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Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 Released!!!

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44 minutes ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Folks,

After reading through all 25 pages - I'm all in (haven't purchased it yet) - nothing stated here has me questioning a purchase - if you don't want to load something 5 times - have some patience and don't participate on the "bleeding edge" of a product release - wait a couple months for the product to settle and opinions to be solidified... With all the OS's and various versions of multiple sims on a complex aircraft -  teething pains are inevitable...

I am officially not a beta tester...

:tongue:

Regards,
Scott   

I'd rather see multiple updates to an existing release, than the situation that exists with a certain well-known developer of GA and bizjet aircraft who continues to release beautiful visual models with the same absolutely horrid avionics bugs - again and again. Bugs which are never fixed or even acknowledged.

Even the vaunted Aerowinx PSX 747-400 sim has had over 100 updates since it was released a few years ago. Some to fix bugs, some to add new features, and some to refine existing features.

Aerosoft, and the CRJ developer Hans Hartmann, have been extremely responsive to customers since the sim was released. Not all of the updates have been to fix actual or potential bugs.

On release day, a new customer pointed out that it would be extremely useful to have keyboard commands to adjust the autopilot speed, heading and altitude knobs. That was something that simply hadn't occurred to the developer, but seemed very logical in retrospect. Within 24 hours, an update came out that included those new features.

As you pointed out, even software which is thoroughly tested can manifest unforeseen bugs once it gets into the hands of the general public, with infinite variations of CPUs GPUs other (possibly conflicting) add-ons etc. The CRJ was released to target all FS platforms from FSX through P3DV4 for one price - which is commendable.


Jim Barrett

Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, Avionics, Electrical & Air Data Systems Specialist. Qualified on: Falcon 900, CRJ-200, Dornier 328-100, Hawker 850XP and 1000, Lear 35, 45, 55 and 60, Gulfstream IV and 550, Embraer 135, Beech Premiere and 400A, MD-80.

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59 minutes ago, JRBarrett said:

I'd rather see multiple updates to an existing release, than the situation that exists with a certain well-known developer of GA and bizjet aircraft who continues to release beautiful visual models with the same absolutely horrid avionics bugs - again and again. Bugs which are never fixed or even acknowledged.

Even the vaunted Aerowinx PSX 747-400 sim has had over 100 updates since it was released a few years ago. Some to fix bugs, some to add new features, and some to refine existing features.

Aerosoft, and the CRJ developer Hans Hartmann, have been extremely responsive to customers since the sim was released. Not all of the updates have been to fix actual or potential bugs.

On release day, a new customer pointed out that it would be extremely useful to have keyboard commands to adjust the autopilot speed, heading and altitude knobs. That was something that simply hadn't occurred to the developer, but seemed very logical in retrospect. Within 24 hours, an update came out that included those new features.

As you pointed out, even software which is thoroughly tested can manifest unforeseen bugs once it gets into the hands of the general public, with infinite variations of CPUs GPUs other (possibly conflicting) add-ons etc. The CRJ was released to target all FS platforms from FSX through P3DV4 for one price - which is commendable.

And they'll keep putting them out as long as people continue to support them.

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You have to laugh that some people complain that a new product is being updated "too regularly". :biggrin:

I think the product can be greatly improved to make it a 'must have' and I'm very happy with the dedication and hard work that Hans and Aerosoft are putting into making that a reality.    It's already fantastic now; really enjoyable as it is, but I believe it will get even better, potentially very soon.

A couple of 2 minute uninstall/reinstalls is a worthwhile price to pay for that support and improvement.


Bill

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25 minutes ago, JYW said:

You have to laugh that some people complain that a new product is being updated "too regularly". :biggrin:

I think the product can be greatly improved to make it a 'must have' and I'm very happy with the dedication and hard work that Hans and Aerosoft are putting into making that a reality.    It's already fantastic now; really enjoyable as it is, but I believe it will get even better, potentially very soon.

A couple of 2 minute uninstall/reinstalls is a worthwhile price to pay for that support and improvement.

