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The Falcon 50 V1.8 Beta is just about to be released. Here is a cool new feature.
 
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The Falcon 50 V1.8 Beta is available at our store only.

Flysimware Falcon 50 Update
VERSION 1.8 BETA UPDATES: 3/1/2019

New Features:

New visual Fuel truck for changing fuel payloads.

New gear sound with wind, new wind sound, new wheel whine sound and flaps handle sound.

Tires are increased in polys to make the roundness smoother.

Bugs & updates:

Improved glareshield lighting.

Tooltip for the vertical speed hold fixed for fsx.

The Hobart sound fixed.

Both HSI ADF/VOR needle updated. See the new updated user manual page 10 section 9 for detailed info.

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Will there be any new improvements for the flashing and artifacts for us poor 32 bitters?

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YES!! I was hoping for features like this. would be neat if it had a refueling panel like the old crs 747 where its real time fueling and you can operate the precheck valves ect. Just another Idea, as silly as it seems, Any chance the baggage door will ever open? you guys are constantly making this product better and better by the week. 

Will this version include the new sound updates as well?

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1 hour ago, chevelle505 said:

 Any chance the baggage door will ever open?

+1

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Sorry, I've never updated before.  Does this require an uninstall and full reinstall?

Thanks.

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12 minutes ago, Dreamflight767 said:

Sorry, I've never updated before.  Does this require an uninstall and full reinstall?

Thanks.

Some say uninstalling is not required, but in my experience that is the safest way to go. Uninstalling using Program and Features in the Win Control Panel only takes a minute, after which it is good to check the install location to make sure nothing was 'left behind' and needs to be deleted. On the other hand, you can try just installing the update and then only if necessary, do an uninstall and clean reinstall. It's just that sometimes not uninstalling first can lead to some subtle problems. And yes, whether you uninstall first or not, a full reinstall (running the new downloaded installer exe file ) is always required.

Al

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That's likely a stupid question, but where can I get the beta 1.8? I downloaded the Falcon again from the Flysimware store,  but I couldn't see any fuel truck option.

Thanks,

Peter

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1 hour ago, qqwertzde said:

That's likely a stupid question, but where can I get the beta 1.8? I downloaded the Falcon again from the Flysimware store,  but I couldn't see any fuel truck option.

Thanks,

Peter

Make sure the Falcon parking brake is on and then go to the Payload Manager popup. Click on the Fuel Truck box (at nose of the a/c) and the fuel truck should appear in the box. Once the fuel truck appears you can then click on the desired fuel amount (light, medium, heavy). Make sure you also look outside during the fueling, but no smoking near the truck!  🙂

Al

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Just downloaded this version and noticed 2 possible glitches. 

I'm sure the tooltip in the trim wheel used to say airspeed or vertical speed whichever climb mode is selected?  Now just vertical speed. 

The N1 guages seem to be sticking?  If I throttle back from climb speed the throttles move but the 3 guages stick. If I press a key (like B) they wake up and move. 

Great aircraft Mark - raw power!

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51 minutes ago, Dean33 said:

Just downloaded this version and noticed 2 possible glitches. 

I'm sure the tooltip in the trim wheel used to say airspeed or vertical speed whichever climb mode is selected?  Now just vertical speed. 

The N1 guages seem to be sticking?  If I throttle back from climb speed the throttles move but the 3 guages stick. If I press a key (like B) they wake up and move. 

Great aircraft Mark - raw power!

Hi Dean33,

The pitch trim wheel is just for adjusting vertical speed.

Your N1 problem is strange.  It almost sounds like the sim is losing focus or entering some kind of a pause state for some reason and so doesn't immediately respond when you pull back the throttles.

Sitting on the ground I can set N1 up to 100% and when I throttle back the N1 gauges follow as expected. If you are not seeing this I would suggest first that you try making the F-35 the default a/c (what first appears in the rotating window when you start the sim), and then switch to the Falcon. This has helped a few folks with odd problems (assuming P3Dv4.4). If your problem persists, I would try uninstalling the Falcon, then make sure no files are left over in the install location, and then do a clean reinstall.

Al

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1 hour ago, Dean33 said:

The N1 guages seem to be sticking?  If I throttle back from climb speed the throttles move but the 3 guages stick. If I press a key (like B) they wake up and move. 

Yes, N1 sticking when trying to decrease the throttle. It takes  a large movement before N1 responds.

Also, IMO, the new wheel sounds do not add anything to what was already in the Falcon. I find the sound rather annoying. I'll try running it thru Audacity to lessen its bite.

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22 minutes ago, Twenty6 said:

Yes, N1 sticking when trying to decrease the throttle. It takes  a large movement before N1 responds.

Also, IMO, the new wheel sounds do not add anything to what was already in the Falcon. I find the sound rather annoying. I'll try running it thru Audacity to lessen its bite.

We increased the top end range so that the N1 can be more precisely set. We got feedback from many customers who had issues where the throttle setting was too sensitive and the aircraft would not maintain speed. Because a small movement caused the N2 to jump in large increments. Now you should be able to adjust .5 percent per movement. This has already had excellent feedback. 

