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AW109 Changelog

AW109 Power Elite 1.08 (Current)

  • Improved rotor animations, now spinning without scatters
  • Improved caution light, now with a tiny texture correction
  • Improved cabin volume, now you can hear that noise right

AW109 Power Elite 1.07

  • Improved EDU, now with convenient CAS advisories for auto-hover and auto-yaw
  • Improved textures, renamed the label UNCOUPL with DECOUPL on the Helipilot panel
  • Fixed a bug preventing instrument glasses to be properly lit
  • Added AviTab™ integration* with rotating tablet mount and dynamic glowing light
  • Updated ACF, now with a proper panel resolution and room for more instruments

* Get the AviTab™ plugin on https://github.com/fpw/avitab/releases/latest

AW109 Power Elite v1.06

  • Improved 3D model, fuseleage and assets were adjusted to better match version E
  • Improved textures, fuseleage UV map and textures were overhauled to ease repaints
  • Improved autopilot, FD now follows the shortest path in HDG mode
  • Fixed a bug preventing real weather to appear after being downloaded
  • Fixed a bug causing analogic altimeters to delay the switching of thousands
  • Fixed a bug preventing the UNCOUPL switch to disengage servos
  • Added a convenient landing lights cycle command
  • Updated attitude hold, code was overhauled to ensure precision and steadiness
  • Updated reference guide, now with trimming instructions and corrections
  • Updated texture template, now with convenient aesthetic and text layers
  • Updated liveries with increased resolution on virtue of the new UV map

AW109 Power Elite v1.05

  • Improved EDU, CAS code was rewritten and is now visible on Windows *
  • Improved EDU, CAS messages are now of the exact number and type of version E
  • Improved EDU, fonts and screen glowing are now more similar to the real ones
  • Fixed a bug causing wing-level with vertical-only FD on Windows
  • Updated installer, now with a clearer suggestion about where to install

* This anticipates the official fix for the XPD-10211 bug, foreseen with XP12 beta 1

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

  • 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