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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby Oswald » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:09 pm

Let's do it this way, seems to work:

https://c.gmx.net/@328073119770088991/wrcb1P1ISUuVgFHitQR0-g

@D-ECHO:
The first image shows the menu to define the contents of the fuel tanks as well as the passengers and cargo. If something is set, window closed and reopend the window shows like it is in the second image. After correction things work. Is it possible to have a stable definition of passenger count and cargo in the first run?

The third image shows the angle piece hanging out of the aircraft.

@Josh: I realize you already have changed the fdm in the git. I'll give it a try.

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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby Oswald » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm

Flight plan: EGLL to LIMC (Milano). Fuel load: 6.000 lb. Had to land at EDDR (Saarbruecken) with remaining 500 lb in the end, => fuel consumption way to high.
Flying was very nice, no swaying along any axis, neither with nor without yaw damper.
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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby it0uchpods » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:21 pm

Hi Oswald
Glad to hear the FDE is okay. I make some further tweaks in a few days.

I used the existing engine. I will take a look at the fuel consumption.

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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby Oswald » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:13 am

Sorry, had an issue with the image files ... now the correct images are in the folder:

Oswald wrote in Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:09 pm:Let's do it this way, seems to work:

https://c.gmx.net/@328073119770088991/wrcb1P1ISUuVgFHitQR0-g

@D-ECHO:
The first image shows the menu to define the contents of the fuel tanks as well as the passengers and cargo. If something is set, window closed and reopend the window shows like it is in the second image. After correction things work. Is it possible to have a stable definition of passenger count and cargo in the first run?



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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby Oswald » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:50 pm

EGLL to LIMC FL250:
Expected fuel consumption according to fuelplanner.com: 3311 lbs
Real fuel consumption (30 passengers): 9545 lbs despite slow cruise (kias 210)
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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby Oswald » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:27 pm

Some changes have been added recently (thanks D-ECHO). My first attempt on a brief flight from EGOD to EGNS:

New fuel and payload feature looks promising, works for fuel, but pax and cargo not changeable as far as I can see.
No more angle piece hanging out of the aircraft.
Haven't realized more changes yet, flying relatively low (cruise FL160), haven't looked into fuel consumption.

Noticeable observations before the new changes (FDM and AP):
    In high altitude (FL about 240 to 270) the aircraft gets slower than it should (kias and GS) needing 900 rpm at cruise instead of 850 (might be adding to fuel issue?)
    Approach with AP in ILS or any slow flight at about 140 kias leads to a state near stalling, leading to a very high approach angle in particular during flare. If I switch of AP I can get into normal position with less throttle and better angle of approach.

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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby D-ECHO » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:59 am

Hi Oswald,
thanks for testing the new changes. I actually forgot that the fuel/payload dialog was not ready when I pushed it.... will be done soon.
I will also look at the FDM and tune it where you noticed problems.
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Re: Bombardier Q400 v1.0

Postby Oswald » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:26 pm

Hi D-ECHO,

another brief test EGOD to EGNS:

fuel & payload works fine, though there remains a canvas window I can't get rid off after closing the fuel & payload window.
I am not sure about changes in FDM towards slow speed autopilot during approach because I made mistakes using the autopilot and had to fly by hand to rescue my landing, will look into that and the fuel consumption issue later.

Thanks for carrying on work on this nice airliner!
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