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Working Title CJ4 v0.5.0 RELEASED (with Simbrief FMS import)

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We are excited to announce v0.5.0 of the Working Title CJ4, with some awesome new features including the ability to directly load a flight plan from Simbrief into the FMS. You read that right!

v0.5.0 contains yet another significant refactor of the flight planning aspects, greatly improving performance of the FMS and enabling more features, like Departure and Arrival Procedure Transitions and the flight plan import! Don't forget to look at the Interim SoP Document for instructions on this.

Discord link: https://discord.gg/Fa6w2xK -- Join us on Discord for announcements, latest version checks, feature previews/sneak peeks and discussions about the CJ4 and Garmin projects.

Here's a quick video of a flight KPDX-CYVR in v0.5.0: https://youtu.be/9tWPDXYxeV8 

An in-depth feature video coming later this weekend.

Mod Download Link: https://github.com/Working-Title-MSFS-Mods/fspackages/releases/tag/cj4-v0.5.0
Scroll down to the bottom where it says assets, download the workingtitle-cj4-v0.5.0.zip

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Working Title CJ4 v0.5.0 Changes

Welcome to the latest update of the Working Title CJ4 (v0.5.0). Thank you to everyone who contributed to this release.

Feel free to test out our new Simbrief Profile: SIMBRIEF PROFILE

Check out our interim SoP doc: Interim SoP Document - includes instructions for setting up the FMS to import your Simbrief flight plan!

Installation

Installation is easy, simply copy the workingtitle-aircraft-cj4 folder inside the zip file to your MSFS Community folder.

Important: We recommend that you fully delete the previous workingtitle-aircraft-cj4 folder before copying this release.

Key Features

  • Simbrief flight plan import: Added ability to enter your PILOT ID from Simbrief and then load the latest OFP/Flight Plan directly to the FMC (store your PILOT ID in the MOD SETTINGS page and then use the ROUTE MENU to FPLN RECALL)
  • Approach Waypoints: Added ability to skip waypoints on the approach
  • FMS Performance: Greatly improved the performance of the FMS / waypoint loading times
  • Added MFD Memory Functions - MEM buttons now allowing users to save states of the MFD and switch quickly between them (press and hold a MEM button to save the current state to that button)
  • Volumetric External Lights: Incorporated the latest lighting package from Uwajimaya including volumetric external lighting
  • Improvements to PFD and MFD
  • Cabin Lights: Added the ability via the MOD SETTINGS menu to change the cabin light setting
  • FMS: Non functional menu items are now greyed out

LEGS Page

  • Redesigned waypoint loader to dramatically improved flight plan management/FMS performance on LEGS page
  • Added ability to skip approach waypoints or go direct to any approach waypoint / closes #27

FPLN Page

  • Redesigned waypoint loader to dramatically improved flight plan management/FMS performance on FPLN page
  • Added ability to directly download and import the latest OFP from Simbrief - auto load Simbrief flight plan directly to FMS!
  • Fixed bug where airways were renamed after entry

DEP/ARR Page

  • Added ability to select VFR runway for landing (when no approach selected or available)
  • Added departure/arrival transitions
  • Fixed display error with approach transitions

PROG Page

  • Fixed several display bugs

PERF Page

  • Added error protection for PERF Pages / closes #253
  • Fixed bug with gross weight calculation
  • Added ability to enter a zero fuel weight number to calculate gross weight instead of pax/cargo entries.
  • Added indication when no runway is selected for TAKEOFF REF and APPROACH REF
  • Added ability to have VFR runway selected to allow PERF pages even when no approach is selected (for airports without approaches)
  • Added vspeed send logic and messages to FMC to replicate real unit
  • Fixed refresh error after entering/updating reserve fuel on FUEL MANAGEMENT page
  • Addressed fuel flow bugs throughout / closes #224
  • Added takeoff time, enroute time, and landing time to flight log page

