This is my first post because I need your help to allow me to finish my first freeware Aircraft's VC/misc. upgrade.
It's based on this freeware aircraft found here:
https://simviation.com/1/search?submit= ... LS&x=0&y=0
This is the description of the Aircraft:
"FSX PA-42 Piper Cheyenne 400LS (Category: FSX > Props)
Zip file preview
9.79Mb (8572 downloads)
FSX PA-42 Piper Cheyenne 400LS. The PA-42-1000 Piper Cheyenne 400LS is a high performance pressurised turboprop corporate aircraft seating up to nine passengers & is powered by two 1000shp AiResearch (Garrett) TPE-331-14A engines normally driving four bladed Dowty rotol propellers, this model features improved performance five blade constant speed composite MT-propellers increasing max speed to over 400 knots. Gmax model with detailed interior & full animation of major parts.Uses default B350 2D panel & VC. Layered PSD paintkit included. Model & master textures by Paul Craig. "
Again, it's by Paul Craig originally, but I wanted it to be better.
I've ripped out the beachking 350 VC
I reversed one propellor to be more accurate of the aircraft.
I added a better pilot from the Mallard TP aircraft.
I changed some misc. SDK stuff so that the pilot, chalks, and the red covers were shown releated to the master battery.
Most importantly, I put in a new totally redesigned VC that is 90 pecent complete.
Includes, new yokes, new middle console, new overhead console, redesigned dash, added gauges, levers, and buttons.
I have tried to make this as close to the design of the real aircraft found in pictures and videos on the net.
In order for me to feel good enough to release this freeware, I need to redo some things.
Here is my list:
1. redo dash warning/master/alarm/lights
The Annunciator panel for the Cheyenne 400LS is impossible to find. I am missing about 14 lights.
I would have to buy the service manual for 14 bucks for this freeware but I was hoping (as to the reason of this post) that someone has or knows the complete layout of the Cheyenne 400LS Annunciator panel.
2. redo engine and fuel gauges
I'm using the old Beach gauges, but I have the real gauge pics, and it shouldn't be that hard to switch them around to be used.
3. redo yokes
The trim tabs and buttons need to be put on them.
4. redo overhead panel
Higher quality background pic, better SDK programing for specific buttons.
5. redo ap hdg knob
The AP is complete with green indication readouts, showing wheither each function is on or off, and the heading, ISA hold (fictional), and the V/S readouts are shown too.
The knob for the heading is only 2D and I would like to replace it with a rotational SDK funtional headding knob.
I can do all of the things above, but I don't want to make up the Annunciator Panel lights for the pa-42-1000.
I have the PA-42-720 maintenance manual( https://manualzz.com/doc/58872011/piper ... nce-manual ) that shows the Annunciator Panel for that aircraft but it's not exactly like the pa-42-1000.
I need to redo some stuff that can't be in this version, and I still have to get the oks for the authors of the parts that I used to allow me to release this freeware aircraft.
So far, I need the oks of Paul Craig, everybody on the MallardTP, Commander685, de Havilland Canada DHC-7 (FSX),LOCKHEED L-188, and Howard 250 Trigear. (there might be more)
To my understanding, it is not against any law to have this for myself only. I have NOT distributed any of it to anyone.