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Scott - A2A
28 Jan 2021, 15:51
Forum: Piper Comanche 250
Topic: propeller type and performance
Replies: 5
Views: 6458

Re: propeller type and performance

That's a good question Zach, we don't wear the internal engine parts more based on vibrations but perhaps we should. We had a McCaulley aluminum prop on our Comanche 250 and later replaced it with an MT wood / composite and the difference in vibration was big. Roughly 1/2 the vibration intensity. An...
Scott - A2A
20 Jan 2021, 10:26
Forum: T-6 "Texan" Tech Support
Topic: P3Dv5 Load/Oil Clean Kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: P3Dv5 Load/Oil Clean Kit?

Thanks Rob, it turns out there was a typo that created this bug. This is within the Accu-Sim core system so will be fixed at the next update. It may be a week or so before we are able to push this out but thanks again.

Scott
Scott - A2A
20 Jan 2021, 09:31
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: Ground friction
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Ground friction

Since we do not have the ability to access and compile the ground friction code for P3D we just have to work with it. We were able to address this with our single engine airplanes that allows us to access more of the back end of Prepar3D, but our 4 engine airplanes use a different system which relie...
Scott - A2A
15 Jan 2021, 10:33
Forum: Spitfire MkI/II Tech Support
Topic: upper tank check gauge button press sound can be heard in MKIIb
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: upper tank check gauge button press sound can be heard in MKIIb

Jens,

Nice find. Fixed for the next update which should be soon.

Scott
Scott - A2A
13 Jan 2021, 08:40
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

That Queen Air is gorgeous but from a business pov, I am concerned about rising fuel prices. The twin market is already so soft and a spike in prices could be the nail in the coffin. I'd rather swoop into a crashed market and pick something up for much less rather than be one of those owners watch t...
Scott - A2A
13 Jan 2021, 08:06
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

That is really a shame. Especially after all the work that has gone into it already. But sometimes that’s just what it is and if it’s the financially better decision you have to go with it. I hope you find a valid replacement. Good thing you haven’t sold the Comanche yet :wink: Thanks Treetops. You...
Scott - A2A
13 Jan 2021, 02:31
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Hope someone can restore it rather than part it out so the fleet doesn't shrink. This is my same hope. The normally aspirated (non turbocharged version) is getting so rare, especially a clean airframe with relatively low time. Considering the overall great shape of the aircraft, this is what I woul...
Scott - A2A
12 Jan 2021, 19:31
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

The engines were not damaged at all. But legally, if a prop touches anything while the plane is in motion it is considered "sudden stoppage" that requires a tear down inspection. Unfortunately this is a pretty clear regulation that applies even when a still prop just slightly touches a surface. Scott
Scott - A2A
12 Jan 2021, 18:55
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

At this point it appears the airplane will go to a salvage yard where it may be sold and will fly again or may be parted out. Not sure. I suppose the good news is we recently took a load of video recorded flight tests including deep stalls and I will get any more engine recordings for Accu-Sim and a...
Scott - A2A
06 Jan 2021, 07:57
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Cat3508 wrote:
04 Jan 2021, 22:05
As an aside from that, will this accident have any delaying affect on the completion of the sim version?
Yes but only in that we are putting a different airplane on the front burner to be released next.

Scott
Scott - A2A
03 Jan 2021, 10:42
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Oracle427 wrote:
03 Jan 2021, 10:39
Scott,

I'm pretty sure he was taking about a separate gear up incident he witnessed last week.
Ah OK, thanks for clarifying.

Scott
Scott - A2A
03 Jan 2021, 10:27
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

The funny/sad part about what happened last week though is that once the crane came in to pick it up, they swung the gear and towed it to its hangar without a problem. I'm not sure why you think this as it's not what happened. The Aerostar gear is heavy and when it's in the up position, with that l...
Scott - A2A
02 Jan 2021, 14:04
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Glad you're safe and hope you get the hydraulics fixed and everything working smooth again. Did you ever think about burning off more fuel before the landing? Yes, but the only time risk of fire was an issue is if we had a gear collapse or landed on two wheels with a wing scraping. With a suspected...
Scott - A2A
01 Jan 2021, 10:19
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Damn, that year did not go without fighting to the end it seems. The main thing is that you guys are alright, and I hope the damage was relatively minimal as well. Were you lucky enough to avoid props hit the ground entirely? -Esa No, we feathered on short final and while the props were stopped, on...
Scott - A2A
01 Jan 2021, 08:30
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 137
Views: 51597

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Not the usual way to celebrate the new year but glad it ended that way. On any conventional low wing twin, it would have destroyed both propeller and damaged both engines. Is it why you landed the aircraft on the runway and not on grass ? I would always choose a very long smooth hard surface to bel...

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