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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby mhab » Mon May 22, 2017 5:36 pm

Hello
I'm happy to announce a new livery ...

N127LG of Flight For Life Colorado named Lifeguard 6
Location: Denver-Aurora metropolitan area, Centennial Airport (KAPA), USA

The H130 helicopter built in 2015 C/N: 8055 started operation on May 1, 2017 and provides transportation to pediatric patients within a 120-mile service area, including Colorado, southwestern Nebraska and southern Wyoming.

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more info at http://wiki.flightgear.org/Eurocopter_EC130_B4
download from development repository https://gitlab.com/mhab/ec130

Have fun
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby paju1986 » Mon May 22, 2017 5:45 pm

Looks awesome! :)
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby rominet » Mon May 22, 2017 5:57 pm

Yep, very nice!
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby UsAir26 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:45 pm

Help! I can't seem to unlock the rotor break with alt-r?
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby efel » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:55 pm

Hello
I would like to see the answer at this question above: How to unlock the rotor brake of EC130 of fgaddon, and how to make active the start switch?
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:43 pm

Use CTRL-c to enable the yellow hilites...

1. on the rotorbrake handle, there's a little switch... click it or use ALT-r... move the rotorbrake to zero and lock it again...
2. autostart is disabled until you've done the startup procedure manually five times...

Recommendation: use the checklists and tutorials...

[aside1] AltGr? what's that? on a US keyboard, would that be the right ALT? [/aside1]
[aside2] for some reason the rendering filters don't let me use night or infrared vision so i can't even see the console when it is dark :( [/aside2]

PS: getting the engine running isn't that hard... the worst part is not knowing where the buttons and levers are... especially with no interior light to see by... i haven't found an interior light knob, yet*, but this is my very first time in this beast ;) the tutorials are very important however, i haven't found how to stop the craft from rotating on the ground after getting the engine started...

* found three and cranked them all the way to max but still cannot see the dash...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby efel » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:32 pm

Thanks for answering, wkitty, but I have already tried, and the rotor brake refuses to move, while all other controls are OK
I had no worries with 2017.1, and this problem exists since I am on 2017.2. I had to reload all helis, which are running now well. Only EC130 resists with the rotor brake
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby mhab » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:09 am

Sorry to hear 2017.2 seems to be related. I won't switch to something newer than 2017.1 soon
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:37 am

EC130 runs fine for me on 2017.2 - including the rotor brake.
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby efel » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:26 am

and other macusers ????
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby efel » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:56 pm

Eureka: In the EC130 menu / debug / properties / controls / rotor, check that
Brake = '0' (double) and
brake-locked = 'false' (double)
These values were different in my menu ('1' and 'true')
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby mhab » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:39 pm

Hello

The properties /controls/rotor/brake and /controls/rotor/brake-locked are the ones which relate to the rotor-brake and the rotor-brake lock.
What the shortcuts/buttons/levers do is react-to or set these properties. If you set them via the property browser it has the same effect.
/controls/rotor/brake-locked is of type boolean, where 1 is an equivalent of "true" and 0 is the same as "false" by definition.
/controls/rotor/brake is of type double, because it can be applied with differing strength.

I heard on other occasions that Alt-<any key> doesn't seem to work on Mac. That is something which should be solved in FG kernel.

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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:11 pm

efel wrote in Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:32 pm:Thanks for answering, wkitty, but I have already tried, and the rotor brake refuses to move, while all other controls are OK

i've refined my procedures a little... i have to use ALT-r for the rotor brake switch... i can't seem to find it for the mouse click... to move the brake lever, i use my mouse wheel... hover over the handle and roll the wheel so the handle moves forward toward the windshield... then there's the fuel handle and its lock... i've gotten starting it down pretty well... just can't get off the ground without rolling and crashing immediately...

efel wrote in Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:32 pm:I had no worries with 2017.1, and this problem exists since I am on 2017.2. I had to reload all helis, which are running now well. Only EC130 resists with the rotor brake

that's weird because i'm running 2017.3.0 in full debug mode... i am, however, on linux using a US qwerty keyboard... i don't know anything about mac's keyboards and mice... i can't use anything that says AltGr-something so i have to find the thing to click on...
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:13 pm

mhab wrote in Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:39 pm:I heard on other occasions that Alt-<any key> doesn't seem to work on Mac. That is something which should be solved in FG kernel.

i'm guessing the separation of left and right ALT keys falls into that statement, too? i'm aware that the right ALT is used as AltGr in some keyboard layouts but that doesn't seem to work for me... i'm guessing it has to do with the actual keycode returned when it is pressed...
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
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Re: EC130-B4: major update

Postby mhab » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:19 pm

If I remember right, AltGr is the same as Ctrl+Alt
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