ProfessorMadman

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  1. ProfessorMadman

    Boeing 717-2CM Hawaiian Airlines (Circa 2019) N490HA

    Thanks all! Progress is painstakingly slow but I'm getting there! 😎 The biggest challenge will be to get the grey maile lei correct on the top and belly of the fuselage. Here is a little sneak preview. I've cropped it to filter out all the incomplete bits
  2. I've started work on another challenging livery. I'm not sure why I do this to myself but I do! A very, very early WIP. The source material for the new livery on the 717 is pretty scarce so I'm hoping I can figure out how the hidden parts of the paint that aren't obvious in photos are placed. To add insult to injury some of the registrations in the fleet with the new livery have slight variations between how the livery is applied to them! I'm working on N490HA which has cockpit brow windows. Don't expect this one anytime soon 😝 I'll update this post as I make further progress (or hit walls and/or creativity block). Cheers Daniel
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    Boeing 717-23S Volotea "Marco Volo" (Circa 2019) EC-MGT

    Cheers guys! Still awaiting approval so she's not available yet. I may do a Delta at some point but at the moment I'm working on another operator's livery 😎
  4. Hi all, I've uploaded my rendition of Volotea's "Marco Volo" EC-MGT to the forums and am just awaiting approval from the TFDi team before she'll be available for download. This one took a considerable amount of time and frustration to do due to the geometry on the rear fuselage and getting everything to line up with the IRL aircraft was a real challenge but I think this is about as close as I can get it. Some creative liberties were taken but all in all I think she turned out well! I purposely decided on this registration because the IRL aircraft also features brow windows above the cockpit. Features include: Accurate geometry of the livery squares on the rear fuselage to line up with all fuselage elements (engine pylons, tail, rudder, APU exhausts, etc). Well, at least as accurate as I could get it without distorting the square geometry too much 😉 Spanish/English decals where appropriate Accurate fonts used throughout Added decals on left lower nose to reflect the real aircraft Updated night textures to reduce the washed out lighting effects of the default TFDi 717s 32-bit 4K textures for sharp definition (pre-P3Dv4 users should be aware of potential OOMs) Enjoy your Euro hops in the 717! Cheers, Daniel
  5. Version 1.0.0

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    Boeing 717-23S in the livery of Volotea Airlines, named "Marco Volo". This aircraft, MSN 55066 (L/N: 5054), was originally produced in 2001 and delivered to AeBal on the 15th of that year. It subsequently operated for Quantum Air and Blue1 before joining the Volotea fleet in 2015. The actual aircraft also features the brow windows above the cockpit so this repaint is as true a reflection of the real frame as I could get. As of early 2019 I believe that this frame is based at Marseilles Province airport in France (LFML). Features include: Accurate geometry of the livery squares on the rear fuselage to line up with all fuselage elements (engine pylons, tail, rudder, APU exhausts, etc). Well, at least as accurate as I could get it without distorting the geometry too much 😉 Spanish/English decals where appropriate Accurate fonts used throughout Added decals on nose to reflect the real aircraft Updated night textures to reduce the washed out lighting effects of the default TFDi 717s 32-bit 4K textures for sharp definition (pre-P3Dv4 users should be aware of potential OOMs) I hope you like my work! If you do please leave me a positive review and if you don't, review appropriately and comment so that I can improve it where necessary.
  6. ProfessorMadman

    CTD also with P3D 4.4

    I did a complete OS reinstall and installed 4.4 fresh and decided to take the 717 again to see if my issue with CTD is solved. I did YYZ - MSP without any issue and started feeling very happy but then as I pulled up at the gate and went in the VC at MSP my sim locked up, sound played and CTD... I also experienced very strange sporadic FPS fluctuations where at times I'd get 8FPS on the external model for brief periods but then suddently it would go back to high FPS of 60 - 130FPS. Very strange! This is without enabling or disabling any lights or anything. Loaded up again at YYZ only to have an insta-CTD on entering the VC. For the record I am using ChasePlane. Now, instead of no errors in the Event Viewer I'm getting KERNELBASE.DLL errors when this happens. First crash: Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 4.4.16.27077, time stamp: 0x5bfdbb35 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.17763.134, time stamp: 0x1659a33b Exception code: 0xc0020001 Fault offset: 0x0000000000055299 Faulting process id: 0x28fc Faulting application start time: 0x01d48d5007d0e088 Faulting application path: D:\P3D\Prepar3D.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll Report Id: 0e30d260-2031-4523-bc28-add09119b806 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Second crash: Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version: 4.4.16.27077, time stamp: 0x5bfdbb35 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.17763.134, time stamp: 0x1659a33b Exception code: 0xc0020001 Fault offset: 0x0000000000055299 Faulting process id: 0x4564 Faulting application start time: 0x01d48d6639e1eef2 Faulting application path: D:\P3D\Prepar3D.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll Report Id: efb32836-c457-4d35-8725-2a7e0e8078d7 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:
  7. I've done 5 flights in 4.2 with lots of view switching and only suffered one CTD with the 717 thus far which may not have been related at all. So it's looking very promising indeed
  8. ProfessorMadman

    717 Throttles stopped responding

    Are you arming the Autothrust System (ATS) prior to departure? Press the Autoflight button on the FCP once lined up on the runway for takeoff. That'll arm the ATS to set the correct EPR when you advance the throttles.
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    Panel state from the previous version

    The persistence XML files for each frame are stored in your My Documents folder. I'm not sure if the update overwrote the existing persistence file with a new one (doesn't appear to in my case based on time/date stamp) but you can find them here: C:\Users\{username}\Documents\TFDi Design\717\Persistence If you have a previous one for your aircraft registration with your tuned panel state you can probably overwrite the old one to get your aircraft state back to what it was in. I'm not sure if it captures all parameters like lighting but it's worth a try.
  10. ProfessorMadman

    1.0.9.13 Feedback

    You didn't happen to do a PACK OFF departure, did you?
  11. ProfessorMadman

    Cold and Dark Gnd Pwr Gen switches in On position

    By the looks of it the ENG and APU GEN switches are always left in the on position. Not sure about the external power. This is from the Boeing FCOM under the initial cockpit preparation procedure:
  12. ProfessorMadman

    1.0.9.9 feedback

    @foobar @gamesyns I already logged a bug report for this on Saturday and Joshua acknowledged the issue:
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    P3D V4 CTD - no errors

    FWIW I'm running @1440p. I've done quite a few Hawaiian hops now at both 4096 and 2048 resolutions and have had successful flights with both resolutions but also crashed with both (and the ones that were successful involved a LOT of view switching). Next try is like Skipy with 1024x1024 but that'll come after a week as I'm off on holiday next week.
  14. ProfessorMadman

    Auto Pilot/FD

    I get this too. To work around it I only arm APPR/LAND when established laterally on the final approach course or, in most cases, I fly the entire ILS approach using raw data with FD, AP and ATS off altogether.
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    VC panels disappear

    It happened again at cruise before T/D into PHNL (ITO - HNL). It seems related to PHNL though as I never got this before flying into this airport. I did a flight after that too HNL - LIH and no such issue. Will report if it happens coming into FSDT HNL again.