Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 12 Apr 2020, 16:29

Hello Gary,

I found the LMML charts but there are no STAR described; only SID and approach, so I will look at if I can build procedure.

So, in the first time, I can add all missing waypoints in the AIRAC file. I will do it in the next days.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 12 Apr 2020, 17:16

I started a new project; I am trying to adapt FD-FMC gauges to B747 Posky, but my brain is old now and work very very slowly. I have some difficulties because Boeing autopilot modes are totally different that the Airbus logic.

3D aircraft model if very interesting with some features with 3 versions :
B747-400 passengers
B747-400 Cargo
B747-8F cargo

I joins an ehanced VC by Alejandro Rojas, that I fixed some bugs, but there is some missing switch on the VC AP that will engage to me to add an Autopilot popup gauge.

So I would like to know if members should be interesting to fly with this aircraft, to know if I continue my work ?

some pictures of the project :
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by GaryG » 13 Apr 2020, 07:24

Very nice Francois ! How did you manage to put the FMC in the Virtual Cockpit if I may ask?

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 13 Apr 2020, 16:00

VC is based on a Alejandro Rojas Lucena 's mod who added the FMC location in the VC (with the Honeywell version). So, that's allow to me to place FD-FMC now. http://simviation.com//fsnd/Downloads.htm

I edited his mod because there were some issues with displays knob and some missing function.

I upgraded bitmap resolution for many gauges bitmap and now, I am working on displays readings......and autopilot logic with real boeing logic.
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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 13 Apr 2020, 16:17

Gary,

You can download here a temporary BGL file which add missing LMML waypoints (according last AIP data) :
http://freenavdbgroup.com/Temp/LMML%20Waypoints.BGL
This file is until the next AIRAC update (May 2)

Check on this picture if you get all your missing waypoints:
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If you want the last AIP charts :http://freenavdbgroup.com/Temp/LMML%20Charts.zip

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by GaryG » 15 Apr 2020, 11:00

Thank you Francois ! I will try it and let you know :)

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by GaryG » 15 Apr 2020, 16:16

Seemed to have worked Francois ! Thanks a million !

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 30 Apr 2020, 17:36

Hello Guys,

I hope that you haven't cross coronavirus . As I said, I am working from several weeks o the B747 Posky FD-FMC panel. Not easy, because Boeing AP logic totally different that Airbus logic and I have to do many changes in the code, and sometimes, I am a little loss. But project flies....
I have some heavy bugs to find, and I will can to upload a beta, if some simers are interesting.

Work state :
- FMC adaptation & Boeing AP logic : 70% with still some minor bugs
- PFD : 75%
- ND : 10%
- ECAMS : 20%
- AIR file : 90%

The only problem is that the VC that I use (Author : Alejandro Lucena) Is really better than the FSX stock VC but There are 2 missing swith on the AP that I cannot add because I havn't knowledge to edit MDL file. So I hope that a 3D modeler will appears a day to help me.... So, I will add a popup MCP window gauge in the VC with all AP functions.
2D panel has already all switchs

When FD-FMC will work perfectly in this B747, I will activate the NATS track (north atlantic traks). All waypoints are already in the database.

Francois

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 10 May 2020, 11:06

Hello Guys,

Some news for the next panel update.

We are developing with Wulf 2 new features :
- A turn anticipation function : FSX has a bad management of turn anticipation (the moment when aircraft arrives to a waypoint and switch to the next waypoint). FSX use only the Ground speed to calculate its turn anticipation (with a maximum of 3 Nm). The amount of the turn is not take in account.
So, Wulf given to me a formula to calculate the turn anticipation with according ground speed and amount of the next turn.

So, we added (on a Wulf idea) the capability to the FMC to slowdown later in a STAR, when the STAR leg is long and the final speed must be low. Yesterday we have to create "fake waypoint" or other tips, to avoid to fly all the leg at low speed.
Now, FMC can detect a slowdown information in STAR data, to fly the leg at high speed, and slowdown only 10nm by example, before the targer waypoint.

So, I added in the FMC, a payload management page, to setup fuel, pax and cargo before takeoff. All weights can be adjusted with the wheel mouse...
Units can be set in kilograms/Liters or Pounds/U.S Gallons...
So, added also the FMC settings configuration, that you can edit and save now. You can save your favorite payload configuration for next flights...

See picture below :

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Thanks to tell me what do you think about....

Francois

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by zaflyer » 19 May 2020, 16:56

This look very good..Thank you.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by fdd_fr » 21 May 2020, 10:29

Hello Guys,

Sorry for the delay. New airports are online, with new AIRAC files :

New Airports:
SBBE – Belèm – Brazil by Martien Van Rooten
SBEG – Manaus – Brazil by Martien Van Rooten
SBPV – Porto Vehlo by Martien Van Rooten

Updates:
KJAC (4.04) – Jackson Hole – USA by Wulf Bindewald
KMSO (4.01) – Missoula – USA by Wulf Bindewald
KMTJ (4.03) – Montrose COunty by Wulf Bindewald
KSLC (4.01) – Salt Lake City – USA by Wulf Bindewald
KVNY (4.04) – Van Nuys by Wulf Bindewald
LIEO (4.01) – Olbia – Italy by Francesco Bragagnolo
LIMJ (4.01) – Genoa/Sestri – Italy by Francesco Bragagnolo

fixed:
EGPH – Glasgow – United Kingdom
KJFK – New York – USA


We are preparing with Wulf a big panel update, with many new features ......

