Board index FlightGear Development Aircraft

DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Questions and discussion about creating aircraft. Flight dynamics, 3d models, cockpits, systems, animation, textures.

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby paju1986 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:13 pm

The Radios are not working on the latest version of Flightgear 2020.1.1. The numbers on the radios doesn't show up.

Could someone take a look into this??

Regards!!
paju1986
 
Posts: 246
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:42 pm
Location: Badajoz (Spain) - LEBZ
OS: Arch Linux

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby SurferTim » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:39 pm

paju1986 wrote in Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:13 pm:The Radios are not working on the latest version of Flightgear 2020.1.1. The numbers on the radios doesn't show up.

Could someone take a look into this??

Regards!!

They work on my version of the Twin Otter on FG 2020.1.1 (Ubuntu 18.01). Ensure you turn up the radio brightness on the right side of the overhead panel.
Fly low, fly slow, land on a dime. Twin Otter DHC6-300+ https://github.com/SurferTim/dhc6p
PirateAir videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/SurferTim850
User avatar
SurferTim
 
Posts: 1059
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
Callsign: Pirate
Version: 2020.3.3
OS: Ubuntu 18.04

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby scarymovie » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:36 am

Hi paju1986, besides what SurferTim has mentioned, you might also what to make sure this switch (see link below) is turned on.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21965&start=855#p336352
Last edited by Johan G on Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Please do not quote the entire preceeding post.
scarymovie
 
Posts: 129
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:34 pm
Location: Singapore
Callsign: 9VRCS

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby paju1986 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:37 am

Ah ok that was the problem! thans you!
paju1986
 
Posts: 246
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:42 pm
Location: Badajoz (Spain) - LEBZ
OS: Arch Linux

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Husky Dynamics » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:35 am

On FG 2018.3.6, the landing lights don't appear to function, even with ALS enabled and all shaders and stuff set to max. Not a big deal, but makes it a bit difficult to see at night.
Get my custom FG liveries here (check back often for new stuff): http://flightgearhusky.altervista.org/
User avatar
Husky Dynamics
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Callsign: HUSKY
Version: FG2020.3.6
OS: Win10 Home 64

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby SurferTim » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:43 am

ALS Landing lights work only on asphalt and concrete surfaces. Requires setting adjustments.
Select Menu -> View -> Rendering Options
Enable "Custom Settings" under "Shader Effects".
Select "Shader Options" and increase "Landmass" setting.
Fly low, fly slow, land on a dime. Twin Otter DHC6-300+ https://github.com/SurferTim/dhc6p
PirateAir videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/SurferTim850
User avatar
SurferTim
 
Posts: 1059
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
Callsign: Pirate
Version: 2020.3.3
OS: Ubuntu 18.04

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Husky Dynamics » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:02 am

I checked to make sure the settings were correct (they were) and same result. However, the landing lights do appear to work with the Pirate version, just not the default, which is sort of odd. Oh well.
Get my custom FG liveries here (check back often for new stuff): http://flightgearhusky.altervista.org/
User avatar
Husky Dynamics
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Callsign: HUSKY
Version: FG2020.3.6
OS: Win10 Home 64

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby SurferTim » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:46 am

Pirate version is at https://github.com/SurferTim/dhc6p
The FG hangar version was updated with my version, but not completely.

P.S. You can install both the standard hangar DHC6 and the PirateAir models on the same computer. The folder names are different.
Fly low, fly slow, land on a dime. Twin Otter DHC6-300+ https://github.com/SurferTim/dhc6p
PirateAir videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/SurferTim850
User avatar
SurferTim
 
Posts: 1059
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
Callsign: Pirate
Version: 2020.3.3
OS: Ubuntu 18.04

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Simworld2020 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:40 pm

I added a second ADF receiver to the Twin Otter, both the FGADDON version and the PirateAir/SurferTim Version of the aircraft.

My primary post about the modification and the download link for the files is in the development / aircraft section of the forum.

Here is the link to the post:

https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=38521

Happy New Year to all!
Flying the Cessna 172p and the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
Flightgear 2020.3.8
Lenovo Thinkpad W540
Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Intel core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7 GHz
32 Gb DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M with 2Gb RAM
Simworld2020
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby mifi » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:33 am

Happy new year to you too.
mifi
 
Posts: 327
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:24 pm
Location: NL
Version: git next
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.x Gnome

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Simworld2020 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:19 pm

danten66 wrote in Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:54 pm:Is there a way from the panel to switch the NAV1 Slave for the GPS unit on and off? Or is it only through the Equipment - GPS Settings Menu?

