Let it be known the Big 10 is my favorite go-to big jet. Now that I can start from cold and dark and get through engine starts, have Alt-Callouts and V-Speeds, I'm a very happy camper. I even experienced an air start @ 24K' after fuel exhaustion of one engine, (Yeah, I know, inattentiveness..but I was called away for RW matters). The adrenaline was real. Excellent panel programming.. However, there is a itsy, bitsy, tiny Nit to pick..While flying, at times I encounter the Automated Weather Service or ATIS from a nearby airport I'm flying near. I get the banner and the voice. There is NO way to turn this off with any switches on the comm monitor panels or the mic rotary switches. I can remove Avionics power and it stops, but that's a little drastic as other systems are affected. The only workaround I've found is to change frequency. Question: Is there any way make the monitor switches operable or should I just just continue to change the freq. ? Again... great job on this airplane. I really enjoy it.. Thank you .. Terry
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Sept 20, 2018 12:19:11 GMT
Automated Weather Service or ATIS from a nearby airport I'm flying near.
"IF" .... I´m understanding you correctly Terry .... the auto,mated ATIS is a function of FS itself.
Youmust have one of your Radio sets tune to the ATIS at an airport your nearing or overflying
The suspect the only way to cancel it completely would be to cancel ATC/ADVENTURES (etc .... not sure how these are named in FSX) within the FS OPTIONS .... or .... just continue doing as you say you´ve done so far and just retune the frequency. The ATIS and ATC banners and audio aren´t part of the panel programming so can´t be influenced from it .... except per the tuning/retuning the actual radio frequencies .... is my understanding.
Mark, you're absolutely correct in so far as when the sim initializes, it starts with a set freq. (perhaps say 124.85) each time it loads an ac. In some cases depending on where I'm flying, after a couple of minutes I fly into the range of an airport utilizing this random freq. That part I realize is a FSX function, not the aircraft. My question was: from the ac panel standpoint, the comm switches are modeled to move, but in actuality serve no apparent function. The question being, in future iterations of panel development, how difficult is it to make the switches actually control the Comm1, Comm2, Nav1,Nav2, Adf audio? Apparently the switches are modeled for cosmetic reasons rather than actually being functional.
Are you saying, perhaps, that due to the design of FSX, there is no legitimate interface that would allow the panel to control the audio other than the frequency selected. All audio is probably hardcoded in the program and there is no "outside" influence/affect allowed. This I understand.. I guess for a moment I slipped into thinking this might function similar to the $800K code of a Level 6 sim rather than the $70 version it really is. I am still amazed at the level of detail and control that is apparent for this $70 program... just incredible. Thank you, Mark for pulling my head out of the clouds....again..
Mark, I think after thinking it through I've answered my own question. I doubt if there's any "hook" or digital connection into the audio of any comms. It's probably hard wired "If avionics power, if comm/nav turned on and freq. correct, then audio enabled." No matter.. This is a fine beast she is. I learn something during every encounter..Thank you for this great airplane.