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How's the Saab 340 in the new beta ?...

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Well,

 

I am seriously considering, since I was an active XP10 user sometime ago, taking the chance of an upcoming promotional sale and buying the SaaB. I know the Citation 500 will also become available in the future, but a turboprop suites my likes a better...

 

I wonder if any of you who own the SaaB can comment on how it performs with the prop torque fix ?

 

Have you opened it in Plane-Maker and saved, as recommended ( even if I don't really understand why... ) to get an aircraft model suited for the fix ? If you didn't go through this process, do you still notice any difference in performance in as far as torque and overall prop effects are concerned ?

 

Thx for any answers :)

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I haven't been over to "other" forums to check but doesn't Goran usually frown upon this type of shenanigans and say you'll break the aircraft?

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It is even recommended not to open and save an aircraft that have some internal fixes made by the developer because this could lead to some unwanted issues, so much better to wait for an update or, at least, for a developer communication that will tell us if exporting the .acf would be ok or not.

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Good hint - forgot to check the "other" forum... Will do it ASAP!

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Good hint - forgot to check the "other" forum... Will do it ASAP!

Jose, I have asked Goran about this, will see what he says.

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Jose, I have asked Goran about this, will see what he says.

 

Thx!

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DO NOT save the flight model in Planemaker to see if it works with the new XP update.  The entire engine model of the Saab is custom coded.  We still have to thoroughly test it with the new X Plane update before we put the OK stamp on it.  If you DO decide to tinker with it, PLEASE make a back up of the acf file first!  

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Ok,

 

thx for the prompt reply Goran!

 

I don't own it, yet :-)

 

 

How's the work on the C500 going ?

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Ok,

 

thx for the prompt reply Goran!

 

I don't own it, yet :-)

 

 

How's the work on the C500 going ?

 

You're welcome.  

 

The Citation.  Let's just say the Citation is reaching levels of realism that we haven't seen yet.  Dare I say it, it'll have more realism than the Saab.  When we have something juicy to show, we will.

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I hate the Citation 500 ... :-)  One of those forced our gliders out of a nice hangar we were able to use before it's arrival at LPSO :-(

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I hate the Citation 500 ... :-)  One of those forced our gliders out of a nice hangar we were able to use before it's arrival at LPSO :-(

 

When this one comes out, take off and then crash it.  Might make you feel better.

;)

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I have done it few days ago when someone else suggested doing it - I must say I haven't noticed any difference on ANY of the props I own. But I haven't noticed any issues even before the fix, so oh well, probably not the best person to try it  :dance:

 

When this one comes out, take off and then crash it.  Might make you feel better.
;)

 

Sorry for a little offtopic, but you people talk about Citation 500, wasn't it 550 in the works or my mind plays tricks on me again? :P

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A bit O.T. Goran,Are You currently working on the IXEG 737 Classic also? Thank You

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I have done it few days ago when someone else suggested doing it - I must say I haven't noticed any difference on ANY of the props I own. But I haven't noticed any issues even before the fix, so oh well, probably not the best person to try it  :dance:

 

 

Sorry for a little offtopic, but you people talk about Citation 500, wasn't it 550 in the works or my mind plays tricks on me again? :P

 

Correct.  It's the 550.

 

A bit O.T. Goran,Are You currently working on the IXEG 737 Classic also? Thank You

 

Unfortunately, no.  

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Jcomm,  You will love the Saab!  It is simply fantastic! Im very pickey with my addons, but this is almost all I fly most of the time.  I really didnt think Id like it, and after buying it a few months ago, I fell in love with it. So much fun to fly, keep you busy and  is a very polished product. My 2cents.

 

 

Rob

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I had the pleasure to be part of a closed beta for update 1.3 of the Saab.
While i had different opinion with LES team on a couple of (mostly cosmetic) things, truth is these guys fixed almost everything i thrown at them. I was very surprised how promptly and seriously they treated my thoughts on the Saab. As a result they improved a lot, including (but not limited to) very small details like: colour of the speed bug on ASI under certain lighting conditions (!) or position of sun visors when you first load the aircraft (!!).
Like Comanche said, once you spend some time with 340A you will slowly start realizing how much of a study sim it's got under the hood.

 

Not to sound too biased, this is what i miss in the Saab at the moment:
- dedicated load manager
- TCAS
- ability to assign both CLs to one joystick axis

- aircraft state saving?
 

:good:

 

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Saab 340A was my first payware for X-Plane. Actually, first payware for any sim.

Since then, I learned quite a lot and from time's perspective I can appreciate how detailed it is. 

I couldn't even climb due to my poor power management back then. It's safe to say, that becuase of the LES' Saab, I took the simming more seriously and their aircraft taught me quite a lot of proper procedures. But besides all of that, it is just amazing plane, I'm sure you will have tons of fun with it José :]

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Tests have been done for the new X Plane update, 1 major adjustment and a few very minor adjustments have been made to the package.

Took it for a full flight, and had it tested by 1 of the original Saab pilots that helped with development.  He said it's "perfect".  Particularly on the take off and landing, due to the torque roll fix.

An update will be out soon. 

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Thx Lena!

 

Nice to see a girl enjoying sims!!!! My youngest daughter is probably going to join you ( your profession ), at Emirates, as cabin crew trainee ... but she, just as her older sister, hate aircraft :-/ and my poor son in law has a big problem finding time to go flying ( he owns a PPL / ULM ). 

 

I'll buy the SaaB ASAP, but for now I had to spend the budget I had to invest ( again ) in X-Plane 10 on SMP v3...

 

BTW: SMP v3 is VERY GOOD !

 

@Goran: Thx for the latest report on compatibility with 10.45 b1

 

P.S.: Bummer, I'm about to buy it.... :-|

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Tests have been done for the new X Plane update, 1 major adjustment and a few very minor adjustments have been made to the package.

Took it for a full flight, and had it tested by 1 of the original Saab pilots that helped with development.  He said it's "perfect".  Particularly on the take off and landing, due to the torque roll fix.

An update will be out soon. 

Good to hear Goran. Thanks for the continued support and dedication. I'm also anxious to see your next project come to life.

 

 

BTW: SMP v3 is VERY GOOD !

 

Absolutely. I do hope development is ongoing though.

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Thx Tony, I will - just trying to recover from Christmas budget shortage, and SMP v3 :-)

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