Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 23, 2021 6:51:36 GMT
FDE & PANEL GROUP/HJG COLLABORATION
Upon request HJG has assisted development of a number FS projects undertaken by different groups and individuals. The group is however "very selective" in regard to whom, and what, projects it opts to assist. If projects, offers, and requests for assistance are ever declined then there's "a good reason" for that. It's not because the group is disinterested or reluctant to want to assist or otherwise share. In fact it's usually because the group either isn't comfortable with the nature of proposals submitted to it .... or .... is in no position to authorize and assist edits involving FS files it doesn't own .... or .... what the group offers, and has been authorized to edit for its own use, but doesn't necessarily own, is hosted "HERE" by "exclusive agreement" with original authors and who's instructions may preclude our sharing, and further development of their data by other parties (multitudes of factors can apply and few "HERE" are even aware of some of these details). A relationship that's continued to work very well though .... for both parties involved .... is that which has been cultivated between HJG and Chesley HANN/FDE & PANEL DESIGN GROUP .... who's projects, and HJG's collaboration with these, are the subject of this particular "NEWS" related thread that's being presented here for community interest.
1. B717-200 PANEL PROJECT
Chesley HANN has produced the following "new" B717-200 panel .... a project which HJG is pleased to have been able to co-operate with and now endorse
This particular panel is representative of the EFIS type B717-200 flight deck .... similar to that of MD-87m -88, and MD-90 type aircraft from which the B717-200 evolved.
This panel contains a number of features not represented within the B717-200/MD-80/90 EFIS panel currently offered by HJG. For this reason some things function differently, but, Chesley's panel is well thought out and very user friendly .... once one adjusts to all of its features.
This "new" B717-200 panel is "FS2004 COMPATIBLE ONLY" and composed of each of the following features ....
- Interior FD views
- Rudimentary FMC
- GNS530 GPS
- AI Radar
- Flight Info Display (fuel management)
- cockpit Commander
- Pushback/Taxi gauge
- Panel Audio
- B717-200 Sound Pack (non-HJG offering)
PLEASE NOTE: The 2D panel supporting this project is intended for use with WS monitors. My own imagery of the 2D panel (below) is based on and old standard screen monitor.
HJG has authorized Chesley HANN to direct his FACE BOOK GROUP members to this website in order to access our "B717-200 V1.13" aircraft base pack 3D models.
PLEASE NOTE: The HJG offered B717-200 3D models "ARE NOT" included within Chesley HANN's MD-10-30F project. These essential items must be downloaded separately and individually "from the HJG website" .... and then added to complete this project.
The Chesley HANN package is intended for use with HJG supplied B717-200 textures only.
This B717-200 package also includes the HJG supplied FDE .... which has, by necessity, been edited in accordance with "certain requirements" of the Chesley HANN B717-200 panel.
PLEASE NOTE: No other FDE version should be used with this particular project .... and no additional FDE edits are necessary beyond what is supplied. This B717-200 simulation "cannot" function as intended unless the HJG/Chesley HANN supplied FDE version is used".
TO FURTHER CLARIFY EVERYTHING ....
Prospective users of this "new" B717-200 package must first register on Chesley HANN's FB page .... in order to access this project. Chesley HANN's B717-200 project is now available for free download and only from his following FACE BOOK GROUP address ....
THE FDE/PANEL DESIGN GROUP
PLEASE NOTE: This is a "private" FB group. The proprietor of this group is a retired aviation professional. Upon applying for membership of this group one must first provide "a full personal profile" upon registration and prior to being accepted and authorized to access this project. Incomplete or otherwise non-compliant applications will be "rejected".
PLEASE NOTE ALSO: All technical support for Chesley HANN's B717-200 package is provided on his own FACE BOOK page .... HJG "cannot" provide technical support for this project. HJG can only support unedited files obtained from this/our own website.
Under no circumstances may any of HJG's or Chesley HANN's "own produced components" included within/or used by" this particular project be edited or uploaded/distributed elsewhere without the prior written consent of either party.
HJG thanks Chesley HANN for his kind co-operation with us
Now that I have flown this "new" B717-200 simulation several times .... I am going to provide "a little personal perspective" in regard to it ....
Installation of this panel (and all of its associated components) is very straight-forward in accordance with Chesley HANN's instructions. This "IS" a nicely featured panel and one that is very easy to use and which, on the basis of my having flown it, I am very content to endorse .... I became competent using this panel (without even reading its accompanying flying guide) within an hour-or-so of my first having installed it. It has plenty to be enjoyed and nothing at all to be disappointed with or even dubious about. All animations associated with each of the HJG offered B717-200 models supporting this package function perfectly. Any of the current HJG supplied B717-200 textures can be used with this package. Chesley HANN's edited version of the HJG supplied FDE suit does result in some very minor performance differences, but, this simulation can still be flown 99% in accordance with the B717-200 Basic Flying Guide recommendations included within "SECTION 4:00" my/HJG forum based MD-80/-90/B717-200 manual. Here's a few images made during my recent pre-release evaluation of this "new" B717-200 project by Chesley HANN .... and in collaboration with HJG.