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I was searching the forums earlier for feedback and was surprised to see the lack of anything on the forums regarding this ugly duckling. Looking forward to see what the early adopters have to say.

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Seems the media blitz by Carenado was a bit more than usual (more photos, a couple of pre-release videos, including one about engine management), so hopefully they put more effort into the flight dynamics and systems for this one than they usually do on a 1.0 plane.

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I was searching the forums earlier for feedback and was surprised to see the lack of anything on the forums regarding this ugly duckling. Looking forward to see what the early adopters have to say.

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It needs to go back in the oven. There is a bunch of broken animations etc. None of the AP buttons illuminate or move so the only way you can tell is to mouse over and look at the tooltip..fire extinguisher handles just spin around and around and do nothing.

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It needs to go back in the oven. There is a bunch of broken animations etc. None of the AP buttons illuminate or move so the only way you can tell is to mouse over and look at the tooltip..fire extinguisher handles just spin around and around and do nothing.

 

Was this your experience after purchasing or based on others? Was this in P3D or in FSX? IMO, Carenado hasn't quite figured out how to build planes for P3D, so unless this was with FSX, I have less concerns than others would.

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Was this your experience after purchasing or based on others? Was this in P3D or in FSX? IMO, Carenado hasn't quite figured out how to build planes for P3D, so unless this was with FSX, I have less concerns than others would.

 

I just bought it, P3DV3. That's after only a few minutes of playing around...Going to see if it works better in FSX:SE

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It needs to go back in the oven. There is a bunch of broken animations etc. None of the AP buttons illuminate or move so the only way you can tell is to mouse over and look at the tooltip..fire extinguisher handles just spin around and around and do nothing.

Typical Carenado then. I was hoping they had changed their act, I should have known better.

 

I guess I will move on to spend my money else where.

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It's possible that something is wrong on my end but i highly doubt it as every other aircraft I own works and it's broke in P3D and FSX.

 

The radios etc don't work either , only the steam gauges. Disappointing to say the least.

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It's possible that something is wrong on my end but i highly doubt it as every other aircraft I own works and it's broke in P3D and FSX.

 

The radios etc don't work either , only the steam gauges. Disappointing to say the least.

Hoping this is an issue at your end.  Not meaning to wish that on you however I know Carenado are renowned for pushing out bugged software however I've never come across them being this bad.  To release the product without radios working is strange even for them.

 

Jas

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Hi all, in addition to all said, when you install the GTN the aircraft loads up and moves on a cold & dark state, and so farm I haven't found the way to find a battery switch or something to light up this beast.

As always with Carenado, seems that v1.1 is coming out pretty soon.

Cheers, Ed

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Aircraft works fine in P3Dv3.

 

Slayer, check that the master switch is on, it's on the right overhead panel (between BATT1 and BATT2).

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It needs to go back in the oven. There is a bunch of broken animations etc. None of the AP buttons illuminate or move so the only way you can tell is to mouse over and look at the tooltip..fire extinguisher handles just spin around and around and do nothing.

 

Either I was very lucky or you are not in Ready to taxi. Or you have any other problem I can't figure out. AP buttons light normally here, wipers are also working as expected.

Did not try any cold&dark start up yet, though.

 

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Aircraft works fine in P3Dv3.

 

Slayer, check that the master switch is on, it's on the right overhead panel (between BATT1 and BATT2).

 

Thanks for the heads up. That master switch is really located below the BATT1 & BATT2 lateral switches, just bellow a white push button. Things are getting better now.

Cheers, Ed

Had to edit the panel for GTN to allow the second GTN unit to pop-up. Original install just allow the top unit to pop-up.

Cheers, Ed

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Hi guys

 

I am thinking of getting this today. Anyone who has it, any chance of a quick review or a recommendation or not to buy.

 

Many thanks

John

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Hi all. Second GTN unit (located on pedestal, lower part) does not pop-up using the GTN stack. Tried to edit the panel.CFG file but no luck. If someone is succesfull let us know, please.

