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by Bjoern
26 Jul 2017, 17:57
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

While forests in southern France are burning, eastern Germany has nothing but rain for the last few days. Wish I could send some over.
by Bjoern
26 Jul 2017, 17:56
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)

That's weird. I could have sworn that there was some info about the antennas in the pdf documentation. But maybe this was for the FSX native models only (on which, ironically, the antenna customization commands do not work).
by Bjoern
24 Jul 2017, 19:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Just found a small bug in the A320 MOD: The ND switcher ILS-VOR-NAV-ARC-PLN-... shows a nav. rose again, if you continue to switch with the mouse to the right from PLN on. Info for Your disposition. I know. I've left the sixth position in because the MFD is configured for it. Not sure what it's sup...
by Bjoern
24 Jul 2017, 19:39
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)

Have you tried reading the included documentation? It should have a section on antenna options.
by Bjoern
21 Jul 2017, 17:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's a known sim FBW bug, try it a bit nose heavy (usually needed to get the descent done correctly) and see what happens, eg put 18000lbs in front and centre cargo. The nose drops like a stone and an impact with the ground is guaranteed. The Yoke has been untouched for 30 minutes. There's only so ...
by Bjoern
19 Jul 2017, 16:26
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: A321 FSX Antennae Option (A321_misc_1)

Have you tried looking in any basepacks for the regular A321?
by Bjoern
17 Jul 2017, 17:50
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Could very well be an incompatible DX10 shader setting, but I've got more important fish to fry than correcting shadowing of some switches.


P.S: Running DX10 here as well.
by Bjoern
16 Jul 2017, 18:47
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

What is weird? This kind of display has been extra chosen to visualize the remaining distance to TOD beginning 20nm away from TOD. The alternative would be to include a TOD symbol for better visualization on the corresponding leg (as in reality) but the coding was far too complicate. So I strongly ...
by Bjoern
16 Jul 2017, 13:35
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The spoilers automatically arm at 80 kts in the FD-FMC A320. Is that the reason why they're blocked for manual operation? It's probably an easy fix, but sometimes, finding the offending code in the 834983460346 XML files is awfully hard. In my sim, the bottom left corner of the MFD shows the next w...
by Bjoern
15 Jul 2017, 22:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Does anyone else find the spoiler functionality a bit wonky? I can't use the keyboard controls and have to use the cockpit lever, which is a bit tedious. The takeoff checklist says that the spoilers need to be armed, but this isn't possible since the key event is blocked. On the MFD, the TOD distanc...
by Bjoern
15 Jul 2017, 22:04
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Hi. When FMC switches from Cruise to Descent.. is autothrottle supposed to reduce throttles? Or do I have to do it manually? In my sim throttles any more go to idle when descent stars. I have v1.60 What worked for me (and is stated in the manual, I think) is pushing the ALT hold button on the MCDU.
by Bjoern
11 Jul 2017, 20:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Modified cockpit cameras: [CameraDefinition.002] Title = "Center Console" Guid = {195EAB58-9E4A-2E2A-A34C-A8D9D948F078} Origin = Virtual Cockpit MomentumEffect = No SnapPbhAdjust = None SnapPbhReturn = False PanPbhAdjust = None PanPbhReturn = False Track = None ShowAxis = FALSE AllowZoom = TRUE Init...
by Bjoern
11 Jul 2017, 16:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project Airbus A350
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Project Airbus A350

To answer your original question, how much activity do you see from the original PA developers in this forum and on FB? This should give an indication about the state of things. Ideally, they are working under wraps, but realistically (and from experience), don't count on ever seeing a project finis...
by Bjoern
10 Jul 2017, 15:33
Forum: Support
Topic: PA A32x FSX Models Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: PA A32x FSX Models Installation

Download the FS9 base packages for each aircraft version and then add the changes from the FSX models package.
by Bjoern
10 Jul 2017, 15:29
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project Airbus A350
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Project Airbus A350

Why do you post the exact same thread in two different subforums?
by Bjoern
09 Jul 2017, 19:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The only thing I would like ask you -if feasible- is adding a small window popup to push ECAMs pages buttons. Now the Ecam buttons are partially covered by throttles levers so i cannot push some of them during flight. Or an other best possibility could be update the lower buttons in the ECAM popup ...
by Bjoern
09 Jul 2017, 13:02
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

User Account Control should also be turned off to get rid of the annoying "Do you want to change x/y?" popups.
by Bjoern
28 Jun 2017, 18:15
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The 64bit sound gauge is live, now all we need is Francois or someone else to get it to work. Is it just a case of swapping this for the 32 bit version? http//www.douglassdawson.ca/files/dsd_p3d_xml_sound_x64_gauge_only.zip Yes. You need to use the old gauge's filename though. (Thanks for the h/u.)
by Bjoern
18 Jun 2017, 09:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

