- Fixes the known issue in VR where the mouse cursor sits incorrectly
v0.1.4 - 2023/03/01
- Full Working Title (WT) GNS 530/430 compatibility.
The new WT GNS entered public beta via the in-game marketplace shortly
after version 1.3 of the Analog Caravan was released. This replacement
GNS GPS system offers many advanced features that will be enjoyed by
many serious simmers. Unfortunately, these features proved difficult to
integrate fully with the Black Square aircraft due to their
hot-swappable avionics. After several months of incremental patches,
this aircraft now fully supports the new GPS. This
was a laborious joint effort between TDS, PMS50, and Working Title
developers. Thank you for your patience, and thank you to those who
made it possible.. Black Square and Working Title will continue
to work together to ensure that there is as little interruption to
service for this fabulous new GPS offering as possible should more
changes become necessary. See the “Third Party Navigation & GPS
Systems” section of this manual for more information.
Please be sure to update all three GPS addons before trying to use this
aircraft! If any of the three GPS addons are outdated, they may affect
the others, even if they are not currently selected in the cockpit.
KAP140 will now automatically display vertical speed setting for three
seconds when the vertical speed is edited via external hardware, or key
bindings. It will also engage the autopilot master when any of the mode
buttons are pressed when the autopilot is not already engaged. When
doing so, the unit will default to vertical speed hold mode. This
greatly improves the ease of activating the autopilot after takeoff.
After setting an altitude, pitch the aircraft for the desired vertical
speed, and then press the desired lateral mode button. The autopilot
will activate with the selected lateral mode, and will maintain the
current vertical speed until capturing the set altitude.
- A new interface into the failure system
has been provided in all Black Square aircraft for those wishing to
trigger failures from external applications. Simple HTML events can now
be sent from Air Manager, Axis and Ohs, and many more, including
payware instructor stations, and even your own custom web interfaces.
To learn more about this new feature see the “Failure System HTML
Interface” section of this manual.
- VOR and ADF receivers now exhibit mathematically accurate signal attenuation and noise
based on the aircraft’s height above the terrain and distance from the
transmitter. This should greatly improve the feel of radionavigation in
a flight simulator. For more information, see the “VOR & ADF
Signal Degradation” section of this manual.
- Custom propeller disk textures.
Vast improvement over default FSX-style textures. The default G1000
Caravan is not affected, and livery mods require no change.
- New handcrafted 4K window surface imperfections.
Scratches and smudges are slightly less pronounced than default, but
the high resolution results in minimal tiling, and a much more pleasant
experience during low sun angles.
Have you ever noticed that the wind sound in all other MSFS aircraft is
erroneously based on true airspeed rather than indicated airspeed?
This makes wind noise during high altitude cruise far too loud. It’s
likely the result of there being no persistent indicated airspeed
simulation variable that is not affected by pitot-static failures. All Black Square aircraft now have wind sounds based on indicated airspeed, which makes them much more enjoyable to fly at high true airspeed.
Autopilot engagement is now MUCH smoother, with the aircraft
maintaining its present attitude unless commanded to do otherwise. The
PID reset mode is set to “current aircraft state” now, which resets the
integrator upon engagement.
- New fuel pump cycling sound when the boost pump switch is set to “NORM”.
Panel.noreg now included in the main package folder for livery
creators. If you wish to create a livery mod that does not use the
default tail number, simply use the line, “Panel =
\..\..\bksq-aircraft-analogcaravan\panel.noreg” in the livery’s
WTT Autopilot mod now supports GPS vertical deviation from the PMS GTN
750 on the CDI. Keep in mind that this is only applicable to certain
RNAV minima, such as LNAV/VNAV, LNAV+V, and LPV, but not LNAV, or LP.
