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  1. Do what I did - buy the Flight1 GNS for P3D (the complete version does 530/430 and FSX as well) and run the Carenado RXP exe as you would for FSX. The GNS config picks this up and will convert to their version of the 530/430. The Flight1 doesn't quite have the functionality of the RXP (no flight plan loaded to P3D/FSX or dimming of the display) but its no deal-killer. You can also put 2 versions of the same fit in each model (ie, 2x 530). Nick
  2. Interesting that the performance is, yes, similar to a normally aspirated aircraft BUT the cfg file clearly shows its turbocharged in the engine and performance text areas! - performance="Maximum Speed\t\n213 kts\t245 mph\t394 kmh\n\nCruise Speed\t\n170 kts\t196 mph\t315 kmh\n\nEngine\t\nTurbo charged TIO-540-C1A\t250hp\n And the engine shows turbocharged=1 (true) with a critical altitude of 22000. Either way, something doesnt feel 'right' with it. Mithras, for info the POH I have from the web shows run-up carried out at 1500rpm for feathering (max 500rpm drop) and 2200rpm to exercise prop (max 300 rpm drop) and mags. mag drop will be the usual tiny FSX 50rpm drop on both mags.
  3. Mag drop simulation in FSX is only about 50rpm without some fancy background programming by the addon developer. A2A do it better with accusim. All Carenado/Alabeo stuff I have is the same as they use the default FSX programming.
  4. After staring into the aircraft.cfg file, noticed the min governed speed for the prop is 1900 rpm, so unless you carry out a power check over this, you wont see much. Not too sure this value is correct but cant find any contrary gen yet. Also not sure the MP is right. Its a turbo engine, yes? My Aztec F 250 POH shows a 34" turbo cruise at 2400 rpm. Not sure this truck will do that unless its very low! Also have a warning note saying not to exceed 39.5" below 18,000ft, 37.0" up to 20,000, 34.0" up to 22,000 and 31.0" up to 24,000ft. Setting the max MP to 39.5 in the cfg file results in some pretty fierce acceleration (and noise!). Feels like it needs some mods...
  5. Agree with the good comments above, however, the alternator inop lights and gauge (at least for me) are erm, inop and the selector knob has no clickspot. Also the heater/fan switch below it isnt active. Otherwise very happy. Hoping for some repaints (esp G reg) as my painting skills are non-existant! Wish they would tie the side window to a shift-E key combination for accu-feel users (it will work if you click it then shift-E4, but thats extra faff).
  6. The cowl flaps and heater pull knobs should be incrementally adjustable. Has anyone else noticed the oil temp getting above 31 degrees? Have been flying in UK at 15 and Caribean at 32 and its always the same value, stuck at 31 after engine starts.
  7. I am pretty happy with my annunciator mods, if anyone is interested. Generator lights now come on when not active (ie, failed or off - a common problem on many addons). Inverter light comes on when not on. Inertial seperator lights come on for L or R engines (instead of both when L put on). Aux pump lights up when in ON position, not normal also. Hyd caption lights up when gear or flaps are moving (this will also require a mod to the cfg file as Carenado didnt give this one a hydraulic system and these are set to electric!). Windshield heat light comes on when selected. Seatbelt and no smoking (Oxy) light up when selected May be some others, but my memory is shot atm... If interested in beta testing it, PM me... (I am unavailable for most of next week, Tues to Fri). Nick
  8. Thanks for the tips onebob, squadros and Jim. I am using the RXP integration which works great once the LinkGPS option has been set. Shame Carenado cannot remember to include a manual for the EF1000 as they did for the G500 and 600 stuff in other addons. Now I'm only peeved at the usual glaring problems with the annunciators. I have corrected most of these on the 404, just flogging through the same ones on this offering (generator lights that only respond to a switch position, low hyd warnings that dont, AC warnings that dont, etc...). If I feel brave, I may offer them here when done. Cheers, Nick
  9. Having been teased into buying this very pretty addon by all the positive forum comments, I am hitting the frustration barrier pretty quickly! Never bought the A36, so I am struggling with the Aspen handling. How do you get the heading and course bugs set? managed it once with both but have been unable to locate the clickspots again. Carenado have taken their minimal documentation approach to new heights here - leaving a rather vital piece out altogether. Also at a loss as to how to get the autopilot to follow, well, anything - it just seems to go off and do its own thing! This is making an instrument departure very exciting... But it is very pretty and doesnt seem to overtax my poor little i5 760, so its not all bad..
  10. Firstly, I havent run the Alabeo exe for installing the RXP stuff - just modify the panel cfg for the vanilla C404. Secondly, its not perfect - the 3D knobs get in the way and still show the original clickspots. Make sure you use the RXP pink hand symbol, not the default FSX white one to activate the knobs etc. I used the RXP panel config utility to add a popup for the 430 as well and generally use that (with my eyesight and the button/text size in the VC viewpoint I find it easier, if a little less 'realistic').
  11. This will overlay the RXP screen in the VC. The button clickspots will also work and just about line up, the knobs are another matter - they are offset above and outboard of the VC ones, but do work. Backup panel.cfg then change the following line in [Vcockpit01] gauge00=CarenadoG430_3D_PAC404!GNS430_nc1, 0, 0,512,256 to gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430, -26, -12,550,256 (or comment out the original line and add the new one - //gauge00=CarenadoG430_3D_PAC404!GNS430_nc1, 0, 0,512,256 gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430, -26, -12,550,256 whichever works for you!) If you want to change the GPS popup for the RXP, I have altered [Window01] to [Window01] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=512,260 visible=0 ident=10010 window_size= 0.305, 0.235 window_pos= 0.690, 0.040 no_luminous=1 zorder=7 //gauge00=CarenadoG430_3D_PAC404!GNS430_nc1, 0,0,500,266 gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430, 0,0,512,260 gauge01=PAC404!ToggleCAR430, 64, 0,384, 32 If you have the Saratoga II TC you can use the same method to get the RXP430 in the cockpit with the 530.
  12. Ive been staring at cockpit videos on youtube trying to see what engine gauges read for the same reason. I have noticed the engines seem to run cool in the sim, but I have been flying it in the UK with ASN and the clear videos are from the Caribbean!
  13. Hmmm. Actually finding this a nice product. Hand flies well, even engine out. Lands nicely too, just a bit sticky at rotation. The AP is okay if you use the pop up - its real location is horrendous if you only use slew in the VC. I have shoehorned the RXP430 in the panel overwriting the Carabeo original - the positioning needs tweaking to get the display to fit and the buttons work, the knobs dont tie up (otherwise they cant be used) but the click points are close enough to be usable. Finding out it uses quite a lot of xml for stuff was a bonus. I have tweaked the annunciator file to get a few things working right like the alt and hyd warnings. My biggest bugbear is actually the 'EGT' gauge which bears no relation to the tooltip value - the gauge scale of 0-500 doesnt correspond to values of 1250! And I wish they would tie those demist windows in to an FSX exit value so Accufeel could handle the wind/prop noise. Would sound so much better.
  14. This is a very nicely modelled addon, especially with the RXP 530 integrated, but am I the only one having temperature issues? Loaded with it running, I get the CHT in the top white area within a matter of a few minutes (like turning on the 530 and setting comm/nav frequencies). After taxy to the runway, its nudging boiling over and the oil temp is also above the green! This with OAT of 56 F (at KRDD using live weather). Starting from cold and dark its a bit more manageable, but still seems very hot by lineup and in flight the gauges read at the top of the green all the time. And am I also alone in wondering why there are 2 comm/nav 1 radios (GNS and the Apollo) and there doesnt seem to be a glide slope indicator on the RMI (only tested at Reading tho').
  15. Autopilot? In a light sport aircraft? Dont think so. It also has only 1 radio (despite 2 being fitted) and there is no way to select the second in the cockpit. This is despite there being entries for 2 nav/radios in the cfg file (but obviously not coded that way in the model!). Any frequency selections on the GNS530 are reflected in the radio below. If you added the autopilot section to the cfg file from another aircraft it would probably work from default keyboard commands tho' - but hardly 'realistic' in this case.
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