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Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Sep 28th, 2023 at 6:26pm
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Captain Sim,

Can you provide us with a patch/update/development roadmap for this aircraft?

1. What updates are we expected to see next? When?

2. What is the intended feature set - will complexity be expanded with custom avionics and systems logic, or will systems remain adapted from default avionics? What about flight dynamics?

Captain Sim has lost a lot of goodwill in the community due to a series of releases that have basically been visual models with generic/default avionics, and copy/pasted flight dynamics (among other attributes) with little to no customization.

A clear statement of scope for this aircraft going forward will help ease expectations if the B717 is to remain casual/basic-oriented.

Additionally, (and more broadly), what is the composition of the CS team right now regarding expertise?
Many users recall the FS2004/FSX days of complex, custom-coded aircraft with fairly accurate systems. It seems like your visuals remain great, but users are noticing a lack of fidelity in everything else. Did CS lose team members?

Thanks!
  
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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #1 - Sep 28th, 2023 at 8:55pm
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I too would like to see CS the way they use to be, a top shelf aircraft simulation company.  Thank God there have been mods by MasterRob to create an enjoyable cockpit and 777 to fly.  Still hoping for a mod for the 767.  A clear explanation of work ethic and expectations from CS to the community would go a long way with consumers.
  
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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #2 - Sep 29th, 2023 at 8:42am
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I don´t know what is wrong with this Company. There is no way to get in contact, all e-mails they ever had are invalid, support tickets are not allowed. I worked for Captain Sim back in the good old Days of FSX. Made all the voices for the legendary 727 and got kind of salary for that. BUT I don´t get nothing from them and I can´t write to them. So this is a very good way to bring a well known Company to its grave. RIP
  

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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #3 - Sep 30th, 2023 at 3:54pm
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Captains,

Let's discuss issues and improvements to this product on this  thread, not the history of the company and other products.

Yes, we are working on updates. The first update is planned for next week.

717 has fairly well-developed systems for the current price:
- Autopilot
- Electrical system
- Hydraulic system
- Fuel system
- Engine Start system
- Air system
- Lighting, etc.

We hope current product reflects more than the listed price.
We are trying our best to make any additional improvements a pleasant surprise for 717 captains.
  

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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #4 - Oct 2nd, 2023 at 3:04am
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EY wrote on Sep 30th, 2023 at 3:54pm:
Captains,

Let's discuss issues and improvements to this product on this  thread, not the history of the company and other products.

Yes, we are working on updates. The first update is planned for next week.

717 has fairly well-developed systems for the current price:
- Autopilot
- Electrical system
- Hydraulic system
- Fuel system
- Engine Start system
- Air system
- Lighting, etc.

We hope current product reflects more than the listed price.
We are trying our best to make any additional improvements a pleasant surprise for 717 captains.


The current systems are copied and implemented from default aircraft (as are the flight dynamics and sounds). Are custom systems, flight dynamics, and sounds planned?
  
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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2023 at 11:12pm
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ETA for the first of hopefully multiple updates?
Haven't heard anything since this post, and it's current 11 or 12 October as of time of this writing.

EY wrote on Sep 30th, 2023 at 3:54pm:
Captains,

Let's discuss issues and improvements to this product on this  thread, not the history of the company and other products.

Yes, we are working on updates. The first update is planned for next week.

717 has fairly well-developed systems for the current price:
- Autopilot
- Electrical system
- Hydraulic system
- Fuel system
- Engine Start system
- Air system
- Lighting, etc.

We hope current product reflects more than the listed price.
We are trying our best to make any additional improvements a pleasant surprise for 717 captains.

  
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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #6 - Oct 12th, 2023 at 9:05pm
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SeanTK wrote on Oct 11th, 2023 at 11:12pm:
ETA for the first of hopefully multiple updates?
Haven't heard anything since this post, and it's current 11 or 12 October as of time of this writing.

EY wrote on Sep 30th, 2023 at 3:54pm:
Captains,

Let's discuss issues and improvements to this product on this  thread, not the history of the company and other products.

Yes, we are working on updates. The first update is planned for next week.

717 has fairly well-developed systems for the current price:
- Autopilot
- Electrical system
- Hydraulic system
- Fuel system
- Engine Start system
- Air system
- Lighting, etc.

We hope current product reflects more than the listed price.
We are trying our best to make any additional improvements a pleasant surprise for 717 captains.



I second the update request. Sure, the aircraft has well-developed systems for its current state, but the transponder being inoperable and limiting use on VATSIM, etc. is huge. I recognize we don't know the developer's workload, but a quickfix to solve that likely would have gained a lot of goodwill amongst the Captains.
  
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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #7 - Oct 13th, 2023 at 4:45pm
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UPDATE 1.001

We are working on transponder fix. Next upd.
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 13th, 2023 at 9:40pm
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Thanks EY! Any general idea on when we can expect another update?
  
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Reply #9 - Oct 15th, 2023 at 4:23pm
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Just updated and still no working transponder.
  
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Reply #10 - Oct 26th, 2023 at 7:15pm
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fixed UPDATE 1.003
  

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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #11 - Apr 1st, 2024 at 1:54pm
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UPDATE 1.103 2024-MAR-23 has been released:
  • Engine/Alerts display (EAD) completely redesigned
  • Flight characteristics match SimBrief flight plan data
  • Flightplan import from SimBrief fixed and improved (use FS2020 SimBrief export)
  • Flightplan fuel calculation fixed and improved
  • Flight dynamics improved
  • Engine start ignition fixed
  • Flaps/takeoff speed calculation fixed
  • Gross weight and fuel indication fixed
  • Menu/Animation screen fixed and improved
  • Autopilot’s Flare Mode improved
  • System Control Panel (SCP) button power fixed
  • ND: Click left/right side changing RANGE
  • ND: Shift+Click changing MAP/PLAN Mode
  • Brakes fixed
  • Airspeed Indicator stall speed tape fixed
  • A/T AUTOPILOT DISENGAGE blinking added
  • MAG/TRU, TRFC at F/O side fixed
  • FMA and Altimeter Indicator improved
  • FMC CLR Long click fixed
  • FMC Ident Page improved
  • Audible warnings and notifications in the cockpit added:
    • altitude
    • autopilot disengage
    • cabin altitude landing gear
    • overspeed
    • slat overspeed
    • speed break
    • stabilizer motion
    • stall warning
    • break
    • slats
    • spoilers
    • stabilizer
    • rudder trim


UPDATE 1.100 2024-JAN-27 has been released:
  • Autopilot improved
  • Autopilot fixed and improved
  • Flight dynamics improved
  • FMA made from scratch
  • PFD improved
  • ND improved
  • ND route appearance improved
  • ND TRFC, DATA, WPT, VOR/NDB, ARPT fixed
  • HDG/TRK improved
  • Flaps and slats indication fixed
  • APU start when engines running fixed
  • CDU: acceleration and thrust reduction altitude fixed
  • Throttle Max Thrust fixed
  • Doors opened in flight fixed
  • Fuel consumption improved
  • Flight deck textures minor fixes
  • SIM RATE indication on ANIMATION screen added
  

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Re: Update/Development Roadmap Requested
Reply #12 - May 3rd, 2024 at 8:03pm
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UPDATE 1.104 2024-MAY-03 has been released:
  • Configuration screen added
  • First Officer added to virtual cockpit
  • Top fuses line is used to control the animation added
  • Cargo Smoke System test added
  • Fuel indication fixed
  • Engine metal parts fixed
  • STABILIZER aural warning fixed
  • EPR fixed
  

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