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by Bjoern
17 Jan 2018, 20:58
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Apologies to Flyer10. I asked aroud a bit and learned that all attachpoint lights will indeed render as dynamic in P3Dv4 without any interference by the user or modeler.
by Bjoern
16 Jan 2018, 15:55
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Prosdocimo wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 14:36
I have an issue on PFD: i can see both old and new TCAS icons!
First, you're talking about the ND.
Second, the TCAS display is still buggy.
by Bjoern
16 Jan 2018, 12:50
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

They will be equipped with dynamic lights! All the planes that use default lights have dynamic lights, the only ones that aren't dynamic are the ones built into the model like some payware companies do. Just leave the lights as they are and they will be dynamic. Well, you're in for a suprise then, ...
by Bjoern
16 Jan 2018, 00:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

A new revision of my modified, new MCDU. Only the LEGS page and associated buttons were changed* (and the MFD). This modifiaction adds a feature I've been wanting forever: Previewing your entire flight plan on the ND (PLAN page) without interfering with the autopilot. You can now fix flight plan err...
by Bjoern
16 Jan 2018, 00:37
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Prosdocimo wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 23:09
Why avionics don't fire up with Battery master switch on? Thanks
Because otherwise, you would not even think about switching the RMP on. Because avionics -> ATC.

Or I could force mute the audio channels without the RMP. Maybe in a later version.
by Bjoern
15 Jan 2018, 13:32
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Yes, sometimes, there is a bug during managed descent; vertical navigation freeze. I never found why. The only solution that I found is to save the and reload the flight and all is solved..... This issue is very strange because because unpredictable....I am searching yet.... If you have to reload t...
by Bjoern
15 Jan 2018, 13:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Just to make this clear beforehand: Should I ever (be allowed to) release updated exterior models, they will not be equipped with dynamic lights because I do not own P3Dv4.
However, licensing terms permitting, others are free to try to add them by means of Model Converter X or else.
by Bjoern
15 Jan 2018, 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: Downloading an Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Downloading an Aircraft

All FS9 format models of the Project Airbus lineup do not have virtual cockpits, therefor, you won't see any in FSX.

If you need a virtual cockpit, you'll have to use the FSX native models.
by Bjoern
14 Jan 2018, 22:17
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Prosdocimo wrote:
14 Jan 2018, 14:40
Hi Bjoern, I realized that Radio Control Master Switch enable also voltage currents to A/P, otherwise A/P buttons cannot work. Is it intended? In case is it possible put a Ecam Memo (i.e. A/P bus On)?
It controls the avionics master switch, which also controls the autopilot power supply.
by Bjoern
14 Jan 2018, 22:15
Forum: General
Topic: Downloading an Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Downloading an Aircraft

There is no virtual cockpit in the A321.
by Bjoern
12 Jan 2018, 17:33
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I have a few observations and one question. Using panel 1.60 and 155a aircraft pack of the A320, I lose twice now all controller input on approach if I must overcorrect too much V/S. I think it may be triggered when the A320's real input overcorrections are rejected, but I have no idea really. Anot...
by Bjoern
12 Jan 2018, 17:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I tried installing the new MCDU and FSX crashes right after selecting the A320. I don't really know which file is causing the problem. P.S.: Can we get an up-to-date PA A32x_Common folder? Maybe I have some misplaced files or something... FSX shouldn't crash because of a single XML file. Check that...
by Bjoern
11 Jan 2018, 21:50
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The clickspots are the size of the buttons, therefor: No enlargement.
by Bjoern
11 Jan 2018, 20:39
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That's the way it is at the moment.

AP engagement/disengagement will have to be modified. Especially connecting the autothrottle arming to the AP_MASTER event is important, since switching off the autothrottle requires clicking the button on the FCU. Very impractical during manual landings.
by Bjoern
10 Jan 2018, 11:52
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: NEO SOMETHING
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: NEO SOMETHING

Yes, hell will freeze over.
by Bjoern
07 Jan 2018, 16:58
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Ok Bjoern, I will create missing page on ECAM about doors....please wait a little before change anything in the MCDU/FMC gauge because I haven't completed it and if we work in the same time, there will be some issues and missing and confusion... Happy new year! It's not just the DOORS page that's m...
by Bjoern
04 Jan 2018, 00:30
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Modded François' latest MCDU/FMC. - Scrollable LEGS page with deletable waypoints (use the LSK keys to select a waypoint and press DEL) - Modified MFD/ND gauge with waypoint focusing on the PLAN page - Clickable MCDU screen that will open the zoomed popup version - Proper night bitmaps - New folder ...
by Bjoern
03 Jan 2018, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: SIDs Not Showing and FD-FMC Buttons (Letters and Number Keys) Don't Work
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: SIDs Not Showing and FD-FMC Buttons (Letters and Number Keys) Don't Work

Keep in mind that only a fraction of the airports included in FSX has available SID/STAR data from FreeNav. If an airport hasn't been covered yet, you obviously won't have SIDs and STARs for use by the FMC.

