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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby litzi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:26 am

Below a preliminary fix to the startup problem. There were a lot of legacy function calls to mfd.nas, which is otherwise not nedded anymore for the Canvas MFDs. I have moved those functions now to bk117.nas (oiltemp, oilpress). Also needed to commend <FG1000> out, it seems to interfere somehow with the MFDs code.

Thanks to legoboy I could also resolved some '..nil in numeric context' errors. I am currently investigating how to get rid of the 'drawing more current than available' error message. Maybe a simple functioning electrical system should be developed for the aircraft.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rpqr5l5r4okvg ... s.zip?dl=1
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:57 am

I will try this tonight.
Without the fg1000.nas the gns430 doesn't work though.
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:20 pm

starts and runs fine with the replacement files.
Is it right that the screens have no mode switching at the moment?
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby litzi » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:53 am

correct - this is still very much work in progress, too early to integrate into a public version. can you check btw if you experience any severe performace issues with that? I am still unsure if my current issues originate from my Canvas implementation or another bug in my current fg setup...
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby litzi » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:21 am

Stuart,

I have completed a version of the Canvas MFD panels for the FND and VMD pages. I have managed to get rid of (most) Canvas related performances issues.

It was necessary, for the VMD to allow display of the battery and generator current draw, to revise the electrical system. This included modifications of the overhead panel with battery master- and bus tie-switches, and I have also connected all the lights and engine starters to this electrical model.

I have made minor improvements to the "engine model" code in kb117.nas. Please check if the FG1000 code is running for your installation. I cannot check it because, for whatever reason, my FG1000 is generally broken in my 2018.3.1 installation for all aircrafts.

Minor improvements to sound, "clicking" sound added for OH-panel switches.

Martin

https://www.dropbox.com/s/875vcqde0o7c5 ... 4.zip?dl=1
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am

Fantastic. I will grab it tonight.
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 pm

Teste, all looks ok, functions are fine, but ( theres always a but ) Power is showing only running up to 40% and I cant get it to go any higher using the mouse power adjustment.
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby litzi » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:20 pm

I guess that's ok. Its a simple governor. Engine power increases with collective pitch. I can still hover and reach 600 fps vertical climb with one engine inoperable with this setting, which is in line with the datasheet.

If you want to adjust it, change the line "pos: { ... , flight: 0.40 }" in the engine class in bk117.nas
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:09 pm

no thats fine if its by design.
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby litzi » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:01 pm

I always wondered about those pedals ;-) . I have started to design the "right" pedals for the EC-145. Dimensions are guessed from photographs.

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However, I cannot export a changed ec145.ac model from Blender for some reason (some cryptic error message: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'filepath').
I will therefore provide these as separate model file when finished.
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:44 pm

Those pedals came from the bk117 if I remember correctly.
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby litzi » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:09 am

I managed to integrate the pedals directly in the main ec145.ac model file, but I needed to rename the associated texture file. I had to replace whitespaces in the filename, Blender could not export the ac3d otherwise.

Unfortunately, this affected other child models too: collective.ac and winch.ac, which I had to adapt. All are zipped together in the following file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u4olhy5qn3vjf ... s.zip?dl=0
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Re: Eurocopter EC-145 current downloads

Postby StuartC » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:51 am

I'll grab it tonight
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