Grote update voor Aerofly FS2

Aerofly FS2 heeft vandaag een grote update gekregen. Naast een hele reeks aan verbeteringen en vernieuwingen wordt met deze update Aerofly FS2 ook voorzien van de Dash 8 Q400 een compleet nieuw en zeer gedetailleerd toestel. Alle veranderingen vind je direct onder dit bericht terug in de changelog. Weer weten over Aerofly FS2, lees dan ook eens onze uitgebreide review van deze nieuwe simulator.

 

Changelog

2017-07-26

  • Fixes to the shimmering buildings and houses seen by some users
  • Improvements to the night lighting and a fix to the flickering lights seen at night
  • The ability to now define a user folder in a new location/drive

advanced autopilot (AP in C172, B58 unchanged)

  • completely overhauled
  • increased functionality and greater realism for all aircraft
  • reduced pilot work load, prepared for usage in takeoff, clean and landing configuration
  • basic modes for each aircraft is now corrected
  • improved LNAV/VNAV functionality (e.g. automatic descent at T.O.D. in Boeing)
  • added manual navigation source selection in LJ45, Q400 and C90GTX
  • added fully automatic landing for A320, B737, B747
  • added managed RNAV (GPS) approach with lateral and vertical deviation from FMS
  • added mode reversions for A320

auto-thrust system overhauled completely

  • disables with levers at idle in A320
  • is set on in A320 by applying FLX or TOGA on ground, features stall protection: A.FLOOR and TOGA LK, ground speed mini principle
  • added B747 and B737 have reduced thrust during climb
  • added FMS like features to the navigation displays of all airliners, e.g. top of descent, vertical and lateral deviation from flight plan
  • added crew alerting system (CAS) added to LJ45 and B747 with takeoff configuration warnings, autopilot and auto-throttle disconnect warnings

Improved the fly by wire of the A320 but not finished yet (WIP)

  • faster roll rate
  • better turn coordination
  • features basic protections, like pitch, bank, stall and over-speed protections
  • trim reset on landing

modernized A320 displays, more realistic look and greatly increased functionality

adjusted flight models:

  • reduced drag in A320, B747, LJ45

controls:

  • added auto throttle disconnect
  • added TOGA button assignment
  • added spoiler move two directions (incremental)
  • added spoiler arm

DETAILED AUTOPILOT CHANGE LOG:

  • advanced autopilot completely overhauled
  • added lateral modes: bank hold, track, go-around track, localizer capture, runway (takeoff), runway track (takeoff), rollout, vor capture, RNAV/GPS approach
  • added vertical modes:pitch hold, go-around pitch (takeoff), flight path angle, altitude capture, altitude cruise, MACH hold, FLCH climb and descent (OP CLB, OP DES)
  • added flight level profiles for LJ45 (high speed and normal), expedited CLB or DES, SRS (takeoff), step climb, VNAV path (auto-descent after top of descent), FINAL (similar to VNAV path but for approach), glide slope capture, flare (autoland), rollout (autoland)
  • added throttle modes:HOLD (levers can be moved in idle or during takeoff roll), MACH hold, “A. FLOOR”, “TOGA LK”, “THR REF”
  • added correct basic modes for all aircraft (BANK, HOLD, HDG)
  • added autopilot can auto-land certain aircraft: A320, B747, B737
  • added automatic auto-throttle engagement with thrust lever when flight directors are on (A320)
  • added auto-throttle is set off when levers are retarded to idle (A320)
  • added auto-throttle locks current thrust value when it is set to off.
  • added support for manual navigation source selection in LJ45 and King-Air
  • added voluntary and involuntary disconnect
  • added autopilot disengages at MDA -50ft if not in LOC/GS, also disengages at 50ft AGL if it can’t auto-land
  • added support for 360 deg turns depending on direction the knob is turned
  • added “ground speed mini” principle (in manged mode the speed won’t be allowed to drop very far, remains above flap retraction speeds)
  • added acceleration height and thrust reduction height (1300 and 1500 ft)
  • added automatic switch over from speed to mach in climb (reversed in descent)
  • added support for aircraft without specific flight director key (Q400, LJ45 FD clear only buttons)
  • added RNAV (GPS) approach
  • added correct behavior for multiple autopilots at once (multiple AP’s only allowed during approach and go-around)
  • added vertical and lateral deviation from flight plan, incl. top of descent warning, drag required, etc.
  • added mode reversions (e.g. target altitude is changed during altitude capture phase)
  • added for A320: when FD is in ALT and the autopilot is engaged it will do a level off at current altitude when the deviation to the target altitude is greater 250 ft.
  • added auto-throttle maintains speed above VLS (low speed) and below VMAX
  • Added intelligent automatic initialization:ready to go in takeoff configuration (LNAV/NAV armed, CLB/VNAV armed), cruise altitude set in landing configuration: automatic ILS capture or final approach (LNAV/VNAV) armed, ga-altitude set altitude hold in cruise configuration and armed LNAV/VNAV and managed speed, current selected,altitude synchronized
  • adjusted vertical speed hold modes to be more subtle
  • adjusted loc-capture and hold to be based on ground track, not heading (for crosswind landings)
  • fixed selected speed below allowed minimum value
  • fixed selected/managed speed target always above minimum allowed value

