Update change logs - v0.7.1 released (edited 17/06/21)


  • JF Staff

    v0.7.2 (pending release)

    v0.7.1 (16/06/21)

    • EGT typo in engines cfg - fixed
    • GNS/GTN integration (bundle version) - fixed

    v0.7.0 (15/06/21)

    • Improved cockpit lighting (thanks to @weptburrito)
    • EFB brightness controls and battery power logic added
    • VR compatibility tweaked for easier use of GTN 750
    • Audio ident/selector fixes
    • Autopilot altitude hold logic tweaks
    • Landing gear drag reduced
    • KX170/KX175 COM and NAV frequencies can now be controlled using the 'Increase/Decrease COM/NAV (WHOLE/FRACT)' assignments
    • Aileron inputs disabled whilst autopilot is engaged to prevent control issues
    • RPM drop with prop lever movement fixed
    • Dome light non-illuminated texture fixed, state of knob now saved
    • Autopilot nav source select can now be assigned to a control
    • Fuel state is now saved

    v0.6.0 (28/05/21)

    • Engine exhaust and heat blur effects added
    • Engine RPM fixed
    • Improved exterior lighting (thanks to @copper)
    • Autopilot altitude hold 'jitter' fixed
    • Altimeter flag is no longer visible when above 10,000ft
    • Realism of oil pressure drop with movement of prop lever improved (more gradual)
    • Chocks and tie-downs now prevent movement of aircraft on ground
    • Chocks and tie-downs are now removed automatically if pushback is requested
    • ADF frequency resetting to default value of 890 - fixed
    • Custom logic added for smooth ADF needle movement (no longer jumps instantly between positions)
    • HSI course pointer and heading bug animation now smoother
    • 'Set Electric Fuel Pump 1' control assignment is now supported for Honeycomb hardware users
    • NAV 2 OBS needle now returns to centre position when VOR signal is lot
    • Nav/radio light knob logic improved for Honeycomb hardware users (automatic selection of radio lighting when flying at night and selecting nav lights on)
    • GNS 430 pop-up sometimes not working - fixed
    • Numerous flight dynamics fixes and improvements

    v0.5.2 (08/05/21)

    • NAV/GPS switch initialisation issue when cold & dark (causing repeated click sounds) - fixed
    • Cockpit instrument lighting is now visible from exterior view

    v0.5.1 (07/05/21)

    • VR compatibility issue fixed
    • NAV/GPS switch can now be controlled using control assignment and GNS/GTN CDI buttons
    • Default/clean cockpit lighting textures fixed (AI pitch scale/ASI TAS scale)
    • EFB improvements - improved readability of maintenance warnings, improved usability of flight information page buttons

    v0.5.0 (05/05/21)

    • Numerous flight dynamics fixes and improvements
    • PMS50 GTN 750 will now be correctly restored on aircraft load, long press for HOME button now supported, GNS 430/530 now disabled when GTN 750 is selected to reduce chances of CTDs, other minor fixes
    • Door decal not attached to door - fixed
    • OBS 1 course card animation fixed
    • ICAO code updated to P28R
    • KN62 unit overlapping with GNS configuration selected - fixed
    • NAV and GPS outputs to OBS 1/2, HSI and autopilot now require the associated radio/GPS to be powered on and a valid signal tuned
    • NAV/GPS source switch added, replacing the hidden click spot
    • Blanking panel added in place of the GPS 100 when the GTN 750 configuration is selected
    • COM2/NAV2 volume inoperative with GTN 750 selected - fixed
    • White tail navigation light fixed
    • GPS 100 lat/lon fixed
    • Clean windshield texture improvements
    • GNS 430/530 bezel clipping display - fixed

    v0.4.0 (15/04/21)

    • PMS50 GTN 750 integration added
    • GNS dual configuration added (GNS 530 COM/NAV1, GNS 430 COM/NAV 2)
    • KMA 20 logic changes
    • Ground service support added (marshaller and fuel truck)
    • ASI TAS scale fixed
    • Yoke timer now takes simulation rate into account
    • KN62 DME speed now takes bearing to/from DME into account
    • Emergency landing gear logic fixes
    • KR85 ADF will now automatically search for fractional frequencies (e.g. 383.5 with 383 selected)
    • CDI now works with RNAV approaches
    • Reference speeds corrected
    • GNS 430/530 voltage requirements reduced
    • Landing gear auto extension light now flashes when system is disabled (via lever)
    • EFB will now power back on automatically if previously hidden using the ICOMM switch with the power on
    • Propeller exercise check added to ground power checklist
    • Magneto/ignition position and GNS 530/430 power states now saved/restored when state saving is enabled
    • KN62 display no longer illuminated at night with power off
    • Aircraft stuck at hold short during pre-flight animation when starting from the runway - fixed
    • HSI/OBS card not perfectly aligned with selected course - fixed
    • Sound fixes:
      • optimised brake/rudder pedal audio
      • ground roll volume
      • adjusted interior startup/shutdown volume
      • adjusted low RPM engine volume
      • improved surround effect of engine noise
      • improved wind noise
      • improved fuel pump loop
      • improved audibility of interior gear retraction/extension audio
    • Sound additions:
      • background panel rattle on low engine RPMs
      • wind noise when door is closed but not latched
      • vacuum driven gyro noise
      • new samples for emergency gear lever, annunciator test button, EGT target knob and mixture lock

