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Not only that, only the dumbest pilot has advanced flying aids at his fingertips, then fails to use them...

The GPS mimics ADF, and then some. If you want to fly `half-arsed` and be that dumb pilot, you can. simply use the ADF icon and the compass rose and you've achieved the desired objective.

I also suggest you also remove the electric windows from your car, disable the ABS and the traction control and only use the first three gears. And don't forget to sell the electric lawnmower, light the fire every morning by candlelight - and boil the water in a steaming cauldron.

Then you can really be more than just a pretend Luddite. :rolleyes:

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I won't comment on the release date, other then that's is near. And I will have a features lists made early next week. Will be long.

I know you just said you'd have the features list made, nothing about posting it, but...?

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I know you just said you'd have the features list made, nothing about posting it, but...?

Sorry bit of delay, but it will be available soon.

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Is there anyone out there, who would manage to bring a light aircraft to smoke that way? Very realistic indeed! I wonder where in any case the benefit is, in oposite to the currently available DA20. If I can believe in one of the feature lists that were announced in the previews, everything was built there, that had no place in the Airbus. Marcel Felde will surley demonstrate again his impressive skills in 3D design arts, but the question is, who needs the Bird?

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Is there anyone out there, who would manage to bring a light aircraft to smoke that way? Very realistic indeed! I wonder where in any case the benefit is, in oposite to the currently available DA20. If I can believe in one of the feature lists that were announced in the previews, everything was built there, that had no place in the Airbus. Marcel Felde will surley demonstrate again his impressive skills in 3D design arts, but the question is, who needs the Bird?

Don't know whether you are kidding, but that's no smoke, should be snow or dust raised by the wheels.

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In my opinion, the overdone spray/snow/dust effect in FSX...

You can always create a dummy file to do away with it I suppose...

It is one of the few things that do annoy me in FSX...

Though no reason to tarnish the Katana 4X with this...

Andrew

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It is nearly impossible for Mathijs to get all the features and I am still working on the list, choosing whether a feature should be announced or keeping it a 'easter-egg'.

Sorry for not posting for a while: my computer has been infected by a virus and I had to install new hardrives and a new system. Fortunately there has been no data loss, just a loss of much time.

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OK, if you can do a feature list, maybe the katana is very complex!!rolleyes.gif

Sometimes I discover features that have been implemented a long time ago and have been forgotten meanwhile. ;)

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Sometimes I discover features that have been implemented a long time ago and have been forgotten meanwhile. ;)

???!!!blink.gifrolleyes.giflaugh.gif

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Look!The site of Marcel has been updated, no a lot of news, but the relase is very soon!!!

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Look!The site of Marcel has been updated, no a lot of news, but the relase is very soon!!!

Can you share a link? Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't see anything new on Marcel's site. Not that there needs to be - I'm guessing we'd all rather have him rattling around under the hood of the Katana... ;)

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Can you share a link? Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't see anything new on Marcel's site. Not that there needs to be - I'm guessing we'd all rather have him rattling around under the hood of the Katana... ;)

http://www.marcelfelde.de/

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Well, yes, that's it. But unless I'm being really obtuse (always possible), I don't see anything new there. Great-looking site but the material has been there for several months. As I said, no problem, though - better he should be building airplanes than websites... :)

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I see from the German article, the book is back on the top of the instrument panel. Is there an option to put the book away? With the turbulence we sometimes get in Southern California, I don't put loose objects on top of my panel.

David

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Yes, no changes at the website the last months. I am thinking about a development blog, but at the moment there is not enough time. ;)

There is some Velcro tape on the glareshield and on the book, so only the wind of the propeller may blow it away. Of course airstream may do also, but then you have bigger propblems. :rolleyes:

Additionally you may move it between the two seats. In realistic mode it will "remember" this position, so you don't have to remove it every flight.

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If you read the page your post is in then you can see that exactly this article has been postet already here. (See post #404)

So please remember: Read Befor Posting

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You asked for a feature list and here it is. We are impressed, you will be impressed!

Modes

Realistic

- Wear and damage can encounter and will be stored. Fluids will be used and the aircraft can get dirty. Maintenance and services are available. Flight hours and landings will be counted and special features unlocked.

Simple

- No wear and damage will be simulated. Aircraft stays clean. Flight hours and landings are not locked. No special features.

