Arthur42417

Ultimate 787 Update - Version 1.1.3 Released

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Additions
  • Remote CDU support for CDU and EFB added
  • CDU: RTE DATA and WIND Pages added. Automatic uplink from ActiveSky
  • PBR Exterior Models added (P3Dv4.4 only)
  • CONFIG option to show temperatures in Degrees C added
  • EFB: charts “map centering locked on aircraft” added
  • EFB: Ability to display landmarks (such as Big Ben) in EFB
  • 'Sim Builder's Kit' Documentation added for homebuilders
  • CDU support for direct CDU Keypresses (via Lvars) added
Fixes/Improvements
  • Significant stability improvements (CTD fixes)
  • AUTOPILOT: Autothrottle oscillations when trying to hold speed above Mach 0.85
  • AUTOPILOT: ILS autotuning does not set the runway CRS
  • AUTOPILOT: ILS capturing and tracking in strong crosswinds improved
  • AUTOPILOT: Various VNAV fixes
  • PANEL STATE: When loading a saved flight, the panelstate specified in the qw787.cfg gets loaded instead of the panelstate matching the flight
  • PANEL STATE: When loading a saved flight in high altitude the engines shutdown
  • HOLDS: Aircraft unable to exit holds
  • CDU DES FORECAST: Wind uplink should not work when no altitudes entered
  • CDU VNAV CLB: climb Mach speed can't be changed manually
  • CDU PROG page: Fuel burn prediction not accurate (decreases during long flights)
  • CDU PROG page: Mach Speed always displays a zero for the 3rd digit
  • CDU PROG page: Pressing POS REF does not do anything
  • CDU PROG page: CTD when pressing LSK L6 (POS REF)
  • CDU ROUTE REQUEST: new Flightplan files do not show up if plane is already loaded
  • CDU TAKEOFF REF page: D-TO label is missing derate number. i.e. "D-TO 1"
  • CDU POS REPORT page: says PROGESS instead of PROGRESS
  • CDU DESCENT page: Block altitudes do not show properly
  • CDU: When no transition level gets entered, the transition altitude should be used
  • CDU LEGS page: Pressing LEGS again should bring it back to page 1
  • CDU APPR page: invalid Vref entries should not be accepted
  • CONFIG: GaugeRefreshrate always resets to 0 when saved from the QW Config page
  • DU: Combination of CHKL and INFO causes INFO page to not respond to inputs
  • EICAS: When gear is up and locked, the word UP should be white instead of GREEN
  • FUEL SYNOPTIC: fuel temp shows +-XX
  • PFD: Coffin corner not simulated
  • PFD/HUD: Barber Pole disappears below 200 ft AGL
  • PFD: When Mach is selected, the Speed Bug does not adjust to hold Mach during climb/descent when AP and FD are both off
  • HUD: Glideslope Reference line position not accurate
  • HUD: at 400ft AGL HUD F/D - FPV suddenly shifts far to the left on landing
  • HUD: HUD and Avionics go off after a while (787-8 only)
  • HUD: Baro HPA/In displayed at the same time
  • HUD: Gap between ILS identifier / course and DME distance
  • HUD: LAND 3 and NO AUTOLAND annunciations missing
  • ND: TOD not calculated/displayed when approach without transition selected
  • EFB: Take Off Performance Calculation inaccurate when heavy and high
  • EFB: Map range missing from approach chart
  • EFB: Up/Down arrow buttons don’t work on charts page
  • ACP: Left VHF switch monitors right VHF and left VHF is heard all the time
  • ACP: No way to shutoff Navigation Audio, even if it’s selected Off
  • EXTERIOR: Nose wheel does not steer during GSX pushback
  • VIRTUAL COCKPIT: Text night lighting issues (P3Dv4)
  • WIND DATA: Incorrect AS snapshot file path support in qw787.cfg
  • CONTROLS: Parking brake should not set when no Battery or Towing Power is avail
  • CONTROLS: Aircraft loses control after using SLEW mode
  • CONTROLS: slow trim speed when trimming is assigned via FSUIPC
  • CONTROLS: Auto Spoilers should not retract until throttles are moved into TO range
  • JUMP AHEAD: aircraft initialization in new position improved
  • SOUNDS: 5ft EGWPS callout added
  • SOUNDS: FIRE TEST Level A warning sound does not mute / should not play at all
  • FDE: improved lateral stability
  • FDE: improved taxi characteristics
  • FDE: fuel flow and climb performance accuracy improved on all variants
  • FDE: improved AOA/pitch accuracy in various flight regimes and flap configs
  • FDE: improved drag accuracy
  • FDE: improved N1/TPR accuracy at various pitch/thrust settings
  • MULTIPLAYER: Reduced data flow (packets) for multiplayer servers
  • MISC: Performance / VAS optimization
As always, we thank you for your patience and support. We hope you enjoy flying our 787!
The QualityWings Team
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Pretty comprehensive update! This is maturing nicely. 

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Extensive update.  Well done to the development team.  This looks good.

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Looks great, and of course this dropped while I was in the middle of a trans-atlantic flight 🙂

I'm really excited about the winds download option, this is something I wish more developers would add, to my knowledge it's only the 787 and PMDG's 777 & 747 - although this is the first that does it just through active sky rather than requiring a PFPX output.

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Did not the original feature list look wonderful too? Yes it did, and that was years ago. 👨‍⚖️

So I will wait for the results/reports/videos that can prove this impressive looking list. 🧐 👨‍🎓

Just remember, that this is not the first attempt at many of the fixes of the 787 that have been called for, for years. The 757 had many such updates too and still needs more, so I'm not being ridiculous by the wait and see scrutiny, just being objective based on what is known.🤓

I truly hope this is the patch that actually fixes everything promised in the original feature list, if so, I will buy it as soon as I can confirm it.:smile:

I look forward to the long term success of QW. Their success is our success.👍

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1 hour ago, regis9 said:

I'm really excited about the winds download option, this is something I wish more developers would add, to my knowledge it's only the 787 and PMDG's 777 & 747 - although this is the first that does it just through active sky rather than requiring a PFPX output.

