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  1. I have updated my V4 320 and 330 and both now connect Ok. The  320 was flyable in CFD, just a couple of minor issues with brakes having a few second  delayed release and the throttles no always idling when taxiing but these were present before the update. There were 2 new issue on the 320 as well  in that the transponder and radio frequency  no longer seem to sync. The 330 however seems to have reverted with the  brakes sticking on when not using  peddles issue so while it connected to the session ok,  we couldn't fly it in CFD at all :-( .

  2. 4 hours ago, mikael 140 said:

    Hello everyone ! 🙂

    I have still the same problem, I have the latest version of A330 and I'm in P3D v4.5... Any ideas ? I try to check on Internet but I only see people downloading "himachi" or something like that... But I already heard that was not a good idea.

    Take care and thank you ! :)


    Best Regards

    Hi 

    Is your  CFD.cfg file, located in Documents/Aerosoft/ correct? It should look something like:

    0
    3
    6900
    10

     

    Cheers

    Pete

  3. 19 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

    We are aware of the problem.  For now when it occurs, simply switch back in MCDU3.

     

    We are working towards (but no promises) people being able to join a flight in progress automatically, however until we are able to sort this out a bit more try the following:

     

    1. Pilot Flying:  Pause the flight, save the flight, and send the saved flight files to the other person.

    2. Second person loads into the same flight, allows the aircraft to stablize, pause the sim, and then connect to the CFD Session.

    3. Both people un-pause the sim.

     

    Note:  Two days ago we were able to load into an existing flight directly by positioning the second person at an airport close to where I was flying, but it took some time and extra work to get some systems sync'd up, and later on the aircraft FCU seemed possessed changing course and speed by itself, and selecing and changing vertical speed.  We still don't know what that was all about.

     

    Bare in mind that CFD is still in Beta.

     

    I hope this is helpful to you.

     

    That is really helpful Dave, thanks 

  4. Hi Guys,

    I can see that the guidance is to sort out Pilot roles after connection but is there a way to force connection as PM please?  The behaviour we have seen is that whatever you selected before joining a session,  the joining pilot always  becomes PF.  We have also noted  that it looks like the settings, including location, come from  PF. The reason for asking is that although when starting a flight both planes are clearly in the same location, sometimes  it would be useful to join a flight in progess. For example yesterday we had the PM sim crash during descent so PF completed the flight on their own , it would have been nice to be able to rejoin but we didn't as when the joining pilot becomes PF (as it seems to do each time) I assume the aircraft in flight would jump back to the location for the the new PF as this seems to be the behaviour observed when we ran a couple of tests on the ground using the  same airport  but different locations.

    Thanks Pete

  5. 24 minutes ago, mopperle said:

    And what did you change that it started recently?

     

    My 330 has been fine but since  around the last update 1.0.1.0 I  am getting a trim bouncing issue. It only does it with the autopilot engaged and  seems to be Ok in manual flight.  I am not sure if it was the update or the re- install when applying the update or a time coincident   that introduced it.  I don't use  FSUIPC for any key mapping and have deleted the  trim keys that I had mapped on the joystick as well as the default keyboard mapping for them, so I have no trim inputs mapped at all (I removed them one by one and it made no difference). I have tried various settings for the trim on the  Init page, including  matching the fuel loader  and I have also lowered the active sky wind setting as I read all of these could contribute on various other treads, so am now out of ideas.

     

    Worth noting that on the ground before take off the  trim wheel is working fine  but once in the air  I can't adjust the wheel in the  VC with the mouse, even if I disconnect the AP (which does stop the bouncing) . My 320 aircraft (also updated and  reinstalled at same time)  is not doing this which would suggest that I don’t have a dodgy controller input or anything  like that.   Any help or suggesting greatly appreciated. Attached shows the issue

    Thanks

     

    Pete

  6. 36 minutes ago, peteb101 said:

    I know this tread is about a month old but just wondering if everyone manage to sort it out. My 330 had been fine but since the latest update 1.0.1.0 I  am getting a trim bouncing issue. It only does it with auto pilot engaged and doesn't seem to in manual flight.  I am not sure if it was the  update or the re- install when applying the update that introduced it.  I don't use  FSUIPC for any key mapping and have deleted the  trim keys that I had mapped on the joystick. I have also set the trim setting up in the  Init page so am out of ideas if anyone can suggest anything else? 

    Many thanks

    Pete

    Just to add that I dont seem to be able to adjust the trim wheel in the VC with the mouse either so it defiantly  seems like is a trim input is coming from somewhere but I'm damned if it can find it! I have even  now deleted the default keyboard mapping as well so there are no elevator trim control mapped anywhere!  It is also worth noting that my 320 aircraft is not doing this which would suggest that I dont have a dodgy controller or anything  like that.   Any help or suggesting greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks 

  7. I know this tread is about a month old but just wondering if everyone manage to sort it out. My 330 had been fine but since the latest update 1.0.1.0 I  am getting a trim bouncing issue. It only does it with auto pilot engaged and doesn't seem to in manual flight.  I am not sure if it was the  update or the re- install when applying the update that introduced it.  I don't use  FSUIPC for any key mapping and have deleted the  trim keys that I had mapped on the joystick. I have also set the trim setting up in the  Init page so am out of ideas if anyone can suggest anything else? 

