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  1. Caribpilot

    Daniel's TwOtter paintshop - Rebooted

    Very nice. Just incase you'll be doing a new Winair livery, this new video has quite a bit of detail on the exterior and interior of PJ-WIP
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    Daniel's TwOtter paintshop - Rebooted

    I'm not sure if you are still working on any new Winair paints, but just for your information, Winair now only has these registration PJ-WIQ New Livery https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59839dc0e58c62ee93028117/t/5bf05e9570a6ad8a5c7da8b1/1542479523501/518_PJ-WIQ.jpg PJ-WIU - New Livery https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8842269 PJ-WII - Livery is still in the old colours but the logo has been updated. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8904811 PJ-WIP - New Livery - https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8908963
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Hi, my apologies on the photos. Here are a few links that can replace the photos. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aereotuy/De-Havilland-Canada-DHC-6-300-Twin-Otter/148050 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Surinam-Airways/De-Havilland-Canada-DHC-6-300-Twin-Otter/57499 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeropelican-Air-Services/De-Havilland-Canada-DHC-6-320-Twin-Otter/576818 https://www.airliners.net/photo/SkyTrail-ASC-Air-Safaris/De-Havilland-Canada-DHC-6-300-Twin-Otter/234277
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Just to confirm. Twin Otters that do not have a standby Attitude Indicator tend to be VFR only operations since it is required for IFR flight. So far, D-IVER is the only Twin Otter I can find that has this type of autopilot installed. All images below are from different operators showing the typical Twin Otter autopilot installation on the yoke column. If the current autopilot unit were replaced by the standby AI and a new optional autopilot unit was posted on the yoke column, this might be a much more typical cockpit layout. The last 4 images were the most common.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Agreed, I only mentioned the uniforms as one of the subtle things that can be updated next time around. There are much more important things to be address, but it's also a good opportunity to address small items as well. After reviewing products for many years, small details matter quite a bit after the initial "wow" factor of the high tech features.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    With some operators upgrading their cockpits, this might be the case, but it still leave the matter of the standby artificial horizon missing in the aircraft. I may be wrong but I believe that for IFR flights it is required and most airline operators have it in the aircraft. Perhaps the aircraft used for the development was mainly a VFR aircraft? I guess having more options in the cockpit would ultimately be a plus since this aircraft has such a wide range of use and a wide range of avionics. Apart from the option Autopilot feature, I think the most significant upgrades would be the turbo prop simulation with proper startup, beta range and other unique aspects of operating this type of engine. Individual cockpit lighting controls, more pilot uniform options (I think the current model shows pilots wearing a sweater only? In the tropics this is never seen), advanced soundset ( change in sound volume with doors are opened or closed etc. I am honestly looking forward to this project if Aerosoft moves ahead with the development.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Perhaps the autopilot can be an optional item or perhaps left to a 2D panel option. It is so rear that having it as a main option of the aircraft isn't very realistic.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Correct. Since the autopilot isn’t a common item on this aircraft it would be best suited as an optional item. Most operators have a standby artificial horizon in that spot and I think this is to comply with IFR regulation.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    I think that a new Twin Otter with deeper systems simulation and a proper turbo prop simulation would be a fantastic idea for the 64 bit platform going forward. As of right now, I'm doubtful that anyone will pickup this project since Aerosoft already did a good job on the current product. Therefore, if there is ever a future for the Twin Otter in P3D, I think that Aerosoft is the only developer we can depend on for such an effort. If special attention is paid to having a proper turbo prop engine simulation that doesn't suffer from any of the common limitations experienced in FSX/P3D, it will be quite a popular product for those who crave realism. Other items such as individual lighting controls, realistic radio functions, use of dynamic lighting, rain effects, PBR for the model and the option to use various combinations of Garmin 430/530, or GTN750/650, this will also be a major incentive to attract customers. Also important is the option of choosing whether the aircraft has an autopilot or not. In the real world most operators do not use an autopilot with the Twin Otter other than perhaps the 400 series. I understand that the model used in development had an autopilot, but this is very much the exception rather than the norm. some operators have a standby artificial horizon in place of where the autopilot unit is located on the Aerosoft model. Hopefully this can be looked at? These videos show the typical layout you would see today.
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    Any news on next update?

    I'm using FSX-SE. The product page says that the requirements are "Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce® or AMD Radeon, 512 MB VRAM" I'm guessing this is just the very minimum but doesn't promise the smoothest experience? I do plan on upgrading in the future, but I was just a little puzzled that I get a smooth VC with other add-ons.
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    Any news on next update?

    FX-8120 3.1GHz AMD 6670 1G Video 16 GB RAM As a comparison, I can get up to 25-30fps with the NGX, 777, Q400 etc. The CRJ is smooth in the exterior view, but the only decrease in performance is experienced in the VC when all of the displays are on. When using the panel state feature of "DAVE", during the transition of panel states the fps increases during that time and then it drops a bit when the displays are loaded.
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    Any news on next update?

    The problem I've been having with performance is only when in the VC. The fps in the VC drops quite a bit and while I don't always like drawing comparisons, I have other more complex add-ons that are outstanding in performance in the VS and exterior.
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    Any news on next update?

    I can understand the shift to P3Dv4 but I'm glad FSX hasn't been fully dumped by developers. My only concern with P3D is the constant need to buy new versions. Looking forward to the new update. It would be nice to see landing light reflections on the FSX model since FSX users don't have the benefit of dynamic lighting. If this isn't possible that's fine, but it would really make the aircrafts appearance a night a bit more realistic. Will there be any performance improvements?
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    HUD Option

    After doing a bit of research, it seems that no US CRJ operators use the HUD. Althought it is not planned, perhaps this would be a nice addition to a future update.
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    Cabin Lights

    Its also part of airlines regulations in the event of an emergency I suppose.