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AW109 Changelog

AW109 Power Elite v1.04

  • Improved flight model, matching the real machine even better
  • Improved force trim release, now softer and less bumping
  • Improved engine spool time and transition from idling
  • Improved EDU, engine cursors and parameters are more precise
  • Improved EDU, rotor speed value NR is now precisely calculated
  • Improved FD, transition between modes is now softer
  • Improved parking brake, now it can be disengaged with left and right toes
  • Fixed a bug causing EADI lateral cue to appear with LNV mode and no FD
  • Fixed a bug causing FD stand-by to be uneffective in certain FD arm modes
  • Fixed a bug causing cyclic to being moved in cockpit view despite ATT HOLD
  • Fixed a bug causing pedals to be auto-coordinated in some situations
  • Fixed a bug preventing attitude vacuum gyro to being properly caged
  • Fixed a bug showing the low speed rotor to be seen at a wrong rotor RPMs
  • Fixed a bug causing flapping sound to keep alive even after a crash
  • Fixed a bug causing nose gear to hide into its bay upon compression
  • Fixed a bug causing engine out callouts at closing fuel valves when WOW
  • Fixed a bug causing Bendix/King communication radios to miss decimal steps
  • Fixed a bug causing FT release button to be uneffective when ATT HOLD off
  • Added magnetic brake to keep cyclic in position when FD and ATT HOLD are on
  • Added foldable access step on the right side of the cabin, as in the real model *
  • Updated Bendix/King radios, KX165A is now version 8.33K instead of 25K
  • Updated horizontal stabilizer, now fixed as in the real model
  • Updated FMOD sound package to sound like an AW109 even better
  • Updated landing gear with 5% fatter tires and a little higher main leg
  • Updated rotor blades, increased mesh width and drop with engines off
  • Updated tunnel console, cursors got center marks and better datarefs
  • Updated power levers, now in flight position by default, as in the real model
  • Updated .psd template with the new foldable access step

* This is the first of a series of free official props to match the various versions of the AW109, eg. cable-cutters, floats, etc…

AW109 Power Elite v1.03 (Latest)

  • Improved flight model, now permitting a smooth flight up to VNE
  • Improved landing gear sound, now properly muffled
  • Improved cabin sound, now paired with engine speed
  • Improved high speed rotor mesh, now bending a lot less upwards
  • Improved rotor animation, now tuned to gyroscopic precession
  • Improved flight directors accountability and stand-by functions
  • Improved force trim release response from the helicopter
  • Fixed cyclic trim, now acting properly in ATT HOLD with stand-by FD
  • Fixed force trim function, added new command and CAS message
  • Fixed SAS 1 & 2 functions, dealing better with control sensitivity
  • Fixed 102% command, now working from joystick
  • Fixed pilot visibility from cockpit and replays on some systems
  • Fixed turbine sound, now properly working in all conditions
  • Fixed cabin sound, now correctly tied to engines RPM
  • Fixed a bug occasionally causing tail strike at flight start
  • Fixed a bug preventing the pedals to move in ATT HOLD
  • Fixed a bug preventing the start of engine 2 when fuel 1 was off
  • Fixed transponder power, now correctly switching off on IVAO
  • Fixed auto-trim, now it just keeps trims within their limits
  • Fixed a bug pushing TOT over 1000° for seconds at startup
  • Fixed anti-torque pedal request, now properly left sided
  • Fixed a bug causing level-up of the helicopter when disengaging FD (SBY)
  • Added auto-hover command, for the ease of steady operations
  • Added auto-yaw command, for the ease of mouse-only pilots
  • Added user command for cyclic trim reset button
  • Added user commands for SAS 1 & 2 switches
  • Updated hide yoke command, now also removes collective
  • Updated guide with technical data and speed limitations
  • Updated module, version is now identified by number
  • Updated installer, now identified by product name and version number

AW109 Power Elite v1.02

  • Improved pilot authority on pitch axis
  • Improved cabin sound, now paired with rotor speed
  • Fixed cyclic trim function w/autotrim
  • Fixed airspeed alert to the correct VNE
  • Fixed annoying rotor high alert
  • Added missing cursor in pilot’s VVI w/sound
  • Added DH selector and alert on EADI
  • Added user command for ATT HOLD switch
  • Added user command for 102% switch
  • Updated reference guide

