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Phenom 100 update 2.0 out, now with Navigraph extension option

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Carenado just announced update 2.0 for Phenom 100. Compatible with FSX-SE and P3Dv3, now also includes Navigraph Extension Pack (optional, for one week at $ 4.95):
I don't have it, but I hope they will soon release v2.0 for the Phenom 300 as well.
Here is the changelog:

 

 

UPDATED to VERSION 2.0 AND NAVIGRAPH EXTENSION PACK!!!
CARENADO E50P PHENOM 100 HD SERIES FSX/P3D

IMPORTANT:
-Customers should retrieve a new serial entering to their accounts at www.carenado.com - "My Products" section (old serials are no longer valid).

...

New Version (2.0)
- P3Dv3 and Steam compatible
- Improved Autopilot behavior
- T.O. config implemented
- G1000 improvements
- XPDR different modes added
- 3D knob technology improved.
- GPU implemented
- TOGA button
- Seat belt/Non Smoking sign added
- Power setting display on MFD
- 2D detachable autopilot
- MFD flap indicator fixed
- Test sound added
- Minor bugs fixed

Customers should uninstall the aircraft before installing this new version and then download the package again from the link provided. Downloads were increased.

http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php…

Navigraph Extension Pack for Phenom 100 FSX/P3D
http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php…
ONLY for 10 days $4.95!!!

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Tempting to buy with the list of improvements but the Phenom 300 v2 cannot be far behind.  G-1000 improvements.... sounds interesting.  Looks like they fixed the non-working knobs.

 

Thanks for the heads-up.

 

Best regards,

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how can i tell if navigraph is updated.  I have updated but dont know how to tell if it worked.

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New Version (2.0)
- P3Dv3 and Steam compatible

 

Hi, I don't know if I'm reading at the wrong place, but in v2 Carenado says is full compatible with FSX and P3D v2.0 (not P3D v3.0+). Confusing.

Cheers, Ed

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I am not very tempted, honestly.
As a further minus, non-previous owners (like me) apparently should pay $ 4.95 in addition to the base package, which still costs $ 39.99.
Based on my experience with Carenado, I prefer to save my money for their incoming Do228.

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Just tried out V2. It is indeed P3D V3 compatible, it gave a V3 install option and it ran fine in v3.2 which is what I have installed.

 

That said, performance is poor. I'm getting 30-40 FPS on the ground at KLAS with Orbx So Cal scenery and no weather. I get 40-50 in the same scenario with the F1 Mustang. I tried a flight from KLAS to KLAX and ran in to a few frustrating bugs trying to program the G1000.

 

The F1 Mustang is a better buy in my opinion, it performs better and the G1000 implementation is in another league compared to Carenado's. The Carenado Phenom visuals are better but the Mustang still holds up well after all these years and is just more enjoyable all around. My only problem with the F1 Mustang is that it tends to crash a little too often.

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I've always had the Phenom 100 parked and hardly used it since I mostly fly the F1 Mustang and Eaglesoft 750, but I decided to update my Phenom, and I'm not bothered by the extra $4.95 to add the Navigraph extension pack. For God sake! for those complaining about it, so you can't get you happy meal at McDonalds for one day. No problem with frame rates here, and I find her to fly much steady than before. Given, it's not a study aircraft, but then again, if I wanted to just fly such a complicated aircraft, I would stay with my PMDG's.

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does anyone know is this a free update to vers 1 or a buy again package

Peter

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Version 1 to 2 is free, but if you want the Nav Extension Pack, you'll have to pay for that extra.

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Just tried it in FSX-SE and was reminded of the poor frame rates ; no improvement there.

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purchased off Just Flight which is still showing V1 suppose I will have to wait for them to update,such is life

Peter

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Hopefully AVSIM will update the review on the aircraft soon!!  They weren't too excited about V1 but then said indicated it was not perfect and recommended for a "casual or slightly above-average flight sim experience" -  http://www.avsim.com/index.php/_/reviews/aircraft/review-embraer-phenom-100-by-carenado-r2369. I thought it was an excellent and fair review by Marlon Carter and the Phenom 100 has received some good comments on the YouTube circuit too like this one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WNMXLvc3rU. I am still waiting for the "perfect" add-on aircraft with "perfect" modelling and outstanding frame rates (some are very, very close) but it's a good aircraft to practice your avionics skills and learn a little on how it is done in real life.  That's my goal in life anyway!

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anyone know where to look for the AIRAC Cycle in the Phenom?  I have ran the Navigraph update for 1607 and not sure its working.

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My understanding is that is suppose to go to here ever your flight sim folder is at, and the sub folder suppose to be CarenadoNavigraph. There is suppose to be three folders in there, Default, G1000, and Navigraph. I haven't looked myself, but that's how the Navigraph FMS Data Manager maps it out.

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anyone know where to look for the AIRAC Cycle in the Phenom?  I have ran the Navigraph update for 1607 and not sure its working.

 

Same question here. Additionally after updating the Airac to the 1606 Cycle, got a P3D CTD when loading the aircraft from the opening scenario screen. Had to uninstall the Extension Pack and re-installed again, but not updating the Airac, and now I don't know which cycle I'm using. Opened a ticket in Carenado Support site yesterday night, and the ticket is still open (no response).

Cheers, Ed

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Please let us know of your finding with Carenado. I do have the 3 folders that Specialist was talking about. When I load up the aircraft the display is showing something like June 2014 for nav data.