Fortunately, being retired, I had those few minutes to spare.  :laugh:  Now I need to find the time to learn to fly this aircraft properly. 

 

Bill


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2 hours ago, JYW said:

You have to laugh that some people complain that a new product is being updated "too regularly". :biggrin:

I think the product can be greatly improved to make it a 'must have' and I'm very happy with the dedication and hard work that Hans and Aerosoft are putting into making that a reality.    It's already fantastic now; really enjoyable as it is, but I believe it will get even better, potentially very soon.

A couple of 2 minute uninstall/reinstalls is a worthwhile price to pay for that support and improvement.

I don't mind the hot fixes, but having go completely reinstall is sort of annoying

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9 minutes ago, Mitch24 said:

I don't mind the hot fixes, but having go completely reinstall is sort of annoying

Me either!  Its nice to see this many fixes!  Reinstall doesnt bother me , it really helps to insure a good install.  PMDG has had a few on the 737 and 777 that are complete uninstall/reinstall.  It pays off in the long run IMO

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5 hours ago, JRBarrett said:

I'd rather see multiple updates to an existing release, than the situation that exists with a certain well-known developer of GA and bizjet aircraft who continues to release beautiful visual models with the same absolutely horrid avionics bugs - again and again. Bugs which are never fixed or even acknowledged.

Let me guess..... starts with "C" :biggrin:

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Hmmm ... I'm glad I'm not a software developer. Some customers always complain about the long wait before an update and in the case of the Crj 700/900, they complain about too many updates.  😉

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Is there a way to declutter the MFD to remove the available landing airports?  I can't find any switch/button nor a reference in the manuals.

Also,  I have followed exactly the FSUIPC setup in the manuals and for some reason my throttles will not go into reverse and they only move forward about half way.  I had them working with a different FSUIPC setup to at least get full throttle but still not reverse.  How have others configured ?  In trying to fix during a flight I accidentally shut down the engines....but on the bright side I can confirm the RAM turbine works and the sound it produces is really loud !


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6 minutes ago, MarkW said:

Is there a way to declutter the MFD to remove the available landing airports?  I can't find any switch/button nor a reference in the manuals.

It's in the options section of the CRJ Manager app.

Ilya


Ilya Eydis, PPL, ASEL

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1 minute ago, ieydis said:

It's in the options section of the CRJ Manager app.

Ilya

Thanks, I would have thought this was something you could change on the flight deck and not a custom option.


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3 minutes ago, MarkW said:

Thanks, I would have thought this was something you could change on the flight deck and not a custom option.

I took me a while looking for the that option in the cockpit until I accidentally stumbled on it in the manager.  If anyone else an alternate way from the cockpit we're all ears!  :biggrin:

Also, I did not use FSUIPC for any throttle setup.  Just program the button in your key assignments for reverse as any other craft.


Ilya Eydis, PPL, ASEL

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14 minutes ago, MarkW said:

Thanks, I would have thought this was something you could change on the flight deck and not a custom option.

 

7 minutes ago, ieydis said:

I took me a while looking for the that option in the cockpit until I accidentally stumbled on it in the manager.  If anyone else an alternate way from the cockpit we're all ears!  :biggrin:

(...)

 

On the FMS/CDU: Press the MFD MENU button and select/deselect.   :tongue:

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8 hours ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Folks,

After reading through all 25 pages - I'm all in (haven't purchased it yet) - nothing stated here has me questioning a purchase - if you don't want to load something 5 times - have some patience and don't participate on the "bleeding edge" of a product release - wait a couple months for the product to settle and opinions to be solidified... With all the OS's and various versions of multiple sims on a complex aircraft -  teething pains are inevitable...

I am officially not a beta tester...

:tongue:

Regards,
Scott   

And really that's where the challenge has been with this a/c; Aerosoft is making it- or working hard at it- compatible with multiple sim platforms. It's a challenge they decided to take on- head-on... Got to applaud them for this, and they will not give up. 

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