Issues with the C-130

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akanishta
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Issues with the C-130

Postby akanishta » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:31 pm

Hello,

Not sure if these have been mentioned before, but I have found several issues with the C-130.

First, the left landing light switch in the VC doesn't function. The left landing light only turns on and off with the 'L' command.

Second, the heading mode selector doesn't function at either the pilot or co-pilot positions.

Third, the VC flood light only turns on and off with the 'L' command, and it is not compatible with dynamic lighting.


I had the original payware version of this plane in FSX and can confirm all of these were working in the FSX version.

bilbao131
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Re: Issues with the C-130

Postby bilbao131 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:09 pm

Yes. There are several issues with the C-130. Here are just a few:
- Door warning light does not illuminate when any aircraft door is open
- Suction boost panel (R1) does not respond in 2D mode; can't turn on the hydraulic boost pump, switch form normal to emergency brakes, and can't turn on the suction boost pumps.

Along with what akanishta commented, these are just the tip of the iceberg of "anomalies" with the C-130 model. I hate to complain, but another "pet peeve" of mine is: When the engines are down sped, the generators do not go off line. I haven't even delved into selecting NTS during engine shutdown yet.

I like to keep my engine run currency up, but it's difficult when the C-130 does not function properly in this sim.

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Rob McCarthy
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Re: Issues with the C-130

Postby Rob McCarthy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:09 pm

Hello,

As with all included vehicles, these are visual representations and do not fully model capabilities, features, or performance characteristics. With that being said, we can evaluate missing functionality on a case by case basis and will definitely look into anything that may have broke when we converted the vehicle to run in v4.

We have a few questions to clarify the issues you are seeing. We see both landing light switches functioning properly. Currently the left switch will also force the right one on as well so we are fixing that. Can you post screenshots detailing the heading mode selector and what the expected outcome is? What happened differently in the FSX version? Also what switch is not functioning to control the VC flood light? Did this switch work in FSX as well? Did the door warning light and suction boost panel function in FSX?

Regards,
Rob McCarthy
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akanishta
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Re: Issues with the C-130

Postby akanishta » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 am

Rob,

Thanks for responding.

The heading mode selector is #9 on page 19 of the C-130 manual (also #8 on page 27+28, Pilot instrument panel - 3D clickable controls). It's function is to select which heading/nav source directs the nav heading indication on the HSI (18). The knob doesn't rotate nor change sources in the VC at either the pilot or co-pilot positions. I tried it with a GPS flight plan as well as RNAV VOR1/2 and it isn't changing sources. The triggered sound file does play when you try and rotate it, but the knob graphically doesn't turn. It does turn on the 2D panel, but it's not changing the input source to the HSI. I can confirm that this was working in the FSX version.

For the VC lighting, Switch #4 - Flight Deck Dome should control the overhead dome light. All 5 light switches on that left pilot's side panel are turning off and on together instead of individually. With further testing, it looks like the landing lights and taxi lights are bleeding heavily into the VC. The taxi lights alone are bright enough to wash out the VC. Here's a screenshot of just the landing and taxi lights on and all of the interior lights turned off.

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I also just noticed that when you turn the right landing light off, it still illuminates the aircraft and ground as if it were still turned on. The switch turns off and the light itself turns off, but the illumination is still there, as you can see here:

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As for the landing lights, the switch appears to be bugged. Now I can click the left landing light switch to turn it on, but it wont turn off. The right switch seems to be working fine. I can confirm this was working in FSX.

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Re: Issues with the C-130

Postby Martyson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:59 am

Did a quick test P3Dv4.3 C130:

"The heading mode selector is #9 on page 19 of the C-130 manual (also #8 on page 27+28, Pilot instrument panel - 3D clickable controls). It's function is to select which heading/nav source directs the nav heading indication on the HSI (18). The knob doesn't rotate nor change sources in the VC at either the pilot or co-pilot positions."

A/P Works ok in heading mode and VOR tracking.
The NAV source selection knob works ok in VC cockpit.

In VC, Left landing light switch cycles turns on/off both L/R lights.
Right cycles right light on/off.
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Rob McCarthy
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Re: Issues with the C-130

Postby Rob McCarthy » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:33 pm

Thanks for the additional details. We'll look into these in more detail and get back to you.

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Rob McCarthy
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Re: Issues with the C-130

Postby GeorgeCrudo » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:57 pm

Hello,

In our testing, I was able to confirm that the heading mode selector knob appears to work as it does in FSX. To interact with the knob in the VC, right clicking the knob will twist it to the right and the left clicking it will turn it to the left. The knob starts in the HDG position twisted all the way to the left so it needs to be right clicked to move to the other options, and then left clicked if you want to twist it back. Let me know if that works for you.

As for the rest, we are currently working on fixes for light switches and the washed out look in the cockpit should be improved with our recent content update.

Do you have a set of steps to replicate the right landing light illumination remaining after the right landing light switch is turned off? I just tried it and it appears to be working correctly.

Thanks!
-George


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