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TFDi 717 Development Update

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Since release, TFDi have been extremely busy listening to feedback and implementing various fixes and changes to their even improving 717 product.

We reviewed it earlier this year, and whilst it was a good aircraft, there were issues that couldn’t be left unnoticed. The community also pointed out some problems they were having. Despite this TFDi have listened, introduced a ‘community beta‘ and have provided regular updates to bring their product inline with expectation.

Searching around their forums, we found that the next update will be huge. Driven primarily for the MCDU and community feedback, this update will bring a magnitude of fixes and changes to improve the 717 further.

I’ve detailed the list below, but be sure to check their forums for incoming updates.

Don’t forget, we interviewed Josh from TFDi Designs earlier this month and he talked about development and what TFDi are doing to continue to grow this product.

 

This isn’t a final list and things may change or be added

1.0.6.1 (In Development – Not Available)

The MCDU and community feedback update

  • [ADDED] T/C to the ND and MCDU
  • [ADDED] T/D to the ND and MCDU
  • [ADDED] MCDU annunciators
  • [ADDED] REF system
  • [ADDED] CO ROUTE support
  • [ADDED] “CHECK BALLAST FUEL” message when applicable
  • [ADDED] Localizer DME distance indication
  • [ADDED] Yaw damper turn coordination functionality
  • [ADDED] “CDU MSG” annunciation to ND
  • [ADDED] Independent FMC emulation
  • [ADDED] MCDU standby functionality
  • [ADDED] Support for latitude/longitude entry as a waypoint
  • [ADDED] Support for place/bearing/distance (PBD) waypoints
  • [ADDED] Proper functionality of landing lights and nose light with respect to gear handle position
  • [ADDED] Option to synchronize both altimeters when not flying in shared cockpit
  • [ADDED] Ability to synchronize the minimums when not flying in shared cockpit
  • [ADDED] Option to accelerate mouse scrolling for various knobs
  • [ADDED] Chocks and cones
  • [ADDED] ETE
  • [FIXED] Missing approach transitions under some conditions
  • [FIXED] “WXR ON” only showing in WXR mode when WXR is on during ground operations
  • [FIXED] Some altitude restrictions not displaying properly
  • [FIXED] VMIN being way too high (preventing proper approach speeds)
  • [FIXED] MCDU scratchpad resetting when 24 characters are entered
  • [FIXED] PPOS displaying incorrectly on the PROG page
  • [FIXED] MCDU resetting to the start of the STAR if the runway is changed
  • [FIXED] Missing information on DUPLICATE NAMES page
  • [FIXED] Erronious FLAP DISAG with certain flap settings
  • [FIXED] Erronious BANK ANGLE warning
  • [FIXED] Graphic issue with left master warning
  • [FIXED] Oberservers unable to popup out displays or hide yoke
  • [FIXED] Engine sound spooling down during takeoff
  • [FIXED] 2D popups appearing black until resized in FSX
  • [FIXED] Various MCDU operation improvements
  • [FIXED] A display bug on the IRS STATUS page
  • [FIXED] A bug that could cause pitch oscillations in HOLD and VS AFS modes
  • [FIXED] Landing light splash staying illuminated incorrectly
  • [FIXED] Data display on ND showing some characters too large
  • [FIXED] Data display on ND showing incorrectly at certain headings
  • [FIXED] Reversed animation on left aileron tab
  • [FIXED] Nose gear gravel deflector sticking through nose gear doors
  • [FIXED] Ability to interact via scrolling where it should not be possible
  • [CHANGED] Improved magenta line tracking
  • [CHANGED] Optimized rendering pipeline
  • [CHANGED] 2D popups can now be closed by clicking in the center
  • [CHANGED] 2D MCDU popups now honor click/release behavior similar to the 3D MCDU
  • [CHANGED] The default “reset altimeter” function (B by default) now works
  • [CHANGED] Improved 2D popup default sizes and positions
  • [CHANGED] Improved ATS response
  • [CHANGED] Middle clicking the nose/landing lights on the overhead now toggles them all
  • [CHANGED] Increased initial ground drag friction slightly
  • [CHANGED] Various minor interaction improvements
Tags : AircraftTFDi 717
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