Francois

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 22 May 2020, 13:40

Hi guys. I don´t know why but none of the sounds that are in the A32X_Sounds folder, such as the callouts and switch sounds are working. When first installed, I replaced the two files that were in the Modules of the downloaded file from AVSIM as which is said in the manual but nothing. I realized then that i have in the A320 Common folder three different nouns of files:
A32x_XML_Config (gau and ini)
A32x_XML_Sounds (gau and ini)
and A32x_Sounds (gau and ini)

I dont know anything about xml programing. The other sounds work properly (engines, seatbealts), but those not. And i would like to have switch sounds.Thanks for this GREAT airbus. I have P3D V4.5

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by wulfbindewald » 22 May 2020, 16:03

Prepar3d 64bit requires modified gauges. The basic PA32x panel is developed for 32bit.

- It is mandatory to download and install the basic A32x V2.0 version at first e.g. from AVSIM.
Then you might update to panel v2.02, see post from FDD_fr, 01.Apr.2020 in this forum.

- Finally go to the basic pack V2.0, "Modules" folder and install the P3D 64bit DLL and XMLTools (XMLTools64) acc. to the installation instructions for each gauge, see the readme.txt.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 22 May 2020, 21:50

Ok i have done exactly what tou said but i have no sounds. In the readme of one of the two modules, the P3D 64bit DLL, it says that i must Copy these two and paste and replace which are in main PA32x Common Folder, but it only replaces one, because the other doesnt exist. I mean, in the modules folder(downloaded) i have two files with the noun A32X_XML_CONFIG and A32X_XML_SOUNDS, but in the main A32_Common i have these two and one more, an A32x_Sounds with no XLM in the noun. And i think thats why it doesnt work. I have the gauges update with April 2020 and all updated.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by wulfbindewald » 23 May 2020, 04:02

Try rename the new "A32x_XML_Sounds.gau" to "A32x_Sounds.gau".

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 23 May 2020, 21:06

OMG it works, i have sounds and Ta/Ra is working. Now i'm happy jeje. Thanks Wulfbindewaid.

It is the best freeware Airbus in the world, thanks for this great aircraft.
I like a lot the idea of the new update Francois.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 24 May 2020, 19:42

And one more thing... the last

Updating the A319 and the A320 i have noticed that the NAV Red and Green lights are in the model, not in the [ LIGHTS ] section in the cfg, so now i have four lights, is there any posibilty to remove the model lights to keep mine? And also when i put the camera in the wing view, the Red light (the model light) dissapear(as normal) but the Green not.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by wulfbindewald » 24 May 2020, 20:12

".....Updating the A319 and the A320 ...."
The valid aircraft models A318 to A321 are included within the basic pack V2.0 and there are no doubled nav lights on each wing tip on my end. Which updating do you refer to?

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 25 May 2020, 08:25

Well i mean that i have doble nav lights because i put in the past on the aircraft cfg my own lights not because it is an error, and because the NAV lights in the newest models are now hardcored in the model. So my question is si it posible to delete the hardcored lights?

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by wulfbindewald » 25 May 2020, 09:23

It is unlikely that any PA aircraft model and its hardcoded lights will be changed in the future, as far as I know.
Furthermore there are new A32x aircraft models with sharklets available, wich all include hardcoded lights again, see post 25 Mar 2020.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 25 May 2020, 10:17

Ok Thanks, i have been looking at the lights and they are Very cool. By the way, i noticed that inside the vc cockpit, in the A320 you can see the outside white textures, like in real life, but in the A319 no, it is a problem of the model or the textures? Here is a photo:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18l1_WL ... sp=sharing

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by wulfbindewald » 25 May 2020, 10:59

A32x panel V2.0: The A32x aircraft models are generally the basic PA models from 2011. Only the A320_CFM model is updated in 2017 and include the visibility from the outer Cockpit section, looking from the VC.
I examplary checked the new A320 and A321 sharklet models which show the outer Cockpit white paint too. I hope that Francois will also include the sharklet versions in his a.m. update.

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by Perfect Aviation » 25 May 2020, 21:07

Ok, thats all. Thanks a lot Wulf

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by zachary77 » 25 May 2020, 23:26

Hello,
I’m working on adapting the PA 380 VC to an A350 using GMAX. It’s still incomplete but I’m looking into adding your gauges to the model. As someone I know is an A350 pilot I have data on everything about the A350, but the default gauges are lacking.

So I’m asking if:

— I can get permission to add your gauges to the VC
— I can get help from you to adapt the look of the gauges to the A350 FMC

I hope to hear from you.
zachary77

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Re: Project FMC simplified for Project Airbus

Post by zachary77 » 25 May 2020, 23:32

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