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A couple of little issues.

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Seems that the transponder is missing 0 and 9, can't set to 1200?

 

Also the cowl flaps seems to close when you move it to open and open when moved to close?

 

The EGT readings seems odd when you try to lean the engines, they jump all over the place?

 

Other than those little things, I'm enjoying flying her :wink:

 

Cheers

Martin

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Well I think by now, after all the other threads we've read about Carenado,  we know they've had some issues.  I don't think this is anything new and I hope this doesn't turn into a Carenado "bashing" since they do actually bring value to our flight sim community.  They do churn out models that look excellent and at least give  us many  options of models to take out for flights.  There are also times that I don't feel like spending a few hours figuring out how to start an airplane and then once I've started it, figure out what I need to do to  repair the damages I've done before I can get back into the air again.  But, that's just me and everyone is entitled to their opinion and I respect all of those opinions.

 

In any event, it's a good looking model with the exception of the fact that I feel like I need to shower after I'm down with a flight and walking away from my computer screen.  It would be nice to see some repainters give it a "clean" interior look to get rid of the grunge.  It does seem to handle nicely as far as flight dynamics which has been a huge improvement over Carenado of the past.  I also was able to locate a sound package on Avsim that seems to be more realistic than the sounds that came with it.  Other than the dirty interior and the sounds, thus far I'm pleased with it.

 

Gary

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Seems that the transponder is missing 0 and 9, can't set to 1200?

 

Also the cowl flaps seems to close when you move it to open and open when moved to close?

 

The EGT readings seems odd when you try to lean the engines, they jump all over the place?

 

Other than those little things, I'm enjoying flying her :wink:

 

Cheers

Martin

The cowl flap switches move when clicked but jump back and don't stay in an open or close position. In spot view they show open/closed positions

The transponder is ok on mine.

EGT readings seem ok. They just about creep up to 250.

 

bob ( that's in P3D)

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I have the GTN750 installed and it has a transponder built in, so maybe that is the problem with the one in the panel, so using the GTN750 transponder and it works fine.

 

Cheers

Martin

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My apologies. I have been very disappointed in the product's released by Carenado in the past, but I am hopefull. Do you by chance have a link to that sound package?

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Additionally, in the aircraft cfg, there isn't an entry for model or type. So the atc identifier refers the shrike as "EXPERIMENTAL" lol  Carenado has recruited their paying supporters as beta testers.  Sher genius.  lol

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My apologies. I have been very disappointed in the product's released by Carenado in the past, but I am hopefull. Do you by chance have a link to that sound package?

No worries, I totally get it.  This is the first place I come as well before making a purchase from Carenado to see whether or not I should take the dive.  I agree it is sad that most of the time there's some tweaking that has to be done, but even the best of the best have issues and problems after you make a purchase.  I think the biggest area that Carenado fails in though is the fact that they don't have a dedicated forum supported by their developers [something that clearly the "best" do].  So the frustration comes in where we the buyers have to figure it out ourselves most of the times.  In any event if you do a search under "Aero Commander Sounds by Gary Jones"  it will come up.

 

Additionally, in the aircraft cfg, there isn't an entry for model or type. So the atc identifier refers the shrike as "EXPERIMENTAL" lol  Carenado has recruited their paying supporters as beta testers.  Sher genius.  lol

 

That's an easy fix.  atc_type=Rockwell

                               atc_model=AC50

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The only aircraft that I've ever purchased from Carenado, and had to sit and figure out how to make it work, was the Phenom 100. It's still a great aircraft and I use it all the time

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ADF not working. Unable to dial the frequency and not able to switch from stby to active.....

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No worries, I totally get it.  This is the first place I come as well before making a purchase from Carenado to see whether or not I should take the dive.  I agree it is sad that most of the time there's some tweaking that has to be done, but even the best of the best have issues and problems after you make a purchase.  I think the biggest area that Carenado fails in though is the fact that they don't have a dedicated forum supported by their developers [something that clearly the "best" do].  So the frustration comes in where we the buyers have to figure it out ourselves most of the times.  In any event if you do a search under "Aero Commander Sounds by Gary Jones"  it will come up.

 

 

That's an easy fix.  atc_type=Rockwell

                               atc_model=AC50

Totally. Yet how a simple issue was missed is beyond me.

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These are the issues I have found so far:

I find the ADF very difficult to use. I have to keep right and left clicking to change which part of the frequency to change. I also find the #2 NAV does not appear to drive the VOR needle in the RMI. I do get NAV 2 DME.

Otherwise a great looking aircraft and flies very nicely, a good effort by Carenado.

JCH

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Yep, I would have to vote a plus for a clean interior choice. That worn out, wiped out look is not aesthetically appealing at all. Even one plane with a "clean" front panel that would give us the choice would be a real plus.

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Yep, I would have to vote a plus for a clean interior choice. That worn out, wiped out look is not aesthetically appealing at all. Even one plane with a "clean" front panel that would give us the choice would be a real plus.

 

Mine is at the MRO getting a newer carpet (they didn't have a brand new though), some paint here and there and a deep interior scrub.

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Yep, I would have to vote a plus for a clean interior choice. That worn out, wiped out look is not aesthetically appealing at all. Even one plane with a "clean" front panel that would give us the choice would be a real plus.

But this aircraft has been around for decades. I think the condition of the worn out, weathered look, beautifully suites it. A pristine sterile look to me, makes it look unused.  But Im with you on having a choice. Im sure someone will come along and make a mod eventually.

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But this aircraft has been around for decades. I think the condition of the worn out, weathered look, beautifully suites it. A pristine sterile look to me, makes it look unused.  But Im with you on having a choice. Im sure someone will come along and make a mod eventually.

I certainly hope someone does come along and make a change and at least offer an option for a pristine interior. The worn look as you said does in fact fit the age of the plane but if you go online and do a search for Aero Commanders for sale, www.controller.com, you will see that all of the interiors have been well kept. This interior seems more fitting for a bush model. If I were an aircraft owner I'd be embarrassed to put anyone in that interior an offer them a test ride. As a passenger in a plane that looked like that, I would probably pray that the plane and passengers make it back on the ground in one piece. Yikes!!

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Here is what a 'clean panel' looks like in the Shrike.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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ADF works for me.

I've just found the way to change the frequency. It works ok , Sorry.

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I have got sound problems.It is not a clear and crisp sound.

 

 

Scott 

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