Electric trim switches will now only actuate trim when the “PITCH TRIM”
circuit is functional. Electrical current draw is now indicated when
the electric trim and other autopilot servos are in use. Disrupting
power to the pitch trim or autopilot actuator circuitry will also cause
the autopilot to disconnect, and it will not engage again until power is
restored to both circuits. A continuous “TRIM” indication on the
autopilot mode annunciator panel when the autopilot master is not
engaged indicates a servo failure.
Checklists updated with a procedure for testing the function of the
autopilot roll actuators in the runup checklist. When the autopilot is
engaged on the ground, heading mode will attempt to follow the selected
heading with yoke movement, just like in the real aircraft.
A method has been created to add engine and wind sounds to the cockpit
when doors and windows are open for Steam Gauge Overhaul aircraft. The
Analog Caravan was only in need of wind noise, but engine sounds have
been added to the Analog King Air, and future Steam Gauge Overhaul
- New autopilot disconnect sound to replace the inherited default G1000 sound.
- Rain and ice now appear on the outside of the storm window, instead of the inside.
- GTX 330 Transponder screen and bezel adjusted for more true to life appearance.
- Emergency toggle switch covers will now return the protected switch to its normal position when the cover is closed.
Windshield and Airframe de-icing is verified to be working properly in
SU11 Beta. Windshield and pitot-static de-icing work continuously, and
slowly. Airframe de-icing is provided by pressurized boots, which are
toggled with the “Boot Press” switch. The “Auto” position will
continuously cycle the airframe boots and clear ice (this was not
working before), and the “Manual” position will clear ice only once.
Notes on ice mitigation have been added to the “Tips on Operation
within MSFS” section of this manual.
The fuel selector warning annunciator and alarm now sound under three
conditions: when both fuel selectors are in the off position, or the
fuel cut-off handle is pulled; when either fuel selector is in the off
position and the starter is engaged; and when only one fuel selector is
on, and the selected tank contains less than approximately 25 US
gallons. The warning alarm can still be disabled by pulling the fuel
selector warning circuit breaker, but the annunciator will still
illuminate normally. The system can be fully disabled by pulling both
the fuel selector warning circuit breaker and the starter controller
circuit breaker. The red “FUEL SELECT OFF” annunciator will remain
continuously illuminated to indicate that the system has been disabled,
but no alarm will sound.
New failure menu blinking cursor method. On some systems, there is an
HTML rendering bug that will not blink the cursor with CSS animations,
despite this being the recommended method used throughout MSFS. There
is a workaround, and cursors should blink regardless now.
The fuel boost pump will extinguish the low fuel pressure annunciator
light so long as fuel is available to the engine, and the light will now
cycle with the fuel boost pump sound when the switch is set to “NORM”.
- Thanks to the aircraft’s new persistent airspeed code, overspeed warnings will now activate at the correct indicated airspeed.
- Fixed missing button sounds on GNS430.
- SU10 ground handling parameters are now in the correct section of flight_model.cfg.
Engine Fires are no longer recalled at the beginning of a flight like
the rest of the failures, so alarms will not sound if you had an
unresolved engine fire at the end of your last flight.
- Increased the polygon count of the glareshield and associated gap seal.
- Audio amplifier sound now connected to audio amplifier circuit instead of audio panel.
- SU11 localization compatibility.
A possible bug in the RNAV system was explored. In summary: The RNAV
behavior is accurate to the real world, and matches the indications from
a simultaneously monitored VOR. The apparent angular error is
introduced by VOR stations with declinations where the real magnetic
variation has drifted significantly since their installation. In the
real world, this is most likely disregarded as a wind correction angle,
but absolutely affects real aircraft. This is not an error in the
operation of the RNAV system, and the courses to RNAV waypoints should
be flown as they would be to any physical VOR in the real world. For
VOR’s with inaccurate magnetic declinations, the actual magnetic bearing
to the station is the flown course that produces a centered CDI in zero
wind conditions, regardless of the OBS setting. More information is
available in the Analog Caravan topic on the official MSFS forums.