Instructor

Aircraft is as new every reload. Wear and damage can encounter or be triggered but will not be stored. Fluids will be used and the aircraft can get dirty. Flight hours and landings will not be counted and no special features are available. Instructor Panels are available.

Airframe

- Airframe limitations are simulated

- Trim tabs can be bend on ground

- Controls can get damaged

- Controls can freeze

- Flaps can get damaged

- Flaps motor can get damaged

- Wheel fairings can be attached/detached

- Wheel fairings can get damaged

- Aircraft can get dirty

- Canopy can be opened and closed stepless

- Canopy can be opened and closed by airflow

- Canopy locking mechanism

- Canopy can break off

- Canopy can get covered by ice

- Elevator can get damaged by canopy

- Cowling can be opened

- Oil Access Door can be opened

- Fuel Tank Cover can be opened

Engine (Rotax 912S)

- Engine damage and wear

- Engine cooling by air and fluid

- Carburetor Simulation

- Carburetor can get plugged

- Carb Heat

- Starter simulation

- Starter can get damaged

- Starter low voltage simulation

- Engine Start due Windmilling

- Engine Start due turning the Propeller by hand

- Choke Simulation

- Engine Windmilling

Propeller

- Propeller damage and wear

- Propeller Governor simulated

- Propeller ground contact

- Propeller damage by dust

- Propeller turnable by hand

- Propeller pitch change by hand

Oil System

- Oil usage simulated

- Two sorts of Oil: SAE20 / SAE40

- Oil quantity check

- Turning propeller or running engine draws oil out of the cylinders

- Oil Filter

- Oil temperature and pressure simulation

Fuel System

- Carburetor simulation

- Fuel pumps and pipes simulation

- Fuel in pipes can be burned

- Fueling simulation

- Fuel dip stick

- Fuel tank cover

- Water in fuel

- Water draining

Electrical System

- Complex Battery simulation

- Complete Elec Circuits

- Switches

- Relays

- Circuit Breakers

- Generator simulation

- Generator wear and damage

- Displays flicker and brightness

- Elec power on starter simulated

Instrumentation

- 3d Gauges with smooth animations

- Needle movements and vibrations simulated

- Gyros simulated

- Attitude Indicator simulation

- Compass card simulation

- Wet Compass acceleration and turning error

- Pitot Tube and Static Port simulation

- Pitot Tube, Static Port and Stall Warning can get plugged

Avionics

- Units operation simulted: Navigation and Communication is only possible with operating devices

- Simple mode: Units can be operated in simple mode for being compatible with hardware

- KX125 TSO

- Unit can be turned off

- Unit has circuit breaker

- Unit can be damaged

- Frequencies are stored

- Standby frequencies

- Engaging direct frequency control due holding the transfer buttons

- Modes: CDI, BRG and RAD

- Auto-TO

- Independant OBS display

- KT76A

- Unit can be turned off

- Unit can be damaged

- Unit has circuit breaker

- Transponder warmup simulated

- GPS500 (FSX default)

- Unit can be turned off

- Unit has circuit breaker

- Brightness can be adjusted

- GNS530 (by Reality XP, not included in the product)

- GPS500 can be replaced by the GNS530 directly in the simulator

Environment

- Cabin temperature simulated

- Cabin airflow simulated

- Wing icing

- Stall warning icing

- Controls icing

- Canopy icing

- Pitot and static port icing

- Dirt

- Insects

Visual Effects

- Motion and vibration effects

- Aircraft and parts influenced by propeller wind

- Realistic and switchable lighting effects

- Adjustable panel lighting

- Bumpmapping on exterior and virtual cockpit

Sound Effects

- Complex sound enviroment

- Every lever, switch has its own sound

Graphical User Interface

- All settings can be done in FSX

Preflight Panels

- Ground equipment and fixation

- Towbar

- Walkaround check

- Trim tabs

- Fuel station, fuel drain and dipstick

- Oil and liquids

- Payload

- Aircraft cleaning

Maintenance Panels

- Equipment: Change avionics or attach/detach wheel fairings

- Workshop: Inspection, repairing or replacing parts and systems

- Service: Replace or refill liquids, replacing or reloading battery etc.

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A2A levels of sophistication, in a modern GA.

Luvverly! :lol:

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