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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Mon May 18, 2020 11:02 pm

Hi guys:
Thanks to asr, it was found I never added ability to transfer fuel between main tanks, only from 2 to 1 or 3 inners.

Now you can transfer with:
1 inner to 2
1 inner to 3 inner
2 to 1 inner
2 to 3 inner
3 inner to 1 inner
3 inner to 2

How to do it? Turn on "FILL" on the tank you want to fill, "ARM" will appear. Then turn on "TRANS" on the tank to take fuel from, and you will see the FILL light change from "ARM" to "FILL" and the fuel is moved.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Tue May 19, 2020 4:46 am

Hi guys,
Engines has been merged into master, the new engine performance, FADEC, and rest are now available for all!

Report bugs please!

The PW engines are temporarily disabled, these improvements are GE only, I will start the PWs now.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue May 19, 2020 8:00 am

Awesome! Looking forward to fly it.
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby RA811 » Tue May 19, 2020 11:40 pm

Octal450 wrote:Hi,
I just refactored the sounds for the switches, buttons, and knobs, they should work more reliably now and the code is less stupid. In addition, I simulated the no smoking and seatbelt sign switches properly, complete with sounds, and added the logic for the "AUTO" mode in both.

In addition, I fixed a mistake in the EAD display causing nasal errors in the console and possible EAD issues, sorry for that.

Lastly, I am beginning to look at simulating EGT properly, which probably means until I do the engine start there won't be correct EGT indications during startup. Hopefully you can understand that will be resolved as soon as I re-do the custom startup system

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby RA811 » Wed May 20, 2020 2:39 am

Another from Josh (on his behalf):

Octal450 wrote:Hi guys. Again update:

- Added aileron trim: After 5 deg of aileron deflection, spoilers deflect up to 6 degrees
- Fixed rudder trim knob in cockpit
- Fixed elevator trim issue
- Some refactoring of other code
- Improved tiller steering, now the transition from rudder to tiller is no longer abrupt.
- FCCs now block slat extension above 280kts or Mach 0.55, unless flaps are commanded out as well (prevents accidental slat extension, something that happened to a real MD-11 once, so McDD added this in addition to modifying the handle)

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby RA811 » Wed May 20, 2020 4:46 am

Octal450 wrote:IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While looking at a bug in the aileron trim system, I noticed it was simulated a bit wrong, could cause "weird" and "funny" behavior. So I refactored the whole thing and now it works properly. Its because the way ailerons and spoilers move together for trim is not linear, like it is with regular roll control.

But its all fixed now, so PLEASE update the plane!

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby LH-9920 » Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 am

RA811 wrote in Wed May 20, 2020 2:39 am:Another from Josh (on his behalf):

Octal450 wrote:
- Improved tiller steering, now the transition from rudder to tiller is no longer abrupt.



Hi Josh,

thanks for all the improvements. I notized that pushback steering now does only work with engines running. Is there any setting that has to be made in the cockpit or is that something only you might be able to fix?

Thanks for having a look.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Lincoln » Wed May 20, 2020 7:14 am

LH-9920, as Josh is asleep at the moment i can explain a bit what happens, this happens on the linked 747 too. Basicly it wont work due to disabled hydraulics. Start up the plane and get the APU and hydraulics systems running and then you can turn the nosewheel. atleast this is how it works on the 747-400, I suspect it is simmilar to the MD-11
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby LH-9920 » Wed May 20, 2020 7:18 am

Thanks, I will try that tonight after landing ;-)
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed May 20, 2020 9:33 am

But pushback is independent of hydraulics - so it shouldn't be controlled by any cockpit switches.
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Isaak » Wed May 20, 2020 9:35 am

In the 777 I modified the hydraulics to allow the nosewheel to steer when the pushback is connected. It is indeed unrealistic that one has to provide power and enable the hydraulics to use the pushback.
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby LH-9920 » Wed May 20, 2020 11:06 am

That was my expectation, too. I wouldn't be surprised if that "feature" is something Josh hasn't known and he will fix it one day. Tonight I will try to activate the hydraulic system with APU only, honestly I have never tried that before.
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:11 pm

Hi...
Was banned for 24 hours for defending myself, so I couldn't respond. :roll:

Anyways LH, thanks for reporting - that was not intentional. Pushback can rotate the NWS because the bypass pin is inserted. I will modify the aircraft momentarily to fix that.

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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby LH-9920 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:13 pm

Thanks :lol:
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Re: New MD-11 Development

Postby Octal450 » Wed May 20, 2020 2:18 pm

Hi,
Its pushed.

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