Joan Alonso

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  1. Joan Alonso

    Departure TO MCDU page after LDG

    Great! Thanks
  2. Hi, I've been struggling with this many days ago and I couldn't find any solution. When landing at LEMD (default and payware) no matter the runway I land on, the MCDU resets to Take Off state form the departure runway. So, if I departure from LEIB runway 06, after landing at LEMD and when reaching more or less 80 knots at rollout the MCDU reverts to take off state rwy 06. The point is that I can reset the MCDU via changing the NavData, then the MCDU will reset fine but the Take off Memo will not appear again until I landed and prepared for take off at the next airport. It only happens at LEMD (always), maybe it happened in some other airport but I can not remember. This happens on 1.2.1.5. A320 CFM and IAE. I read that the last update changed something regarding this (maybe not related), anyway, unfortunately it is still happening. Thanks.
  3. Joan Alonso

    Cargo doors won't close

    Hi @Meyerflyer, would you mind replacing the GSX_Doors by this one? I suspect is something related to it. Make a backup of the original first. Documents\Aerosoft\Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional Base\Panel_Fallback\AB_Systems GSX_Doors.xml The Ext.Power trigger was connected to the cargo door state, hence if you interact with GSX before the Pushback/Departure state could cause problems with users that do not want to use the Auto GSX gauge. So I updated the gauge to only trigger when GSX states are called and let the user full authority over doors. Maybe AS wants to add it to the next build if the revision of the gauge is not ready yet. It is explained here: https://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/140799-gsx-automatic-door-handling/&tab=comments#comment-912001
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    Departure TO MCDU page after LDG

    Hi @Choobe, many thanks! I attach the file. This time I made a fast flight from LEBL with the same result. FMGS.log Yes, exactly. The FMGS contents do not reset like they do at other airports. The FLPAN remains LEBLLEMD (in this case) with all the PERF pages available, and with green data TAKE OFF PERF from the departure runway. The waypoints present are only the arrival runway and the go around ones. If you can not reproduce it I'll start thinking it's something on my side, but I tried with default airport, rebuild scenery index, double checked navaids and waypoints, tried Navigraph and default Navdata... I really don't know where else to look to find the culprit. Thanks
  5. Joan Alonso

    MCDU Lighting

    Try Shift+L to light up the MCDU bmp. This will also light up the external model cabin.
  6. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Hi, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to share this here, @Mathijs Kok @DaveCT2003 I made an xml gauge to let GSX handle the doors and services automatically. I was bored of handling doors myself every time, in fact pilots have no role in it so I always found it an immersion breaker opening them via MCDU or even buttons or keys with every aircraft I had in FSX or P3D. I always wanted the ground crew to worry about ground handling since I own GSX. So I found an easy way to let GSX interact with the bus. Thanks to Lvars and a few lines of xml code. I might add that this could be implemented via Lua plugin as LINDA did with GSX Library for other aircraft. It would be the best option (cleaner) since it does not edit files within the ecosystem of the aircraft, but I prefer xml. So if you know what you’re doing and how to revert back to originals (in fact just panel.cfg is modified) try it and enjoy. GSX crew will handle every door opening when needed and will close them when you call for pushback/departure. Service doors will close automatically when Catering service (if called) is finished. - FWD and AFT Passenger doors (BOARDING & DEBOARDING) - FWD and AFT Cargo doors (BOARDING & DEBOARDING) - FWD and AFT Service doors (CATERING) - External Power (JETWAY AND RAMP) I also included an External Power trigger, wathever comes first or available of this two premises: 1. If a SODE jetway with Ground Power is available (you’ll need GSX2) Ext.Power will be connected when jetway connects to aircraft. or/and 2. If no jetway is available Ground Crew will connect Ext.Power few seconds after calling for boarding or deboarding (I programmed a delay trying to simulate the time it would take for the ground crew after you put beacon light off and call for the service. It’s actually programmed via FWD cargo door opened completely). Install: 1- Add this line to your panel.cfg at the bottom of [VCockpit02] section: gaugexx=../../Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional Base/Panel_Fallback/AB_Systems!GSX_Doors,0,0,1,1 (Replace xx by the corresponding gauge number -69 by default-) 2- Download and copy GSX_Doors.xml to AB_Systems folder: Documents\Aerosoft\Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional Base\Panel_Fallback\AB_Systems Known limitations: - GSX will only open closed doors when the call is triggered. It will not reopen a door closed while in a service. - Time acceleration can mess up and overlap triggering, so do not use it when vehicles are about to start the service. The base code works well after testing, but there could be unknown bugs for me. I tested it on A320, can not say with the rest of the family, but it should work the same way. I believe it would be useful for many people. It does not need any special knowledge but you must be careful when editing original files. I'm not part of Aerosoft, I won't offer support to it, further than updating it if I see it necessary for my personal use. So make a back up of the originals and be careful when editing. I’m not an expert programmer, I’m sure the code can be polished and improved, so feel free to modify it and share it with Aerosoft community! Cheers!
  7. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Short answer, yes, it's possible. It's what I tried first when writing the code but it gave me problems with GSX triggering. The point is that AFAIK the bus does not have an Lvar to open and another one to close, it just calls a Toggle action. So you have to tell GSX at what percent position is that door for GSX understand if it's opened or closed, and that led GSX to be confused and the code not to be reliable. So unless AS comes with a better approach I'll leave it as it is now.
  8. Joan Alonso

