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    New patch is out. About 800mb install from the store, then another 11-16 gigs once you start the sim depending on which version you got. Hopefully that bit about reducing memory usage might help you, RWA.

    Changelog:

    • General
      • Performance improvement
        • Optimized cockpit screen display when screens are not displayed on screen. (there has got to be a better way to phrase that)
        • New option available to control cockpit screen update frequency
        • Tweaked CPU thread priorities to control cockpit screen update frequency.
        • Optimized loading system to reduce overall loading times.
        • Optimized heavy airport scenes impact on CPU
        • Reduced the amount of GPU overdraw to improve GPU performance.
        • Memory optimizations to reduce software memory footprint and improve performance on memory limited computers
        • Overall performance optimizations
      • ATC
        • Incoming ATC Azure speech now has three difference voices
        • ATC voice gender is now based on avatar of the pilot/copilot.
        • Fix for the incorrect voice pack being used if the game is not localized in English and if the Windows Offline Text-to-Speech option is used.
      • UI
        • Filters and sorting have been improved in the marketplace.
        • Manual cache layout has been improved and the download estimated time should now be correct.
        • Improved support for gamepad navigation in many menus.
        • Case sensitive search is now working properly in control screen.
        • Search by axis in control screen has been fixed.
        • Active pause button has been added in the toolbar.
        • Pause button has been fixed in the Content manager.
      • Aerodynamics
        • Improved wind turbulence simulation to reduce horizontal turbulences.
        • Added simulation of low rpm piston engine vibrations on cockpit.
        • Added simulation of water particles (rain/clouds) density in aerodynamics => generates vibrations flying through clouds or rain.
        • Fixed wet surface friction and braking distances.
        • Fixed live weather wind offset in higher latitude areas (America, Asia...) that was causing the 3kts Wind bug.
    • Aircraft
      • Cockpit Visuals and Animations
        • Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX: AP button animations have been fixed.
        • Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX, Beechcraft Bonanza G36, ICON A5: placards have been updated.
        • Zlin Savage Cub: tail wheel blur effect is now correctly triggered.
        • Zlin Shock Ultra: arcs on airspeed indicator is correctly set.
        • Zlin Shock Ultra: turbo mode has been removed from dashboard.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: MCP buttons visual improvements.
      • General Aviation Systems
        • Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX: propeller sound has been improved when RPM is changing.
        • Cessna Longitude: AP altitude and speed management improvements.
        • Cessna Longitude: auto throttle is now inhibited during take off and until 400 feet AGL.
        • Daher TBM 930: yaw damper is now automatically turned on when the AP is enabled.
        • Beechcraft King Air 350i: windshield deicing is now working.
        • ICON A5: <<incorrect heading indicator> notification is now correctly triggered.
        • Zlin Shock Ultra: flaps now operate mechanically instead of electrically.
        • Zlin Shock Ultra: trim management improvements
        • Cessna Citation CJ4: reverse thrust has been removed.
        • Cub Crafter X Cub: IAS AP mode is now working properly.
        • Daher TBM 930 and Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX: PT6 engines shutdown duration has been increased.
      • General Aviation Avionics
        • Cessna Longitude: several knobs of the G5000 are now working.
        • Beechcraft Baron G58, Beechcraft Bonanza G36, Cessna 172 Skyhawk G1000, Diamon DA40 NG: fixed missing ALT knob.
        • Beechcraft King Air 350i: << menu >> key is now working properly.
        • Cessna 152 and 152 Aerobat: avionics state have been fixed using Honeycomb device battery switch.
        • GNS 530: flight plan display alignment has been fixed on the Garmin GNS 530.
        • G1000: automatically switches from NAV to LOC when needed.
        • G1000: ETE and ETA fixed wrong values.
        • G1000/3000/3x: AP setup is no longer reset when enabling AP.
        • G1000/3000/3x: fixed missing flight plan when the selected departure is coordinates on the world map.
        • G3x: text size in << approach box >> has been increased.
        • G3x: approaches can now be selected and loaded.
        • G3x: fixed bad information in nearest VOR page when unknown VOR is selected.
      • Airliner Systems
        • General: AP behavior improvements.
        • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental: rear wheels steering has been fixed.
        • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental: pressing the battery button now always displays the ON part.
        • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental: improved flaps deployment and retraction sequences.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: fixed auto-throttle not giving back control to the pilot when disabled.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: center tanks drain first when decreasing fuel quantity via fuel and payload menu.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: auto-throttle is now automatically disengaged while landing.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: auto-throttle now engages correctly during take off roll when conditions are met.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: alt intervention no longer needs to be pressed again when not needed.
        • Airbus A320neo: automatic speed management improvements.
        • Airbus A320neo: alpha floor condition is now correctly triggered.
      • Airliner Avionics
        • General: weight is better taken into account for V speed calculations.
        • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
          • FMC now allows to activate approach without going to route page.
          • approach VREF speeds are fixed.
          • empty rectangles no longer displayed on the FMA.
          • Runways are now displayed in correct order in the FMC.
          • cruise altitude no longer automatically filled in the FMC.
        • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
          • LNAV and VNAV correctly displayed as armed in FMA when conditions are met.
          • altitude target on MCP can no longer be set to negative values.
          • auto-throttle mode no longer displayed on FMA when auto-throttle is disabled.
          • fixed wrong flaps value displayed in the FMC take off page.
          • target heading line on ND is no longer reset while in heading mode.
          • direct-to flight plans can now be entered in the FMC.
        • Airbus A320neo
          • target altitude can now be changed when AP is disabled.
          • armed modes no longer appear in boxes on the FMA
          • flaps << FULL >> indication instead of << F >> on ECAM.
          • FMGS message << INVALID ENTRY >> replaced by << NOT ALLOWED >>
          • FMGS now only displays arrival procedures corresponding to the selected runway
          • FMGS now correctly displays ETA for approach points
          • removed remaining waypoints on ND after selecting different approach procedures
          • fixed heading bug alignment offset issue
          • fixed missing runway in the perf page of FMGS when a departure runway is already selected.
          • fixed constraints flickering on ND
          • FMGS block fuel indication now correctly initialized.
    • Miscellaneous
      • General
        • Fixed freezes caused by glass cockpits
        • Travel to feature no longer disengages autopilot when used.
      • Weather
        • Fixed 225 degrees/3kts issue with inconsistent wind in game
        • Fixed issue with weather persistency on flight restart.
      • Services
        • Upgraded multiplayer servers.
      • Marketplace
        • Rating display on bundles has been improved.
        • Performance drop after download an item in the marketplace has been removed.
        • An addon purchased outside of the marketplace no longer has an impact on the "installed" filter in the marketplace as it is considered as "community" content.
      • Content Manager
        • Addon purchased outside of the marketplace now also visible in the content manager when online, and offline if downloaded in the community folder.
        • 3rd party content thumbnail display improved.
        • Pause download during installation is fixed.
      • Localization
        • Various typo fixes in multiple languages.
      • Accessibility
        • Subtitles are now enabled by default.
        • Subtitle option has been moved from Sound menu to Accessibility so users can set it during initial install.
      • Cameras
        • Remove rotation clamp on "instrument cameras".
        • Pilot camera position can now be saved or reset.
      • Bush Trips
        • Fix leg completion trigger.
        • Completionist achievement should now unlock when all activities have been completed.
      • World
        • Detected buildings that intersect roads are now excluded.
        • Longer bridges are less prone to having a gap.
        • UK city houses models should no longer appear in US suburbs.
        • "In the Wild" achievement can now be unlocked.
    Last edited by Tom Servo; September 16th, 2020 at 02:09 PM.

