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Re: IDG MD-11 Development Archive - Closed

Postby Octal450 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:07 pm

Squashed bug in Fuel System - update craft!

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:11 pm

New GIT: https://github.com/Octal450/MD-11

I got bored during quarantine so this continues.

As much commit history as possible restored. Please re-clone from scratch if using git.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:14 pm

Speaking of that - aerodynamics are updated with my newest versions, and a few other fixes.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:01 am

Bugs fixed in LSAS, AFS, and other areas.

Some garbage cleaned up.

Interested in following the development more closely? Join the discord in my sig.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby asr » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:42 pm

Thanks a lot for resuming development on this beautiful bird. Will give it a try asap.
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:41 pm

Np

2019.2.0 minimum version

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby asr » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:12 pm

Gave it a quick try (had briefly flown in it the past).

It's very good :) I didn't have the trouble enabling autoflight as I've had in the past. I know this plane it's a bit tricky with it's push/pull when one comes from Boeing autopilots. I guess it's just getting used to like every other plane.

But I saw that most keyboard controls have been overriden. Numbers 1-9 don't work which is an issue for us mouse and keyboard fliers (I don't have a numeric keyboard). Not a big issue as I can use pgup/pgdn during T/O and then enable autothrottle.

Bad thing is I had a crash, fortunately it was during a replay after landing. I've heard of crashes lately when the plane is near the ground. Maybe I need to update my 2019.2.0 built from master some months ago.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:34 pm

Hi asr,
Thanks for inputs!

Please go to System -> Aircraft Config and enabled "Keyboard Mode". It is here:
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Then your number keys will work as flight controls instead of view shortcuts.

As for the replay crash, i cannot reproduce that - so I assume its an issue with the FG himself.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby asr » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:38 pm

Oh I forgot about that option! Thanks
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:54 am

My pleasure.

Just refactored the Autopilot panel code, ND controller code, and various other libraries to remove legacy code and improve performance.

I have only a few more systems to refactor before ALL legacy code has refactored into my new style where everything is connected. I called this "IntegratedSystems" and I believe that name still applies considering how everything is connected together.

From there I will be beginning add new functionality to the aircraft.

I also made many changes to the Autopilot and improved it, I also improved the smoothness of the Autoland FLARE controller.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:18 am

Refactored the AFS Interface and Clamp logic...
And touched up Autoland a bit

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You can see the AFS has some bounce recovery logic as well ;)

This AFS is extremely advanced, I say its the most complex airliner autoflight system in FG! (even more complex than my Airbus system).

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:37 am

Next updates will have improved framerates due to big code optimization as well as making more details.

We are ALMOST done with the refactoring and then the new stuff will start. Get excited people! Its time to Make the MD-11 Great Again, seriously! Then maybe one day it will land in FGAddon :mrgreen:

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Lincoln » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:12 am

#MD11forbestFGplane :mrgreen: Without joking! Sounds very promising!
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:23 am

Thanks Lincoln!

New update, I went nuts on the autopilot logic
- AUTOFLIGHT switch refactored, operation same. A/Ps switch at each engagement, pushing AUTOFLIGHT while on A/P is on will switch to the other A/P (assuming both A/Ps are available)
- Refactored autopilot available logic, autopilots now require the correct hydraulic systems to function
- Attempting to engage A/P below 100ft AGL, or dropping below 100ft AGL on autopilot will result in a flashing red A/P OFF box and the disconnect warning will play. Yoke disconnect (SHIFT+D) will cancel this. This does not occur in GO AROUND, DUAL LAND or SINGLE LAND modes.
- If in NAV mode, this 100ft AGL limitation is 400ft AGL instead. If NAV is pushed while A/P is on below 400ft AGL, NAV will be armed and become active at 400ft AGL. If you drop below 400ft AGL with A/P on will result in a flashing red A/P OFF box and the disconnect warning will play. Yoke disconnect (SHIFT+D) will cancel this.
- If all Flight Directors and A/Ps are off, attempting to turn on any Flight Director or A/P will cause a reversion to basic modes. Heading Hold for roll, and if vertical speed in either direction is greater than 300, V/S. If vertical speed is less than 300, ALT HOLD becomes active instead.
- RETARD mode refined
- FLARE mode refined
- Fixed a problem where the speed could not be adjusted in T/O CLAMP mode, now it can be changed only if above 400ft AGL
- Pitch modes cannot be changed out of T/O CLAMP until above 400ft AGL.
- FMA now shows "TRACK" when in track mode instead of "HEADING"
- PFD heading bug now compensates and stays centered in TRACK mode to show the equivalent heading
- Flight Director on/off switches in the virtual cockpit now work
- Many bugfixes and improvements

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There's still much more to add with the detail, like the automatic bank angle is wrong, and more logic with approach and such, but I'll probably do that later.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:48 am

Come on FG! Get excited this unique rare plane! And has already one of the most advanced systems in FG airliner (rivals A320... but more complex, as real life. This plane extremely complex! Automatic and manual systems control! All everything modelled including Engine Aft Failure like United DC-10, the hydraulic system and souix city shutoff valve operations!!!)
What will you say when it has a fully FMS and VNAV ;)
The FMS is far closer than you think!!!

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