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  1. How many of these Twotters fly single-pilot-IFR?. In how many of those the single pilot interfaces with (almost) all of the switches using a mouse. In how many of these this single pilot operates a half-baked GNS GPS... Can you find at least a single real-world Twotter whose pilot is in this situation?
  2. To sum it up We have an anti icing that behaves somehow like inertial separator. But only on the left engine. We don't have inertial separator, because it is not modelled in 3d and this prevents us from using the separator as the vane that is invisible from the cockpit. But we have the inertial separator (at least its logic) connected to anti icing switch. But only for the left engine (as mentioned earlier). Couldn't we just have the inertial separator on both engines connected to the proper switch? Without the 3d model? For now.
  3. Tell me that this is a feature and not a bug and I will be quite happy. But it doesn't seem so. It is an unintended behavior that reasons couldn't be traced so we are left with "the default simvars". I compared several planes and it's Aerosoft's Twotter and SWS's Kodiak that show this behavior. The CRJ is much worse (check the screenshots). And most other planes I fly do not suffer from that. What I am worried about is a bug that will be caused by this and that will be even harder to explain (we all know about the issues CRJ has with its autopilot and how difficult or impossible they were/are to trace). This is a bug in a nav system of the aircraft. In the nav system that is actually quite buggy. Take a glance on two threads about radionavigation bug - seems unrelated but it is impossible to shoot a VOR approach using an outbound radial. This is why I think that correcting small bugs is important. And if we are to have compass deviation in MSFS, maybe it should be coded instead of bugged
  4. Older thread on the same issue
  5. It doesn't work fine. It is a random process that mostly works fine. But sometimes it just doesn't work. Today I flew something like 25 short flights. It malfunctioned on more than 5 occasions. It behaved differently than supposed, although I am pretty sure I know what should have happened. FD logic in this autopilot is seriously flawed and any deviation from the narrow procedure taken into account by the developer makes it malfunction. Please, do not ask whether anyone watched tutorials. KAP 140 is a pretty simple system. Manuals are available and many of your customers know how this system works - from how it is simulated on several payware aircraft in P3D or XP or from the real-world experience. It is a frustrating design choice to force people to unlearn how to use it and then to watch tutorials showing how to operate it in this rendition of a payware plane (mental note - this will probably change as the system is updated - if it is). I understand your explanation about the compatibility with xbox, but as a PC user and customer I would assume that this part of the market is also considered. Judging from the number of users complaining for the AP - this frustration is rather common. Unfortunately, unlike the real world pilots, I do not have a buddy sitting next to me in the cockpit and I do not have physical switches and knobs and I could really use a properly working AP when I depart an airport and need to setup my GPS.
  6. Let's use ADF knob as a reference (it seems more or less ok). 1. HSI knobs are way too fast CRS turns 360 degrees for 20 degrees of course selector rotation, HDG turns 360 for 30 degrees of heading bug rotation - inconsistent. 2. Altimeter baro knob - no rotation at all. 3. Radio altimeter - no rotation at all. 4. OBS knob (VOR Indicator) - even worse than CRS on HSI. Also - even shift+scroll requires like 25 scroll turns (full scrolling movement of my finger) on mouse to turn the CDI 180 degrees. Very difficult during instrument approaches.
  7. Cross Deviation Indicator on HSI (both HSIs) flips from one side of the scale to the other when selecting radials in FROM mode. TO works correctly (indicator shows deviation from selected radial). How to replicate: 1. Find a nearby VOR, tune NAV radio, switch CDI to VLOC. 2. Turn CRS knob to find direction to the VOR. It will be ok with proper deviation when set to something close to the current radial or its reciprocal. 3. Turn CRS so that the pointer points in a reciprocal direction (turn it 180 degree around). The needle will flip from far right to far left of the scale (or the other way around).
  8. Check it somewhere in Alaska (or any other place where magnetic variation is around 15-20 degrees). Somehow the magnetic variation is connected to this. The screenshots haven't been doctored - this is how compasses differ in PAJN.
  9. But the power loss is actually simulated partly. It is simulated on left engine only and the power loss occurs when engine intake anti-ice switch is flipped. I get 5 PSI drop on left engine when I switch it on.
  10. Yes. But at the same time this standby compass is used to verify whether your main compass / repeater or HSI indications are correct. This "instrument check" point in preflight checklist refers to exactly that. In this case I should just glance at these two instruments and say "instrument check, compass indication wrong, let's go flying, we have GPS"
  11. Fun fact. Inertial separator is simulated under "intake anti-ice" switch @Mathijs Kok Wouldn't it be possible to just move this feature to a proper switch?
  12. Central panel lighting is beautiful if viewed at a certain angle. But as you move pilot's head the shading changes significantly and straight lines appear where lighting disappears. I used red dots to mark the places where these strange lines appear. Check out how the angle changes shading.
  13. I am not commenting on the rotation, but on the indication which is off by several degrees
  14. Inertial separators are modelled in several aircraft in MSFS in the moded TBM (in the default too, as far as I remember), in SWS's Kodiak. Even the otherwise terribly simulated King Air has it. It is a bit confusing. Yes... I have found this statement: "Note that this is currently not modelled in this product". Which is clearly contrary to this statement: "As you can easily see, the Aerosoft Twin Otter has realistic engine displays for torque, RPM, and ITT. Furthermore, the inertial separator in the engine influences the engine parameters, just like in the prototype."
  15. C208B with magraina's Improvement Mod https://github.com/SheepCreativeSoftware/msfs2020-C208-Improvment-Mod It keeps correct parameters (almost - to 1,5% accuracy) withing the normal prop range.
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