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New community user mods almost ready for show time - hold on to your socks.

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Jamek BIn has gone way overboard with his mods. Just about everything that has been suggested is now working and a whole lot more. We plan a very short beta testing period that is starting at midnight tonight (actually that is the Alpha, the beta starts at sunrise). We have an expanded beta testing team that will be getting copies tomorrow (Saturday) so they can check things out over the weekend.

 

As we gain confidence in our mod squad's coding changes we will start making them available to the community. Everything is going to be totally free to the owners of the Carenado CJ2.

 

And these modifications will work in FSX, FSX:SE, and P3Dv2-3.

 

It will take a little time to roll all our mods into a single package or maybe two packages. I am thinking we will have one package for the GTN crowd, another for the FMS users. Many of the clickspots and nifty popups will be in both packages.

 

Here is a short list (not totally complete just yet) of what will be in GTN v1.0:

 

-GTN AP that works when the NAV function is selected.

-PFD fonts resized for easier reading - more fonts, more colors.

-Instrument Reflections default automatically set to Off so the GTN can be used when in the Frame.

-TOGA logic improved, clickspots also now on AP Panel - 2d (popup) and VC

-GA Annunciation now shown on PFD Annunciator at top center.

-AP clickspots located on the PFD and GTN (formally MFD) frame, - 2d (popup)and VC

-Empty FMS screen now has "Flight Info Page" - 2d (popup) and VC (really handy, updated and upgraded from S550 mods)

-AP annunciation coding rewritten for improvemnts

-FLC logic improved (still not totally correct, but its all we can do until Caranado fixes their dll.)

-clickable Annunciation panel to switch the ENG display (Engine Instruments and Fuel Status and flap position indicator)

-ENG display popup (shift+2) with clickable 2nd page for additional info.

-Includes Karronicus’ Annunciation popup (for enlarged text for old and weak eyes)

-White Advisory Annunciation Lights fixed (Kabronicus code)

-Etched clickspot locators on PFD and GTN frames.

-New ALT knob added to DCP between Baro knob and REFS switch. Has night lighting and tooltips for 00 / 1000 adjustments (mouse clicks only)

-All clickspots on Frames will be available on popups (as soon as we figure out how to do it)

-New AP popup clickspot on MSP (right side) TOGO clickspot on MSP (left side)

-Tooltips for almost all the new clickspots and ALT knob, Active readout, i.e. HDG, CRS, VSI, IAS, etc.

 

These images were taken at various stages of production - posted now for drooling purposes only.

 

 

Bert, Janek, Ramon, and Ray (Your Mod Squad)

AP button_a.jpg

locators.JPG

eng popup_1024.JPG

eng popup_pg2.JPG

Flight Info Screen in console.JPG

Flight Info Screen.JPG

new clickspots.JPG

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Wow! Thank you for your efforts.  Looking forward to the GTN version. 

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Why aren't you guys working for Carenado?  :smile:

Flying is more fun than working.

 

Ray

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When these mods are applied do they affect a single livery or all of them?

It depends on what you want to do.

 

If you overwrite your existing panel.cfg they will be for every add on with a reference in the aircraft.cfg with no specific reference to a named panel file. For instance panel= .

 

If you set up a panel folder with a name such as panel.GTNv2 or similar and put all these updates in that one, then in the aircraft.cfg file you can have a mix of default panels and these new GTNv2 panels by using the panel=GTNv2 or panel= .

 

I use the same add on with the same N number or repaint but with two or three different panel references. You just have to have a full entry [fltsim.x] for each one with a unique title and variation so you know which one to select for flying that day.

 

Easy Peasy.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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You can add peacefully donate button  :drinks:

Sounds good to me.

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Bert, Janek, Ramon, and Ray,

 

Thank you guys very much for this.  This is really awesome.   

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Wow, Big Thanks, Bert, Janek, Ramon, and Ray! Your work is fantastic & really looking forward to applying your mods upon their full release!

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Absolutely fantastic work, we are so lucky to have such talent! I hope this won't mes things up when or if Carenado release a service pack.

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Absolutely brilliant! The only reason, speaking for myself, but not unlike all the rest of us GTN huggers, that I would even consider the CJ2 is because of the modification. 

 

Thanks Bert, Janek, Ramon, and Ray (The Mod Squadfor your dedication to making the sim experience for us less talented, what it can be - and is.

 

Brian

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Absolutely fantastic work, we are so lucky to have such talent! I hope this won't mes things up when or if Carenado release a service pack.

Any improvements made by V1.1 will most likely be improvements that the team can not make. I would expect some improvements with FLC logic, maybe a correction for the DTO logic, and fix the backup instruments that do not work or have the imformation reversed or erroneous. All the clickspots, adding the GTN and the Flight Info with the popup new Engine instruments will be very straight forward. Bottom line - it will probably be even better with v1.1.

 

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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RE: v1.1

 

I would like to see some tweaking of the fde for performance improvements to avoid the sudden drop in cruise speed with even the slightest reduction in thrust.

 

The landing configuration of the real CJ2 will have auto spoiler deployment once the mains are firmly on the ground and ground flaps are selected. I don't know is it the flight sim throttles that are getting confused or the Carenado coding needs some adjusting.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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RE: v1.1

 

I would like to see some tweaking of the fde for performance improvements to avoid the sudden drop in cruise speed with even the slightest reduction in thrust.

 

The landing configuration of the real CJ2 will have auto spoiler deployment once the mains are firmly on the ground and ground flaps are selected. I don't know is it the flight sim throttles that are getting confused or the Carenado coding needs some adjusting.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

 

Yes I noticed that also on the thrust during the descent.

 

Rick

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2. I don't seem to hear any clicks from the various buttons and knobs.

 

 

Good idea , let's see what we can do....it requires probably own solution. With release of V1.1 has the mod also be adjusted , which would be a good date to add some things.

 

Nice that you like the mod , the things which you mention , we look into.

 

Beautiful sunday in LSZH:

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Hi - something that's not working for me as it should in either P3D v3.2 or FSX-SE is the radio popup - it pops up a black/blank window when clicked.  I copied the necessary text in the panel.cfg for it to work, but it doesn't.....anyone else have this problem?
 
 
Thanks,
Jim

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Hi - something that's not working for me as it should in either P3D v3.2 or FSX-SE is the radio popup - it pops up a black/blank window when clicked. I copied the necessary text in the panel.cfg for it to work, but it doesn't.....anyone else have this problem?

 

 

Thanks,

Jim

 

Jim,

 

I asked them about that and Carenado says the Radios do not popup. Change settings using FMS. duh.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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Hi Ray,

 

That's interesting considering the original panel.cfg has the popup code for [window09] as the radio, though Ramon added the "window09=RADIOS", which was not included in the original panel.cfg -

 

From original panel.cfg:

 

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Window09]

size_mm=711,1024

position=2

visible=0

BACKGROUND_COLOR=2,2,2

ident=10200

 

//window_pos= 0.000, 0.020

windows_size= 0.293, 0.750

 

gauge00=Radio_CJ2525A!Radio, 0 , 0, 711, 1024

gauge01=CJ2525ACAR!ToggleCAR10200,                 0, 0, 711, 32

//-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

HA! --> upon further inspection of the files in the GAUGECJ2525A folder (or the not-unzipped .CAB for those who have not installed any mods yet), there is no "Radio" gauge, only the Radio_KDI572_DME_BG.bmp file and corresponding .xml code file!  (I also just noticed the false gauge name in the panel code above - "radio_cj2525A", so indeed, there is no radio popup!)

 

Thanks,

Jim

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