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    Aside, both my friend and I are having the same problem with the Beechcraft Bonanza. It's like it just doesn't generate any power and I can't really get it off the ground. RPMs get up to like 1600 by the time I run out of runway, and if I try to take off, I'll get up like 50 feet and then run out of airspeed and start falling again. Like a chicken trying to fly.

    Anybody else having the same issue with that plane? I haven't flown everything in the game, but so far it's the only one that I can't even take off in, so I don't think it's just me.

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    I've flown it and haven't had that issue. RPM's should get up to 2700 at redline I think (from memory). Check your prop setting? (This is pre patch, I'm away on a trip.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freude am Fahren View Post
    Check your prop setting? (This is pre patch, I'm away on a trip.)
    And here's what separates the sight-seers from the actual simmers. How would one....do that?

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    Climb out onto the engine cover mid-flight and put your finger on the spinning prop?

    :arseclown:

    Thanks for the notification of the update. It's downloading for me now, but if course the music is continually looping so I have to mute my whole PC.

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    Test flight completed. BIG improvement.

    I flew my shitty F-18 mod from Long Island and over JFK and it didn't crash! Big stutters though, as CPU and RAM take a hit when I approach the area, but outside that it's 60fps town.

    That task out of the way I flew over Manhattan, over Newark airport, then looped it round to La Guardia and buzzed the tower at 822 KTS. Nice.

    Then I set about harassing some other players in my invisible jet (they wouldn't be able to see the aircraft model without the exact same thing installed) by flying past them at high speed then pointing it up at the sky. I got to 14,000ft and I could see all of greater NY and then some without a problem.

    By that time my pizza was cooked so I Sully'd it into the Hudson and exited the game.

    Tops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    And here's what separates the sight-seers from the actual simmers. How would one....do that?
    The blue lever between throttle and mixture. You can also map keys/axes to it.

    Some airplanes had what's called a constant speed prop. In something like the 152 or 172, the prop spins at the same speed as the engine. That's fixed pitch. In more advanced planes like the Bonanza, the prop's pitch can be adjusted to take a bigger "bite" of the air. There's a governor that limits the engine's rpm by increasing the load on it by increasing the pitch of the prop.

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    And 'reverse thrust' on these types of engines is simply reversing the pitch of the prop, yes/no?

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    Rundown of some future content from third-party developers:


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    The latest patch has broken the ability to set stick sensitivity, an essential adjustment for those using game pads like me. But you can dive into the settings files and adjust it manually by looking for the correct file:

    https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t...wing/273486/28

    As a turnaround:

    Iíve edited directly the file containing the Xbox settings
    The file is located in:
    AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8 wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs

    Thereís a folder with a lot of numbers.
    In this folder, several subfolders with numbers.
    In those, there are files with name containing numbers. One of them is a XML file containing all the settings in text.
    Find the file, inside, youíll find a section for the X, Y, rX, rY axis settings:



    Edit the AxisSensitivity and AxisDeadZone to match your previous preferences
    It's a pain in the arse because there's also a bug that resets the controller settings if you connect a controller after the game is launched, meaning you have to fiddle with it if you forget to do it in the correct order. You might want to set a shortcut to the file on your desktop if you need to edit it again.

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