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Release notes: http://www.x-plane.com/kb/x-plane-11-00-release-notes/

 

Public Beta 7

Key Features & Improvements

  • Updated Gateway airport export.
  • XPD-7486 Null texture crash with 2nd monitor set to 2D panel or IOS.
  • XPD-7494 Fixed locked view with pop out windows.
  • Various flight model bug fixes.
  • Improvements to multimonitors.

Additional Bug Fixes

  • Datarefs and commands updated.
  • Fixes for a few joystick config files.
  • X-Plane no longer writes to pop out window prefs until after you’ve loaded the sim.
  • Weather screen direction pickers now consistently choose the “from” direction, in line with aviation convention.
  • We now enforce that CIFP data and earth_* data are loaded from the same cycle, and give an obvious error message otherwise.
  • XPD-7026 Improve handling of unknown joysticks.
  • XPD-7101 Added support for “relaxed calibration” rules.
  • XPD-7137 Fix for loading a new METAR not triggering a rescan.
  • XPD-7194 Changing engine state pref affects the 747 now.
  • XPD-7351 Fix for Z conflicts between map and Flight Configuration windows.
  • XPD-7404 We now offer a window with option to start new flight on hard crash.
  • XPD-7405 Fixed typo in error message.
  • XPD-7457 GMT offset now takes effect immediately.
  • XPD-7469, XPD-7470 Fix for multiple map instances not closing & possible related crash.
  • XPD-7476 Fix for monitor label not being visible in monitor scene widget.
  • XPD-7477 New Zealand recycles VOR-circling identifiers for the corresponding RNAV overlays.
  • XPD-7484 Fixed errors about mismatched whitespace in translation.
  • XPD-7487 We now return your search results if you match either a normal data output item or a detailed output item.
  • XPD-7492 Cirrus jet autopilot knob reversal.
  • XPD-7493 Disallowed binding commands to the Tab key since it’s used for setting keyboard focus.
  • XPD-7497 More map improvements.
  • XPD-7498 Mouse look prevented by dataref writing.
  • XPD-7500 Weather presets select sane visibility mode.
  • XPD-7501 When restoring popped-out windows as sim start, we now correctly handle the case where a monitor disappears or gets resized.
  • XPD-7503 Park & foot brakes have no hydraulic pressure cold & dark.
  • XPD-7504 AI Panes don’t work on runways less than 640 m.
  • XPD-7511 Propwash tuning.
  • XPD-7518 Aircraft not properly re-initialized when hitting Apply Changes from a paused sim.
  • XPD-7519 C172 fuel shutoff lever snaps back in.
  • XSG-2290 Fix for missing SIDs/STARs.

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Looks like some flight model and propwash stuff, will be interested to find out what the opinion is of them. :smile:

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I'm too chicken to try... :Whistle:  Lets wait for the brave ones.... :wink:

We need a propwash expert to test !

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Fix for the parking brake hydraulic issue is welcome for the IXEG.  I have been forced to race to start APU before leaving the ramp, lol.  Relatively few bug fixes tells me that the February 15 release date (per Steam) is still on track.

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I installed PB7 and every time I load a flight the sim locks up and stops responding.  It isn't working for me.

 

It looks like the lock up only occurs at certain airports, so far it has only happened when I start on RWY 5 at KAPF.

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The propwash effect seems to be slightly higher. Probably just a tuning.

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Did a quick look and it's working fine here.

 

S-76 doesn't feel as twitchy on the ground at engine idle, so propeller thrust might have been reduced. Needs more testing and confirmation from others, with helos and fixed wing prop planes.

 

From a hot start on the runway, the Carenado PC-12 immediately swivels to the left when "B" brakes are off, with no wind. Default C172 does the same, although more slowly. 

 

Edit to add:

As a cross-check, I loaded the Carenado PC-12 in XP10. It will also start moving and turn left when the "B" brakes are removed, but much slower than in XP11 pb7. So that's possibly a realistic propwash effect (I don't know, I don't own a real one), but the effect is much stronger in XP11 pb7.

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Still weathervaning like mad on the default aircraft

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And no night sky fix, not that I had expected it. Everyone interprets realism differently, lol. 

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We need a propwash expert to test !

Oh geeze, I just don't have XP11 installed yet!   :BigGrin:

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AI flies your aircraft leads to a quick CTD with default 737 and 172. Nice tradition to always break something while attempting to fix something else. Reminds me of my skills in DIY. EDIT: Does not happen if AI is activated in flight, only on ground. Strange. Very nice frames though. Close to 90 in this shot.

 

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Did a quick look and it's working fine here.

 

S-76 doesn't feel as twitchy on the ground at engine idle, so propeller thrust might have been reduced. Needs more testing and confirmation from others, with helos and fixed wing prop planes.

 

From a hot start on the runway, the Carenado PC-12 immediately swivels to the left when "B" brakes are off, with no wind. Default C172 does the same, although more slowly. 

 

Edit to add:

As a cross-check, I loaded the Carenado PC-12 in XP10. It will also start moving and turn left when the "B" brakes are removed, but much slower than in XP11 pb7. So that's possibly a realistic propwash effect (I don't know, I don't own a real one), but the effect is much stronger in XP11 pb7.

 

Not turning to left here. At KOAK, wind 8knts @ 250. Hdg 230. Full mixture, 1000 rpm - straight as a die.

 

cheers

Peter

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Can anyone confirm whether the landing light switch issue was fixed in the default C172?  I know it sounds petty, but it was one bug I reported.

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Nope it is still not working....

Thanks for the check.  I guess I'm a bit puzzled that something like that wasn't fixed for this beta.  It should take all that long to fix, but now begs the question of whether it was sacrificed to fix something else.

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Propwash seems a lot better ! It doesn't roll to the left like it did in B6 or very little ! Need to test a lil more. There still no volume for NAV1, Nav2 or MKR. I still can't reset the timer to 0 on the clock :(

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I installed PB7 and every time I load a flight the sim locks up and stops responding.  It isn't working for me.

 

It looks like the lock up only occurs at certain airports, so far it has only happened when I start on RWY 5 at KAPF.

It dumped for me two times running at EGGD with 172. Worked at KSEA, EGTE and EGLL though. I'll have to have another try at EGGD to see if it still does it.

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IXEG 737weathervane now with brakes  :smile:  But look on the positive side it's not rolling anymore!  :smile:

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...ah the trials and tribulations we have to put up with in WeatherVaning Simulator 11 :dance:

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All I can say about this beta is that it has fixed all the stuttering! I now see a 20-35 fps in everything set to high with i7 6700k 4.2ghz turbo, gtx 1070 + 32gb of 3200 ram

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Nothing to write home about - skip this 

 

Skip the latest beta as part of the beta testing program? 

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