Update! MSFS2020 - Diamond DA40 NGX Improvements Mods - V.0.8


Performance and UX fixes to the DA40 to match the real thing

                      Version 0.8

                      Systems:

                      • Removed small 5° gap in fuel temp
                      • Redblink on Load not so sensitive.
                      • Partially redone electrical system:
                      • -Fuel pumps, starters and Electric master behave 99% correctly.
                      • -Fuel transfer stops automatically when the left tank is above 14gal
                      • Fuel sloshes "back and forth", kinda
                      • The text of respective indications will now change colour (systems and fuel page)
                      • Turning on master triggers fuel pump sound (using transfer pump sound as its not as annoying)
                      • Voter switch, does something..

                      Powerplant:

                      • Engine catches fire instead of just failing. (there is smoke, but its hard to see)
                      • ECU test behaviour improved. ECU test reacts to the engine and the way its performing in the current conditions
                      • Slight spool up added when starting the engine
                      • Reduced cooling a little

                      Debugging stuff:

                      • Added a full CAS message. I encourage you to read it if you see it...
                      • Added "PROP AXIS" CAS message. again, read it, please...
                      • Engines will shutoff when the FADEC is not running.

                      Version 0.7.7.1

                      • Hot fix for SU5
                      • Fixed fuel selector, trim indication, ELT.
                      • Defrost and cabin heat levers now move. dont do anything yet though
                      • Altitude error and Vertical Speed error replaced with the simple "simvar solution"

                      Version 0.7.7

                      • Added "1000 tone" and "minimums" sound effect by Positive Zero (thanks Zeke12587 for showing me that)
                      • Temperatures will increase as engine is overloaded.
                      • Sharpened autopilot a little
                      • Reduced power draw on all electrics.

                      Version 0.7.6

                      • New camera angles.
                      • Lowered starting torque
                      • Tweaked ground effect
                      • Flap indications properly show when flaps are transitioning

                      Version 0.7.5.2

                      • Revert the flap lift fix for the bug that was now fixed...

                      Version 0.7.5.1

                      • Hotfix for world 3 update
                      • Flap lift scalar halved

                      Version 0.7.5

                      Powerplant:

                      • Fadec controls Torque and not directly power. Less overshooting and smoother control.
                      • Under -10°C the engine becomes Torque limited. Max power ~98%
                      • Run-up RPM fixed
                      • ECU Test behavior improved.
                      • ECU run-up no longer moves the throttle lever(thanks Abdullah), and moving it above 5% will cancel the runnup
                      • Tool tips for ECU test added and removed incorrect throttle % indication.
                      • ECU voters are inop, because you guys cant stop playing around
                      • Engine will sputter when overloaded for too long and if the fuel is too cold (-42°C)
                      • ECUs will fail when the engine is failed.
                      • Inverted flight will cause oil and fuel starvation
                      • Fuel temperature is simulated using simplified physics
                      • - Lower fuel quanitiy will cause higher fuel temps.
                      • - Transfering fuel will cause temperatures to equalise

                      Flightmodel:

                      • Increased adverse yaw
                      • Increased ailerson effectiveness
                      • Increased control athourity all around.
                      • Dihedral stability increased.
                      • Tweeked ground effect
                      • Better nosewheel control at higher speeds
                      • Less dampening on the suspension.
                      • Low power cruise speeds are more accurate
                      • Landing flaps more draggy, approach is better

                      Systems:

                      • ELT resets fuel totaliser
                      • Fuel totaliser stops counting when unlimted fuel is selected
                      • Added rudder trim for and for those who like to hand fly
                      • Added "Debugging" CAS messages to G1000. ("incompatible Livery", FADEC) to help debug
                      • Autopilot PIDs improved. hopefully no endless climb anymore
                      • Autopilot no longer controls rudder (yes it did that)
                      • Removed ground tug

                      Version 0.7

                      • FADEC added with combustion extinction (not active on the ground)
                      • Max RPM limited to 2100 under -10°C (as per books)
                      • CAS messages: High oil pressure, Coolant level, Altitude and Vertical speed
                      • Added fuel heating
                      • Engine indications only stop after the engine has stopped turning
                      • Fuel quantity 20.5 gal with 1 gal unusable
                      • Lowest Fuel temp -25°C, not -30 (DA62 is -30)
                      • Removed fuel totaliser softkeys to avoid confusion
                      • Fuel totaliser behaves like an actual fuel totaliser. Turn the plane off to reset it (no softkeys to do so sadly :'( )
                      • Improved Autopitlot PIDs
                      • Fixed heading Bug bug
                      • A shit-ton of changes to the flightmodel. Lower Attitudes, correct climb performance etc etc
                      • Changed sitting attitude 1-1.5° nose up (rear wheels clip through the ground slightly)
                      • Increased prop drag
                      • Restored ground effect
                      • Added .FLT files for in air spawn lovers

                      Version 0.6.4.2

                      • Textures and Models fixed by BilingualHarp 7 <3 
                      • Added His liveries and Prop mod too :)
                      • Fixed fuel tranfer rate (actually 1gal/min now)

                      Version 0.6.4.1

                      • Hotfix for Asobo's update
                      • Fixed missing PFD frame and missing trim indication
                      • The power setting is kept when switching between PropControl and Full FADEC
                      • Added windshield defrost (permanently on as the levers are static)

                      Version 0.6.4

                      • Improved PIDs for sim update
                      • Added an "RPM flatspot" between 91 and 93% load for QOL
                      • added back 2° of trim
                      • Fuel transfer rate set to a more realistic rate (1 gal/min)

                      Version 0.6.3

                      • Changes behaviour of "ALTITUDE ERROR" CAS message
                      • Improved accuracy of GAL used
                      • Redone External and Cockpit lighting: Added quad strobe
                      • Backend code cleanup
                      • ATC should call you by the correct callsign now
                      • Added Experimental Mixture control Full FADEC

                      Version 0.6.2

                      • Added ECU run-up
                      • Cleaned up/polish on the G1000 indications
                      • Engine indications can now be monitored for 3 seconds after shutdown
                      • Added Voltage drop when starting
                      • Lowered max water and oil temperature (engine wont overheat so easy)
                      • Improved oil pressure behaviour
                      • Gal Used indications redone.