ARR DATA Page

  • Closer to real ARR DATA page look and feel

PFD/MFD

  • Fix stuck PFD menu when AOA was turned on / closes #251
  • Added elapsed timer functionality to PFD
  • Restructured PFD menu
  • Restructured Lower MFD menu
  • GS is now magenta / closes #249
  • Improved the usability of MFD checklist (saves last opened page and resumes completed section)
  • FMS Text on the MFD will now stay opened after opening MFD checklist or passenger briefing menus
  • Added functionality to CCP MEM buttons, allowing users to save states of the MFD and switch quickly between them
  • Fixed broken fuel reading on SYSTEM OVERLAY menu / closes #246

Audio

  • Fixed audio bugs with announcements

Lighting

  • Incorporated the latest lighting package from Uwajimaya including volumetric external lighting.
  • Added controllable passenger cabin lighting (accessed from FMS -> IDX -> MOD SETTINGS)
  • Fixed some lighting bleed (thanks again Uwajimaya) / closes #171

Known Issues

  • After using Direct-To, the navigation will not always automatically sequence to the next fix and may enter ROL mode. You can re-activate NAV to navigate to the next fix if you encounter this issue.
  • The aircraft is still using the built-in MSFS autopilot (for now). All the existing limitations of that still apply. It does behave a bit better with the various enhancements applied.
  • Some flight plan distances may still be misreported when the approach is activated. Please log an issue if you encounter this with details.
  • Some instances of the autopilot skipping approach waypoints still occur - this is deep in the sim handling of waypoints and is, for now, out of our hands. We will continue to research this.
 

 

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By the way, there is an issue in github where you can report fuel discrepancies between the simbrief planned fuel and your actual fuel consumption. We will use this data to tweak the simbrief profile, so please log if you happen to track it. Thanks!


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Sorry, another quick note. There's a small bug with Simbrief import. We will release a patch for it shortly, but for now, be sure to exclude the departure and arrival procedure from the route before generating your OFP on Simbrief. The procedure transition fixes should be the first and last waypoint, then you'll add your procedures in the FMS (like in the real aircraft).


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42 minutes ago, cwburnett said:

IDX -> PAGE 2

Nice! I am having some odd behaviour with the new lights. There is flashing in front of the cockpit every once in awhile. Looks like the strobe, nav light and beacon texture. Getting red, green, and white. Quick flashes... very odd. And from external the strobes look odd, like little diamonds. Not very realistic. Landing and Taxi lights look great. Not sure what the deal is, the flashes are too fast to capture on a screenshot. 

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Just tried it real quick flies great! Wish could understand what is causing the full nose up trim needed. Are you seeing that as well? Can't get airborne without full nose up trim...


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1 hour ago, awash2002 said:

it is saying wrong pilot id my simbrief id is N386PB pilot id

Is that possibly your username and not your pilot id? Your pilot ID can be found on the flight planning page. Should be a 6 digit number.

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In the demo Youtube video you posted, I think you're the first person to post a Youtube video of the new CYVR airport from FSDreamTeam 😄


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Let me add a few bugs that are already known to the team and are mostly already fixed in the code base, which we will release as 0.5.1 very soon

- SimBrief Import doesnt work when a departure procedure is set in the route. As a workaround for now, remove the departure procedure from your simbrief flight plan.
- DirectTo approach fixes from LEGS page has a few problems we are working on
- The cabin light setting is not remembered correctly

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A couple things I noticed....I was flying an arrival, and as it transitioned to the approach the airplane did not follow on nav mode. That may be a MSFS issue. When moving the HDG bug in VOR1 mode, it shows the HDG bug on the MFD, not the PFD... Works fine in FMS mode. The indication for elevator trim is reversed. Trimming down shows it moving towards NU and vice versa. The cabin lights setting does not save. Overall though it is rocking, and quickly becoming an enjoyable airplane. I enjoy flying it. I will let you know if any other bugs crop up. 


Edit: This is the only airplane for some reason that does not deice. All systems on, ice builds. I know a few others have seen this too. Not sure if it is the mod or the sim. I will fly the default and see what happens. 

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