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  1. Issues and wishes I've come across so far

    Welcome to the forum, Matthias, These problems suggest to me that you many not have installed XMLTools, or not installed it successfully, which is necessary for the panel (and most of the systems to function properly). The fuel panel is fully functional except for cross feeding, which is not used in normal operations. Tank selection (other than cross feeding) and fuel transfer between tanks is fully simulated. You need to distinguish between cross feeding, fuel transfer, and tank selection as they are all different things and it's hard for me to know specifically what you think doesn't work. The small is amount of fuel flow before fuel is turned on seem to be how FSX and its derivatives work. I could code something to mask it, which I think is not a bad idea, but not a priority just now. There are pros and cons to EPR bugs being capable of separate settings. It would be more realistic, but kind of a pain to set them all and also it would add three click spots to the model which I was very happy to be able to avoid. The 32 bit version is now just one click spot from enough to cause graphics corruption. This limitation may be gone in 64 bit, but I am not ready at this point to start introducing more differences between the two than strictly necessary. IAS/MACH hold were not usable modes for these aircraft. This is in the manual, (both the real one and the Aerosoft one) and has been previously discussed on the forum. As for the speed of the switch you may be correct. When I tried the switch in a real DC8 I recall I had to push against a powerful spring which I think later made me give it a slow animation. I'll consider speeding it up. The beacon is made to look like the video footage I have of a 50 series taxiing at night in a Just Planes Fine Air video. The wing flood lights are not modelled as I can't think why anyone would need them. I could move the upper tail light a little to better match the lower one. But they are both intended to be slightly embedded in the fuselage. They were all new once. Some people won't like the degree of wear and tear no matter how it looks, so I won't be changing that. At some point I may try to make this more consistent, but not a priority right now. No, because it was decided at the beginning of the project that normal operations only would be simulated and these controls (aside from setting a couple of levers as part of the pre-flight) are not used in normal operations. And see the comment above with respect to the maximum number of click spots. The inboard engines will reverse in the air by clicking on either of their reverser handles. This is in the manual and can also be done on the ground. If it doesn't work then you haven't successfully installed XMLTools -- see above.
  2. Engine Start Fix

    For those of you having trouble starting the engines. I have rewritten the code for starting and would like people having problems to try it out before it gets added to the next update. You need to download the logic.xml file from the link below and replace the one in your DC-8_50/panel/DC81 folder. I suggest you back up the old file as a precaution. Then try it out and let me know if you now have problem free starts. If for some reason you haven't sastisfied the conditions to start (such as not arming the ignition), and it goes wrong, be sure to turn off the starter and the fuel cutoff back to off before trying again. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1o9vOCCC3W3YqgO3lBmhw3uvesG8cGb7S
  3. Engine #4 Not Starting on a Turnaround

    Thank Thanks for reporting these details. It gives me some insight into the problem and I will be looking at this today. It can be very difficult to pinpoint the trouble when I have never experienced it myself.
  4. COM Frequency Problem

    On the list for the next update.
  5. COM Frequency Problem

    I looked at this and what Eduard says is correct. It will get messed up if you move the switch to SEARCH LIMIT. In the next update I will prevent the switch from moving that far, since the function isn't simulated.
  6. INS/Autopilot

    And it's best to confirm the flight plan loaded correctly before proceeding further. There are several way to check, but one easy method is to turn one CDU selector to DIS/TIME and see if the distance to the first way point displays.
  7. engines not starting

    V. 1.02 has a fix for the only problem we have been able to identify with starting the engines. People can tinker with the code if they like, they have after all purchased the product. But doing so can have all kinds of unforeseen consequences. The aircraft is complex with many custom inter-related systems. Once you change the code, I can't provide support.
  8. Transponder ease of use

    Makes sense to do that.
  9. INS/Autopilot

    You're referring to the pitch damping mode? The vertical speed wheel doesn't operate in that mode. Pitch damping is for when the VS/altitude hold mode is having trouble due to turbulence. It disconnects the autopilot from the vertical control of the aircraft -- you then control pitch with trim or the control column. From the manual: The PITCH DAMP position of the PITCH SELECTOR switch sets the autopilot mode of operation for damping of airplane movements around the pitch axis -during turbulence penetration. In pitch damp mode, the automatic horizontal stabilizer trim is disengaged, and pitch manoeuvring is accomplished by manual inputs to the control column or the use of horizontal stabilizer trim.
  10. Update

    Perhaps you have a default flight with the sounds turned on? The problem never arose during development or beta testing. In any event, the code for these switches has been rewritten and the problem should go away when the next update is released. Without an auto throttle and modern autopilots, it would be very difficult to fly these aircraft except by the numbers. I put in a lot of time to simulate accurate EPR and fine tune the flight model so it could be flown like the real thing.
  11. Boarding

    As far as I know there is no default variable for cargo doors. The DC8 uses the wing fold command so you can map to any key you like. The variable is (A:FOLDING WING HANDLE POSITION,bool). 0 is closed 1 is open.
  12. Fix for missing dynamic lights - please read

    Just bumping this to the top so everyone sees it.
  13. INS not following waypoints? Read this post.

    No, the aircraft loads with engines running and the INS aligned. All you have to do is load a flight plan with the P3D menu. There is a way to do a quick alignment (when alignment is needed) but I need to recall how it works and check to make sure it's still in the release version before I post how. It may be a while, as I will be offline much of today.
  14. Nav lights Bug or issue

    It's set up so that the switch and the visible state of the light coincide. I have no experience with FS Captain, so I can't comment on that.
  15. Some issues with aircraft.cfg

    The atc entries will be fixed in an update. You can change them yourself now if you wish. But please do not change the payload stations. Everything is set up as it is for a good reason and will give accurate weight and balance. The weight of pilots and cabin crew have been added to the aircraft weight as they are always present. The aircraft loads with full fuel and non passengers or cargo. Use only the loader (shift-3) to add passengers and cargo and to reduce the fuel to the level you need.