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by Flyer10
14 Oct 2017, 09:00
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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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: 2749
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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
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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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
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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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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
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Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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: 2749
Views: 503768

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
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Views: 503768

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.
by Flyer10
05 Jun 2017, 12:23
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

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?
by Flyer10
05 Jun 2017, 08:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

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? The App ...
by Flyer10
04 Jun 2017, 10:55
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

One more thing will need to be changed, the callout_sound.dll will need to be updated for p3dv4. It's not bad that 2 dll's are the problem, one is going to be updated but is the callout dll critical or is it leftover and not needed like the other dll. Pretty amazing for such a plane, 90% of the v3 p...
by Flyer10
02 Jun 2017, 13:59
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Thank you, what about the loggerx dll? What does that do or will the xml tools dll be ok on its own?
by Flyer10
02 Jun 2017, 11:17
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It seems the FMC doesn't work in p3dv4, I am unable to enter anything on the keypad. All the calculations for climb, cruise etc work perfectly but I just cannot enter any numbers, so frustrating. There is a "0." at the bottom in red. Also the reloading image does not pop up but it does reload. Every...
by Flyer10
01 Jun 2017, 18:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

About P3dV4, it was said some planes would have trouble but xml planes should be ok. The very good news is that it seems all the gauges, sounds and everything else work fine. I haven't done a flight yet but everything seems ok on the ground.

Were there any problems expected moving to 64bit?
by Flyer10
01 Jun 2017, 08:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Were you doing the winglets or just doing the cockpit, I won't do it if its the latter. I think the auto way of doing it is weird too. A GPS would know if they were on the runway or not and I from what I read, most airlines don't use the auto switch but use it when lined up or crossing the runway. S...
by Flyer10
31 May 2017, 10:01
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Airbus auto mode means the strobes only come on when the plane detects lift-off, I believe they are optional while taxiing but turned off at night and in fog while taxiing but have to be turned on when crossing runways. Also, a very small thing, I though both AP weren't supposed to be engaged except...
by Flyer10
27 May 2017, 11:05
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I just got a PA update on FB asking if everyone is ready for an A350. Might be worth waiting on the FD A350 if this is true.

Maybe thats why the A330 has taken about ten years!
by Flyer10
24 May 2017, 08:44
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That looks nice, you've got rid of the course display. Have you managed to make the airbus do auto course as in real life? If not, how will the pilot know the course? I am not sure if you can do this, but can you change the click spot from the bottom right of the PFD to the terrain button? Good work.
by Flyer10
21 May 2017, 09:08
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

It wasn't clear which plane it was, you just mentioned the sharklets which could have been ceo or neo and most people associate it with the neo. Anyway, users can update the ceo to the neo themselves as you only have to tweak the .cfg (and also the gauge to change weights) which is what I would do a...
by Flyer10
20 May 2017, 10:20
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The aircraft.cfg for the A320 will need to be updated to make it into a neo. - 15% less fuel burn - MLW 145,500 lb - MTOW 172,000 - MRW 172.800 - empty weight -3,748lbs higher for CFM, 3,968lbs, 3,968lbs higher for PW - thrust 27,000 lb - Fuel 24,210G Also, I think it would be good if you could work...
by Flyer10
02 May 2017, 09:46
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The strange thing is that it happened in the A32x a few times, once it unblocked fine within a minute, the other times I waited several minutes and nothing happened, I even turned around and landed and it was still blocked. I will wait at least 5 mins the next time it happens. I never noticed the en...
by Flyer10
01 May 2017, 10:36
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I've found a couple more bugs, The N1 always redlines on take off, even with the Flx set to 60 when 40 should be enough to keep it out of the red. Its like it has full TOGA all the time. Outside temp was 22c. Also, when using a high CI, the plane wont get to cruise speed at high FL even when empty. ...
by Flyer10
25 Apr 2017, 10:37
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The MTOW of the a330 is a bit off, it should be 533,519 instead of 513,677. The RR engines have a static thrust of 71,100. Also, will the 200 and F models be done in time or is it just the 300 you are doing? -- Edit, tried a short flight in the Lufthansa and it wouldn't let me enter a departure runw...
by Flyer10
24 Apr 2017, 09:28
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

The aircraft.cfg is still in utf8, all you have to do is open it in the text editor and save it as ANSI. Make sure there's no .txt on the end as it saves it as aircraft.cfg.txt.
by Flyer10
18 Apr 2017, 12:52
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

That's exactly what I do but proatc still lists the airport as 1625 for me. I have to run it as most of the afcads I download are because a new runway was built. Can you download the zuuu addon and see if its the same for you, you can look at the runways.txt and its wrong there for me. It should be ...
by Flyer10
17 Apr 2017, 13:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
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Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Its not the addon scenery, its the flight planner giving a different altitude, then the FMC uses that different altitude but I am still confused as to how the FMC can get 2 different figures. I am trying to find where the 1625 figure came from but I cannot, the bgl and it airac data are both 1779/16...
by Flyer10
17 Apr 2017, 10:09
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I think I have solved the problem, ZUUU listed as 1680 altitude. A FSC generated flightplan has this: <DestinationLLA>N30° 33' 11.970605",E103° 57' 0.000000",+001677.00</DestinationLLA> while the proatc flight plan has this: <DestinationLLA>N30° 34' 41.994451",E103° 56' 49.000000",+001625.00</Destin...
by Flyer10
16 Apr 2017, 09:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Flyer10, I agree with Cambec55; I think that something is not correctly installed in your addon. I checked ZUUU stock airport and data are ok : The FMC only uses stock data even with addon airports or addon mesh, all addon airports will not work properly. The FMC is getting the data from the wrong ...
by Flyer10
15 Apr 2017, 13:12
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I suspect FMC is reading the default airport file but the map is reading the add-on scenery. I have checked the default file. 1625ft would have been correct when FSX was written. It's the elevation of the threshold of 20L. I think a new runway, 02R/20L was built and the threshold of 02R is at 512m ...
by Flyer10
12 Apr 2017, 16:21
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I think that's the file although I got it from avsim, good to see its been confirmed on another computer. Its not an addon error either as it happens on just about every addon airport although its usually under ten feet so results in either a little float or a slightly hard landing.
by Flyer10
12 Apr 2017, 12:07
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus
Replies: 2749
Views: 503768

Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

I don't think its the mesh, the elevation figure is the default airport height, the map figure is the add on airport height. The map figure is correct but I believe the aircraft gets its data from the elevation figure so the plane would dive into the runway with an autoland. I think the map figure n...