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Hi FS2020 team!

A feature I really like from the a2a aircraft in p3d is the cockpit temperature reading they provide you. It adds immersion by giving meaning to the cockpit heating and air conditioning systems.

This seems like a relatively simple addition that hopefully you would consider including.

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Tom

 

 

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Well I agree the added "system" of cockpit climate control is nice. If you've ever flown a dodgy single engine airplane in the winter you know the pain and importance of managing the heating controls and the danger of carbon monoxide....

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A flatulent copilot is modded.

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7 hours ago, Sticky said:

Well I agree the added "system" of cockpit climate control is nice. If you've ever flown a dodgy single engine airplane in the winter you know the pain and importance of managing the heating controls and the danger of carbon monoxide....

Could you add more details about the carbon monoxide? I've seen "pads" that turn black in the presence of it, but seems like overkill to bring something like this to every flight?


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2 hours ago, bashope said:

Could you add more details about the carbon monoxide? I've seen "pads" that turn black in the presence of it, but seems like overkill to bring something like this to every flight?

It doesn't seem overkill at all to bring along something that warns you "hey, there's a gas leaking in that might make you faint in a few minutes, and you don't want that to happen while you're flying". In fact they're necessary equipment in Italy (probably all of Europe), can't legally fly without them.

But i've always heard they're inaccurate, slow to react and rely on you regularly checking on them to see if they're becoming black. There's digital sensors that, if i recall correctly, send an alarm straight to your headphones when they detect CO levels over the limit. Those would be much, much better and safer. If i ever get back into flying IRL i'll definitely get one of those.

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2 hours ago, bashope said:

Could you add more details about the carbon monoxide? I've seen "pads" that turn black in the presence of it, but seems like overkill to bring something like this to every flight?

Well, they used to bring a canary but PETA wasn't fond it.


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6 hours ago, IAhawkeyeDDS said:

A flatulent copilot is modded.

:laugh:

Hopefully, a package of these will be included with the program disc.

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2 hours ago, nikita said:

It doesn't seem overkill at all to bring along something that warns you "hey, there's a gas leaking in that might make you faint in a few minutes, and you don't want that to happen while you're flying". In fact they're necessary equipment in Italy (probably all of Europe), can't legally fly without them.

But i've always heard they're inaccurate, slow to react and rely on you regularly checking on them to see if they're becoming black. There's digital sensors that, if i recall correctly, send an alarm straight to your headphones when they detect CO levels over the limit. Those would be much, much better and safer. If i ever get back into flying IRL i'll definitely get one of those.

I'm a real life pilot in Germany. These are definitely not mandatory. They were never even mentioned in training (and I finished my training this year).


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1 hour ago, bashope said:

I'm a real life pilot in Germany. These are definitely not mandatory. They were never even mentioned in training (and I finished my training this year).

Maybe just Italy then, or could also just be my school. I definitely remember my instructor not letting anyone fly if there wasn't a CO detector of some sort on the plane.

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1 hour ago, bashope said:

I'm a real life pilot in Germany. These are definitely not mandatory. They were never even mentioned in training (and I finished my training this year).

There is no requirement for CO detection in the US either. But I hope dangers of CO were covered in flight physiology during your training. A cracked exhaust system can leak CO into the cockpit anytime. But since many(most) small planes get cabin heat from air routed around hot exhaust pipes, a leak in one of those pipes put CO directly into the cockpit. Those stickers are a bare minimum level of detection. I personally won't fly without an electronic CO detector.


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It's a danger but it's extremely rare. I can't remember the last time I heard of a piston plane crashing because of carbon monoxide poisoning.

I don't have a monitor in my personal plane or work plane. They do have them in the CAP planes I occasionally fly. 

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Never flown an aircraft with a CO detector, but experienced CO poisoning in a DR400 with my family. Did one of my shortest traffic patterns followed by one of my wobbliest landings ever. 

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2 hours ago, FDEdev said:

Never flown an aircraft with a CO detector, but experienced CO poisoning in a DR400 with my family. Did one of my shortest traffic patterns followed by one of my wobbliest landings ever. 

Never had such problems 🙂

I love flying sailplanes...

BTW: Are any such aircraft supposed to be offered in default MFS hangar ?

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Don't know, but to me MFS looks a lot like the "Barbie" of desktop flight simulation...

 

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