Posts by Jet-Pack

    Blaue Kugel:

    Vertikalgeschwindigkeit der Luft

    - Steigt oder fällt die Luft in der man sich befindet?

    Weißes Dreieck:

    Aktuelle tatsächliche Vertikalgeschwindigkeit des Flugzeugs

    - Nimmt die Höhe über NN zu?


    Bei Segler energiekompensiertes Variometer, bei anderen zeitlich gemittelte Vertikalgeschwindigkeit.

    - nimmt die Summe aus potentieller Energie und kinetischer Energie zu? Oder mit anderen Worten gewinne ich entweder an Höhe oder an Fahrt?

    Wenn ich Thermik fliegen will sollten alle drei ständig im positiven Bereich sein.

    Wenn die blaue Kugel hoch geht: Hier ist Thermik oder Aufwind, hier muss man Kreisen

    Wenn der Balken hoch geht: Ich nehme von dem Aufwind etwas Energie mit und es ist nicht nur Knüppelthermik

    Wenn das Dreieck hoch geht: Ich steige im Moment, könnte aber auf Kosten der Fahrt gewesen sein.

    Und noch dazu:

    Weißes Dreieck über dem Balken: Ich werde langsamer -> weniger Ziehen!

    Weißes Dreieck unter dem Balken: Ich werde schneller -> etwas mehr Ziehen...

    Je mehr das weiße Dreieck von dem Balken abweicht, desto mehr unnötige Bewegungen macht der Flieger

    Abstand von blauer Kugel zu Balken: momentanes Eigensinken (inkl. Verluste durch Kurvenflug)

    Je kleiner desto besser steigt man.

    Does the PFD show that LNAV/VNAV are engaged?

    Just because the lights on the buttons are green doesn't mean it's going to do it. When you press LNAV or VNAV buttons it just arms the system but it only takes action when you intercept the course or vertical profile and it shows that on the primary flight displays.

    Only when LNAV is shown in green will it follow the route and only when VNAV is shown in green and the altitude selector has been set correctly will it climb or decent on VNAV.

    How do you know if the copilot has been enabled, or not?

    The copilot interface is usually hidden but you can enable it in the settings with the "overlay". When the copilot is flying you have no manual control anymore (that's how you know) and I believe the default key is "c" for copilot.

    When you just press "c" it holds your attitude and airspeed. If you press it again you regain control.

    You can also use the autopilot disengage (or take over function) to become pilot in command.

    Can mouse wheels be user assigned? Mice are now pound/dollar store items and a few on a hub could be useful for trim axes via their cheap Gray code wheels.

    plus cowl flaps, supercharger levers, heading bugs .....

    Mouse wheel affects whatever you are pointing at in the cockpit, that's why there is no control assignment possible on the mouse wheel.

    MCAS is only implemented in the Boeing 737 Max, which we don't have in the simulator. MCAS also only pushes the nose down to provide greater pitch authority in stalls, not up.

    We don't have anything like that, the only things affecting trim in our b737 are the autopilot and manual trim. Autopilot trim depends on what the autopilot vertical mode is but in vertical speed it is usually not much. I've not been able to reproduce this yet.

    That is strange, as if some axis is continuously resetting your inputs.

    Make sure you don't have an axis assigned to flaps and also keep the copilot disabled or it will also try and move the flaps.

    Can you move the flaps normal with the mouse wheel?

    The extra user folder has been added quite some time ago to make this possible.

    The setting is available in your main.mcf file and you can set a path, e.g. like D:\aerofly_extra_user_folder\

    and put your aircraft into the subfolder D:\aerofly_extra_user_folder\aircraft

    and put your scenery into the subfolder D:\aerofly_extra_user_folder\scenery

    If you select the Beaver like in your last screenshot, are you able to load that aircraft and fly with it normally?

    What happens when you press the loading button (charger)?

    On the right side column you need to switch the aircraft configuration (configurations disponibles) to the automatic towing modification. Is the mod displayed in the list there? What happens when you load it?

    There are two Beaver aircraft, one in true scale and one model. They may not be in the list as "Beaver", I think they are named "DHC Beaver" and you'll probably find them further down in the list.

    Or do you just not see a preview image? A screenshot of the issue would be great!

    It's not as easy as snapping your fingers, it takes quite some time to implement a connection to the outside in a way that works reliable and fast and it still creates a discrepancy between the average user and someone that has a Navigraph subscription and this could make some upcoming features unavailable for either user group. Instead of adding support for the few customers that actively use Navigraph we would prefer to offer a solution that works for everyone.