fly by wire (FBW): (Work in Progress)

  • angle of attack protection
  • over-speed protection
  • high and low pitch
  • bank protection
  • added automatic trim reset on ground

DETAILED AIRCRAFT CHANGE LOG:

A320

  • added auto-thrust can be disengaged by pulling levers to idle
  • added thrust lever indents
  • added flexible takeoff (FLX)
  • added A.FLOOR and TOGA LK
  • added thrust lock when auto-thrust set off via FCU
  • added auto-thrust limited to lever position
  • added autopilot disconnect warning can be cancelled if disconnect button pressed twice
  • added fly by wire resets trim on touch down
  • added a lot more moving buttons to virtual cockpit (autopilot, ecam switching panel, auto-brake, chrono and clock, etc.)
  • added spoilers retract at high angle of attack
  • added slat retraction inhibited at high angle of attack
  • added MACH and FPA selection to FCU
  • added auto-thrust now protects speed from dropping below lowest selectable speed
  • added ground speed mini principle during approach (speed is kept high depending on selected flap setting)
  • changed total mass of aircraft to 60t
  • changed total drag (now lower)
  • changed gear lever is locked on ground
  • changed radar altitude callouts now quieter
  • corrected FCU display, e.g. dashing values after 10 or 45 seconds
  • corrected v-speeds for increased takeoff-mass of 60t
  • fixed auto-brake not on MAX in takeoff configuration
  • fixed baro-pull knobs, now push and pull

primary flight display (PFD)

  • changed display colors
  • changed flight mode annunciation
  • changed names of autopilot modes
  • added new modes are boxed
  • added comm modes LAND, FLARE, ROLLOUT, FINAL APP
  • added approach capability (e.g. CAT 3 DUAL)
  • added flashing LVR CLB warning (action required: reduce throttle position to engage auto-thrust system or disable auto-thrust)
  • added amber THR LK warning (action required: move thrust levers to gain manual control)
  • added “DECELERATE” warning when flown past the top of descent and not stated descent yet
  • added “MORE DRAG” warning (action required: extend speed-brakes and monitor vertical deviation)
  • added “DH 100 ft” to PFD default enabled when approach phase is set (Baro minimum is prepared as well, can’t be used yet)

changed speed tape

  • completely re-done
  • fine tuned design
  • added V1 digital readout
  • changed numbers (V1, VR, V2, VLS, green dot…) to more realistic values
  • changed speed-bug appearance
  • vls, low speed and alpha protection tape now moving depending on load factor
  • mach number now correctly positioned
  • all overflow clippings or pop-ins simulated correctly as in real world

changed attitude indicator:

  • completely re-done
  • changed to a more authentic look
  • fine tuned pitch ladder
  • added high and low pitch red arrows
  • added amber tail-strike warning arrow
  • changed pitch and bank protection angles now dynamic
  • added flight path vector and BIRD (flight path vector) when in TRK/FPA
  • added flight director failure warning and selected heading tick
  • added mode reversions (flashing flight director on PFD and audible “3-tick”)
  • added flight director failure text (big red “FD” in top left)

changed altitude tape

  • completely re-done
  • accurate magnifier size
  • accurate font-size
  • accurate altitude-bug roll-in
  • added altitude alert
  • added flashing QNH/STD barometer reference when above/below transition altitude/level (action required: pull/push baro STD)
  • added vertical deviation (green dot on altitude tape)
  • added brown low altitude awareness
  • adjusted radar altimeter red low altitude awareness rendering
  • added support for latest A320 yellow MDA/baro-minium bar
  • added qnh/std transition level/altitude flashing warning
  • added/adjusted metric altitude readouts
  • support for negative altitudes

changed compass

  • completely re-done
  • changed heading bug appearance
  • changed ILS overflow to a box
  • changed ILS values in lower left to look more realistic

changed vertical speed indicator

  • overhauled
  • displays digital readout correctly now
  • changed font size

changed ILS display of localizer and glideslope

  • overall look fine-tuned
  • parked position/overflow points outwards
  • added V/DEV for None-ILS managed approach on PFD (magenta brick instead of ILS glide slope)
  • added flashing “ILS” warning – push LS button
  • added flashing “V/DEV” warning – push LS button

navigation display (ND)

