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by Flyer10
08 Dec 2017, 11:01
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I tried to look for the VREF in the FMC in approach mode but I am guessing it is in the approach tab but that is not clickable unless you load a star and approach, so it is impossible to find it for most airports.
by Flyer10
06 Dec 2017, 10:51
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

LNM is brilliant better than any payware map/flight planner IMO. I think Navigraph give out a free AIRAC for the program in the hope users will buy the updated data to continue. It's a shame it couldn't be done as it would mean 10 years and 7000 updated SIDs, STARs and approaches all for free. I was...
by Flyer10
05 Dec 2017, 11:04
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I have the navigraph AIRAC data, would there be any interest in converting their data automatically so you could have 7000 airports done without much effort? All their data is in plane text.
by Flyer10
04 Dec 2017, 10:24
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks for the info on the approach speeds, I guess I was looking too early in the flight in the FMC, however it is not displayed on the ASI in an non star flight and I will double check to see if it is displayed in the FMC in approach mode without a star.

I think not using a star messes it up.
by Flyer10
03 Dec 2017, 10:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I believe only the Vref isn't dynamically assigned and that's already done if you use STARS? The flaps limit is something like the VFE -10 knots for each stage and you already have that on the PFD. I would also like to see the ILS button automatically enter approach mode at any point like the real t...
by Flyer10
01 Dec 2017, 10:48
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

You never actually fly the Airbus without the AT unless its an emergency. I know Françoise doesn't want to or can't imitate the AT-Flaps slowdown (I have used it on the Aerosoft Airbus and it's a brilliant system, you never touch the throttles from pulling back from TOGA/Flex until pulling back to i...
by Flyer10
30 Nov 2017, 09:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Yes but even then you don't need them on the real thing as the AT does it for you. Aircraft goes into app mode 30 miles from airport or via pilot actions. AT drops to slats speed Pilot deploys slats AT drops to F1 Pilot deploys F1 and so on until full flaps at full flaps the AT will go to Vref. I be...
by Flyer10
29 Nov 2017, 11:47
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Good news about the step climb bug, that was the one I reported when the the throttles went to idle? Would it be possible to display the VREF (like the v speeds) somewhere if you cant the the green ball to display on non star flight plans? Also, I find the throttle panel useful as it displays the tr...
by Flyer10
28 Nov 2017, 10:51
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I do use the lights, its still pretty dark so maybe it's a P3Dv4 thing. In fact they are the only 2D panels I use in the 14 planes I fly regularly.
by Flyer10
25 Nov 2017, 09:03
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It's a lot easier to start via 2D especially at night when the VC is so dark. However Bjoern has fixed the problems so there's no real need to keep them.
by Flyer10
24 Nov 2017, 10:55
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I use the 2d panels for startup, it much easier and there were things on the panel that weren't on the 3d VC. Also the ignition switch has never worked for me on the VC leaving me having to use the 2d panel. I am not sure if your version fixes this but people could have problems without 2d panels. I...
by Flyer10
16 Nov 2017, 11:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

- A32x Max authorized FL is FL390 - Optimal FL is just an sugestion (calculated for best fuel consumption according trip distance and grossweight). You can enter in the FMC the FL of your choice, or better, a second FL in case of long flight, when aircraft will be lost some fuel weight. If you get ...
by Flyer10
15 Nov 2017, 14:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Is it possible to change the optimal Flight level? Even FLs above FL300 are not used. West------East FL430-----FL410 FL390-----FL370 FL350-----FL330 FL310 Also, does anyone have a reason why the Airbus FL is always FL310 which is very low? Also, I discover a hi res 4 engine cockpit texture in my A38...
by Flyer10
14 Nov 2017, 14:24
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Project Airbus P3D V4 - Dynamic Lighting
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Re: Project Airbus P3D V4 - Dynamic Lighting

It's there, but the lights are pretty poor, especially on asphalt. They are usually pointing at the ground so you need to press crtl, shift and NP8 to move them in front of the aircraft. I installed xenon lamps and they light up the runway much better, the dynamic lights are worse than car headlights.
by Flyer10
14 Nov 2017, 14:20
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project Airbus A350
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Project Airbus A350

It's taken them 7 years and there's still not a beta of the A330, the A350 should be about a decade away and by then the real world A360 will probably be out!
by Flyer10
14 Nov 2017, 11:03
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 18:54

Does spoiler axis control work for you by default?