Dan


Dan, if you're still here, and to anyone else interested, I've made some mods to the FGADDON Twin Otter which include a GPS-NAV1 slave switch in the 3d cockpit.
Here's the forum link:

https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=38835

Thanks,

Simworld2020

[EDIT] P.S. a mod to SurferTim's Twin Otter to be posted in this thread soon, he gave the OK.
Flying the Cessna 172p and the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
Flightgear 2020.3.8
Lenovo Thinkpad W540
Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Intel core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7 GHz
32 Gb DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M with 2Gb RAM
Simworld2020
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Simworld2020 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:55 pm

Some mods to SurferTim's Twin Otter, posted here with his permission.

1. Add ADF2, slave Copilot's RMI ADF needle to ADF2.
In this image, both ADFs are on and tuned and each RMI is tracking its respective NDB.
Image

2. Add GPS-NAV1 slave switch to the 3d cockpit. Some issues with placard text, but the mod functions properly.
Image

Dropbox link and MD5 Checksum for the zip file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1om53f6bjfd1nlu/DHC6P_SurferTimVersion_Mods_March2021.zip?dl=1

MD5 Checksum:
ABE18801D340D504FE1B55053D9AF67A

For some more extensive mods to the FGADDON version of the Twin Otter including a different style GPS-NAV1 slave switch mod, here is a link to the forum post:

https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=38835

Thanks for looking, I welcome all feedback and suggestions.

Simworld2020
Flying the Cessna 172p and the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
Flightgear 2020.3.8
Lenovo Thinkpad W540
Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Intel core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7 GHz
32 Gb DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M with 2Gb RAM
Simworld2020
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Simworld2020 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:19 pm

Hello to all,

Here is a mod update to install an audio panel into the SurferTim Twin Otter:

Image

This is the readme file included in the zip package:

Code: Select all
Readme - March 8, 2021 mods for SurferTim's Twin Otter

Mods were applied to the dhc6p-master.zip downloaded on March 8, 2021 from SurferTim's github.

I could not find a revision file in his aircraft, but the the MD5 checksum of that zip package is : 

B6CAF60393388B0581F7DD92E87F1E86

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All of SurferTim's files modified by me are included and have a " .SWBAK " extension.

Mods:

1.  Moved the ELT and the Floats/wheels gear control to make room for the KMA20 audio panel.
2.  Installed the KMA20 audio panel.

This mod update also includes the GPS/NAV1 slave switch mod posted previously in this thread.

Known issues with the GPS/NAV1 Slave placard text:

The OSG text sometimes glows white, sometimes orange depending on lighting conditions.
There is a fix coming for that: Jonathan (DG-505) has created a placard object
which solved the problem before he commited my mods of the FGADDON version of the aircraft.
So the solution may already be available in the commited sourceforge files.   I plan to install that solution into the SurferTim version of the aircraft as soon as I can as it is simpler, more elegant and looks nicer.

Feedback, corrections and suggestions for improvement are always appreciated, and thank you for your interest in the mods.

Simworld2020
March 08, 2021


The Dropbox link is:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmb6a3it6j9aqo2/DHC6P_SurferTimVersion_Mods_08March2021.zip?dl=1

The MD5 Checksum:

4AA05C082EB4BE3DA9B794B2968274BC

Pending very soon with special thanks to Jonathan (DG-505) for creating a placard object to replace the OSG text :

Image

Thank you for looking,

Simworld2020
Flying the Cessna 172p and the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
Flightgear 2020.3.8
Lenovo Thinkpad W540
Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Intel core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7 GHz
32 Gb DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M with 2Gb RAM
Simworld2020
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby Simworld2020 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:50 am

[EDIT #1 March 16 ]
line 576 of dhc6-base.xml must be changed from:
<file>Aircraft/dhc6p/Models/Flightdeck/Instruments/KMA20_AudioPanel/KMA20_AudioPanel.nas</file>
to:
<file>Aircraft/dhc6p/Models/Flightdeck/Instruments/kma20_AudioPanel/KMA20_AudioPanel.nas</file>
Thank you varjat for the correction.
[ end of edit]

[Edit #2 March 16]
Patch needed to correct errors and omissions in the KMA20_AudioPanel.nas file.
In that file, line 109 is blank. Replace everthing below line 109 with the following:

Code: Select all
var init = func {
   if (!getprop(nav1)) {
      setprop(nav1Audio, 0);
      }else{
         setprop(nav1Audio, 1);
         }
   if (!getprop(nav2)) {
      setprop(nav2Audio, 0);
      }else{
         setprop(nav2Audio, 1);
         }
   if (!getprop(adf)) {
      setprop(adfAudio, 0);
      }else{
         setprop(adfAudio, 1);
         }
   if (!getprop(dme)) {
      setprop(dmeAudio, 0);
      }else{
         setprop(dmeAudio, 1);
         }
   if (!getprop(mkr)) {
      setprop(mkrAudio, 0);
      }else{
         setprop(mkrAudio, 1);
         }
   autoFunction();
}

