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SHOWTIME The long awaited Panel upgrade and GTN/AP/mods are now available

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There are screenshots taken at various levels of completion throughout this forum but, your CJ2 Mod Squad is now ready to show off some outstanding updates and modifications for our Carenado CJ2 Citation.

 

I'm sure someone will post an overview with some neat screenshots, but for now I am going to just tease you with a few basic ones to get you started.

 

<<<< 3 screenshots at the end of this novel >>>>

 

We had a short beta test and found a few rough edges but overall we feel our package is well worth the price you are paying.

 

This is not a completed piece of work as we expect to continue with minor updates and additions. As a matter of fact, I just drew a line in the sand and cut off the updates so we could get this initial package out to you.

 

The highlights are:

 

This will provide you the custom files and folders necessary to install your Flight1 GTN750 in the VC. The GTN will work as an installed unit inside the frame but will easily popup for resizing, moving, unlocking or another monitor and access the buttons on the GTN frame.

 

The nagging feature of engaging the NAV mode has been completely fixed. You may have to teach yourself to make a few self checks, like are you in the GPS or VLOC mode, is the PFD source properly selected using the Preset selector, and you do indeed have a flight plan loaded or a Direct TO waypoint selected.

 

Another biggie, is the Engine Instrument and Fuel Monitoring station is now located front and center just below the glareshield and can be cycled with the Annunciator panel with a single mouse click. The Annundiator panel can also be zoomed for tired old eyes, like mine.

 

A lot of under the hood work has been going on by Bert and Janek to eradicate the last of the bugs in the AP, especially those intermittent little gremlins in the FLC code. Early reports today from Berlin is that the FLC is now free and clear of bugs and should be working like it should.

 

New fonts, increased text sizes and new annunciations will appear on your PFD. The airspeed tape will keep you entertained now that Carenado has tweaked the performance parameters a bit. Overspeed will come quicker than before but you will hear it coming and see the colors changing and flashing digits.

 

Those of us who just can't have enough convenient clickspots will think we have won the lottery. We have created some additional etchings on the PFD frame to help you locate most of the new ones. We will probably have several level of etching over time, from barely visible to the Readers Digest Large Sized Print edition like this starter edition.

 

These are much more than a simple clickspot, they are more lime invisible knobs and sliders that you can use your mouse pointer or scroll wheel to make adjustments in Speeds, heading, courses, altitudes, VSI rates, etc. Some benefits are that you can use the tooltips for very accurate readings as you are making this adjustments.

 

One of my personal favorites is that we now have an ALT knob where Cessna should have put it twenty years ago. This imitation 3D knob works in the VC and on the Popup PFD from both seats.

 

There are are lot more Easter Eggs, so download it, install it, sit on the ramp and enjoy the new features, then go fly and see if Janek is correct about the FLC.

 

Best Regards,

 

Janek, Bert, Ramon, and yours truly,

 

Ray

 

Get it now. Current file name CJ2 GTN + clickspots Mod v1.1.zip Readme file instrucions included in the zip file.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6e7kgkv3gtewfqv/CJ2_GTN_%2B_clickspots_Mod_v1.1.zip

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Hi Ray,

 

First off - thanks so much for you and your teams contributions - you guys should be on the Carenado payroll...

 

Bigger fonts on the PFD tapes - YES !!! I have to zoom in within inches to read the defaults - not a good idea on short final...

 

I'll make a point of testing this over the weekend - I'm currently in the middle of a complete rebuild going from P3Dv3.1 to P3Dv3.2 - for various reasons I needed a fresh start... 

 

Regards,
Scott

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Thanks Ray

 

For bringing all this together, and in a nice/easy package.

 

Cheers.

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Thanks Ray !

 

guess it´s time to reconsider getting my CJ2 out of the hangar again and try it  :wink:

 

Regards,

 

Lars

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Thanks ... very well. 

It would be possible to put the JELAIR-sounds? v1,r,v2...

I love using copilot callouts. Good suggestion. Thanks.

 

Ray

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I just downloaded the mod "CJ2 GTN + clickspots Mod v1.1" and am now heading over to Carenado to purchase the CJ2. Note the sequence of events here...

 

Thanks Ray, Bert, Janek, Ramon, and all Test Pilots who made this possible.

 

Brian

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Great work, don't have the CJ2 as it would be my 6th biz jet but considering getting it after these superb mods. Really appreciate all your efforts.

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.... sounds great guys,  I don't have the GTN so am feeling really left out. You mentioned that there was work done under the hood re the FLC problem....  was there any improvement work done to the DTO function too ?

 

....ooops sorry I've got brain fade...  you're using the GTN for Lateral NAV and the DTO function of Carenado isn't used....

 

With the combined knowledge you've gained of some of the under hood workings... do you think you could improve the stock version without the GTN mod and or incorporate some of the extra clickspot features etc..