BTW It would be nice if you provide us a downloadable current A320 full package again including all updates and known fixes. I assume it is difficult for "forum newbies" to sort out the new VC MOD pack, update and hotfix explanations shared in several different mails. Next weekend, maybe, but it's ...
by Bjoern
17 Jun 2017, 17:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Good catch. I find the original setup of the project way too cluttered. Save for the ECAM screen, there is absolutely no difference between the IAE and CFM models and therefor, I'd love to rationalize everything and cut down on the number of files and folders. But this will make implementing any upd...
by Bjoern
17 Jun 2017, 13:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

There is surprisingly an already solved SID related bug again in Bjoern´s panel 1.60: The departure starts from the airport center location instead from the runway starting point. Enclosed one example from the same aircraft A320_IAE, same SID in Vancouver. I tested this in another airport too with ...
by Bjoern
16 Jun 2017, 12:47
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Any explanation why it went from messing up FLC about 50% of the time in V3 to being perfect 99% of the time? All I did was copy the folders and gauges over and change the xlmtools. Maybe the increase in FPS means the plane can respond better. Edit - spoke too soon, the A318 and A319 were great but...
by Bjoern
15 Jun 2017, 15:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That is great news, thanks for sharing. Can you post a link to where I would get these from, I already have the updated xmltools64 which is working fine. Francois, could the new xmltools change fix that climb/descent bug that you could never work out? It seems to have done it on my system. He'll pr...
by Bjoern
15 Jun 2017, 00:54
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's at 99%. I am not sure if anyone is capable of making new DLLs but I know someone is writing a 64 bit sound DLL for the real air custom sounds, maybe that could be of some help in the future. I will give it a full test tomorrow. The developer of the XML config and XML sound gauge is aware of P3...
by Bjoern
13 Jun 2017, 16:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks. I could find the culprit with your explanation, file and folder names. I previously changed the precip folder in the FSX/Sound folder with a MOD version. The rain sound is fine again after going back to the MS original version. Good to hear. Bjoern, my ECAM checklist gets stuck in PUSHBACK ...
by Bjoern
12 Jun 2017, 16:45
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I got an automatic reload upon touchdown during an otherwise perfectly normal flight, took a look at the code leading to said reload, determined the conditions to be inadequate and therefor removed the entire section until I can find a better workaround. The best practice would be to have no automat...
by Bjoern
10 Jun 2017, 17:53
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I've removed the automatic reload because I consider it highly impractical. If you need to reload the aircraft, do it manually from the 2D panel. Anyway, here's a quick fix package for the strobe light and LOC button issue. It also includes the edited VC textures in .xcf (GIMP) format (hence the fil...
by Bjoern
07 Jun 2017, 17:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Maybe the following pic demonstrates a bit better my texture prob at the LOC switch (Approaching RW08 Juneau Alaska). LOC unswitched: looks normal. LOC switched: greyed out texture at switch location, see pic The green light indicates that the bitmap is in use, but the rest appears to be transpoare...
by Bjoern
06 Jun 2017, 20:07
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

A320 CFM and IAE - It seems that in the FCU the "LOC" switch textures for the position "_On" and "_On_Night" for day and night are missing. All other switches are designed with 4 single textures, but only the LOC switch includes 2 in the corresponding panel folder. The LOC function is ok. Do I miss...
by Bjoern
06 Jun 2017, 20:06
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Try to backup your files and add final textures and see how it look.Textures in front are almost same in both versions except shadows and dust marks. If you make all compatible with old textures I have no job to do because I will do same textures again but I can repair some minor problems. You will...
by Bjoern
06 Jun 2017, 19:56
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I think messing with the alpha channels in the textures of the VC displays and the Luminous setting in the [Color] section of the panel.cfg may work. I am only guessing, though. No, that won't influence general brightness. You'd have to edit the bitmaps used by the display gauges and make them brig...
by Bjoern
05 Jun 2017, 18:05
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks for the A320_CFM and A320_IAE VC update from 05.06.2017. Some new issues found on my end for both A320: - Strobe lights: no strobe lights L and R at wing ends and no white tail strobe lights, if switched "ON". - EXT LT panel on the VC overhead panel: L and R RWY lights split...ok and each wi...
by Bjoern
05 Jun 2017, 13:20
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Here's an update to the cockpit. I hope I got everything together. No discussions regarding the removal of the nav and strobe lights from the CFM model file. I just want the models to be consistent in terms of features so if the IAE model doesn't have hard coded lights, the CFM model can't have them...
by Bjoern
05 Jun 2017, 12:30
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

