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  1. Michael2

    Altitude Hold working?

    I can't duplicate that. However … I found that you can rotate the value to a negative number. The knob won't show rotation and the numbers will still read zero, but the variable will go negative. Just keep rotating the mouse wheel in the positive direction and it will start moving again (assuming this is the cause of the problem you are seeing). I'll stop this behaviour in the next update.
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    Altitude Hold working?

    It seems to be working OK at my end. Can you be more specific as to what you think it should do that it isn't doing? Remember that it isn't actually an autopilot altitude hold feature. It's only an altitude alerter. You set it to your assigned or desired altitude and it warns you when you are reaching or leaving that altitude. You should be able to rotate the knob to set altitude. You should get a beep when 1000 feet from the set altitude or when leaving the set altitude. And it the lights should start flashing in conjunction with the beep. The alerter doesn't do anything to control the aircraft. Setting the VS wheel to zero will cause the aircraft to hold the altitude existing at that moment.
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    new ground services (shift-5) panel

    You may be dragging your mouse off the click spot before releasing?
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    Cargo Version Work in Progress

    I'm not sure, but I think the number of pallets may depend on how much weight you have loaded into the aircraft first.
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    Cargo Version Work in Progress

    I don't think this livery was ever used on the 50 series -- the photo is of a 62. So it would be a fictional livery. Maybe someone will make it, but I like to stick to the historical ones.
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    new ground services (shift-5) panel

    It will go out, but it take a few seconds.
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    Cargo Version Work in Progress

    It's in the DC-8_50 folder. There are two GSX profiles there. You need to rename them depending which one you want to use. The default is the passenger version. I'm no GSX expert, but I believe there is another location for a profile, outside the aircraft folder -- see the GSX manual. If you have one in that other location it may take precedence.
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    Stabilizer movement

    The code I added to one of the gauge files for 2.0 pushed it over the maximum file size so the code at the end of the file wasn't working. You can fix this by replacing the two files in the panel\DC81 folder with these ones: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cazOvd_-l6nEK894S6Pc2iCu14Rk9Mnn As for the green band, we discussed this at some length during beta, no? I guess I can make a modified texture available as a mod, but it won't get added to the default install because as far as I can tell from available photos, the 50 series aircraft didn't have it. It may take a few days before I get to it.
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    Stabilizer movement

    Something must have broken when making the changes for 2.0. The stabilizer warning should of course still be working (but I confirm it isn't). I'll take a look.
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    No smoke effects or contrails

    XMLTools isn't necessary for the smoke. I just tested my 2.0 install (are you on P3D?) and I see smoke on takeoff. The smoke effect is fairly subtle. The earlier turbojet variants made a lot of smoke, but the fanjets in the 50 series produced less. To see it clearly you need a light background such as blue sky or white cloud. If you pause the sim and rotate the external view a little you should be able to see it. If not, let us know and I will look into it more. I checked a flight at cruise as well and I definitely have contrails. In the FSX/P3D graphics settings there are two sliders for effects. Do you have one or both set all the way to zero?
  11. Michael2

    Autopilot work with external FMC

    I'll look at it again this coming week.
  12. Michael2

    LVAR list

    Glad to hear you got it working.
  13. Michael2

    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    You're very welcome!
  14. Michael2

    Repaints, livery requests, repaint support

    Hi Donald, In the screenshots you sent me the problem with the L seems to have gone away. And when I load your texture, I don't see it either. I do see the issues created by the texture mapping of the one door. Most liveries don't have text or other complex graphics over the door, so this wasn't spotted before. Here is a new model that should solve the problem: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sriojpM1IqWOKcYwZBXLalNLDKzMdTGd It goes in the model.cargo folder. Unless some problem arises with the new model, it will be added to the next update. Anyone can try it, but it's best to back up the old file first.
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    LVAR list

    When you move the VS wheel, a toggle variable is set to 1 and used to prevent the VS rate from being set every gauge cycle. The following is code compiled into the model: (M:Event) 'LeftSingle' scmp 0 == (M:Event) 'WheelDown' scmp 0 == or if{ (L:DC8_VS_wheel, number) 100 + (>L:DC8_VS_wheel) 1 (>L:DC8_set_vs, bool) } (M:Event) 'RightSingle' scmp 0 == (M:Event) 'WheelUp' scmp 0 == or if{ (L:DC8_VS_wheel, number) 100 - (>L:DC8_VS_wheel) 1 (>L:DC8_set_vs, bool) } The toggle variable then triggers a single setting of the VS rate as coded in the logic.xml file: (L:DC8_set_vs, bool) 1 == if{ (L:DC8_VS_wheel, number) (>K:AP_VS_VAR_SET_ENGLISH) 0 (>L:DC8_set_vs, bool) } Then there is the code to set the alt hold altitude, also in logic.xml: (L:DC8_VS_wheel, number) 0 == (L:Alt_Hold_toggle, bool) 0 == and if{ 1 (>L:knob_click) (A:INDICATED ALTITUDE, feet) (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH) 1 (>L:Alt_Hold_toggle, bool) } (L:DC8_VS_wheel, number) 0 > (L:Alt_Hold_toggle, bool) 1 == and if{ 60000 (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH) 0 (>L:Alt_Hold_toggle, bool) } (L:DC8_VS_wheel, number) 0 < (L:Alt_Hold_toggle, bool) 1 == and if{ 0 (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH) 0 (>L:Alt_Hold_toggle, bool) } The default FSX autopilot system is tailored for a more modern AP setup and required many modifications to function like a 50 series DC-8 AP.