@charlie130 as yet it still hasn’t been resolved, I was hoping that maybe an update would sort this issue out but unfortunately not. I had a support ticket and JF were helpful but it was never solved.. It’s been stuck in my hangar and rarely sees the light of day now
Re: Spinner animation
This strange spinner animation on the Duchess (with rotating prop holes) has never been changed or an alternate spinner animation offered, at least for P3Dv4, although I see from the video for the XPlane release of the Duchess that it was changed for XPlane. I suppose the animation is baked into the P3Dv4 exterior model.
I've just been looking at the video for the recently released PA-38 Tomahawk for P3Dv4, which I was considering buying, and I see that the same strange "rotating prop hole" spinner animation has been used for that plane as well. This animation is so annoying, unrealistic, and and immersion breaking for me , that I will simply not purchase any planes using it, no matter how otherwise finely modeled the plane is.
Please kindly ask the person doing the modelling for the spinners to desist from using that "rotating propeller hole" animation, or at least offer an alternate animation.
Sorry for the rant and being so petulant, but I was actually looking forward to having the Tomahawk - until I saw that strange spinner animation.
Oh well, not a total loss for Just Flight; I'll use my JF points for Aeroplane Heaven's Socata Rallye instead.
Got me there. I see the vortices when doing aerobatics, but they just look like standard contrials.
Shouldn't be there are 400 feet and 200 kias.
I think it's an issue in XP11.... a number of default stuff does it too.
I'll find a plugin to adjust the values.
And will I have to mess with the alpha channels to reduce the reflection strength ? Even Carenado give the option to disable them.
Hi, I am using the Warrior in P3D 4.5 hotfix 2. However, the towing is behaving odd, I cannot move forward, only backward, and at high speed. Also not really being able to turn left or right. Is this an issue of the lastest P3D or the plane in need of an update? Thanks for any advice.
Done to death beforehand on the old forum and over at Avsim. We had plenty of real-world Arrow pilots involved, both initially and then joining in for the initial SP. One (and only one) was adamant that there should be a strong nose-up pitching on flap extension, the rest were insistent on a fairly stable / nose down tendency. The POH doesn't help, mentioning pitching but not stating which way, but it does say that it can be easily held by hand rather than needing trimming out.
I seem to recall discussions on PPrune as well as among our testers where the same aircraft was accused of pitching either up or down, dependant on who you listened to. It's been a long time since I worked on these files, but I think that what was settled upon was a very slight upwards pitching on flap extension but that the drag created (and resultant slowing of the aircraft) would pull the nose back down.
It's a really difficult situation, there is no 'black and white' definitive answer to your question, only about ten pilots / owners who would each give their own fairly in-depth description and what we ended up with was what you have.
I bought vc10 pro and have some problem with the autopilot. First when I engaged NAV mode it failed to follow the INS course. Second it failed to capture the glide slope when using GS AUTO mode. Am I doing something wrong or it is just a bug to be fixed?
Apologies, thought I'd got back on this already - In a word, no: The airfile is only using the FSX tables, so that suspicion was unfounded. I'm at a loss as to what could be causing it. Everything should be balanced, I cannot see the problem myself and really don't know what to suggest.
Sorry that it's not better news,
I see you have changed to BLDK2.dds for the new release vol3 (p.s. dont forget to change the airport AGN's in an update). I have to say the improvement visually is great, the odd anomaly but much improved experience, thanks
Only 1 observation may be by design or possibly limitation, within the urban areas there is little or no vegetation mixed amongst the housing, not really detrimental, more me being picky, either way more than happy with the results and much recommended.
Apparently, there are no immediate plans to add military traffic to TG and, although they do say that there will be an upgrade the current GA (which is just a mix of a few T360 and default planes), probably after final release.
Oh yes, and the GPS (Shift+2) will display, but cant turn the unit on, I guess due to the no electric as above.
Out of interest I have this plane installed using XML method, which seems to work well for all my other JF planes. I used a dummy folder, as this older type installer does not do XML method. Would that have effected my install?
The TFR is a bit of a bodge - always was on the old RAF Tornado. I seem to remember it can over-correct. We'll definitely look into this as part of the F3 development*. It may be unfixable, but we'll see.
*The F3 doesn't have TFR but we will still be under the bonnet on Tornado code in general.
FSX, Just Flight, L 1011Tristar, Macau to Kai Tak Hong Kong.
I made this as a reference point, for the Just Flight, TriStar, autopilot use. ILS 111.95 88, Stonecutter 236, Hong Kong 377. Scenery is, Kai Tak 3D, but I've lost the grass surrounding the runway. Using the ai flight plan will disable all other flight plans, so I removed it (or modify it). VRef 145 + 5 = 150 kts.
Now that I'm home from work, some further reading on this:
*(Note: John Deakin flew C-46s for Air America in SE Asia)
The one thing the C-46 is really famous for is lousy directional control on the takeoff and landing roll. Its rudder is extremely ineffective at low speeds on the runway, even after the tail is up on takeoff. Even under ideal conditions with the wind right down the runway, or with no wind at all, the airplane might suddenly, for no reason whatsoever, head for the side of the runway rather briskly. If you slam in full rudder to stop it, that rudder is totally ineffective. The only solution is to yank back the opposite throttle to stop the nose. And when the nose starts back, you have to get the throttle back up again to get the beast under control. That particular quirk has bitten more potential C-46 pilots than anything else.
The C-47 doesn’t have the same problem. The rudder area on the C-46 is about 30 percent of the vertical surface area, leaving about 70 percent for the vertical stabilizer. The C-47 is reversed, giving it better directional control than the C-46 at low speeds.
Also, the C-46 is a very fat airplane, so when it’s moving down the runway the fat fuselage blocks a lot of airflow over the vertical surfaces. The small rudder doesn’t get much airflow, which limits its effectiveness. The C-47 has a much narrower fuselage, which allows more air to flow over the vertical surfaces, and it has a larger rudder to boot.
You can easily taxi a C-47 at moderate speed, 10 knots or so, and have rudder control with the free swiveling tail wheel. The C-46 rudder has absolutely no noticeable effect when taxiing.
The C-46 has monstrous ailerons, consequently the adverse yaw effect is much greater than on other airplanes. The result is that if you roll the wheel to the left for a left bank, the nose actually goes to the right if you don’t apply a fair amount of rudder to resist it. In most airplanes on a crosswind takeoff, you use the ailerons into the wind to help a little bit. With the C-46 it’s absolutely crucial to use the aileron very heavily to roll it into the wind.*
(taken from the CAF website).
I was flying this last night. Gear handle does have 3 positions. Fully up is "Retracted" Fully Down is "Extended" and in the middle is "Neutral". While Taxiing the handle should be in the "Extended" or fully down position. When you raise the gear you need to put it back into "neutral" afterwards.
The above was working for me last night.
I did have problems with the Autopilot and VS speed adjustment though. Once I got to 10,500ft, the VS Speed dial stopped working. So i'm stuck at 10,500ft unless I take of auto pilot and do it myself.