If not, I've implemented some custom axis control code for you.
Sorry, I haven't been testing your fork, the normal FMC planes worked fine. Is the change needed to get the VC levers to line up with their real positions?
by Flyer10
13 Nov 2017, 10:39
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That's exactly what I do except the flaps are blue and the spoiler is red. I thought the 1 and 1F were the same position but you get 1 in the air and 1F on the ground.
by Flyer10
12 Nov 2017, 22:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern wrote:
12 Nov 2017, 17:09

And without bloom?
Still unreadable, even some payware suffer from it. Its turned down to about 15-20% on that screenshot.
Its because v4 has dynamic light which lights up everything, other planes landing lights even light up your cockpit.
by Flyer10
12 Nov 2017, 16:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern, here's what I was referring too, I appreciate it's hard to know what's going on when you don't have the sim. The grey speedtape, VSI etc is impossible to read with landing lights on. Is there a brightness switch on the normal FMC cockpit apart from the Int Lt on the overhead panel? http://fs...
by Flyer10
12 Nov 2017, 14:32
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Come on, the display brightness selectors aren't that hard to find. They do nothing to solve the problem, the landing lights shining into the cockpit mean everything is mega bright, add in HDR and its unreadable no matter what settings are used. You won't see it unless you have P3Dv4. Re the above ...
by Flyer10
12 Nov 2017, 11:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern, can you tell me how you change the display brightness please? Is it via xml or is it hard coded into the model? Gauge brightness in P3Dv4 is a real problem and can often lead to unreadable displays, especially in the Ruth aircraft which seem almost like CRTs with a searchlight powering them....
by Flyer10
28 Oct 2017, 08:30
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I was trying to see them in FMC mode, I would then change to Nav for a Vor approach once I was certain where I was. I am sure it used to work but cant remember when it stopped working. When I said Approach mode, I meant the actual Airbus mode, say I have a diversion or need to return to the departin...
by Flyer10
27 Oct 2017, 10:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Is there any tick to get the VOR or ADF needles to work? I thought you just needed to use the switches under the range switch but this doesn't seem to work even though it shows the thin and fat arrows in the corner of the display. Also, I think it would be a good idea if you can get the ILS switch f...
by Flyer10
14 Oct 2017, 09:00
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Yes, the trim is manual but at 100 feet there isn't enough time to correct it. It can also happen on an autoland too. I know your hands are tied by the FBW so that's why I am hoping there's a simple way of keeping trim at 100 feet. The climb is fine so I agree changing the ecam data, entering 66c st...
by Flyer10
13 Oct 2017, 10:10
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I have a pretty bad bug and I am not even sure it is fixable. When doing a manual landing with trim up, the trim resets to zero at 100 feet when the FBW goes from normal to direct. This often results in a bad nose dive into the runway even with full back stick. However, if I load the plane with more...
by Flyer10
03 Oct 2017, 10:54
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Francois, can you let me know when you are going to start the beta or the A340 or A380. I believe both have problems with the flight model, the A340-600 seems very overpowered while the A380 seems very underpowered and lands about 15-20 knots too fast. I have adjusted the models to correct this. The...
by Flyer10
26 Sep 2017, 12:22
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I have my own way of doing the eyepoint, apparently .90 zoom is the nearest to reality so I use that and then adjust the eyepoint so I see 50% ground and 50% sky and I can also see all and read all the instruments. I would rather be able to read the PFD and be too close in on the A321 than be in the...
by Flyer10
26 Sep 2017, 09:08
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thanks, I wasn't going to use it and then have to go back to the normal cockpit. I don't mind about the positioning as I move the eyepoint to where it should be and they all look the same anyway.
by Flyer10
25 Sep 2017, 09:15
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Is all this for the A320 only cockpit or for all planes? You are right about the 2nd AP switch, it's for autoland only and it wont autoland with only one AP on. The only other thing I can think of is getting rid of the GPS/Nav switch and tying it to the heading knob so --- means GPS and 165 etc mean...
by Flyer10
21 Sep 2017, 10:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

fdd_fr wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 17:42


If someone can summurize update that must be done on the XML gauge to fix last bugs (FMC).

