Joined: 18 Jan 2006
|Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:43 am Post subject: Status Update on next version
|I wanted to give you a quick status update.
I've had my head down this week pushing to get a new update ready.
ALL of your posts are read and action is being taken where necessary.
Some info on New changes
Regarding the Roll Oscillations some people are reporting.
This is not being experienced by everyone, so maybe down to tuning parameters, Rudder control (Yaw Damper) or other network related differences.
However to improve this across the board, a couple of background changes have been made.
1) Adjustments to the Yaw damper calculations and tuning.
2) The LNAV calculations have been moved to the main server.
Currently the LNAV calculations are being performed in the CDU, and the CDU sends roll command info to the Autopilot. This relies on constant roll command messages being sent from the CDU to the Server.
The LNAV calculation have now been moved into the main Server, this means the roll command messages have been eliminated and the calculations can be run a bit faster. This makes for a more accurate LNAV.
As you can imagine this was not a small change and requires everything to be retested, however I think it has been worth it.
Earlier this year Navigraph made some changes to their data which has caused a few problems with 'some' departures.
Actually - they were probably correcting errors in the data, however it means the CDU does not get what it's expecting to see on some departures.
So these anomalies have been addressed. (for example SBGR and EGKK departures).
In addition, numerous small fixes and tweaks have been made based on testing and from your feedback.
Additional features to look out for...
VNAV OFFPATH Descent page : Given your current altitude and the target altitude you enter at a particular waypoint, two range circles are drawn on the ND indicating the minimum point at which you will need to start an idle descent to reach the target. (First ring shows for a clean idle descent and the other using Spoilers)
RTE DATA Wind page : Enroute winds can now be entered for each waypoint.
Intergration with SimBrief Online Flight Planner
This is a great online flight planning tools which is very easy to use.
Enter your ORGIN, DEST and aircraft type, then choose a route (or enter/create your own).
A nice paper flightplan is then produced (in many real world formats) containing Fuel, Routing, Wind, Weather, and Notam information.
The cool bit is it also produces a nice data file that can be saved into the \Sim-Avionics\Routes folder, and after selecting the file and 'Requesting' the route - ROUTE, PERF, WIND, DES FORECAST and ACARS Uplinks are available.
A new instructional document has been written and will be found in the \Documentation folder.