Posts by plovdiv74

    The new ATC mod is something I won't be installing since it sounds mostly like it was in FSX, and as stated above - it's complicated.

    Hi antigoon,

    When you say "it's complicated," are you referring to the installation process of Radar Contact or interacting with air traffic control?

    Regards,

    Karl

    Vielen Dank für die Auskunft.:thumbup:

    Auch über Steam zu kaufen????


    MFG Enrico

    Hello Enrico,

    I'm considering offering AFS2 RC ATC on Steam and Aerosoft. My goal for the initial product launch is to provide a simple, secure means for interested Aeroflyers to try and maybe buy my software. If you have a look at the product website here, you'll see it's quite simple and straightforward and provides just useful information and access to the product.

    What are your thoughts? Thanks very much.

    Best,

    Karl

    By the way, although my dad immigrated here from Bremen in 1959 and my great grandparents on my Mom's side came to the US from Austria, I don't speak a word of German. (When my wife says "обичам те" I do, of course, respond "ich liebe dich". :))

    Is there a demo video available as cannot find anything on YouTube?

    Hi slipstream,

    Here you go:

    Aerofly FS2 RC ATC on YouTube

    I'll be adding more; it would be great if the community did as well. My plan is to do at least a couple in the Netherlands for those who may not have picked up the awesome Orbx TE offering and maybe take the Lear into Innsbruck, another of my favorites.

    Let me know if you have further questions or if I can share more information.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Ray, you better take DeepL if you need a usable translation...


    Hi NE-76,

    Support for voice commands/control is on my list of enhancements following release of VR. Another example of a near-term enhancement is providing copilot voice callouts - "Airspeed alive," "V1," "Rotate," "Positive rate," "Gear up," and so forth. Given additional functionality provided by IPACS' SDK, I hope to add pushback and greater control of environmental factors. These types of enhancements will be free, of course.

    Regards,

    Karl

    P.S. Thanks Thomas! :)

    Installed, waiting for my trial license key.

    When I launch AFS2, visibility seems to be affected already even though I did not receive my activation key yet.


    One question : does AFS2 ACT affect wind direction and strength?

    Hi Sylvain,

    The apparent visibility control is not a "placebo effect." Without any license, the software will still download weather and update visibility according to configuration settings; it just won't talk to Radar Contact.

    Also, Ray is correct - my software cannot control wind or cloud cover as control of those Conditions is not accessible through the IPACS SDK at the moment. Should that change, I will promptly provide a software update.

    Your trial license has been sent.

    If you have any problems, please send an email to Aerofly FS2 RC ATC Support for assistance. I encourage you to post your comments, questions and feedback here for the benefit of the community but need to maintain documentation with regard to potential bugs, FAQs, etc. Thanks.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Hi Ken,

    Nope, my software won't crash. You just won't see the Radar Contact menu.

    Since for the most part, responses to controller instructions are 'Acknowledge' or 'Acknowledge and Contact' (with Acknowledge and Contact simplifying the exchange), I suppose it would be possible to essentially memorize response choices for each phase of flight thus not needing the menus.

    VR is my top priority enhancement following release. I'll keep the community apprised of progress and may ask for assistance with testing.

    Stay tuned.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Hi slipstream,

    Yes, there are a variety of regional accents. Radar Contact's selection algorithm seems to favor non-US accents as even though there are more US voices, European accents are selected more often. You can observe this in my demo flight video. I do like the variety myself.

    I'm looking forward to the Lynx as well.

    Regards,

    Karl

    I remember having a very old version of RC, on a number of CD’s. It was robotic speak back then. Have there been improvements in the speech department?

    Hi slipstream,

    The voice interactions between pilot, copilot and controllers are made up of recorded phrases. Each of the voices contain 1798 words and phrases that make up the complete spoken dialog. Ray Proudfoot, the moderator on the Avsim Radar Contact forum led the team that recorded the phrases.

    ATC chatter, a Radar Contact optional feature, is made up of actual tower recordings and inserted based phase of fight, That is, while talking to ground, you hear ground chatter; talking to center, you hear center chatter; and so on.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Earlier ATC gave a “descend at pilot’s discretion” back up a ways and see if you find it. I doubt you will ever be vectored into a mountainside.

    Hi everyone,

    Radar Contact includes a minimum safe altitude (MSA) database to avoid mountainside encounters. I quite often fly around Colorado and haven't ever had such an encounter. :)

    I think my demo video, KAPA to KASE , is a great example of this Radar Contact feature in action.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Hello PI,

    Although I think Ray pretty well covered your questions, I'll just chime in that there are no restrictions within my software for assigning buttons from your controller of choice (yoke, joystick, button panel, etc.) to the "commands" otherwise sent to Radar Contact via keyboard. In fact, I've modeled the button selection screen of the configuration tool I provide after Radar Contact's keyboard assignment screen to simplify the process if you happen to be familiar with Radar Contact's means of key selection.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Hi everyone,

    I've posted the first demo video of my upcoming air traffic control solution, Aerofly FS 2 RC ATC. The flight is from my home airport, KAPA - Centennial, to KASE - Aspen Pitkin County. It's a fairly short but fun flight with a challenging approach and landing, and is regularly scheduled from Denver International.

    Captured using OBS at 4K and downsampled to HD (prior to upload to YouTube), the video is 42 minutes long and unedited. What follows is a timeline of ATC interactions in case you'd like to jump around.


    ATIS 00:40
    CLR DEL 0:40
    GND R 02:52, 03:18 request runway 35
    Hand-off to TWR 5:34
    TWR 5:49
    Take-off 8:01
    Hand-off to DEP 9:14
    DEP 9:26
    Hand-off to DEN CTR 11:24
    DEN CTR 11:37
    Instructed initial descent with restriction 15:36
    Hand-off to next DEN CTR 16:55
    Mount Evans (14,285) 17:38, highest “14er” in CO; highest auto road in North America
    Lake Dillon, Frisco and road to Breckenridge 19:50, next to Vail, mine and my wife's favorite spots in CO
    Hand-off to APP 21:19
    Expected runway 33, APP 21:33, 21:55 request runway 15
    Begin vectoring to runway 15 22:42
    Altimeter confirmation 23:06
    Vectored downwind leg 25:36:00
    Approaching KEGE (Eagle County) 28:45, ORBX excellence!
    Vectored base leg 29:45:00
    Vectored final approach 31:06
    Hand-off to TWR 37:36:00
    TWR, wind report 37:57:00
    TWR, cleared to land 38:20
    Hand-off to GND 40:20
    GND 40:44


    Have a look. Questions and comments most welcome!

    Best regards,

    Karl

    YouTube link to demo flight videos