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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby Johan G » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:19 pm

SurferTim wrote in Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:00 pm:Compositor is/was supposed to be the replacement. Has this changed?

My impression from trying to briefly skim through everything new on the forum* is that the compositor is aimed to have similar or the same features as Rembrandt and then some.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:18 pm

I'm waiting! I love new stuff. I've been on FG 2019.2.0 for a while.
What I have now is sufficient. I avoid dirt fields in the dark.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby Oswald » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:29 pm

SurferTim wrote in Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:26 pm:
tdammers wrote in Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:18 pm:No git, no drive-by contrib. (No hard feelings, I'm just not *that* invested).

Neither am I. I modified this a/c for me.
You wanted the code to apply the bug fixes. I provided it. If you aren't interested, I understand. No hard feelings.


Don't we see changes in the repository of FGAddon? https://sourceforge.net/p/flightgear/fg ... raft/dhc6/

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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:34 pm

Yes, it is there as dhc6p.

Edit: ...I guess. I have not checked that version.
I just checked it. It's ok, but missing the voice alert on the radar altimeter. I have gotten used to that.
I haven't checked the rest. I'm back to my version.

If you want the PirateAir Viking Upgrade DHC6-300+, use the link on the OP.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:38 pm

I modified the landing lights again. Here is my quick takeoff/land with the new code.


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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby scarymovie » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:42 am

SurferTim wrote in Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:38 pm:I modified the landing lights again. Here is my quick takeoff/land with the new code.


The Twin Otter is now on Github.
https://github.com/SurferTim/DHC6P


Hi SurferTim, you have a GPWS on your Twin Otter. That is cool! How hard is it to get it on?
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:19 am

The radar altimeter is standard on the Twin Otter. I added the voice alert to the DHC6-300+.

If you mean how to activate it on my version, it is activated by default. Set the radar altimeter to any value above 50' and it is on.

It won't talk when within 50' of the ground. If you are within 50' of the ground and can't see it, you are in trouble.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby scarymovie » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:54 am

SurferTim wrote in Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:19 am:The radar altimeter is standard on the Twin Otter. I added the voice alert to the DHC6-300+.

If you mean how to activate it on my version, it is activated by default. Set the radar altimeter to any value above 50' and it is on.

It won't talk when within 50' of the ground. If you are within 50' of the ground and can't see it, you are in trouble.


May I know how do I set the radar altimeter on DHC 6?

Thank you.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:05 pm

Pick any of my daytime videos, and the radar altimeter is the lower left gauge, kinda all by itself.
The knob sets the target altitude. Roll your cursor over it, and it will display the setting.
The voice alert is only on my version so far. On any other version, the gauge and knob is there, and works, but no alarm.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby V12 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:32 am

Is 300+ compatible with FG 2019.1.2 ? FG crash immediately after click on Fly button...
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:24 am

V12 wrote in Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:32 am:Is 300+ compatible with FG 2019.1.2 ? FG crash immediately after click on Fly button...

Don't know. I bypassed that version. I'm on FG 2019.2.0
BTW, mine crashes occasionally when clicking "Fly". A second try usually starts it. It seems to be linked to starting after using another aircraft.
The DHC6-300 had the same glitch.

Edit: Question for V12. Do you use multiple monitors? It seems that when I added monitors is when the crashes started happening for me. It caused major crashes when using the B777. I quit flying it.
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby V12 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:07 am

I don't use multimonitor setup in FG. Son observed similar CTD with A-10,
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:46 am

I don't know then. I'll do a little research. Maybe the log will show something. As I recall, I checked the log after the first few crashes, but no errors showed up.
I've gotten into the habit of starting FG, selecting the aircraft and airport, then waiting several seconds before selecting "Fly". That seems to help.
Otherwise, it flies really well. No crashes once running.

Has anybody else had problems with it?
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby massima » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:29 am

i get this:

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15.15 [ALRT]:aircraft   Failed to find aircraft model: Aircraft/dhc6p/Models/DHC6F.xml
15.15 [ALRT]:aircraft   (Falling back to glider.ac.)


I updated from git, so no model. Thanks for your efforts
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Re: Twin Otter Viking upgrade DHC6-300+

Postby SurferTim » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:08 am

Thanks. I'll check.
I don't get that error. Started fine.

I just checked Github. That file is there.
This is my version only
DHC6-300+
I am not responsible for troubleshooting the FGAddon version.
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