Hello everyone, first let me say that I realy appreciate what you are doing. Flightgear is an awesome project, I realy love it. I've been watching it's development for a couple of months now and I would be glad to contribute.
I'm using the Citation-Bravo and CitationX frequently, and currently am working on a couple of things I've been realy missing, and I want your opinion and maybe some hints: 1) The Primus1000 always shows distance and bearing (the additional blueish and white needles) to the VOR-Stations tuned in, even if they are out of range. I think this is not how it is supposed to be. I changed it so that the DME-Display in the Primus-PFD shows ---.- if the VOR is out of range. I saw this on a picture of the P1000 (keep it real). In lack of better knowledge I made the blueish/white needles always point to the 12 o'clock position. If anyone of you knows how a real P1000 would behave in this situation, I would be glad to implement this. Anyway, I think this is better than having the needles pointing at some random direction pretending to know what they are doing. 2) The white/blueish needles point to true-bearing-values while everything else shows magnetic-values. I changed that, assuming it's a mistake. If you know better, please explain. 3) I think it would be nice, if the CDI would show the course-deflection in FMS-Mode the same way it does in NAV-Mode. I implemented that by setting the deflection to deflection=bearing-legcourse, where the legcourse is the direction from the last waypoint to the current waypoint. I think this value should be divided by 5 (using degrees, not radians). Yet, I again do not know if this is supported by the real P1000. So what do you think? 4) I implemented a stop watch for the M877. Select the most-right position with the select-button. Start/Stop/Restart the timer with the other button. Nice when you are in a procedure-pattern. Do you want that? 5) I want... no... I need Buttons in the 3D-Cockpit to select previous/next Waypoint. There is this console called CDU in the middle. I think those buttons should go there. This CDU shows the first four or five Waypoints, I could also work on this. So what do you think? Maybe the Primus-MFD would also be a nice place for that. Suggestions?? 6) I've been thinkink about the Primus-MFD assuming there are a lot of features that are not implemented. I would realy like to enhance this, but i cannot find any documentation on the thingy. Without knowing what a real P1000 can do... example: it would be nice to have a screen that shows the VOR-IDs/Bearing/Selected Radial/DME, as well as the current waypoint-id, distance, bearing and leg. I am having issues with the Autopilot in the Citation-Bravo. Doesnt't work at all. Holds altitude, anything else fails. But I didn't sort this out. Will let you know. live long and prosper, makkes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Download Intel® Parallel Studio Eval Try the new software tools for yourself. Speed compiling, find bugs proactively, and fine-tune applications for parallel performance. See why Intel Parallel Studio got high marks during beta. http://p.sf.net/sfu/intel-sw-dev _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel