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  1. This updates my earlier mod of the 690B to make it compatible with Prepar3D v4.4. But, there is much more to it than just that. It is my most extensive mod to date and brings many of the aircraft’s systems into compliance with the Pilot Operating Handbook. The limitations of the simulator and some limitations to the add-on I couldn’t overcome prevented perfection and I will attempt to highlight those shortcomings as I go. Corrections and additions. 1. Compatible with P3Dv4.4. 2. Modeled prop drag or “disk drag” at very low inflight power settings. Pulling the power levers to idle will result in significant deceleration and could result in hard landings or worse. 3. Modeled the electrical system to include battery state and external power availability. 4. Corrected RPM and EGT. 5. Start locks actually work. Fail to engage the start locks on shutdown will result in feathered propellers. Attempting to start an engine with feathered propellers will result in bad things happening. Unfeathering procedure in accordance with the POH, including appropriate battery depletion if not using external power. 6. Corrected deice boots switch to a 3-position switch. Momentary single cycle position returns to center and regulated bleed pressure drops accordingly. 7. Corrected cabin and panel light switches. They are now independent. 8. Corrected Propeller and Generator inlet ammeter. 9. Extensively overhauled the AP-106 autopilot. It now works properly both in the VC and in the pop-up and the altitude preselect/alert now works properly. 10. The optional KFC-300 autopilot is also included. 11. Corrected the Hydraulic Pressure gauge. 12. Corrected the Annunciator Test button. 13. Added touchdown effect that has tire “chirp” at touchdown. 14. Corrected the backwards rudder trim indicator. 15. Added an optional power and condition lever matching algorithm. 16. Added an optional automatic pressurization controller that works from altitude entered in the autopilot. 17. Added a new Start Window that includes a Cold and Dark button, a Step-by-step start button that can be used as a tutorial until you become comfortable with the airplane systems. Be warned….you can not just jump in and start flying this airplane without complying with the Pilot Operating Handbook. The Start Window also has a quick start button. 18. Pilot Operating Handbooks included for the 690B and the 980. Carenado modeled a Rockwell 690B Turbo Commander that had been modified with TPE331-10 engines and uses EGT gauges instead of ITT gauges. The 690B POH includes systems and procedures information. The 980 POH is the place to find performance and -10 engine limitations. 19. As usual, I included repercussions for not following procedures. You will likely want to have the engine fire procedures memorized. 20. Models included for GTN and GNS. 21. Normal and LITE versions merged into a single folder. Things not corrected: 1. P3D still uses a free turbine turboprop engine model. I have made every effort to emulate the direct drive TPE331 but you will see some minor surging issues. 2. There is a conflict in the model between the Left Generator Inlet Heat switch and the R Pitot Heat switch. To turn the Left Generator Inlet Heat switch to OFF, the Right Pilot Heat switch must first be turned OFF. Once the Inlet Heat switch is OFF, the Pitot Heat can be turned to ON. The mod requires the installation of XMLTools appropriate to the simulator and can be downloaded here: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/resources/authors/taguilo.1802/ The mod also requires FSUIPC for proper autopilot operation. As usual, this mod should be considered Beta. Please post problems you find in the AVSIM Carenado 690B forum so that others can verify and provide help in addition to my own. I hope to be ready for distribution by the weekend. If you are on the mailing list your copy will arrive via email. If you are not on the list and would like to give the mod a try, send me a PM here with your email address. Here are some "teasers".... Regards, Bill
  2. Am I the only one who is getting constant, annoying, and repeated click, blower, or switch sounds in their Carenado planes in P3dV4.1? I don't know how to stop it, but it is consistent with all my Carenado aircraft. I don't get the issue with any others. Does anyone have a clue as to why this is? It's different on different a/c. For example in the Sr22, I have a constant switch sound (back and forth, non stop). In the Gtx, if I am anywhere near a cloud, the ground prox "500!" blares constantly, but if I'm not in the clouds, then the blower noise comes on automatically, and won't go off. Does anyone have a clue what might be going on ? Thanks :-)
  3. A thread to collect errors found by users that Carenado might consider in an update. 1. The #2 engine(prop) RPM minor units gauge needle is dim in the daylight and invisible under the lights at night (P3Dv4 and v3).
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