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  1. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    Not really, sorry. I use the ISG UFMC and EFIS as 2D and simply pop the AP in HDG mode
  2. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    The ISG SimAvionics gauges are pretty good, though not at a Majestic level.
  3. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    Thank you, good advice, and something that I didn’t know.
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    Universal FMS?!!

    It’s not as if Carenado are about to make changes to their universal FMC despite having been asked politely. In fact, they’ve not responded favourably to tickets raised on the subject. I don’t even believe that they have ever used their own UFMC in earnest otherwise they’d know how bad it really is. I’m afraid that my opinion of Carenado products is the same as my opinion of the people behind them, and that is that they are no deeper than veneer. Rather than continue to receive PM’s all asking for the same information, I’ll instead post the instructions here. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing this, though I’m sure the mods will act accordingly if there is. Whilst you won’t be altering the original Carenado FMCF50.CAB & FMCSF34.CAB files, it might still be wise to backup them up. THIS MOD WILL NOT CHANGE HOW WELL THE F50 UFMC WORKS - IT WILL ONLY ALLOW YOU TO ENTER ADVISORY ALTITUDE'S. Create a folder called FMCF50, then double click the FMCSF34.CAB file to open it, select all files and then copy and paste these into your new folder. Double click the FMCF50.CAB file, highlight the FMC_configF50.XML file, and copy and paste it into your FMCF50 folder. Move your FMCF50 folder into your ..\Carenado F50\panel folder. Fire up your sim; the F50 will now read the new hybrid FMCF50 folder rather than the FMCF50.CAB file. That’s it!
  5. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    PM sent!
  6. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    Indeed, by now Carenado have set our expectation levels, thus there can be no surprises...
  7. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    I asked them whether they’d ever flown one of their FMC equipped aircraft, because if they had, they’d fully understand how short of the mark they are. Not just short of the mark, but also inadequate, and by that I mean dysfunctional. Simply, they’ve never attempted to use them in earnest or they’d know how poor they are. Nope, I have one of everything by Carenado, and as much as I’d like to have the EMB120, I just know that the FMC would be useless. The thing is that the GTN for me simply doesn’t fit. Yes it works wonderfully, but it’s a square peg in a round hole. I don’t mean aesthetics, but rather more about original equipment. My solution has been to dovetail into the VC’s the excellent 64-bit ISG SimAvionics for P3D4. Not perfect, but better. Why oh why doesn’t Carenado fix what is broken? I mean they’d only need to fix their implementation of the generic UFMC once because it’s the same basic unit in all of their aircraft. What are nonsense they are - seemingly very happy to take our money yet selfish enough to ignore our genuine pleas. X-Plane has by default a reasonable facsimile of a generic FMC, and Carenado fit this into their XP wares but sadly they insist on delivering their own inferior branded products for P3D4.
  8. Fabs

    CTOT & Autocoarsen

    Thanks, very interesting. Didn’t know it had a prop brake option, presumably like the ATR. Fabio
  9. Fabs

    CTOT & Autocoarsen

    Thanks, that’s interesting. I went as far as buying the Just Planes REX Airlines DVD (it was on sale) to get a better impression of this aircraft, and then the Viking Productions Estonian Airlines SAAB 340 but neither cover in any real detail their use of CTOT or power settings. I was still none the wiser! The Leading Edge Simulations SAAB 340A for X-Plane is awesome, and it has CTOT modelled, and is my go to turboprop in that platform. I found this informative thread about CTOT, which one person describes as an elementary auto throttle! I really do unstandard what he means when he says you never know whether you’ll get a torque increase or decrease when switching off CTOT. In XP’s LES SAAB you bring the throttles up slowly beyond 50% (from memory) and you then leave throttles where they stand at the point where the CTOT mechanism takes over by metering in fuel to obtain the torque that you have dialled in. When you switch off CTOT, where your throttles lie then becomes your climb power...OR NOT as often the power levers will be way too far back. Does this sound vaguely right? May I ask also roughly what sort of routes you flew, and also the loads and fuel carried - were you lightly loaded or at MAUW? Thanks, Fabio
  10. Fabs

    Universal FMS?!!

    PM with instructions sent - hope it works! Fabio
  11. Fabs

    Repaint Request Thread

    Hi, I have taken the lobster from the above shot, and I’m working on improving it but it's taking a very long time to extract and improve the image so I think I'll need to stop. Despite the relatively easy appearance, actually this repaint is above my ability level and time availability. Truly sorry. 🙂 Fabio
  12. Fabs

    Repaint Request Thread

    Thanks, it’s just that I still can’t figure find any decent images of the tail fin sea creatures anywhere on the web. I called off my search as I wasn’t getting anywhere, so I thought I’d ask instead. You might find pictures on various Seaborne pamphlets or documents, or even if you have web access to Seaborne. I’m not an artist, so I can only use an exisiting image file (JPG, PNG, etc). Let me know? Thanks, Fabio
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    Repaint Request Thread

    BUT someone first needs to find a good quality image of the sea creature for the tail - octopus, seahorse, marlin, etc. ONLY THEN will I start.
  14. Fabs

    Repaint Request Thread

    I’ll have a go a Seaborne! No promises, I’ll see how it goes.
  15. Fabs

    Repaint Request Thread

    Here's something I knocked up minutes ago having only started it minutes before then... It's one of my infamous "Rough'n' Ready repaints", so it is what it is! If you would like an advance copy, please PM me, otherwise I'll just submit it to the usual nesting grounds of my RRR's. Let me know! Fabio