AW109 Power Elite v1.01

  • Improved cabin sound volume, which had excessive muffling
  • Fixed a bug forcing simulation to freeze at module reload
  • Fixed a bug preventing custom lights to be visible on some systems
  • Fixed a bug causing an excess of pitch response on some conditions
  • Fixed a bug causing cyclic trim defective when AP in SBY mode

AW109 Power Elite v1.00

  • Rogerson Kratos NEO AV 500 EADI & EHSI with NAV (N) and BRG (B) functions
  • Primary EDU with functional START and CRUISE menus
  • Secondary EDU with functional MAIN and AUX menus
  • Custom CAS advisories, cautions and warnings *
  • Helipilot, fuel management console and overhead panel with motorized PMS
  • Realistic 3-axis autopilot with cyclic and pedal trim functions
  • Bendix/King array of functional radios COM/NAV 1 & 2, ADF, XPDR and Garmin 530
  • AeroTech LC-6 chronometer w/local time, UTC time, flight time and stopwatch functions
  • Custom FMOD sounds package
  • Extremely detailed 3D model with hundreds of moving parts and 4K textures
  • 3D lights and PBR textures
  • Fast installer and uninstaller for Windows, Mac and Linux powered by Amazon S3
  • Five corporate liveries included
  • PSD template included to make your personal livery
  • Reference guide included with instructions and checklists
  • Optimized for X-Plane experimental flight model
  • Ready for X-Plane 12

* Due to an X-Plane bug (XPD-10211) also affecting the 747-400, CAS isn’t visible on Windows until X-Plane 12 beta 1

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AW139 Changelog

AW139 4.0 FINAL
Currently in progress…

  • Added MFD screens SYSTEMS, PLAN and MAP;
  • Added moving map display to the front panel;
  • Improved installer reliability powered by Amazon S3.

This is the very latest release candidate before getting into 4.1 phase.

AW139 4.00 RC7
Uploaded on 30/07/2019

  • Fixed cyclic responsiveness when ATT mode is on;
  • Removed 30° bank limit when ATT mode is on;
  • Added animated air vents, pilot side;
  • Minor functional and visual refinements;
  • Windows installer upgraded to 64 bits;
  • Fixed the «parsing URL» installer’s bug.

AW139 4.00 RC6
Uploaded on 13/07/2019

  • Dynamic CAS crew alert system reproduced with 85 warning, caution and advisory messages;
  • Warning and caution lights on panel now follow a CAS event;
  • Warning and caution acknowledge is now also possible with CAS RST button on collective;
  • CAS messages can now be scrolled with CCD inner rotary knob;
  • Added MAP zoom function to CCD outer rotary knob when LH is selected, works also in HSI MAP mode;
  • Fixed a bug causing persistent FT after aircraft unload;
  • Added proper nose wheel lock functionality to GEAR panel;
  • Blade flapping sound during flares, nose pitches and tight bank degrees on turns;
  • MFD and PFD selection with LH and RH button on CCD panel is now evident on screen;
  • Fixed ATT mode, pitch and roll ≤ 30° are kept until FT REL is pressed and cyclic is moved;
  • ATT pitch and roll can be fine tuned with cyclic hat switch when FD STBY is on;
  • Fixed occasional bugs on certain autopilot FD modes;
  • Minor functional and visual refinements;
  • Refined fuel management;
  • Fixed the «exceeded activations» installer’s bug.

AW139 4.00 RC5
Uploaded on 01/05/2019

  • Installer for Windows, Mac and Linux with serial autentication and encrypted file archive;
  • Fixed battery issue which was still causing failed re-starts under certain conditions;
  • Fixed generators issue causing battery mischarge and consequent quick draining;
  • Fixed incorrect electrical consumption for every single system on board;
  • Electrical hydraulic pump now off by default and with reduced pressure, as in reality;
  • Added electrical hydraulic pump sound;
  • Fixed hydraulic sources with refined values and display indicators;
  • Added hydraulic Shut-Off-Valve (SOV) switch functionality on the interseat panel;
  • Fixed misbehaviour of DH labels MIN and MIN + 100 ft on attitude sphere;
  • The LOW HT AWG switch on the MISC panel now inhibits all low height aural warnings;
  • Added landing gear aural warning < 150 ft with gear up, mutable by LOW HT AWG switch;
  • Added decision height aural warning, mutable by LOW HT AWG switch;
  • Fixed tricky collective raising in VR;
  • Better sound behaviour at start-ups and shut-downs;
  • Better engine response at higher altitudes;
  • Better rotor spooling-up speed;
  • Fixed minor 3D details on fuseleage and interiors;
  • Added blinking caution and warning lights with HDR spills;

AW139 4.00 RC4.1
Uploaded on 16/03/2019

  • Fixed rotors still moving when rotor brake caliper is at maximum pressure, an X-Plane issue bypass;
  • Fixed PMS issue still occourring after a power-off, now each engine starts, idles and restarts as expected;
  • Fixed over-TQ and rotor-high issue when switching from IDLE to FLT mode on PMS;
  • Fixed scaled shadows on cabin and panel, as X-Plane shaders won’t stop changing;
  • Fixed wrong electrical values on MFD;
  • Fixed rotor brake lever sound missing.