Other than that, your installation procedure looks correct.
by Bjoern
03 Jan 2018, 15:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Project Airbus Skytraders repaint
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Project Airbus Skytraders repaint

If the aircraft doesn't show up at all, check if the "panel=" and "sound=" lines match the panel and sound folder names.
by Bjoern
30 Dec 2017, 23:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Oh, by the way...

If you want to fly the A320's ancestor, check out Mario Noriega's awesome Dassault Mercure. It's as feature complete as I want the A320 to be in terms of modeled systems and could easily pass as payware!

http://simviation.com/hjg/
by Bjoern
30 Dec 2017, 23:17
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Something I've been working on: An aircraft manager for everything a pilot needs before and during a flight. The value in the station load bars can be displayed in metric or imperial units or displayed as the number of passengers at a station. Data entry is easy. Click a station, type in the value o...
by Bjoern
30 Dec 2017, 22:44
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Did a short ground test of the new FMS (no time to fly an entire flight). Observations: - The FMS screen should be clickable to open it in a 2D popup window - I can't change the departure runway set on the init page and have to use the old FMC window to do this*. - The "flap retraction schedule" is ...
by Bjoern
22 Dec 2017, 18:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I wasn't talking about ATC, but the A320's FMC and autopilot. ATC doesn't care what SID and STAR you take and whether they were loaded with the initial flight plan or added from the FMS since you're mostly left to your own devices (depending on the ATC client used). By the way, the Navaid database i...
by Bjoern
21 Dec 2017, 16:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The problem with LNM's flightplans is that you'll have to set anything up before you start your flight. Every change of the SID or STAR due to runway changes would require you to minimize FSX, change the flight plan in LNM, save it and then load it into FSX. A built-in FMC database allows doing this...
by Bjoern
16 Dec 2017, 16:37
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Great work so far, François! Found bugs on completed pages: - Clicking the "T/O THR" button (2R), "FLEX TEMP" (3R) or "N1" (4R) buttons on "INIT" page 2 returns me to page 1. - "Expedite" thrust can't be selected on the "CLB" page. Is this done from the FCU now? Couldn't test adding a STAR to my fli...
by Bjoern
14 Dec 2017, 16:36
Forum: Support
Topic: A320 family Mega Pack engine issues.
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: A320 family Mega Pack engine issues.

Don't download those megapacks. You may never be sure if they're properly tested. The source for the bug is most likely somewhere in the gauge code and can't be fixed by you. Start with François' base packs and then only add the liveries you want or need. You can find a nearly endless amount of them...
by Bjoern
12 Dec 2017, 16:28
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Since the project has come a long way, how about renaming it to something catchy and more representative? Something like:
"A Free 20" (pun intended)
"Project 32x"
"Free 2x" (yes, again a pun)
"PAFDBK 32x" (initials of the main contributors)
"FFF - Free FiFi"
"Freebus 32x"
"FreeNav A32x"
...etc.
by Bjoern
05 Dec 2017, 15:22
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I am to get into negotiations with the AIRAC providers for permission. As far as I know, LittleNavMap (freeware) now comes prepackaged with an AIAC cycle from Navigraph, so chances for success are not the worst. For generating an initial, worldwide starting point, Navigraph's AIRACs are a good idea...
by Bjoern
04 Dec 2017, 18:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

About VC FMC coding, I prepared a small video(HD) of my work : https://youtu.be/nIzRJW9DqrI Only Take-Off page and SID page are completed. Take a look about how it work, because I had to find some tricks according FD-FMC logic. And I have some issues with FMC keyboard (double character in some case...
by Bjoern
03 Dec 2017, 16:35
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

According to the FCOM: VREF is 1.23 times VS for flaps down (full) configuration. Only displayed on the MCDU APPR page if landing is planned in FULL configuration. VAPP is VLS + Wind correction. VLS is 1.13 * VS or 1.23 * VS or 1.28 * VS depending on configuration.VAPP is only displayed on the MCDU ...
by Bjoern
03 Dec 2017, 00:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

François: What do you think about a system for dynamically calculating F and S speeds? All we'd need is the stall speeds for the various A32x models and then put them into XMLTables. From there, the integration into the PFD can be a first step before the auto-deceleration feature when in managed spe...
by Bjoern
01 Dec 2017, 17:01
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Great, the stupid board ate my other post and no time to type it all again. Core message and assignment: Get the FCOM of the A320* and find me the page or chapter containing a table with stall speeds (VS or VS1g) for the Buses. From that everything else used by the auto approach speed function in ma...
by Bjoern
30 Nov 2017, 14:06
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

And if you fly without any autopilot functions engaged? - Edit: The AAL Airbus training manual indicates that green dot is always displaying at flaps 0 and indicates the best Lift/Drag ratio. According to the FMS and PFD XML code, green dot speed is always calculated and displayed on the PFD. The on...
by Bjoern
29 Nov 2017, 15:03
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Are the S, F and Vapp speeds always displayed on the real bird?

