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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby surpii » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:33 pm

Much of the development was done very recently :)

The cockpit and general body (the model?) are good, not perfection like on the A330 but still very good and most importantly, functional. And in my opinion, for ultra long distance flights this aircraft is better than the A330 because you can fast forward by 16-32x very easily, whereas on the A330 if you fast forward by 8x or more the aircraft will go crazy.
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:21 am

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There is a new version of the A340-600HGW in the downloads section of the hangar: http://andinogonthaeler.wordpress.com/downloads-2/

The new version has a better FDM, a better autopilot, and a more realistic fuel consumption. Now you can use this web page to calculate the fuel you need:

http://fuelplanner.com/index.php

The new version has also updated the BRT livery and now includes a new Philippine Airlines LIvery.
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby patstan » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:37 pm

surpii wrote in Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:33 pm:whereas on the A330 if you fast forward by 8x or more the aircraft will go crazy.


Mate, the A330 is still far better. No one hardly uses that fast forward feature anyway.
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Benny-DLH130 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:07 am

HI,

I noticed the plane not to sit on the ground, so I´d like to offer some corrections to the ground reactions in Models/A340-600HGW.xml :

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<model>
  <path>Aircraft/A340-600HGW/Models/A340-600HGW-avion.xml</path>
   <offsets>
            <x-m>0</x-m>
            <y-m>0</y-m>
            <z-m>-0.35</z-m>
      <pitch-deg>-0.8</pitch-deg>
   </offsets>
            <livery>
                <file type="string">Iberia</file>
            </livery>
</model>


I found this nice picture, that shows the Landing-gear positions during approach and after take off.
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Does anybody know how to fix this ?

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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Thank you very much!

Well the movement of the gear is one thing that still needs to be developed...
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby omega95 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:56 am

I've been working on a new gear tilt and compression class for my new a380 project - I'll share my code when I get to the US. (My flight departs in an hour and a half - AA51)
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:04 am

Thank you very much for that offer!!!!
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:45 am

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I have done a Malaysia Airlines Livery for the A340-600HGW (also for the old model). It is a humble homage to the victims of flight MH 17 (Schiphol-Kuala Lumpur), who perished in Ukraine. I also think of flight MH 370 when I do this homage.

The livery is fictional. Malaysia Airlines did not fly A340s. The fated planes where Boeing 777, as is known. The livery is not perfect, But this is my way of doing memory of the victims, nevertheless.

Here is the actual picture of the destroyed plane:

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Download link at the hangar, as always: http://andinogonthaeler.wordpress.com/
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby surpii » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:42 pm

9M-MRD had the Freedom of Space livery and it is in Flightgear. I think that livery was one of the best ever.

http://malaysiaflyingherald.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/mas-a380-to-replace-b-777-200-to-paris/
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:22 pm

Thank you for the comment.

I think 9M-MRD had the "regular" livery, at least in the picture I shared. You can see the registration number in the picture if you amplify it. It seems that the 9M-MRD still had this livery when it was shot down. You can see here a picture posted by one of the passengers before flying:

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/malaysia-airlines-mh17-crash-passenger-posted-joke-about-plane-disap

May be that the 9M-MRD had the Freedom of Space livery in the past at some moment. No doubt the Freedom of Space livery is very good.

In any case, the flightgear Freedom of Space livery is done for the 777, not for the A340. It would be great if somebody makes a Freedom of Space livery for the the A340!!!!
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby surpii » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:04 pm

Yep, they changed the livery back to the normal one because the Freedom of Space livery was too expensive to maintain. It was actually changed quite a long time ago.
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:13 am

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There is a new version to download. It has some improvements:

- EFIS controls for the MFD.

- Co-pilot view.

- More cabin lights (for night flights).

- New Instruments added to the flight deck (AI and Vor-Dme).

- Fuel consumption more realistic (you can use the fuelplanner.com program) to plan your flights!

- Malaysia Airlines livery added to the default liveries.
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby surpii » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:43 pm

There is still that problem with the autopilot where if you add a new waypoint during the flight, the plane will stay on the heading that you were on when you added the waypoint.
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:31 pm

I think that is solved using the option "jump to"... Am I right?
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Re: A340-600HGW (download at the first post)

Postby Andino » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:47 pm

There is a new version of the A340-600HGW. It has:

- Better looking auto-pilot.

- Warning / Caution lights.

- It is possible to arm the auto-spoilers before landing. Can be done manually at the cockpit handle or using the keyboard (=).

As always, it is here to download: http://andinogonthaeler.wordpress.com/
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