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BETA 4.0 TCS added

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Falcon 50 Beta 4.0 will have a new TCS feature.

Pressing and holding the TCS on the pilot or copilot yoke momentarily disables the AP VS mode and allows you to pitch the aircraft to a new angle then when you release the VS mode re enables and the vertical speed hold updates to the new VSI climb rate.

We also included a new custom key. The new key can only work like a toggle switch unlike the buttons on the yokes. Once happy with the new pitch just click the key again to disable the TCS.

I included a label that shows when TCS is on as seen in the image below. AP off or VS mode off disables the TCS in case you do leave TCS on when using the key toggle.

 

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TCS is Touch Control Steering.

Al

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Beta 4.1 is out and the TCS also works for the heading bug. Also we added a click function from the 2D panel. The click spot is a momentary button.

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Hi Folks,

Now THAT's what I'm talk'n about !!!

Superb - sir...

If it's really supposed to be a momentary button - I believe we can set that up with FSUIPC... One function for press - a second function for release...

Regards,
Scott

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4 minutes ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Folks,

Now THAT's what I'm talk'n about !!!

Superb - sir...

If it's really supposed to be a momentary button - I believe we can set that up with FSUIPC... One function for press - a second function for release...

Regards,
Scott

Yes for those who know what they are doing can use FUIPC to make a realistic button from our key assignment.

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One question: what is the new TCS key assignment bonded to? I assume it is linked to one of the G1000 softkeys like the other custom assignments?

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10 minutes ago, JRBarrett said:

One question: what is the new TCS key assignment bonded to? I assume it is linked to one of the G1000 softkeys like the other custom assignments?

Jim -- you can toggle TCS on and off with G1000_PFD_SOFTKEY12.

Al

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4 minutes ago, ark said:

Jim -- you can toggle TCS on and off with G1000_PFD_SOFTKEY12.

Al

Thanks!

 

Jim

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Hi Folks,

Oh - that does present more of an issue for FSUIPC momentary buttons - need two distinct functions for what I was talking about...

Regards,
Scott

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I have updated my F50_Controls Lua script to include TCS functions as shown below  (last three functions). The F50_TCS_Toggle() function allows you to assign a key or button to toggle TCS On and Off. This is the same as provided by the FSW G1000_PFD_SOFTKEY12 keys assignment. This is most useful if using a key -- push once to turn TCS on, push again to turn TCS off. The last two functions below,  F50_TCS_On() and F50_TCS_Off() can be used in combination with a push button, such as found on a Saitek yoke, to exactly mimic the TCS button on the Falcon 50 yoke: push and hold the button to turn TCS on, release the button to turn TCS off. This would be setup in FSUIPC as shown in the FSUIPC screen shot below.

If you would like to try the F50_Controls script, send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you the F50_Controls script along with some setup instructions. Note that a registered (payware) copy of FSUIPC is required to run the Lua script.

Al

 

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F50_Controls functions

--     FUNCTION                    
   -- F50_Hdg_Bug_Sync()                             Aligns Heading Bug with current a/c heading
   -- F50_Yaw_Damper()                                 Toggles Yaw Damper On and Off
   -- F50_Auto_Pilot_Sw()                               Toggles F50 Autopilot Engage switch On and Off
   -- F50_Landing_Lts()                                  Toggles Falcon50 Landing Lights Switch
   -- F50_Altitude_Decrement()                       Decrement altitude window setting by 100ft
   -- F50_Altitude_Increment()                        Increment altitude window setting by 100ft
   -- F50_Inc_AirBrakes()                                Increment Airbrake settings
   -- F50_Dec_AirBrakes()                             Decrement Airbrake settings
   -- F50_Silence_Horns()                              Silence warning horns
   -- F50_Stop_Watch()                                  3-way toggle of the panel 'stop watch'
   -- F50_Go_Around()                                   F50 Go-Around button
   -- F50_Gnd_Eng_Start()                             Starts F50's 3 engines; first put throttles at idle, push Ready to Start, turn on all 3 engine generators.
   -- F50_Panel_Lights()                                 Toggles F50's Panel Lights Switch
   -- F50_set_AP_Vertical_Speed()                Sets Autopilot vertical speed (enter + or - and 4 digits max ending in 00)
   -- F50_set_Nav_or_GPS()                          Toggles between Nav and GS mode
   -- F50_TCS_Toggle()                                  Toggles Touch Control Steering On and Off
   -- F50_TCS_On()                                        Touch Control Steering On
   -- F50_TCS_Off()                                        Touch Control Steering Off
 

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Hi Al,

Honestly - I don't know what we would do without you around here - thanks so much...

:cool:

Looking forward to getting in this weekend so I can try all the new updates...

Question: The FSW G1000 default spoiler keys don't show the animation from outside the VC - yours will actually show them - correct ?

Regards,
Scott

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57 minutes ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Al,

Question: The FSW G1000 default spoiler keys don't show the animation from outside the VC - yours will actually show them - correct ?

Regards,
Scott

Hi Scott,

I haven't tried the G1000 softkey default spoiler/airbrake keys so don't know what they do.  But yes, the Lua script airbrake functions do show the animation of the airbrakes from outside the a/c although I can't imagine who is out there during a flight to enjoy the view!   😉 

Al

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17 hours ago, ark said:

Hi Scott,

I haven't tried the G1000 softkey default spoiler/airbrake keys so don't know what they do.  But yes, the Lua script airbrake functions do show the animation of the airbrakes from outside the a/c although I can't imagine who is out there during a flight to enjoy the view!   😉 

Al

Hi Al,

But if a tree falls in the forest...

:tongue:

Oh - shouldn't we add that TCS to the Lear at some point as well ??? I seem to recall one of the RW Lear pilots mentioning that was missing from the model...

Regards,
Scott

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45 minutes ago, scottb613 said:

Hi Al,

But if a tree falls in the forest...

:tongue:

Oh - shouldn't we add that TCS to the Lear at some point as well ??? I seem to recall one of the RW Lear pilots mentioning that was missing from the model...

Regards,
Scott

Yes! It would be very useful in the Lear, since the relatively primitive FCS-530 autopilot in the real aircraft has no ability set a specific vertical speed through a thumb wheel control like the Falcon or other more advanced autopilots. The best it can do is to capture whatever v/s exists at the time the mode is engaged.

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