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  1. Well, currently you have at least two turboprop aircraft with accurate engine simulations, MJQ400 with PW12x and Milviz Turbine Otter with PT6A-34. Both using external tables to control engine parameters. MJQ400 applies a complete external control, and MV uses a mix of basic functions handled by sim core and external data for other simulations (ITT, Oil, FFlow, etc). Tom
  2. I'm afraid up to the level you seem to expect, it is not possible at all without custom coding many parameters. Tuning FDE/Air file is not enough for accurate ITT, Oil Press/Temp, Beta behavior (without FF increase), correct FF, etc. Even though startup sequence is improved in P3D, it is not possible to simulate different scenarios (hot start, hung start,in flight start, etc) with accurate realism. Fair to say most users don't care about such level of details, and I assume they are very happy with what they can get from popular turboprop addons currently available. Tom
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    PROP GND SOL caution light

    Hi, Current Autopilot is transient, another version will come later on. Props should operate as expected. What are the reasons you have to say that? Tom
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    PROP GND SOL caution light

    Hi, When is that happening? In flight, after retarding power levers to idle? Solenoid is powered by Right Generator bus and is active (annunciator light inhibited) on the ground, through the Right Main Landing Gear squat, or in flight if retarding power levers below flight idle (Beta and Reverse). Tom
  5. It seems so. Engines are flat rated (100% torque) up to 18,000 ft (FL180) at ISA conditions, Tom
  6. Hi, There is a very common mistake to think that ITT increases noticeable with altitude per se. ITT will rise with altitude as long as torque remains constant(*). To keep torque constant you need to increase power, which in turn increases fuel flow and ITT as a result. So, ITT is directly affected by N1 % RPM. While the aircraft is climbing, power uncorrected, FCU will command FF to maintain current N1 RPMs; the higher going the lower FF would be needed, resulting in a balance with ITT rise due to air becoming thinner. Tom (*) Up to certain altitude, see post below
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    DHC-3T Turbo Otter Released!

    The King Air will be much complex as there are more systems interacting with the engine. Tom
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    KAP140 Autopilot Tutorial

    Frank, If you repeat the video flight with the 310 you will also get GS ARM message after APR selected from NAV. It should be the case when you are still not in the LPV approach segment, flying in NAV mode, and you select APR. But if you are already on the APR segment in NAV and switch to APR I guess it is possible that GS will not arm as APR detects it is already on a LOC course (captured) and remains in LOC mode. I am not saying that it must be the case, always or sometimes, but it is probable. The real KAP140 uses to be a PITA for the pilots. I've included a link to some fair and not so fair comments about KAP behavior on LPV/RNAV approaches.: https://www.diamondaviators.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5024 Sometimes, switching to AP off seems to be the best option. Tom
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    KAP140 Autopilot Tutorial

    Hi Frank, Here you have the 310 on finals, KBMG LPV 17. It works perfect with GTN750, I haven't tested with other navigators. Did you check that GS is displayed on the AP screen? Also remember that, when flying either on NAV or APP/BC, changing the frequency of the active nav source, or switching from GPS to VOR and vice versa automatically reverts the AP mode to HDG hold, (NAV/APP, etc flashing) so you need to be careful in those cases. I suggest you first of all check this video: And then reproduce the flight exactly as it is flown, but with the C310 of course! I did that, and also worked as expected: Hope this helps Tom EDIT: Be sure to have the latest version as some VC autopilot issues from the original release have been fixed.
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    KAP140 Autopilot Tutorial

    Guys, Please do not trust on that "Becoming familiar with the KAP 140 Autopilot" video as it does not reflect the real unit accurately. The version that comes with the 310 Redux is the most exact that you can find for FS, so I recommend to follow the original manual for training. Tom
  11. Hi, As for your second question, in page 19 of the KAP manual there is a list of LVARS that can be used in LUA scripts + FSUIPC to control the AP keys and dials, and a list of the equivalent SIM events. Tom
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    C310R AP GPS coupling

    KAP in the C310 (HSI version) uses standard FS NAV autopilot's mode. If it works in default GPS, must work in the other units, as F1/RXP both claim their products to be full compatible with standard autopilot modes, It's probably a config issue with both units. Anyway I will try to check it as soon. Which sim version do you have? Tom
  13. Just download XMLTools' desired version. There is a pdf with details on how XMLKEYS class works, and another pdf containing an example of XMLKEYS in action. Tom
  14. XMLKEYS works with XML scripts, not plain events. So yes, data can be assigned to LVars as whatever script content is executed. Tom
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    Beaver Backfire ?

    Because that is how it works in the real Otter. Visual/sound Effects are simulated as much as possible also, within FS limitations. Tom