    I already have a lot of questions that would pop up if we start implementing such a system:

    "Will this work with either database?", "Now we have to test everything twice, once per database", "Now we have to check that everything still works after each navigation database update", "How do we save the user credentials securely so that they don't have to sign in all the time", "Do we have secure internet access protocols?", "How can we convert the navigraph database into a format that we can load quickly", "Are we even allowed to do that?", "Are we allowed to save their database locally for eternity or do we also have to check if the user is still signed in and still has a valid subscription every time aerofly is started". "What happens when there is no internet connection to check that", "How do we prevent users from copying the database from one pc to the other", "Does that work on Mac?", "Does it work on mobile?", "How big is the file size for the database, is that too big for a mobile app?", "Are they ever going to change their navigation database format and how often does it happen". "What happens to my saved flight plans or flights when I switch the database source (if that is added)", "How can I share a flight-plan to a user that doesn't have a navigraph subscription (if that feature gets added)", "What happens if two people share a cockpit (if that is added) when one of them doesn't have the navigation database, is one of them seeing a different route when flying or what?", "Would it be allowed to send that other user parts of the navigraph database to allow a synchronized flight?", "When flying on multiplayer (if this is added) and also AI traffic on (if this is added) which route is AI traffic going to pick? Will the traffic still be in sync for all machines?"...

    If there is only one active navigation database for everyone there are fewer conflicts like that.

    Well you have accelerometers, gyros, radar altimeters, barometric altimeters, airspeed indicators, even gps ground speed and track information and even flight plan information in the tmd and can adjust the thrust of the engines using a custom fuel controller and vector the engines accordingly in Aerofly.

    We don't have a flight controller that can hover a thrust vectored aircraft yet but you can certainly create one, though not easy and time consuming. You got a Turing complete set of building blocks, you can integrate, differentiate, multiply, add, subtract and even divide, have iterations if you need them (not needed for a flight controller), you got limiters, switches, multiplexers, logic circuits, comparators, even event based programming (also not needed for a flight controller) and tons and tons of instruments more than enough to make a flight controller that can stabilize a hovering aircraft. It's even possible to do basic terrain following and the default F18 can do that so some extend, though it likes to kill it's occupants from time to time.

    I mean the F35B that do a short take off and a vertical landing STOVL. That should be possible to implement with Aerofly tmd elements.

    Believe me there is A LOT you can do with the tmd. just faking forces is not as easy. You can have aerodynamics to create lift and drag, you got engines to create thrust but in terms of generating artificial forces there is not much that can be done. But if you stay within the implemented physics you can do all kinds of things from thrust vectoring, wing sweeping, wing folding (see corsair), walking robots, driving cars, gyroplanes, canards, we even had a wingsuit back in Aerofly FS 1 and steerable rockets which could be done so much easier now I think. I'm not 100% sure but it might be possible to create rockets that actually hit a fixed target too. You can now create aircraft that fly autonomously, just using on board ILS instruments or VOR navigation or flying a pre-planned route, you could have an multicopter air taxi that you can sit in that flies you across town. I'm still very much voting for a recreation of a movie "air" race on a very dusty planet that sounds like this: "dududududuuu" "wrroooooom" (Episode 1). These hovering vehicles should also be somewhat possible. You could even simulate the spring-like coupling between the two engines LOL

    Too bad we don't have f35s,:evil:

    Yeah, what's up with that? I mean thrust vectoring is totally doable in Aerofly, that is one of it's strengths. So hovering a jet is not that difficult from an aerofly physics perspective. Works similar to your landing gear tilting... now just add a engine onto the gear and you have thrust vectoring. Any external developers wanna give it a try? :)

    That is not normal but you can actually use the real world procedures to deal with this emergency LOL

    There are trim cut of switches on the pedestal that should prevent the autopilot from automatically trimming any further. If you look through the internet for "MCAS" and "737" you will find plenty of people that know how that stabilizer cut off works.

    What do you use to trim your aircraft normally? Do yo have a trim wheel or do you use button or key strokes to trim?

    Did you have any flaps extended and was your autothrottle on as well? When you're flying too slow the autopilot might be able to trim aft quite a lot before it finally disconnects on its own. But usually it doesn't even get close to the full 15 degrees of travel.

    When exactly did this happen? Did you have a flight plan set up, where where you in the flight? (Departure, cruise, descent, landing, go around?)