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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby flycanarias » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:58 pm

Hello, all of this looks really great!
@itouchpods, could you imagine doing the DC-9-family after finishing your excellent MD-80/90 family?
I think this would make sense, because the MD-80s/90 fuselage, wings, and cockpit interior are similar to those of the DC-9...
Keep on working!
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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:12 pm

Absolutely!
I already plan on it!
The MDs and the DC-9 share a lot of systems, and even some gauges. I probably could start it sometime, when our 3D modeler is done with the KC-137s. I assume just shrinking the fuselage, and modifying the wings/flaps slightly would do?

Glad your enjoying them!
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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:51 pm

Here is a poll on the DC-9:
http://www.thejabberwocky.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=812

This will make my final decision.
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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby flycanarias » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:57 am

I think that deriving the DC-9 from the MD-80/90s makes way more sense, than developing eg. a 731/2 from scratch.
My general opinion towards aircraft development is, that it makes developement more efficient, if aircraft families or similar types of aircraft are developed together. So basically, thats the case of the MD-80s/90s - DC-9 -717. Most of the systems and fuselage can be taken from the other aircraft.
Considering the other possibility mentioned in the poll, of making the old 737 versions (-100, -200, -300), I think deriving it from the fantastic 707 makes most sense! The 707, 727 and 737 share their fuselage basis, and a lot of their systems, as well as cockpit interior.
So this should be the next possible goal, when finishing the MD-80/90-DC-9/717 family.
Whats your opinion on this? (I know that you already use the same Systems for some aircraft families, but I just want to maximize the efficiency of developing)

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:51 pm

I'll add a poll over here later today.

Thanks for your input, I agree with you personally.

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:36 pm

Sorry for lack of updates, I have alot to come soon.

Thanks to awesome textures by @chad3006, I present the new enginepanels for the MD-88/MD-90 aircraft! Coming soon...
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All the lights work :D
MD-90's EPR gauge will be corrected to the correct numbers (1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6) soon.

*PLEASE NOTE*
This is not final work!

Also coming soon is a brand new FMA. (thanks again @chad3006!)

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby GabrielYV » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:03 am

@it0uchpods Very Good :D
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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:06 am

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby flycanarias » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:51 pm

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:17 pm

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:38 pm

Updates:
I am working on the thrust limit system. I have added a new autothrottle which works off EPR instead of just directly outputting to throttle. This allows the A/T to respect the EPR limit. I am also adding he instrument which changes the thrust limit. It will be simple at first, but will get more complex later on. In addition, I am making the new FMA.
These updates should be available very soon.

Sorry for the delay, I've been sick.
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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:16 pm

The update is out with the new ITAF, and new EPR autothrottle, and the new engine panels!
I had to restart the FMA, so it's not working right now. Will work on it as soon as possible.

MD-90 engines can now be textured! txt_vstab_engines.rgb file.

Thrust limits are fixed at the moment.

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:38 pm

An update: The first progress will be the Over head will get a whole new texture, containing the whole markings of everything. I am hoping @chad3006 will be able to make another lovely texture for me. :D

In the mean time, I am working to create the pneumatics, engine, and hydraulic systems. I also will improve the electrical system a bit.

The aircraft will only be startable by MD-XX menu, QuickStart, until the overhead texture is complete, then I can add the switches, and link them to the system. Then hopefully, we will have ability to manual start following a real world procedure!!!

However, first I am going to complete the pedestal, with the missing trim stuff, and dial a flap (yes, it will be working!), fixing the radio panel, adding XPNDR (also working), and add/fix autobreak.

I hope you will enjoy these updates. (if you have any other suggestions, please advise to me!)

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:28 am

I am implementing a system soon to MD-88, MD-90, and A320Family. (possibly more)

This system allows many advances.

The new Aircraft Config dialog allows:
Changing Livery
Loading fuel/payload (not implemented yet)
Loading Panel States (cold and dark, ready for taxi, etc...) (in progress)
Aircraft Help and Training (not implemented yet)
Ground Services (will be in main dialog soon)
Changing aircraft settings (retrofit, INS vs FMS (when available), autobreak available, etc)
Loading aircraft settings from livery (so livery makers can put the options the real plane has, and when that livery is selected, those options become active

And more.

Panel states will only work on planes that I develop solo, as I build the systems to work with panel states. (MD-88/90 A320Family)

The basic dialog is here. However, more buttons and options will be added not long from now.
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All 4 Panel states are working!

I am planning to make Ground Services, and possibly Select livery available in this box, without another click to pop them up.

I also have made a BRAND NEW engine system for YaSim. The plane can more or less be manually started somewhat realistically. (still alot of work to do, but whats there, does work correctly, and realistically.)

Will be pushed in less than 2 hours from this post.

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Re: MD-80s, MD-90 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:53 am

OK It's pushed.

Guys Please download, and advise me how it works. I hope no bugs.

May I dare say the first FGFS aircraft with loadable panel states? :)

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