    Departure TO MCDU page after LDG

    I suspect that maybe it has something to do with the airport altitude. Being Madrid one of the highest airports in europe (2000ft) can the MCDU does not understand that the destination airport is higher than the Thr red/ Acc alt? Just saying. I made a test from LEBL to LEMD with Thr Red/ Acc Alt at 2100/2100 with no luck. After touchdown the MCDU keeps resetting to Take Off departure page.
  9. Joan Alonso

    Departure TO MCDU page after LDG

    Thanks. Just to add if it helps, I tried both default NavData and Navigraph. And the APPROACH page switching to TO PERF page goes this way: -APPROACH Perf -Touchdown -seconds after or 80 knots? (Not sure what triggers exactly) -Both MCDU go black for a second -TAKE OFF Perf (Departure RWY) -“CLK IS TAKE OFF TIME” Scratchpad Message
  10. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Nope, you'll get a CTD deleting an xml. I'm pretty sure that the xml does not have anything to do with this, there is no reference to any of those variables you pointed out. If you still want to check it, put a double slash before the gauge in panel.cfg. By the way, if you look at GSX forum you'll see other people with the same problem with other aircraft.
  11. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Ok. Apologies, I didn't know that Ivao and Vatsim worked that way. So, if I understand correct you can not prepare for pushback and wait until clearance? The aircraft won't start moving until telling GSX what direction to pushback, and the doors will close before that, so you can call for pushback with no further action and the doors will close. As soon as you get the clearance you can resume the pushback. For now, this gauge does automatically all GSX doors stuff. As I said, I'm sure this kind of things can be avoided/bypassed so that it works for everyone, but it is difficult to take into account all possible variables and modes.
  12. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    So when GSX asks to close the doors you just have to call for pushback and GSX will close all the doors automatically for you. You just have to interact with the GSX window, if what it annoys you is the GSX bar asking to close the doors you can use it as a reminder that boarding has finished and call for pushback. Sure, the code can be improved to interact even better with GSX but there are variables that would cancel each other. It's not so easy to tell GSX to do something when something happens without avoiding other variables and keeping user control. Hope you understand.
  13. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Here is an update of GSX_Doors.xml. The Ext.Power wouldn't disconnect until font cargo door was closed. Now I changed it to only connect when Boarding or Deboarding services are called. Now you'll be able to disconnect Ext.Power when GSX is not calling for the service anymore. It will be less intrusive for those who do not use GSX and want to manage GND Services themselves. With it, the Ext.Power won't wait for the jetway to be connected at gate. I'll try to exclude Gates with a jetway to bypass this premise. Copy and replace this one to Documents\Aerosoft\Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional Base\Panel_Fallback\AB_Systems or just wait for the next update if Aerosoft include it in the next build. GSX_Doors.xml
  14. This is because the GSX_Doors.xml. As long as the front cargo is opened you'll not be able to disconnect Ext.Power. It makes sense, because disconnecting Ext.Power is most of the time the last thing ground crew do before pushback. I'll update the code to just connect when calling for boarding or deboarding leaving out the cargo door state, then there would not be a delay but maybe it's easier and less intrusive.
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    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Sorry, I'm not sure if I understand you correctly. Front right door is opened instead of front left? I can only tell you to reset the Aircraft configuration within GSX menu. That will reset the Doors LVars to default.
  16. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Sure! Happy to help.
  17. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    Great. The values and data are in GSX documentation, easy to implement but not so easy for me to clear possible conflicts with variables/conditions. I'm sure he can do better than me finding conflicts and rewriting it. At least there's a base script to work with. Thanks!
  18. Joan Alonso

