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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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