A few weird behaviours



  • Hi,

    After a few hours of flying the Arrow, I am finding strange behaviours, hopefully somebody can help

    • Engine sounds: Looking forward, all Good. Looking right, it gets louder, looking left, almost no engine sounds, as if I am a few 100's meters away

    • The timer on the yoke pauses when I hide the yoke, restarts when I show it again

    • I use the DI, not HSI. When the DI is not properly aligned with the compass, the autopilot seems to follow the right heading instead of the wrong misaligned one set on the DI with the heading bug

    • I cannot get the ADF to work. I turn it on "ADF" but no joy on a few ADF stations I have tried.

    Thanks!



  • New version released about the time you posted (0.3.0). Update and try again, I'm 100% sure about the timer being fixed, also never had problems with sound and with ADF.



  • now on v0.3.0:

    • Timer is working but does not work according to sim rate - on 4x rate, clock is still going 1x
    • I have just realised that sounds seem to be rotated 90 right. Can you confirm that when you look directly back, sound is very faint? It sounds like my loudest is when looking right, straight ahead is less, backward is also less than max and left is almost no sound. My right sound should be front, my front should be left, my left should be backwards and backwards should be right. How weird is that! Even when this is fixed, why such volume differences when looking at different directions? Engine noise is still there, certainly looking backwards is not going to make a big difference
    • I think the ADF not working might be a FS2020 bug with fractional frequencies

    @AndrewCZ said in A few weird behaviours:

    New version released about the time you posted (0.3.0). Update and try again, I'm 100% sure about the timer being fixed, also never had problems with sound and with ADF.


  • JF Staff

    Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way of support fractional ADF frequencies unless anyone is aware of a workaround that we can incorporate.

    The timer not taking account of sim rate hasn't been reported before AFAIK but is something we can fix in the next update.



  • @Raidersan said in A few weird behaviours:

    I have just realised that sounds seem to be rotated 90 right. Can you confirm that when you look directly back, sound is very faint? It sounds like my loudest is when looking right, straight ahead is less, backward is also less than max and left is almost no sound. My right sound should be front, my front should be left, my left should be backwards and backwards should be right. How weird is that! Even when this is fixed, why such volume differences when looking at different directions? Engine noise is still there, certainly looking backwards is not going to make a big difference

    I'm flying now and tested this, the sound is exactly right for me. If I turn the view to the right I can hear the engine mostly in my left ear. Looking back I hear it on both but a bit less loud etc.
    So at least it seems not to be some general issue from what I can tell.

    Looking back makes a big difference due to the form of human ears. They are tilted slightly forward and the difference in loudness makes it possible to identify the direction of sound. That behavior is probably something that MSFS simulates and the addon doesn't need to care about.



  • @copper & @Martyn : I can confirm the sound problem is not with the Arrow package, it seems to be a conflict with the Realtek sound manager and my headset. I do not know what the problem is but I have found a way to get around it, by plugin my headset to my monitor and using the HDMI provided channel.

    Would be great to sort out the timer and the DI/HSI AP/heading issue and let's wait for MS to fix the ADF



  • @Raidersan said in A few weird behaviours:

    I use the DI, not HSI. When the DI is not properly aligned with the compass, the autopilot seems to follow the right heading instead of the wrong misaligned one set on the DI with the heading bug

    Correct, issue is since v 0.1.0. This is something I try (probably badly) to explain here:
    https://community.justflight.com/topic/1862/has-anyone-else-noticed-that-the-hdg-bug-and-the-hdg-flown-don-t-match/11


  • JF Staff

    The heading bug on the DI and HSI, and heading hold mode on the AP are linked to default controls/systems but I'll see if anything can be done to address the DI mismatch.



  • Thanks Martyn!



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  • @Raidersan Quick note:- ADF generally, and more particularly - the King KR-85 ADF Rx in the Arrow operates in the med freq AM band, and allows you to tune most all of your favorite local radio stations, but specifically it will tune from 100kHz to 1799 KHz in 1kHz steps. The ground transmitters do use channel spacing, depending on the country, but most US transmitters have 10kHz spacing. Other than me figuring out the old voice/speaker audio panel the Rx fitted to the Arrow appears to function correctly, however - it's my first flight since the update, and only my third flight in the aircraft (and I'm an old fart) so my memory is also suspect.
    Martyn - Many thanks to you and your team - especially your personal support - and for giving us the first really well-made aircraft in this simulator. You should be proud.

    pj


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