    GSX Automatic Door Handling

    You're welcome. Theoretically it shouldn't. All the premises require the GSX toggle trigger to work. With GSX disabled or not in use I'm able to operate doors normally. What messes up the script is operating the doors manually while GSX is working because conditions overlap. But as I said, a look from an expert programmer maybe would settle the script in case of possible interference between the bus and GSX.
  19. Joan Alonso

    Missing engine shut down sound?

    One solution (long term) would be to move these sounds (engine start and shutdown) out of the sim sound system. This would solve the issues that default system has, including the engine start-stop-start sound issue at startup. PMDG and other developers started doing it time ago, don’t know why, but sure it avoids weird sound behaviors like these.
  20. Joan Alonso

    Status update

    Thanks for the update. Well, since the vertical profile is being reworked I believe that it will be the icing o the cake, although essential. In my opinion there are some things that could be polished, like some sounds, 2D panels or a better fuel planner as other users pointed out. Nice improvements and additions that I'm sure will be considered. But overall, and given the ease to speak directly to AS team for improvements and the possibilities that the bus offers to customise it I must say it's a top level product right now for considerably less than other top level aircraft for P3D4.
  21. Let me say that this problem we have encountered in the latest updates is not a subtle feeling that the IAE is underpowered with some FLEX temp. It's clearly not an error of calculation within the calc tool we may use. It's a clear and noticeable lack of power whatever the FLEX temp you use. But it used to work until 1.2.1.1. with the same tools.
  22. Joan Alonso

    Autobrake dissarm

    I’m struggling with that, because I can not figure out why it happens. The autobrake (low and medium) works ok sometimes, but sometimes just dissarms itself at touchdown. I tried a lot of things but I can not find what triggers the ABRK dissarm. I just found some old topics that discuss the same behaviour with the old buses. There’s a modified xml file but it is not downloadable anymore. So, what I tried so far with no luck: - Different Thrust Cut Idle buttons - Different manual brake button - Buttons tried through FSUIPC and without it - Checked no button conflicts - Wait to apply Rev Thrust on nose wheel touchdown. - Tried both Low and Med Abrk - Manual and Autoland - Soft and hard touchdown - Moving Thrust from CLB to MCT and back to CLB during approach (And tried also without doing it). In all situations it was totally random. As I said, it works sometimes, I would say 6 times of 10. But I can not understand why it disconnects itself the other four times. Any ideas? Thanks
  23. Joan Alonso

    Autobrake dissarm

    Ok. I waited several flights to be sure but seems that the problem is gone. I had to modify the ABRK.xml in order to force the ABRK system not to disengage before two premises: the aircraft must be on ground (seems that on some landings the system felt a non-existent bounce and disconnected itself) and half pressure of toe brakes is applied. The last one works only with LOW brake mode. With MED the system still applies the first premise, so I deduce that is the one that makes the system reliable now. Toe brakes pressure is just a reinforcement just in case you press the button/key unintentionally on rollout. Anyway, solved finally. Thanks.
  24. Yep. FLEX temp is not working anymore as it should on IAE. Applying FLEX thrust means taking off with the horsepower of my Seat Ibiza. The same FLEX temps (not the same but relative) works fine on CFM though. Using http://www.wabpro.cz/A320/ I had no problems until 1.2.1.1. So now I'm using latest update with the exception of ECAM_D2D.dll, which is from 1.2.1.0. Until this gets fixed.