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by Bjoern
18 Jun 2017, 09:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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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: 2628
Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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: 2628
Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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: 2628
Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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: 2628
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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
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Views: 443958

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: 2628
Views: 443958

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: 2628
Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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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
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Views: 443958

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
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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
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Views: 443958

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
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Views: 443958

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
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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...
by Bjoern
24 Oct 2016, 17:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's no problem if you need to take a break. This will give me time to take a look at the panels myself and finish the VC update. Since the cockpit windows are slightly too large in the default A321 VC and resizing the windows didn't quite work out as planned, I have to remodel the entire window are...
by Bjoern
16 Oct 2016, 17:07
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

So tell me what I must do ? Is it because clickspot area change and I must change the gauge code ? Create a new 2D AP gauge ? I wait more information... No, you don't need to create anything new. The actual interaction between autopilot/FMC and 2D or 3D knobs takes place in the VC version of the FC...
by Bjoern
15 Oct 2016, 17:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Also implemented a working steering tiller (requires the autobrake switch to be engaged as on the real thing) in case someone prefers that over rudder control. By the way: The connection between rudder and nose wheel steering is a default feature of MSFS and can not be disabled at all. Furthermore, ...
by Bjoern
14 Oct 2016, 21:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Dimmable displays are in. Also shows the ECAM panel and "Terr on ND" button.

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by Bjoern
14 Oct 2016, 19:11
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Implemented the ECAM control panel. Some buttons can be clicked, but will not do anything since the corresponding ECAM feature is not implemented (yet).

The320Pilot wrote: Could you fix the dark displays during nighttime?
*Sigh*

For the fifth time: Yes!
by Bjoern
14 Oct 2016, 15:09
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Finished the VC version of the FCU: http://i.imgur.com/taxK8we.jpg The knobs are all new, fully animated (rotation, push, pull) and operational. Functionality is the same as on the 2D version. Still need to do a shakedown flight to see if I broke anything. Francois: I had to detach the mouse code fo...
by Bjoern
04 Oct 2016, 18:08
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

FPA mode is coded in the panel, Actually, to activate FPA mode, you have to click on the "VS" reading in the FCU ALT window. (altitude must be in selected mode of course). Will there be problems if a pilot uses HDG/VS mode but needs to change into TRK/FPA mode to set a course, i.e. will the plane m...
by Bjoern
03 Oct 2016, 23:15
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The new, partially complete FCU. Primarily intended for the VC, but gauge poly mapping will require a proper 2D gauge layout, so... http://i.imgur.com/g9ItLtj.jpg Uses panel version 1.52's switch and knob logic. The "TRK/FPA" and "Metric ALT" mode toggles have been made operational: http://i.imgur.c...
by Bjoern
03 Oct 2016, 16:49
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Prepared CokiBH's textures for the next VC release. Here's what you'll get: - 4096 px resolution: 8*8.0 MB + 2.5 MB = 66.5 MB in total - 2048 px resolution: 8*2.0 MB + 2.5 MB = 18.5 MB in total - 1024 px resolution: 9*0.5 MB = 4.5 MB in total The white instrument light will be included as an option....
by Bjoern
02 Oct 2016, 15:15
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

*Sigh* Do you guys ever read what I write? I posted a page back that I found and fixed the cause for the dim night lighting. But I can't release it yet since I've remodeled the FCU and struggle to find motivation to adapt the 2D version to the new layout. This is absolutely necessary because the 2D ...
by Bjoern
01 Oct 2016, 15:11
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Out of the box, they are 4096 pixel bitmaps in DXT1 format, weighing in at 10 MB each (80 MB in total for the entire VC). I could provide 2048 px versions in DXT1 format which would only be 2 MB large (16 MB in total). Should lower the chance of OOMs.
by Bjoern
01 Oct 2016, 11:22
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Worked on the cockpit panels last night. The "Terr On ND" button is in and working, the radio and transponder frequency input method has been completely changed (working knobs!) and the ND control knobs can now be turned left and right. G:Var3 in descent gauge is a flag to keep in memmory if user ha...
by Bjoern
30 Sep 2016, 22:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2628
Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Found and fixed the culprit for the dim displays during night. Since I'm fixing the missing weather radar switches on the F/O side, trying to implement my simple weather radar as a ND overlay could be woth a shot. It's more of a visual gag than accurate and only features green blobs for clouds (sinc...
by Bjoern
30 Sep 2016, 14:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Well, I think there is a small issue with the A320 1.51. When the aircraft ia on OP DES, activating the speedbrakes produces wild oscilations in the plane's pitch. Apart from that, everything is perfect. That's an inherent problem with Francois' pitch controller used for managed descent. Not sure i...
by Bjoern
29 Sep 2016, 22:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2628
Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Found a syntax and logic bug in the initialization routine, so let's try this again: [Link removed because content is obsolete] Find the "Download" button and download the file, then chenge the file extension from .txt to .xml and put it into "panel.[iae/cfm]\A320FD-FMC" (create the folder if necess...
by Bjoern
29 Sep 2016, 15:32
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Well, at least the descent initialized.
by Bjoern
28 Sep 2016, 20:29
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 443958

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Francois: I've looked at A32x_FMS_DES.xml and modified it a bit. In general, I've changed the syntax, expressions and structure to suit my preference for writing XML gauges and make it easier to read for me. The fundamental logic has not been changed. I've also translated your comments and added som...