  • added “TA ONLY” box at the bottom
  • added MODE CHANGE and RANGE CHANGE when switching settings
  • added selected approach “ILS APP” or “RNV APP” depending on available auto-tuning availability
  • added top of climb, top of descent, end of descent, 10,000 ft acceleration and deceleration point, approach speed deceleration point, ETP etc.
  • changed route now drawn only partially (remaining route)
  • changed chrono time look
  • changed bearing needle pointers and tables in left and right bottom corners
  • changed GS and TAS readouts in top left corner
  • changed next waypoint into in top right corner
  • changed LS and VOR modes now display course deviation only if signal received
  • changed the look of LS and VOR mode

ECAM

  • added set lever to climb warning on ECAM memo
  • added autopilot disconnect (voluntary) and auto-thrust disconnect (voluntary and involuntary)
  • added “cabin ready” annunciation
  • changed fuel on board, fuel flow and gross weight now rounded
  • prepared engine display for shut down engines (not enabled yet)

changed N1 display

  • adjusted look
  • changed lever position to a circle
  • added auto-thrust command arcs
  • added amber “REV” when reversers are in transition

Changed EGT display

  • adjusted look
  • added max EGT tick

Changed flap display

  • completely redone
  • more realistic look
  • displays now selected flap and slat target

B737

  • added flight director priority lights on MCP
  • added moving buttons for MCP
  • added mach selection in MCP
  • added autopilot disconnect warning light
  • added altitude alert
  • added gear lever now has an off position
  • added auto-brake disengage warning
  • added HSI mode can be changed to view lateral and vertical deviation from flight plan (toggle switch in glareshield, left and right of autopilot selection)
  • added flight mode annunciator
  • changed automatic nav-tuning disabled per default
  • changed vertical speed can be stepped in 50 ft/min increments

B747

  • added crew alerting system (CAS) with messages like auto-break status, autopilot warnings, takeoff configuration warning for spoilers, flaps, etc.
  • added THR REF limit for the auto-throttle system. Uses full thrust for takeoff and reduces to 90% after thrust reduction height
  • added buttons on glareshield are now moving
  • added vertical deviation to navigation display
  • added airport elevation visible on PFD
  • added autopilot bank limit selection
  • added auto-throttle keeps speed at or above flap retraction speed in VNAV during the approach\
  • added VREF display
  • changed flight mode annunciator on PFD highlights new modes and displays correct names
  • changed flap retraction speed visible on PFD speed tape
  • changed top right information on ND
  • changed trend arc for turn doesn’t overlap with center line and is white
  • changed total drag of the aircraft is reduced
  • changed when set to runway selected speed is V2
  • changed ND plan mode
  • changed MCP buttons light up

C90GTX

  • added navigation source selection: FMS, NAV1, NAV2 including coupling to left or right HSI
  • added autopilot target vertical speed to vertical speed indicator
  • added autopilot buttons now move in virtual cockpit
  • added label “next page” to radio management unit
  • changed HSI displays course even if no signal is received, only course deviation indicator is removed
  • changed flight mode annunciator on PFD displays correct names for modes
  • changed navigation source legend on primary flight display now displays more realistically if no signal received or no if data present
  • fixed ADF frequency on radio management panel now visible again

LJ45

  • added crew alerting system (CAS) with info like status of auto-spoilers, warning spoilers extended, take off configuration warning: flaps, trim, etc.
  • added take off warning affected items boxed in red on EICAS
  • added altitude alert
  • added FMS mode (TERM, APPR or enroute) displayed on PFD
  • added reduced bank limit for autopilot
  • added animated buttons in virtual cockpit
  • added approach capability displayed on PFD
  • added MFD TCAS view
  • added AP and YD disconnect warnings now flashing
  • changed flight mode annunciator highlights new modes and displays correct names\
  • changed selecting vertical speed mode hides selected speed and vice versa.
  • changed trim display on EICAS
  • changed MFD top left FMS information hidden when no route available
  • fixed auto-spoilers now only deploy above 60 kts ground speed

Dash 8 Q400 Details

liveries;