    Many thanks

    Pete

  8. 42 minutes ago, Nicolò Teta said:

    ok @DaveCT2003

    I've put manually the cfd.cfg whit the data of friend @peteb101 and now it's work for me, ill try also whit my collegue.

     

    But the problem at the base still remain, after you guide to download the exe whitout antivirus and following the unistall procedures the problem was still there... i think that the exe from the website is incomplete after the uploading in 1.0.1.0 version.

    All the people whit the old one 1.0.0.8 has no problem, but people like me how bought the product at v 1.0.1.0 has this problem

     

    Looks like you are sorted now which is good news  but it if helps others, here is my folder and cfd.cfg file contents

     

     

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  9. Me and my friend had the same  problem and what we noticed was that if the latest a320 was also installed on the machine then the cfd.cfg file was created by the 320 installer ok but as my friend  doesn't own the 320 (only 330) he was  not able to to fix it that way. In his case we manually created the file and put the contents of mine is in it and that got him working. We didn't get to the bottom of why it was missing though. In my case there  are 4 lines in the cfd.cfg file as below:

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    3
    6900
    10

  10. Hi Dave, 

    We have installed the 330 update today and tested the brake issue and the parking brake issue is sorted but the toe brake one doesn't seem to be unfortunately.  Before the update, pressing either toe or parking brake  on a joystick or keyboard  button (peddles and VC handle worked fine) caused the toe brake to jam on however post update the parking brake can be operated fine from the joystick button by either pilot however using the toe brakes by any other means  than peddles causes them to lock on.  I note that the release notes mention a CFD parking brake fix but I didn't see any mention of toe brakes in them.  Happy to do any more testing if that would be of help. 

    As a side note, the  experience of flying CFD is fabulously immersive and really bring another level of realism so please keep up the great work! 🙂  

    Cheers Pete

  11. Hi Dave,

     

    The update Update to the  330 came out today and it looks to have brought the 330 CFD up to the same level as the 320 and I can now connect with both which is good . However on both mine and my friends sim the install of the update did not put the  CFD.cfg file into the Aerosoft directory as it did with the latest 320 installer so neither of us could initially connect. I manual renamed mine back and got  it going but as my friend doesn't have the 320 he had to manually create the file  (using the content from mine) before he could connect so I wonder if there is a bug in the 330 installer that it is missing the step to  create that file fro people then dont already have the latest 319 or 320. .. Sticky brake up date  coming in the other  tread soon  🙂  

  12. Hi, me again! 🙂

    I downloaded and installed the 1.3.1.0 update for the A320/321 today (following the recommended process of uninstalling the original version first)  and unfortunately it stopped my A330 connecting to the CFD servers. Clicking connect had no effect and every few clicks it displayed "error" with the CFD_Log.txt file showing "CFD debug level: 1" entries rather  the normal Start and Stop thread ones. After a while of uninstalling and reinstalling both planes, deleting Aerosoft folders etc. I eventually found  the culprit. The new 320 seems to have added a file cfd.cfg to the C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Aerosoft folder and with this file  present the 330 will not connect to the CFD servers.  I renamed the file (which stopped the 320 connection working) and this fixed the 330, allowing it to connect.

     

    I assume there has been a CFD update to the 320 which hopefully is coming to the 330 in the next update as well as at the  moment the 2 don't seem to be compatible  on the same machine without renaming or moving the file to swap between them.

     

    Hopefully this post will save someone else the hour or so it took me to find the problem  🙂 

     

    Cheers Pete

  13. 14 minutes ago, DaveCT2003 said:

     

    Ah-ha!  My apologies... I see where you mentioned that only one of you had rudder pedals, which I initially missed (but I shouldn't have).

     

    So if you'll go back through (I believe) half ways through this thread you'll see that I mentioned the only time we've seen this issue was when one or both people did not have rudder pedals.  This was due to a bug in our code which affected only key/button binds for Toe Brakes.  We believe that issue has been resolved and the fix is included in the A330 update tentatively scheduled for delivery to customers next week.

     

    Sorry for the inconvenience! 

     

    Thanks Dave,

    Will wait for the update and report back then.  Many thanks again for taking the time to help.

    Pete

  14. Many thanks for the further help Dave. I will run thought this later this evening but just to clarify that only one of us has rubber peddles, my friend only has keyboard and/or joystick. Is it a requirement for us both to have peddles?

     

    Noted about an update next week, if it is that soon then it is no problem to wait.

