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Aircraft & Avionics I Release Notes []

Release Notes

If you are playing on PC, outdated packages in your community folder may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior. If you suffer from stability issues or long loading times, move your community package(s) to another folder before relaunching the title. Click here to learn how to update your version safely.

The CJ4 and G3000 Working Title mods must be removed from your Community folder as they are no longer compatible with the AAU1 versions of the aircraft and have now been deprecated. Additionally, any current TBM or Longitude mods (including any FDE or lights mods) must also be removed or the aircraft may refuse to start, exhibit broken systems behavior, or display other incorrect functions.

General Bug Fixes

  • Fixed unflyable helicopters when user had the legacy flight model realism settings (gyroscope) set to less than 100%
  • Fixed control loss of Pitch axis on helicopters when anti stall assist is “on”
  • Repaired snow covering 100% of airport tarmac & roads
  • [NavData] Fixed DeleteNavAtAirport that was removing VOR, NDB and waypoints everytime
  • Fixed secondary aerials sometimes overridden by Bing aerial on terrain with photogrammetry
  • Fixed terrain level of detail issue on Xbox

GNS 430W / GNS 530W

The simulator’s Garmin GNS 430W and GNS 530W have been upgraded to bring them much more closely in-line with their real-world counterparts:

  • Comprehensive visual overhaul for accurate font, symbology, look, operation, and feel
  • Advanced flight plan support, including support for complex departure, arrival, and approach procedures (arcs, holds, procedure turns, etc), with correct real-unit limitations (no radius-to-fix, heading, or some intercept legs)
  • Full RNAV support and simulation, with support for LPV, LP, LNAV/VNAV, and +V vertical guidance during approaches
  • GPS satellite and SBAS simulation, including orbital mechanics-based real satellite positions and accurate SBAS coverage areas, GPS status page
  • VNAV profile calculator page and associated reminders/alerts
  • Support for missed approaches and missed approach holds
  • Full specification-accurate ADS-B based Traffic Avoidance System
  • More accurate map symbology, procedure previews
  • Keyboard entry mode for waypoints, navaids, and direct-tos
  • Numerous customization options found on the real unit, such as metric/imperial units settings, map data fields settings
  • Satellite weather overlay support (NEXRAD)

These units have been added to the following aircraft in AAU1:

  • C172 Classic
  • Cap 10
  • DA-40 TDI
  • DV-20
  • L-39 (Athena, Blue Ice, Pipsqueak, Robin 1, Sarance)
  • P-51D (Wee Willy, Lady B, Strega, Miss America)
  • T-6 (Almost Perfect, Baby Boomer)

Cessna Citation CJ4 & Avionics

The Cessna Citation CJ4 avionics have been heavily upgraded to bring an authentic CJ4 avionics experience:

  • Comprehensive visual overhaul for accurate font, symbology, look, operation, and feel
  • Independent MFD and FMS operation
  • Advanced flight plan support, including arcs, radius-to-fix, intercepts, hold, procedure turns, missed approaches, and custom waypoint scratchpad entry
  • Coupled VNAV with editable constraints, flight path angles, vertical path smoothing, and VNAV-invalidation conditions
  • Advanced autopilot, including armable lateral and vertical modes as well as complex combined-armed modes – Full specification-accurate TCAS II traffic system
  • Cabin pressurization and complete Crew Alerting System
  • FMS performance calculations for takeoff and landing speeds
  • Integrated dual engine FADEC systems with N1 mode indications and accurate N1 targets
  • Independent display options and state-saving
  • Enhanced FMS Text MFD display modes
  • Keyboard entry mode for FMS data entry
  • AHRS alignment and startup sequence
  • Improved flight model:
    • Improvements to ground and crosswind handing during the takeoff and landing phases
    • Improvements to flight control performance accuracy, smoothness, and handling
    • Improvements to fuel consumption accuracy
    • Improvements to handling while in ground effect
  • Improved engine and interior sound effects