The wheel whine is spot on for the Falcon 50. Very loud and is almost the only thing you can hear during takeoff. Even at low speeds this sound from the real A/C was extremely intense.

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On 3/1/2019 at 4:38 AM, Wink207 said:

Will there be any new improvements for the flashing and artifacts for us poor 32 bitters?

We are waiting for more feedback from this version. But yes we have plans to make a special download for anyone who needs an interior model with less code. We will remove all animations from the cabin and maybe a few from the VC.

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2 hours ago, Dean33 said:

Just downloaded this version and noticed 2 possible glitches. 

I'm sure the tooltip in the trim wheel used to say airspeed or vertical speed whichever climb mode is selected?  Now just vertical speed. 

The N1 guages seem to be sticking?  If I throttle back from climb speed the throttles move but the 3 guages stick. If I press a key (like B) they wake up and move. 

Great aircraft Mark - raw power!

B by default is the reset of the barometer. Sounds like an issue on your end. Also read my reply above to Twenty6. See if that is the issue. But sounded like a total different issue for both of you guys.

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Also the new VC engines sounds are going to be very low in volume and this was set by our pilot/tech for more realism. So don't crank up the volume because other sounds are going to be loud.

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3 hours ago, Flysimware said:

B by default is the reset of the barometer. Sounds like an issue on your end. Also read my reply above to Twenty6. See if that is the issue. But sounded like a total different issue for both of you guys.

Mark

I know what B is. I was using that as an example. I'll try another clean install plus delete and report back. 

The default aircraft is the Raptor not the F35 as stated above in 4.4. Is that still ok? I am experiencing engine failures with several more aircraft nowadays if I dont load the default aircraft first time. 

Can you reply to my query about speed trim please?

Thanks

Dean

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3 minutes ago, Dean33 said:

Mark

I know what B is. I was using that as an example. I'll try another clean install plus delete and report back. 

The default aircraft is the Raptor not the F35 as stated above in 4.4. Is that still ok? I am experiencing engine failures with several more aircraft nowadays if I dont load the default aircraft first time. 

Can you reply to my query about speed trim please?

Thanks

Dean

We figured that you used B as an example. Sounds like a faulty P3D. I had to re install P3D V4.4 after updating from V4.3 because the PBR would not work and i updated the client and the other 2 updates. Nothing worked until i did a fresh install. I think P3D updates have issues.

I would not load a default first. Just keep a default for the loading into the screen but change to the F50 before loading. This prevents those settings from taking over.

The update about the tooltip was not changed. It was just not showing for the 3D wheel in FSX only. We simply fixed it. It always only showed the Autopilot Vertical Speed Hold. That's all it is.

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8 hours ago, Twenty6 said:

Yes, N1 sticking when trying to decrease the throttle. It takes  a large movement before N1 responds.

Also, IMO, the new wheel sounds do not add anything to what was already in the Falcon. I find the sound rather annoying. I'll try running it thru Audacity to lessen its bite.

I also saw the throttles sticking in 1.8. When I throttled back almost to where they would be at idle, they recovered and responded to movements.

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8 hours ago, Flysimware said:

We are waiting for more feedback from this version. But yes we have plans to make a special download for anyone who needs an interior model with less code. We will remove all animations from the cabin and maybe a few from the VC.

So far I have 3 flights completed on 1.8. I saw flashing and artifacts twice. Once at altitude and was able to stop it simply by going to the menu bar and having the FSX screen disappear. When I returned, it flashing was gone. Another time flashing began immediately when FSX was launched. I closed FSX and reopened, and flashing was gone. Seems to be improved. Will keep flying and report.

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Just loving the new wheel whine sound.

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missing gauge data on ADI85 and HSI85 resolved

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10 hours ago, Flysimware said:

Also the new VC engines sounds are going to be very low in volume and this was set by our pilot/tech for more realism. So don't crank up the volume because other sounds are going to be loud.

This is a good change, because the previous engine sounds, though very realistic in terms of the basic sound pitch and character, were definitely too loud.

Speaking of sounds - this may not be easy to change, but there is actually very little sound heard when deploying or retracting slats only. Currently in the sim, the same sound is heard for slat and flap deployment. In the actual aircraft, the slats are directly “pushed out and pulled in” by linear hydraulic actuators attached to the slats themselves. Even in the hangar, when they are extended using a ground hydraulic power cart, all you really hear is a quiet “hiss” as they move. They do make a brief muted “clunk” when they reach full extension, which can be heard inside the aircraft.

The flaps are driven by a hydraulic motor through a series of rotating torque tubes connected to geared screw jacks. The current flap motor sound is accurate, (though louder in the cabin than in the flight deck). 

Though not perfectly accurate, perhaps customers would object if the current flap motor sound associated with slat deployment were removed, since it does provide some audible feedback that indicates when the slats are in motion.

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11 hours ago, Flysimware said:

We are waiting for more feedback from this version

Four separate flights with v1.8 here so far. Although flashing was present on loading the aircraft each time, it disappeared within a few seconds in 3 flights so wasn't troublesome although a slight artefact (a pencil thin line running diagonally across the screen) remained during one flight. A fourth flight however had persistent flashing which did not disappear.

Bill

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