     

    Thanks Pete

  15. OK so we just did a bit more testing. Calibrating my rudder peddles made no difference. When using peddles as brakes then toe brakes work but operating the parking brake with a joystick button (rather than the handle in VC) causes the  toe brakes to lock on, however we found that if the pilot with the peddles caused this lock then they can unlock them by pressing the toe brakes on the rudder peddles brakes fully on and off and  then control comes back , all very weird.  However if the pilot not using peddles uses the toe or parking brake via joystick or keyboard button, the brakes locked on and the other persons rudder peddled could not free them resulting in them needed to restart their sim. So for us, we have found no way that someone without peddles can be PF while taxiing on teh ground as brakes are needed, once in the air then things are fine. 

     

    Very open to doing some more testing if anyone has any more ideas please ? 

     

    Thanks

     

    Pete  

  16. 6 hours ago, DaveCT2003 said:

     

    Parking brakes or Toe Brakes?

     

     

    When this is done, the aircraft has to be reloaded for a successful test.  Did both of you guys do this?

     

     

    One of you?  Or did both of you have to do this to get the brake to release?

     

    Did you guys try calibrating the Rudder Pedals?  Both I and the three testers I work with have never had an issue when Toe Brakes when both parties had rudder pedals, so I'm almost certain one or both of you guys have a rudder pedal calibration issue.

     

    We've made some changes to the brakes that we hope will resolve this issue and that update will be coming out very soon.  The update also contains some improvements to Connected Flight Deck, however my  team (which is not the traditional Aerosoft Airbus Beta Team) has been unable to successfully connect to Connected Flight Deck in order to test these changes so we'll be finding out along with the customers how these changes work.

     

    Hi Thanks for getting back to me.   sorry I can't quite work out how to quote separate bits so answers in one¬ 🙂 

     

    Parking brakes or Toe Brakes?

    It  is the toe brakes that stick on but that effectively  stops the parking brake working properly as once the toe brakes are stuck the VC parking brake lever wont turn on  (understandable I guess as the toe brakes are meant to release it) but interesting sometimes it does seem to apply, even though the lever doesn't turn, as even full engine power will not overcome the brakes where as that will  overcome the toe brakes  being on. Unfortunately  we were not able to work out exactly what combination of actions caused  the PB to stick on I'm afraid . Also interestingly, operating the parking brake from either pilots controller button (not the VC) will also sticks the toe brakes on.

     

    When this is done, the aircraft has to be reloaded for a successful test.  Did both of you guys do this?

    Yes, we both completely restarted P3D each time

     

    One of you?  Or did both of you have to do this to get the brake to release?

    Once stuck we found no way to release  them other than to restart both sims.  Without  rudders, the only way they would not jam  was to un-assign all toe and parking brake joystick buttons and keyboard keys from both pilots and flight with out brakes (not ideal! 🙂 ). One of us has some rudders and when these were connected  (I had to dig them out of storage! ) the brakes all worked (providing we didn't assign and use  a key/button to the parking brake as if we did that then the toe brakes stuck on as soon as the parking brake key was pressed even with the rudders connected).  So peddles and parking brake from VC was not ideal but was  a flyable position but it means only one of us can be PF when on the ground unless the other purchases some rudders.

     

    Did you guys try calibrating the Rudder Pedals?  Both I and the three testers I work with have never had an issue when Toe Brakes when both parties had rudder pedals, so I'm almost certain one or both of you guys have a rudder pedal calibration issue.

    I didn't try calibration  but will try today, however using the  rudders was the only scenario that works so I believe the issue is with the buttons/keys rather the peddles. Unfortunately only one of us has peddles so I cant currently test 2 sets  but suspect you are right and it may work. Do you have any suggestion for things to try/test with neither party having peddles connected please as that eliminates a peddle calibration issue? 

     

    We've made some changes to the brakes that we hope will resolve this issue and that update will be coming out very soon.  The update also contains some improvements to Connected Flight Deck, however my  team (which is not the traditional Aerosoft Airbus Beta Team) has been unable to successfully connect to Connected Flight Deck in order to test these changes so we'll be finding out along with the customers how these changes work.

    That is great news,  the update not the connection issue! 🙂 do you have any idea when the update is due please?

     

    Many thanks for you help

    Pete

     

     

  17. Hi .

    Having just purchased the A330 today, we are trying CFD for the 1st time and are having this same issue with brakes sticking on. We have tried setting the brake control to a single joystick button, differential  brakes using the keyboard and using rudder peddles (only one of us has rudder peddles to test) and it all give the same issue. The only way we were able to fly was to unassigned all brake controls  except the one set of rudder  peddles and just use the parking brake lever in the VC. If any brake button, include parking brake, was assigned by either flyer, then the first time it was pressed the brakes locked on and the parking brake lever stop working.

    Thanks Pete

     

    Just to add the detial of which controllers we have, I am using a Thrustmaster  T-Flight Stick X joystick and Saitek Pro Rudder peddles  (although only connected them up  to trouble shoot this issue)  and pilot 2 has a Cyborg V1 joystick

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