Notify Message
Forums
#13124223 Mar 12, 2017 at 04:26 PM
Colonel
535 Posts
Looking outside the window while testing the latest AWACS updates:



Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

Reaper Eagle Driver, 493d FS.
+0
#13128632 Mar 14, 2017 at 03:41 PM
Captain
240 Posts
Are the ND and PFD at least partially from the 777? Also, what inspired the layout of the HUD graphics?

Thanks.
😡😔😳😑😐😏😉😀😅
+0
#13129636 Mar 14, 2017 at 11:53 PM
2nd Lieutenant
13 Posts
The ND is the standard FlightGear "Boeing" style Canvas Navigation Display: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Canvas_ND_Framework

The PFD is from the 777, but I plan to customize it a bit more.

The HUD graphics is a customized version of the 787.

***Keep in mind***

While the PFD is from the 777, I had to rewrite almost ALL the code to make it work outside the 777's systems... And the AP annunciation is completed changed.

Hope this helps!
Josh
it0uchpods/WTF411

FlightGear Aircraft Developer
+0
#13196128 Apr 17, 2017 at 07:35 PM
Colonel
535 Posts
Flying N-SCOT's artwork for the C-137R:



I do love it!
More updates to come in these days as the FG Festival is getting close... Stay tuned ;) .
Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

Reaper Eagle Driver, 493d FS.
+0
#13196658 Apr 18, 2017 at 02:55 AM
2nd Lieutenant
13 Posts
OK UPDATE TIME:

http://prntscr.com/exoosj

The new WL/PSAS Control dialog
WING LVL engages the WING LVL system
CWS is active all the time, providing PITCH augmentation, but it's much much improved, and flies alot more natural. You'll never realize it's on until you hear it trimming for you ;)
Activating MAN PITCH mode will disable this system and give manual Elevator back to the pilot, this will illuminate the MASTER CAUTION light, as and Pitch Degree Pitch Rate protection, and stability augmentation is no longer available.(edited)
Now that I've modelled the engine parameters correctly, without stability augmentation, the pitch can be difficult, especially during approach, when winds are acting up.
It's been active for a while, but less noticable.
Now it's full authority, and very smooth.
I've flown many ILS and Visual approaches now, and it still feels very natural :)
This is the most advanced 707 in the world.
On approach to the default 2017.1.2 airport manual approach, with PSAS on, following the ITAF FD on the HUD :)

http://prntscr.com/exooua

One trick: Do not chase the FD, smoothly try to follow it, but don't chase it. Due to the nature of PID-Controllers they will expect perfection and drift to nudge you to adjust.

http://prntscr.com/exoova

The next autopilot build will feature the option to go into FLARE mode even if the AP is off -- this will be on the KCs, and will guide your through the flare if that's more your style :)
I'm very excited about this new technology, and I can't wait to show it off to you very soon!


FAQ:
Q: PSAS is crashing my plane!!!!
A: Open Leveller/Pitch Stab settings from KC-137R menu, push MAN PITCH

Now note your IAS, attitude, altitude, flap setting
Now go DEBUG --> Property Browser
go to it-fbw and tell me the value of pitch-deg
Otherwise, I can't debug and fix the issue
This system is built as a deritive of IT-FBW system which has just revamped, so I can say it works 99% of the time

Kind Regards,
Josh
it0uchpods/WTF411

FlightGear Aircraft Developer
+0
#13207957 Apr 24, 2017 at 09:41 AM · Edited 7 months ago
Colonel
535 Posts
Had fun yesterday while testing the EC-137R with Geed over England, bit of formation flying to RAF Mildenhall. Some of the screenies:













Can't wait to do another test... ;)
Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

Reaper Eagle Driver, 493d FS.
+0
#13223751 May 02, 2017 at 07:36 PM
Colonel
535 Posts
KC-137R now and then in pics...

OPRF relocation to the Festival of FlightGear - May 2nd, 2016:




OPRF relocation to the Festival of FlightGear - May 2nd, 2017:




Things changed a bit uh? ;)
Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

Reaper Eagle Driver, 493d FS.
+0
#13226531 May 04, 2017 at 04:05 AM
Colonel
452 Posts
Nice
"No one dared to make a slip, the stranger there among them had the big iron on his hip."
+0
#13378875 Aug 03, 2017 at 11:48 AM
Colonel
535 Posts
Blame Pinto for this:



Anyway the previous system was pointless since the introduction of the EFB in all the planes.

Project is still alive, we had some delays due to other priorities but it keeps going ;) .
Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

Reaper Eagle Driver, 493d FS.
+0