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Unfortunately performance is poor in V2 also ... V1 used to have an option to disable each PFD and/or MFD ... I would click under the left top panel screw.  That feature seems to be NOT working now?  I can't find any way to turn OFF the MFD and/or PFD -- important if I want to see acceptable FPS from my setup.

 

I love what the G1000 has to offer, but it's a significant performance drag when compared to the GTN750.

 

Any hints?  Or should I just go about making panel.cfg edits?

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Yikes why did they do that - I tried also but the small click spot no longer works to shut off co-pilot MFD 

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and now I don't know which cycle I'm using. Opened a ticket in Carenado Support site yesterday night, and the ticket is still open (no response).

 

Go to the CarenadoNavigraph folder in P3D (or FSX) and click on Navigraph and then NavData.  Click on cycle_info.

 

Best regards,

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I downloaded the V2 update and bought the Navigraph extension since it's so cheap right now.  But I'm afraid to install.  I've made a number of changes to the original (popup rxpGNS to load flight plans / SIDS / STARS, implemented an xml gauge to synch the CDI to the rxpGNS source and I did a custom repaint of one of the textures). 

 

Carenado says to uninstall the original first.  I'm not sure how to do that.  Is there a way to change the filenames on the installed version so I can have both versions installed?  I have multiple back ups of all the critical FSX folders and even a clone SSD but I'm still leery of messing it up.  BTW I don't have any performance issues with the original version at all.

Thanks!

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Go to the CarenadoNavigraph folder in P3D (or FSX) and click on Navigraph and then NavData.  Click on cycle_info.

 

Best regards,

 

Hi Jim:

Thanks. I did that, but for some reason the opening screen on the MFD keeps showing the navdata is from June 2014. Probably that screen is just a picture.

Cheers, Ed

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Hi all:

 

For those of you who might want to install the GTN750 gauge on the MFD, you can do the following:

 

1. Copy your panel.CFG folder inside the Phenom 100 folder and paste it on the same folder

2. Rename that new folder to panel.GTN

3. Leave just the files named "info.bmp" and "panel.CFG" inside the newly created panel.GTN folder (two files). Delete the remaining files.

3. Open the panel.CFG inside the newly created panel.GTN folder (using Notepad or similar) and edit as follows:

 

[Window Titles]
Window00=PFD Panel
Window01=MFD Panel
Window02=GFD Mode Controller
Window03=Toggle_Control
Window04=INFO
Window05=ENGINE SETUP
Window06=START
Window07=EFIS
Window09=Flight1 Garmin GTN750 U1 <---- Add this line

 

Add this complete new section after the last line of [Windows08] section on the same panel.CFG file inside the panel.GTN folder:

 

[Window09]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=545,475
window_size_ratio=1.000
position=0
visible=0
ident=14401

window_size= 0.345, 0.525
window_pos= 0.010, 0.020
zorder=0

gauge00=F1GTN!GTN750, 0,0,545,475,UNIT1.POP

 

(This new section is to have a popup of the GTN750 when required, please read below)

 

Now edit the section [Vcockpit02] further down, exactly in the following way:

 

[Vcockpit02]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=512,512
visible=0
pixel_size=1024,1024

texture=$Panel_2

//gauge00=EMB500_G1000!G1000_configEMBP100,          0,0,    1,  1
//gauge01=EMB500_G1000!G1000_MFDEMBP100VC,              1,    4, 512, 350
gauge01=F1GTN!GTN750, 3,18,521,308,UNIT1.VC
//gauge02=EMB500_G1000!COMMON_UPDATE_G1000MFD,    0,  0,   1,  1

//gauge03=EMB500CAR!ToggleCARG1100,                 64,0, 380,  32
gauge04=CAREMB500_G1000!GPS_Twas,                  0,0,   1,   1

 

(This new section is to have the GTN750 gauge installed in place of the MFD on the VC). If you want a popup the 2D GTN750 into your screen, look for a clickspot located to the upper left side of the MFD frame, just under the bezel buttons of the GTN.

 

4. Place any of your F1GTN.ini files (from the folder of any other aircraft you have with the GTN already installed) into your Phenom 100 aircraft folder.

5. Edit at least one of your livery entries in the aircraft.CFG file of the Phenom 100 folder, and in "panel=" line, add "GTN", to look like "panel=GTN", for example:

 

[fltsim.2]
title=Carenado E50P Phenom 100 N358JS GTN
sim=P100
model=
panel=GTN <---- Added GTN here!

........

........

 

(In this way, your livery with registration N359JS will show the GTN750 on the aircraft MFD). You can do the same for all the liveries of entries you have.

 

Try this at your own risk. It is working perfectly for me.

 

Cheers, Ed

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IMPORTANT:
-Customers should retrieve a new serial entering to their accounts at www.carenado.com - "My Products" section (old serials are no longer valid).
...

 

Wait what..?

 

I did not buy this from Carenado, I purchased at PC Aviator.  The product has been updated, but my order still shows the original serial number. WTH?

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Hey Carlos, I had similar message when I tried getting the extension pack. The serial number I got on my original email when I bought the product, and the serial number that shows on my Carenado account for the Phenom was different, so I use the one from Carenado and it worked.


For those who are saying that their Nav Cycle is not updating, I guess you have to make sure the Navigraph Manager is being mapped correctly, because mine is and my DavData shows the current cycle.

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