Francois
Do you mean with Bjorns a320 or your normal version?
by Flyer10
12 Sep 2017, 09:06
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

We can wait, remember Francois is doing this on his own and he still gets things done quicker than PA that take about 15 years per plane! Real life comes first.
by Flyer10
21 Jul 2017, 12:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Another thing which bothers me since the beginning is that the ILS path during approach is not well followed under crosswind conditions above 10K. As a consequence I have to disengage AP much earlier to manually correct the path. An improvement would be appreciated.... That's exactly the scenario t...
by Flyer10
21 Jul 2017, 09:10
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Bjoern´s A320 MOD: I could only duplicate this behaviour (nose up or nose down) if I do not locate the flight sim yoke into the neutral position before AP disengagement. I have a yoke where the neutral position is autom. ensured with a mech. spring adjustment. The A/C continues the travel w/o dive ...
by Flyer10
17 Jul 2017, 19:34
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I was having trouble with reflections in V4 especially with the landing lights on but managed to fix it so if anyone thinks the reflections are over done, post and I can upload my new reflections file. I also saw this gauge that prevents the nose dive on disengagement of the AP at low levels. Perhap...
by Flyer10
17 Jul 2017, 12:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Yes, I am still using the stock version but at least it confirms something has happened in Bjorns updates to make those shadows.
by Flyer10
17 Jul 2017, 10:29
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Here one further pic to show the sun-illuminated switch area during day. I see now, P3Dv4 has dynamic lighting which lights up the whole cockpit like that at night when you have the lights on. It looks like the model has some kind of deficiency where it can let light through although my cockpit sha...
by Flyer10
17 Jul 2017, 08:37
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

wulfbindewald wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 07:49

To Flyer10, do you recognize similar weird shadow effects in P3D V4 ?

I am not exactly sure what I should be looking for but the taxi and landing lights penetrate the cockpit and light up everything so it wouldn't surprise me if the sun can do something similar.
by Flyer10
17 Jul 2017, 08:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It could be your throttle spiking, mine are old now so sometimes the only way to stop them spiking is to move them to idle. Also the throttle still works to a degree even with the autothrottle on, leave them at 50% and you wont get enough power for a climb so you have to move them to 90% and then it...
by Flyer10
09 Jul 2017, 09:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Wulf probably has it right but if that's not working, its probably the UAC taking over. I just turn if off.
W7 and above won't let you save anything in program files/* so beware of that too. So FSX can be installed into C://FSX but it will have problems in PF.
by Flyer10
08 Jul 2017, 09:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Glad you got it working. François, I discovered a typo in the FMC. optionnal should be optional. However something like "step climb data for long flights (data is optional), enter FL2 first" would be the correct English. Also, "high altitude performances" should be "high altitude performance" How's ...
by Flyer10
28 Jun 2017, 19:17
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thank you, I did a quick check and the gear and detent sounds were there so it looks like its ok to be included on the next update. It's 100% v4 compatible now.

This also works on the Realair planes as well so you can get back the missing flap, gear and other sounds.
by Flyer10
28 Jun 2017, 15:36
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

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 ... e_only.zip
by Flyer10
19 Jun 2017, 11:11
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Anyone got any idea why the master caution light comes on in the A330 during cruise? I have 100,000 lbs in the 2 wing tanks and it got down to 77,000 lbs and I get a caution light but nothing on the display. It cant be a tank running empty because I only filled up 2 wing tanks.
by Flyer10
17 Jun 2017, 09:05
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Well, I'd have said that it was a P3D bug, but it rather seems to be one related to the FMC or autopilot. I think theres a very narrow window where the CoG is ok, maybe it could be solved of the AP when to 2000 fpm climb or descent and then adjust from there. That could be why it happens more in th...
by Flyer10
16 Jun 2017, 10:09
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

He'll probably post the new gauges on FSDeveloper or Avsim. No, XMLTools can't fix something like that. 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 inc...
by Flyer10
15 Jun 2017, 09:34
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The developer of the XML config and XML sound gauge is aware of P3Dv4, so new versions are just a matter of time. 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 xmltool...
by Flyer10
14 Jun 2017, 13:49
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I tried several flights and it worked even better on V4 than v3 which is strange. The bug where it would get stuck on plus or minus 700 fpm seems to have gone which is great. The only thing which is different apart from the missing sounds is that I have a blue check runway sign on take off even thou...
by Flyer10
13 Jun 2017, 18:08
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I know, there were 3 DLLs. The xmltools which was the major one which works, the callout one which doesn't work and the sound one which only seems to be needed for a few sounds. 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 th...
by Flyer10
13 Jun 2017, 14:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Ok, I have the FDFMC working on 64 bit, theres only a few minor sounds missing like the click of the throttle detents, apart from that, it works fine. All Francois needs to to is include or link the 64 bit xml tools at http://fsdeveloper.com/forum/resources/xmltools64-for-p3d-v4-v1-0.197/ It may wor...
by Flyer10
07 Jun 2017, 09:37
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2888
Views: 549249

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

So the XMLTools64.dll has been released, can I just add this to the dll.xml or does Francois need to do something with the plane to make it work?

Edit - I tried adding the details to the dll.xml and it still did not work. I think I need some help from someone with P3DV4.