Garmin G3000 & Garmin G5000 Avionics Suites

  • Comprehensive visual overhaul for accurate font, symbology, look, operation, and feel, including Garmin Touch Controller (GTC) visuals that are faithful to the real unit complete with UI animations
  • Advanced flight plan support, including arcs, radius-to-fix, intercepts, holds, procedure turns, and missed approaches
  • Support for custom waypoints, including lat/lon, point/bearing/distance, and present position
  • Two (aircraft-dependent) styles of coupled VNAV: Simple VNAV: Descent path VNAV only, always targets bottom-most altitude constraint Advanced VNAV: Climb constraint and descent path VNAV, vertical path smoothing through varied constraint types, editable constraints, and flight path angles
  • Independent PFD and GTC options
  • PFDs and MFDs with full split-pane support
  • Support for the full set of context-dependent GTC knob controls
  • GPS satellite and SBAS simulation, including real orbital mechanics-based satellite positions, accurate SBAS coverage areas, and GPS status page
  • Comprehensive traffic system implementations, including (aircraft-dependent) spec-compliant Garmin TIS, TAS, and TCAS-II
  • Support for multiple layout styles, including horizontal or vertical GTCs, screen-pane options, numbers of screens, and more
  • Support for custom V-speed bugs, SVT, angle of attack indicator, HSI moving map, timers, minimums, and bearing pointers
  • A multitude of customization options, including measurement units, all saved per screen and/or aircraft
  • AHRS alignment and startup sequence
  • JavaScript plugin support for loading:
    • Engine Instruments and Systems (EIS) displays
    • Custom PFD or MFD display panes (full- or half-screen)
    • Custom GTC navigation, icons, and pages
    • Aircraft systems simulation and instrument styling

Daher TBM 930

  • Support and wiring for the new Garmin G3000
  • Support for fully coupled Basic VNAV, as found in the real aircraft
  • Customized and highly accurate EIS
  • Systems synoptic pages
  • Customized electrical modeling
  • Support for opening exterior cockpit and cabin doors

Cessna Citation Longitude

  • Support and wiring for the new Garmin G5000
  • Support for fully coupled Advanced VNAV, as found in the real aircraft
  • Flight model improvements:
    • Better feeling of direct control
    • Highly accurate performance numbers
    • Revised fuel burns
    • Improved ground and crosswind handling
    • More accurate float during the landing phase
  • Dual engine FADEC with accurate N1 targets, modes, and thresholds
  • Fully featured autothrottle system with correct AT modes/functionality and communication to and from the FMS
  • Custom Longitude systems synoptics pages
  • Customized and highly accurate Longitude EIS
  • Full suite of accurate CAS messages
  • Takeoff and Landing Data (TOLD) support with FMS takeoff and landing performance calculations
  • Modeled systems based on manufacturer feedback and documentation:
  • Bleed air system, including pressure and temperature simulations, feedback between pneumatically fed systems, and starters
  • Hydraulic system, including fluid-based pressures sim with realistic hydraulic accumulator behavior and system knock-on effects from hydraulically powered systems as well as full PTCU simulation
  • Environmental control system with cabin/cockpit air mass simulations and sounds
  • Automated brake system with anti-skid, wheel-up spin inhibition, and brake temperature simulations
  • Electrical system, including generator bus connection logic and automatic on-ground bus tie logic
  • Speedbrake and ground spoiler control system with automated ground spoilers and speedbrake auto-stow logic, and corrected spoiler panel behavior
  • Fuel system with automated fuel pump logic and temperature simulations
  • Cabin pressurization system fed from the bleed air system with correct climb and descent schedules, and controller modes
  • Anti-ice system fed from the bleed air system, with temperature simulation and engine load efficiency decreases (N1, N2, fuel flow)
  • Exterior lighting systems with automatic light logic, improved light levels and locations
  • Pre-flight system auto-tests simulation

LS8-18 and DG1001

  • Corrected instrument names on instrument panels and boot screens

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the sim would allow an APU or engine bleed air start under the incorrect conditions
  • G1000 NXi:
    • Fixed incorrect text label in PFD arrival selection page
    • Fixed flight plan clearing when loading a VTF as the next leg
    • Fixed wind direction being shown in degrees true rather than magnetic
    • Fixed GPS WP distance showing 0 on a random direct-to


IMPORTANT: From SU11 onwards, we added some restriction on allowed files in an Asset Group of type SimObject (aircraft), see this link structure for more infos on what files are allowed or not. Please note that despite what the doc is saying you don’t have to manually edit the definition files to reference extra files that you want to put in your simobject asset groups (the doc will be updated for official release).

  • [SDK][Aircraft Editor] Fixed wrong default values for some parameters
  • [SDK][Aircraft Editor] Changed condition on afterburner_available and fuel_flow_gain to avoid malfunction on turboprop engines
  • [SDK][Aircraft Editor] Changed constraint on 2D-array parameters to avoid erroneous zero values at the end
  • [SDK][Samples] Added a standalone installer for the Wwise project
  • Fixed an issue that caused the NAV radios to not properly accept inputs when connected to the non-modular Electrical System

Known Issues

  • Some icons on the Longitude Systems and Controls pages may not display, but page/pane operation is not affected
  • TO/GA button on the CJ4 throttle handle may be hard or impossible to click for some users, but a clickspot has been provided on the Fire Bottle button to the left of the autopilot panel and the key binding will work to activate TO/GA
  • The test display screen on the GNS430W and GNS530W will not presently move the CDI needles
  • The nearest intersections page on the GNS units may display procedure intersections which appear to be duplicates