                      Version 0.6.1

                      • Smooth animations on the engine and system indications
                      • Fuel temperature is now simulated
                      • New volumetric lights from uwajimaya
                      • Engine fuel pressure CAS has returned

                      Version 0.6

                      • Propcontrol is standard. Files and settings can easily be changed out
                      • Changed the RPM curve. Windmilling idle set to 2100rpm
                      • Added a PDF explaining how FADECs work and how to change
                      • Reduced Turbo spool up time
                      • Improved Autopilot PIDs, again

                      Version 0.5.9.1

                      • Fixed Fuel flow increase from the fuel pumps
                      • Fixed Ammeter indications
                      • Removed low fuel pressure CAS message
                      • Added red speed tape in G1000 and external view
                      • Changed the external RPM gauge yellow band
                      • Other stuff
                      • Autopilot fixed for 1.10.7.0 (ish)
                      • Reduced Trim effectiveness for the update, from 9° to 5°

                      Version v0.5.9

                      • Engine indications and CAS messages react to the Master switch state.
                      • “propControl_Engine.cfg” for "PropControl_FADEC (Standard)
                      • Default registration changed to OE-DCI
                      • UI name changed to DA40NGX
                      • Probably changes some other stuff I dont remember lol

                      Version v0.5.8

                      • Autopilot PIDs redone
                      • Cl Table redone
                      • Roll, pitch and yaw inertia increased
                      • Engine has been angled down 5° (not visually) to counter the pitch up moment
                      • A lot of other tiny changes
                      • Propeller control “FADEC” now standard

                      Version v0.5.7.1

                      • Added Fuel pressure CAS callout,
                      • Fuel pressure increased aswell
                      • HDG mod Autopilot wiggle should be gone.

                      Version v0.5.7

                      • Improved outside lighting by Uwajimaya
                      • G1000 limitations set (FLC, VS mode)
                      • Some autopilot change ideas stolen from Jonasbeaver
                      • Improved ground handling, No long a free castering nosewheel. Ty tclayton2k
                      • Tail: reduced trim deflection
                      • Ailerons: Increased adverse yaw, effectiveness reduced at higher load factor
                      • Low power correction added to FADEC
                      • Wing: Added 0.75° of incidence, Increased flaps lift, reduced clean lift

                      Version 0.5.6

                      • Engine, System and Fuel pages added with G1000v2
                      • Reduced elevator effectiveness
                      • "DON'T SINK" callout fixed in G1000v2, added back
                      • Gearbox temperature CAS message added

                      Version 0.5.5

                      • FADEC 0.1.5: ECU will no longer equalise power during an idle decent
                      • Fuel tank capacity increased to 19.5gal
                      • Made flightmodel more slippery and reduced engine thrust to match
                      • Flaps more lifty and draggy.
                      • Engine oil temperature and pressure behave more realistically
                      • Engine coolant temperature too (ish)
                      • Fuel temperature mapped to total air temperature
                      • Updated and added CAS messages: ENG TEMP, OIL TEMP, OIL PRESS, FUEL TEMP, ALTN AMPS, ALTN FAIL, STARTER,FUEL LOW, VOLTS LOW, PITOT FAIL, PITOT HT OFF, FUEL XFER.
                      • G1000 Gauges match better
                      • Removed "STALL" and buggy "DON'T SINK" callouts
                      • Version 0.5
                      • NOW WITH FADEC (v0.1)
                      • MTOW set back to 2288
                      • back to stock G1000 (changes were not needed lol)

                      Version 0.4

                      • Now installable through the community folder!

                      Version 0.3

                      • Takeoff, climb and cruise performance improved, closer to AFM
                      • Fuelflow closer to the real plane untill 90% ish.
                      • Changed MTOW to 2888lbs
                      • Added comments to g1000 xml
                      • Autopilot wiggle reduced

                      Version 0.2

                      • Changed minimum governor rpm to 1800 prop RPM

                      Version 0.1

                      • given the engine the real displacement and compression ratio
                      • Increased manifold pressure slightly
                      • Increased cooling slightly (to handle the power that you should have gotten before)
                      • Changed specific fuel consumption to that of a diesel engine
                      • A lot of efficiency changes to get the fuel flow close to real (still needs work)
                      • Changed min and max prop Beta
                      • Made prop governor a little more aggressive
                      • Changed fuel type to JET-A
                      • G1000 load calculation fixed (was reading too low)

                      G1000 Engine pages

                      1. The G1000 mod is a must for the gauges and new engine pages to work.

                      INSTALL

                      • Drag and drop "DA40-NGX" into the community folder
                      • If you see the thumbnail in game, you have installed it correctly

                      V.0.8
                      File Size : 255 MB - Upload Address : Google Cloud - Download Speed : Unlimited

                      2/Post a Comment/Comments

                      1. Hi. The content is from DA62x not DA40-NGX.
                        can you please upload the correct version.
                        Thanks.

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