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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby it0uchpods » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:58 am

The S-TEC 55X now can follow GS, all the Auto-GS Arm, Manual capture, and disarm/rearm functionality has been added as per the Pilot Operating Handbook.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby bbuske » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:17 pm

Cool.

Been really busy and did not get a chance to fly.
I will have a look at it, as soon as I get FG to work again. It out of the sudden stopped starting up. Gonna have to check if one of the latest updates for Linux is the culprit.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby it0uchpods » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:06 am

Hi Ben.
The climb performance is now correct as per real life. I checked the C172 with the 180hp, it has a different prop thruster file, which is very very overpowered in my opinion -- maybe an upgrade was available to such a thing in real life, but I doubt it's stock.

Regardless, the Warrior's engine has custom system to prevent the JSBsim "overspinning" which happens for some reason -- and gives more power than the real...
So now it should be good. Don't know if it will pass your test with the hill, but it matches all the data I've recorded in real life (speed, alt, vert speed, pitch angle, and RPM)

I also added the plate in the cockpit with the aircraft number on it, and it changes based on the livery selected.

I also simulated the "dead-band" thing that happens at the upper end of throttle lever position, where the change in power is only very slight. Don't know why this is, but all 3 Warrior's I've flown in real life (161 models too, with both 160hp and 180hp engines) have this "dead-band".

Lego also added ALS lights, including functioning landing lights.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby bbuske » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:13 am

Hey,

looks like you have been - once again - really active.
I gonna take a look at FG to see if I take it out for a flight right now. Good news that power has been fixed.
Once I got to take it out, i will get back to you with some feedback.

As for the C172, it probably is not stock or it was added to make the default aircraft easier to fly with. Not sure. Or it might be something, that is especially made for floats and stuff like that. I have not seen or flown a C172 with 180HP engine in real life. Still with the regular C172 it is possible to cross the Avila as well. At least at some spots. Going westwards, which was the flight I tried with the Warrior back then, is possible to cross.

Great work, will get back to you shortly.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby it0uchpods » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:30 am

Hi Ben,
Under the same prop, the 160 and 180hp have little changes. The 180 climbs a little faster, burns slightly more fuel. I guess it depends on your flight path.

Thanks. It's a nice break from pounding my head in working on the Airbus computers... lol

Looking forward to hear your thoughts,
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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:06 pm

it0uchpods wrote in Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:06 am:I checked the C172 with the 180hp, it has a different prop thruster file, which is very very overpowered in my opinion -- maybe an upgrade was available to such a thing in real life, but I doubt it's stock.

as i recall the discussion in the c172p's development issues, the 180hp engine and prop change(?) are mainly for the pontoon and amphibious variants... they need more power than the wheeled versions... allowing the 180hp to be used in the standard c172p is being nice... i always fly with the 180hp engine when i fly the c172p ;)
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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby bbuske » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:07 pm

Lol I bet.
Though those Airbus are great machines and now with the new computer there is no lag!
Just working on getting FG running again and I will be back in the cockpit.

And: Yes, the 180HP variant of the C172 is for the water / pontoon plane, as it needs more power.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby it0uchpods » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Thanks Ben, hope you enjoy.

I introduced a pitch trim handler. If you have electricity trim switch on, and the system has power, trim keys and buttons operate the electric trim switched in the cockpit instead of the manual trim.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby bbuske » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:40 pm

Hey,

looks great. Was fun to fly it.
I wasn't aware of the pitch trim handler though. I gonna have to take a look.
Quite impressed with all the progress made with this bird.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby it0uchpods » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks Ben!

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby bbuske » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:23 am

You are very welcome.
Honor for those who deserve it. :)
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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby D-ABBA » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:39 pm

Hi it0uchpods.

Once again a successful version of the PA28 (Warrior).
Great FDM. I wish that the "Warrior" does not jump over the runway like a rubber ball.

Granted, I was maybe a bit too fast. But a small amount of magnetism of the suspension would be helpful for the beginner.

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Re: Piper PA28-161 Warrior II

Postby it0uchpods » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 pm

Hi D-ABBA:
I do not know what you mean "jump over the runway like a rubber ball"

I modeled the ground effects close to the real one based off my personal experience, so it should be right. Maybe you can further elaborate?

Glad you did enjoy!

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