PointyTail

Is brake temp modeled in the current 737NGX?

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Just noticed that the brake temp indicated in the status page seems to stay at 0, even immediately after a #2 autobrake landing. Just wondering if the brake temp is modeled in the current version of the 737.

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20 minutes ago, PointyTail said:

Just noticed that the brake temp indicated in the status page seems to stay at 0, even immediately after a #2 autobrake landing. Just wondering if the brake temp is modeled in the current version of the 737.

The NGX hasn't gotten the updated ground contact model that the 744 and 777s have, but temp is modeled. The issue is that Autobrake is tuned for certain decel rates in the real plane. Our plane matches this, but the sim's friction model is set so high that simply having the plane on the ground provides quite a lot of decel force (even without applying the brakes). As such, with less brake used, less heat accumulates versus the real plane. Definitely modeled, though. It'll be updated to the new standard in the future.

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8 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

 Definitely modeled, though. It'll be updated to the new standard in the future.

Does that mean a downloadable update for existing installs?

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9 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

The NGX hasn't gotten the updated ground contact model that the 744 and 777s have, but temp is modeled. The issue is that Autobrake is tuned for certain decel rates in the real plane. Our plane matches this, but the sim's friction model is set so high that simply having the plane on the ground provides quite a lot of decel force (even without applying the brakes). As such, with less brake used, less heat accumulates versus the real plane. Definitely modeled, though. It'll be updated to the new standard in the future.

The word update associated with NGX is indeed good to hear. I have more hours in that plane then any.

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4 hours ago, Holdit said:

Does that mean a downloadable update for existing installs?

Unlikely.  I suspect the fix awaits the major update due at some time in the seemingly far away future.  There is a pretty substantial todo list on the NGX, there is no reason to believe only one will be pushed out as an update.

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Nice explanation Kyle, you always seem to be on the ball for support . I wish i can say the same for a pile of other developers, by the way are you going to Vegas conference? 

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41 minutes ago, Louis8 said:

Nice explanation Kyle, you always seem to be on the ball for support . I wish i can say the same for a pile of other developers, by the way are you going to Vegas conference? 

Thanks!

...and I'm not sure what our plans are for that.

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