I was so frustrated I could not use your new update using FSx SE that I upgraded my sim to Prepared v4. 😊
After two days and ten attempts I finally get it downloaded thanks to my crappy connection. Eventually everything is working.
And I must say you have done an amazing job here😲. I did only two short test flights so far, and thus had not enough time to go in deep of everything.
But as you asked for feedback, here we go.
I will try to follow some phase of flight logic, starting from cold and dark. Some of my remarks will concern Carenado misinterpretation, not your mods
-Oxygen valve do not need battery to be operational. It is just a pressure regulator. If the oxy bottle in the back of the plane is open and there is O2 in it, you will have pressure as soon as you turn the knob ( the more you open it, the more pressure you get
-Cabin altitude cannot be adjusted on ground anymore, even with autopressurization option turned off.
-PAR/SER switch is actually a 2 position switch not 3. Ground power is online when connected with the switch in the PAR position.
-Annunciator panel test: NTS lights are not part of the test and should not be lit when performing the test. On the other hand, the gear horn will sound If the test is performed on ground.
-door opens even with door lock on.
-landing lights extension switch is a 3 position switch, -retract-off-extend, not two as Carenado did. Also the panel screw on the top right of the switch cluster is actually a blue light, not a screw. The light is lit when landing lights are not retracted.
-NTS switch info tooltip is inverted (left for right). Talking about NTS, I saw you eventually succeeded in separating the light status from the switch position. That’s great. But now why not implement the NTS test as it is IRL and not have it like a kind of automatic as you have implemented now.? In real life, you have to push and maintain the switch to test NTS (springloaded switch). In the sim it is not possible to maintain the switch in position during whole startup process, but it could be nice to choose to perform the test or not and have it linked to the switch position. Also, above 50%rpm, whether the NTS switch position, the NTS lights should be Off. (Works only in flight for now.)
-Nice work on the hydraulic gauge, igniter sound, and electrical system and Ammeters. Just amp is decreasing a bit too fast after engine start for what I know, but I would let like this, as many simmers may not have the patience...
-EGT still rising to fast on startup.
-Ac volt warning light seems to be linked to INV AND Radio 1 switches. As far as I know, Ac distribution should not be concerned by radio 1 switch.
-Amazing work on propeller locks. 👍. Now you can perform the over speed regulator check. Just one thing, when props are in the locks, there should be virtually no trust, thus almost no torque, even with PL and condition levers full forward. For now, torque meters show up to 700 hp.
-RH igniter light doesn’t work in override position, and the LH goes off after take off. These lights should stay on as long as override is selected.
-Anti ice prop/gen switch is spring loaded to « prop » position.
-AP106. Not much time to test. Here are my first observations.
There is two arrows on the Ap panel, on the right of the Engage- disengage switch. In the real Ap, these arrows are backlighted in a yellowish white, and once Ap is engaged, the upper one turns green. This is the only cue the Ap is engaged.
-IAS mode seems to be struggling more than before. Ap Pitch wheel working in the wrong direction in IAS mode, although correct in pitch mode.
-Removing all FD modes should hide the FD v shape in the attitude indicator. Carenado crappy trick doesn’t work anymore (twice on go around), and I couldn’t find a way to remove FD indicator.
-Yes, there is a prop braking effect with Tp 331. But the one you implemented is a way too much. This is not a Turbo Porter.😂 The braking action depends much about Rpm, witch is not the case for now. In short final, you will have to add power to keep speed when increasing rpm to 100%.
To answer a question regarding low power settings and NTS operation. When power levers are at idle position, it will prevent the NTS to engage. This is why, when you loose an engine in flight, you cannot retard the PL until you have the prop feathered otherwise NTS will not kick in.
-The gear horn cannot be silenced. The switch is not working.
-When activating an emergency engine cutoff switch on ground, the startup sound is audible until the engine switch is turned off.
So this is what I ve found so far. There is probably some stuff you won’t be able to fix, but you’ve done so many miracles so far that I start to believe that nothing is impossible😉.
Thank you for turning this usual Carenado fast-food stuff into a real airplane.