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Trident update - October 2006

This update is a general improvement of the VC cockpit & systems. This is still an FSDS2 made model.
  • Full VC night lighting
  • Look of VC overhead switches improved (from the left seat anyway)
  • NAV/GPS toggle switch added
  • Simulated engine 'Top Temp' limiter & Engine relight switches added
  • More realistic engine temperature performance (Spey 512)
  • EGT gauges changed to match T2/3 (think the old ones were T1)
  • More accurate Thrust Index gauges
  • VC views panel for co-pilot position
  • Stall warn with stick push if not rectified
  • 2D panel lights & VC roof lights now work independantly
  • Authentic sounds for stick shaker, stick pusher, overspeed, takeoff config warning, engine fires
  • To avoid clutter, Toggle icons are now all on their own popup window
  • ADF tuning knobs move the correct numbers (as per the real radio unit)
  • Smoother engine ignition
  • Engines respond quicker in higher RPM range, idle to full time more realistic
  • Engine RPM shown in RPM gauges tooltip (was only showing % before)
  • Water injection added
  • APU now operational
The main upgrade is the night lighting for the VC.
Note that the red/pink cockpit lights are on by default, so you have to turn them off (three knobs top of overhead panel) to get the lighting conditions shown.
All icon toggle switches are now held on a popup window of their own. This popup is toggled on/off by a single icon at the top of the main panel marked ' i '

A new system that has been simulated is engine top temp.
Switching this system on will keep engine temperatures within limits, making it impossible to overheat them.
It does this by automatically restricting fuel flow when engine temperature reaches a certain level.
Operation in FS is simplified, but it does work very effectively where it is needed most - during the takeoff phase.

The engine relight switches are now active as well.

Extra sounds
The panel now makes use of Doug Dawson's widely used method of adding sound effects to XML gauges.
Extra sounds added are:-
Takeoff config warning (if flaps & tail trim not acceptable for takeoff)
'V1' & 'Rotate' co-pilot (P2) calls for takeoff (only if Speed Reference has been clicked)
'Radio 500', 'Autoland 12ft' & 'Decide' co-pilot (P2) & engineer (P3) calls during landing (only if Speed Reference has been clicked)

All of these sounds are non-standard FS sounds & are actually included with the panel download.
If for any reason you don't like the extra sounds, they can be removed by deleting this line in the panel.cfg file:-
gauge24=dsd_xml_sound3!dsd_xml_sound3, 2,2,5,5,.\Aircraft\DMFS Shared Files\HS121 Trident Panel VC\DM_Trident_sound.ini

In addition, the normal FS sounds for Stall warning (stick shaker) & overspeed have been upgraded to use authentic noises.
These two sounds are standard in FS & so are included in the Sounds download.
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