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.... sounds great guys,  I don't have the GTN so am feeling really left out. You mentioned that there was work done under the hood re the FLC problem....  was there any improvement work done to the DTO function too ?

 

....ooops sorry I've got brain fade...  you're using the GTN for Lateral NAV and the DTO function of Carenado isn't used....

 

With the combined knowledge you've gained of some of the under hood workings... do you think you could improve the stock version without the GTN mod and or incorporate some of the extra clickspot features etc..

Good idea, Carenado should hire the team as freelancers, seriously. 

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Best Regards,

Janek, Bert, Ramon, any yours truly,

Ray

 

You guys are awesome! If you need anymore artwork ray, I got new toy's to take the quality up several notches. ;) 

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Hi Folks,

 

Just curious - is there away to set the CDI and preselect altitude to key/joystick mappings - they aren't part of the standard bindings available to us...

 

Regards,

Scott

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.... sounds great guys,  I don't have the GTN so am feeling really left out. You mentioned that there was work done under the hood re the FLC problem....  was there any improvement work done to the DTO function too ?

 

....ooops sorry I've got brain fade...  you're using the GTN for Lateral NAV and the DTO function of Carenado isn't used....

 

With the combined knowledge you've gained of some of the under hood workings... do you think you could improve the stock version without the GTN mod and or incorporate some of the extra clickspot features etc..

+1 Isn't this a good sign of a community working to achieve the maximum possible for its members? At the verge of Tom's memorial flight I am sure he is proud of that. 

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Got everything up & running. Really great job& much appreciated.

 

                                                         Thank you All

                                                           Ron

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Am I reading this correctly that these mods are only for those who have the GTN or can those without also use these (eliminating references to the GTN in the configs and leaving everything else..)? Sorry if it's more obvious than I can tell.

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Thanks very much for all the hard work.  These upgrades are an outstanding addition to the CJ2 (which itself is a great product from Carenado).

 

A few questions about the PFD:

 

Is there a manual anywhere for the PFD?

 

If not, does the PFD provide any indication of standard and 1/2 standard turn rates?

 

Finally, is there any way to get the PFD to display a CDI while enroute using a GPS flight plan (like the Garmin 1000)?

 

Again, thanks very much, these are the kind of innovations that keep the hobby fun.

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Am I reading this correctly that these mods are only for those who have the GTN or can those without also use these (eliminating references to the GTN in the configs and leaving everything else..)? Sorry if it's more obvious than I can tell.

We designed and assembled this particular package specifically for GTN users. Most of the clickspots and popups do not need the GTN.

 

When we have a little time, we can assemble an installer for the non-GTN users that take advantage of most of the additions and upgrades.

 

Ray

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As a non GTN user I would be interested in these mods. These enhancements now make me want to get this aircraft.

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The overlapping knobs of the new ALT and the BARO knob area. This is obviously a problem and I am fully aware of it. I am going back to basics for a total clean sheet design - probably using only the 2d knob that looks correct on the DCP popup in most lighting conditions. If you have ideas PM or email me. This will be in the next update.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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Thank You So Much Bert, Janek, Ramon, & Ray!  You four Mod Squad Guys rock even more than the original Mod Squad (I am indeed dating myself).  So far I've just spent time on the ramp with it, fiddling around with the improvements made....you guys bring a whole new level to this plane!

 

Awesome stuff, and Thanks Again!

Jim

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Ray thank you and the Mod Squad for the hard work, it really is appreciated,

 

Question: Can i disable the Carenado dll.xml entry and disable the FMC!

 

<Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Carenavigraph</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Path>.\Carenavigraph.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>

 

cheers Rick

 

Edit: NM i disabled it and its fine.

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Wow this mod is great. I just installed this mod and I have to say this is a game changer! I really enjoyed the original aircraft, but having the new click spots and Eng info on the annunciator panel is great. Plus the flaps gauge is a great touch, because the flap lever was hard to see with TIR.

 

A big thanks to everyone that worked on this! I'm really happy I discovered this community.

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Thanks very much for all the hard work. These upgrades are an outstanding addition to the CJ2 (which itself is a great product from Carenado).

 

A few questions about the PFD:

 

Is there a manual anywhere for the PFD?

 

If not, does the PFD provide any indication of standard and 1/2 standard turn rates?

 

Finally, is there any way to get the PFD to display a CDI while enroute using a GPS flight plan (like the Garmin 1000)?

 

Again, thanks very much, these are the kind of innovations that keep the hobby fun.

Hi I have added a yellow indication for half banking on the right side in the pfd. Normally it is a MSG indication. If I understand you correct then yes there is a way to display the cdi but only from the current source. But it is possible to display some needle for the backup source too. Iam currently away from my sim.

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