    Note: We are working on a variety of changes to the flight dynamics ahead of the next update and will provide details of those changes ASAP. As ever with flight dynamics, and particularly in MSFS at the moment, there are various limitations/inaccuracies in the flight dynamics engine itself and compromises that have to be made (i.e. tweaking one value for accuracy can often reduce the accuracy of another), so it takes time to make and test all those changes properly.

    v0.3.0 (25/03/21)

    • Checklists added (manual and automatic/co-pilot modes supported)
    • Direction Indicator (DI) bezel now illuminated by panel lighting
    • Whiskey compass animation fixed
    • Sun visor animation now visible from exterior
    • GNS 530 display now remains visible after GPS unit toggle on EFB is used
    • Landing gear auto-extension logic fixes
    • Airspeed indicator (ASI) needle accuracy issue fixed
    • Airspeed indicator (ASI) TAS scale fixed
    • Yoke timer paused when yoke hidden - fixed
    • ON/OFF control assignments now supported (e.g. lights, master/alternator)
    • Autopilot OMNI/VOR hold disengaging after flying overhead VOR - fixed
    • Autopilot mode engagement logic fixes
    • HSI no longer drifts
    • Aircraft type now included in ATC calls
    • inHG baro scale added to standby altimeter
    • Yoke visibility, emergency gear lever, co-pilot, chock, tie-down and towbar selections, COM/NAV/ADF frequencies and fuel load are now included in state saving
    • Chock, tie-down and towbar selections can now be made via LVars for use by cockpit builders, VR users etc
    • KMA 20 audio selector logic fixes
    • Paint kit horizontal stabiliser texture fixes
    • Yoke pitch animations added to exterior model
    • Further VR compatibility tweaks (including larger clickspots for small controls, fixed EFB power and GPS 100 buttons)
    • COM/NAV volumes now set to 100% when ending flight in Arrow III to prevent issues with other aircraft
    • Flap lever vibration when using control axis - fixed
    • GNS 430/530 not powering up when avionics master control is assigned - fixed

    (Please note that improvements to the flight dynamics are ongoing, within any limitations imposed by MSFS)

    v0.2.0 (19/03/21)

    • Icing effects added

    • Propeller animations fixed

    • Improvements to exterior surface detail and decals added for higher texture resolution in previously lower resolution exterior and cockpit areas

    • GNS 430/530 - Power functionality and backlighting added, 2D pop-outs fixed

    • Fuel selector can now be controlled using 'FUEL SELECTOR 1 LEFT/OFF/RIGHT' assignments

    • Tweaks to autopilot roll control

    • Improvements to FDE - idle RPM fixed, vibration/wobble reduced

    • VR compatibility fixes

    • Support added for the following 'set' control assignments - Battery, alternator, beacon light, landing light, navigation lights, strobe lights, pitot heat

    • Landing light illumination area increased

    • Cockpit texture resolution no longer reduced with lower graphical settings selected

    • Autopilot and navigation lights circuit breakers now affect associated systems

    • Autopilot heading mode active without autopilot engaged - fixed

    • Tutorial flight files added

    • Engine priming and start tweaked for greater realism, manual updated to provide more information on engine priming before start up

    • Wind direction reversed on EFB - fixed

    • Navigation mode will now default to VLOC/NAV unless state saving is enabled and GPS mode was selected on previous flight

    • CDI on NAV/OBS 1 now responds correctly to GPS course

    • GPS 100 sometimes stuck in self-test mode - fixed

    • Manual changes to transponder code sometimes not triggering response from ATC - fixed

    • Transponder mode changes not being recognised by ATC - fixed

    • Rudder trim direction reversed - fixed

    • COM and NAV audio idents - fixed

    • EFB and GPS 100 displays no longer refresh when not in use for improved performance (FPS). EFB automatically turns off when hidden.

    • OAT indicator fixed

    • ELT set to ON when selecting cold & dark state - fixed

    • Environment (e.g. cloud, taxi markings) sometimes visible in footwell - fixed

    • inHG barometric setting option added to altimeters

    • Mixture 'decrease incrementally' assignment fixed

    • Custom registration decals now remain visible at a greater distance (lower LOD)

    • Gear mechanism animation fixes


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