One more thing to make the cockpit more realistic. There is no GP/NAV switch in the real thing. It goes into NAV when the LOC or APP is pressed and would go back to GPS when the managed heading is set. Maybe it could be applied to the APP button so its in NAV when lit but GPS when its unlit? I'd pr...
by Bjoern
05 Jun 2017, 05:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I´m missing the ILS capture option during approach to line up and the option for auto-land. Any chance to integrate this again? Maybe an interim soln to define FSX AP to the AP1 switch only and APPR button to AP2... How does the real A320 activate the lining up? Which buttons to be pushed? On the r...
by Bjoern
03 Jun 2017, 14:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That's nice! Also, is there any possibility to remove the hideous jetheat from the A320 CFM? At least I would prefer that before the wingflex thing. I'm not working from Tom's FSX converted models, so the heat blur won't be in in the first place. Were you doing the winglets or just doing the cockpi...
by Bjoern
31 May 2017, 20:33
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I hope this isn't a dumb question: why did you remove the wingflex effect in the CFM version? I like seeing the wing bending as the plane changes speed, but anyway, I can live without the wingflex as I do all my flying from the VC, only looking at the exterior model during replays. The non-wingflex...
by Bjoern
31 May 2017, 14:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Interesting tidbit about the strobes. I still don't think that they're supposed to be on prior to entering the active though. If I ever get around to upgrading the overhead, I think I'll untie all switches from any default funtionality so that things like auto strobes can be implemented more easily....
by Bjoern
31 May 2017, 01:52
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Alright, here's the updated cockpit . Note that this is an almost complete aircraft package (minus repaints, FMC database and AIRAC and sounds) for the A320 CFM and IAE version and built from the most up to date FD-FMC release . (NO A318 (yet)! NO A319 (yet)! NO A321 (yet)!) Getting into details abo...
by Bjoern
31 May 2017, 00:00
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I finally had time for a test flight and it went fairly well. The new FCU behaved, as did the other things like the TCAS. With Radar Contact, I could even use the FMC and have proper ATC at the same time, with the two exceptions being top of descent and initial approach vectoring. After the handover...
by Bjoern
30 May 2017, 18:10
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's okay,. I ran most files through Diffchecker there weren't too many changes.
by Bjoern
28 May 2017, 17:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Did you modify any files in A320_CFM.cab?
Most files in there are dated 14.03.2017 while those from version 1.59 are dated 02.04.2017.
by Bjoern
28 May 2017, 13:50
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Your old textures were the ones I had installed when I started the modifications and I do not have time to start all over again with your newer, updated ones. (Textures are your job anyway.)
by Bjoern
24 May 2017, 15:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

There's no auto-course as this would have to be managed by the FMC and I'm not sure if François implemented that. But if you look closely, you can see that the second display on the Radio Management Panel is labeled "STBY/CRS". So I've highjacked the "ILS" and "MLS" (the latter does not exist in FSX...
by Bjoern
24 May 2017, 08:30
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

New Radio Management Panel, new Audio Control Panel and on the F/O side the new XPDR/TCAS panel. http://i.imgur.com/RwzZs9P.jpg Panel lighting. http://i.imgur.com/galTVVF.jpg Flood lighting. http://i.imgur.com/whrFWrK.jpg Nightscape with the FCU. http://i.imgur.com/SMHPL2j.jpg I went for the older, ...
by Bjoern
22 May 2017, 13:23
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

There's no NEO model. Unless you use one made for AI use.

Noted for later use. I highly suggest giving them their own aircraft.cfg anyway to scale down induced drag.

Huh? I've had to scale the cockpit down, not up. No idea how this would benefit the widebody models at all.
by Bjoern
20 May 2017, 13:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

*Sigh* Let's make this clear here and now: a) No interest in the A320neo. b) No interest in the A330 series. c) No interest in the A340 series. d) No interest in the A350 series. e) No interest in the A380. f) Very limited interest in the A300 or A310, but most likely no time. Always, ALWAYS remembe...
by Bjoern
20 May 2017, 01:53
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I need some info on differences between the models. To make work on the other, exterior models easier, I want to retain as many parts as possible between them. Which is basically the wing, as the fuselages (and engines?) are naturally different. Now, are there any non-obvious differences to look out...
by Bjoern
19 May 2017, 15:46
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Salut guys. I've recently renewed my interest in the FDD-FMC version of the A320. While the rebuilt cockpit parts are most likely never going to happen (simply too hard to model), I've managed to salvage an earlier model version of the cockpit that didn't look too bad to me. Whhile all parts are sti...
by Bjoern
19 Dec 2016, 18:04
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2681
Views: 469672

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

No. I'm also officially cancelling all further work on the model. For the last weeks, I have tried to remodel the entire sidewall to match the cockpit to the A320's windows and it's just too frustrating to go on. There are absolutely no consistent and/or detailed reference images of the area out the...