AW139 4.00 RC4
Uploaded on 11/03/2019

  • Rewritten SAS and ATT logic based upon AP1/2, FT and CPL activation, a huge fix but the most desired one by real pilots;
  • Rewritten autopilot FD modes from scratch so that they obey to the real logic, also added custom toggle commands;
  • Fixed excess of power (HP) and aircraft weights values, now real AW139 pilots should feel at home a lot better;
  • Fixed unrealistic display values and arrows behavior for NG, ITT, TQ and PI along with range warnings;
  • Fixed continuous input to trimming switches both on cyclic and collective, keep each hat switch pressed to increase or decrease values;
  • Fixed rotor brake’s caliper effectiveness, now it is proportional to the action on the lever and won’t turn the helicopter anymore;
  • Added a retractable spotlight to the belly, it can be switched on and pointed in any direction by using the rightside hat switch on the collective;
  • Enlarged cabin sound sphere, now VR pilots should not get outer sounds when attempting to lean their heads towards the window;
  • Fixed seats headrests issue on custom liveries showing both closed and open configurations, now they have the hole opened;
  • Fixed livery template UV map misplacements on tail boom, stabilizer, belly and added nose logo area, now authors can paint it just right;
  • Unified N2 102% commands into a single toggle, this is to help out the serious simmers with their hardware;
  • Making the old user guide available as a separate download, looking forward to write a much simpler procedural sheet;
  • Added cyclic and collective manipulators, this allow a greater usability for VR pilots with touchpads and mouse pilots as well;
  • Fixed invisible pedestals on custom liveries higher that 00 (default), fixed the livery template as well;
  • Fixed both fuel pumps needed to start one engine, now each engine is correctly related to its fuel pump;
  • Digital wind indicator back in place, now compensating the wind direction with the heading;
  • Fixed SAS REL and FD STBY buttons on cyclic, now they work as expected;
  • Fixed tires appearing raised from the ground;
  • Fixed minor details on cabin and external meshes;
  • Fixed nose glass transparency issue;
  • Raised avionics fans volume just right.

AW139 4.00 RC3
Uploaded on 07/02/2019

  • Fixed pedals still moving when CLTV/YAW trim is ON, now they stay in position unless CLTV/YAW REL (collective) is being pressed;
  • Fixed cyclic trim up and down function, now it trims pitch when FT is ON and IAS mode (FD) is OFF, otherwise it modifies IAS reference;
  • Fixed cyclic trim left and right function, now it trims roll when FT is ON and HDG mode (FD) is OFF, otherwise it modifies HDG reference;
  • Fixed engine power, fuel consumption and weights parameters;
  • Fixed Sagem® map display showing along with every user custom livery, now the instrument is finally gone (until version 4.1);
  • Fixed parking brake lever sound, now it’s there;
  • Refined rotor spooling up time, now closer to reality;
  • Fixed reversed CCD (Cursor Control Device) left and right function when LH (MFD) is selected, up and down function are fictional;
  • Updated livery template with a convenient UV map layer and instruction note, now it’s easier to identify parts of the fuseleage;
  • Updated custom livery folder logic, now additional liveries must be tied to sequential numbers (04, 05, …); this was done to prevent the off-shore external objects showing along with every custom livery, as they will show up only with the default off-shore liveries (Default 00 to 03).

AW139 4.00 RC2
Uploaded on 03/02/2019

  • Fixed the marching ants issue affecting many textures on some graphic cards due to wrong UV maps;
  • Fixed internal glass opacity, as reported too dark by many pilots using VR headsets;
  • Fixed collective trim up and down function when CLTV/YAW trim is ON, the hat switch trims collective, otherwise it changes the reference target value if a FD collective mode is engaged (ie. VS or ALT reference);
  • Fixed rotor brake strenght, now it’s a lot less brutal;
  • Fixed vents sound when battery is off.

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