Hello Team 717
Dont know if the Opt in Beta is still running with the release of .8 but here are a few issues brought to my attention during a recent flight with the latest build. Prepar3d v3.4
The flight was 3 hours in duration QF1851 YBCS-YAYE (Cairns to Connellan ) 1051nm
During taxi and Cairns and Connellan I noticed that the nose wheel was not as responsive and seem to 'castor', in some cases during the turn it moved full right or left but the aircraft continued straight ahead, power settings were at minimal and had to be backed right off to idle before steering restored, but as stated it's not as responsive as past versions.
There is a definite 'lag' when turning switches such as heading etc before the actual turn registers in the HDG eg turn right to 030 - dial moved a couple of clicks then the 030 hdg shows in the window, it is not instantaneous. This also applies to altitude, radio, speed - anything that should give an instant reading when the dial clicked doesn't.
All in all, the 717 has improved immensely but for a few minor glitches. It is now reliable enough to use online for VA flights, which I have now completed 6 times for a total of 13 hours, no VAS or OOM issues and it is now an aircraft I look forward to flying.
I intent concentrating on doing a few 717 flights in Prepar3D v4 for comparison and making use of the extra memory availabe.