Good morning all,
Welcome to the latest update of the Working Title CJ4 (v0.3.1). This is still very much a beta. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this release. This update focuses on compatibility with MSFS 1.9.3, but also includes a few new features and quality of life updates as well. The install instructions are simple: download the zip file and drag the workingtitle-aircraft-cj4 folder into your community folder. Important: Please remove all other CJ4 mods prior to installing. Due to structural changes in 1.9.3, you must also completely delete the current workingtitle-aircraft-cj4 folder before copying the new release.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the Assets, which include a zip titled ‘workingtitle-aircraft-cj4-v0.3.1.zip’ - that’s the mod.
- Now compatible with MSFS 1.9.3
- Incorrect page numbering has been fixed
- Added colors to selected SIDS/Runways for DEP page only (WIP due to 1.9.3 patch)
- Added ability to insert waypoints in the middle of the flight plan
- Fixed issue where FPLN would always return to page 1 after EXEC
- Executing a change doesn’t move you away from the page
- Improved formatting
- Adjusted layout and colors to better match the real unit
- Fixed issue where nav radios would not update the sim radios on update
- Adjusted font size, color, and spacing for better readability and accuracy (Still a WIP)
- Added DME readout for VORs
- Changed to use correct colors (Magenta for FMS, green for ground NAVAIDS)
- Changed formatting of VOR info block to match the correct layout and element spacing
Aircraft Exterior Model
- Aircraft lights have been updated in style to add some lens flaring, brighter visibility, and textures (thanks @Uwajimaya)
- You cannot currently select Direct-To of a fix on your approach that is not the initial approach fix. This is a limitation of the sim flightplan system at present. We are investigating solutions to this issue.
- After using Direct-To, the navigation will not always automatically sequence to the next fix and may enter ROL mode. You can re-activate NAV to navigate to the next fix if you encounter this issue.
- The aircraft is still using the built-in MSFS autopilot (for now). All the existing limitations of that still apply. It does behave a bit better with the various enhancements applied.
- TUN page doesn’t update automatically when radios are updated externally - reopening the TUN page will reflect these changes.
- Performance pages don’t currently have input error handling for wind, temp or QNH. These values must be entered correctly and completely in the proper format for the page to work. Note that valid wind directions are 001 through 360 as of now.
- FLC stability appears to have regressed with the autopilot aircraft energy calculation changes in 1.9.3. We have attempted tuning the autopilot PIDs but as of right now the behavior of the underlying sim FLC PID itself seems to be at issue. We will continue to investigate.
- The sim flight plan fix loader performance has significantly regressed with 1.9.3. You may experience a large delay (15-20 seconds) when adding your first fix to the FPLN page. We are aware of the issue, and although the regression is in game code and not aircraft code, we are looking for ways to make the fact that it is working in the background more obvious.
FULL RESOLUTION PICS HERE: https://imgur.com/a/C6dkYTM