Latest Update: 2023/02/28

The below log shows all updates for this product since release:


New Features:

- Complete environmental control system with sounds, up to current Black Square standards.  See the “Environmental Control System” section of this manual for more details.

- This aircraft now incorporates Black Square’s advanced turbocharger simulation technology.  Experience the challenges of turbocharger operation, and don’t worry about adjusting your mixture control until you reach critical altitude.  See the “Turbocharger Operation” section of this manual for more details.

- Working windshield defroster integrated into the environmental control system.  See the “Environmental Control System” section of this manual for more details.

- The door seal system now actually functions to reduce wind noise in flight when activated.  Wind noise is also further reduced at high true airspeed operation due to the effects of the new persistent indicated airspeed variable calculation.  For more information on this system, see the “Door Seal System” section of this manual.

- Audible engine cooling sounds.  The ticking sound an engine makes after shutdown while it cools and contracts can be used to roughly estimate when temperatures are high enough in the engine cowling to vaporize fuel and contribute to vapor lock.

- Engine and wind sounds have been added to the interior when the cockpit doors are open.  Due to the limitations of the default aircraft’s sound system, this solution is not perfect, but it should be more immersive than without it.  Several other Black Square aircraft use this same technique to satisfying effect.

- Have you ever noticed that the wind sound in all other MSFS aircraft is erroneously based on true airspeed rather than indicated airspeed?  This makes wind noise during high altitude cruise far too loud.  It’s likely the result of there being no persistent indicated airspeed simulation variable that is not affected by pitot-static failures.  All Black Square aircraft now have wind sounds based on indicated airspeed, which makes them much more enjoyable to fly at high true airspeed.

- Many features of this aircraft are now accompanied by sounds.  For instance, air blower fans, air conditioning compressor, environmental control unit, audio amplifier, radio startup static, turbochargers, gear warning, and autopilot disconnect.

- Some of the previously mentioned features were not well simulated with their corresponding circuit’s state and power setting upon initial release.  These have been updated to better represent the new systems.

Bug Fixes:

- Overspeed warning variable will no longer activate at low speeds.  This also caused 3rd party effects applications like  FSRealistic to think the aircraft was in an overspeed condition.

- Door opening sound will no longer loop sometimes when the door is opened and closed quickly.

- Gear light test button will no longer illuminate warning lights without power.

- Adjusted EGT and CHT constants to make wide-open-throttle climbs more manageable.

- Thanks to the aircraft’s new persistent airspeed code, overspeed warnings will now activate at the correct indicated airspeed.

- Autopilot engagement is now MUCH smoother, with the aircraft maintaining its present attitude unless commanded to do otherwise.  The PID reset mode is set to “current aircraft state” now, which resets the integrator upon engagement.

- Aircraft thumbnails re-rendered with current aircraft capture tool for consistency.

- SU10 ground handling parameters are now in the correct section of flight_model.cfg.

- SU11 localization compatibility.

- SU12 lighting potentiometer fix.

- Operations manual updated to current Black Square standards.

v0.1.1 - 2022/06/16

- TDS GTNxi 750 integration (PMS GTN 750 still available)

- Canard elevator animation fixed.

- Flight model completely revamped:

- Trim sensitivity drastically improved. (T/O indication added)

- Stall is more gentle on landing. (forward wing does not fully stall until 60kts at max gross, 50kts at moderate loading)

- CG envelope improved.

- Aerodynamic stability is reduced. (feels more realistic in wind and turbulence)

- Autopilot will no longer enter oscillations at high speed and aft CG.

- Landing gear drag moment adjusted.

- Glowing tailpipe visuals adjusted.

- Door open sound attenuation fixed.

- Engine idle speed slightly increased. (Note: Engine can still stall after starting without increasing throttle, this is an MSFS problem with high-performance engines, also seen in the Extra 330)

- Electrical system overhauled with new tools:

  • Alternator curves adjusted. (battery will charge above 800 RPM with moderate loads)
  • Battery curves adjusted. (fully charged battery will be above 24V)
  • Circuit loads are slightly reduced.
  • G3X now reads the correct bus voltage for "BATT VOLTS".

- Manual updated:

  • Instructions on TDS GTNxi integration.
  • Instrument marking values added to checklists by request.

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