Normally, the tooltip of the default trim wheel displays the current pitch trim value.
And isn't trim also displayed on the FCTL ECAM page?
by Bjoern
28 Nov 2017, 22:42
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Great news about the FMC. I'll consider the 2D panels, although I think that the throttle panel can be done away with. Throttles can be controlled with a hardware controller while flaps and spoilers can at least be controlled by keystroke (F5 to F8 or Shift+F5 to Shift-F8). D'accord about the PFD an...
by Bjoern
24 Nov 2017, 20:38
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The engine mode selector (ignition) switch works in the latest fork and is required to start the engines.

Logo lighting (or the switch) has been in the VC for a while.


Making 2D panels adds quite some more work to an already slim time budget. Hence my question.
by Bjoern
21 Nov 2017, 22:46
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Plans for the next version: 1. Move aircraft save files to a subfolder in "FSX\FD_FMC\" (tested; working) 2. Add a an aircraft configuration manager to load and save aircraft configurations, edit payload and fuel, manage doors, provide configuration options (feature merge with Config_A32xFD-FMC.ini)...
by Bjoern
20 Nov 2017, 17:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Wait a second, if XMLTools isn't even running properly, it's no wonder that your controller axis aren't working in the A320. Close FSX, check that the path to XMLTools.dll in dll.xml is correct, remove all lines containing references to XMLTools.dll from the FSX.cfg, then start FSX and let it regist...
by Bjoern
20 Nov 2017, 15:51
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I don't know what could cause a crash during FSX startup. Everything that's supposed to be in the package is there.
by Bjoern
19 Nov 2017, 22:39
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

wulfbindewald wrote:
19 Nov 2017, 22:15
Flap lever joystick:
I varied the joystick:0, 1, 2 as proposed. Unfortunately no success.
Have you tried varying the axis name as well? Or are you pretty sure that your flap lever is the controller's Z axis?

Try varying the value behind ":zaxis:", i.e. joystick:0:zaxis:2 to joystick:2:zaxis:2.
by Bjoern
19 Nov 2017, 22:38
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

New forked version based on v2.0. Not flight, only ground tested because I got the "Failed to create child window" error introduced by the latest Windows 10 update and thus was unable to complete a test flight. So some bugs might still be there. This does not include the optional high or low resolut...
by Bjoern
19 Nov 2017, 19:42
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks for your continuous support. The unplug of the other controller does not change any JoyTester result. What do you mean with ".....put the axis name into the "FlapAxis" macro.....", if the test-indicated axis is "Z"? There are more than 1 entry possible in this line. <Macro Name="FlapAxis">jo...
by Bjoern
19 Nov 2017, 15:21
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Sorry Wulf, if you're unwilling to do something as simple as editing XML files and changing input variables until you've found the right one, I fear that you'll have to live without your hardware controller. I'm not going to change the flap system because of you. And even if there will be a configur...
by Bjoern
18 Nov 2017, 18:29
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks, here I found the "JoyTester", which showed on my Saitek Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant the axis values 0 - 65535. Did you also find out the name (letter) of the flap axis on the controller? I managed to successfully assign any axis on my XBox 360 pad to the flap axis in the hardware control g...
by Bjoern
17 Nov 2017, 17:20
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The tool, should I find one, is only to be used for finding axis names and axis limits that are to be put into the corresponding fields in A32x_Hardwarecontrol.xml (the complete gauge I posted [url=http://talk.pafs.wf/viewtopic.php?p=31950#p31950]here[/here]). Nothing more. I can't make it much more...
by Bjoern
17 Nov 2017, 01:30
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks, I read the comments in your A32x hardware controls.xml, but unfortunately I simply do not understand how to use it for my purposes. How has the flap-relevant section to be modified in the standard.xml? Could you please provide a complete section for the flap purposes which could be copied a...
by Bjoern
16 Nov 2017, 00:32
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Of course it doesn't work if you don't adapt the axis name to your flap lever's hardware axis and enable the controller. Read the comments in the hardware control gauge file for some information. The snippet from the standard.xml might provide a clue regarding what you're looking for. Maybe (joystic...
by Bjoern
15 Nov 2017, 17:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

By the way, François, have you tried XMLTables for the V speed, optimal flight level and other charts?
I find it works much better than trying to find a corresponding polynominal equation.
If you're interested and need examples, say the word. I've got V speed charts for other aircraft in table format.
by Bjoern
15 Nov 2017, 17:08
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern, I think there is a couple of time necessary to release the next update. So could You please send me in advance the few lines to be modified in the A32X_System.xml to get axis control over the flaps again with the joystick ? <Gauge Name="A32x Hardware Controls" Version="1.0"> <!-- This gauge...
by Bjoern
15 Nov 2017, 13:22
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2932
Views: 603496

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Spend a few hours on the exterior model yesterday. The main landing gear downlock mechanism is driving me crazy. In the original FS9 model, the PA team just did something the wasn't mechanically sound (checked against a YT vid) and I at least want something that remotely looks like a correct operati...