# Listeners
setlistener("sim/signals/fdm-initialized",         init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm/serviceable",    init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm/selected-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm/standby-mhz",      init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm[1]/serviceable",    init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm[1]/selected-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm[1]/standby-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/nav/serviceable",       init);
setlistener("instrumentation/nav/selected-mhz",      init);
setlistener("instrumentation/nav/standby-mhz",      init);
setlistener("instrumentation/nav[1]/serviceable",    init);
setlistener("instrumentation/nav[1]/selected-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/nav[1]/standby-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/adf/serviceable",       init);
setlistener("instrumentation/adf/selected-khz",      init);
setlistener("instrumentation/adf/standby-khz",      init);
setlistener("instrumentation/adf[1]/serviceable",    init);
setlistener("instrumentation/adf[1]/selected-khz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/adf[1]/standby-khz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/dme/power-btn",       init);
setlistener("instrumentation/dme/selected-mhz",      init);
setlistener("instrumentation/dme/source",         init);
setlistener("instrumentation/mkr[1]/serviceable",    init);
setlistener("instrumentation/mkr[1]/selected-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/mkr[1]/standby-mhz",   init);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm/ptt",          autoFunction);
setlistener("instrumentation/comm[1]/ptt",          autoFunction);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/knob",         autoFunction);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/auto",         autoFunction);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/com1",         autoFunction);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/com2",         autoFunction);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/nav1",          init);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/nav2",          init);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/adf",          init);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/dme",          init);
setlistener("instrumentation/kma20/mkr",          init);

print("KMA20 Audio Panel loaded.");

#end

Apologies for not having checked more closely before sending the mod.
[End edit]

-----------------------

Hello to everyone,

Here are some new mods for the SurferTim version of the twin otter. Mod details are in the readme text posted below the pictures.

Copilot's panel:
Image

F12 dialog box:
Image

Readme file (included in the zip package):
Code: Select all
Readme - March 15, 2021

Modifications to the SurferTim/PirateAir version
of the DHC6 Twin Otter.

***************  Notes ************************

The mods were applied to the SurferTim version downloaded from his git hub on March 08, 2021.
For ID, the MD5 checksum of that .zip file is:  B6CAF60393388B0581F7DD92E87F1E86

The mods were tested in FG 2020.3.3 on all variants of the aircraft on a
Windows 7 computer with integrated intel graphics.  The mods are working properly
on that system.

All of SurferTim's original files are included in the mod package and have the extension ".15MarchBAK" .

*************** The Modifications ********************

1.  Copilot's panel now has its own CDI instruments for VOR1 and VOR2.
The Copilot can now navigate fully in any IFR scenario. 

2.  "Cold, Dark and Silent" mod:
Floatplane gear lamps, RMI panel lamps and the GPS/NAV1 slave lamp are now controlled by their respective
breakers, buses and the pilot's panel overhead dimmer knob. Autopilot switch lamps are also controlled but do not
pass through the pilot's dimmer knob. Audio panel marker lights treated likewise.

3.  F12 radio dialog box now includes volume control for the DME and the marker beacon.
And for all radios, a visual feedback text box showing the numeric value of each radio's volume.
And full control for the KMA20 audio panel knob and switches.

(Includes all MODS previously submitted in the forum's Twin Otter development topic, as follows):

4.  ADF2 added, and Copilot's RMI listens to ADF2.

5.  KMA20 audio panel added.

6.  COM1 and COM2 PTT to transmit by pressing the keyboard space bar.  The knob on the KMA20
audio panel selects the active transmitter.

7.  NAV1/GPS slave switch and lamp indicator added to Pilot's and Copilot's panels.

**********************************************************************

Feedback is always welcomed, and thank you for looking.


Simworld2020
March 14, 2021


Zip file details:
15_March_ mods_ TwinOtter_SurferTim_Version.zip
MD5 checksum 45CD5D4437A00CDB109D8E259E176A17

Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vl9yciqzhi7fx ... n.zip?dl=1

[EDIT] I forgot to mention in the readme, the mod now turns off the fuel boost pumps during autoshutdown. Hence the "silent" part of the "Cold, dark and silent" mod.

Thanks for looking!

Simworld2020
Last edited by Simworld2020 on Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:34 am, edited 3 times in total.
Flying the Cessna 172p and the DHC-6 Twin Otter.
Flightgear 2020.3.8
Lenovo Thinkpad W540
Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Intel core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7 GHz
32 Gb DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M with 2Gb RAM
Simworld2020
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm

Re: DHC-6 Twin Otter development

Postby varjat » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:42 pm

Thank you guys for the excellent updates.
Could you check path to KMA20 audiopanel nasal file, it should be 'Aircraft/dhc6p/Models/Flightdeck/Instruments/kma20_AudioPanel/KMA20_AudioPanel.nas instead of Aircraft/dhc6p/Models/Flightdeck/Instruments/KMA20_AudioPanel/KMA20_AudioPanel.nas
Thank you.
varjat
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:37 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Aircraft

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests