indeed, it takes a little while to become acquainted with the click-spots, but after one, two flights even that is something to become familiar with.

Overall, the F1 B200 certainly is the best B200 available for FSX and P3D - sure, only my two cents here.

:smile:

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Run into another issue ... when selecting the Options (via Add-On Menu) the options don't save (like turning off the FO MFD and other settings).  I have to set them for every session I have with the B200.

 

I think it's probably time I make an official support ticket.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Rob, I didn't get a chance to check out all of the lighting issues you listed last night as I'd hoped. I do know, however, that the options are retaining state as expected on my installation so it is working in some cases.

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I do know, however, that the options are retaining state as expected on my installation so it is working in some cases.

 

Hmmm, that's good to know, thank you ... interesting ... are you running P3D V3?  If so, do you also have P3D V2.5 installed?

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I had side-by-side installations of v2.5 and v3 initially but completely uninstalled both and started with a clean v3 installation.

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Thanks again for info ... helps me move in a diagnostics direction for the saving of options issue.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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This was the only aircraft that I had for FSX that was (in my case, subjectively) quite a resource hog. I uninstalled it due to low FPS but I'm wondering if performance will be markedly better in P3Dv3; off to DL it and find out!

 

Ah, silly me.  I assumed the update allowed the FSX version to be installed into P3D.  Didn't realize it was a standalone different version, requiring a seperate purcashe.   Based on the performance of the FSX version, I'll have to pass on this one.

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I had problems getting the original P3D version of this aircraft installed and working. Never was able to get in a single flight with it.

 

But, installed the latest in the P3DV3 and spent all of 5 minutes (had to go to work) this morning.

 

So far so good. Looks great and no OOM, stutters or low FPS. But that was only a cursory 5 minute eval.

 

Will mess about with it more tonight.

 

System:   AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz, 16G RAM, Asus Crosshair V Formula Z, AMD Radeon R9 290x, Windows 64-Bit 10 Pro, Coolermaster Cosmos case, 1200W PSU, 1-256G Intel SSD, 4-512G Samsung 840 Pro SSDs, 1-1Tb Samsung 840 Pro SS, 6Tb+ external USB disk space, Prepar3D V3, All MegaSceneryEarth, REX OD

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Rob, did you get things worked out? I'm sad to say my initial reports were a little too optimistic. I have no functioning click spots on the 2D panels...and no control over the MFD. I also cannot launch the Stand-alone King Air Options application. I'm going to try one more reinstall.

 

Edit: Reloaded my "Safe Start" scenario and the all my panels came back to life...still can't get the King Air Options app to run, though.

Edited by snglecoil

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Rob, did you get things worked out?

 

No sorry, didn't get them resolved.  I've uninstalled B200 for now and will return to it later when/if more information emerges from the F1 forum.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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No news about a compatibility with P3Dv3.1? I want to buy this plane if it is compatible... but the problem with the flight1 forums is that I cannot see issues with this plane as they are invisible to non buyers.

 

Thanks.

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No news about a compatibility with P3Dv3.1? I want to buy this plane if it is compatible... but the problem with the flight1 forums is that I cannot see issues with this plane as they are invisible to non buyers.

 

Thanks.

If no one beats me to it, I have it installed and will test it out later today.

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Be warned, this B200 installs a font file under P3D root ...\fonts (.ttf) that could NOT be removed.  This will cause problems when trying to uninstall/re-install P3D.  It looks like the font B200 installs is missing 2 type definitions (for Win7 supposed to define min 6 types even if not using all the type definitions).

 

I was able to solve the B200 font install by doing the following:

 

1.  Boot into SAFE MODE no GUI

2.  Locate the B200 font file, rename it

3.  Re-boot (back into SAFE MODE no GUI again) and the delete the Font file

 

It would be nice if the developer took a look at this problem, it's pretty significant issue for anyone that wants to uninstall and re-install P3D.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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