I agree, particularly for the longer flights.

However, iFly have had downloading winds direct from AS for many years now (on the 737NG, don't know about the 74) so they're not the first but it's a welcome addition.

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Impressive feature list.

Before purchase, one central element for me is the Autopilot. So how is the Autopilot behaviour and accuracy? How does it deal with the plane, smooth or sudden changes? Are  LNAV and VNAV usable? 

Mike

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13 minutes ago, mikealpha said:

Impressive feature list.

Before purchase, one central element for me is the Autopilot. So how is the Autopilot behaviour and accuracy? How does it deal with the plane, smooth or sudden changes? Are  LNAV and VNAV usable? 

Mike

It's fine, it was before the update 

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1 minute ago, tooting said:

It's fine, it was before the update 

Why would this update fix or even improve anything that was "fine"? 

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1 hour ago, tooting said:

It's fine, it was before the update 

Was fine for me as well!

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Following...if LNAV/VNAV works right (does what it's supposed to without intervention required) I'll buy it. 

Ben 

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6 minutes ago, Alexandre6463 said:

Was fine for me as well!

Same here.

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Add me to the list of never having a problem with it. I’ve really enjoyed it every flight. 

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I did the update and now I cannot find any of my liveries anymore. When I try to reinstall them then I get the message that they already have been installed. I just cannot find them. I would appreciate any help.

 

Thanks

 

Bernd

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9 minutes ago, Alexandre6463 said:

Was fine for me as well!

 

2 minutes ago, SunDevil56 said:

Same here.

 

1 minute ago, pvupilot said:

Add me to the list of never having a problem with it. I’ve really enjoyed it every flight. 

So you all think that this update will break or ruin what you all call fine or problem free? If it is still fine after this update, then we must ask, did QW even do anything??🤔

Also, was QW in error for trying to fix or improve the AP systems? 😬

Do some users have different methods of autopilot use or different standards of excellence? 🤷‍♂️

I may need to re-evaluate whether I should buy it even if this update does "fix/improve" the AP systems for a majority of users. I may be one of them users that has a setup that makes the AP systems fine on the initial release and the subsequent patches have ruined it for me! 😧

Now I may have to forget this project altogether because either you all are correct or QW is correct and I don't know if Flight 1 will refund the same product more than three times; who knows how many updates the 787 may need and how long it will take. 😵

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36 minutes ago, bjablonka8120 said:

I did the update and now I cannot find any of my liveries anymore. When I try to reinstall them then I get the message that they already have been installed. I just cannot find them. I would appreciate any help.

 

Thanks

 

Bernd

What update method did you use?  Did you uninstall the liveries before updating?

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I think "fine" means "acceptably well", not "no room for improvement."

Or to restate, imperfect doesn't necessarily mean not good enough...  😀😉😱☠️👽🎅

Regards

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No I did not uninstall them. Also on their website it says that liveries are fine and nothing needs to be done with them except for the Virgin Atlantic which needed to be reinstalled.

 

Thanks

 

Bernd

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I do not have this add on myself but I have heard comments that state that the LNAV tracking is poor during RNAV/RNP approaches (Not sure as to how VNAV copes).

I would be interested on other users feedback on the RAVRNP approach tracking accuracy as this is one area that irks me if flown poorly and is making me hesitant to purchase.

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21 minutes ago, pracines said:

 

 

So you all think that this update will break or ruin what you all call fine or problem free? If it is still fine after this update, then we must ask, did QW even do anything??🤔

Also, was QW in error for trying to fix or improve the AP systems? 😬

 

Without trying to be mean to the people that claim they have never had an issue with it, and just taking a look at the long list of fixes, there were obviously things wrong/incomplete with the product, so I find it hard to believe these people went very in-depth into the product or have a deep understanding of how the systems are supposed to function. I'm still going to wait for confirmation that things generally work how they should. After flying the FSL bus and Maddog exclusively lately, the bar is set very high.

Ben

 

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RNAV RNP is not modelled at this time per the developer. They are considering adding it.

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I can't get on the forumn for some reason, is it an update patch or do I need to uninstall and reinstall? 

Thanks 

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If you had the most recent previous version the update patch is only required. There is also a new complete installer with the latest version.

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3 minutes ago, w6kd said:

I think "fine" means "acceptably well", not "no room for improvement."

Or to restate, imperfect doesn't necessarily mean not good enough...  😀😉😱☠️👽🎅

Regards

Thank you Bob.

If there is going to be an "informal" use of the word fine, then this belittles either the product or the user, possibly both. I don't think QW intends their product to be considered "second-rate" or "no big deal". And I believe the users when they say it works fine for them. I take the Adjective not the Adverb because to me the QW 787 is claimed to be a big deal, and I want it to be a big deal for our community.😇

The "(im)perfect" word/standard, need/should not be brought in because not even the real 787 is perfect. Also, this allows for excuses to thrive. 

Either the QW 787 works as stated or it doesn't. The feature list does not allow for "good enough".⚖️

The 3 claims makes for a very confused situation, because like I said they and QW both can't be correct. And there are plenty of users that say the AP does not work fine. 🤯

Difficult to be certain but its probably down to level of standards; I and many others expect a high standard when a high standard is claimed, this is not unreasonable.👨‍✈️:smile:

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Thanks for the update, wouldn't have known it was available if not for these Forums.

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