  • Austrian Airlines, Canada Express, Flybe, Horizon Alaska, Celebration and Green, Sata, SkyWork
  • full rigidbody simulation of the fuselage, wings, stabilizers, gear and propeller with Aerofly FS 2 engine nativly accurate flight model which is fairly close to real world numbers during climb, cruise and descent

simulated prop wash effects on wing, gyroscopic effects of the large propellers which require a bit of trimming on pich, yaw and roll axis when power changes

custom engine physics for the PW150A turboprop engine using real world physics laws and no “lookup table” calculations

  • realistic engine shut-down and preliminary failure of other systems with engine off
  • engine start: physically accurate simulation with starter connected to high pressure shaft
  • engine has realistic heat capacity and cools down when its off

custom FADEC simulation

  • all real world derates implemented: MTOP, NTOP, MCL, MCR, reduced TOP TRQ selection
  • power lever with audible detents

new governor implementation

  • fully feathering
  • reduced prop rotation speed for landing (REDUCED NP LANDING)
  • beta range and reverse

autopilot

  • requires manual click on “ALT SEL” button to arm any altitude capture. can also be used to arm the flight director, right click (temp. workaround) to disarm altitude capture
  • fully simulated navigation source selection including “DUAL FD” during ILS CAT 2 approach
  • lateral modes: bank hold, heading hold, heading select, LOC*, LOC, VOR, LNAV
  • vertical modes: GA pitch guidance, pitch hold, V/S, ALT*, ALT, IAS, VNAV PATH, G/S*, G/S
  • as in real world: no auto-throttle, no auto-land, no VNAV climb, deselection of modes possible to return to basic modes

custom rendering algorithm for all displays

  • top of climb <TOC> and top of decent <TOD> displayed on ND
  • navigation source selection on PFD, vertical and lateral offset from flight plan
  • formatting of ND allows ILS preview and whilst autopilot still follows FMS routing

glass cockpit functionality

  • all system pages, and display swaps
  • full mode of ND, data toggles
  • formatted mode to pretune ILS/VOR course, right-click (temp. workaround) the FORMAT button to engage this view
  • MDA/DH, V-speed and pressure selection
  • altitude alert
  • raw data needle bearing selection
  • increased reference speeds with switch on ice protection panel

ARCDU (audio radio control display unit)

  • default: FMS autotune engaged, can be disabled to set ILS or VOR frequencies manually
  • has multiple pages as well as expand features
  • tuning of VHF, VOR/ILS, ADF, ATC as well as adjustment volume levels
  • change ATC/TCAS from ON ALT to off and vice versa using right-click
  • can be set off

all clickspots have been prepared and are available, most switches already work but not all systems are modelled yet. A lot of the pushbuttons are animated to give better feedback

other implemented features

  • control lock
  • stick pusher (stall protection), can be set off
  • spoilers and rudder control are lost when engines set off in flight
  • flight controls can be manually set off using the “powered flight control surfaces” buttons
  • nose wheel steering can be set off
  • spoiler switch with automatic “set on” function when power levers are advanced
  • parking brake
  • chrono and elapsed timer (ET automatically runs in flight)
  • warning panel with a lot of warn indications and warning/advisory light test

Sounds

  • blade pitch effects such as DISC condition of props, reverse, RPM changes, etc.
  • engine turbine and ignition
  • wind, ground roll
  • bleeds

warning sounds

  • overspeed warning
  • gear warning horn
  • stall warning
  • takeoff configuration warning – tests trim, condition levers, flaps and tiller centered
  • beta range warning in flight – leave power lever above flight idle detent in flight
  • master caution, master warning and fire test sounds
  • pitch trim warning sound
  • seat belts and no smoking signs, audible “ding”
  • detent sounds, switch sounds, and button sounds
  • altitude alert
  • autopilot disconnect
  • altitude callouts

Partial Functionality

  • pressurization: panel working but has no affect yet
  • hydraulics: hydraulic panel for STBY and PTU selectable, when engines are off some flight controls fail
  • bleeds: mostly audible sound, no affect on cabin conditions modeled yet
  • APU: has self test, can be started and shut down, has no affect
  • electrics: mostly static, some failures due to engines off are shown
  • deicing panel: automatic and manual selection can be made, has no affect on aircraft what so ever, icing not modeled yet.
  • fire test: sound and warnings shown
  • auto-feather: shows as armed but actual feathering is not implemented since currently the only way to turn off the engine is through moving lever to cut off anyway
  • animations: tablets left and right of pilot and f/o can be folded down

1 Reactie

  1. Matthias schreef:

    Hoi,

    De gratis Dash-8 Q400 zit niet in de update zelf, Deze dien je zelf te downloaden via de DLC pagina van Aerofly FS 2 binnen Steam.

    Groet 🙂

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