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  1. Thanks Hans, good news. Any idea when will 1.2.2.1 be out?
  2. Any news about this issue?
  3. Thanks @JRBarrett, I found the updater and ran it. Good to be able to forget about getting updates from third parties.
  4. PC Aviator download link have now updated to v1.2. The latest v1.2.2 isn't yet available, have those files been released yet to third party suppliers yet? Their support doesn't reply. Can you contact them please?
  5. @Hans Hartmann with due respect to @GEK_the_Reaper, it's not my starting procedure which is the issue. Yes the fuel boost pumps are on. Even if they weren't that shouldn't stop the start valves opening. The problem has always been that you can't get the engines to crank if the panel state is not exactly correct. The hint to make cold and dark the default panel state helps, but in my case I had to select cold and dark AGAIN after loading the CRJ to enable the starter logic to work properly. Not a big issue, but it would be nice if it could be fixed. I'm using CRJ v1.200 in P3Dv4.3. I'm still waiting for the very latest download version from my third party supplier.
  6. I tried setting Cold and Dark as the default state but I found I still had to select cold and dark state again after loading to get the sim to work properly (engine starts, etc).
  7. Thanks Hans, hopefully test mode will get implemented eventually. The WXR display is static in bearing (though the shapes and colours do vary). I've attached a video of what Active Sky weather looks like on the ND. When rain returns first appear they are roughly in the correct relative position. If you change aircraft heading the returns remain at the same bearing on the ND. Comparing with the ASP4 map the visual images of storm clouds correlates well, the WXR display bears little relationship to ASP4 once heading changes are made. I tried turning the WXR off and then on but this does not "reset" the bearing, returns reappear in the same incorrect bearing. However I've noticed If I reduce range to minimum and then increase it again the weather returns are drawn in the correct bearing. Hopefully this might provide a clue as to what is going on? Note, with the Aerosoft Airbus (in FSX) and PMDG and FSL addons in P3D I don't have this problem and the ND display presents returns on realistic bearings. So I don't think this is a problem with ActiveSky, but the CRJ's integration with it. CRJ-WXR.mp4
  8. Thanks for the update, Hans. Looking forward to the release of the SP.
  9. Hi Mathijs, No worries. I'm using Active Sky for P3Dv4.
  10. Is there no support for the CRJ? I raised this weeks ago and no response.
  11. Before starting engines, when you switch the boost pumps on EICAS still shows LO PRESS on both sides and the boost pump synoptics are amber, even though pressure is shown in green. LO PRESS should only show if neither boost pump pressure nor ejector pressure is available. The FCOM says the EICAS boost pump icon colour should be: Pump Off - White Pump On - Green Failure - Amber (e.g. pump should be running but isn't producing pressure). Currently the EICAS shows the colour as follows Pump Off - Amber (with engine not running) or White (with engine running) Pump On - Amber (Failure condition is not simulated) Pump status should show the pump operation and not be conditional on engine status. According to the CRJ-700/900 FCOM, the boost pumps operate together in most situations, both pumps can feed either engine. If either pump switch is armed and either engine is not running then both boost pumps will run. In the sim, before engine start both pumps run with either switch in the arm position, as per the FCOM. After the first engine start the other engine's boost pump switches off, whether the pump switch is in arm or not. The boost pump switch shows an amber inop warning. In the aircraft both pumps would still be running until both engines are started.
  12. I'm using the latest release with hotfix 1.0.6 in P3Dv4.2 and ASP4 for weather so the WXR should work. I see two problems. 1. The WXR Test mode doesn't display a test pattern. The ND shows the word TEST in white, but no coloured sectors as is usual. 2. In precipitation I see patterns of weather returns, but these seem fixed, If I change heading the weather returns don't move. I would expect them to be redrawn in a different relative position after the scan is complete. Yet if I fly towards the weather shown the returns move towards "own ship" as expected. The returns change shape with tilt. So something is happening but it seems to be fixed with respect to aircraft track. The weather returns displayed doesn't correlate with what is shown by Active Sky's map. Finally a question. MAP and WXR modes are identical in terms of the ND graphics apart from the text. Is MAP mode simulated? Kevin
  13. Oh I read it properly the first time, believe me. Priorites should be that basic functionality works and that bugs in code are corrected. In my opinion fuel crossfeed is basic functionality, you may disagree. However the way crossfeed simulation works in the A320 series is clearly bugged (fuel is being lost at three times the rate the engines are using it) and should be fixed. Either that or disable the crossfeed switch completely because crossfeed isn't simulated properly. Best of luck explaining that move to the community though. Regarding the rest of your reply (I couldn't get the quote feature to separate it): I understand that plans change and I have not been keeping up with day to day developments on the forum, so accept I might have found out sooner. Mathijs' post is detailed, honest and well presented as usual and I can't fault the logic he used. So I accept a price must be charged. But how was I supposed to find info about the A320 series update in a long preview thread of the A330? The news about the update being charged for should also be in the P3Dv4 compatibility announcement.
  14. Thanks for the quick reply, Tom, but this is basic stuff. Fuel transfer. Also Frank's reply is over 10 months old. No sign of any fix since then. Were you aware of the excessive fuel burn in the A318? That's definitely normal operation. I certainly wasn't aware the SP was becoming a new release. I've seen the post you linked to of course, but it says nothing about it being a new release. That's not really fair for loyal customers expecting a long announced SP to find it will now be a paid for upgrade. I understand P3Dv4 is an additional problem but most developers are providing compatibility upgrades at no cost.
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