Cheers, Ed


Hi all. Finally had some luck to make all the GTN units to pop-up. After installing the GTN in place of the default GNS, using the installer tool provided by Carenado, add the following lines to your panel.CFG (complete Windows08 section):

 

[Window08]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=937,887
ident=14402
window_pos= 0.660, 0.160
window_size= 0.340, 0.580
zorder=99
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN750,  0,0,937,887,UNIT2.POP
gauge01=DO228CAR!ToggleGTN750,             100,0,737,50

 

With this addition, you'll be able to make the second GTN unit (the one located to the lower part of the pedestal) to pop-up in 2D by selecting it from the GTN stack.

 

Cheers, Ed

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 so hopefully they put more effort into the flight dynamics and systems for this one than they usually do on a 1.0 plane.

I hate to get on a bashing train, but do they ever? People hope for this every time they release something, and it never happens.

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Wipers started working after that annoying popup vanished and I restarted my system. Can't still seem to make the fire handles work although I got 1 to trigger somehow I can't duplicate it. The handles just spin and spin, cant make them pull out. Still a ton of animations missing like on the master caution and warning buttons. The middle Bendix King radio has 2d flat buttons, looks like FS 2004.....

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Following this thread but holding on to my wallet for the time being at least; It looks like it would make a great addition to my Air Hauler 2 marketplace.

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Wipers started working after that annoying popup vanished and I restarted my system. Can't still seem to make the fire handles work although I got 1 to trigger somehow I can't duplicate it. The handles just spin and spin, cant make them pull out. Still a ton of animations missing like on the master caution and warning buttons. The middle Bendix King radio has 2d flat buttons, looks like FS 2004.....

The (annoying) popup screen automatically vanishes after few minutes. As someone pointed out, you can simply deactivate that window in the panel.cfg.  Anyway, I only had this problem at the first launch, not later and I did not change a thing in the panel file.

 

All switches and button appear to work properly here, including wipers and fire handles. I have just completed the Cold&Dark procedure without problems. After firing up the engines, remember to activate the Radio Master switch on the pedestal to have avionic turned on.

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richie894, on 07 Sept 2016 - 01:20 AM, said:

Typical Carenado then. I was hoping they had changed their act, I should have known better.

 

I guess I will move on to spend my money else where.

 

lol, after every Carenado release there is invariably a post with these exact words. Without fail, every single time.

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Let's put on our reading glasses because the popup has a little cross in the left upper corner.

I deleted it from my system. I think the MU2 from Flysimware is much more interesting and versatile (also with GTN integration and REX/Milviz weather radar.

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The (annoying) popup screen automatically vanishes after few minutes. As someone pointed out, you can simply deactivate that window in the panel.cfg.  Anyway, I only had this problem at the first launch, not later and I did not change a thing in the panel file.

 

All switches and button appear to work properly here, including wipers and fire handles. I have just completed the Cold&Dark procedure without problems. After firing up the engines, remember to activate the Radio Master switch on the pedestal to have avionic turned on.

 

For me it's working very well, too. Only thing, apart from that annoying popup screen that vanishes after 5 minutes (no need to edit the panel.CFG to get rid of it), I had to do was to add the [Windows08] section on the panel.CFG after it was modified for the installation of the two (yes, two -2-) GTN750 units, to allow both units to independently pop-up (in 2D of course) using the GTN stack (see one of my previous posts in this same forum thread). I think yesterday people was a bit anxious to have it working, so we omitted certain steps.

Another good one by Carenado!.

Cheers, Ed

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For me it's working very well, too. Only thing, apart from that annoying popup screen that vanishes after 5 minutes (no need to edit the panel.CFG to get rid of it), I had to do was to add the [Windows08] section on the panel.CFG after it was modified for the installation of the two (yes, two -2-) GTN750 units, to allow both units to independently pop-up (in 2D of course) using the GTN stack (see one of my previous posts in this same forum thread). I think yesterday people was a bit anxious to have it working, so we omitted certain steps.

Another good one by Carenado!.

Cheers, Ed

I have just performed an RNAV approach and so far everything worked fine with the AP. ALT SEL and NAV functions worked as expected.

 

Only thing I could not have working was the Synchophaser button. Have you tried to use it there? Not sure whether it's me who's doing something wrong or it is not really modeled, but I could not have it working in any way. That's surprising, because I recall it is modeled on the F406 and maybe on other products as well.

 

As far as GTN2 is concerned. Can you have both GTNs syncronized? The problem with the GTN panel is that you completely lose the FMS and, as a result, any VNAV function. I am considering reinstating the normal GNS panel because of this.

 

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